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How to disable automatic zoom change in IE11 when moving window between different monitors?

On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen. When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to ...
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Rotating screen on Fedora

I run Fedora 19 under KDE and would want to configure two 27" screens rotated 90 degrees. My problem is that while I can go to: System Settings -> Display and Monitor and rotate them 90 degrees, ...
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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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change Firefox font size based on window location in multi-monitor setup

My laptop monitor has a much higher pixel density then my external monitors, and I'd like to be able to increase Firefox's global font size using something like NoSquint, but only when the window is ...
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Dual monitor color calibration

I'm trying to get my monitors (two different models) to look the same. I've been fiddling with the gamma/brightness/color channels in the NVIDIA Control Panel, but I can't make them look exactly the ...
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Do I need a more powerful video card?

I have 3 Dell U3014 Monitors (30 inch screens). The max/recommended resolution for these monitors is 2560x1600. I have all 3 plugged into the same video card - a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870. I'm using ...
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linux catalyst and three monitors

I just switched from opensource ati driver to catalyst because I had many crashes on my linux box when playing flash videos. It looks like with fglrx my system is more stable, but I lost my third ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't remember window sizes/positions when I switch off my monitors

I have three monitors connected to my Windows 8.1 PC. One of them is connected by HDMI, one by DisplayPort and one by DVI (my GeForce GTX 780 has these three connectors). I distribute my windows over ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) DELL 2009W Monitors (yes 4 of them) to a Dell Inc. OptiPlex 790 01. Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary ...
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Dual Monitor not working

I have a MSI Z87-G43 motherboard with i5-4670K CPU. When I connect two monitors to the onboard graphic card (1xVGA and 1xDVI) both screens are black, there seems to be a connection when the pc is ...
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How is an external monitor recognised?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (and also on Snow Leopard as far as I know) external monitors are somehow recognised and remembered by my laptop. For example: When I change the wallpaper on the external ...
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Resolution out stuck at 640x480 Win 7 on a Macbook Pro

Suddenly my display out is stuck at 640 X 480 resolution. I'm running a Macbook Pro with Win 7 on the bootcamp side, using a minidisplayport on both. On the mac side everything works fine. On the ...
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Smoothly switching between dual-monitor mirroring and video output

I am currently building a little home studio and I want to achieve the following: I have a Windows 7 machine hooked up to a DVI-Monitor and a HDMI-Monitor. Most of the times I want both screens to ...
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Nvidia Force Underclock in Dual Monitor Setup

Not a gamer, no need for 3D or any bells & whistles other than running a dual monitor setup without having GPU pinned to heat generating maximum performance. New Dell Precision M4700 Nvidia ...
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How to run two radeon video cards (one old, one new) after catalyst dropped unified driver?

(Apologies for the rather long post...) On early 2012, i was running a Radeon HD2400 and a HD6950 on the same computer, driving 3 monitors; primary monitor on the HD6950 and two side monitors on the ...
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synergy: how to switch language on client

I use synergy to share single keyboard and mouse and clipboard on 2 computers. Server and Client computers run windows 7 x64 ultimate. On client computer I got 2 languages English and Russian. When I ...
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Simulate Multiple Monitors

I'm trying to find out if there is a product out there to simulate Multiple Monitors on one large monitor/tv? So take a screen and turn it into something like below... ...
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More visible mouse point locator with multiple monitors

I have the "Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key" option on in Mouse Properties to help me find my mouse pointer. This however is not enough as I have a 4 monitor setup and if the mouse is ...
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Laptop with external monitor

I'm using a laptop connected via HDMI to a TV which I use as the primary monitor. I have disabled the sleep function when closing the lid in the power settings and set the laptop to "only display on ...
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DaisyChain Non-Apple monitors to Macbook Pro

I as hoping to daisychain some monitors to either my display port or my thunderbolt port for my early 2011 Macbook Pro (AMD Radeon HD 6490M). I don't want to buy the expensive Apple monitors but I'm ...
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Multiple displays won't say extend these displays

I have a Bravia and a Fujitsu a series. I want to setup a dual screen but the screen resolution display setting multiple display does not give the option of extend this display, it only allows me to ...
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Getting a PCI-E card and onboard video to work for a triple monitor display

my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220026 I upgraded a few years back to a nvidia 9500 GT (isn't much, but it gets the job done) I recently received a third monitor ...
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Using Intel Ivy Bridge GPU for triple monitor setup

I am planning to upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge). However, my motherboard (ASRock B75M Micro ATX Motherboard) does not have an onboard video chipset. Will I still be able to ...
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Windows 7 losing one of my displays after restart

I have an Intel DZ68BC motherboard with Intel HD graphics card using two monitors (on DVI and on HDMI » VGA). My friend asked me to test if his NVIDIA graphics card works well on my computer (at his ...
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Fullscreen Firefox on two screens

I want to use a program (Firefox) in fullscreen mode on two screens for presenting. Like a "Kiosk". When I press F11, Firefox goes to full screen, but only on one screen.
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Setup multiple displays with a single video card and HDMI connections

I'm setting up a showroom with 4 displays running 2 different ad campaigns (2 by 2). Some displays will be placed far from the (Windows) machine and I was thinking using HDMI amplified cables up to ...
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VMWare Player and multiple monitors in fullscreen

I'm using VMWare Player 4 Windows 8 Dev Preview as guest OS Windows 7 as host OS On my host OS, I have 3 physical monitors. I've set up the guest to have 2 monitors. When I boot into the guest ...
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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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dual-monitor “infinite desktop” for the cursor

I have a dual-screen Windows 7 set-up. The monitors are set side-by side, and I have it configured so that I can move the cursor directly from one screen to the other. i.e. The right edge of Monitor 1 ...
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Cannot set up dual monitors correctly in Fedora15 with KDE

I have 2 monitors: 24" LCD connected via DVI(primary) 19" LCD connected via VGA(secondary) Everytime Fedora starts the second display is always set to clone the first one and they both run at ...
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Triple monitors with ATI and nVidia card - was working, now confused

I had a triple monitor setup working in Windows 7 with an ATI card as my primary and a cheap nVidia card as my secondary. The ATI card powered two monitors and the nVidia powered the third. Everything ...
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Restrict second screen to certain window/application

I have a system with two screens. On the primary screen, I want to use Windows in a normal way. On the secondary screen, I want to display a window of a certain application and nothing else. In no ...
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Laptop + External Monitor: Possible to Scale Mouse-crossover Position?

I have a laptop with a 16" screen @ 1366x768 resolution, and a 24" external monitor at 1920x1200 resolution. I'm extending the Windows 7 desktop onto the other screen. The 24" is the secondary ...
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GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
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Philips 202el only shows display if both vga and dvi are connected to my cpu

This is really weird since I never encountered such trouble like this. So my display is connected to video card which is an ATI HD Radeon 4650. My VGA ports and cable are okay as well as my DVI ports ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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Surface Pro 2 DisplayPort 1.2 since recent update

I'm using the Surface Pro 2 and two Dell U2414H Displays connected via DaisyChain (Displayport to first monitor and then from the first monitor to the second monitor). This worked a long time, but I ...
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How can I temporarily disable or mask a few selected monitors without shuffling the application's windows?

I have a few monitors connected to my laptop and I sometimes want to focus on just one or two monitor without being disturbed by the other monitors. Is there any way in Windows 7 to temporary disable ...
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Force a window to open on the monitor it was launched from

Setup: 3 Monitors DisplayFusion for the extra task bars on secondary / tertiary monitors Win7 Problem: On my my main monitor (Monitor 1) with the authentic Windows task bar, I have a visual ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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Touchscreen calibration troubles in Windows 8.1 using Eyefinity

I'm using Radeon Eyefinity to make a single desktop display of 3 monitors side by side. Problem is, when setting up the touchscreen, windows 8.1 thinks that that's just one monitor, so when you set it ...
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Can I drive a tablet from an external touchscreen monitor?

I'd like to drive a tablet running windows 7 or 8 pro from an external touchscreen monitor. I know the tablet will accept a USB mouse input and will output HDMI to the monitor, so it should work, ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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Multiple Touch Screen Displays on NVIDIA premium mosaic not calibrating correctly - Windows

I currently have 3 LG touch screen displays (1920x1080) connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card. The card itself has 2 x DVI and 2 Display ports. I've connected the displays using 2x ...
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how can I smooth pixels on a DP monitor?

I've got 2 monitors, same model (LP2361). But they connect via different cables because of what ports I have on my video card. The monitor that connects via display port has very chunky text. I took a ...