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Monitor Position Adjustment

What I need to do is extremely simple and I normally can do this via the monitor settings menu (screen position adjustment). But i have set up a older LCD TV as a 3rd monitor and I need to adjust the ...
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Windows Multiple Desktop - different users active at same time

I couldn't see any specific answer so asking the community directly. Using the "Windows Multiple Desktop Feature" (see picture linked below in case of ambiguity) can I have one Windows User (...
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Application opens on wrong desktop, when using "Multiple desktops" in Windows

I want to use Multiple Desktops to separate some tasks when I'm working. I guess like most users who use this feature. However when opening some applications that are already open on another desktop, ...
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Windows 10: On one monitor static display, on the others multiple desktops

I'm working on 3 monitors. I am using multiple desktops options at the same time (2, sometimes 3 desktops), so I can view 2x3 (3x3) monitors quickly. Such a solution in my work has many advantages, ...
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Switching between OS-es but only with 1 computer

I would like to know if it is possible to run 2 Windows OSs at same time. Explanation: I have a pretty "strong" PC. I bought a new SSD. I want to install on it a "new/fresh" ...
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How to set up multiple distinct display configurations in Windows 10?

To get it out the way: I'm not asking how to make a multi-monitor a setup. I already have one. I need to have a few separate setups which I could switch to and from easily. My setup consists of: 3 ...
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Remote desktop as different window/user?

I've installed Windows 10 on my father's PC with 2 accounts: User1 and User2. Is it possible for him to use User1 and for me to use User2 at the same time? I'll be connecting with some remote desktop ...
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How to move window on invisible desktop to visible one?

I just read: How to quickly move current window to another Task View / desktop in Windows 10? But most/all solutions assume you can see and interact with that window to be moved. What if you can't? ...
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Touchscreen swipe to switch between virtual desktops

I want to change between my desktops by using 2-3-4 finger gestures on my Microsoft Surface Go. At the moment I can open up the on-screen touchpad (yes, that's a thing apparently), and I can use 4 ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot of a secondary Windows 10 desktop using Java?

If I want to take a screenshot of an extended desktop with multiple adapters/screens, I can use this code: static void takeScreenShot(String path) throws AWTException, IOException { Rectangle ...
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Connecting multiple separate monitor/mouse/keyboards to same computer within 20' [closed]

I have a powerful computer which currently sits attached to my 1080p television, for playing games & watching movies from the couch (controlled by keyboard & mouse). I am setting up a work ...
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Windows 10 - multiple desktops, different resolutions, one monitor?

Googling around has led me on a rather wild goose chase (particularly, lots of "multiple monitors" articles crop up). So, I want to run multiple desktops on my laptop here - one for playing a low-res ...
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Faster ways around mac desktops and spaces?

Background Information I'm a long running linux user I use my terminals a lot (ctrl-alt-(F1-F12)) on my linux machines I also usually have a handful of GUI desktops open I'm on a macbook for the ...
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How to use miracast as an extended desktop on Linux?

I have a webos tv that support both Intel Wireless Display and miracast. I want the tv screen to extend my desktop monitor like with xinerama : that is, I don’t want the tv to mirror the image of my ...
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How to open program on a specified virtual desktop on Windows 10?

Is there a command that will let me open a window in another virtual desktop. This question is very similar to this question Windows 10: Assigning Application to Specific Desktop. The windows 10 ...
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Can I project multiple PC's on one monitor in custom layout?

I know there are monitors that can show multiple desktops at the same time. As far as I have seen these monitors alway show the video inputs in a 2x2 layout or devide the width of the monitor by 2 to ...
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Windows 10 Multi-Desktop Feature Customization

BACKGROUND: I've been playing with the Windows 10 Multi-Desktop feature (Windows Button + Tab, then bottom right corner). I like the idea of it, however I dislike that I see in the taskbar for a given ...
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How to toggle between 2 Desktops with one hotkey in windows 10?

I want to have one hotkey to do that. at the moment I have to press Win+Ctrl+ Left/Right Is it possible to press one combination to get from desktop 1 to desktop 2 and the other way around?
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Is there a way to mute just one of the Multiple Desktops in Windows 10?

I use the Multiple Desktops feature of Windows 10 to segregate distractions from work. When I switch to the "Work" Desktop, I don't want any of the non-work Desktops to distract with any sounds such ...
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Two Monitors, Two Desktops nativelly?

Windows 10 supports multiple desktops (Win + Tab) but is it possible to set one desktop to each monitor nativelly? I use a laptop with a external monitor and would like if each screen worked as a ...
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VGA splitter (2 VGAs,1 monitor)

Is there a way I can use a VGA splitter to connect one monitor to two desktops and switch between the two when I need to?
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Windows 10: Have single instance of application across multiple desktops

I am new to the multiple desktops, and I am trying to allow a single instance of a program to show up in all of my desktops. I would like to have programs such as Spotify, Outlook, and Skype open on ...
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Command for switching desktops in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Is there a command to switch to a specific desktop in Windows 10 (or alternatively open an application on a specific desktop which achieves kind of the same effect since windows will automatically ...
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Windows 10: Assigning Application to Specific Desktop

In Windows 10, I like keeping different applications on different desktops like: Work items on one Browser, messengers on one Music, videos on one Is there a way to ensure that my applications ...
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Implementing multiple PCs in one work station

is there a way to use to multiple PCs as a single workstation? My current setup is a laptop+dock+dual monitors running Win7pro, a Desktop running Vista Business (which has its own keyboard, monitor ...
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Is there a way to run full screen legacy programs in Windows 8 Modern mode?

I know most people are looking for the other way around and that is doable with Stardock's ModernMix, but I want to do the reverse. Lets say I'm running a full screen game or other program that is ...
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Multiple Desktops [duplicate]

I want to use more Desktops and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. So I'm searching for a lightwight programm giving me more space for my icons on the desktop (Like one for video editing, one for ...
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Windows 8 unique "desktop" to make an "app" out of a program

Sorry I didn't know how to ask this question without labelling it "Windows 8 multiple desktops" Which brings up a whole bunch of people trying to do something else. I like the "swype" alt-tab ...
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