Questions tagged [multiple-monitors]

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Does anyone know of an IEC C14 (female) --> 2 x C13 (male) ('kettle lead') cable that has good length at the male end? [closed]

Mainly looking for a product recommendation here and hoping someone has found the gem I've been looking for! I'm after a Y-splitter cable for the standard C13 'kettle lead' connector to power dual ...
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Understanding DP1.2 support for multiple monitors

I'm trying to understand the supported screen configurations for an Intel HD graphics integrated chip. From everything I can see DP1.2 is supported, with support for up to 3 displays and support for ...
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Cannot set full resolution using USB-C docking station

I am using USB-C docking station (Dell WD-19) with HP notebook. I've connect 2 monitors to that station - 1st over DisplayPort and 2nd over HDMI. Basically everything works fine, but in the 4K monitor ...
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KVM switch with 2x USB C inputs and dual 4K monitor support

I've been looking for a KVM switch for a while that would support connecting two MacBooks (via a single USB-C input from each) to two 4K monitors. The idea is to be able to switch between the two ...
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32 Inch additional monitor texts get pixelated On Dell Core i7 laptop

Could you please help me with this issue? : I've connected a 32-inch ASUS VG328H1V 165Hz monitor with my laptop. And the texts become pixelated. I've tried the following; Changing resolution Changing ...
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How to use one of my main PC monitors as remote monitor for my laptop — KVM-like?

I have a desktop PC with 3 monitors and a laptop, which however doesn't really fit on my desktop, besides having a small screen and a fiddly keyboard. Both run Windows 10 Professional. Is there a way ...
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How to open specific applications in primary monitor for dual setup in Ubuntu 20.04

How can I set applications to create new windows in the display of my choice? I've already attempted solutions involving Auto Move Windows and CompizConfig, but they all don't seem to work on Ubuntu ...
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Red Hat not recognizing third monitor

I have a Dell Optiplex 3080 with an integrated graphics card display port and a 2 Display port GeForce GT 730. I plugged in all three monitors. The monitors that are plugged into the GeForce come up ...
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Cursor cannot move across monitors slowly

I have two monitors. If I move my cursor slowly, the cursor cannot cross monitors. It will be stuck to the border of the current monitor. If I throw my cursor fast enough, it can successfully move ...
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Can I have two monitors running on my integrated video card and my first one?

When I bought my computer, it came with some video ports, which I assume are from the integrated AMD A10 processor graphics card. One day, the integrated graphics card decided to die and I had to buy ...
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Windows 10 - Stop monitors from rearranging when one is turned off

I'm using 3 monitors, 1 DVO (#3) and 2 DP, in the following order in real life (middle is main monitor, windows randomly numbered them) [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] #2 is set as my primary display. Problem is, ...
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Connecting dual Samsung 24" SR65 monitors in Extended mode to Widows and MacBook Pro

Based in the UK. I'm looking for the correct adapter/splitter that can be used for both, MacBook Pro 2017 and Windows HP EliteBook 830 G5 laptops to connect in Extended mode to 2 Samsung 24" SR65 ...
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Thunderbolt 2 port external display problems on MBP — but only in macOS

I'm experiencing extremely odd behavior that I haven't been able to troubleshoot. I have an early 2015 Retina 13" MacBook Pro. Typically, I use two external monitors (1080p), using two MiniDP-to-...
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flip monitor in windows 10 using on-board means

I want to mirror my screen. Not only duplicating it, I look into the screen through a mirror. I use Nvidia graphics card which can only flip around the horizontal axis. It cannot clone a display while ...
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Mouse button problems: hardware or software?

I have been having a problem that seems to defy my usual notion that a computer problem must be either a hardware problem or a software problem. Specifically, when graphical demands on my computer are ...
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'Run' registry key to open multiple windows on specific monitors

I am trying to setup a multi-monitor kiosk station to display some information. To do this, I need two Edge windows to open and each window must be on the correct monitor in fullscreen (kiosk) mode. ...
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are TFTs meant to be used with VGA connection?

I have two TFTs monitors, Dell and Lenovo. When I use VGA connection from either the graphic card or the inbuilt VGA port, the screen on each display is fuzzy, blurry and text casts shadow on black ...
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Ubuntu: Is it possible to have one monitor always reflect a specific workspace?

Is it possible to have a dual monitor setup where one monitor always mirrors a specific workspace, and the other monitor is free to switch workspaces (including the one the second monitor is mirroring)...
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Accidentally pressed Remove Display from Desktop // Windows 10

I connected my laptop to an external monitor and then accidentally pressed the "Remove Display from Desktop" option in the Advanced Display Setting on Windows 10. Unfortunately, the external ...
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Laptop setup with 2 external monitors - main monitor switches off whenever the laptop screen switches off

I have 2 monitors connected to the laptop via a USB docking station. Everything was working fine with the old Dell Latitude E7270. Now I got a Dell Latitude 7480 from my office and trouble started. ...
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Lenovo z500 Intel HD 4000 + LG 35wn65c-b WQHD resolution 21:9

I have a graphic problem with my Lenovo Z500 notebook which has i7-3632QM with Intel HD 4000 + Nvidia Geforce GTX645M graphic cards. I tried to connect LG 35WN65C-b WQHD monitor but the allowed ...
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Desktop not recognizing monitors through USB-C docking station

I have a work laptop and a personal desktop in my home office. I would like to be able to use my monitors and peripherals on both, ideally by just plugging the docking station into whichever one I'm ...
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Identify mechanism thats disconnecting monitor

I have a Dell Optiplex 7070 running Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, with 2 monitors connected via DisplayPort. Under normal operation (RDC, Firefox, Video Streaming), both monitors remain connected and the CPU ...
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Monitor with VA panel rotated on portrait - viewing angles

Is VA technology suitable for displaying while rotated on portrait? Are colors ok? ...I have a bad experience from my old TN panel, but these have worse viewing angles than VA. Im thinking about ...
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Wired freezes and problems with 3 monitor setup on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 and XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB. When I connect 3 WQHD monitors (2xBenQ GW2765 connected via DisplayPort cables and Aorus AD27QD) strange problems start to happen: blue screen and then ...
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Can a USB monitor be used during BIOS config?

I'm pessimistic but hoping I'm wrong: can one of those cheap USB monitors be used on a computer during BIOS config, or do they all need drivers to be running before they show you anything? I've got a ...
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Multiple Physical Monitors as Different Xorg Displays/Screens

I’m trying to setup four displays with each addressable as their own X display or screen. For example, I can run DISPLAY=:0.0 xclock and it will show on my primary monitor, but I cannot get DISPLAY=:0....
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Slide only the main screen windows 10 dual screen

I'm using 2 monitors on my windows 10 and when I'm changing desktop from the screen 1, the screen 2 is changing desktop too, which is very annoying. I'd like the behaviour to be like macos allows to ...
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Win 10 requires 4 bootups before 2nd (second) display is active (HDMI-attached to NVIDIA GeForce GT 720)

My desktop Win 10 computer is about 4 years old. Several years ago I added a 27" Samsung TV, HDMI-attached as a 2nd display to my NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 adapter. It worked fine. About a month ago ...
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Monitor losing color synchronization

I have two monitors connected to my Windows 10 tower computer. One uses the HDMI connection on the graphics card and the other the DVI connection. Frequently (usually?) when I go to a streaming site, ...
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How to enable Dell Laptop HDMI output

I have a Dell Latitude 5400 laptop with Windows 10 (Pro) which has a HDMI output. Using a HDMI->DVI-D adaptor I have connected this to a monitor (BenQ senseye 3). The idea is to be use the monitor ...
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How do I get my cursor stuck in between monitors?

So I got a new PC, but the old one had it so I had to force my cursor between monitors or it'd get stuck. I got me new PC and now it doesn't. I actually miss having to force my cursor through and was ...
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Windows switches monitors all of a sudden (Windows 10, measurement system)

we have a measurement system running at a factory. The system setup consists of (roughly): User monitor Measurement monitor The program just displays a sine-pattern on the measurement monitor so we ...
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Why isn't my fourth monitor working?

I have just added a fourth monitor (I have one laptop and two external monitors already) to my work laptop and it knocks out another one in that it sends one of my original monitors to sleep and it is ...
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Connecting dual monitors to 2 devices

I have a dual monitor set up for my windows PC. I now have a Lenovo Thinkpad X13 laptop for work that I'd like to use the dual monitors for too. How do I set this up so I move the monitors between the ...
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Is it possible to use vsync on mirrored displays with different refresh rates without reducing the refresh rate on the primary display?

I have two displays - a 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync monitor and a 49" TCL 4K 60hz television. A few people would like to be able to use the TV to spectate me play certain games since my monitor ...
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Is it possible to attach three external monitors to two outputs?

I have two monitors connected to my laptop which has two outputs (VGA to HDMI and VGA to USB-C). I now have a third monitor and wonder if it might be possible to attach it by somehow expanding an ...
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Turn off 'Close lid to sleep' when only connected to dock/monitor - Windows 10

I want to change the 'Close lid to sleep' setting such that: Whenever my laptop is connected to the dock or monitor, closing lid does nothing When I disconnect it from dock/monitor, closing lid puts ...
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How to use computer to watch TV and to work on computer at same time

I want to be able to use my desktop pc to do my work and surf the net, etc., using the computer monitor, and to send the signal to watch TV on the TV , at the same time. so, what components are ...
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Video intermittently cutting out - how can I determine root cause

Equipment Used: Lenovo Laptop ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Left monitor: HPVH22 Right monitor: SAMSUNG T27A300 Lenovo ThinkPad Doc LDC-G2 StarTech SV431DHD4KU (Dual monitor switcher KVM) Symptom: Every ...
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Two Monitor Setup Issues (DisplayPort)

I recently switched my setup from using 2 Alienware monitors to 2 Samsung Odyssey G7's and now whenever my PC goes to sleep it acts as though the monitors were disconnected from the PC and shunts ...
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External Monitor Working On Linux But Not On Windows

I have an external monitor to my laptop, which runs a dual boot system. It used to work on both Ubuntu and Windows 10, but recently and I don't know why, it stopped working on Windows, but ...
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How can one change the display name of external monitors on a Mac?

I am curious about this. I want to rename my monitors Left, Right, and Center.
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Oculus Virtual Desktop

I would like to use Oculus Virtual Desktop with my work laptop so I could use Oculus to have several monitors when working remotely. However, my company laptop only allows to install a restricted list ...
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How to disable auto-off for Asus VN248H monitor

It seems that my Asus VN248H monitor always turns off when the computer goes to sleep. It is connected via hdmi, and I have 2 other monitors connected via USB, but only the VN248H turns off during ...
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Second monitor not detected by windows 10 (multiple issues, more inside)

So recently I bought a new monitor, way better than the one I was using before. With that being said I wanted to continue using it as a second monitor. The new monitor is hooked up to my video card ...
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Set up Windows 10's night light to have a different intensity with dual monitors

I have a dual monitor set-up and I am wondering if there is a way to configure Windows 10's night light to have a different intensity on each of them. I found this question which is similar, but not ...
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How do I change a monitor's physical dimensions in the Windows 10 Display settings for Multiple Monitor settings?

In the Display settings in Windows 10, I am trying to set up multiple monitors (a 15" and a 23"), but Windows believes they are the same physical dimensions, so when I set them for Extended ...
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Switch all windows between 2 monitors

I use 2 monitors (with same resolution) and sometimes I want to change the position of all windows to the other monitor, so that everything which is displayed on the left monitor will be afterwards on ...
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Closing lid causes image to reset on external screen

I have been attaching my laptop to my TV for streaming (of things I can't get on my TV). I set the laptop such that I can close the lid and not put it to sleep. The problem is, when I close the lid on ...

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