Questions tagged [multiple-monitors]

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Why I can't set same resolution on same second monitor on 2 diff laptops(Dell Win 7 IntelHDExpress vs Thinkpad Win10 HD4000)?

I have two laptops and one external monitor (HP 19v). I use vga port to conect it. On my first laptop (dell e5500/win 7/Intel HD Express Mobile Chipset) I could tweak the resolution of my second ...
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Mac OS' Cmd + Tab switches tabs on all screens

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15.4) with a dual monitor setup. I am having some trouble with using Cmd+Tab to switch between applications. Let's we have 2 monitors Monitor A and Monitor B: Open ...
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Opening Apps in dual monitor setup

I want windows to start apps in the respective monitor. Say for example I want to start explorer in the screen I clicked on instead of spawning it in the last position.
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KVM/Docking Station Setup that allows to connect a Dell XPS 9560, a Lenovo T490 and a Desktop Computer with up to 3x4k monitors [closed]

I am trying to find the right hardware to achieve what I need. I have A desktop computer A Dell XPS 9560 Laptop A Lenovo T490 Both laptops support USB-C The peripherals that need to be shared are: ...
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Dual Monitor Setup, mouse stuck from one monitor to another

I am trying to setup my dual monitors on my desktop (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). I have 2 video cards on my computer an Nvidia and an Intel (built-in), one monitor is plugged into the Nvidia (via DVI) and ...
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using XnView for screen shot/capture on a multi monitor setup

Is there a way to capture a specific monitor (or all monitors) with XnView? Currently it only captures my "middle" monitor (I have a three monitor setup with Windows 10 and XnView 2.49.3)? I'...
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DisplayPort to HDMI Not Working

I have a PNY GTX 1080 Ti graphics card which comes with 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI output. I have 3x 4K displays which support DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, however the DisplayPort inputs are already ...
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Why do both monitors show the same thing - I don't have the option to rearrange - shows as 1|2 in Display

Why do both monitors show the same thing? I have an Acer laptop and an additional LG monitor with a HDMI port, when I go into Settings>System>Display it shows as 1|2 and doesn't allow me to ...
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Is there a way to improve Windows 10 Multi Screen support?

I've installed a second monitor on a Windows 10 Pro computer. Some features are missing: Alt-TAB only pops on screen 1. It should either pop on the screen with the current focus, or on both (like Win-...
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Can I use a USB-A docking station to connect monitors if the USB-A is listed as “Data-Transfer Only” [closed]

I have a laptop where there are currently 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only); 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (Data Transfer Only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate) ports that I could use. Given this are "...
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switching docking station between desktop and laptop with usb-c (no kvm)

I'm relatively new to docking stations and all that Jazz and obsessed with USB-C. Right now I have a macbook pro that I use for work and can connect to my three monitor setup via docking station. The ...
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Dell U3014 suddenly has poor display quality without any apparent changes to the system

My Dell U3014 has been working perfectly since I purchased it in 2015. This morning I started working and all of a sudden the picture on the Dell is noticeably worse than it was yesterday, the ...
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Windows 10 Pro: Prevent it from adding extra displays/monitors

I have an issue where Windows seemingly insists on creating multiple displays/monitors for me, after which some programs are set to appear on those non-existing displays, so they're not visible. I ...
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My screen keeps flickering when running games?

When I run games not in fullscreen my screen starts flickering and sometimes it's also a little visible on the other screens. But my main screen starts blinking black turning on and off often, about 5-...
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Fake a dual monitor

So I want to have two monitors on a single monitor setup, so that I can work with TeamViewer ie. While using the main monitor for other stuff in the background. So no virtual desktops, please! That's ...
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Two Dual Monitor Stations Connecting To One PC

I am trying to have a setup with two separate dual monitor stations connecting to the same PC. Where I could just press a switch and it would go from one station to the other. I looked up several ...
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Three monitor setup in Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E531 running Ubuntu 20. I want to connect two external monitors using the VGA and HDMI connectors on the notebook. The problem that I am running into is that xrandr won't ...
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Windows 8 Laptop as secondary monitor for Windows 10 Laptop

I have an old windows 8 touch screen Laptop that i would like to use as a second monitor for my primary windows 10 primary laptop. Just wondering if anyone knows how to do this such that: I don't ...
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How to create shortcut or hotkey to quickly switch display settings for 3 external monitors from extended to mirrored for screens 2 and 3?

I am an Air Force recruiter using a Windows 10 computer with 3 external monitors connected. Monitors 1 and 2 are primarily for my use and Monitor 3 is set up for an applicant to view. Typically, ...
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How to daisy chain displays from HDMI to DP?

If I have a laptop (one is a few years old, the other is brand new), with thunderbolt port... how do I hang two displays from the one thunderbolt port? Currently, I use a USB-C to HDMI adapter, which ...
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I have AMD RX570 4GB. When I connect second display using DVI To VGA converter, Both screens stop detecting no signal

I have a AMD RX570 4GB. I am using Window 10. I want to setup dual screens. My first screen is pluged into the HDMI port of the graphics card. I plug in my second (VGA) monitor using DVI-D to VGA ...
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How to prevent OSX from moving windows between displays

I use Amethyst, a tiling window manager, on OSX Mojave 10.14.6 When I resize a window, other windows get smaller but might also be "pushed" off the edge of the display to the next display, ...
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Dual Monitor Setup from One HDMI port

I have a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 that has only one HDMI Port. I have two monitors Dell P2720DC Samsung S24F350FH I need to know can my graphic card extended to these two monitors at ...
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Will my laptop support a fullHD external monitor?

I have an HP (previously Compaq) CQ40 laptop with a VGA port. It has a maximum display resolution of 1200x800. I'm thinking of buying an external monitor and connect to it using the VGA port. The ...
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Laptop screen turn yellowish when I connect HDMI

I was connecting my laptop to a monitor through HDMI, It was fine before but since yesterday it has this yellow tint every time it is connected. The colors on the monitor is fine, but the colors on my ...
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Active/Passive Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI [closed]

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" that has four thunderbolt 3 ports. Currently I have three cheap-o USB C to HDMI adapters that work well, but I feel like there is a drag on my system resources. My ...
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Permanently swap Powerpoint presenter view and slide show

I have a dual monitor setup where my main monitor is monitor #2. Whenever I start a Powerpoint slideshow, the slideshow itself appears on monitor #1, and on monitor #2 I get a "presenter view&...
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Merge 3 physical monitors into one virtual monitor on Gnome

I have 3 1080p monitors. I am Using Manjaro GNOME, but I would use Ubuntu if that's the only solution. I would like to combine them into a single display, à la eyefinity/xinerama. I understand I can ...
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How to extend (not mirror) a computer screen to a Chromecast?

For about two weeks or more between May and June 2020, I was able to cast my entire desktop screen to my Chromecast device and get the ability to extend my desktop (not mirror it) to the TV where I've ...
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Can I prevent Windows Explorer windows from getting smaller when I switch between screen resolutions?

Normally I use a monitor with 2560x1440 resolution but often I have to change to a lower resolution in order to duplicate my screen to a nearby TV. When I do this, my Windows Explorer windows shrink ...
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HDMI Multi-Stream Transport

I was trying to understand the differences between DisplayPort and HDMI. I noticed that DisplayPort supports Multi-Stream Transport (MST), which: It allows multiple independent displays to be driven ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display goes black on Windows 10 login screen

I have ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX motherboard with Thunderbolt 3. I want to use Apple Thunderbolt Display with Windows 10. After installing the drivers it started working however it does not work ...
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Fullscreen in Mac Firefox makes Dock and Menubar dissappear on all screens - even when hovering at the top or the bottom

When watching a video in full screen on Firefox for Mac, the Dock and Taskbar disappear on all screens and does not appear when you hover at the top or bottom. I have tried toggling the browser....
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Mirror Only One Display To TV With Multiple Monitors

I have two monitors with the display extended, and I'm trying to connect a TV and mirror the display of one of my monitors to it. The problem is that windows 10 only gives the option of mirroring the ...
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How to connect 2 Apple Thunderbolt Displays to Windows PC with Asus ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card, if Possible?

I was able to connect one thunderbolt display to my windows PC because I'm using an Asus thunderboltEX 3 PCI-E card. However, I bought another thunderbolt display, connected it to my first one in ...
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HDMI to AV converter is created low-quality / fuzzy images

I'm using a generic HDMI to AV converter like the following: https://www.amazon.ca/Converter-Techole-Aluminum-Composite-Converter/dp/B0837FTD19/ And it works... sort of. The screen is replicated on ...
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DisplayPort Daisy Chaining Fails with BenQ PD2710QC + LG 32MA68HY-P

I have a 5th gen X1 Carbon running fully-patched Windows 10. Attempting to use DisplayPort daisychain with: BenQ PD2710QC (primary monitor, native resolution 2560x1440, connects to laptop via USB-C) ...
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Is it a common behaviour that an RTX card's GPU/memory idle clocks are high when using two 4K monitors?

I have two 4K monitors and one 1080p monitor, all of which are connected via DisplayPort. When using one monitor or when using one 4K monitor + one 1080p monitor, the idle GPU/memory idle clocks, ...
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X captures my GPU even though I told it not to

I have the following Xorg.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "AutoAddGPU" "false" EndSection I expect that this will result in a "no screens found" error, since I have forbidden GPU auto ...
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Matching screen corners in Win 10

I am using two displays on my PC: one 27 inch, 2560 x 1440 resultion display with scaling set to 125% one 27 inch, 3840 x 2160 resolution display with scaling set to 175%. The scaling is set so ...
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External monitor output only correct when using extended desktop

When I choose "extend these displays" in display settings, my external super ultrawide monitor displays correctly. When I choose "show only on 2", the image shrinks about 50% and ...
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Two Different GPU In Same Machine

I'm building a new machine. It has a I7-9700K, ROG Z390 motherboard, and a ASUS AMD Radeon RX 5500XT Overclocked O8G GDDR6 Dual Fan EVO Edition HDMI DisplayPort Gaming Graphics Card, with 16GB. ...
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2 monitors with the same brand, model and settings show different colors

I used Acer V247Ybip for a bout a year and decided to buy Acer V247bi which is basically the same monitor, but without the Display Port. The problem is that basically I have 2 of the same monitors, ...
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Second monitor (TV screen) getting no input from displayport to HDMI cable

I have a GTV 1080ti, it's a few years old but solidly working without any other issues. I've recently decided a second monitor would be useful, so I intended to use an old TV. The TV has HDMI ports, ...
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Does Samsung NP550P5C-S05TR laptop support 3 monitors?

I am planning to buy two monitor but I don't know whether my laptop support it. The laptop brand is Samsung NP550P5C-S05TR.
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Fixing blurry text in older applications

On my Dell XPS 9570 (1920x1080), my text has been blurry, especially in older applications. I've fixed this before with this utility: http://windows10-dpi-fix.xpexplorer.com/ However, when connecting ...
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Can you configure your mouse to move to second screen regardless of scale and monitor location

I've found this to be a hard question to google for. Trust me, I tried. When i'm in "1" and want to move cursor to "2" and I have to find the corner, it's super annoying. Is there a way to tell the ...
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Team-viewer: using 2 PC in the same room and 1 monitor, is it possible?

I have 2 laptops and I'd like to use them with just one monitor. I could buy an HDMI switch but I was wondering if it's possible to tell to the laptop which isn't connected to the monitor to use the ...
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Prevent Windows from turning off monitor when playing sound from specific device

I have a Windows 10 (1909) desktop with two audio devices connected: regular stereo speakers through the back panel 3.5mm jack, and a digital receiver connected via HDMI. I have Windows set to turn ...
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Set default browser window

I have a multi monitor set up on a MacBook. My typical setup is: Monitor 1: Slack Browser window open to email Monitor 2: IDE Terminal Monitor 3: Browser Now thing is - when I run ...

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