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Questions tagged [multiple-monitors]

For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.

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Xubuntu Second Monitor No Image

I previously posted this to askubuntu but got no help. :( I just upgraded my motherboard and CPU, and installed a new version of Xubuntu, and now my second monitor says "there is no signal coming ...
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3 monitors on hd4600

I have connected 3 monitors via DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. However only DVI and HDMI show. When I disconnect the monitor connected to the HDMI plug then the monitors on DVI and on DisplayPort work. ...
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How do I tell Windows 10 to automatically move windows onto the main screen when I disconnect my monitor?

I have a Windows 10 laptop that I use at home and work. At both places I have a monitor that I connect to, and I have several windows on both my main screen and my monitor screen when I disconnect the ...
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HDMI 1.4 and 2560x1080

I'm thinking about buying external monitor (LG 29UM59-P) which will be used with my laptop. The only problem I have is it's 21:9 ratio. My laptop is Lenovo v310-15 with build-in Intel HD Graphics 520 (...
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Windows 10 - Randomly drops display

I'm using Windows 10 on an HP EliteBook and when I am at work I have it hooked up to 2 additional displays. Specs attached at the bottom of the post. If I put the machine to sleep/lock the screen, ...
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dual monitor issue - Windows 7

Using an NVIDIA Geforce 960 with a dual Monitor setup which simply clones the desktop to both montiors on Windows 7 Monitor 1--> Insignia TV 50 inch connected via HDMI Monitor 2--> Insignia TV 55 ...
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I can't seem to use Remote Desktop Connection on my laptop if I plug in a monitor

For whatever reason, if I plug in a monitor (benq gw2765ht) to my laptop via hdmi (XPS 9560 running Windows 10 Home), I cannot use Remote Desktop Connection. After logging in, the screen immediately ...
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A toolbar is already hidden on this side of your screen. You can have only one auto-hide toolbar per side

I have tried to resolve this issue with Windows support but they have no solution so far and the months pass by... so I would like to try here and see if some smart member(s) on Superuser can help me ...
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Is there a way to automatically rotate laptop screen when hdmi monitor is plugged in?

I don't have enough space to use a monitor next to the laptop in normal orientation, so I mounted the laptop on the left-hand wall (my desk is in a corner) and I'm using it in portrait mode as the ...
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Can DOSBox emulate a machine that has two display adapters?

I've been playing around with Borland Turbo C for reasons that I cannot explain or defend, and I noticed the following text in the online help: /D: Tells Turbo C to use Dual monitor mode (two ...
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Setting up dual monitors in xorg.conf

I have a dual-monitor setup where the second (smaller) monitor extends the desktop of the first one. This works perfectly fine using the KDE monitor settings/XRandr, but Xorg's default behaviour is ...
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Does Intel Iris UHD 630 support 3 1080p monitors?

I'm building a set of office PCs containing the i5-8600 CPU. Most people use three monitors and I would like to avoid having a dedicated GPU. Intel claims to support a three monitor setup using their ...
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I would like to have a mirror image of my extended display on my primary one [closed]

I am in need of a piece of software for a presentation. I am going to have a projector hooked up to my laptop, displaying a PowerPoint presentation behind me and I need to see whether I am on the ...
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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 OS, ...
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Trouble with external monitor under Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 7 32-bit on a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 under Boot Camp. I've had trouble getting it to work with my second display and searching Google for an appropriate answer has ...
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Why does my computer's audio shut off when I connect a VGA/DVI-I cable?

i'm trying to do dual monitors with an 1920X1080 LG monitor which works just fine and has every since i set it up with my computer, and a Vizio 1024X768 monitor. I had to get a VGA cable and a VGA DVI-...
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How to make Nvidia Surround work?

So, I had never had a nvidia graphics card before, I recently got the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming and I intend to have 3 monitors hooked up to it, not just for gaming, but for general use too. This graphics ...
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windows keyboard shortcut to move mouse cursor between two screens

I have a laptop with its main screen(A) and a connected one(B). Sometimes the mouse is on one screen(B) and I want it on another screen(A), but i'm just looking at the one screen(A) where the mouse ...
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Pixel distortion after waking PC from sleep

I've had this really really weird issue for the past 6 months, and the case is starting to turn cold for me, so i better be asking you guys for help. When waking a PC from sleep, one display with ...
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Shared USB-C dual monitor dock between MBP and a PC without Thunderbolt? [closed]

I'm having a hard time understanding the magic between DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt. I'm trying to learn if it's supported by the protocols to have 2 monitors over USB-C both with and without ...
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Multiple screen order on windows

On Windows, screens are numbered. For some bizarre reason, the numbers can change as you switch on more screens. My primary screen is number 1 until I switch on my secondary screen at which point that ...
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How to use two external monitors on a ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA laptop?

I recently purchased an ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA which I actually really like besides one issue, which is I can not hook up two external monitors to this device. You will see it has HDMI out + a USB-C ...
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How to disable HDMI or VGA port?

Is it possible to disable a HDMI or VGA port in the registry? Or, how else can I disable one of the display ports? Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 on a Dell Latitude E6530. Dell BIOS version A15, i.e. the ...
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Does a third monitor with no programs running in it have better performance in VM?

I've been having terrible performance in a Windows VM at work with a new Lenovo P51s laptop in dock setup with two external monitors. With 32GB RAM and 500GB SSD, I first assumed the culprit to be the ...
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Windows maximizing in the wrong monitor

I have a multimonitor setup, and every time minimize, for example, Google Chrome which was in monitor 3 or 2, when i maximize it again it always puts it back in the primary monitor, which is really ...
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Multiple screen wallpaper in Linux?

How can I wallpaper multiple monitors in Linux in an automated way? Basically how I normally do it is open up GIMP, and then grab several images and composite it together into a single large image ...
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Windows 10 can't select most resolutions once external monitor is connected

My laptop's native resolution is 1920 x 1080 59Hz, my external monitor's (Yiynova tablet) native resolution is 1024 x 600 60Hz. The tablet can only work if the displays are duplicated or if it's the ...
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Eliminate VMware Popups/Notifications that Span Multiple Monitors on Windows 10

So long story short, I have VMware Workstation 15 installed, running on a multiple monitor system using Windows 10. Although I am only using a virtual machine on one monitor, as well as only running ...
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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows Desktop,...
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Surface Pro 4 maximum external QHD monitors

As my corporate laptop is getting near the end of its lifecycle I'm considering replacing it with a Surface Pro 4. I have many roles in my company from on-site sales and external presentations to ...
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Xorg two AMD/ATI cards and four monitors works in square, but not next to each other

I have two AMD/ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 video cards and four Iiyama 22 inch monitors with a resolution of 1680x1050 working together on Linux Mint Debian Edition with a simple script that runs on ...
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Flipping/Inverting a monitor horizontally for viewing through a mirror [duplicate]

Looking for some help on getting the 2nd monitor attached to a windows 10 machine to have the screen flipped horizontally. The reason I am doing this is this TV is going into a gym and it will be ...
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Two extra monitors with speakers as stereo output. (Windows 10)

I recently bought two extra monitors and they both have stereo speakers. One is on the right of my main monitor and the other one on the left. They are set up as two different stereo setups (renamed ...
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Mac: What's the keyboard shortcut for switching between video mirroring and extended desktop screens?

What's the keyboard shortcut for switching between video mirroring and extended desktop screens? In Display Preference the feature is called "Turn On Mirroring" or "Mirror Displays." It took me some ...
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How to connect my laptop to 2 external displays with laptop monitor off?

I have an Acer Aspire Laptop. I want to connect this laptop to two extended external displays (2 external monitors) with the laptop monitor off. This laptop has a VGA output and a HDMI output. What ...
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Secondary monitor not turning on after PC turned the screen off

I've had this issue ever since updating to Windows 10 1809. My second monitor is connected to my PC via VGA and to my Nintendo Switch via HDMI. After my computer turns off the screen (Settings > ...
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How to make a selected monitor showing black by pressing a joystick button?

I would like to blank and reveal a given monitor by the press of a joystick button. I found the tool MultiscreenBlank2 which can blank and reveal a selected monitor. I try to use the tool AutoHotKey ...
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Extend Window Beyond Bottom of Screen on MacOS

I would like to extend one of my application windows below the bottom of the screen. I can easily extend it beyond the left/right sides (simply drag it to one side, then resize, and repeat), however I ...
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Using f.lux on two external monitors (HDMI plugged into Macbook Pro via USB-C)

I have a Macbook Pro with two monitors, each plugged into a USB-C port using an HDMI adapter. I want to use f.lux on both monitors but I'm not sure how. Can I either (a) have f.lux work on both ...
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How to automatically prevent Citrix Receiver from spanning multiple monitors

I'm having the most annoying problem with Citrix Web Receiver. It seems to be configured by the company that I'm remoting into, to span every monitor on the client station. Is there any way to ...
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144 hz Monitor used with Two Other 60 hz's?

I'm building a new PC and want to get three monitors. I only use one screen for gaming/videos, so figured I could just get one 144 hz monitor for that purpose. In order to save a bit of money, I'm ...
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Make HDMI primary output on NVIDIA card?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. In Windows 7, when I select the "Computer Only" option for my display settings, it enabled the monitor I use as my second monitor (DVI output) instead of the ...
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Dual monitor ,not allowed full resolution

I have two monitors, one is connected via HDMI and the other one is connected via a VGA to a DVI adapter. Both of the monitors are 21.5" and support 1920x1080. The first monitor (HDMI) works just ...
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HDMI not recognized on Samsung TV

I know it's not exactly what SU is about, but I didn't know where else to turn at this point. I'm trying to hook up a Samsung LA32S81B television to my/a computer using HDMI. This is a moderately old ...
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Windows 10 does not detect Displayport to HDMI connection

So I got a new video card (Radeon RX 480) on my 64-bit Windows 10 computer and was pleased, until I tried to plug a second monitor into the Displayport port. It wasn't detected. Further steps taken:...
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How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switching to multi-monitor setup?

I have a 14" 1920×1080 laptop and a 24" 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge. When I'm using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I'd like ...
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Is there a registry hack to set virtual display resolution in Windows 10 1803?

I'm running Windows 10 1803 on a laptop, attached to a desktop display. Laptop's display resolution is same as the attached display, 1920x1080 pixel (namely "Full HD"). However, the screen sizes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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Extending Dual Monitors with VGA and HDMI to Single link DVI

Here is my question. I have a workstation running windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 390. He would like to use two extended monitors. The graphics card is an Intel Graphics HD 2000. It has a VGA out and ...
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Monitor popping and goes to static when watching certain content. Computer at fault?

This issue has stopped me from watching Netflix and certain other content for a long time now. When playing a Netflix video both in the Win10 app and in the browser through Chrome (or VUDU, HULU) on ...