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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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Can I configure 1 monitor in a dual monitor setup to not automatically turn off while the other one does?

I have a technical issue with one of my monitors where it sometimes goes black for a second or 2 while my computer is on. I can't predict when this blackout will occur, and it can occur multiple times ...
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Microsoft Surface laptop not connecting to external screens [closed]

I have Windows 10 pro on a Microsoft Surface Laptop. One of the main things I do with my laptop is connected it to my TV or my external monitor via HDMI/Mini Display port. As of now, my laptop is not ...
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DVI-I to VGA Adapter does not work?

So I was trying to find a way to get dual monitor for a while now. I bought this https://www.lazada.com.ph/-i100246212-s100289910.html?urlFlag=true&mp=1. Now I tried connecting my second monitor ...
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How to get subpixel rendering settings to apply to both monitors?

I have two monitors, both in portrait orientation. I changed the subpixel rendering to vrgb which made the left monitor much clearer but the right monitor is still blurry. First I went into dconf-...
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After Windows 10 Upgrade, 3rd Monitor Only Works on USB (which sucks)

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 non-VPro laptop (at work). On Windows 7, I had 2 displayport monitors and 1 VGA monitor (using a docking station). All worked fine. My computer was upgraded to Windows 10 ...
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Differences in simultaneous HDMI and DisplayPort monitors

I have a GTX 1060 with one HDMI and three DPs, but currently only have one DP cable, one HDMI cable and two identical FHD monitors. Both monitors supports HDMI and DP. My question is: will they "look"...
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Fixing Firefox Quantum HiDPI scaling across multiple displays

I have a laptop with a 3840x2160 screen and a second monitor with a 1680x1050 resolution. The standard Firefox DPI is far too small on the builtin screen, but when I scale the layout.css....
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Windows Display Settings with multiple monitors for home and work

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 that I use both at work and at home. At work I have two 2K Samsung monitors while at home I have a 4K Asus monitor and a 1080p Acer monitor. The setups are ...
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Why is Windows only able to send 4:3 output on 16:9 monitor? [duplicate]

Windows only sends a 4:3 output to a 16:9 monitor. It detects the monitor as generic, and only provides the 1024x768 resolution as maximum, while the monitor's menu recommends to set it as 1360x768. ...
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Match scale across two monitors of different sizes windows 7

I have dual monitors of the same 1920-1080 resolutions but different sizes. For my work i'm analyzing large spreadsheets and i want to have it go across both screens continuously so I can follow the ...
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3rd monitor (VGA) very laggy after upgrade from Win7 to Win10

This concerns my work computer, which is a Dell Latitude E5430 non-vPro. For the last few years, it was running Windows 7 (Enterprise, I think). I have a docking station with two displayport monitors ...
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Resolution of exernal monitor connected through intel-virtual-output on manjaro

I am currently trying to utilize an external display in conjunction with the main screen for my laptop. Because my manjaro setup runs off of the integrated intel video card, but the included HDMI ...
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Is there some way to prevent windows from realizing I've disconnected displays [duplicate]

I like arranging my windows in specific layouts but whenever my monitors go to sleep/turn off Windows10 rearranges my windows automatically. Is there some way to make Windows10 think those monitors ...
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Second monitor doesn't work with the first

I have a laptop and I wanted to add a second monitor. I used a VGA-to-HDMI converter to connect the monitor, since the laptop has only HDMI slot and the monitor only VGA. The issue is, that whenever ...
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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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Laptop dual monitor start-up issue

I use a laptop (ASUS ROG G703GS-WS71 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop) and I have another monitor (ACER SA230, 23" monitor) connected to it through an HDMI cable. My laptop is fairly top of the line ...
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Is it possible to add the monitor from the second GPU to the same x screen as the first GPU?

Manjaro. Gnome. Nvidia. I have two GPUs (ASUS 1070 both). Both GPUs and monitors are detected, but I cannot add the second monitor (the smallest, orange on the screenshot) to the X Screen 0. I can ...
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Cloning a 4K panel to a 1080p monitor

Okay first let me say this: I know that MANY people dont understand that cloning a monitor in windows means that BOTH monitors do have the same resolution. Now Im trying to do something that goes in ...
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Dual screen into one big screen [duplicate]

I got nvidia geforce GTS 450 graphics card (running on windows 10 enterprise) with two monitors (1080p) connected via the two DVi ports on the card. I need a "one big screen" (same maximize window on ...
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Colors are washed out on new monitor

I recently bought a second monitor for my laptop but the colors are all washed out and black is grey. This makes reading text on wite background difficult. It's a PHILIPS 223V5LHSB2/00 Led 21.5 inch ...
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Cannot get external HDMI working on Optimus laptop with OpenSuse Tumbleweed

A few days ago I have updated my distribution(OpenSuse Tumbleweed with Gnome) to the latest version and I am no longer able to get my external HDMI monitor working. The error I get when I run intel-...
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Driving 3 external monitors on an HP Spectre x360

I just purchased an HP Spectre x360 as a machine for my home office. I also purchased 3 27 inch 1080p Samsung monitors. When I'm in my office I prefer to use my external monitors. The only problem ...
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really weird Black icons/Screen flickering,

When I open Radeon settings and browse my Desktop has a weird behavior: if I pass with my mouse over the icons they become black (around the icon) and if I select something left clicking and holding ...
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How do I stop my second monitor from cutting off top and bottom? [duplicate]

My Samsung SyncMaster 913v (henceforth "913v") outputs VGA. Thus I need a VGA-to-HDMI adapter to connect it to my Lenovo Ideapad Y700. In Dec 2016, I bought VicTsing Gold-plated HDMI to VGA ...
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Can a laptop with 1080p native resolution output 4K signal to an external monitor?

I am completely new to Windows. I have bought the Alienware M15 laptop. It has a 1080p display. Now the question is, if my laptop has a native 1080p display, can it ever output 4K digital signal to ...
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Find offset in dual monitor arrangement in Windows 7 (and up)

If two monitors are not aligned on the top or bottom edge, is there a way to find out the value of the offset on either one of the edges? I want to do it without purely visual inspection using a ...
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Exactly same monitors bought 4 months apart, not the same output?

In my work place I use 2 monitors, they are both bought from amazon and both are same brand and model: Dell P2217H. The one on the left is bought around 4 month after the one on the right. They are ...
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HDMI Splliter selector [closed]

Not sure if this forum is the right place to post this. If it isn't it would help me to know the actual place to do so. So, here's the thing: I have a computer, a monitor screen and a TV. I want to ...
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Multiple monitors in wrong order in certain programs

So I've got 4 monitors, physically the order matches what is shown in the Windows 10 display options as shown below; However, programs such as teamviewer and wacom tablet properties do not seem to ...
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Dual monitors - Acting like one

So, I got my hands on two 32" TV screens. My laptop is an HP Pavilion, 12 GB RAM with a Nvidia GeForce 940m, Windows 10. The laptop has only one HDMI output (no DVI or VGA output) so I purchased a ...
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Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external display is working

Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external display is working. My current display driver is nvidia-410 for GTX 1070, it's the recommended option. ...
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Getting Multiple Screens Aligned in Windows 7

I'm trying to get my two screens aligned so the mouse cursor doesn't jump when I cross from one screen to another. I understand that I can go into Screen Resolution in order to drag the screens ...
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DELL extended monitor from Dell laptop by docking station

I have a DELL laptop connected to another DELL 23" HD monitor by VGA cable connected to docking station. The resolution on the extended monitor is blur and the monitor driver detects PnP montor. I ...
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How do I share two monitors, one mouse, and one keyboard between one Mac and two PCs?

I have the following machines that I would like to share two monitors: A Macbook Pro with two thunderbolt display ports A Windows PC for work with one HDMI and one VGA port A Windows gaming PC with ...
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Setup for Zbook 17 g4 with displayport MST splitter (Using a HDMI to DP adapter )

I've been reading around the internet the pass 2 days trying to figure out if this could work : I'd like to connect my Zbook 17 G4 with my displayport splitter to use my 4 screens that has an DVI ...
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Cannot drag full desktop and app windows lose position when being the desktop is dragged to another monitor in macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1)

I have several application windows open in one of the desktops on my MacBook Pro (late 2016) running macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1), and have a Dell monitor connected. Whenever I want to move a ...
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Can I configure VMWare to always be in dual monitor mode?

I have a VM running Windows 7 on a host running Windows 10. We have to do all our development in the VM, so having it in multi-monitor mode is very useful. Manually toggling it to multiple monitors ...
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How to rotate screen in windows [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a video projector connected to it. The remote control from the projector is lost and I can't control the turn. The projector is attached to the ceiling and the image goes upside ...
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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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Identify which screen is internal screen

I'm using a %Windir%\System32\displayswitch.exe to change projection mode beetwen internal and external. Unfortunately - sometimes internal screen is not the screen, which I would like to be. Is ...
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Desktop with dual boot (MacOS/Win10) with random crashes on both OS

not gonna waste your time so straight to the point: First what I mean by "crash" - all monitors turn off as if the system slept, audio keeps going (yt videos keep playing) for a while between 3secs ...
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RDC blanks out second screen

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 10 and an addition Dell monitor that is much larger then my laptops. I use a citrix receiver to connect to a remote machine, once connected I then RDC to this ...
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How to use the Windows 10 magnifier on 1 screen only

I have found the magnifier functionality in windows 10 incredibly useful to make text more legible on dimmed screens. However, I would prefer if the full-screen version would only be active on ONE of ...
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Windows 10 - Disable third monitor automatically when it's powered off

I have three monitor outputs from my video card: monitor 1, monitor 2, and a projector. The Windows display settings looks like this: monitor setup If the projector is turned off, and I move my ...
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4.5m DisplayPort to HDMI cable does not work

I connected my Desktop PC to a monitor via a 4.5m long DisplayPort to HDMI cable, but the monitor does not receive any input signals. What I have tried so far: I changed the cable but got same ...
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VMWare Workstation modal dialogs too wide

I have a dual-monitor setup running under Windows 10. I recently upgraded from VMWare Workstation 14 to 15. All of a sudden, I am seeing all modal dialogs having a width longer than both my monitors ...
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Two monitors: pointer sometimes gets slightly stuck on the edge on one monitor

Recently switched from one to two monitor setup. Sometimes, pointer gets stuck on the edge of one monitor (always the same) and I need to really insist by making huge moves to make the pointer finally ...
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ShareX: make a GIF of the second monitor?

I would like to do a GIF animation displaying fully only my second monitor. Is it possible with the ShareX - the Screen Capture Tool? I tried to use the region capture using Ctrl+Shift+PrintScreen ...
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I am running two Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO's and want to run 3 monitors with Win 10.

However I don't have the SLI bridge to connect them together. Both of the cards are using the standard DVIx2 connections on the back but when i connect the third monitor it isn't seen. What am I ...
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AMD RX 480: lags when multiple monitor is conected and one is not used by the computer

I have currently two monitors on my PC's AMD RX 480: 1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort when both monitors show the content of the PC it works fine. But when I connect a laptop to one of my monitor(both ...