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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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Sortcut to switch desktop dual motitor, Cinnamon(linux)

Two monitor are connected to my PC and running Cinnamon desktop (Mint Linux 19). The main monitor in front of me, some time I want to swap all apps from one monitor to the other. Current this is a ...
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My computer activity is being monitored by an close family friend, need advice? [closed]

A family "friend" (who works in an IT department) has been monitoring my online activity for months somehow and I don't know what to do. Every time this "friend" is over for dinner or shows up at the ...
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Laptop display is fully white, but only in Windows

I am using an HP ProBook 4540s with Windows 7 Professional as the OS. Specs can be found here. The issue began when pressure was applied to the laptop body (on the front edge and the back of the ...
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Black Screen on R9 270 arch linux

I am having a strange issue where the monitor connected to my second gpu (r9 270) is showing a black screen. The monitors connected to my primary GPU (rx 480) show Arch Linux fine. My hardware: Ryzen ...
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xrandr doesn't detect HDMI monitor

My second monitor has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with an OpenBox desktop and an nVidia 1060, using the nVidia 396 driver. I've been fiddling with my display settings ...
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Set screen resolution to 1680 x 1050 on a VGA monitor

I changed my screen resolution on my monitor to 1920 x 1080. And got a message: Input signal out of range Please change to 1680 x 1050 @60hz However, this option is not availiable on the screen ...
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In Xorg can an existing window be sent to another display by command line?

I have two windows which I want to see at the same time with two different $DISPLAY env vars, for example one is over vnc to another computer in the same LAN. The problem is both windows are created ...
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5-monitor setup with different size but same resolution

I have a 5-monitor setup with a large screen in the middle and 4x monitors that are ¼ of the main monitor size. The resolution is the same. Is there a way to have the small monitors behave like they ...
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Unable to extend display using WindowKey+P in win 7

I am unable to extend my monitor display to another monitor using windowKey+P shortcut. I also tried running displayswitch.exe from run command but nothing appears. BTW, i am using standard vga ...
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Calibrating touchscreens with multiple other monitors plugged in, windows 10

I have a display set up for a flight sim with 8 monitors plugged into two 1070s. Two of these monitors are touch screens, which I need the touch functionality to pilot the sim. The monitors are two ...
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Why my Asus ROG Gl702zc will not connect to my second monitor?

I have recently bought the Asus ROG GL702zc laptop, and I want to connect it to my HP S2031a monitor. Since both these devices don't share any port, I have tried to connect it by an HDMI cable and ...
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10240x768 desktop display

I have a lot of small monitors at work; I think they're 1024x768. Is there a device that can take, for example, 10 computer monitors and present it as a single logical 10240x768 display to the ...
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Program's Windows Maximize Bug

My Optiplex is set up with an additional monitor. The original monitor has 1920x1080 resolution and the additional one has 1280x1024. I am using AMD Radeon M465X graphics card and all others are ...
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Monitor image shifted 2 inches

I bought a used monitor (Acer V223W) and hooked it up to my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5310). At first the monitor duplicated my laptop but with bars on the top and bottom. I then pressed "auto ...
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How to 'separate' a vertical oriented monitor?

I am using Windows 10 Education with two external monitors. For reading purposes one of them is oriented vertically. On the 'normal' monitor I can use the button 'Windows+[arrow_key_leftOrRight]' to ...
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How to select fixed posision, dimensions, and monitor for each program in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have two monitors (2560x1440 and 1920x1080). To maximize productivity I manually move the window of program X to monitor Y and set its dimension to something specific. I do this for most programs. ...
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Automate arrangement of multiple displays in Windows 10

I work in an open space office type with external monitors at every single work space. I don't have a set work space, so everytime I connect to a new external monitor screen I get the default open of ...
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(Real)VNC Viewer Dual/Multiple Display at remote pc - toggle display?

VNC is a great tool. However with multiple monitors either on client or on server its a bit sub-optimal. fi. if the server features 2 monitors and the client 2 you got one single window in the viewer ...
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Remembering which monitor an application lives on

Is there an app or something that will remember which monitor an application should "live" on? I am hooking my mac laptop up to 2 monitors and there are 3 screens. Every time I unplug then replug ...
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dvi and vga dual monitors

I am trying to set up a dual monitor system on my PC that contains a DVI port and VGA port. the VGA port is connected to one monitor with a standard VGA cable. And the second monitor is connected to ...
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How to use VGA & HDMI port on my laptop?

I have a VGA and a HDMI port on my laptop like that: If I plugin a VGA cable there is no space for a HDMI cable anymore: I did not find slim versions of VGA or HDMI cable. Is there any chance that I ...
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Which is the most efficient way of connecting dual monitors to a laptop (with HDMI and type C ports)?

My laptop is Asus Vivobook S150. It has a USB 3.1 type C port and a HDMI port. I want to have a dual monitor setup with it. I assume that I should connect one of the monitors to the HDMI port. Which ...
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Windows 10 taskbar multiple monitor - Show pinned apps + only active apps on each monitor

I was able to get only active apps to show on the taskbar for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup via this thread: Show corresponding icons for each monitor on task bar That works great, now I ...
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NVIDIA High Definition Audio only appears when opening Sound Control Panel

My computer runs Windows 10 Enterprise and its NVIDIA GTX 1080 connected to one monitor via DisplayPort and two additional displays (HDTVs) that are normally turned off, via HDMI. Monitors are set up ...
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Moving an offscreen window in osx (is there an app?)

I have a wineapp that is kinda buggy and it won't return to my screen once I unplug the second monitor. It stays where I had it on the second monitor. If I use Mission control I can see the window, ...
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Goland not showing on current monitor after detaching HDMI

I detached my HDMI Cord and now when I load Goland it starts and then moves off the screen to what should be my HDMDI Screen. I checked my Graphics Options and everything is set for single monitor ...
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Screens turning off unecessarily

I just started at a new job. I've been given two big samsung monitors. (I'm not sure what exact model. Device manager doesn't report anything) When I lock the screen, the lock screen picture ...
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What hardware specs are important when looking for a laptop that can quickly switch monitors?

During the day I often connect/disconnect my laptop to external displays, projectors and docking stations through HDMI. After switching the monitor the computer needs time to reorder/redraw the ...
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connect two monitors to XPS 15 laptop

I have an XPS 15 laptop with thunderbolt and hdmi and usb ports. I want to connect it to two external monitors: 1. DELL P2715Q 2. LG 29UM68-P DELL P2715Q LG 29UM68-P the spec sheet for LG says: ...
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Mirror my screen with multiple resolutions

What I have Windows 10 ( What I use mainly, but I do have access to other OS's if necessary. 2 Screens What I want I want to be able to mirror one of my screens to the other, but I want the second ...
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Right-Click to 'Show on this monitor'

In a multi-monitor setting, is there a way to drag a window from another monitor to the current one, preferrable by right-clicking on the task bar icon and choosing the option "Show on this monitor"? ...
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Laptop as external monitor for desktop via DP/USB-C?

So with Windows 10's "Project to This PC" Miracast stuff, I can use my laptop as a third monitor for my desktop. However, this is laggy, not the highest quality, and requires an active connection. If ...
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Microsoft Wireless Display: black border around image (screen image is scaled down)

I've been connecting to a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (firmware version 2.0.8381) for the last couple years, from my Windows 10 (64-bit) laptop with an Intel HD 620 graphics chip. I have been ...
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Surface Pro 3 Fresco Logic USB 3.0 to HDMI flickering

I bought a big flat screen and a Fresco Logic adapter. I see my USB 3 port is active and working but can't get the screen to stop flickering. I could use a mini Display Port adapter instead (that I ...
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Create a screen session with multiple windows, and execute different command within each window keeping session attached

I wish to create a configuration file for a screen session that has a few split windows open, and in each window I execute a command and keep the session attached. screen -dm bash -c "ls -l;exec bash"...
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Monitor settings change after using KVM

I'm a relatively new Linux user, and as such am still learning where things are in Linux. I have a 2 computer, 4 monitor KVM hooked up with my work computer and personal desktop computer. I've ...
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What is the easiest way to allow 2 users use 1 Computer SIMULTANEOUSLY? [closed]

I have made a system for my nice and nephew who are children. Unfortunately time (I recently got notified that Im going to get drafted in a couple of weeks) and personal resources do not allow me to ...
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Low FPS on second monitor

I have a X550JX laptop and i bought a monitor (XG2402), i was getting 100FPS on Overwatch with high settings but now i'm getting 30-59 FPS even when every video setting is LOW or OFF. I wonder if it'...
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Linux Mint: Updated My Nvidia Drivers, My Second Monitor and nvidia-settings Stopped Working

I have a laptop running Linux Mint MATE, with two monitors connected to it, one via a USB hub and one directly. My graphics card can only handle two monitors at a time, but up until now that was fine:...
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Monitor refreshing after launching a game?

I am unable to get my second monitor to work through hdmi to vga converter cable after launching a game and changing the target display to my second monitor, my main monitor that is connected to my pc ...
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How to make nexus 10 as a monitor

I have an old nexus 10. It is slow, but fully functional. I have an old notebook which the monitor does not work. The nexus has a mini HDMI connector. Is it possible to make the nexus 10 as a monitor ...
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Windows 10 windows being shuffled around after locking computer

I recently upgraded monitors to new Dell Ultrasharp monitors from some older Dell monitors. I have 6 monitors, and two Nvidia GPUs to drive them all, and the old monitors all had DVI connections. ...
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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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Dual screen set up to Nvidia GeForce GT 740 graphics card

My office PC had an Nvidia GeForce 210 graphics card with a DVI-I output (along with a VGA output) and I had my dual screen set up like: Monitor 1 - VGA to VGA Monitor 2 - VGA to DVI-I -> VGA adaptor ...
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After using PowerPoint my monitors are no longer recognized

My normal setup is a laptop + laptop monitor, and 2 external screens connected via a onelink lenovo adaptor (a small docking station). After using my computer in a meeting room with a projector I ...
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iMac external monitors keep changing order

Occasionally after rebooting my iMac my two external monitors switch positions. This is quite frustrating as many of the apps I use are forced to open on particular windows and, adding to frustration, ...
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ASUS monitor continually blinks blue 'no signal' when windows turns screen off

This annoyance has been happening since I bought the monitor 8 months ago and any research has not turned up this specific problem. The model of my ASUS monitor specifically is the PB258Q and is ...
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Error changing Nvidia Settings permanently

i have a vertical monitor and therefore rotated it 90* by nvidia-settings. Unfortunately i can't safe to X Configuration file because i get the following error: Package xorg-server was not found in ...
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Can't connect MacBook pro to BenQ GW2765 monitor

I have just got a MacBook Pro and am trying to connect it to my BenQ GW2765 monitor via this USB-C to DisplayPort cable. Neither the Mac nor the monitor see each other. I'd be very grateful for any ...
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Both of my displays randomly loose digital DVI signal and black screens

I have 2 10 years old(ish) display that are being used by an gtx 1060 graphics card. After a random period of time (I made sure it's not sleep) both displays looses DVI signal and goes into black ...