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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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How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7? By default the same background picture is used for both displays. I am looking for a solution without ...
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How to work with multi-screen setup,what is it useful for?

I have a 17.3" laptop and 19" monitor,I connected the monitor to my laptop to see what multi-screen environment looks like. I set it to extend my screen, but there was no impressions. My question is,...
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Second video card (PCI) under Windows 7

I'm trying to get an old PCI video card (Diamond Stealth 2500) along with a normal PCI-E video card. In BIOS, there is a setting to switch between PEG/PCI or PCI/PEG on startup (PEG is PCI-E Graphics)...
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Differences between MacBook Pro DisplayPort cables

I have a July 2009 MacBook Pro 15" laptop. It has a Display Port connector for external monitors, and Apple seem to offer 3 types of adapter cables. What is the difference and capabilities of each of ...
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Computer will not recognize second display upon waking up

One of my user's desktops will not recognize its second display when it wakes up. This problem started this morning, following the installation of several Microsoft Office updates. I can list them if ...
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Thinkpad T60: VGA output is tinted yellow (but not DVI output)

I have a Thinkpad T60 that I use at work. When I plug in an external monitor to the VGA port of the machine (either the VGA port in the laptop's docking station, or the VGA port built into the laptop ...
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Three monitors setup on machine with integrated graphic card

I have a HP DC7100 and want to use three screens with it. The machine has an integrated graphics card, 2 PCI slots, 1 'PCI-E x 16' and 1 'PCI-E x 1' slot. What is the best setup for three screens? ...
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How can I stop big windows from resizing when I lock my workstation?

I have a multimonitor setup on Windows XP x64. If I have a window sized to be larger than a single monitor (say, a web browser that's wide enough for 2 monitors), and I lock my workstation, it will ...
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Dual monitors: one for gaming and one for browsing [closed]

There are some full screen games that when running, will prevent me from moving the mouse cursor to the other screen. Is there a program that will allow me to do this? My operating system is Windows ...
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Monitor Calibration Tools and Software

At work, I have two monitors. Both of them are Dell E198WFPs, however, manufactured 8 months apart from one another, so they're not from the same lot. I'm looking to calibrate them. Currently, my ...
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Keep Fullscreen Flash/Silverlight Video opened on Monitor 2

Like many of you, I'm working with two monitors. I'm trying to watch an episode on Channel9's vid-cast, but every time I click back onto my other monitor, the video exits fullscreen-mode, and goes ...
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How can you show the login prompt on both monitors when logging in with Windows 7?

I have a desktop machine with an ATI VGA/DVI AGP card driving two monitors. Everything is peachy until I connect to this machine via a remote desktop session. After a remote desktop session, I ...
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Is there a way to duplicate the taskbar across multiple monitors in windows 7?

I don't want to expand it. I want to duplicate it on both, keeping the expanded desktop
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Do KVMs exist for multiple monitors?

If I have my PC setup with 2 monitors (for wide desktop, useful for web development), and my mac setup with multiple monitors - is there a KVM available that can support this? It seems most of them ...
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How to set up multiple video cards in Windows XP

All I am trying to do is run a three monitor setup, two widescreens on the good card at high res and a third smaller monitor at 1024x768 that I watch continuously updating info in. I have a Dell ...
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CentOS Dual-screen doesn't work

I am running a CentOS 5.3 x86_64 (fully updated as of today). It has a video card I cannot identify -- I run lspci and it identifies itself as: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation ...
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Is there any way to get a windows application to always start on “Monitor n”?

The specific app I'm having a problem with is Firefox but I'd like a generic solution. I have 2 monitors the larger is my main monitor. I would like to be able to tell windows that every time I start ...
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Mouse icon problem with dual monitors on Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 9.04 with the desktop extended across two monitors. Everything is working well except, when I move the mouse pointer from monitor one to monitor two, an image of the mouse ...
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How to find a third monitor which will fit with existing ones?

So I currently have a setup which has two monitors. Recently I have been thinking that this setup is less than ideal, because there is no primary monitor right in front of me for me to focus on, I ...
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Can I drive two external screens from an 'Alu' iMac?

I've got a 24" 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo iMac. It's about 18 months old, though I can't specifically remember when I bought it. It has a Displayport Mini-DVI socket on the back, and currently I have that ...
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Set Windows XP Lock Screen Background

I've googled this a bit, but have yet to find anything. I have 4 monitors. when I lock my screen via win+L, it turns 3 of them to the background color selected in background options, and the 4th one ...
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Dual monitors set to “turn of display in 10 minutes” and only one wakes up after moving the mouse and/or tapping the keyboard

The problem happens on multiple machines in our office. All of them run on Nvidia graphics cards and all use Windows Vista. Sometimes we can get the dormant monitor to wake up by hitting ctrl+alt+...
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A drawing tablet combined with a dual-monitor system issue

I have an Aiptek Media Tablet which I've used on my old computer for creating digital art. For about a month now, I also have a new Quad-core Windows Vista 64-bits system with plenty of disk space and ...
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Can I use triple monitors with one real graphics card an my motherboard's integrated graphics?

So, it it possible? I don't want to buy another graphics card if possible, and my existing card only has two outputs. However, my motherboard is supposed to have integrated graphics, and I don't ...
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Making external monitor of HP TouchScreen tx2 primary monitor

I want to make an external monitor the primary monitor and the notebook monitor of the HP TouchScreen the secondary monitor on Windows Vista. The usual way via preferences doesn't seem to work.
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How can I script nvidia display setting changes?

I have my tv connected to my Windows XP pc's nvidia GeForce 8500 GT. I am constantly switching between single display and clone display. Is there a way to script these settings? I would be fine ...
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Monitors go to sleep and come back blue

Recently, my displays have been turning blue when they wake up from sleep. This has hapeened on my Macbook and on my 2nd monitor on my PC (which I use for VM and remote desktop). It's possible that ...
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How can I stop Flash from leaving full-screen mode when it loses focus due to a mouse-click in the other monitor?

On a multi-monitor system, if I'm viewing a full-screen video in Flash on one monitor, clicking the mouse on the other monitor causes Flash to leave full-screen mode and revert to normal size. What's ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor?

Is it possible to make my laptop's screen act as a second monitor for my desktop computer?
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Dual-monitor VPC/VMware

If there was a feature request for Virtual PC or VMWare, it would be dual-monitor support. Why hasn't this been done?
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Is it possible to connect a MacBook to two monitors?

My friend has a MacBook from around when OS X Leopard came out. It's one of the white plastic ones. Can he connect this to two monitors? If not, what does he need to do so? Moderator Edit: ...
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Ubuntu: How to set each workspace to a separate monitor

I have a brand-new t-500 Laptop with docking station, and a Samsung SyncMaster T220 connected to it. The OS is Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I would like to set up the workspaces, so that the right one would be ...
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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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Triple monitor setup with PCI-Express and PCI slots?

I currently have a PCI-Express video card which supports my dual monitor setup with 2 outputs. I want to add a third monitor via a PCI slot, which I already have a video card for. When I plug the ...
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Adjusting 2 monitors to have the same brightness/contrast

I have a dual monitor setup on Linux, with both monitors being Phillips 109S. One is observably brighter than the other, and I could not make them reach the same level, and it's quite disturbing, e.g. ...
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What is the optimal monitor setup?

I currently use 2 monitors. A 19" and an old 15". I love having dual output as I can use the 2nd one to show my emails or a web browser while I work on my main monitor. I would like to upgrade, ...
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Safari 4 colours corrupted on multi-monitor set-up

I find that when using Safari 4 on a multi-display Mac set-up, the colors will become corrupted when scrolling the content view of the window. Banding is introduced and the foreground colours tend ...
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Is there any way to make an external monitor the primary under Boot Camp?

This may be a general problem for all Windows XP portables, I don't know, I don't have a dedicated Windows portable. I'm running a MacBookPro Unibody (so it's using the Nvidia 9600M chip under ...
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How to use Exposé independently on multiple monitors? (Mac)

I've got 2 monitors, and in order to activate an Exposé "hot corner", I'd like to simply be able to move my cursor to the corner of my current screen. Is this possible? At present, to use the top ...
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Is Displayport preferable to DVI for monitor connections? [closed]

I'm currently running a single Dell 24" (2408WFP) screen, but am considering adding a second. The problem I've got is that I'm currently using the DVI connector to the on board graphics, so will need ...
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Single Monitor act exactly like dual monitor?

Does anyone know if there is a way to make a single monitor act like a dual monitor with 2 totally seperated areas that are detected at the window's level. Eg. 2560x1600 monitor to show up as 2 ...
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External monitor goes to sleep once vista loads?

My laptop's screen stopped working after a mishap with my dog, so I decided to turn it into a desktop computer. I recently bought an HP w2207h monitor and will mirror the monitor image from the ...
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Print Screen Error With Dual Monitors

I have a dual monitor setup running Windows XP, and when I hit "Print Screen" and try to paste into Paint, it fails with the error "error getting the clipboard data". Holding down alt-print screen ...
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LCD monitor reports incorrect maximum resolution

I have four 20" Planar 2010M LCD monitors with a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 connected to two nVidia video cards (8600 GT and 7600 GS). I'm running Windows Server 2003 x86. Recently, two of ...
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Multi-monitor Usage [closed]

How many different applications do you use with a 2, 3, 4, 5 or more monitor setup? What's the most sophisticated multi-monitor setup you've seen? To be more specific, I would like to know exactly ...
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Is there a remote desktop application which supports multiple monitors?

We mostly use Windows XP's "Remote Desktop Connection", but whenever we use it to connect to a computer with multiple monitors, even if the client computer has multiple monitors as well - the remote ...
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Three 1920x1200 monitors [closed]

I have three 28" (27.5" viewable) monitors with a native resolution of 1920x1200. I'm wondering, if I were to build a new (gaming) PC, what would be the best hardware to use if I wanted to make use ...
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Multiple monitors on a laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? I'm interested in hardware solutions allowing 3+ monitors on a laptop. I'll describe my setup below - it's not ideal, though, and I'...
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Are there any virtualization systems that have good support for dual monitors?

Are there any good virtualization programs that work well with dual monitors? I'm using VirtualBox, and there doesn't seem to be any way to get it to use both of my monitors. If it matters, I'm ...
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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 ...