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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 to use a second computer as an additional monitor (Linux Fedora 24)?

My Objective I would like to use my laptop, which is running Fedora 24, as a second monitor for desktop computer, which is also running Fedora 24. What I have tried and what doesn't quite cut it or:...
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remote desktop connection on 2 out of 3 monitors

I am using Windows 10 to remotely connect to my virtual machine also running Windows 10. I have three monitors and like to use two of them for remote desktop connection, but not all three. I am aware ...
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Adjust window snap speed on multi-monitor setup?

I am using a multi-monitor setup and every time I try to move a window from one monitor to the other it tries to snap it on the side of the current monitor not letting me move it over to the other ...
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Is there a way to move windows across screens in task view?

I am using Windows 10 with two screens and making use of the multiple desktops. Despite best intentions of keeping my windows organised, I inevitably end up needing to shift programs between desktops ...
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Possible to black out/dim second screen while using multiple displays in VLC 2.1.3 fullscreen mode?

Pardon if this is a duplicate, but I searched and could only find the reverse of my question. I remember VLC used to have an option to "not" black out the second screen when playing a video in ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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Want unchanged HDMI output when lid closed (Linux)

My question is similar to a couple of other questions except I need a Linux/Ubuntu solution. When I plug a HDMI cable into my laptop, I automatically get a second desktop on the second screen. This ...
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Simulate two root windows on single monitor with use of RANDR extension

This question might seen similar to Emulating extra displays but it's different in the important detail. Suppose I'd like to test a feature for certain window manager with multi monitor support using ...
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How do I use Hyper-V with multiple monitor monitor support but leaving one?

I currently have 3 monitors but I need to use Virtual Machine remotely on two monitors and on one native OS or some other application. When I connect to VM and check "Use All My Monitor", in full ...
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Sticky corners in Windows 7?

I couldn't google anything about it. Afaik, Windows 8+ has a sticky corners feature where, while using multiple monitors, if the user moves the mouse from one monitor to another at the top or bottom ...
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What are the steps to enable Apple monitor on Centos 7

I have Centos7 installed on a Dell XPS L502X which has a thunderbolt compatible? (Mini DisplayPort) port. I've plugged in my Apple Mac monitor but predictably enough Centos detects it as an unknown ...
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Dual Screen Win10 Setup, Mouse Gets Stuck Top Right Of Screen

I have 2 Dell U2415 screens setup via my Nvidia 970 card. One uses DVI other HDMI. Everything works perfectly, but since upgrading to Windows 10 there is one small issue. When I put my cursor at the ...
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Kali Linux's NVIDIA driver install guide does not work

I'm trying to get my natively installed Kali Linux distro to detect my second monitor. I have two Samsung S20B300 monitors but its only picking up one of them. The one it is picking up is plugged in ...
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Flux Disabling it for specific Windows/Monitors (VLC hardware overlay?)

F.lux is some color management application. My problem, with multiple monitors, is that I multitask. There are not distinct movie watching times, and coding/working/browser times; It is just all at ...
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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...
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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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Geforce GT 540M on HDMI

I have a First FSM-270 2560x1440 monitor that I can seem to get to work. My laptop has is an ASUS with GT 540M graphics card, I am not sure but it only seems to drive the VGA output. There is a HDMI ...
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Virtual screen on Windows like XVFB on Linux

For a good while I have been playing with the idea of having a virtual screen which is "attached" to my real screen but does not really exist. The idea is that it should almost be like xvfb, the ...
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dual-monitor “infinite desktop” for the cursor

I have a dual-screen Windows 7 set-up. The monitors are set side-by side, and I have it configured so that I can move the cursor directly from one screen to the other. i.e. The right edge of Monitor 1 ...
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How to keep the Alt-Tab menu on the second monitor in Ubuntu?

I'm running the latest Ubuntu version on my laptop, and every day when I arrive at my office I turn on the laptop and plug everything on. That includes a monitor that happens to be larger than the ...
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Script to switch primary display setting

Given an extended 2-display setup, is there a script (Powershell preferred) that will toggle the following setting for a display? Under different circumstances, I'd like to set my laptop or my ...
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X11 Multiple monitors with Putty

I'm currently trying to use X11 forwarding via Putty on my Windows laptop to run Pycharm. It works fine on my native laptop screen, but when I connect another monitor, I get this: White space. As ...
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Can I enable Intel HD Graphics in my Laptop BIOS with no display?

This is an odd request, but somehow after plugging in a j5 Create USB-to-HDMI splitter and installing their driver, my Radeon graphics card now shows up as disconnected in the Device Manager. The ...
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Multiple Monitors in Remote Session

Following Situation: On my desktop computer, I have attached 4 monitors (works great, as it should). If I start a remote session (Microsoft RDP or HP RGS) to another desktop computer with an onboard ...
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ArchLinux multi GPU with different GPU types

I have a Thinkpad T420 with a Intel HD 3000 and a EXP GDC ExpressCard eGPU adaptor with a ZOTAC Geforce GT 630 attached to it. I have two monitors connected to the GT 630 and want to have an ...
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Extend background on two of three monitors

I have three monitors (two with the same size) and I'd like to set the same extended background for the two monitors with the same size and I'd like to set another background on the different sized ...
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How to duplicate 3 displays in Windows 10?

I'm running a setup with 1 monitor and 1 computer with an RX470 where they are connected with 3 cables: DVI Dual Link, HDMI and DP. Both Windows and the AMD software correctly detect these connections ...
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Computer restarts when turning monitors off and on

I usually leave my computer on overnight, I just turn off my two monitors which are daisy-chained. A month ago I noticed that the Computer would turn off / restart overnight. When I turned on the ...
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Moving mouse through multiple monitors on Windows 7

It is hard to explain so I have uploaded this image: Can I move the mouse between monitors in "circles"? Let's say I want to move my mouse from A to A, B to B, C to C and in other directions too.
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Synergy- Running dual screen on left and right with Windows and OS X in the middle

I have a desktop setup where i use one monitor on the left (windows) and one on the right (windows). Both are connected to the same computer. Then i got an Imac in the middle. Is there a way to get ...
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Window resolution gets screwed up when docking or undocking laptop

I have an HP EliteBook 850 and 2 HP EliteDisplay E231. The laptop has a 14" screen and the monitors are both 23". If I undock the laptop without shutting down first, the resolution of the windows get'...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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Maximum multi-display resolution for Intel HD-520 & Nvidia 940M laptop

I'm considering a new laptop (ASUS UX303UB) that has Intel HD-520 graphics and has a discrete GPU in the Nvidia 940M. The believe the laptop has a mini-DisplayPort (1.2) and an HDMI 1.4 port. The ...
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Is it possible to have more than one screen in Parallels?

I use Parallels 10 on Yosemite. My hardware has one screen or two screens, depending on if I use the laptop and/or an external screen in combination. However, Parallels only recognises one screen: (...
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In Windows 10 it possible to set a unique wallpaper for each display via command line or powershell?

In Windows 10 I found the feature to allow setting a unique wallpaper per desktop monitor (control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper), however; I have a need to script this for a ...
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Questions about KMS/DRM and linux /dev/fb* devices

Basically, what I want to do is to allow most standard framebuffer graphics apps (At least, any that support being told which /dev/fb* device to use, or can deduce that from the framebuffer the VT ...
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Windows 7 Dualview: Allow mouse transfer to smaller monitor on complete display height

I have a 2 monitor setup, a large 2560x1440 main monitor and a second 1080p monitor to the left. However, there's always a significant amount of screenheight where my mouse gets stuck when I try to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into C:\Users\{your_username}\...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 GTX ...
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Configure three screens backed by two graphic chips in a laptop under Linux

I'd like to connect two external monitors (one via HDMI, one via VGA) to my HP ProBook 4330s LW813EA laptop, while keeping the laptop screen on as well. The Intel HD 3000 graphics embedded in Core i5-...
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switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
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TV still detected as monitor when off

I have a desktop computer connected to a monitor via DVI and an Hisense HDTV via HDMI. I have the opposite problem that a lot of people have encountered. Even when I turn my TV off, Windows still sees ...
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Automatically restore windows as monitors are connected and disconnected?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 equivalent to the Mac OS utility Stay that let's you "automatically restore windows as displays are connected and disconnected". I have a laptop that usually stays ...
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How to connect a monitor via an USB based VGA card?

I want to connect two external monitors to my Toshiba Satellite C640, although I have only one VGA port. I have an external USB to VGA card which I connected, but it did not detect the second monitor ...
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Mac forgetting multiple monitor settings

I have a MBP running ML. I have 2 extra monitors. one is attached via the mini display port, and i never have problems with it. the other is attached via usb and a displaylink adaptor. combine that ...
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Dual monitor color calibration

I'm trying to get my monitors (two different models) to look the same. I've been fiddling with the gamma/brightness/color channels in the NVIDIA Control Panel, but I can't make them look exactly the ...
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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 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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USB C Hub + MacOs High Sierra with two monitors stuck on mirroring

I am currently using an Apple MacBook - just one usb C port - with a hub that allows me to use an HDMI and a VGA port. I have tried everything - SMC reset, PRAM reset, holding the option key to ...
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How to Open 2 Different Powerpoint Slides and Run Slideshows on 2 Different Monitors in a Dual Monitors Setup on Windows Startup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 10. I already have 2 different powerpoint 2016 slides open after Windows startup using shortcuts in the startup folders. Now I need these two different ...