Questions tagged [multiple-monitors]

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I'm trying to get two monitors to run on Windows 10, but my computer isn't detecting the second monitor

I run 64 bit Windows 10, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3gb graphics card (with up to date driver version 26.21.14.3630 direct from the NVIDIA website) and am trying to set up a second monitor. I ...
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Sharing 2 monitors between 2 computers

I have a work laptop with 2 hdmi output, and have a personal laptop with 2 hdmi output, and also 2 monitors with hdmi input I want to be able to switch between these computers, I am not sure what ...
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Preventing resolution breaking when playing a game fullscreen

I am sorry if the title sounds misleading, I'm not entirely sure how to best word this. I have a 3840x2160p monitor. When I play demanding games I usually have to play at a lower resolution. However I ...
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Windows 10 still freezing after fresh install

this is my first time posting on this forum, so excuse me if I make a mistake or two. It first started with my computer freezing for a few seconds and then rebooting by itself. I hadn't installed any ...
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How to change default video card in a laptop?

I have an Asus VivoBook S15 X510UF, with an Intel integrated video card and a Nvidia GeForce MX130. In the Nvidia settings, I see only 3D options, but I want to set the settings from the Nvidia panel ...
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How to tell Xrandr to put the windows on a specific monitor

I am using Arandr on xubuntu (xfce DE) 16.04 to setup my screens when i dock my laptop. The problem is I have two monitors, left one is setup in portrait and my main one is in landscape. Now the ...
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How to make a LCD controller from scratch?

I have an old pc which I don't use anymore. So I decided to turn its display into a monitor. I know that you have to plug the monitor into a controller, but I saw the images on Google and I don't need ...
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How to increase resolution maintaining Hertz

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 932MW LCD TV, that I connected as a secondary monitor via HDMI to my laptop AsusVivoBook S15 X510UF with Windows 10 build 1903. It has an integrated Intel video card and a ...
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Make You Tube full screen on part of the screen

My current montior setup looks like this: The three monitors are for film editing. I now added the fourth display for other stuff like Email, Whats App and YouTube. As 16:9 videos won't play full ...
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External screen going black every few minutes

I've recently upgraded my home workstation by plugging an external monitor to my laptop using a vga <-> hdmi adapter (it's an older monitor that doesn't have an hdmi port). Lately the screen has ...
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Windows 10 separate windows to separate desktops when disconnecting from extended dual monitor

I have a laptop running Windows 10 Pro. I use this laptop for mobile computing and as a desktop. As a desktop, it's connected to an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I unplug the laptop from the ...
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Can I Connect My ASUS Laptop to 2 External 4K Monitors?

I have an ASUS X510UA-BB51-CB to which I need to connect 2 external 4K displays in extended mode (I can close the laptop screen, I just need to use the 2 external displays). The problem that I'm ...
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Samsung TV “Mode not supported”

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 932MW LCD TV from 2008, which I connected to my Asus VivoBook S with Windows 10 build 1903 via HDMI as a secondary monitor. Even though I have set the resolution to 1440 x ...
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I want one of my monitors act like the laptop monitor

I have connected two monitors to my laptop: Monitor 1: Laptop monitor. Monitor 2: External monitor connected through VGA port. Monitor 3: External monitor connected through HDMI port. I want to ...
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How to force connect monitor on latest Windows?

I'm following this guide on how to set up a secondary screen with chromecast, however, in the latest build 1903, there isn't the option Try to connect anyway on: VGA in display settings. How can I do ...
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Jupyter notebook matplotlib plot window on second monitor

I use qt5 engine for plotting in jupyter, and my plot pops up as standard matplotlib plots but it always appear behind the current chrome window. Is there a way to make a new plot window (chrome popup)...
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Windows 10 keyboard shortcut to vertically move a window to another monitor

I'm aware that you can move windows between monitors using the Windows logo key + Ctrl + Left/Right arrow combo. But this only works horizontally, when the monitors are side by side. I would like to ...
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Can I get a laptop's output on 2 monitors (extended) with just 1 HDMI port?

So the laptop has 1 HDMI port, but I would like the display to be on 2 monitors (extended) I've tried a USB to VGA lead, but this doesn't seem to work. It only seems to mirror one display on both ...
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Edit DisplaySwitch options

I use 3 screens (1 Laptop + 2 Monitors). There are times when I want to use only 1 screen and turn off other 2 screens or use 2 and turn of the third. But any of these process requires a lot of clicks....
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Multiple-monitor mode: turning off the inactive monitors

I'm using dual monitors on a windows 10. I would like to turn off the inactive one, while retaining the dual-monitor mode of the OS, so that when I turn it back on, it has the proper setup. Moreover, ...
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Split screen into virtual displays

I need to make desktop user interface behave on single monitor as if several monitors are in use. I know there is a simple working solution for Linux here, but it is not enough complicated for my ...
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How do I get rid of monitor audio devices from Windows 10

I have 5 Dell monitors connected to my Windows 10 pc, and they have build-in speakers it seems - at least they show up as "Audio inputs and Outputs" in Device manager - and in the "Select Playback ...
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How to “shutdown” or “disable” an HDMI port on Windows?

My objective is to power on my projector automatically. My projector can power on automatically : at computer startup (restart doesnt effect) plugin the HDMI cable (after unplug) Windows+P doesn't ...
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HDMI to VGA somehow zooming computer screen in

So i recently purchased an Acer AL1916W from a garage sale (about 50 cents) and I planned to use it as a dual monitor to my computer (with an Staples-branded HDMI to VGA converter as my computer does ...
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Monitor Flicker when using Daisy Chain

I have a Dell P2715Q which supports daisy-chaining. I also have a Samsung c32f391 which does not support daisy chain but has both an HDMI and a display port. I have my HDMI port connected to a dock ...
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Unable to change my second monitor's resolution on Linux

I've been trying to change my monitor's resolution in settings and each time, I get a black screen and nothing else on my second monitor. I opened gnome-control-center in terminal and tried it and got ...
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HDMI disconnects very quickly after connecting

My computer is running Intel HD620 Graphics. Windows 10 The TV is a Panasonic Tx40C300B The TV has two HDMI ports on the back of it and the PC is connected via HDMI to one of them. When selecting ...
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Games won't display on primary monitor anymore

I am having an issue where it appears that the newest Nvidia driver is causing issues for me with multi-monitor setups in ANY game. If I run a game at 1920x1080 or lower resolution, it displays on my ...
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HDMI port stopped working - Ubuntu

I am running Ubunutu 18.04 (Ubuntu SMP with lightdm). My laptop has stopped detecting my secondary monitor via HDMI (it used to work before). I can connect to my secondary monitor via VGA still. ...
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Which resolutions and refresh rates are supported from Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 with Thinkpad P52s?

My aim: having the ThinkPad P52s display and two UHD monitors (Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD) running in conjunction. What I have tried/discovered so far: 1. Connecting one external monitor via DisplayPort ...
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Windows on second monitor move to primary monitor

After a recent Windows update, windows in my second monitor goes to the primary monitor when monitors goes to black. I do not have this problem before. My two monitors are Asus (primary) and AOC (...
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KDE Plasma 5: how to determine correct lastScreen values for panels in plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc

I have a laptop that I plug into a docking station on a daily basis. And almost every time, I need to modify my plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc, then do a plasma restart kquitapp5 plasmashell &...
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Connect two monitors to two HDTVs

Good day to all, I would like to request for some help here. Let me say sorry in advance for the broken English. I have a pc connected to two monitors. Let's call them Monitor A and Monitor B. What I ...
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Screen mirroring in Windows 10

In Windows 10, if you want to switch the screen connect mode to duplicate or extend mode, Windows key + P will be the shortcut key. However, if I am doing presentation, showing the projector box is ...
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How to connect the USB Cable of a techole HDMI splitter to linux?

I'm talking about this device: https://www.amazon.de/Techole-Aluminium-Verteiler-Unterst%C3%BCtzt-Blu-Ray-Player-Schwarz/dp/B07DW2445X/ref=sr_1_5?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&...
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How to use multiple monitors with an HDMI splitter on linux?

I have a Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Xeon E3-1200 processor. I use Ubuntu 18.04. My HDML splitter has an USB Cable too, that isn't recognized by the computer automatically though.
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How do I move the task bar to the default monitor in Windows 10?

I have a notebook running Windows 10 version 1803 (won't update to 1903, but that is another story) that I use either mobile, or at my desk. When at my desk, I run it with the lid closed, and 3 ...
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How to soft disconnect HDMI?

The pixel density of my TV is 4x my monitor, however some windows applications (mostly games) attempt to render the TV's pixel density on my monitor, resulting in only the bottom left quarter of the ...
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Updating Display Driver Causing Resolution Issue Windows 10

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Display Driver Dual Monitors both were on resolution 3840 x 2160 (both recommended) I needed to update in order to play WoW today (Error driver out of date, fixed ...
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Can xrandr/autorandr distinguish different monitor models connected to the same output?

I have a laptop with which I connect to a monitor at home ad at work. In both cases I use the same HDMI out for connecting the monitor. The one at the lab is 1440p/60hz and the one at home is 1080p/...
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SearchProtocolHost.exe crashes when laptop plugged into ThinkPad

I have Two HP E243i monitors connected to my HP laptop (Windows 7) using a Lenovo ThinkPad 40AF USB Dock. The two external screens are randomly flickering every few minutes. I have tried ...
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HDMI TV capped at 24 Hz

Two weeks ago, I bought a new Lenovo Y540 (81SXCTO1WW) with a 144 Hz screen. That screen works well, and the switchable graphics (Intel UHD 630 and Nvidia RTX 2060) also work properly. I have updated ...
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Are there any Remote Desktop software with good Multi-Monitor support?

I have recently used TeamViewer, which seems to be the only one who can do in a fairly good way, but the pricing is ridiculous. Both the server and client has two monitors, and the client need to be ...
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Make two non fullscreen windows for RDP

I like using RDP windowed (it gives me easy access to my local pc). I set it on 1900x1100 and on a 1920x1200 monitor I can still see the local machine's taskbar. Both machines are Win 10 Pro. However,...
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how can I have 1 mouse control 2 cursors on diffrent computers at the same time

I have been looking for a way to split a mouse across 2 computers. So that both computers have their cursor aligned and as I move the mouse the cursors still have the same x and y. This is possible ...
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Taskbar and open windows moving to primary display after lock

2x monitor setup Primary (1) on right via display (port 1) on graphics card, secondary (2) on left via HDMI (port 2) on grap[hics card I put my task bar on (2). I open several app windows on (2). ...
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Can I connect two external monitors to a laptop has two graphic cards (embedded and external)?

My laptop (Lenovo G510) has two graphic cards, AMD Radeon HD 8750M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600. The laptop has one HDMI port and one VGA port. I tried to connect one monitor by the HDMI and another ...
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HP EliteBook 740 5G with 4 monitors?

I have an HP EliteBook 740 5G laptop and I am attempting to run 4 monitors at once. All my searching has only returned information on Duel or Three monitor set ups and I am trying to see if it is at ...
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Video on one dock will work but not the other dock

I have an Asus ROG GL702vm https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-GL702VM/ I have a usb and video(HDMI) dock (that connects via USB-C/Thunderboldt) that I got from Amazon that worked to connect another ...
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USB + HDMI over mini HDMI?

I just got an Android eInk tablet-eReader-monitor which has a mini HDMI input. It ships with an "Y" cable: it has an USB A plug and a normal HDMI (type A) plug on one end and a mini HDMI (type C) on ...