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You could use Device Manager to disable the built-in display adapter just before you call this software. This way you will only have one display when running the software. In the worst case that your computer crashes with the adapter still disabled, it will be automatically re-enabled on reboot. (Although it's safer to re-enable it before shutting down the ...


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It is highly probable that the USB to VGA adapter is faulty. To be 100% sure that it is the adapter, you would need to test another VGA monitor and a USB to VGA adapter. However, you have demonstrated the monitor works fine without it. That being said, USB to VGA adapters, especially cheap ones, are known to get hot internally and fail. I would replace it ...


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Yes, this is possible but requires software. Depending on how fancy you want it, it will either be not seamless or may cost money. See a link of possible options here: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-control-multiple-computers-with-one-keyboard-and-mouse Microsoft's Mouse Without Borders seems to be the best choice here, but may respond a bit chunky at ...


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As you only have those two ports, you can only connect two displays. Very few laptops will support a third. The NVidia GTX 765M chipset may support, in fact, 4 displays… but NVidia don't make the graphics cards, only the chipset, so you have what MSI gave you instead… which is two external displays. Your laptop will probably slow to a crawl & run hot ...


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Some monitors might have problems with incorrect timing. (I don't want to describe how CRT and LCD monitors work, etc. See Wikipedia pages or OSDev for that.) Some monitors, both CRT and LCD, according to OSDev Wiki page (the big bold red warning at the top of the page) can have problems with wrong timing information and disconnecting the VGA connector can ...


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Best practice is to always power off any devices that are not designed to be hot-pluggable before disconnecting them. VGA is not hot-pluggable, therefore its cables are not designed to be disconnected while powered. That being said, in reality, it is perfectly safe. While you don’t see VGA being used much these days, it was far more common 15-20+ years ago....


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After changing the cable out, the monitor no longer crashed when the applications were dragged from one screen to another. This was a practical fix that I have little understanding of, but it was suggested to me by the IT department, that the oversized HDMI cable initially used, was having issues transmitting signals at that distance, and that a shorter one ...


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