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dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Q: dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Hi All, Can I connect two monitors to an Acer Aspire X desktop? I know they have one VGA and one HDMI, so can they have dual displays? Thanks.

A: dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Specifically what desktop are you asking about? Do you have a part number?




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Hi All, Can I connect two monitors to an Acer Aspire X desktop? I know they have one VGA and one HDMI, so can they have dual displays? Thanks.

A:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Specifically what desktop are you asking about?  Do you have a part number?



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Hello, Does anyone happen to know if the M480G supports dual monitors as-is? It has a DVI-D port as well as the VGA port. Haven't added a video card to it. These are the ports on the motherboard. Thanks,Rod










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A:Acer M480G Veriton Dual Monitor Support

If you have Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500It is capable of supporting two monitors.

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Hello, Does anyone happen to know if the M480G supports dual monitors as-is? It has a DVI-D port as well as the VGA port. Haven't added a video card to it. These are the ports on the motherboard. Thanks,Rod











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A:Acer M480G Veriton Dual Monitor Support

If you have Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500It is capable of supporting two monitors.

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Hey guys i'm not quite sure where to put this thread so i took a guess.

Anyway i have 2 22" LCD Monitors and when i plug them in. Windows 7 does this weird thing were when you select the option to extend the desktop spanning from left to right. Instead of simply scrolling from the left screen to the right screen with your hand as you usually would with any OS, Windows 7 BETA somewhat reverses it were you have to scroll to the left from your 1st monitor to get the 2nd monitor.

(sorry if this is really confusing im having a differculty writing this also haha)

And if you select your monitor on your left to be your primary monitor, it will wont do that it will move the it to your right monitor instead so i decided to physically switch the monitors around on my desk to get it normal. but i don't like the idea of my computer telling me what to do hahaha.

I know its a beta OS but its still based somewhat on vista.

ive got the latest drivers for my graphics card and my graphics card is a NVIDIA 260GTX so its pretty meaty and it can do dual monitor fine on other os's

any of your input would be great guys

thanks

A:Dual monitor support?

Hard to understand what you mean.. and if there's a question in your topic ...

But for what I understand. Windows don't know the physical position of your monitors on your desktop. By default it use "video output 1" for left monitor and "video output 2" for right monitor.
But if your left monitor is plugged on the "video output 2", you will have a windows desktop which doesn't correspond to the physical configuration.

I'm not at home so I can tel you exactly the way to do. But as under Vista and as under XP, you can change this settings under the "display settings" You just have to revert the "logical" position of your monitor, so the windows desktop will match to your physical configuration.

If nobody else help you before tonight (GMT+1 here) I'll tell you exactly what you have to do.

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Hi Guys,

I have two graphics cards

1x On Board Graphics (i think its this VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro)
1x AGP Graphics Card (Nvidia GE Force FX5200 128MB)

Im just wondering if theres any way to combine the two in order to make my tv a dual monitor as it would be ideal to watch films on.

I could just keep swapping the wires between the two but isnt exactly ideal.

Any ideas would be helpful

cheers
 

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hey. Recently I got a new computer. On my previous one i had it set up so that it had 2 monitors working in unison side by side, and apparently i took it for granted, cause' now that I am stuck with just one it seems like everythings cramped and it sucks. On the old computer I had the 2ndary monitor plugged into the low end peripheral graphics card (gc) that came with the system and the primary monitor in the after market 64mb nvidia something. The driver for the new card supported 2 monitors, so i plugged the other monitor into the low end card and it worked pretty much flawlessly. Now though, on the new one, it does not work because it has an onboard gc and the same new card from the old machine. Is it possible to run 2 monitors with the onboard port, and the port on the gc?
 

A:dual monitor support

Depends on the motherboard. Some permanently disable the on-board adapter when an AGP adapter is detected, some don't.

Mine disables it, but I use a dual output card to drive dual LCD's.
 

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Specs:
HP Pavillion Laptop dv5000
100gb HD
1gb RAM
256MB Nvidia geforce go 7400

Up until now I have had only my laptops LCD monitor, now I will be receiving a 19" Samsung LCD monitor. I was wondering how the dual monitor system works. So, I would appreciate it if you could fill me in on how it can be used, what other hardware/software it requires, and anything else.
 

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Hey Everyone

Wondering if you can help me. If I have a Dell Evo 510 that comes with a built in video card on the motherboard. Can I install any agp video card in the agp slot of the board and have Dual Monitor support on Windows XP Pro? Or do I have to get a special video card that has dual monitor support?

I would like to continue to use the on board video card and also use the agp card? Is this possible?

Thanks
 

A:Dual Monitor Support

i think the best way for you to approach this is to find out if the onboard mobo video card can be configured (jumpered) to support multiple cards ... contact the manufacturer to get a copy of the mobo manual

in some mobo's if the mobo detects you are using the agp card it may disbale the onboard and vice versa
 

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As hard as it may be to find free dual-monitor wallpaper, it's twice as hard to find free dual-moniter screensavers! Any suggestions on web sites that specialize in dual-monitor wallpaper and screensavers for free download.
 

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K i have just realized a problem ......or a glitch in windows 7.....i have a dual monitor and when i shift my icons into the other monitor and restart the icons just come back and donot stay in display 2......but come back to the primary monitor.....any buddy have the same problem.....its as though windows dint even save that change of mine.....or does it have an option to put all icons on monitor 2...

A:Dual Monitor Support

I do not have this issue
Icons stay on the second monitor.
For me it works better than under XP and Vista. When the video driver or explorer.exe crash or restart, the icons stay where there are unlike with XP or Vista (less often for the last).

Maybe there's an issue about saving some user pref. in your profile

Try with a new user account to see if it do the same.

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Does DVI natively provide dual monitor support? If I have a integrated DVI adapter in my computer can I connect a dvi to vga splitter and then connect two monitors to this? What about HDMI? Will HDMI natively support two monitors if you use a HDMI to DVI cable and then use a DVI to Dual VGA splitter cable? Windows 7 64 Bit.
 

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Support

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okay, i want to set my system up for dual monitor support. i have an amd64 3000+ and 1.5 gb ram blah blah blah. i know i could buy a new card with 2 outputs. can i keep my current geforce4 agp and buy a pci videocard for the second monitor? this setup will have me running 2 videocards for each monitor. is there some conflict issue with this or would it be easier to pony up for a new card?
 

A:cheap dual monitor support

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Yes you can run 2 video cards...
What ver. of windows?
 

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Hi
i have a hp2010i DVI and VGA capable monitor with hp 6610. I have an older VGA only monitor from my dell xp computer. I want to see if i can use both monitors as a dual monitor config but i am thinking i may need some kind of video adapter. . is it possible to have both monitors run to the vga port via some kind of adapter or can i even do this at all? Or worse do i need to buy another monitor compatile with my new monitor. I also dont know what they mean by a video adapter. the new monitor only has vga and dvi outputs and the old is vga only as i said. The hp computer only has a dvi port and then an hdmi port, but not vga. i currently have a vga to dvi adapter to run the new monitor off the vga port.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

A:dual monitor support windows 7

It depends on your computer, and it's video card. Do you have more than 1 video output?

I have two external monitors set up to my laptop. An old Dell monitor via VGA, and a HDTV via HDMI. However, my card only supports using two at a time. If I had a better video card I could run all three at once.

I also have a digital projector I use (disconnecting the HDTV) that can run with a VGA cable or a HDMI to DVI-D cable

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Hi,  I have an Acer Veriton X4630G (Windows 7 64 bit) with a single monitor in the DVI port.  Acer Chat Support told me I cannot run multiple monitors simultaneously in the VGA or 2 DisplayPort ports.   Anyone running at least two panels on this PC?  If yes, will it work on any two ports?











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A:Veriton X4630G Dual Monitor Support

I am sorry that you received the response you did. From everything that I am looking at, this desktop should be capable of supporting a dual monitor setup.




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I have 2 monitors at work and 2 at home and have been researching for a spell and it looks like you have to have windows 7 ultimate or enterprise for this to work which my office pc is windows 7 pro and my home pc is win 7 pro 64 bit. So I was wondering if there are any decent third party software's that will basically mimic my setup at home to work? Thanks for any assistance, ive been looking around but not sure about some of these companies.

A:Third Party Software for Dual Monitor support with RDP

Read here:
http://www.splitview.com/using-remote-desktop-with-dual-monitors-in-span-mode

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Hi,  I have an Acer Veriton X4630G (Windows 7 64 bit) with a single monitor in the DVI port.  Acer Chat Support told me I cannot run multiple monitors simultaneously in the VGA or 2 DisplayPort ports.   Anyone running at least two panels on this PC?  If yes, will it work on any two ports?










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A:Veriton X4630G Dual Monitor Support

I am sorry that you received the response you did. From everything that I am looking at, this desktop should be capable of supporting a dual monitor setup.



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ok so I have an Acer Aspire x1700 with windows vista.

I'm trying to get dual monitor to work. I have an LCD connected with the DVI and I was told that I could use a CRT monitor and that all I would have to do is connect it into the VGA port. Well I have done that, and nothing. Tried restarting cpu nothing. I also went into the nVIDIA control panel and it doesn't register there either. Now both Tech Support (acer, but they couldn't help me without buying more time) and best buy both told me this i'm assuming that you can, but any help would be great.

Thanks, Scottie
 

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Hi everyone, I have a Lenovo Y50-70 (Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 80DT) touch with intel HD graphics 4600. It has only one HDMI port support. Can I connect two monitors with DVI inputs to my laptop (extended screen not duplicate)?

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On Monday I just ordered a brand new Dell Dimension 8300 with a 17 in E172FPb Flat Panel Display monitor. I was thinking about some things today and about the fact that I didn't add in their $10 option for the "DVI-VGA Adapter to connect 2 CRT Monitors to dual capable Video Card" that they sell.

If I wanted to buy one of these on my own from Ebay or some other source (hopefully cheaper than $10, unless I can call and have Dell add this to my order before it ships next week), and have the video card be able to send extended screen support to both the Flat Panel monitor and to the 20" Sun monitor that I've been currently using (or even just one of the 15" or 17" monitors I have around the house), what exact adapter would you recommend and any recommendation of where to get it?

If you think the best and cheapest option is to see if Dell can add it to my order before they ship out, let me know and I'll try that and ask here again if they can't add it to the order.

Thanks,
Eric
 

A:Dual Monitor support on GeForce FX 5200 128MB

Any 'ole DVI splitter should be able to do the job. You might try www.newegg.com to see if they have them cheaper.
 

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I have Dell Inspiron 7460 laptop and it has a HDMI port. Does anybody know if the HDMI port can be used for dual monitor purpose ?

A:Does Dell Inspiron 7460 support dual monitor ?

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Yes you can use a HDMI cable and connect an external monitor.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello,
A computer at work has geforce geforce 7300 le. It has whan socket for the monitor and one oddly shaped white one. Is it possible to run two monitors? Is there some sort of adapter?

Thanks,
Computerpain
 

A:Solved: geforce 7300 le dual monitor support?

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Original install of W7 did not support dual monitors. Symptom was primary display blue and right display black with no way out. Went back to single monitor and installed the same driver I got to work in Vista and it worked great - 158.24_forceware_winvista_32bit_english

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A:W7 nVidia GeForce 7XXX Dual Monitor Support

158.24???

What video card are you running?

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Hi Can anyone tell me whether the Elitebook 2540p notebook or 2740p tablet can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking station I would assume that one monitor would be driven from the VGA socket, the other from DisplayPort If so, what range of screen resolutions are supported? I am looking to buying one of these models, but I need to know if this functionality is supported. ThanksJohn

A:Dual external monitor support with docking station on EliteB...

From HP: The key with supporting dual-monitors at the same time is that it requires that the notebook have dedicated graphics in there - which is not an option in the 2540p.  The first and smallest notebook to support this in the EliteBook line is the 14.0" 8440p - or we could look to the ProBook 6450b as another option too now. In a nutshell HP is being cheap or complacent.  I don?t get why they are sticking with Intel?s castrated graphics solution and why on the docking stations that do have deticated video like the fore mentioned 8440p they don?t enable 2 DVI-I (that?s Analog + DualLink Digital) instead of a single DVI-D and VGA. And the thing that really annoys me is that the intel intregated chip is capable of doing according to Intel own docs. AMD?s fusion can not come soon enough IMO.

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I'd like to ask if the windows vista starter edition has limited capabilities on dual monitor (especially extended desktop). I just bought my laptop last month, and I observed that I can only enable cloning but not extended desktop. I have ATI Radeon HD 3200 for my graphics hardware. i already tried reinstalling my graphics driver, update my bios and reinstall my OS, but to no avail.

When I checked my display settings, It only shows one monitor labeled with number 1. I tried to checked the capabilities of my graphics and it can really support dual independent monitors (extended desktop).

I tried to check some colleagues' laptop who also have windows vista starter as their OS. Upon checking their display settings they also have only one monitor displayed despite that they have Intel's X3100 graphics card.

Because of this I came to a conclusion that there must be something wrong with starter edition in terms of installing the internal monitors which should always be two, labeled with #1 and #2. I tried to ask our university's ICT people and they said that the monitors should always be two even before installing the drivers. Please help!!!

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Hi

Running a Portege R930-1d0 through High speed port replicatior II.
Is it possible to output to dual displays?

Thanks

A:Portege R930-1D0 + High speed port replicator II - dual monitor support

By ?dual display? do you mean the internal + external display or do you mean two external monitors?
The Hi speed port replicator II supports the RGB port as well as the display port and HDMI port but both (display port and HDMI) cannot be used simultaneously.

You can use the internal notebook?s HDMI port and for example one of the Hi speed port replicator II ports to connect another external monitor.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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hello all,

I have several questions here:

1. How do i install a 2nd monitor and my graphics card has one output?!! Actually it has the normal o/p that accepts monitor's cables and another o/p that i'm still figuring it out


2. If i suceeded in installing a 2nd monitor, how can i turn my PC into a server (or 2 PCs-in-1) ? In other words, how can i and my brother use the same PC AT THE SAME TIME, such that, he's using one monitor and i'm using the other and we have two sets of terminal devices, i.e. two keyboards and two mice?
 

A:Dual monitor == Dual PC == multi-terminal Server

Zeratul said:



hello all,

I have several questions here:

1. How do i install a 2nd monitor and my graphics card has one output?!! Actually it has the normal o/p that accepts monitor's cables and another o/p that i'm still figuring it out


2. If i suceeded in installing a 2nd monitor, how can i turn my PC into a server (or 2 PCs-in-1) ? In other words, how can i and my brother use the same PC AT THE SAME TIME, such that, he's using one monitor and i'm using the other and we have two sets of terminal devices, i.e. two keyboards and two mice?Click to expand...

1) That second output may be DVI, or S-Video, what does it look like? If it has a lot of holes, it's DVI(newer LCD monitors) if it's black and has 4(i think) holes and a rectangular hole, it's S-Video and goes to a regular TV.

2) I don't think that's possible with one PC, but I could very well(and probably am) be wrong.
 

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Hi.

I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?
 

A:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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What is the best setup for running dual monitors with dual video cards?

Plug one monitor into one card and the other into the second card with Crossfire off, or turn on Crossfire and plug both monitors into the same video card?

Both monitors are the same.

A:Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

crossfire on, same card

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my beloved a64 box has stood by me for 3 years, but now i have to use serious software for school (video editing, flash, photoshop, autodesk) so i need a stronger machine... i still need to figure out the specs ill need but i have one main question at this point, KVM switches.

right now (in the a64) i have a radeon 9800 256 pushing 2 monitors at 1280*1024 and a kvm switch that allows one monitor, the keyboard and mouse to click to my linux box when i hit scroll lock twice fast. is there a such switch that could switch BOTH monitors and keyboard and mouse AND sound between my a64 box and future dual core intel? (or whatever you guys recomend lol)
 

A:dual system- dual monitor setup

You could get a better AMD processor if it is a socket 939 and then there would be no need for a new motherboard, a Skt 939 Athlon X2 would be good, if you dont wanna upgrade ur mobo.
 

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Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up with my current system. I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know.

I have a Radeon HD 6670 with 3 ports, an HMID, VGA (which is my monitors type) and DVI. Each port has a stamp next to it that indicates what port type it is/supports (the VGA has a CRI stamp next to it though). My main VGA monitor works fine with the VGA/CRI port, but my second I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter and it's not working.

I've gone through a lot of forums, and found some conflicting information. So I really want to know is it possible to use a converter/adapter or will I need to just go out and buy a new monitor that has a DVI hook up?

I hope I don't need a new monitor, I'm on a very tight budget. (la sigh)

A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

I would try one of these before giving up on the monitor:

Rosewill 10ft. DVI-A (24+5) Male to HD15 VGA Male Analog Video Cable w/ Ferrites Cores, Model RCW-900 - Newegg.com

Forget adapters, you might not a have a compatible one, the DVI connector has many variants.

Look at that cable end and make sure it would fit on your video card's female DVI connector (it should), it's DVI-A (analog only) to VGA which is analog only....

More info:

http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_cables.html

http://www.cableorganizer.com/articl...or-pinout.html

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Hi!
I recently bought a DVI cable to plug my external LG monitor to my laptop to run nVidia's DualView (stretch format) across the two monitors. I'm using a beta driver (169.04 from laptopvideo2go.com), and when I enter nVidia control panel and go into the setup additional monitors tab, it only lets me choose "choose only ONE monitor". So I did that just to test that my monitor was plugged in right, and it worked. So I KNOW that my monitor is working and is being recognized by Vista. But when going into display settings byt right clicking on my desktop, it also only recognizes 1 monitor. Is it my beta display driver messing my Vista up? Or what could it be?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Dual monitor in Vista not working. Only showing 1 monitor.

for drivers to work properly in vista i'm pretty sure you have to have signed drivers, since it's beta are you sure they are signed?
 

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I've been running a multi-monitor setup for a while now, with an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz monitor as my main, and one or more spare monitors as secondary displays. I've set the ASUS monitor to 144Hz without issue in the past, while the other monitors stay at 60Hz.

The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

A:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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I had my laptop hooked up to my tv an dead using it as dual monitors. I was listing to Pandora and surfing steam which I'be Done hundreds of times. Then my computer froze up an did turned it off for a bit. I turned it back on and I got a Windows error recovery. I ran start up repair but when it got to the Windows lock screen the login part was completely gone.

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Whenever my computer recovers from sleep mode, or when the screensaver comes on and I wake it up, I find that all my apps are now on my main monitor.

Example: Google Chrome and Skype on Monitor 1.
Microsoft Word and MSI Afterburner on Monitor 2.

-computer sleeps/ screen saver turns on-
-I wake the computer up-

Google Chrome, Skype, Microsoft Word, and MSI Afterburner are on Monitor 1.
Nothing on Monitor 2.

Is it possible to fix this?

Specs
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Using DisplayFusion Pro v5.0.1 to extend my taskbar to the second monitor.

GPU: r9 290
CPU: i5 4670k @ 4.2 Ghz
Mobo: ASUS z87 sabertooth TUF series
PSU: Corsair TX-CMPSU 650W

A:After dual monitor sleep recovery, all apps shift to one monitor

I've had dual monitors for years now and have never had this problem. But I also have no screen saver.

If you put your system to sleep why would you want a screen saver? All that does is keep the system active and running - which is the opposite of what sleep does.

Remove the scree saver and see what happens.

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Hi, i just moved in to college and set up my computer, but due to limited space didn't bring my second monitor. Now my aim, and ventrilo windows are still on the other monitor but no way to get them to the current monitor for use. Any help?
 

A:Dual monitor to single monior, windows stuck on other monitor

Go into the properties of your graphics card and select Single Display.
 

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About 6 months ago i invested in a second video card to use with an old monitor and a new PC. After much trial and error i eventually got it all working.

A couple of days ago i re-installed windows however and therefore all my settings have been reset and am now havein problems, and if i remember rightly the same ones as before. But for the life of me i cant figure out how to solve them this time round. So any help would be appreciated.

Spec -

2x plug and play monitor (almost sure it has nothing to do with these so wont add details)

1x Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 (AGP) with fully updated drivers (from manufacturers website) (the monitor off this video card works fine)

1x ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) fully updated drivers (without catylist command centre however due to some installation problems. I had these before when both monitors worked fine..just the drivers) - Problematic monitor

Bios - Dell Computer Corporation A12 (newly updated) (I heard somewhere that this may have an effect).

The Problem-
On my second monitor (Radeon 7000 (PCI) whenever i try to move a frame, scroll in IE etc the refresh rate is appaling. Entire lines get moved at a time.
The only time the refersh rate does not slow is when moving the mouse and scrolling through files in c drive as far as i can tell. If i switch my primary monitor to this one and stop the monitor 'extension' it still flickers. Ive checked my monitors by changing which card they use and as expected, th... Read more

A:Dual monitor problems- second monitor refresh times dreadful

Well, could be bad drivers... nvidia and ATI hate eachother, so I dunno why you got cards like that, could be a driver conflict from un-updated windows files, that is to say, uninstall drivers, update everything on windows, re-install newest drivers.
 

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I have an ATI Radeon 4670 card. I have not had trouble getting it to "Dual Display" in the past. Usually I wanted to do an extended display. I am now trying to get it set up with my HDTV with HDMI. I have added the Realtech drivers and HDMI adapter to the video card and have been able to get HDMI and digital sound to the HDTV, I am trying to get the two displayed as clones.

The problem I am having is after getting Catalyst to display the HDTV, I have lost the image on the monitor. In the process of trying to get it back to both displays I have accidently made the HDTV an extension of the monitor. Which is really a cluster as I can not get to the control panel to make any changes. All I have is the extension showing on the big TV but none of the controls. I tried rebooting in safe mode but was unable to access the catalyst control center as it did not boot in safe mode. The big plus is that in safe mode both screens are visible, but I can not undo the Catalyst settings. I am now running a system restore which will take me back to tomorrow settings, which is not ideal but better than not being able to access anything outside of safe mode.

How do I get the TV and monitor to display at the same time?
 

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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

Am at a loss and I hope I have provided enough information for some assistance.

Much appreciated

Weeg

A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg


I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.


I don't understand why you are using a combination of DVI (to VGA) out of your HD6670 to one monitor, and also using the VGA out of your motherboard to the other monitor.

Am I interpreting what you've done correctly? You are using just the DVI output from your HD6670 through a DVI-to-VGA adapter and on to your first monitor, and also using the VGA output from the onboard graphics of the motherboard to feed the second monitor? If so, this is very wrong.

Your new HD6670 has TWO video outputs of its own: one is DVI, and the other is VGA. You should connect your second analog monitor to the VGA output of the HD6670, not to the onboard graphics VGA output.

Also, if you can disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS that's definitely what you should do when you install an external video card as you've done. At the very least you should give priority to the new PCIe video over PCI (which was your old GeForce card, and probably o... Read more

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Running dual monitors in Win 10 and when going through the Color calibration steps on monitor #2 (Control panel / Display / Calibrate color) the settings stick as long as the 2nd monitor is active.

If I switch to single display (Windows Key + P / PC Screen only) then the 2nd monitor loses its color calibration. Also anytime I reboot my PC (Even if I have both monitors active) the 2nd monitor loses my calibration.

The 2nd monitor has a fairly strong bias for the color Green so I can always tell right away.

I'm probably overlooking something and was hoping someone might of dealt with this before

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First of all, hello! And thanks for your time!

I am running a dual monitor setup with my TV hooked up via HDMI to my laptop.

Everything was working fine before, I always had the laptop as my main display yet I could play a video or a game fullscreen on the TV.

Since a couple of days, as soon as I put something in fullscreen, it immediately goes on my laptop, regardless if it's open on my TV or my laptop.

I don't remember changing/installing anything that could've changed that...

I checked a bit in the AMD vision software and the Windows control pannel but I can't seem to solve my problem without switching my TV as the main display.

I also made a quick search on google as well as here but the problems were mainly with Flash, which isn't in cause here.

Here are my system specs:

Toshiba Satellite L75D
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD Radeon 6520G

Thanks!

Djoulz.

A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

My desktop has my LCD monitor through Display Port and my TV through DVI. What I do is have my multiple monitors set to "Extend these displays" and make the LCD the primary display. Ive included two pictures of what my settings look like, first is with the LCD(1) selected and the second is the TV(2).

I will say that sometimes the program you are using forces the fullscreen to go to the primary screen, I have had this trouble with Everquest a number of years ago. There was a program that you could run with the game that allowed you to put the game window into boxes, different screens and a bunch of other things.

I primarily use my TV for watching movies/tv, Media Player Classic does a great job of being able to open to fullscreen in either monitor, regardless of how the monitors are setup.

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Hi,

I'm currently using two 4:3 monitors of my PC, and I'd like to substitute them with one big wide screen monitor. The only thing I'm worry about is that I won't be able to have different "spaces" for my windows that they could expand to (so I could have, for example, my e-mail on the right part, and my browser on the left).

All I've found so far are virtual desktop software, but that's not what I need. I'm looking for something that splits the visible desktop into multiple parts.

Any ideas? I'm using Vista by the way
Appreciate your help
 

A:Solved: Having Dual monitor behavior in a Single monitor?

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I have the 2nd setup through a vga to hdmi cable but it just sits there black with "check signal cable."

2nd monitor is an lg2241

Tried:

- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
- #2 says display device on vga
- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!

lol!

Thx,
Dave

A:Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

Assuming this is your monitor,

LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.

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Need help with dual monitor setup. First time trying to do it.

2 Problems
1.
Second monitor does turn on, but is only showing native resolution (1024 x 768) but it has the ability to go up to 1280x1024.
I want to to be able to set it to 1280x1024.

2.
Second monitor will not boot up along with computer.
I shut down my PC, the monitor is still plugged in, and it doesn't wake up automatically.
Things I've tried
- Updating drivers, obviously. (Nvidia, etc.)
- Uninstalling default driver of second monitor in Device Manager then rebooting computer, then plugging out and replugging the monitor back in (so it reinstalls) because it doesn't boot up on its own.
- My Power Options is set to "High Performance" so that's not the reason why my 2nd monitor isn't booting up with my PC.
- I have tried plugging in the VGA cord of my second monitor into the mother board but it didn't come up.
General Information
- The second monitor is an HP Compaq LE1711
- The second monitor is plugged into my GPU? via a VGA cord into an HDMI to VGA Pigtail Adapter (company: ATIVA), into an HDMI port.
- The main monitor (1920x1080) is plugged into my GPU?, via a VGA cord into VGA to DVI-I Dual Link Adapter, into a DVI-I port.

Picture of what I'm seeing:


I'm pretty sure I've got some of the terminology wrong (I'm not a computer expert).

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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Hi guys! I've been coming across an issue lately and wanted to get some insight as to what exactly is going on. I'm guessing it's the video card, and all my drivers for it are up to date, but I want to make sure.

The first time this happened was on 5/31/2014(see attached screenshot). It's happened a total of 4 times in the past two weeks and always at the same instance. I have a single monitor plugged into my video card(HD 6850) and also have my TV plugged in as well for when I want to watch movies and such. Typically I am running my PC in dual monitor mode(duplicate screens) even when the TV is off but when I turn to TV on these past 4 times, the screen flashes black as normal, but instead of both screens appearing again in tandem the TV is blank and my pc monitor now has a GSOD. I've attached another screenshot as well from 6/4/2014.

It does not happen every time but as I noted it's done this 4 times. As instructed I've also attached my zip file with all the info from DM Log Collector. Let me know if I'm missing anything else that you need. My pc specs are in my profile as well.

A:BSOD when switching from single monitor to dual(monitor + TV)

Bump.

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just getting my dual monitor setup running, and it seems fine, both monitors running off one ati video card (x1600pro), primary monitor running off of DVI and the second running VGA, PC is running Windows XP Media Center

the problem is the second monitor seems washed out, the colours seem over exposed, or too bright however you want to describe it. The first/primary monitor is perfect. I have the silver theme enabled on WinXP, and by default, the highlighting color is gray, I can hardly see the gray on the second monitor when the background is white because its so washed out

any idea how to get this monitor to look the way its suppose to?

Thanks alot!
 

A:Dual Monitor Problem - Second Monitor washed out, very bright

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i have only one monitor, and somehow it is being treat as though its the secondary monitor in a dual monitor set up.

i cannot view my start menu, or view any programs being opened, as when i try to open them, they presumeably open on the phantom primary monitor.

even when i try to open display settings, i cannot see the box.

i am able to move my mouse to the left border of the screen and move it off into oblivion, and occasionally drag random folders and short cuts over to view.

if anyone can walk me through how to fix this (im not very good with computers, beyond playing games it would be appreciated.

im on my gf's mac right now to write this post, as my pc cant do anything at the moment.

thanks

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just wanted to add, when i go into safemode to try to change the settings from there, there is no monitor alternative to choose, and it is stuck in default. ive read here and there, that safe mode is where need to go to change this back to a single monitor, or at least choose your monitor as the primary, but i dont know if there are no options

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.

~Jonathan

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Have a large screen tv on wall connected with HDMI to computer. Have a Samsung monitor on my desktop. Cannot make the desktop my primary monitor no matter what I do. (although have had this working before). We had a break-in and monitor was stolen. So replaced with new but cannot make it primary.....always defaults to samsung tv on wall. I have tried all normal solutions.... unplugged all....began with desktop monitor....added tv, etc. Have spent way too many hours and am sure answer is simple. HELP PLEASE!

A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!

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I've searched some forums and while i have found all sorts of dual monitor problems i haven't found this one.

I have a MSI M670 laptop ( with nvidia 6100Go graphics card ) and a Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. I always connected my monitor with a VGA cable on my windows xp and everything worked fine.
After i've installed Windows 7 when i connect the monitor to my laptop automatically the laptop monitor is disabled and the Samsung becomes the primary display.
If i press windows_key+P Computer Only is selected and whatever i select from the list ( duplicate, extend, projector only ) nothing happens and Computer Only is always selected.

In the Nvidia panel under the "Set up multiple displays" option after i connect the Samsung it becomes the only option so i cannot revert to my laptop display whatever i do.
Rigurous Display Detection does not help at all.

Any ideas ?

A:dual monitor problem (primary monitor disappears)

Have you been to multiple displays option in nvidia control panel and selected them both?

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Here is my problem. I have a primary monitor and then I run S-Video out to the TV so I can watch video clips.

With Vista, I had no trouble starting a video clip in media player on the primary screen and then dragging it over to the second monitor (TV) for actual viewing.
However, I tried to do that with Windows 7-it won't let me drag Media Player over to the second monitor. I can drag other applications to the second Window (Word, Browsers), but not any media program. Even tried another media player application.

Not sure what to do-how can I get this to work? I want to be able to watch TV/Movies on my second monitor.

Jim

A:Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Actually update. I have a hard time dragging anything to my second display. I never had trouble dragging things to my second monitor before. When I get to the right edge of my main display, the window dragging stops..I can't get it to the second monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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i have GeForce 8400 GS
this VGA Card have 2 output
VGA and DVI

1 Output VGA = going to my SAMSUNG LCD Screen ( Nice )
1 Output DVI ( im using DVI to VGA Adaptor like http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...DVI_to_VGA.jpg ) = Assus VH192, but isn't work. My ASUS SCreen going to YELLOW

already update driver NVIDIA to latest
but not work
anyone can help me ?

A:Dual Monitor, but Yellow Monitor in Extended Screen

have you update your ASUS monitor display driver?

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I recently purchased another monitor so I can run dual-monitors on my newly upgraded-to Windows 8 desktop. I set the monitor up last night, and I haven't had any major issues so far... One issue that I've run into, though, is the secondary monitor (regardless whether it's the monitor I owned first or the one I just bought) flashes randomly. Last night, a restart fixed the issue, so I didn't think anything of it. Today when I started it up, it was fine again for about 5-10 minutes. Then it began to flash randomly. It's not a constant steady flash, it only happens once every 3-10 minutes, but it shouldn't be happening. Does anyone else have the same problem and/or have suggestions on how to fix it?

Add'l info:

Monitors (both connected via HDMI, primary to primary gfx card, secondary to secondary gfx card)
1x Asus VW246H 24"
1x Asus VE248H 24"

Both set to 1920x1080p resolution, left as primary, right as secondary.

GFX:
2x EVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti's in SLI Configuration

Most recent stable Nvidia drivers are installed. I'll test the beta ones later and update this if anything changes.

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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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I have the dual monitor thing working and everything. I have my laptop and attached it using HDMI to a HDTV. The problem is that i cant get my desktop to my laptop. The HDMI cable, when plugged into my laptop makes the TV display the desktop automatically. Because of this, when i enable the dual screen, it extends my desktop to my laptop screen, and uses my tv for the main monitor. Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Dual Monitor Main Monitor Issue

There's a nice guide here

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Hi,

I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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Hi all, thanks in advance for your attention.

I'm using a television (32p) as a second monitor in extended mode so that I can watch a movie in the TV and play a game in the monitor (this was my main goal). Monitor and TV lays in two different ambients, both connected to the same pc, one by normal VGA cable and the other by HDMI. I managed to differentiate the audio output so that VLC player sends it's audio to the HDMI (so that only the TV plays it) and the rest of system sounds, media players and games outputs to the speakers (basically only the VLC audio is directed to another output device). I reached my goal so that I can watch a movie fullscreen in the TV and play a game in the monitor fullscreen too without any interference from one another (nor audio or video).

The thing is, because I have the TV in another ambient I can't actually see what's going on in it, as I just "throw" the VLC window to the TV from my main monitor. And here's the question: There's a way to see the TV's desktop in my monitor? Without having to set it as main monitor so to not really switch between desktops.. The perfect thing would be if I could see the TV's desktop in a window like in remote desktops applications.

Just and example of what it could be:

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I have recently built a new box with a clean install of Windows 7. Initially I only had 1 monitor and things worked fine. I decided to add a second monitor and that is when the problems started.

When the system boots both monitors display all of the bootup information and and both monitors display the Windows 7 Startup screens. This tells me both monitors and connections are good.

Once Windows loads only monitor 2 has a display on it. Monitor 1 is blank. I have check and both monitors are running the same, and latest drivers. I have gone into windows and it shows two monitors, but I can not get a display on monitor 1.

This is the first time I have had dual monitors so it may very well be a user error, but I am pretty computer literate.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual Monitor Problem - Only 1 monitor working

Go to Control Panel>>Display and then go to Change Display Settings. Under Multiple Displays go for "Extend these displays".

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Hi,
 
Installing the Intel HD Graphics dirvers doesn't help.
Do you have any other solutions ? I need to work a second screen.
 
My second monitor works, and the cables too.
 
Thanks

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I fixed it by installing a cheap graphic card.

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This computer is running an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. It does support dual monitors...(I've had dual monitors active on this card before, but never on Windows 7.) But since installing windows 7, I can't even get it to detect the second monitor. I want to run the setup with the CRT as the primary monitor and the HD as the secondary. If anybody has any suggestions for me, thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,

I had a two monitor setup Samsung 2333SW(DVI) + Philips 19B(VGA) running without any problems. I have now replaced the old Phillips with a Samsung P2770H, connecting the P2770 to DVI and switching the 2333SW to VGA(Analogue).

Updated the drivers for both (rebooted) and when I look in Device Manager under Monitors it shows Samsung P2770 and Samsung 2333SW.

Problem is when I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution it shows the two monitors as "Samsung Syncmaster" being the P2770 and "Phillips" being the S2333 and because the Phillips was a 4:3 monitor it only gives me crap resolutions for the 2333SW. (1280 and below)

My question is how do I remove the Phillips monitor from Windows 7 and have it pick up the Samsung 2333SW? I find it very odd seeign as Device manager shows the two samsung monitors and no Phillip monitor.

Much appreciate your help/advice.

Adriaan

System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3, Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz, Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz, MSI Nvidia GeForce 9500 1GB, Monitors: Samsung P2770H & Samsung 2333SW

A:Dual Monitor problems - replacing 2nd Monitor

Adriaan, welcome to the forums.

I would start with setting Device Manager to show hidden and non-present devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Then once that is done open Device Manager and under Monitors, delete any that are grayed out as well as the mis-named one (if it shows as such). Then reboot and let Windows detect and install the driver for it. that should get them detected properly.

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Hello, I'm new to the forum! Thanks for building this forum!

Here is my problem:

I have a "regular" Intel Graphics card on my HP desktop. It has a VGA port and a DVI port.

When I connect one monitor (a VIZIO 26" LED/LCD TV) to the VGA port, everthing is good...
I tried to connect a second monitor (the same TV model) but it didn't work, here's what happened:

I connected a DVI to VGA adapter into the DVI slot on the PC, then a VGA cable to the VGA port on the TV and it wouldn't even detect it!

The next thing I tried is I connected a DVI cable to the DVI port on the PC and on the other end I used a DVI to HDMI adapter and connected it to the HDMI port on the TV...well NOW the second monitor is detected in the "change display" options where you "extend" the view, BUT, my second monitor keeps shutting off (it's on PC input) automatically because it doesn't get a "signal" from the PC?

I tried to "extend" the monitor, but nothing happens! I only have a blue screen that says "no siganl" on the second monitor!

Does anyone have any idea what I can do!? Will I need another graphics card!?

Any insight is truly appreciated as I am not very versed in technology!

Thanks for your time and best regards!

Beto.

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I recently moved my studio downstairs, and the only thing that has changed is that I now use a Wacom Intuos 6" x 11" tablet. When running Corel Painter 11 the right monitor is sluggish, but the other one is fine.

For example if I drag any painter window around on the right monitor it is really sluggish, but if I drag it to the left monitor it's fine.

Monitors on same ports as before, and I did not have this issue before I moved my studio.

Driving me crazy, and I need to get back to work! Any help, suggestions greatly appreciated!

A:Dual monitor issues. One Sluggish monitor?

Moving the rig around could have loosened a connection, or the video card itself. Check all connections, and reseat the video card.

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Hi,

I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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I have dual monitors set up for extended displays. The monitors are correctly positioned in the virtual display. When I move a window to the second monitor, it disappears from monitor 1 but doesn't show up in monitor 2 - that screen is black. Thanks

A:Dual monitor problem - 2nd monitor is blank

Hello, and welcome to SevenForums! To improve your experience with getting help here, you should help us by filling in your system specs. Instructions for doing so, as well as information and rules of SevenForums can be found in this thread. The second post has instructions for filling in your system specs.

This issue sounds like it could be a driver problem. Have you tried reinstalling the driver for your graphics card?

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Hi guys,

I'm having a bit of an annoyance with my dual monitor setup. It seems videos will only show on the primary monitor. I tried everything I coud think of in the Control Panel and NVIDIA control panel also but no luck... maybe a DirectX thing?

Any pointers?

Thanks!
 

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I have been running a dual monitor setup for several years without issue. I was using a 28" Hanns G 16:10 1920x1200 via HDMI & an ASUS 27" via DVI. They were connected to a Zotac GTX 570 and then later to a Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB graphics card.

About a month ago I substituted a 30 Inch Monoprice 16:10 2560x 1600 monitor connected via DVI for the Asus monitor (both MP & HG still connected to GTX 770). In the last two days, the Monoprice monitor has gone black twice. When this happens, all programs that were visible on the now black monitor combine with the programs on the visible monitor. When I open up the control panel, it only lists the Hanns G (still visible) monitor as detected and the Monoprice (black) monitor has to be re-detected. After clicking on "Detect" the monitor returns to normal. This happened once while gaming (Left 4 Dead 2) and once when I wasn't gaming...can't remember exactly what programs were open at that time.

I updated my graphics driver between the time it first happened and the second time it happened. I also used device manager to see if there was an available monitor driver update available, but windows claims that the most current driver is installed and that the graphics card and both monitors are working properly.

I would really appreciate any assistance that can be offered. The 30 inch monitor wasn't cheap and I am hoping that the monitor is not the issue. I have not yet done any trial and error measures such as ... Read more

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No thoughts or ideas at all folks?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: (Dual) HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1024 Mb (CrossfireX enabled)
Motherboard: MSI, 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) , 1.0

I built a new computer recently and all was going well until I tried to set up dual monitor on this new computer. My monitors are both Acer, models AL1916W and P191W. I'm coming from a system that had 32bit xp with an nVidia GTS250 running dual monitors.

I have windows 7 up to date on the new computer and ATI drivers are up to date as well. The issue that I'm having is my P191 monitor is not being pulled out of standby and windows, as well at ATI CCC, says it only supports a 640x400 resolution. I've tried plugging this monitor in solo in every DVI port in my primary ATI card, swapped both cables, and swapped card positions, yet the monitor still stays in standby whilst my AL1916 runs like a champ and I can edit all of it's settings. I've gone through all the options in ATI CCC to set up dual monitors and I get nothing. I didn't have a problem with the P191 on my XP system.

So how can I get my P191 monitor working? ATI CCC and windows knows that the monitor is there and they both can identify the model of the monitor, but windows refers to it as a generic non-PnP monitor (the AL1916 is refered to as a generic PnP monitor). I tried to see if there are any drivers for the P191 mon... Read more

A:Solved: Dual Monitor: Monitor still in standby

First, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Second check in device manager to make sure it actually recognizes the monitor, if it does, remove/uninstall it, and let it reinstall the monitor. then go to the screen resolution and click on detect, if it still cannot recognize the monitor and allow you to change the resolution, I'd say the next step would be to go into your graphics card driver software, but unfortunately, I'm an Nvidia junkie and don't know how to use ATI's software.

I hope I helped =D.
 

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i have a duel monitor set up and only when i set the desktop background to black then it will turn off right a way what i want to know is what is turning my monitor off and how to make it do it with a different background

A:dual monitor- monitor turns its self off in 2 sec

jxdxk, welcome to the forums. Please fill in your specs

System Info - See Your System Specs

How are the monitors hooked up?

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Guys please help me, i connected two monitor's to create one big monitor. The 2nd monitor(Samsung SMB2270HD http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/monitor/lcd-monitor/LS22EFHKFV/XM). The native resolution for Samsung SMB2270HD is 1920*1080. Work's perfect when not connected to other monitor. The cords are not damaged i checked, and both monitor's work perfect when are not connected together. My graphic card is GeForce GT 640 1GB. My other monitor that works good all the time is Flatron 1080*1024 Res! I need help with 2nd monitor, its blurriness is killing my eyes.

A:Dual Monitor's 2nd monitor blurry

Are your graphic cards up-to-date?

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Hi all.

So, I just got a spiffy new monitor from Woot.com (a debranded HP w2338h). Gorgeous, works great when it's all by its lonesome. Not even a dead pixel!

However, when I try to hook it up at the same time as my old HP vs17 (which also works great by itself), it goes black, says "no input signal," and goes to sleep. I'm using a Radeon 4670 HD. Brand new drivers, Hydravision installed. Windows 7 64-bit.

Catalyst detects both the monitors, offering an extended desktop, and when I move my mouse off the side of the vs17, it disappears and takes time to return, indicating that the computer thinks the screen is still on and is moving the mouse all over this expanse of screen real estate.

Also, when I boot up, both monitors show the boot-up screen just fine, up through the Windows logo load.

Tried switching the cables on the video card, no luck.

Any ideas?
 

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Hey.

The Problem...
I just got a new laptop, and I tried setting up dual monitors using my previous computer (desktop) screen. When I plugged it in, the second screen imediately started displaying what was on the laptop screen and the resolution automatically changed to support the external screen. However, when I went to change the settings to dual mode the screen was not detected.

What I've Tried...
I've pressed the "detect" button, and nothing changed. I've pressed the "identify" button and "1|2" appears on both screens. I clicked on "advanced settings" then went to the "monitor" panel where two monitors were listed identically as "Generic PnP Monitor" which were both working properly. I tried changing the resolution to all available options, all of which never made my monitor stop displaying. I've restarted my computer.
(I've probably tried more, I just can't remember everything because I've been at this for a while)

Computer Specs... Model: HP Pavillion dv7 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz
RAM: 4GB
System type: 64-bit OS
Graphics Chipset: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Screen: DAENYX 15"
Screen connected by VGA

Well, I hope that's enough information to help you understand what's wrong.
~_~

A:Dual Monitor, Won't Function as Second Monitor

... oops...
Like, literally 10 seconds after pressing "post" I figured it out. I had the "Multiple displays" setting set to "Duplicate these displays", man how did I miss that... ~_~

To fix the problem discussed in this thread, go to "Control Panel", search "monitors", select "Set up computer to use multiple monitors", open the "Multiple displays:" dropdown menu and select "Extend these displays".

I think that this thread should remain even though I answered my own question and no real discussion occurred just incase something like this happens to someone else.

Sorry about this, I don't know what happened, why I didn't see that before...
Oh well...

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Have a new xps 8700 tower  Win 7 Home premium.   (64 bit)
Dell UZ2215H multimedia monitor w/ integrated speakers and webcam.
Graphics card:  NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 = has one each of VGA, HDMI, and DVI port.
To enable speakers and webcam, using HDMI from graphics card to Dell monitor, leaving VGA and DVI ports.
Television is a Samsung model UN32EH4000F  (Not a "smart" TV)  Currently have a ROKU tied in thru one HDMI slot.  Would I do best to use a DVI to HDMI cable to tie in to the remaining port of the TV to enable a dual monitor system? 
Thanks in advance

A:Best way to dual monitor xps 8700 with monitor and LED TV

GeForce GT 720 HDMI out --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> UZ2215H HDMI inGeForce GT 720 DVI out --> DVI to HDMI cable --> TV HDMI in* But, DVI cannot transmit audio, so you would not get audio from the XPS 8700 to the TV unless you connect a cable from the XPS 8700 audio line out to TV audio line in

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I read on another forum that I could upgrade the CPU in my Acer aspire 3050 to a Turion X2 TL-50 or 52.

Here's my current CPU:
I know how to replace my processor I'm just wondering what my other options are (If any.)
Any possibility of a quad-core?

A:Acer Aspire 3050 with dual core? Or better?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Designation7


I read on another forum that I could upgrade the CPU in my Acer aspire 3050 to a Turion X2 TL-50 or 52.

Here's my current CPU:


I know how to replace my processor I'm just wondering what my other options are (If any.)
Any possibility of a quad-core?


You better ask to a specialized forum...
try a search for forums "forum.notebookreview", there should be a dedicated place for all Acer

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I would like to upgrade my Acer Aspire X3200 desktop pc so that I can have dual or even triple screen capabilities. I have been lead to beleive I will need a video card. I am happy with the graphics currently but I need another VGA slot.

Does anyone know what sort of video card I would need to get that would fit into this unit? It is small form factor so Im not sure most would fit. Also I'm looking for the cheapest possible, it doesnt need to be powerful, just give me dual screen. Also, I'm in the UK.
If you need me to give any more info, I'm happy to.

Really hope someone can help, thanks!
Kes
 

A:Dual screen help for Acer Aspire X3200

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Hi!
I have an Acer Aspire Laptop which has Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. The HDD is 320Gig and there is only one Drive (C:\ of 285GB size) which has about 150GB free space remaining. Now I want to create a partition and have a dual-boot without disturbing the existing Win 7 and its user configurations. Is there any way I can create a partition to install another OS or is formatting the Hard-drive and starting afresh the only option? Pls Help!

A:How To Setup Dual-Boot on Acer Aspire

Hello Airywind, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing the full layout of your HDD. This way we will be able to give you the proper advice.

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Hi,

I am planning to help a friend who had an issue with her laptop an Acer Aspire 4752G. I recently had to use the Acer eRecovery Management because her unit went berserk and could not boot after a visitor had inserted a usb stick. Well it's all okay now and have recovered a default factory image now.

Now she was asking me if I could make it a dual boot system. One thing good about it is that if the main partition cannot boot you can always boot to the other (well that's in my case with my desktop prior recovery via Acronis or Paragon HDM12).

Now this laptop came with the stock OS Windows 7 Basic which is licensed including all the software that came bundled with it. Now I plan to partition the 500GB hdd to 3 partitions. Let's say, (A) with the Windows 7 Basic and (B) with Windows 7 Ultimate and (C) just a logical drive for files/documents etc. Will use EasyBCD and iReboot from Neosmart Tech for booting.

Will there be anything wrong if that was the arrangement? I mean the 2nd partition to boot with Windows 7 Ultimate? What happens to the System Reserved of the laptop? Have not yet done a dual-boot with a Basic and Ultimate that is why I asked this...

I'd also like to ask you guys for help for anything that I need to check and have prior undertaking her wishes. Please do share some thoughts and input to me as I do not need to boink this one for her.

Thanks and a Happy New Year to you guys too!

A:Dual boot Acer Aspire 4752G

I really don't see the benefit in dual-booting Starter and Ultimate. Just format the HDD, install Ultimate, and then create a 2nd partition for data.

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When I turn on my acer aspire one, it first boots on Android. Android was its main operating system. In Android, there is a button to switch to Windows. I rarely use Android and I wanted to make Windows to be booted first. I saw this option in 'msconfig' and I changed it. It worked! Now, whenever I turn on, Windows boots up first. But now, I wanted to use Android but I cannot see the option on msconfig again .

How do I boot Android now?

A:Acer Aspire One Happy Android Dual-boot

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

Take a look in eRcovery, there may be a option to reset boot for Android.





You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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Hello, I just bought a refurbished Acer Aspire ATC-705-UR5B w/ Win 10.It came with 12GB of Dual Channel DDR3 Memory @ 1600MHz. The memory however is only running at 798MHz. I can't find an option in BIOS to enable Dual Channel Memory. Can anyone help me get the memory working at full capacity or did they mess up when refurbing this unit? Thanks!  

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Hello, I just bought a refurbished Acer Aspire ATC-705-UR5B w/ Win 10.It came with 12GB of Dual Channel DDR3 Memory @ 1600MHz. The memory however is only running at 798MHz. I can't find an option in BIOS to enable Dual Channel Memory. Can anyone help me get the memory working at full capacity or did they mess up when refurbing this unit? Thanks!  

A:Acer Aspire ATC-705-UR5B - Dual Channel 1600MHz Me...

Bumping this hoping someone can help. My computer was also supposed to come with a manufacturer's warranty but I can't get Acer to respond and the warranty is almost expired now. 

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I am using Windows 8.1. I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I want to install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional on it as a dual boot to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I have seen that it can be done, but I cannot figure out how to correctly do it. I have already had to re-install Windows 8.1 once from a USB Recovery drive which was not fun. So can someone help me out with this? I'd really like to learn how to do it and get it done. I love windows 7 Pro but I can't figure out how to do it.

I have already turned off secure boot in bios. However, UEFI mode is still active vs legacy bios which is the other mode I have.

A:Dual Boot Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 8.1 Pre-installed

You will need both Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8/8.1 installed in Legacy mode.

On some Acer, Gateway, P. Bell, Windows 7 x64 will not install in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube



Enabling the boot device menu







Originally Posted by Acer


On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

SOLUTION

Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.




How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot







Originally Posted by Acer


This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

Bootable media from previous versions of Windows may not be recognized in Windows 8. You can change the Secure Boot setting and it should recognize the bootable device.

Use the following steps to change Secure Boot:

1.Completely shut down your computer.
2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press Delete to enter the BIOS.
3.Us... Read more

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Hello,i recently bought a ACER ASPIRE ES-551G-T6Q7 with Integrated AMD Radeon R6 Graphic card and a Dedicated AMD Radeon R7 M265 Graphic card and I can not use in any way Dedicated R7 Graphic Card,i have installed latest drivers and set everything to High Performance bun games like GTA V or GTA IV using only integrated graphics,that would be the solution to play games uning dedicated R7 Graphics Card?

A:ACER ASPIRE ES-551G-T6Q7 Dual Graphic Problem

it's a GTA V issue, try this: 

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Just got new Acer Aspire X without monitor. Have monitor with DVI -- but no such connection on computer. Now what?

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Hi, I have been having some technical difficulty's lately with my Acer ASPIRE's monitor. I will be watching a video, doing work or making one of my games when my monitor will go to black-and-grey lines. So far, the only way to postpone the problem is (Once Problem has occurred) to hit the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys, which will bring to the Windows 7 Options Menu. Then just close that... But it will happen again and the fix is rendered useless I then have to restart my laptop. Any ideas? Please comment! ​
 

A:Acer Aspire monitor problems

I think this may be a graphics card issue. Please tell me your system specs (CPU, Graphics card, OS - 32 or 64bit).
 

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I have a Cicero 15'' monitor I can hook it up to my Acer aspire 3000 laptop with standard VGA cable, but now I want to hook up a Dell ultra sharp 17 '' it seem to be loader with things I have never heard of like DVI-D, BSMI , C- TICK , FCC CLASS B , NEMKO , SASO TCO-99 , ETC . I think it has 2 USB and 2 HDMI. try to hook it up with the VGA cable I have But it wouldn `t work . Can some one guide me .Iam trying to sell both monitor , I need to be able to demontrate they work Thank YOU..Dave
 

A:add monitor to acer aspire laptop

Hi Dave, and welcome to TSG.

Check if the Dell monitor has any buttons for activating an on screen menu that allows you to choose which input it should use.

If you need further assistance, it would help us to help you if you told us the exact model number of the Dell monitor.
 

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I have a dual monitor system and I noticed that sometimes (occasionally) one of the screens has a condition where its windows stop accepting mouse clicks. I can still alt-tab into things and use arrow keys other keyboard buttons, but mouse clicks do not respond on that screen. In a few seconds it usually goes away.

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I have a dual monitor setup, one wide-screen and one full-screen. The problem is that the wallpaper only looks good on one monitor. Is there any way to make two different wallpapers for the two different monitors?

A:Dual monitor help

sorry..no idea
but i am sure...the admins will be having the solution of this problem.

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I want to connect and work with an extra monitor... My machine configurations are given below :

System Info



Display Info (Onboard Also nVidia)



I want to connect one monitor to the external VGA Card and the other one to the on board VGA card...

Can Anyone Help ???
 

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This post is an FYI for those having issues with Dual monitor setups. I have never had dual monitor, and for the first time, I have it since I recently upgraded my computer (new build really) and got a new, bigger, true HD monitor as well.

The setup I wanted was the new monitor for games and movies, and the old monitor as secondary. But I wanted the new monitor on the right side, and the old one on the left. Due to how things are situated on my desk, the newer, bigger monitor being on the right side puts it closer to me, so that is a desirable location. But if you set the one on the right as the primary monitor, the mouse movement from one screen to another is backwards (you have to move all the way to the right on the monitor on the right to get to the monitor on the left...backwards). Also, I wanted the tool bar on the secondary monitor so that I can play games or movies in full screen mode on the newer, primary monitor.

So here is what you have to do to get it this way. First, make sure the monitor on the right is primary by using ATI or Nvidia tools to set it up how you want it. I have Nvidia. Next, unlock your toolbar and just drag it over to the secondary monitor. Finally, go to the desktop in your primary monitor, right click, and choose Screen Resolution. Apparently, this does not work from the secondary monitor, so make sure you right-click on the primary and do this. When the window pops up, drag the secondary monitor to the left, hit apply, and close. Voila! You... Read more

A:Dual monitor

Screen Resolution tool opens and works well also when opened from secondary display. Just right click an empty spot on desktop, whichever display you want to, and select Screen Resolution from context menu.

Mouse problems with dual screens

Kari

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