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Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Question: Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9600 video card. It's been working properly for quite awhile and now suddenly the cursor moves to the second monitor when I drag the cursor beyond the bottom of the first monitor.

It used to go from one monitor to the other by dragging it from left-to-right. I can't figure out what caused it to start doing this or how to go about getting it back to the way it was before. Any ideas how to change it back. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

.....Gord

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Answer: Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.

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I get how to link monitors and extend them as such via http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Move-windows-between-multiple-monitors..... I was however wondering if it is possible to extend dual monitors in a vertical format or only left to right. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am going to connect my Lenovo y560 to an RCA HDTV via an HDMI cable.

Answer:Y560 - Set up dual monitors vertically.

if you are asking that if you can use external display as second desktop, it is possible.

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Hi there
I am using an HP Pavilion DV6 Notebook which has a Radeon HD 7470m display driver.
I am using two displays, with one placed directly above the other.
The driver allows two displays, but expects them to be side by side. ..
... so I move the mouse to the right to go to the top screen, and from the top screen I have to move the mouse to the left to get to the bottom screen.
This is doing my head in!
Is there any way of getting the driver to respond to the up and down, rather than side by side nature of my set-up.
Methinks NO ... but perhaps you may know better.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated

Answer:Dual Displays - placed vertically .. not horizontally?

Try this. Use the "Monitors" application under System/Prefences and just drag the right hand monitor above the left hand monitor. Click apply and you're done.
Also from Microsoft. On the Display
screen, just drag the images of the monitors to the position you
physically have them in.

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Having just upgraded from XP using the Nvidia dual monitor desktops for years, I was surprised to find Windows 7 has this feature in-built with the added bonus of slideshow desktop images C00L!
So beyond Win7 eye candy which is better, Does it come down to games running faster under the Nvidia dual desktops, what is the general preference here?

Answer:Is Nvidia dual monitors a poor cousin to Windows 7 dual monitors?..

afaik, there is no real performance difference, as all stuff is handled by the nvidia driver anyway.

And of course the more monitors the higher performance hit as there is more screen surface to work on (the same as increasing resolution).

Btw, the main pityfall of the multiple monitors is that the taskbar is only in the primary monitor, but there are a ton of good third party programs that can handle this, like Actual Multiple Monitors.

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Hi,My setup includes dual monitors with a T61 in port replicator  and a Dell 24" monitor positioned above.  While I can achieve this setup by manually dragging the external monitor above the laptop each time I dock, I cannot get the Presentation Director to capture this position accurately.  It will capture the setup, but reverts to horizontal monitors with left/right mouse whenever the captured profile is used.   [With my old T43 in the same setup, I was able to get the monitor positions memorized correctly. ] Does anyone have a solution?  I've checked the Control Panel--> Display settings and the NVIDIA Control panel.  The control panel allows me to set up the external monitor as per above, but I haven't found any control to ensure the settings "stick".

Answer:Dual Monitors / Cannot capture vertical monitors (mouse up /down vs left /right)

Additional Note:  I've also tried creating a new profile in the Presentation Director with the selection for "External Monitor positioned above laptop", but that does not work as it will not recognize the external monitor resolution of 1900x1280, and thus will not allow me to finish the profile.

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Hi! I just upgraded to Win8 this weekend and so far I really like it. I discovered something this morning that now that the weekend is over is bugging the crap out of me and I need help. I work from home and use this alot so it would be helpful.

I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
- have Chrome open in both monitors at once with different things on them.
- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

Answer:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

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Three days ago (is that all? Seems like weeks now) I bought my very first desktop computer (refurbished). It's a Dell Optiplex 790. I notice four little feet on one side of the tower and four little feet on another side. It looks at though the tower could be placed on its side using those feet, or stood up vertically on those other feet. Does it matter if the tower lies on its side or is stood up vertically?
 

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When I plug in a 2nd monitor to my laptop, I get a second (useless) cursor on the 2nd monitor.  For instance, if the monitors are set up [1][2] and I have the cursor on monitor 1, a ghost or mirror cursor will appear on monitor 2.  Only the left cursor will be able to function.  When I move the main cursor over to monitor 2, the ghost cursor dissapears off the screen to the right.  The whole situation is more of an annoyance than anything as I sometimes lose which is the 'real' cursor.  Any way to eliminate this funky double cursor thingy?Thanks for any help you can offer.

Answer:Dual Monitors "ghost cursor"

Do we get any specific clues about the monitor or the laptop, or are we just expected to guess?   :-?

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I am trying to reference another sheet's summed data =sum(B368:B374) that has data that runs Vertically and have the data run Horizontally on B1, then I want to drag from B1 to C1 having C1 =sum(B375:B381).

I have been doing each calendar week individually and it can be tedious and time consuming. Below is a picture of what I am trying to achieve.

From:

To:

 

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hi all


i have a bit of a problem and im hoping the answer is an easy one.

Im looking to get a DVD/burner drive

i need it to go into my case on its side, but also be able to go flat when i change cases in a few months

im not sure wheather they do both, or only some do

im looking at getting a 'pioneer dvd burner black model 109'

thx

Answer:DVD drives working horizontally and vertically?

To work on its side the drive needs those little things to hold the disc when inserting. Well. Not neccesary, you can also flip your computer over when inserting a disc.

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(Microsoft Excel) How would you display a line of text to show vertically after each text in one cell? For example:
Total
Activity
Cost
and not Total Activity Cost (in one cell)?
Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Display text vertically and not horizontally in 1 cell (Excel)

When you enter the text, use Alt+Enter after each word.
When finished it will wrap the text, with each Alt-Enter being a new line.
 

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I have an ATI 5770 with the 5 mini display ports and am running 3 monitors. The cursor moves across all 3 monitors but stops on the right edge of the right monitor and the left edge of the left monitor. Is there a way I can get the cursor to move to the right from the right monitor to the left monitor and the left monitor to the right monitor? I hope this makes sense.

Answer:Moving cursor on 3 monitors

Hi, case1!

I'm not aware of any "wrap around" mouse function though others might weigh in differently.

In essence, an extended monitor, whether it is on one, two, three, or even six monitors still constitutes a constrained desktop - just an extended one.

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So I just ordered an 8800gts to replace my 7800gts in Vista x64. I was wondering if keeping it and running my secondary monitor off of it would alleviate the stress aero puts on the video card when running dual monitors and gaming and increase my performance. Would I be better off keeping the 7800gts for the second monitor? Is this even possible?
 

Answer:Dual Video cards, dual monitors, and Vista game performance

It is certainly possible, you can use both cards at the same time, assuming your mob supports it.

I doubt if you'll see a huge increase in gaming performance, as aero essentially shuts itself off when needed (gaming), but it won't hurt anything either.
 

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I am using a multi-monitor setup and one of the monitors is a Touch screen monitor. Whenever I press on it, it moves the cursor to that monitor, working as normal. However I would like to make it so it doesn't move the cursor over there when I press there or return the cursor to it's previous position after finishing a touch screen action. Is there a way to do this?
It is a Dell E157FPTe, using EloTouch, and shows up in hardware as a mouse device and not a touch input.
Edit: Just to clarify, the rest of the monitors I'm using are not touch screen monitors. It shows up as a separate mouse device in addition to my regular mouse.

Answer:Touchscreen moves cursor away from other monitors

Not likely. The touch screen overlay part is calibrated to that monitor so the cursor moves to exactly where your touching it. The X, Y coordinates.

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I have two Dell 27-inch HD monitors (S2740L), which I used for more than a year on my XPS desktop (WIN 8.1), and they were beautiful. When I try to use them with my Precision 7710 (through the Advanced E-Port Plus docking station or a direct cable to the laptop), the monitors don't look very good - text looks jagged and is very hard on the eyes. (I have verified this multiple times by setting up my identical monitors side by side, with one connected to the Precision and one connected to the XPS.)
(Dell "support" has verified this problem as well. Note that this is NOT related to any particular app – this is related to the OS, and is visible in the taskbar, on the desktop, in File Explorer, etc.)
In an attempt to fix the problem, I have noticed that:
The two monitors are visible in Device Manager:

But both Intel and NVIDIA think I have only one monitor, and that it is a TV:
I paid a LOT of money for this laptop, specifically so I could use the external HD monitors, and I can't.
Does anyone have any ideas? (Please see additional notes before responding.)
Additional Notes:
I have been working with Dell on this since last October (about 8 months ago). These are the things we have tried:

Reset the OS
Reinstall the OS
Update, uninstall, and reinstall drivers
Replace the graphics card, motherboard, and SSD
Update the BIOS
Many, many other small fixes
Send an entire replacement system (Laptop, equivalent monitors, docking station), which had the exact same... Read more

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Hi,I have a T530 running Windows 8 with NVS 5400M / Intel HD 4000 Optimus graphics.I have recently switched from one external monitor to two external monitors.One is connected via mDP, the other via VGA.When both are connected, the mouse cursor lags whenever it changes icons.Digging through other forums, I found it to be a known bug with the intel graphics driver.There is a new driver out on the Intel website for the HD 4000 platform which fixes the issue.I was able to install the driver through device manager and it indeed stopped the cursor lag.However, it causes my whole system to freeze up every few hours so that is not an acceptable solution.I need Lenovo to release a new Optimus driver that includes a stable Intel HD 4000 driver that has no cursor lag.This issue is driving me nuts.Thanks,ltctech

Answer:T530 NVS 5400M/HD 4000 Cursor Lag w/ 2 Ext Monitors

Well, its been months and this still hasn't been addressed.Lenovo keeps releasing ancient drivers that have this known issue. The Intel driver bundled with the Optimus driver which Lenovo released Aug 13 is 9.17.10.2843.This version was released sometime in late 2012.The current version from Intel is 9.18.10.3165 released 05/10/2013. I have removed all Lenovo graphics drivers from my system.I have installed these drivers:https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22842&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%208...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-320.78-whql-driver.html With the Intel/Nvdia drivers the problem is fixed.Unfortunately, it appears that power management is no longer able to tell when Nvdia is shut off.My CPU is stuck at 1.2Ghz (rated at 2.6Ghz) whenever on battery power after Nvidia graphics has turned on.So if I boot without using Nvida my CPU runs at 2.6Ghz, the second it switches on my CPU throttles to 1.2Ghz.When I ensure that no application is using Nvida, it appears that Nvdia is off but my CPU is still throttled at 1.2Ghz. I assume that the stock Lenovo drivers install some sort of Lenovo specific power management extension.When I use drivers provided by Intel/Nvidia this extension is not installed.I also don't understand why the CPU must throttle to 1.2Ghz on battery power when the Nvidia GPU is used. Lenovo seriously needs to release an Optimus driver pack with an Intel driver that ... Read more

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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When you have multiple monitors, there is resistance to passing the mouse cursor between them which is useful when you want to interact with the edge of one of the monitors but can also be inhibitory. Is it possible to tweak the resistance so that you don't need quite as much cursor speed to break the boundary?

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Over the last 6 months I purchased my teen son a Creative DVD Drive for his Compaq Presario as well as a Creative Audigy MP3+ Sound Card and the Creative/Cambridge DTT3500 6 Speaker Dolby 5.1 Sound System .... {the things kids get today ... you can send your donations to .....} ... Anyway, he was the basic 15" Compaq Monitor that came with the system and of course he is now nagging me that this monitor "is a heap of crap & how do you expect me to enjoy all this great stuff you bought me with this tiny monitor when I am trying to watch Britney Spears Concerts ....." ..... So my question to you all is that, if I ever pay off Visa, and can purchase him a new monitor, I want to purchase the largest, best quality for the dollar monitor I can afford ($1.25)
What do you suggest? What is the scoop with the Flat Monitors he is driving me nuts with? How do LCD monitors measure up?
Please keep in mind that my main concern is his viewing of DVD's, Music Video Files (Mpeg) that he downloads & the zillion games he has. According to the specs on his Presario (Model 5BW130) ... he has an Intel Celeron T 667MHz 66MHz Bus Speed, 64 RAM (yes I will double that to 128 via Crucial.Com ASAP), GRAPHICS=Intergrated Direct AGP Graphics - 64 bit hardware accelerated 3D graphics, Maxium non-interlaced resolution of up to 1600x1200 (when supported by monitor).

If you require any additional information please advice!

Thank you in advance for your time & effort!

A Broke ... Read more

Answer:Monitors & Flat Monitors & Monitor Size > DVD's

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Hello. I have two monitors. One which is DVI, my latest PC and monitor connected like that. I have another monitor which I want to use for dual monitors. It has a VGA port and only a VGA port as an old monitor. If I plug it in using a cable splitter - so VGA to HDMI which plugs into the PC will this work as a dual monitor? Thanks.
Also, which sides do I need to have the monitors on?

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Question: Dual monitors

I know this is the right place becous it's not the graph card that's wrong it's windows 7..

I wanna go dual monitors but windows 7 wont let me!

I have the exact same setup as i had when i was using win XP and it worked then but it just won't work now with W7

Answer:Dual monitors

Give me a screen shot for your monitor setup.

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Question: Dual monitors

Background:
With my monitor setup i have a large monitor in the middle of my desk and a smaller one to the left. I like having the task bar on the left monitor but keeping most of the programs im actively working on the bigger.

Now what im wondering if its possible to have all windows open on the left(secondary).

Answer:Dual monitors

Hello,

I believe it is. Just change the primary monitor in Screen Resolution. Select "this is my main monitor".

~JK

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Question: dual monitors?

im just wondering about this iver heard of ppl doing it and im wondering how its done.

.:thx:.

Answer:dual monitors?

I just did this to my own setup. First, you need to check and see if your video card is compatible. If you are using any newer model NviDia or ATI card, then it should be. Second, you need to get a hold of a VGA to DVI adapter. You will plug your primary monitor into your VGA slot and your secondary one into your DVI slot. Plug in your second monitor, then go to Display Properties, click settings and then select your secondary graphics adapter. Then, check the box next to "extend desktop onto this monitor," click OK, and whalah.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have an extra 17inch CRT monitor just lying around the house, and i was wondering, is it worth hooking up with my PC. i have a CTX 17 inch LCD monitor right now. And if i do hook it up, is there any software that lets me control wats on one screen or something. my card is a regular 6800.

Answer:Dual Monitors

nVidia has built in S/W called nView.

what else you want?

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Question: Dual monitors

Ok so i have 2 monitors one that is extended off of my main one so when I am playing games i can chat with friends or what not, but when i play games and one of my friends chats to me and i answer the game minimizes. I know this is how it is supposed to go, but is there any way that i can fix this so that the game doesnt minimize?

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Question: Dual LCD Monitors?

hey guys, i don't know much about dual lcd monitors and i was wondering what is required to have dual monitors. 1 monitor for gaming, 2nd to chat or watch movies at the same time.

vid card... mobo.. cpu.. anything u guys can tell me about nesscary stuff in order to have dual lcd monitors?

thnx =]

Answer:Dual LCD Monitors?

what are ur specs right now?

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a laptop running Linux Mint... And for some reason, I can't extend my screen from my desktop the my laptop. Can anyone walk me through how to do this?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

You can't. It's a laptop, not a monitor. How is it even connected? There isn't a video input on a laptop, just a video output.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

I am trying to enable dual monitors on my system using Dell S2409W(Digital) as my primary and Dell 2007WFP (Digital) as the secondary. The primary monitor works fine, but the secondary monitor can't detect a signal and remains "asleep". The computer recognizes the monitor exists, and the extended display is enabled (I can move my mouse off the primary into the blank secondary monitor). How should I resolve this problem? Listed below are the specs of my computer using the Tech Support Guy System Info Utility.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 894717 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67-M, Rev x.0x, MT7014044500110
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Have you tried simple troubleshooting such as hacking the secondary monitor works on its own and whether the setup would work with reversed roles? Should help narrow down the problem if we can know the outcome of these points.
 

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Question: dual monitors

i have a dell latitude laptop n i wanna be able to plug a monitor into it and have the same display on the other monitor as on the laptop monitor. i pluged the other monitor in and restarted the computer but wen i reight clicked, went to properties, settings it doesn't have the two monitors. is just have the normal one monitor but where it says Display is says (multiple monitors) on ATI Mobility 128 AGP 2X (DELL), but nothing is showing up on the other monitor. Please help. Thanx.

Answer:dual monitors

I believe there is an FN key in your laptop.
There is also somewhere in the numerical keys, something like two squares, imagine one square then another square right on top of that but up and to the left a little. That is what this icon looks like.
Press fn and the key with that logo. THere are 3 options that you toggle like this. One is laptop display only, external monitor only, and display both (not necessarily in that order). So once you get it to display on both post another message if you have problems after or during this process.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have 2 monitors. My main one is to my right and the other is to my left. I have to drag to my right inorder to go to the monitor on my left. I want to drag to the left where my second monitor is at? I don't seem to be able to do this can anyone help?

Answer:Dual Monitors

Right click an open spot on the desktop and select Resolution. Where it shows the monitors listed as 1 and 2, just drag the one you want to be on the left.

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Question: Dual monitors

This is going to sound stupid but does a vidio card have to have two outputs to drive two monitors?
 

Answer:Dual monitors

Yes, either that or two video cards.
 

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I am trying to setup dual monitors using usb adaptor to vga for second monitor.

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Hey team

I have a client who two all in one's (one is a pavillion 20 and the other being a compaq la2206x) now they want to make them dual monitored.. with one connection being hdmi/dvi the other being standard usb. How do i go about doing this?

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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Question: dual monitors help

Hi Gang I want to run dual monitors my system is huge
what sort of video card could I get to run 2 or more monitors ??

thanks moura41
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12278 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 997191 MB, Free - 620325 MB;
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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a radeon 9800 xt and was wondering if dual monitor support is really worth it? I already have another monitor but i still need to get the adapter to let the vga connect to the dvi. any way is it really all that great? or should i for get the idea of wasting 10 bucs on an adapter.

Answer:Dual Monitors

you do realize you physically need a second monitor right? it's up to you whether you think you need all that extra work space

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Question: Dual monitors???

Whats the deal with dual monitors? What do i need to set another one up?

Thnx

Answer:Dual monitors???

For the business users - for displaying media, content and business info while concentrating on another task with another monitor.

Most video cards now ship with dual-outputs for dual-monitor display; so check out the electronics store for that.

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I would like to install Dual Monitors. I am running Win 98SE
Pentium III 900 mghtz - 30 GEG HD. Can this be done without screwing up the syatem ?

Roger V
[email protected]

Answer:Dual Monitors Win 98

I think it would be ok if you have the right Video Card

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hello,

I recently installed Windows 8 and was playing around with it for most of the day yesterday, I was able to get both monitors up and working, I have a Vizio E470VL and a Sony SDM-P232W ... Yesterday I had the E470VL as the main Screen and it made the 2nd Display a Generic Nvidia Display monitor, but both were working..

So last night I watched some preseason football on the Vizio on HDM2 and when I woke up this morning, the Sony was still working but the Vizio (computer is on HDM1) had no signal input, while I noticed the extended screen was enabled meaning my mouse disappeared onto the other blank screen .. so the thought occurred to me to restart..

So I restarted, then it recognized my Sony with its proper settings instead of the Generic and only listed one monitor in the Display settings.. I did a detect device and was given a few options of adding another monitor, and tried to do that, without any success.. so then I detached the Sony, and tried to restart only with the Vizio on both ports, the one it was originally in and the one the Sony was in.. with no success, still no signal, checked the connections, and somehow I doubt it would be the cable and I admit that the symptoms in trouble shooting things kind of point to that, but the cable is new.. and would love to entertain other ideas before getting a new one..

any suggestions?

Answer:Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I was wondering if my Leadtek GeForce4 Ti 4600 WinFast A250 Ultra(heh, too long of a name) would support dual monitors, if I got an adaptor for the DVI out?

I doubt it would since it says nothing about dual monitors in the manual and nothing on the website. But I can always hope! If that doesn't work, does anyonw have any recommendations on a dual monitor setup?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual Monitors

Not sure on the card, but if you install a second Video card in a Win2k or XP box, you have Dual desktops right away. Only problem is that the second card has to be PCI so there is some lose there. One the Card, unless otherwise noted, you will get the same desktop twice. If you can find a reference for Dual diplays, then you should be able to have two independent screens. I didn't think that Nvidia did that, but then I have been found wrong a few times...
ATI cards have this ability in the Radeon Line of cards. The only problem I have found is when gaming, you have to reduce to one display cause it takes too much power from the GPU.
Hope this helps...

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Setup: Dell Monitor as primary, Sharp 32" TV as secondary monitor.
When I move VLC over to the TV and click the maximize button, it maximizes on my dell monitor.

The only workaround I've found so far is setting VLC to minimal view, then toggling fullscreen on.

If I do a VLC playlist and it switches tracks, it toggles off fullscreen mode, so I have to get up... plus I'd rather click one button to make it work instead of doing that workaround.

A guy at work said he noticed the same thing, and has not found a better solution...

Any idea how to make this work?

I found this: Quickfix: VLC fullscreen dual monitor: wrong monitor! jb’s open source blog
But I have no “XVideo extension video output” option.

Answer:VLC w/ Dual Monitors

do you have an nvidia card?

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hi,

I'm new to Tech-Heaven.

Here's my problem....Im running dual monitors in Windows XP Professional. The two video cards I have is a GeForce2 Ti AGP4x(default monitor) and a GeForce2 MX PCI(secondary monitor). When I start up my computer it just sits there, I've found a way to trick it in to starting by unplugging one of the monitors and letting the computer boot into windows. When I do that everything works fine.

Can anybody help me?

Thanx,
The51

Answer:Dual Monitors

OK

Thanx for the post that helped alot, but i have another issue. i switched my 'init display first' to my agp(it was originally set to pci). when i start up my computer my agp card with my monitor hooked up to it work fine, but the pci card doesn't work at all. I found out that my pci card cannot start.

I have the AGP card in the AGP slot and the PCI card is in the second PCI slot, only because my AGP card blocks the first PCI slot.

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I have the X61 notebook with an Ultrabase.  Each device has its own VGA port.  Can I connect an external monitor to each port and manipulate the output?  













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Answer:dual monitors

Unfortunately not.  When docked the VGA port on the X61 will be disabled and the output sent to the dock's VGA Port.  One possible solution for you would be the USB to DVI Adapter from Lenovo, details can be found here.
 
Other members will certainly provide other alternatives which they're using.

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Question: 3 Dual Monitors

Hi all,

I'd like to run 3 DUAL monitors on my computer.

I used to use integrated graphics on my computer until recently, where i started using a video card
My video card has 2 outputs, so i can (have) two dual monitors right now.

I read in a article that when I plug in a new video card, the integrated graphics is disabled.
is there anyway i can enable the integrated graphics WITH the video card so i can have THREE dual monitors??

I have a AMD Athlon XP disc, with ATI Radeon 9550.

Thanks!!

Answer:3 Dual Monitors

Let's think about this. Three dual monitors equal 6 monitors. Welcome!

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Can anyone here tell me how its possible to run dual monitors and have each one do its own thing? such as running maybe aim on one screen with a normal desktop and watching a movie or playing a game on the other monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitors

Yes. You need 2 videocards or a videocard with 2 outputs. (mostly 1 vga and 1 DVI) Then connect a CRT to the vga connector and an LCD to the DVI. Or a second CRT using an adapter.

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i have an HP Pavilion 21 and I would like to use an HP Pavilion 27xw monitor as a dual monitor.  The monitor comes with an HDMI cable however the computer does not have an HDMI plug.  How do I accomplish using the monitor as a dual monitor? Thanks!

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im tring to set up dual monitors as i have recently aqquired a new monitor. but the pc that i use has only 1 vga port and one dvi d port(think thats what it is called) so im wondering how or if it was even possible to set up dual monitors
 

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I am running W2K Professional with a Matrox G400 DualHead video card. My only complaint is that all of my messages/login screens pop up in the center of the screen (right in the middle of the 2 monitors) and get cut in half.

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? It drives me batty!
 

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Alright, so I have my primary running on a radeon9200se with omegadrivers... and I want to run my secondary on my onboard which is an asus p4s800-mx and i checked in the bios and it's enabled. BUT i can't select in the display settings to have that monitor run on the onboard instead of the radeon... and i don't know what to do.
 

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I am try to get to monitors going so I have a bigger dest top
I have onboard video (SiS 630/730) I have tried to put an agp asus video card with it. It didnt work. So then I tried adding an ATI expert with the Asus video card that didnt work either. The following is my computer.

amd 950
256 mb ram
40 gb hard drive
with everything eles onboard

Can I make a dual monitor system work with this setup.

Thanx
 

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i got a new graphics card its Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5, Dust-proof Fan)

it only has 1 slot to fit in a monitor cable into it.. so does that mean i cant have dual monitors? or is there some way i can have dual monitors?
 

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Hi, I'd recently bought a VGA cable splitter to attempt to enable dual monitors onto my PC. I ran into some trouble with the dual monitors, I do have 2 monitors, 2 VGA cables, a splitter, and also 2 graphics cards. So when I plug in the 1 end of the splitter with the 2 other ends of it sticking out, I insert each VGA cable from each monitor to each end of the splitter. Both monitors turn on correctly and function properly, but they both show the same picture, and I'm trying to get one monitor to show my desktop and the other monitor able for me to slide other windows onto it. I've also tried connecting one VGA cable from one monitor do 1 of my graphics cards and the other VGA cable connected to the other monitor to the second graphics card but only one of the graphics cards will display my desktop. I recently bought the Galaxy GeForce GT620 graphics card, and I also have an integrated Radeon HD 6530D graphics card that was in my computer when I bought it. If you can support me in any way to get my dual monitors working I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
 

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I am wanting to get a Video Card that will support 2 monitors on one pc.

I have looked at a few and ATI Radeon 7500 64mb seems to be the one that I might go with.

I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on any other cards that will do the job cheaply but reliably.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Stufine
 

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Im running WinXP Pro... I have 2 monitors.. I have the Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead graphics card.

When the screensaver pops on, it only works on 1 monitor... It used to work on both monitors like it was a seperate computer and now it doesnt...

Any suggestions so I can see the screen saver on both monitors??

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

This thread may shed some light -

http://forum.matrox.com/mga/viewtopic.php?t=3387

of interest -

Only problem, I have to uncheck:
"While using streched mode maximise windows:" - In Powerdesk
Otherwise saver only starts in left display.Click to expand...


With the latest Matrox drivers, you can now set application specific settings and so I can disable "Maximise program in current display" and the screen saver always opens acroos all three displays now! Click to expand...

hth
 

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Hello I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 72 running Windows 8. I have just installed a Radeon HD5450 Dual Head Graphics card but can not get the monitors to work, so that I can have more than one programme open on each monitor.
 

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welcome to TSG. What is on the display? Is it blank, or is it just extended?
 

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i can't get my screen savers to run on both of my monitors like the 3d ones. only one 3d screen saver will work at a time. i have a radeon 32 mb vid card and the built in i think 4 mb card ...
 

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Hello! i have a few questions and a few problems i would like to have solved.

Firstly i would like to inform that my primary monitor is a 27" samsung syncmaster, my secondary screen is a 19" philips ( not sure what model, but it has a working hdmi input) and my graphic card is a Geforce GTX 660ti. i have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz Processor, and msi z77a main board. (Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit)

my question is; how do i connect my second screen ? i can see two hdmi inputs im my computer, one is on the Gtx, and the second one is on the main board. the one that connects to my primary screen is the one that is connected to the GTX, and there is my problem, the one that is connected to the main board is not working. how do i fix this? is it just like that, or is it something in the settings i have to mess about in? . Thank you for your help and understanding!

-Techn00bie.
 

Answer:Dual monitors.

u have hdmi and dvi connections on the video card........ connect one monitor with hdmi and the other with dvi.... both are digital, should be dvi on atleat one of the monitors
 

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Had Win 98se, Used 2 monitors to open different windows on each one.
clean format in 2k
same machine, same dual output agp card [dvi, d-sub ]
can't get anything but a mirror image on the second monitor
the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASE
 

Answer:dual monitors on win 2k

celoehr said:

Had Win 98se, Used 2 monitors to open different windows on each one.
clean format in 2k
same machine, same dual output agp card [dvi, d-sub ]
can't get anything but a mirror image on the second monitor
the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASEClick to expand...
They rest, there is no more left to give. - Audy Murphy
 

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hi anybody running dual monitors with ati graphics cards having trouble with the display driver not responding on a regular basis
I have read elsewhere that its a common problem that hasn't been resolved as yet

Answer:dual monitors ati

runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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Hello - I am beginner kind of PC guy, and am trying to work something out for my Wife. Her work will let her do some work from home, but in order to do so, we need DUal Monitors like she has at work. Her Work IT guy said to plug one into the VGA and the other into the DVI...But I don't have a DVI port...I only have the standard VGA port (which our regular monitor is plugged into) and an S-Video port...

My question is, can I do Dual Monitors using the s-video? Do they make a S-video to VGA convertor? I have an HP, about a year old...A friend said i need to get a new Video card and install it, but I am not to keen on cracking open the PC myself, or paying someone to do it unlesss it is the only option...

Can anyone help me out with some advice? The goal is to have 2 workspaces, so splitting the single VGA won't help??

Thanks!!!
 

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Hey everyone, got a quick curious question here.

I am fascinated by the idea of having dual monitors on my desk. I really want the extra workspace. However, I have a few uncertainties about how it works.

I know the obvious thing: dual monitors give you more workspace on your desktop.

Is it just like an extended desktop where you drag things over to the other monitor for more workspace? In what way is the extra desktop workspace achieved?

Of course I would not come asking without doing my own research...
Several Google results and many pictures are all I have at the moment, which still does not tell me much about the details i seek.

From HERE it states that:




the "exended" or "independent displays" mode and the "spanning" or "streched" display mode. In both these modes, display devices are positioned next to each other in order to create the illusion that the two displays are logically contiguous.Click to expand...

Which basically means the monitors are side-by-side, which is what I want. It then explains more about different ways of using two monitors:



In "extended" mode additional desktop area is created on additional monitors. Each monitor can use different settings (resolution, color, refresh rate).

Alternately, some video cards are able to "span" the existing desktop area across two monitors rather than create additional desktop space. This is accomplished by using a widescreen res... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitors...??

There are basically 3 ways that things can happen, and it may vary on what they are called by the brand of the video chipset.

You can have them be exactly the same, meaning everything you see on monitor 1 is also identically displayed on monitor 2. This is pretty worthless unless you are doing color comparisons between the 2.

Another way is to have a HUGE start bar which spans over both screens, you can drag between 1 screen and the other, its effectively 1 big monitor. This way is better than the first one for obvious reasons, but its still not very good. Messages boxes often pop up right in the middle, so its split between 2 monitors not much good.

The 3rd way is to have 1 monitor be the primary and will house the start bar, then the second monitor is just an extention, but behaves independently. You can still drag windows between both. This is in my opinion the ideal setup.

Try not to make this more complex than necessary, its a pretty simple set of senarios.

Edit: Here is a shot of how mine is setup, I have a quicklaunch like bar set to autohide on the far right I forgot to have pop out for the screenshot.
 

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Having trouble configuring dual monitors; one monitor is connected to the VGA card
the second monitor is connected to the Digital Video Input port. When I go into display
option and click on the second monitor I cannot get the cpu to recognize my second monitor? I also tried using the extend windows desktop option. Any Suggestions? Operating System XP PRO. Thanks
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

What is the video card?
Have you installed the correct drivers for it?
Some earlier cards do not support dualview.
 

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Hey guys, today i bought a new 3d LCD monitor for my laptop. My laptop screen is 21" and my other monitor i bought is 42". My problem is that the wallpaper isn't correct, its been cropped (its not the full image just partial amount of it). However if i open up a window and maximize it, its the proper size. Also, how can i spread the taskbar, at the moment its only on the main window. I can do this with Desktop Fusion, but its dodgy.. Is there a feature in Windows 7 to change it?

Many thanks!
 

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Are there any games that support this as of yet?

I have used a TV as a 2nd montior in the past to watch downloaded eps on a larger screen, but now with the lower cost of larger monitors I began wondering about this when i bought a newer video card capable of supporting dual monitors
 

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Hi Corwin,
check this out! it gets more insane as you go down the list

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Hi, I need to connect the Lenovo L520 with dual monitors how do I go about. I have connected an external monitor but dosen't detect. Any thoughts

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Hi lydia and welcome to the forums. Is the monitor connected to VGA or displayport? What brand of monitor do you have?





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Have Asus V9520/TD GeForce FX5200 video card with DVI & VGA connectors. Read the Windows XP help and still can't get both monitors to work. One is dark in tandem. If I unplug one the other works fine. The identify button under display option always shows screen 1 even when I click on screen 2. I assume the video card will display dual monitors since it has dual connects? Help appreciated!
 

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I was wondering if anyone can offer clarity for me please? I have an E560 and want to run two monitors off the laptop to use it as a workstation when I am at the office.  Ideally I would like to use the mini display port option, and there are splitters out there that would then give me the chance to run 2 HDMI monitors.  However I was told to find out whether the unit supports this.  I have tried to look but cannot find the answer...so I was wondering whether anyone on here knew? Thank you in advance. Jonty

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How do i setup 2 monitors on the 6600gt?

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Plug them both in

Right click > properties > Settings > Advanced > Geforce 6600GT

Now their is the Nvidia Display settings menu, as well as their's a wizard at one of the bars at the bottom

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I have 2 monitors hooked up to one tower with a VGA splitter and in the resolution settings it only shows the one monitor and it does not detect the 2nd?

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Can I use two monitors with this product? It has both a VGA and a DVI. I tried using a VGA to DVI adapter.  Intel 4400  

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Ok I used the search feature and I am going to say I cant do this but I would like to mkae sure by asking my own question

I have a radeon x850pro video card, a 19" lcd and a 19" crt, a disabled onboard (STOCK) video card as well. Is it possible to run dual monitors on this win xp system ?

I seem to remember in the manual of my radeon card it said I was able to.

Thank you
 

Answer:Can I do dual monitors

Yes, it should work fine. Hook the VGA plug to the CRT and the DVI to the LCD. Then go into ATI Catalyst Control Center and make your LCD desktop 1 (primary) and the CRT as desktop 2. You can set the resolution independently for each monitor.

You could also hook-up the s-video output to your TV.
 

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Ok, so I know about KVM and dual output video cards, but what is the best way to simply and inexpensively split two monitors from a single source. I don't mind losing quality. This is only for one of my rebuilt comps that I only use to play and power my surround sound stereo. I have monitors set up for visuals on either side of the unit, but can only use one. Please help!

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Get a dual output video card, most of the ones over past year do it.

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I was wondering if anybody knew if it was possible to use dual monitors with one monitor going into a PCI video card and another monitor going into my onboard. If nobody knows of a way to do this i'll go buy a connector changer (I'm cheap, rather try doing it a free way than having to pay for it )


Motherboard: ACSElite K7SOM
Video Card: Radeon 7000 PCI

If you need any more info just ask me.
Thank you in advance for anybody who helps me

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why dont you just buy a pci card with 2 monitor outputs?

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I am trying to use dual HP LP2065 monitors. I have plugged both into the docking station and selecteddual monitors in the system properties. Only 1-image appears on 1-of the screens. Is there a driver,system set-up or video card that I am missing to make this work? Thank you.

Answer:R60 using dual HP Monitors

you have GMA950 Intel GPU so it only supports one monitor on your dock, and the DVI out doesn't work. Try to buy an USB2D-SUBbreak out box to connect the second monitor. 

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I have been using my and my Tv to watch netflix movies in dual monitor mode, but today when I turned everything on my dislpay on the tv is rolling rapidly. I can see my desktop wall paper but it is not in color and rolling not sure what changed can anyone help?
 

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Can you post some system specs(ie. OS, mem, proc, vid card, ect.) Have you tried to roll back with system restore? Have you tried switching the monitor outputs to see if it is a problem with the card?
 

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Yeah... I have dual monitors, one 19" to the left of a 15", both Acer LCD. If your looking to hook it up with XP, you'll need to right click the desktop>proprieties>screen settings (or somthing... i forget... im using vista, its what'd you'd do to change the resolution)>you should see two sceens on the little black window thingy>click the grey one> check the checkmark 'extend desktop onto this screen. That should do it.

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Yup.

O_o

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I was wondering if anyone can offer clarity for me please? I have an E560 and want to run two monitors off the laptop to use it as a workstation when I am at the office.  Ideally I would like to use the mini display port option, and there are splitters out there that would then give me the chance to run 2 HDMI monitors.  However I was told to find out whether the unit supports this.  I have tried to look but cannot find the answer...so I was wondering whether anyone on here knew? Thank you in advance. Jonty

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Will I have any problems running dual 19" wide screen monitors on a 8800 GTS 320mb video card? I want to purchase another monitor but want to make sure its going to work first and I wont have any issues with the amount of power it will use or anything. They will be going on the computer in my Sig. Does having dual monitors require any extra power resources or anything?

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hehe monitors don't draw power through the pc, thats why they have a power cable of there own, a 320 8800gts will handel 2 19" fine.

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Hello,

I have just hooked up a second monitor to my PC and its up and running fine.

I have the monitors set up in dual view and i just have a little question.

I have my left monitor set up as the primary and my desktop is been extended onto the next screen. But the tast bar is not been extended. So if i open a program and drag it accross to the next screem the program will stay in the tast bar in my left screen.. and that is a little anoying for me.

Is there a way i can get the task bar to span 2 screens?

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I beleive it will stay that way...atleast is does for me, I never looked into as it wasnt that big of a deal for me...

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I did a search and note that this has been asked before with few replies.Come on chaps i know you are the experts.I have a pen4 with a geforce card in the agp slot and would like to fit a sec mon -dual display - would it be best to go for another geforce?The sec mon would not be used for anything that needed a fast reaction - mainly to display a flat (2d)picture or printing

Answer:Dual monitors on xp.

I think that you can get cards that can support two monitors at once (just checked the May 2003 issue of the mag). You could try Crucial click here but I haven't tried to do this, so your guess is as good as mine.

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I Have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with the xb3000 dock station. I'm running XP pro SP3 (legit but aftermarket). I plugged in my Fuji monitor (which is working). The problem is both monitors show the same thing. I want to run an expanded desktop. I tried to go through the control panel display tab but I do not have the dual monitor choices i would prefer. If it helps, on settings I only have 2 options, 800x600 and 1024x768. Do I need a special driver or update?
 

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I have acquired a tft monitor which I want to run seperately to my normal monitor, the tft has a seperate video card which I have installed and appears to be working ok , but how do I switch between the two video cards so that I can use the monitors seperately, I am running win xp. Dave

Answer:Dual monitors

you need a single graphics card with 2 out ports and dual monitor support

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okay. not really much of a problem but would like for this to happen;

I want monitor 1 to have the task mannager and
Monitor two to have every thing else a main monitor has.

trying to get programs to pop up n run from monitor 2.
mainly trying to get WoW on monitor 2 and still be able to see my task mannager from monitor 1... n speedfan (ftw).



thanks in advance :D

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im working w/ 32bit vista prem

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I want to install a two-monitor set-up. After Windows 7 driver install, Windows detects the new LG 2486L as 'LG 2486 (Digital) on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' and shows only one display icon as #1, failing to detect the older NEC display altogether, thus no option to extend the display onto a second monitor appears in, 'Change the appearance of your display'.

I am running the DVI cable that came with the new LG monitor. I am using an VGA/DVI adapter to connect the older VGA monitor. I disconnected the NEC monitor and restarted the system using only the LG monitor connection and still get the same result.



Monitors:NEW: LG 2486L (DVI Cable)
OLD: NEC LCD 1530V (VGA Cable w/Adapter)
System: Windows 7 64-bit
Asus P7P55D
Radeon HD 5770 (ATI)
Can anyone guide me through a correction of the errors or oversights I've made and help with the set up of these two monitors?

Thank you.

Answer:Dual Monitors: Set-Up

I just installed a Geforce GT 220 in my system and had the same problem you have. After installing the latest NVidia drivers my second monitor showed up.

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I'm using two 22'' Widescreens both connected to my current nVidia 9800GT Vidcard, is there a way to extend screen 1 to screen 2? For example, having the taskbar start on screen 1 and finish on screen 2? I know in the nVidia control panel it just lets you run multiple displays...

would I need an additional vid card? I'm planning to ugprade to the gtx285 soon..

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi! I think you can't. I use two monitors like you and I can't figure out how to do it.

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Ok i want 2 monitors on 1 desktop 1 is envision and the other one is acer i plug in the acer and it dose not detect the acer monitor is there any way i can get it recognizable ?

Answer:Help with dual monitors

I was looking at the Vista help files and it says to use the keyboard shortcut that turns on monitors to get to the New Display Detected dialogue box to set up the undetected display. I guess you'll have to figure out what that is. It say that FN + F5 combination typically works on mobile pcs. You might give that a try.

Are you plugging into a graphics card? Does anything at all happen when you plug in the monitor, e.g., does Windows tell you it doesn't recognize the device.

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I have had a hd4350 card installed to me compaq but for some reason I have a my desktop on both monitors, When I go to my display settings it is only showing 1 monitor, has anyone any ideas for an irate computer idiot ?

Answer:Dual monitors

Welcome here is some information on dual monitors.
Work and play better with multiple monitors
http://www.ehow.com/how_5960696_setu...computers.html

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Hello
I have a Asus Laptop and also a 46" Full HD Samsung TV Monitor
I have plugged in a VGA lead only 2 Mtrs Long to watch movies etc off my PC
Switch source to PC and on TV screen the message comes up "Mode not supported"
My old laptop worked fine with movies slideshows etc
What settings do I need on my new laptop to get it to work
Cheers Marian
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

You may need to set resolution and refresh rates in
display properties in the control panel to settings
that the TV can display.
 

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I recently posted laptop for wife but she ended up wanting a new tv so i got the vizio 37 in lcd but it has a few features a 42 inch vizio doesn't have

anyhow from switching to display2 display and turning the tv to the cable and hdmi off does the video card reconize that that monitor isn't being used and doesnt co mingle with the desktop on the second screen ?

or does it just do nothing because it is off inactive or hdmi port is not in use?

just wondering never used dual screens untill i though of g i could watch movies from my pc to tv with out having to burn disc anymore so pretty much i am new to this effect

so please i hope i dont sound too stupid but i just wanted to know

also is there anyway to play games and the other screen do movies or that just can't happen thanks looking forward to some replys

Answer:Getting used to dual monitors

The computer will still see the 2nd monitor and still "display" to it, but if you are, say watching TV, on it at the same time, it will display that instead.

~Lordbob

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We have a Dell Optiplex 745 and we want to set it up with dual monitors with a stretched desktop setup. The problem is that it is the compact version so it does not have any expansion slots where i could plug in a 2nd video card.
Are there any other solutions out there for this?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

If you don't plan on using the second monitor for
graphics intensive applications like games or video,
you could use a USB video adapter.
Something like this.......
Newegg.
 

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I just bought a new TV and hooked it up to my Acer Aspire X1200 Desktop PC via HDMI Cable (HDMI from PC to HMDI TV input).

Every time I drag something over to the TV, (e.g. a Video)... the TV Picture works OK but I lose all the desktop icons on the PC Monitor and get an error report (one of which I sent for analysis).

In order to get the icons back, I have to reboot the computer and usually the icons are reconfigured in a cluster....i do not have 'align to grid' selected (Lucky I have a little Gismo which will reset the desktop items to my previously configured favourite layout).......

I have a VGA to HDMI Converter but did not use that yet because I am waiting for a splitter for the VGA Cable which will boost the signal to both monitors (and I believe would simply duplicate my desk top anyway).

If I could simply use the TV as an extension Monitor without all the problems after I have dragged something over to that screen, then I would not even have to use a converter or a VGA splitter.

Any ideas as to why my Desktop Monitor goes 'skewiff' after I push something out to the extension monitor?

Answer:Dual Monitors W7 x64

One monitor with VGA connection and one with HDMI, both of the same graphics card (which from the Acer Aspire X1200 I am assuming is the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 8200).

If you press the (Windows Key + P) together, holding down the Windows key, is the option Extend selected? If not, can you select it please (still holding down the Windows key, press P a couple of times until Extend is selected).

How have you setup the two monitors, their resolution mainly but anything else?


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Originally Posted by Knucklerapper


...(Lucky I have a little Gismo which will reset the desktop items to my previously configured favourite layout)...




Can you turn this off temporarily and test?

[QUOTE=Knucklerapper;4161611...I have a VGA to HDMI Converter but did not use that yet because I am waiting for a splitter for the VGA Cable which will boost the signal to both monitors (and I believe would simply duplicate my desk top anyway)...[/QUOTE]

Yes, a VGA splitter will only duplicate the output, you will see the same image on both monitors.

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Question: Dual-Monitors?

I would like to add another monitor to my pc. I believe it would help with my online classes and other things. I have done my research online to figure out how to do this yet, some of these sites look outdated and overly complicated. Hopefully someone can help me with the simple purchases i need.

My specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 [email protected] 2.93GHz (Linnfield 45nm Architecture?)
RAM: 8GB Eplida Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0X231R / Intel DMI Host Brigge Chipset
Graphics: Dell ST2410(Analog) on 1792MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
HD:1000gb Samsung HD103uj ATA Device

Thanks for any help guys.
Its late, Im bored, and I am tired of learning today lol.... so I think i want to know what to purchase and just go do it tonight lol.
 

Answer:Dual-Monitors?

I would like to note that I only have one monitor at the moment Cant wait to buy my other one!
 

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