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

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

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".

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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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Hello there

So after installing and tweaking windows 8, some small annoyances remain. One of them that i encounter every day is as follows:
I have 2 monitors. Primary on the right, secondary on the left.
If i take my cursor up to the top left of the primary monitor, it gets "stuck" and will not move over to the left hand screen (secondary monitor). I believe this is caused by the APP bar which I have disabled as per (http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/19/disable-windows-8-mouse-over-corner-interfaces/).
However the problem still remains. If i go aproximately 10 pixels down from the upper left hand corner, i can mouse over to the other screen fine. No menu comes up, my cursor just hits a wall. I have made sure both montior tops are in line in the screen resolution
screen.

I tried to shoot a video of it, but of course camstudio does not work in windows 8 (sigh).
steps to reproduce are, drag your mouse to the very top left corner with the intention of moving it to the second monitor.
How can i disable? I have tried the GPO setting for EdgeUI which creates the registry key ( DisableTLcorner) in the link above.

As a bit of background, if one is constantly using VNC to manage other peoples computers, I do not want to steal focus from their mouse by dragging my cursor over the centre of the screen. So i bring my mouse cursor to the very top (title bar area) and try
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Answer:Cannot mouse over upper left hand corner on dual monitors

Um no, I have never in my life found that installing a monitor driver ever fixed anything.

there is nothing in the application log that has anything to do with this problem as its a mouse event. No event is obviously generated when i am moving the mouse around the screen.

you cannot reproduce? I have installed a few more windows 8s and the problem exists on every single one.

here is a video of the event. Finaly got camstudio working properly, just have to do the whole screen. in the video, i try and move the mouse in the upper left and lower left of the screen. the two screens are different wallpapers to make it easier to see.
I have managed to find a service that allows uploads, the video file is here so you can see what im talking about. I hope that makes it clearer.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/z4w688

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I've been looking on how to fix this problem for quite a bit, but nobody seems to have quite the right answer, so I thought I would ask. After I got a second monitor (exact same monitor), the vertical icon spacing changed on the primary monitor. I noticed that this changes when I have the taskbar on the primary, but not on the secondary. I have three pictures attached to describe what I am trying to get and what is happening. Any help would be appreciated.

First picture: What I used to have
Second picture: What I currently have
Third picture: What I want the spacing to be like without having to move the taskbar

Answer:Vertical Icon Spacing with Dual Monitors

Hello TehShew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if adjusting the icon spacing (vertical) size in advanced appearance settings may be able to get it back to what you wanted without moving the taskbar. It may take a little playing with to get it just right though.





Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Dual-Monitor setup. The output of my Dell 1005 goes to a second monitor, a LCD TV set with high resolution.Has been working just fine. Until I tried something.As unknown, an iPhone o0f smartphone can go either horizontal or vertical orientation.  Actually, Windows XP can  do that to. So I thought I would try the second monitor in the vertical or portrait mode. Works great.Now here is the problem. I don't know how to get it back. Shacking it does not help. reset does not help. Try another user. Found nit stuck nin vertical mode of another user account.But if I boot from my 'panic' partition, the one with a bar install of XP, everything is normal. So the hardware did not change. Somehow I changed the display settings and can not get them back. screenshot attached.[year+ old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Dual-Monitors. Sencon stuck in Vertical.

Have you tried the CTRL - ALT arrow or Shift - arrow keys ? ?

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Hi all,

this is probably somewhat weird but when I explain you might understand.

I am running an application with a lot if information listed vertically. I would like to see all information at once. I got a second monitor and configured it in Windows as the secondary display, placed below the primary. It works fine. When I now start my application and I drag its size down to the second monitor I can see info.

But I have two issues that drive me nuts:

1) When I start my application it starts as a window in the primary display. When I maximize it, it only maximizes in the primary display, NOT over both monitors. Can that be changed?

2) When I move the mouse down and it leaves the primary display at the bottom, the mouse pointer appears at the top of the secondary display. This makes sense since the display are ordered vertically. When I move the mouse horizontally it stops at the right edge of the primary display. That makes sense too. But it would be very comfortable if I could also move the horizontally into the secondary display. Can that be configured somehow?

I would appreciate any ideas on this.
Best regards,
Sundance
 

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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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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
 

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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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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I have my laptop hooked up to another monitor so I'm basically using two monitors. The way it's set up is that the external monitor is right above the laptop LCD. Is there any way to make my mouse move from the laptop LCD screen to the other monitor through the "top" side of the LCD? (as oposed to: moving from one monitor to another through the "left" or "right" side of the monitor)

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual Monitors; Mouse

You should be able to click on the second monitior (my #3) and drag it to the top of monitor #1
But this is my desktop... I assume it would be the same for a laptop.
 

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I am looking to set up dual screen monitors, which I currently have everything I need for it, but I would like to use a separate mouse on each screen if it's possible. Does anyone know how I could go about doing this?
 

Answer:Dual mouse/monitors

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Hello,

I recently hooked up an old monitor in my second port, but I'm having issues in certain games when running in dual monitor mode.

Most directX games have their own mouse cursor so to speak, thus when I move my mouse to the edge of the game nothing happens. It's as if I'm not running 2 monitors.

I googled around and couldn't find anything to over-ride this, hoping you guys can help...

Basically I'm asking for a program that'll tell these games to relax and let the mouse go over to the second screen when I move it past the edge of my primary monitor.

I went as far as programming something real quick in VB (yes forgive me) that moved my mouse cursor to the second monitor when hitting a specific hot key. This works great, but doesn't work when inside a game (directX programming is a bit over my head, but I wouldn't be objected to a vb6 example if no program already exists).

Thanks.

Btw I'm aware that I can alt-tab out of the game and then the dual monitor setup works flawlessly, but if I'm going to alt-tab out, what's the point in running dual monitors heh.
 

Answer:Dual monitors and certain games locking the mouse...

I run dual monitors and wonder why you'd want this feature?? You'd be constantly clicking on the other monitor accidentally and minimizing out of your game. It's happened to me before. I had a problem with a few games that wouldn't lock the mouse to one monitor while playing the game. The only way around it was to disable the second monitor while I played that game. It sucked.
 

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HiHoping someone might be able to help.I've just set up dual monitors on my PC (using one graphics card which has dual sockets). Everything is working excellently except for the mouse pointer which, when I go over onto the second screen turns into something other than the pointer arrow - seemingly at random; sometimes it might be an egg timer, other times a bracket cursor etc etcIs there any way to stop this happening, and to have the mouse pointer act as normal on the second screen ?Grateful for any suggestions anyone can offer.CheersSimon

Answer:Dual Monitors:Second Screen Weird Mouse Pointers

Turn Hardware acceleration down a notch; (but not all the way as shown in this link) click here)

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Hi there,

I've Googled this problem, and searched these forums, but it seems that no one has come up with a solution as yet. Apparently this problem has been persistent all the way back to XP (from the reports I've seen from XP users in 2006).

History: I purchased a new HP DV2210US laptop in March preloaded with Vista Home Premium. Then, a week ago I purchased a 22" Westinghouse LCD monitor. Setup was effortless, and the additional real estate has been great. However, there's a problem.

Whenever my laptop goes to sleep/hibernate and I resume the session, the mouse pointer has disappeared (on the 22" external monitor). The mouse pointer is still fine and present on the laptop. Heck, I believe this happens even if ten minutes pass and the screen goes to sleep (but not the whole computer). Additionally, it doesn't seem to matter which monitor (laptop of 22" external) is the #1 Monitor or #2 Monitor or the primary monitor. Every configuration I've tried has had the same problem.

Reports of XP users in 2006 suggest that the issue might be the nVidia drivers? Or is it Windows?

Does anyone know of a solution for this problem?

Regards,

Abe

Answer:Mouse pointer disappears upon resume on dual monitors

I had this problem with a vista machine and updating the video driver fixed it. You might what to give that a try.

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Win 7 x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti I seem to have gotten myself into a 'pickle'. To start with, several years ago I had set up the desktop with two monitors and had it so that the desktop stretched across both monitors. That way the mouse could traverse both, back and forth. I was looking at the settings this morning and realized that the 32" LG monitor on the right now indicated a resolution of 1920x1080 which was all wrong. That was the resolution of the left 32" Samsung. But in fact the resolutions were both at the maximum for their ability. The left samsung was, in fact, displaying at 1920x1080 and the right LG was at 1360x768, it's maximum. (why the disparity between the the two? I was given the LG; what can I say?) So here is the problem: Now, not only are the monitors correct in possible resolution but are indicating incorrectly; and, I can no longer run the mouse from the left to right. It is stuck on the left. The display adapter is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. I have two possible ways of manipulating this. One with the Nvidia control in the tray and the other in Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution. First I tried selecting "Extend desktop to this display" but the mouse is still stuck on the left. So how do I correct the wrong info on each display and how to get it to allow the mouse access to the other display? Maybe the way is to somehow go back to basics then redo but I am not sure how. http://www.sevenfo... Read more

Answer:dual monitors, display reversed resolution information and mouse probs

What happens when you move the mouse over the left edge of the left display? Does it appear from the right of the right display? If yes, please read this post, it could explain your situation: Dual monitor set up help.

Kari

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I've done some looking up on what the issue is, and I believe that it's something commonly referred to as "sticky corners". There is a few pixels space on the bottom and top of the screen (between both monitors) which does not allow mouse movement from one screen to the other. To get the mouse to the other screen, I need to drag the mouse down about a centimeter and then it moves across to the equal position on the other screen (not the very top, meaning that it's not a scaling issue). I drag windows around constantly, and they keep getting stuck in the top or bottom of the screen, and it's quite distracting.
As you see in the screenshot that I've attached, the small red line is where the mouse simply refuses to move across, regardless of the speed of the mouse.

This was apparently a feature in Windows 8.1 as well, which there was a solution for by messing around in the registry editor, however this is no longer the case in Windows 10 (the files which used to be edited are no longer there in 10).

Any suggestions on how to disable these "sticky corners" would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Issue with dual monitors- mouse movement blocked top/bottom of screen

I've found the problem, it is something referred to as "sticky corners", I've edited more details in my original post above. Any help on disabling these sticky corners would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Question: Vertical Monitors

Hi I'd like to have an extended desktop on my laptop where the addtional monitor is above the laptop - does vista support this arrangement - if so how please?

Answer:Vertical Monitors

It does.

Plug in the external monitor.

r-click on the desktop > personalize > Display Settings

Click on the external monitor and select 'extend desktop to this display'.

You can now configure it's resolution and drag the image of the external monitor to match it's physical location.

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Is it possible to clone a monitor and using both in tandem, have one display vertical and one horizontal? Every time we try, they revert back to the default.

Thank you!

bb
 

Answer:Cloned Monitors. One vertical one horizontal?

Hi BB,

Don't really know what you mean by 'Clone'. Do you mean a dual output video or two video cards etc. My company once made a Word Processor (Complete computer) and used the monitor on it's side to be closer to the shape of a page. That was done by swapping the Vertical and Horizontal video signals. Not exactly sure how our engineers did it, but I am sure it wasn't easy. Probably a modification to the monitor. Maybe someone else has more detail. Guys?

Good Luck, Jim
 

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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 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
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I have 3 monitors. Primary is left, but I want windows to default open to the middle monitor. Is this possible? Please only post if you know of a way. I had to come here because the last couple places I asked, it was clear people only responded to gain some kind of points or something, because there were no answers, just "oh you can *try* this".... or "*maybe* this will work". In other words, it would be helpful if there were zero modal verbs (could, may, might, should, maybe, etc...) in your answer.

Thank you kindly.

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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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Greetings!
I have 2xSapphire Radeon 6750 1GB DDR5linked with a Crossfire cable.
More accurately, this card
Normally I have only two monitors connected, one on HDMI and one on DVI.
Yesterday I brought home a third monitor just to test around a bit, to see if I could get a third monitor working. I had the cables so I tried connecting it to either DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI on either of the cards, alternating. So far I have failed. This is not really a big surprise since I got info from Sapphire telling me it would most likely not work, since the cards do not support multiple monitors beyond two.

The most surprising part was Windows. It tried to detect the third monitor as connected via VGA and extend desktop to it. I went along and played with the settings a bit to no avail. The third monitor (an older Eizo) does not have a VGA port.

So I disconnected it, rebooted just in case, and left the matter for another day.

To my surprise, Windows still claims there is a VGA monitor, diconnected, but it is there.

My display settings:

And the "ghost" display setting:

How do I remove this last entry of a monitor that is no longer connected??

Answer:Ghost monitor left in control panel after testing three monitors

No ideas...?

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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!

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

I cannot get my computer to detect the second monitor and both screens show the exact same thing. It does not act as an extended screen. I have an older HP---not sure which model and I am running Windows 7. Please help..my new job is depending on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3543 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 1547 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (193 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3646h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Thank you!
 

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How can I control/save the location and size of pop up windows.  A program I use at work utilizes a lot of pop ups.  The problem is they always open up straddled across both monitors, so I have to be constantly moving them over every single time.  I only have to re-size once in the morning, but the location is not saved.  What determines which monitor will show the pop up?

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Question: Dual monitors?

so hello again

basicaly
i have two monitors, one im using right now
unknown make 1440x900 60hz max
and my older monitor is a sony 1280x1024 max i think 70hz refresh rate? not sure.
i would like to use both, my main concern is what wire to buy, i cant afford to waste my money tbh i would like to know if anyone can help me before i go buyin anything

system specs are

1.8 ghz amd sempron 3000+
nvidia geforce 8600 gt
windows xp sp3
about 2 gig ram
plenty of hdd space

halp plz?

Answer:Dual monitors?

How does the end of your graphics card look like compared to these pic?

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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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Question: Dual Monitors

I Have an NVidia GeForce 7200 Video Card but I'm not able to use the VGA & SVideo outputs at the same time. Can I they both be used at the same time??

Answer:Dual Monitors

Most likely, but it can vary by make and model of the video card.

What are your actual symptoms?

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Question: Dual Monitors

Or should I say "dueling monitors". They seem to be competing. The problem is the screen resolution on the 32" flat screen TV. I can't get it to cover the whole screen. I had a similar set-up with a 22" monitor and a 40" TV and every thing was fine. Now I have a new set-up, a 22" monitor and a 32" TV. I went into the control panel, adjust screen resolution and tried to get it set up but it's not working. I have tried it in "Extend these displays" which shows a different resolution for each monitor but the TV still doesn't have the screen filled. I tried in "Duplicate these displays" and it's the same thing. I can understand it wouldn't work in this mode because it shows only one resolution. My video card is a XFX1-PL. I have the monitor hooked up by DVI and the TV by HDMI, that's how my other set up was too. I think I might have had the same video card. 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Aspect Ratio setting in TV can make it fill entire screen

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I just bought 2 LG Flatron and I have a GTX260. How can I set this up so i can run both monitors at once. I havnt been able to get the other one work.

Answer:How to set up dual monitors

What Operating System are you using?

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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

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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I have a Dell Studio xps laptop and a Dell ultrasharp 2007fp monitor. I don't have a cord to connect them. What kind of cord do I need?
 

Answer:Help with dual monitors

What model of XPS?
 

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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
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
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;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Rampage II Extreme, Rev 2.xx, MS1C93BDRR00349
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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 ?

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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 ?

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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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hi guys i just borrowed my mates 17" wide screen monitor and set it up got everything going fine got ultrmon ect,

the problem i have is if i load itunes i have hundreds of albums and album covers, on my primary monitor it runs fine but on the new secondary monitor it is laggy as heck, why is this? should i try and find some drivers for the 17", would this help?

everything else i have tried on the monitor seems to work fine, i cant work it out because on my primary monitor everything works fine its only when i drag itunes across to the secondary when it lags, if i drag it back it is instantly fine!?

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What kind of graphics card are you using?

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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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I just got a new system with an ATI HD4890, very fast in gaming but i'm getting sluggish performance on the desktop. I'm pretty sure this is something to do with me running dual monitors as when I disable the second monitor everything is fine.
Is there some sort of fix for this? does anyone else have the same problem? is it a known ATI limitation?

Thanks,

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Never had a problem with running dual monitors with mine. You may want to update your drivers or, if it started after an update, go back to the last version.

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I have a home workstation (Win7 Ultimate 32 bit) with dual monitors connecting to my office workstation (Win7 Ulitmate 64 bit), which has 3 monitors. The checkbox in Remote desktop to allow dual monitors is checked but I cant get the second monitor to work (through the VPN). I have tried disconnecting the 3rd monitor to match the number of monitors, but that didnt work. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

Answer:Dual Monitors using RDP over VPN

Original post was incorrect. Office workstation had Windows 7 Professsional. The host computer needs to have Ultimate installed to allow the dual monitors to work using remote desktop. Upgraded to Ultimate and it works great.

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hi everyone. I have a new laptop with 8.1 as an os. It is okay. I am trying to get xbox video tile to go to the second monitor.
I know I can duplicate the displays, but I would like to watch the video on my tv which is the 2nd monitor. Can one metro tile be moved to another display? Any assistance will be helpful. Thank you. deanie44

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So my girl just got me a 2nd samsung 22in monitor so i got it all setup and dual monitored it then all of a sudden i was watching youtube then something poped up saying display drivers failed to respond and freaking went crazy and got the blue screen of death any idea why it happened thanks.

Answer:Help With Dual Monitors

make sure you have the most recent video drivers:
Update ATI Visiontek video card drivers

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I used to have things set up where the monitor was hooked in to my laptop and I could see the desktop on both the monitor and the laptop screen. Somehow I managed to extend the desktop on to the monitor and I can't get it back to where the desktop is on both. I tried deselecting the "extend my desktop" option but now XP doesn't recognize the monitor and I just get a flashing yellow light.

Is there any way I can get things back to having the desktop on the monitor?
 

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Are you talking about the option where you see the exact same thing on both monitors? If so, look for the option to clone the display. If you're using an nVidia card, it should say something like clone. As for ATI video cards, I'm not sure but it should be similar. I don't have a dual monitor setup with ATI cards at the moment and my only ATI cards are running Linux which probably has some different settings and names for them.


 

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How I can set up to use 2 monitors simultaneously? I want to have one on the application and the other on the help screen.

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It may help in getting the answer required if you included the specification & operating system in your next post.

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I have an Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition laptop. I currently use 1 monitor, but I am thinking about expanding. Would a HDMI splitter work for the 1 HDMI port I have, or would I have to use the USB C port for one monitor and the HDMI for another? 

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Hello,
I just recently started running dual monitors, my first monitor is my laptop screen while my second monitor is a 19" Dynex lcd tv. The resolution on the laptop screen is set to 1280x800 where as the tv is set at 1440x900

My problem started when I decided to try and play a game on the tv monitor. The game was set in a 1280x800 resolution and as far as I can tell it must be changing the tv to a resolution it doesn't support, because i get the error message "Mode not supported". This also happens when I change the tv's resolution to a resolution below 1440x900.

I fixed the problem and as long as my laptop is open i can use the second monitor as a main monitor or a secondary one. However when I close the laptop screen the tv screen goes blank and displays the error message again ("Mode not supported"). What should happen is the tv should automatically switch to main and only monitor. So I am assuming somewhere in the computers settings this is messed up I just can't find where and its driving me crazy.

I can't find the solution in the nvidia control panel or in display settings.
Thanks in advance.

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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
 

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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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hey,

i'd appricate any help at all here because im really stuck,

basically i brought a new moniter today so i can run dual monitors but i can't seem to get it how i would want it,see i like to play online games but obviously i cannot do that while using other programmes... so i thought if i did dual monitors i could but so far all i've got out of it is 2 desktops one with out anthing on and the other with is normall i've dragged aa few programmes over and got the to run on my other monitor but im still having to problem of having to drag everything over each chat window etc and also when i run up a game on one monitor and then click a programme on the other moniter the game auto minimizes

now is there anyway to set up dual monitors to do 2 different things at once and have all windows task bar and icons on it etc or is there any way to disable auto minimize ?
thank you
 

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Hi

I have a windows xp laptop hooked up to another monitor via a vga output.

MY laptop is an old dell with nothing but an integrated intel graphics card.

I would like to have an extra monitor and take my laptop off my desk. So one laptop with an extended desktop over two montiors

Is this possible?

the laptop has an s-video output. Is there a cable converter i can get to enable output to a second vga monitor?

Thanks!
 

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As I'm looking into top spec computers rigs at the mo as when I'm 18, I run into a bit of ??? from a compensation from a dogbite when I was younger and my savings that my granma has saved up for me, so about 12K in all. So I'm looking for nice PC set up, and was wondering as I'm doing a graphics and photography course and college and no matter what I go on to study at uni would probably do it for a hobby and have always wanted dual monitors as it'd make my job so much easier. What do other people use it for? It would help me out as I could look at a picture on one screen as a reference and then my own piece on a nother screen. Could anyone just shed light onto the matter in general, what people use them for, requirements and limitations?Cheers

Answer:Dual monitors?

Well you need to make sure the graphics card can support a dual monitor hook up.They can be used for gaming, picture editing, theres just all kinds of stuff you can do with a dual monitor set up. Its almost like having to seperate computers in one.

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ok i was planning on putting dual monitors up on my new pc (LCD) how do i hook them both up to my computer?
 

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Does your GPU have 2 outputs? For example, new graphics cards all have Dual DVI output. You just connect the monitors to the two outputs and set it up in your graphics settings (right click desktop->property->settings->advanced). I think if you don't have dual outputs for your GPU, you might need to actually have 2 GPUs, each outputting to one monitor.
 

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I have dual monitors, one on my laptop and another bigger monitor for when I am docked and at the office.

Under XP I had it set so that when I closed the lid on my laptop, the lapto screen was shut off and all files that were subsequently opend were opened to the main big screen.

It appears now that when I close the lid the screen stays on and if there was a window showing on the laptop when the lid is closed it does not automatically switch to the big monitor. It used to under XP. Is there a way to duplicate this behavior in Windows 7?

There are times when I want to use just one monitor and shut the monitor built-in to the lap top - off. Is there an easy way to do so?

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Wish someone would give a response to this. Surely I am not the only one. It appears the way Windows handles multiple monitors has changed substantially since XP.

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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!
 

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Can someone please recommend a good not too expensive graphics card that will enable me to have dual monitors, one being a tft screen the other being a crt screen. I have curently 32mg intergrated graphics card, I would rather have just the one card, but if needs be I could install two. I don't particularly game on due to having a PS2, (I know that was a little like swearing on here lol), I do watch dvds on my pc, so would appreciatte something that will make the picture crisp while watching these. If not too expensive an intergrated TV card would be good but not essential.

thanks woody.
 

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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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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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I just bought another monitor for my computer. Is it difficult to set up two monitors, or can I just plug in the second one and go?
 

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Depends on your video card. If it has two ports (and is set up to use them--not all video cards are), you can easily set up the display settings to use both monitors. (I assume you want to extend the monitor.)

Courtney
 

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hey, just wondering how you can plug two monitors into one computer, i have a Radion 9800 graphics card with S-Video out, a high definition graphics port and standard blue port. and a few monitors all without high-definition plugs. i may be able to get a hold of a plug that converts a high definition port to a standard monitor port. if i do this will i be able to plug in the two monitors and get dual monitors? or will it not work because you cant combine a high definition monitor with a standard one. or is there some sort of other adapter i could get (i would prefer to not halft to buy a new graphics card or a second graphics card)
 

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Hi All,

So brought home my new computer today. wanted to hook up the new monitor and the old one. New one works. Nothing happens with the old one. So GPU is a MSI 6950, it has 2 DVI hook ups. Old monitor has only VGA out so I got an adaptor. Not working. Any ideas?

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Right click the desktop, click screen resolution. After that page pops up you should see, "Detect" and "Identify". Click on detect and it should find the second monitor.

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D 8800 Laptop with Provisions for an additional Monitor, it has an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 Graphics Card, can I spread a programme across both Monitors and can I have two different Programmes running, if so how do I do this?Cesar

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Hello,I have a video card with dual vga ports. I'm trying to run dual monitors. When I plug in both monitors and start my computer, only one monitor shows. It gets all the way to the "loading Windows XP" screen and then goes black. The light switches from blue to amber as if its in hibernation. What can I do to get both monitors to work?Thanks.

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You have to tell Windows to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".  Have you done that?  This should help: http://it.cas.psu.edu/1423.htm

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I recently bought a S-video/RCA cable to connect my computer to a TV. The RCA cable is connected to the TV while the S-video cable along with the green sound cable is connected to my graphics/sound card ports. Basically all the cables are plugged in the right spots.

I went through display settings and went to the second monitor and checked the extend desktop box, but every time I click apply it unchecks itself and does not work. It use to work but it doesn't anymore.

Now I don't know if I am doing something wrong but I also can't change the resolution on the second display. It stays at 800 by 600. I have tried changing my main monitor to 800 by 600 and trying to recheck the box but that still does not work.

Any suggestions?
 

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Gentlemen,

I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit Home blah, blah, blah, with a NVIDIA GEForce 6150 graphics card.

I have 2 monitors, but believe I need to purchase another video/graphics card.

Anyone smarter than me out there (that was meant to be self depricating), that could recommend a plain jain, cheap graphics card so I can hook up my second monitor? I'm not into gaming, just love having two monitors at work, and once you have two, you can't handle one, right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

would do the trick quite nicely, seeing as gaming is not a concern.

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Can someone give me an easy step by step for setting up dual monitors?

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Plug in your second monitor and enjoy.

It varies depending on what video card you have. ATI tells us nothing. If it has two ports, you should be able to plug in a second monitor, and have it clone. From there, you need to open the settings and set it to extend not clone. Since I am not familiar with ATI cards, and each one varies, we cannot tell you exactly.

I will bet it will work if you just plug it in though.

~Lordbob

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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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Hey All,

I just got a second monitor, and I want to be able to play a game on one, and watch a movie on the other, both using full screen. They are running off the same GFX card (8800GT) - when I open the game, the movie when running in full screen pans to the side on the second monitor and black, so I see half black screen and half desktop background, but I still hear the movie playing, when the movie is running in windowed mode and I open the game, the video just turns black, but with sound.

So how can I fix this? My PC is pretty good and should run fine, I dont know whether this is a config problem or what..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Bump?

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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

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runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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I have a PowerSpec Radeon 7000 video card. I have bought two Dell E173FP flat panel monitors. Screen 1 works just fine at 1280x1024. The second screen wont fit correctly. I have tried all the the display settings for the desktop and the video card. Any other suggestions?

Thanks
 

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WOW...after I submiitted this...I finally fixed it. Thanks.
 

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Got a little prob with setting up dual monitors.have a Gforce 3 card with dual outputs the second output being DVI.All cables are linked and correct.When I first run from bootup I get a display on both monitors (the dos boot info and the black startup screen)As soon as windows fully loads I lose my second display.I'm using XP Pro op/sys.Have been into the display settings but it is NOT showing second monitor icon.Have the latest drivers from Nvidia 43.45As I,m getting a display on bootup on second monitor the hardware must be working ok.Any one had this prob before please and know what the answer may be....?Many thanks for any help.

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Are you sure these are dual outputs, and not alternatives - most cards I have seen like this are altenative outputs - ie one or the other - not both.

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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 was wondering how to go about using the dual monitor feature of Windows XP. Please help I am a Newbie. I am taking a power user group in the next month at school. I just can't wait though, I have second monitor.
 

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What kind of video card do you have?
Ya might as well post all your PC specs.

I run dual monitors, I run a Video card that supports this, it has dual heads
 

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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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Well, problem solved by NOT USING the Nvidia control panel, just the plane jane windows controls work fine, they see the seperate monitor as not capable as the NEC's resolution, allow me do dial it down to an appropriate rez and keep the NEC nice and sharp. Go figure, would have thought that the card's control panel software would be better than Windows, but no. Solved.

I just built a PC, which I have done before several times, including a PC back 5 years ago with dual monitors - in which I did not have the problem I am having now.

I have a good new Nvidia 256mb card with both DVI and standard outputs. I am trying to use my old 15" monitor with a nice professional NEC monitor (nice one on the DVI). The secondary monitor I want to be a place for pallets in photoshop or just to keep a web browser open. I.E. it doesn't have to be fancy, just functional. The problem, however is the the Nvidia control panel really reduces the resolution of my primary monitor significantly when I try to use the 2nd monitor. Both the aspect ratio and all-over resolution are "ruined" on the good NEC. I was told that this would not occur by the salesperson on this card, that it was capable of handling 2 high-res monitors. When mixing my good and the old monitor, however, it seems to be defaulting to the lower res monitor (even when I make the good NEC the primary screen).

I don't want to, but am I going to have to get another video card? Is there some other 3rd pa... Read more

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Hello everyone... I have grown very impatient while attempting to setup a second monitor to my computer. I have a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and I have read that they are capable of running 2 monitors. I need to run 2 monitors in order to keep up with more online poker tables... The sooner the better.
My video card has the 24 pin slot, and the 15 pin slot on the back of the video card. I have bought cords/connectors so that both monitors are hooked up through seperarate cords... VGA/DVI? :-D Anyway...I figured that I could just hook both of them up and restart...

When I go to properties/display my computer only picks up one monitor... Please help me.

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Maybe you have to go through a NVidia software, or maybe a NVidia wizard? I would think that if you installed the drivers AND the NVidia software what there would be an option somewhere to enable this.

BMR777

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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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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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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 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

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Give me a screen shot for your monitor setup.

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I was looking into the prospect of setting up my desktop with an additional monitor.I have a geforce fx 5500 graphics card with a VGA and a DVI outputIs it possible to have 2 monitors coming from the same graphics card? Will my card support this?Regards,Iain13

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Yes. See your documentation

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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).

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Hello,

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

~JK

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Just added = GeForce 6600oc video card Dual Monitor Support
Existing 2 year old system = A7V333 mother board, AMD 1700 processer.
I'm using 2 Envision 7720 flat panel monitors. The problem I'm having is only one monitor is being recognized at a time, no matter what I do with the settings. Does anyone know if this could be a BIOS issue?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Theres no problem with your bios, nor computer age. I have the lower model 5600, and run dual out with no problems, Try updating your nvid drivers from www.nvidia.com not just the cd that came with your gpu. Also go to Display prop==>Settings==>Advanced==>Geforce6600==>Then Nview display settings, oh yeah, you have to turn on Nview options, its a few tabs below. I took out my 10 year old lan moniter, and im using it in dualview, its really cool, i can run cs in one mon, and have aim, foobar, firefox open in the other! Extreme multitasking! :approve:
here are some SS's


MS paint recognizes both moniters and takes a SS of both at the same time.

 

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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.
 

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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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I am having some "detection" issues with my KVM switch on a Windows 7 machine.

As you can see in the above diagram, PC 1 has two monitors connected to it. One coming off of the KVM (monitor 1) and one coming straight from the computer. (Monitor 2)

Now whenever I switch to PC 2 and back to PC 1, Monitor 2 goes dead and I have to re detect in Windows. Is there any way to get it to automatically re-detect after I switch back to PC 1?
 

Answer:KVM + Dual Monitors

The issue is caused by that the KVM did not support DDC/EDID communication check/feeding between connected system and console monitor. You can either find KVM switch support FULL-TIME All DDC/EDID or just put a VGA-EDID emulator between PC1 and the TK-207K.

Rex
 

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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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all I want is dual monitorsHello folks. Here it is. I bought a new 20in monitor. I would like to be able to hook up the new monitor as well as the 17inch older monitor. I only have a single onboard vga output on my pc now. I have a pci-e port available. So i'm thinking, no problem, I just need a dual output video card. My guitar player allegedly knows all about computers and actually makes a living doing computer repair work. He says "oh, no problem, I've got a bunch of dual output cards laying around." On Saturday he brought me five dual output video cards heaped together in a walmart bag. I was reluctant to put any one of these in my pc since they appeared not cared for. He tells me, it's cool. So I proceed to install each and every one of the five with no results. I am pretty sure that I did the install correctly, (only doubt I have is if I need to somehow disable the onboard output before trying to install the new card, my buddy said no, and I haven't seen this mentioned in my reading about the installation process.) After install of each card, my pc did not recognize any new hardware on start-up, nor could I locate it. OK, so the "I know a guy" technique didn't work out. I will now buy what I need to get dual monitors. I have two concerns now. Could there be a problem with my slot? I would like to hope not, it was a virgin slot. a video card looks like a pretty *censored* delicate piece of technology to just toss into a walmar... Read more

Answer:trying for dual monitors

If you have a valid PCI - e slot and a PCI -e card they should fit together no problem.  The trick is to pulg the monitor into the new video card and not the old port you were using.  By default, if it is a working card, the computer will display something to it.  Normally before a driver is installed for that hardware, it will default to a low resolution so things appear bigger than usual, but this is normal. If you did not get to this point after putting in any of these cards, odds are that all the cards are bad (which would explain how this guy got them for free and kept them in a heap), or the slot may be bad.  If you did get to this part, you'll want to look up the make and model of the card and search the web for a driver.  It should be listed on the card somewhere, Radeon or Nvidia are the two major brands, and the numbers after it are the model (6800, x300, 9250, etc.).  Look for the brand's drivers online and find a match through their driver search feature.  Download this and your cards should work properly.  If you have two monitor ports on the card, you should be able to just plug in the monitors and they will work.

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I am getting a new T500 from CDWG plus an "Advanced Mini Dock." It has both graphics cards in it. How will it be possible for me to implement a dual monitor setup such that I'm using the laptop monitor plus my regular 19/20" monitor?? Thank you, Tom

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Hi...looks like several of us have the same question: 2 external monitors plus the laptop display on a T61.This looks like a business opportunity, because once you get accustomed to using the one external monitor, you begin to consider that 2nd external monitor. I researched several adapters, but I am unwilling to shell out the money for an experiment.I hope an SME has the answers!

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I have a friend who wants me to set up a dual monitor system like he has at work and I'm confused. He has an HP Win 7 machine and the graphics card has a regular vga port and one that according to the specs says is a DVI-D.

I went to pick up a VGA to DVI-D adapter for the second monitor and the guy said that it wasn't possible to do that without a "converter box." That doesn't sound right. Help?
Thanks,

Bernie
 

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

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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Question: Dual Monitors...??

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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Question: Dual monitors???

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.

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Question: Dual Monitors

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
 

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

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