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Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Question: Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

I now have two monitors set up on my computer. One is using the VGA output, and the other is plugged into a DVI to VGA convertor in the DVI port. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro video card and am running Windows XP Home.

What I want is to extend my taskbar across onto the second monitor. Even better than that would be to have a second, independant taskbar which displays only programs open on the second screen. The first screen's taskbar would show programs open and displayed on the first monitor.

Any ideas?

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Answer: Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

Actually, not exactly. I was hoping for a native Windows solution that doesn't require running another program to get the second taskbar.

I'll clarify my question: Is there a way to get a second taskbar on a second monitor using options or features found in Windows XP? Failing that, does anyone have any favourite programs they'd like to suggest?

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I have a 144Hz and 60Hz monitor. I want to game on the 144Hz and do normal work on the 60Hz monitor. How can I do that?

Answer:How To Get 2 Taskbars With Dual Monitors

Hello Ascalice, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to turn on having the taskbar show on multiple displays.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

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I tried searching for info on the forum, but I guess it doesn't like Pale Moon as I got no (0) results for several queries.

At TAFE, several rooms have dual monitor PCs set up with W10 (b10240) installed.
There is one decent monitor and one small monitor.

Each monitor has a Taskbar showing.
However when I change the "Taskbar buttons:" option to "Combine when taskbar is full", only the #1 monitor actually changes to that setting.

The #2 monitor retains the awful "Always combine, hide labels" view.
If I check the Taskbar Properties (on the #2 monitor) it shows that it is set to "Combine when taskbar is full".

As I use a W10IP VM and only have one monitor, can someone tell me how I can make both Taskbars display the same way?

Answer:Configure Taskbars on Dual Monitors

Notice one shows cortana and the other one doesn't, especially the one on the extended monitor. I ended up turning off the start menu to the second display. I don't know why 2 taskbars are needed.

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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 all sorry if i posted this in the wrong section
ive looked everywhee with no luck. i want 2 get a free program that can put a taskbar on my second monitor. it needs to b aero and b able to hav my running apps from that monitor on it and some short cuts if poss. it doesnt need to hav a clock or start button just a working aero taskbar.

any help is much apreciated thanks

Answer:dual monitor taskbars

MultiMonitor TaskBar
This is NOT free, it costs about 40$ but it is the best one I know of;

http://www.actualtools.com/multiplemonitors/

There are other tools of this nature, like

http://www.displayfusion.com/

but the good ones all cost money.
Regards....Mike Connor

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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 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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1.  Is this possible with built in Intel 4500 chipset. The t61's with Nvidia Chipsets did it.2.  Anyone know what settings need to be made to make it happen if it is possible? Thanks 

Answer:T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

so you want each monitor to display at 1280 x 1024?

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Can anyone please tell me how to set up another monitor to work with my laptop computer? I've made a little progress, HOWEVER...

I would then like to open my Excel Workbook that has 2 sheets. One sheet is constant data input into various columns using my laptop. In the second sheet, I have formulas which constantly updates the data within a formatted table that I would like displayed onto the external monitor.

My project is to hook the laptop monitor into an overhead flat screen tv using HDMI cable. Then, while sitting in a corner with my laptop entering data, the results would be constantly updated for the audience to see.

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would allow a different screensaver for each screen. I currently use Mapped Up for all my computers (which is one of the coolest ones around), but would love to be able to use a different RSS ss or a network information ss on my second monitor to maximize the news shown.
 

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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 there guys and girls,


I just have a quick question that I'm looking for an answer for.


I've recently been given a shiny new video card, which is awesome as I've only ever had onboard video on this PC. It's a Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB. I realise it's not the greatest video card in the world (just because I can't afford to buy one doesn't mean I don't know what's good ), but it's free, and I rarely turn down free things.

Anyway, on to the point.


As some of you may know, the Radeon 9800 has 3 ports. VGA, TV, and DVI. I wish to set up a dual monitor system, but all the monitors I have sitting around are analog (VGA). I thought, no problem, I have a VGA port on my motherboard, and I can use the one on the video card.

Alas, I've been playing around for a few hours, and I couldn't seem to find a way to do it. So I do what I usually do when I need an answer. I hit google. Found tons of dual monitor tutorials and faqs, but none of them mentioned anything about onboard.

My question is as follows:

Is it at all possible (even if it requires some slight hacking) to set up a dual monitor system using one VGA port on the video card and one on the motherboard?

If not, is there a VGA to TV or DVI adaptor I'm able to get? If so where, and at what price (I'm in Australia ). Or can you think of any other way I can do this cheaply? .


Or does anyone have a spare VGA-DVI adaptor or video card sit... Read more

Answer:Dual monitors with 1 dual video card and onboard video

Well AFAIK you can't dual-monitor with and I/O card and onboard video. Its one or the other. However I know you can get DVI-to-VGA adapters. Those might work for you so long as the card supports dual-monitor (no time to check right now).
 

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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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Greetings all.

I'm having a slight problem figuring this one out. I shouldn't, but this problem is kicking my rear. I've got two AOC monitors set up for a client, yet they don't actually portray a "stretched desktop" over the two monitors. It Displays one "widescreen image of my desktop on the right monitor, and what looks like a fullscreen image on the left. I've gone through the usual setup for dual monitors...

Change Display Settings ->
Select 2 in the monitor selection screen ->
Select "Extend" in the other option menu.

I've tried "Windows + P" and tried it that way too.

I've made sure they're the same resolution and an display hertz are the same. I hope to the Gods that this is an easy fix and one of you will have a quick solution for me, but I've gone over all my specs and I just can NOT figure it out. Its usually an easy setup, but for some reason, I'm stumped.

Answer:Dual Monitors not so dual

Are they the same model AOC monitors? How are you connecting the monitors...what type of cables? Are you connecting them both to the mobo or to a gpu or one to each?

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..Hey gang..built my daughter a system for Xmas which is not going to be 100% I guess, but close..I built a dual-hard drive system one for the kids and one for her to do graphics work..I installed a spinner sata with Win 7 for kids and an SSD with Win 8.1 for her..installed 7 first and then 8 and things were fine, Win 8 would give me a nice screen asking me which OS I wanted to boot to.. but then the spinner started blue screening and grinding so I changed the hd and of course it screwed my boot up and I don't know alot about mbr's and that kind of thing but downloaded EasyBCD and was able to fumble my way through it to luckily get Win 8 back but here's my problem..When I shut down in Win 7 everything is fine as when I start it up I get a bios like screen asking me which OS I want to boot to..but when I shut down in Win 8 it automatically boots back to Win 8 without asking...I have to "restart" to get to the OS choice screen..I don't want to go messing around much further here without some direction as googling my way around miraculously saved me the first time but this problem is a little too convoluted to try and research on my own...Any suggestions greatly appreciated..merry xmas all!

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I'm asking because someone I know has one on each monitor but I haven't been able to ask him how he did it yet.

Thanks in advance.
-Rick
EDIT:Sorry about the title fail :P

Answer:Can you get two taskbars for two monitors?

Hello Rick,

Windows 7 doesn't have this feature by default, but he may have used a program like UltraMon or DisplayFusion to have the taskbar display on all monitors.


Windows 8 allows this by default though.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hello all,

recently my dell monitor had passed away and so i needed one straight away i purchased a samsung one which does the job beautifully and now i am thinking of fixing my dell and using both monitors to look at which would be very usefull for other things aswell ........ what do i need to connect the two monitors to my video card..

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Help with dual monitors

you need a piece of software to sync the 2 monitors...we use Ultramon here in the office...look for it on google...u have to pay like $40 for lifetime...but it does sync perfectly...
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a new Dell desktop Inspiron 546 and it has 2 ports for monitors... 1 VGA and 1 HDMI.
I would like to connect a second monitor. Is there a way to hook both up using the HDMI connection?
I have 2 emachines E19T6W monitors... they have both VGA and DVI connections. I have ordered a HDMI to DVI cable so I can take advantage of the hi definition resolution.
Is there a way to split the HDMI or would i have to use one monitor on VGA... or? ... gosh I sure wish I knew more what I'm trying to talk about LOL

Thanks in Advance
GoferGal
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

If you split the HDMI or any other video connection to your computer, you'll have the same thing on both monitors. Is that what you want or do you want to be able to open separate applications on each monitor?
 

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Question: dual monitors

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: Dual Monitors

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
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

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Question: Dual monitors

I have a MSI FX5200 graphics card. It has 2 outputs, 1 VGA 1 DVI. How do I get both monitors to work. I can only get the VGA to work. I have both monitors conceted.

Answer:Dual monitors

You need to go into the nvidia setup in the Display control.Start - Settings - Coontrol Panel. Double Click DisplayChoose Settings Tab - Click Advanced - Choose Ge5200 or nvidia tabClick Start the nvidia Control Panel - click setup multiple displays - choose what you want to do.

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Question: dual monitors

i was thinking about hooking up 2 monitors to one computer so i could better use zoon text which suports dual monitors and thus puts half the screen on one and theother half on the other

what i need to knpw is do i need a specific video card to do this or is there a splitter cable to fo it? i did this with my laptop half the screen was on an ext monitor and the other half on the laptop so thats why im thinking perhaps a splitter cable may work
 

Answer:dual monitors

I think it would just be easier to install a second video card.
A good guide ( even though a bit dated ) should help you out.

http://freepctech.com/pc/001/guide_dual_monitors.shtml

A splitter cable would just split one desktop (each an exact copy of the other) is this what you wanted ?

Check your video card it may have dual capability already

haveaniceday

Petaluma
 

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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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..if my video card has a vga and a dvi output? how would i do that? my video card is  geforce 6800gs and i got the lil adapter plug to make the dvi a vga output.

Answer:can i run dual monitors if...

Unless the card supports dual monitors i'm afraid it's one or the other...check your vid card documentation...patio.  8-)

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I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M57 Type 6072. I only have 1 DVI slot on the back of my machine. I want to hook up dual monitors for work and i need to nkow how to do it. I already looked at the ADD2 cards but that does not match my model. Please help.  

Answer:Dual Monitors **NEED HELP**

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60292 Maybe! Mike Lynch

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Question: Dual Monitors

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've got 2 monitors that have both VGA and DVI-D connections. I've got 2 PCs, one with 2 DVI-D connections, one (a laptop dock) has 1 VGA and 1 DVI-D connection. My keyboard and mouse are USB. I want to find a Dual-monitor, 2-port KVM switch that will work with this setup. The hangup is the one VGA output on the laptop dock: VGA to DVI-D is problematic.

Would it be best to use a 2-port, dual-monitor KVM with VGA connections, and put DVI-D-to-VGA adapters on the output connections? I think I'd be sacrificing some screen quality, but I don't think a "VGA-to-DVI-D" adapter exists.
Thanks....Nurseferatu
 

Answer:KVM with Dual monitors, DVI-D and VGA

Sounds like you might be able to use something like this...
http://networkingoutlet.stores.yahoo.net/ldli4dumod71.html
All these dual head KVM's are expensive.
 

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Hi everyone,
 
I have an IBM M52 8215-d1g, that according to the internal riser has a PCIe 1x addr2-r slot. According to the documentation on the website it is a Small Form Factor (2x3).
 
I have some questions:-
 
I want to run a second monitor off my machine, what cards/ type of cards are recommended for my desktop box?
Should I be looking for a dual head card, or would the system be able to utilize the internal card at the same time?
 
I would preferably be looking for at least a 256Mb card minimum, would also be looking at mebbe HD support for future ref, but not essential, as the TV has a VGA in that I use.
 
Thanks so much.. if there's anything I have missed, ask away.
 
Moderator Note; please update your profile to reflect your location as per forum rules.
Location is important when offering advice, as sales, service, and product options may not be consistent country to countryMessage Edited by andyP on 05-22-2008 08:33 PM

Answer:Dual Monitors on M52?

Thanks AndyP.. Have updated my location. Can anyone help me?  Or is there a direct mail address to lenovo / IBM where I may get support? I am finding that because my machine is out of warranty, I'm the I.T. equivalent of the boy at your school who smelt of cabbage and sour milk.

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Question: Dual monitors

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?

Answer:Dual monitors

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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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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Question: Dual Monitors

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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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 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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Question: dual monitors

Hi, i have a Think Center m72e and want to connect two displays by using VGA and DVI Port.But only the Display with the VGA Port ist working.

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Question: Dual monitors.

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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Question: Dual Monitors

I have the HP Pavilion dv6700, and i want to use it with a dual monitor set up...
i have no idea how to do this, so il post my specs and hopefully someone can help me...

graphics card: nvidia geforce 8400m GS
Outs: 1 HDMI, and 1 VGA

i will purchase the monitors after i fugure out exactly what i have to get / do...

Answer:Dual Monitors

Well, you'll have one monitor connected via the HDMI, and another via the VGA. If the monitor(s) you get don't have either of those connections, there are converters for what you need.

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Question: Dual monitors

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.
 

Answer:Dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual monitors

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 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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I have an extra monitor and would like to add it to my laptop so that i could view my desktop and everything that i am doing on my laptop on my extra monitor. How do i set it up?
 

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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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Not really dual monitors. 22inch LG monitor, and 50 inch plasma tv.
I have a new HP HPE-150F, with an Nvidia 230GT video card.
What I would like to be able to do is watch a movie, with media player, on the tv, using the hdmi port on the back of the computer, while still allowing my wife to use the computer, on the monitor using the digital connection.
Is this possible?
The computer has the power to run both, but can't find how to set it up.
Thanks in advance.
Windows 7 home premium,
Core i7 860
8gb ram
 

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Have you tried the Windows Media Center that comes with Win7 (and Vista) but improved with W7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center

+ a review here:

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/07/27/windows-7-media-center-review/

Good luck
Ray
 

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Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3470+ an Onboard video card.  I am trying to do a dual monitor setup, but every time I enable one of the video cards, the other one gets disabled...making it impossible to have two running at once.I've used the bios settings automatic, PEG, and the internal card setting (can't remember what it's called in the bios) Any help or advice?Message Edited by mangler108 on 07-15-2009 11:20 AM

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the problem is that lenovo sysboards are deciding by trigger signal, which graphic port is powered off (auto/auto). Why do you like to use the internal graphics and waste system performance? you should be able to run both screens on your ATI. The card should be able to provide analogue signals too, if you like to use an analogue one for secondary, you could use a standard DVI-Adaptre.





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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?

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

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Hello, I have a Windows 7 PC and I would like to use dual monitors. But it's not working. Please ask me questions for me.
Thank you. MEkid

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One monitor is using DVI thru the GTX 960, the other through the VGA and motherboard.

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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
 

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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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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 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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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 have a ThinkCentre A62 (9935-b7u) at work that I'd like to set up with dual analog displays. I took a PCI Express card that was running dual displays out of an A61 (9120-acu) and it doesn't recognize the card at all. Even after updating the BIOS, all I get are post beeps. The A62 has a built-in VGA and DVI-D output on the back. However, from what I've been reading, it's not as simple as buying a VGA to DVI-D adapter to make this work. Can the A62 actually display dual monitors with the two onboard video heads? and if so, what adapter would I need to make a VGA monitor compatible with the DVI-D port? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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your system should support surroundview, in which if you use an ATI graphics card (i.e. ati 3450), you can use the dvi + vga port from the thinkcentre, in addition to the video card's video port output. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/How-do-you-get-4-monitors-support-through-Sur...

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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..

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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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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.

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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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Currently I have a single W2371d monitor attached to my computer. I have now purchased a second monitor of the same type. How to attach the 2nd montor, should I use the Display Port or the HDMI port ? The computer seems to have a DVI, HDMI and a Display Port. The 1st monitor is attached to the DVI using a DVI to VGA adaptor. The desktop has a NVIDIA Geoforce GT 640 video card.

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

.:thx:.

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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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Ok...I have a Radeon 9600XT with the vga and dvi out. What i want to do is hook my regular monitor up to the vga out and hook my big screen HDTV up to my DVI out. My tv has a dvi in as well so no need for adapters, just a straight up dvi-d cable. Most of the time i will just be using my regular monitor, but every now and again i would like to switch to the tv on command. So i got it all hooked up, but it seems like both displays are being picked up as primary monitors/displays which causes problems because i need the tv at a lower resolution than my regular monitor and if i switch in between the two all my display settings are the same for both. I want to be able to set it where the display settings stay unique to each of the displays. Is this possible? I have all the latest ATI drivers and it seems possible to me, but i've been just having a tough time with it. If anyone could please walk me through this it would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Correy.
 

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Aloha,
I don't know if this will help but I have a ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 video card using XP Pro as OS but here goes. According to my manual, it says to click on Monitor (display)in your control panel and then click on settings. Click on the advanced button and then click on Displays. Click on monitor or TV to set your settings. I don't know if your Radeon menu is the same as the ATI's but I would think it should be similar. I only have my card going to the monitor and not to the TV so I don't know if this will work for you. Hope this helps. TIA

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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I have two monitors one i have been using to display text relating to a program which I display on the main monitor up to now this has worked fine but suddenly I put the text up on the secondary monitor and when I try to display the program on the main monitor the secondary monitr goes blank (no text on view). what should I do to be able to see the text or whatever on the secondary monitor whilst at the ame time use the program on the main monitor please. My OS is windows 7.
thanks

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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?
 

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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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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??

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

What are your actual symptoms?

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I bought two W2252TQ lg monitors and got them set up and the colours are way off, I tried adjusting them manually and dicking around for like 2 hours and cannot get them to match. I was just wondering if anybody know the best way to do this or if there is software that can easily match the colours and stuff.. It is kind of annoying having two monitors displaying two different results.

I am looking forward to hearing some responses.

Thanks for your time.
 

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If your monitors come with calibration software, use it. But I have no idea how to calibrate 2 monitors individually and keep their profiles.
 

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To run 2 monitors, as an extended desktop and not just a clone, can you simply just use a cable such as this

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/BELMK021

or do you have to use like 2 graphics cards??
 

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I guess this is a simple question folks, but I would like to use a dual monitor system on my PC, as I have a spare monitor.

During my days work, I am planning to use one monitor, for example running MS Excel as a database and the other MS Word.

If I am using my only keyboard for Excel how can I switch to Word and start typing in Word?

Would it be just a simple question of moving my mouse over to the other program and type?

Thanks
 

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I got a new computer  and run two monitors from a Nvidia double port video card.  Card has worked well on a previous computer.  Newer computer has 'big time' processor speed and memory.  However I can't put up more than one page/site at a time.  With one up, any desktop icon I click to put something else up on the second screen,  just knocks the first one off.  If I minimize the first screen to the Task Bar,  and click a second site,  it just replaces it in the Task Bar.  I did not have this problem before, so I'm hoping its something I need to tweak on the new computer.  Any thoughts ?

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I would check the video settings in Control Panel...did you re-install the vid card drivers in the new machine ? ?patio.   8-)

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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 =]

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what are ur specs right now?

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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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Hello all, first post here!

I have finally got my dual monitor setup and am loving it...

Did some research online here and got myself UltraMon for some customization, but there is still ONE thing I would like to get, something like a virtual kvm switch. Whereas I could hit a Hotkey and change the keyboard and mouse inputs between the screens. I wouldnt mind if it caused the mouse not to switch normally between the screens.

My main reason for looking for this is I am a gamer and would like to be able to stay in a game while browsing the web or IMing in the other screen and not be kicked out and have to Alt+Tab back in :(

Thank you :)

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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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ive just installed dual monitors via a vga dvi graphics card everything is ok except when i click n drag a webpage it wont let me

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will it let you click and drag other programs when you have them open or is it just the browser that will not drag.
its been a few years since i played with using 2 monitors ,but i do remember having to use special software to use other monitor for more than just stretching the desktop over the two monitors.
like the ones in the google search results .
http://www.google.ca/search?q=duel+monitor+software+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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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.

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nVidia has built in S/W called nView.

what else you want?

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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,
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I have a Sony Vaio laptop and external flat LCD Samsung 22"

O/S: XP Media Center Edition 2005

How do I make it so I can watch tv on my Pinnacle USB tv tuner card on the external monitor (Samsung) while I work on my laptop?

Also, how do I setup the laptop so it switches automatically to the external monitor when I close the lid?

Another thing, I did try 'extended' but I have no idea how to get the proper resolution on the external (it is 22" wide screen) and I also have no idea how to get Media Center to open up in external only so I can watch tv while working on the laptop.

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Time of this report: 3/25/2007, 03:02:38
Machine name: SECURED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 561MB used, 3369MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_03
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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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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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What I want to do, is have a single display stretched through two 1280.1024 DELL monitors, here is a diagram of my setup done roughly in paint lol
 

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I have a Dell 4600 with onboard video which I disabled months ago to install a Nvidea stand alone video card. The system works great but now I would like to add another monitor for a dual setup. Can I enable the onboard video for one monitor and use the stand alone card for another monitor?
Will this cause conflicts?

Thanks for your help.
 

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Hello. I cannot get a dual monitor setup to work for the life of me. I've made a LITTLE progress though by tweaking the BIOS to load from the Mobo VGA port first on boot, but now the second monitor just stays lit up with the windows 10 logo and nothing else, while the first still works just fine. Windows will not detect the second monitor, nor will extending it on the projector settings work. The main monitor is plugged into DVI on an old ATI Radeon HD 7700 Series card. Forget the exact model and that. I believe it's an H.I.S. Radeon. But I'm going through all the options and i'm scratching my head here. help would be appreciated.

EDIT The Radeon card I have only supports one DVI connection and one HDMI. Both monitors I have are VGA/DVI.

Answer:Need help with dual monitors

I'll happily be wrong, but I don't believe you can run one from the mobo and one from the video card together.

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

Then get an HDMI/DVI adapter so you can run the second monitor off the card with the first.

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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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Yeah I got 2 questions to ask about the dual monitors, I have it all set up but whenever I play videos on my main screen, it makes my 2nd screen play the video maximized which looks bad anyway because my main is a wide screen, 2nd is reg. I don't want it to full screen on my 2nd monitor, and also, whenever I play a full screen game, I move to the other monitor and click on something like an internet browser it minimizes my game on the main screen, how do I get it to just open it on my 2nd screen and keep my game up on the main screen?
 

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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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Ok, I have an hp 15" lcd monitor with 1024 by 768 res. What I want to do is run that but also my 20" lcd tv. The tv only has 800 by 600 res with an Svideo input. Is it possible to run both of these on one pc?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors?

have you tried changing it on the video properties?

does you LCD TV have vga /dvi inputs?
 

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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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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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I just hooked up a second monitor on my Win 7 Ultimate system.  How do you move files and folders between the screens?

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Hi guysi currently run a Geforce 6800 PCI-E with 1 DVI output. Is it possible to put a PCI graphics card in my system also, eg (click here) and run a separate monitor from that?thanks

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Does the Geforce 6800 PCI-E have an analogue output as well? Mine has and I run two screens from the same card, there is little difference in picture quality.

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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

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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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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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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?

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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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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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I have dual monitors and two computers. One computer is using Windows XP the other is using Windows 7. My issue is when I go to the XP computer that does not utilize both monitors the win 7 computer switches everything onto one monitor. Is there any way to get this resolved without getting a new KVM switch for dual monitors?
 

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Why XP doesn't use both?
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

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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