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f.lux - On dual monitor system, make work on only 1 monitor?

Question: f.lux - On dual monitor system, make work on only 1 monitor?

Sorry for the long subject, not sure how to summarize this.I have recently started using f.lux, and I love it. But is there a way to restrict it to only one monitor?I run Windows 7 Ultimate. I have two screens, and would like to restrict f.lux to only "running" for my main monitor. This way I can do colour sensitive work on my secondary monitor.I tried to find a support forum for f.lux but couldn't.Thanks for any help!

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Answer: f.lux - On dual monitor system, make work on only 1 monitor?

I've never heard of f.lux. What is it? Where is their website?

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I have dual monitors. The Taskbar appears on both monitors (top, bottom, right or left, as specified).
Is there a way to have the Taskbar appear only on one monitor?

Answer:Make Taskbar Display On Only One Monitor in Dual Monitor Setup

Hello beau,

You can use Option One in the tutorial below to turn off showing the taskbar on all other displays other than the main display.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 10

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I am looking for a program that will allow me to put my primary monitor <21" LCD Monitor> to sleep while watching video on the second monitor <27" LED TV>. I like to watch streaming vids on my larger monitor and would like to have my Primary go to sleep. I realize I can shut it off, but would like to avoid that. I have searched the net and all the programs I found will only send BOTH to sleep. Key to this is I have to be able to use the mouse still while the main ignores this, so it would have to use the keyboard to wake the monitor.

I realize that I am asking alot, but I am just surprised no one has come up with a way to do so, or maybe I was just to lame to find it. :-D

Thanks in advanced for any help anyone is willing to give.
 

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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Hi I wanted to use my CRT TV as a second monitor and connected it to my Computer using an 'S' connector.I have an NVIDIA 5500 Card with TV Out. so I ran the Cable from this to my TV.I then Selected Clone mode to get the same picture on my Monitor and my TV the problem is while my Monitor works fine and displays in color my TV only displays in Black and White.So how do I get my TV to display in Color when connected to my Computer.Note: The TV works fine for normal TV reception its just that it won't display in Color when using it as an additional Monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem TV+Monitor (Clone mode) Monitor (OK) TV (No Color)

You will alway struggle with a cathode screen. You need to really have a T.V that has a VGA port. Which generally means spending money. My tv is a Sony Bravia with a VGA port and it works perfect but I had to spend the money to get it. 

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

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

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

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I purchased a new LCD monitor and went through the steps of changing the refresh and the resolution from my old monitor. Now the screen on the new LCD monitor comes on for just a few seconds. Do I need a new video card or what can I do? My computer is older and has been pieced together by a friend so I don't know what it has other then windows xp. Help me please. If i need a new card which one should I get?
 

Answer:What do I do to make LCD monitor work

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I have a laptop with an external VGA port. I have a monitor which i want to connect to my laptop and see my laptop on both monitors. I plugged the monitor into my laptop, it showed up on the monitor but the laptop's screen went black. How can i make it viewable on both screens?

Answer:how can i make 2 Monitor's Work at once

Sorry but don't know the answer.I also curious to know the answer.let's see wait  watch.

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I recently acquired an LCD monitor (LG, model no. L1753HR) and have connected it to my PC (via the DVI-D input). I was hoping to have a dual-monitor setup (with my crt on the vga), but the display on the LG (as monitor 2 and not main monitor) only appears for a second. Then the screen goes blank, and the only way to restore it is to switch the monitor off and on again. And the same thing happens.I've tried changing the res and updating the driver (LG still had it on their website!), but to no effect. Do I have to f*rt around in the bios, or am I missing something "duh" obvious? I've got Vista (home premium I think), and my crt is just listed as "Generic PnP monitor".

Answer:How to make my LCD monitor work...?

do you not just extend display in windows control panel.

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

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Okay i have my TV on the left, and monitor on the right. I have set my monitor to the primary display so it displays my desktop icons etc. But when i open a game, internet explorer it opens up on the left screen

My plan was to play AoC and have the internet on the other screen, but as soon as i click on the internet, desktop background etc on the other screen the game minimizes.

Any ideas ?

Answer:Getting dual monitor to work

This is the same thing as several other topics. You can not run a game then take the focus away and not have the game minimize. It just isn't possible. As soon as you click off the game the focus is taken away from the game and placed on the desktop. Which is why the game minimizes. Nothing can be done. It is just like people who want to control Music while gaming or IM clients. Just no way around it.

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I have a nvidia fx5500 video card. When i connect a converter to convert the dvi port to a vga port the monitor that is attached is tinted green. I have no clue what to do. this is the second adapter(dvi to vga) that i have tried and both have had the same result. PLEASE somebody help me.

jason
 

Answer:Dual Monitor does not work

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

Answer:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

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



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

Answer:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

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




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I want to use my TV as a second monitor. When I boot up, both my monitor and TV show the picture properly. However, when I get to the logon screen, the TV just stops receiving a signal. It works again if I mark the TV as an extended desktop in my display properties, but I don't want that. I can't figure out what's wrong... any ideas?
 

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i have two monitors both plugged into my motherboard, my mother board has a vga port, hdmi port and dvi port. i have my main monitor which works plugged into the vga port and the second monitor is plugged into the hdmi, however my pc doesnt pick up the second monitor. i have also tried using the dvi port for the second monitor but it still doesnt work. please help

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Anyone got any good info on Dual Monitor systems? Such as:

1. What type of video card you need?
2. Can you use two of the same kind of monitor (such as 2 CRT's or 2 LCD's)?
3. Why the heck would you want 2 monitors?
4. Can you buy a video card that only supports one monitor, but somehow upgrade it?

Thanks for any input, as it is another strange request from a person I am building a computer for that just wants stuff like this on his system because its "neat."

--Cap
 

Answer:So how does this Dual Monitor thing work?

1. A dual output or 2 video cards. One can be AGP the other PCI.

2. Two of the same or 2 in any combination.

3. Ego trip, surfing on one-data on the other, larger desktop area.

4. No upgrading to video cards that i am aware of.

5.(The unasked question)Where can i find more information on dual monitors. Windows Help under Multiple Monitors.

PS: So long as your customer just wants it cause it kool, try talking him into dual 18" LCDs. It will only set him back a couple thousand dollars!
 

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I have a dual monitor setup right now as I have been for a few years, but today, I updated my Radeon X800 series driver and now all the other monitor displays is my main monitor. I have already tried going into properties to fix it, but it won't let me. I don't know why it's doing this and I really need it fixed NOW!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Dual Monitor won't work after update.

Bump!!!!!
 

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Hey all, general question about setting up dual monitors.  I bet its been asked before but my situation is a bit different because the computer is a tad old.The computer in question was just running video from the motherboard, always worked of course.  Its a workstation, so it never really needed anymore then one screen.  With the introduction of new software, the employee who uses the computer has had considerable loss of productivity because the computer couldn't handle the extra software running.  We put in another memory stick and all was well.  However, inefficiencies still ran rampant because the screen was too small for him to handle so many programs.  A solution that management agreed upon was to setup a 2nd monitor to split up his programs in a more organized fashion.I've setup dual monitors before, didn't think it was going to be a big deal.  The motherboard already had its onboard video, so I installed a Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 200 (Yes, this is a very old computer but it runs awesome).  I plugged one monitor into the motherboard and another in the newly installed video card.  Installed the drivers and updated, seemed everything was going well.  After restarting the computer, this is windows XP, I turned on both monitors and it seemed to only be working on the one plugged into the geForce card.  After some investigation there seemed to be no option in the Display Properties to have a dual monitor func... Read more

Answer:dual monitor issue - getting the 2nd to work

Quote from: Karroog on April 10, 2009, 06:38:17 AMHey all, general question about setting up dual monitors.  I bet its been asked before but my situation is a bit different because the computer is a tad old.The computer in question was just running video from the motherboard, always worked of course.  Its a workstation, so it never really needed anymore then one screen.  With the introduction of new software, the employee who uses the computer has had considerable loss of productivity because the computer couldn't handle the extra software running.  We put in another memory stick and all was well.  However, inefficiencies still ran rampant because the screen was too small for him to handle so many programs.  A solution that management agreed upon was to setup a 2nd monitor to split up his programs in a more organized fashion.I've setup dual monitors before, didn't think it was going to be a big deal.  The motherboard already had its onboard video, so I installed a Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 200 (Yes, this is a very old computer but it runs awesome).  I plugged one monitor into the motherboard and another in the newly installed video card.  Installed the drivers and updated, seemed everything was going well.  After restarting the computer, this is windows XP, I turned on both monitors and it seemed to only be working on the one plugged into the geForce card.  After some investigation there seemed to be no option in ... Read more

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Hi All.I'm trying to make my T420s with integrated grahpics only work in a 3 screen setup. Im using no docking station but the configuration is said to be supported. But the software simply switches of one monitor when i activate the other and vise versa. The Intel grahpics and media software doesnt seem to even support a 3 screen configuration.Anyone knows how to make it work? regards from sweden.  

Answer:T420s + 2 monitor + integrated screen setup. How make it work?

You can only use more than two total if you have the discrete card in Optimus mode.

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

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

Answer:dual system- dual monitor setup

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

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I have downgraded my T61 from Vista to XP and now dual monitor's won't work.  I can get each monitor to work independantly or even Cloned (same on both screens), however extending my desktop refuses to work.  I have also tried extending it through the standard windows features (right-click on desktop>Properties>Setting>Extend) and also through the Nvidia Control Panel. I have: Updated my drivers( and tried multiple monitors.  Any ideas?  I have attached the Nvidia Details.... Thanks in advance! ____________________________________________________________________________________ NVIDIA System Information report created on: 05/04/2009 21:17:13System name: Not shown [Display]Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7500  @ 2.20GHz (2194 MHz)Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 3)DirectX version: 9.0cGPU processor: Quadro NVS 140MForceWare version: 178.74Memory: 512 MBVideo BIOS version: 60.86.3e.00.00IRQ: 16Bus: PCI Express x16 Components nvCplUIR.dll 1.5.870.00 NVIDIA Control PanelnvCpl.cpl 2.2.310.00 NVIDIA Control Panel AppletnvExpBar.dll 1.5.870.00 NVIDIA Control PanelnvCplUI.exe 2.2.310.00 NVIDIA Control PanelnvWSSR.dll 6.14.11.7874 NVIDIA Workstation ServernvWSS.dll 6.14.11.7874 NVIDIA Workstation ServernvViTvSR.dll 6.14.11.7874 NVIDIA Video and TV ServernvViTvS.dll 6.14.11.7874 NVIDIA Video and TV ServernvMoblSR.dll 6.14.11.7874 NVIDIA Mobile ServernvMoblS.dll 6.14.11.787... Read more

Answer:T61: Dual monitor's won't work on XP after being downgraded from Vista

Looks like I overshot the update on drivers through the windows driver update. Once I updated  (or downgraded) my video driver to: migr-67924 video, dual monitors started working again (like in Vista). I also upgraded the bios to: migr-67989 bios which I don't think any affect. I did receive good support over the phone, so nice work Lenovo.  It was also nice to speak to an aussie, not someone that is hard to understand.   

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Please help me! I've been waiting for this to come in the mail for a week and now it won't work. Thanks so much in advance for anyone that can offer an help.

Problem:
- Second monitor on dual display does not pick up any signal and just stays black.

Hardware:
- One NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT low profile DVI and HDMI input. It came with two face plates and I used this one. It was a pain putting it on so I would prefer not to switch back to the plate with VGA and DVI. Not even sure I still have it.
- Two Dell S2209W monitors DVI and VGA input on each.

Setup:
- DVI to DVI on primary monitor.
- HDMI to VGA (via converter) on secondary monitor.

Additional details:
- Both monitors work individually with the video card.
- I have the latest NVIDIA drivers and installed my monitor drivers.
- I am on Windows 7.
- All hardware shows up in device manager. One monitor displays as Analog and one as Digital.
- I have hit the windows key + P to choose Extended for my view.
- In NVIDIA control panel, both monitors display as DVI - PC display (which is wrong since the second monitor is hooked up HDMI to VGA).
- When I click set up multiple displays in NVIDIA control panel, it does nothing. I try to click identify monitor and only the first one responds.

I have attached some pictures to show you what I'm working with. I have not been able to get both monitors to display at once at any point but they both work individually even though they show up in control panel when they ar... Read more

Answer:Dual monitor set up won't work. PLEASE help!! screenshots included

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Please help me! I've been waiting for this to come in the mail for a week and now it won't work. Thanks so much in advance for anyone that can offer an help.

Problem:
- Second monitor on dual display does not pick up any signal and just stays black.

Hardware:
- One NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT low profile DVI and HDMI input. It came with two face plates and I used this one. It was a pain putting it on so I would prefer not to switch back to the plate with VGA and DVI. Not even sure I still have it.
- Two Dell S2209W monitors DVI and VGA input on each.

Setup:
- DVI to DVI on primary monitor.
- HDMI to VGA (via converter) on secondary monitor.

Additional details:
- Both monitors work individually with the video card.
- I have the latest NVIDIA drivers and installed my monitor drivers.
- I am on Windows 7.
- All hardware shows up in device manager. One monitor displays as Analog and one as Digital.
- I have hit the windows key + P to choose Extended for my view.
- In NVIDIA control panel, both monitors display as DVI - PC display (which is wrong since the second monitor is hooked up HDMI to VGA).
- When I click set up multiple displays in NVIDIA control panel, it does nothing. I try to click identify monitor and only the first one responds.

Answer:Dual monitor set up won't work. PLEASE help!! screenshots included

Try doing it in the windows monitor setup. i.e. through the control panel.

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Hi,

At my work place I have two monitors, the second one connected with EVGA adapter using UV+ driver. When I access my work computer from home remotely, the next day one of the monitors is off (randomly either primary or secondary). I have to reset all the properties again or restart the system. This is really annoying since I frequently remote from home. I tried changing the adapter, reinstalling the driver. But its still the same. Someone please help !!

Thanks
 

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So I'm used to opening my windows such as google chrome and other such programs. When I want to maximize or minimize or make it flush to the right I'm used to grabbing the title bar and just dragging it to the top or either side so it automatically sizes it but once I installed the second monitor it stopped doing that. I never knew how much I really liked that feature until I lost it and I really want it back.

Please someone help me fix this.

Also thank you for reading my post it's greatly appreciated.

Answer:Got dual monitor now drag and drop doesn't work

Hi Michi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The feature you are describing is called Aero Snap. You can use keyboard shortcuts to work with it, try and be surprised how easy it is.

Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts for extended dual display systems: Aero Snap on Dual Monitors

Kari

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I'm using a T430s and a mini dock plus series 3. This is the dock with the dual DVI, dual DisplayPort, 1x VGA. I do not use the laptop's built-in screen; just the 2 external monitors. Intel HD4000 graphic chip and Nvidia Optimus/ I previously had 2 20" monitors with a 1680x1050 resolution using DVI-to-DVI. They both worked fine. I upgraded to 2 24" monitors with a 1920x1200 resolution. The laptop is not recognizing the second monitor. I have tried:dual display port (dock side) to mini display port (monitor side): only 1 monitor recognizeddual dvi (dock side) to HDMI (monitor side): only 1 monitor recognizedI ruled out monitor and cable problems by swapping...each by itself works fine. Looking up specs, I believe this resolution should be supported by DP or DVI. Can anybody confirm that this is a supported config? Any ideas what is wrong? UPDATE - I did try 1 DP/mDP and 1 DVI/HDMI: this does work. However, its not an ideal solution because it would interfere with the monitors ports which I want to use for a second PC. UPDATE 2 - OK, now I am beyond aggrivated. I also have a support ticket w/ Lenovo where they suggested switching to Integrated Graphics only in the BIOS. I tried that, no luck. After changing that setting back, i tried to get my 1 DP / 1 DVI working, but now it would not recognize dual monitors. ??? After some testing, I'm finding that the -only- setup that works is the following: Dock DVI port 1 to Moni... Read more

Answer:Second monitor not detected: T430s with Mini Dock Plus Series 3 dual external monitor

Fixed; was a driver issue. Problem seems exclusive to a Dell u2415 on DP port 1 only of the dock or to the laptop's DP port (at least for the couple monitors I tried). It's possible it could affect other monitors. My starting point: 9.18.13.4535 / 9.17.10.2843 (Nvidia /  Intel) The latest driver from Lenovo is 9.18.13.4535 / 8.15.10.2725. I'm not sure how i have a slightly newer Intel, but that's what it was. I couldn't install the Lenovo driver. I also couldn't install a newer driver from Intel (10.18.10.4276). In both cases Windows or the Intel installer stopped me saying the mfr provided the drivers and that the installed version was up to date. I worked around by first rolling back the Intel driver. The manual (.zip) install of the latest intel driver worked. This immediately fixed the Dell u2415 on DP port 1 and laptop's built-in DP port.

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Hi.

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

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

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

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

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

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi,

I am using windows 10 pro with 3 monitors attached to a GTX770.
2xDell U2715H monitors (1440p) - work monitors
1xPhilips 1080p monitor - client monitor.

Two monitors are used all the time for work in a dual monitor setup. The third monitor is placed away from me facing clients. When I want to show stuff on the pc to the clients, I will open the display settings and select the duplicate one of the 1440p monitors to the 1080p monitors. The display of the 1440p will scale down to 1080p. When clients leave, I toggle back the settings. The third display is only on when clients need to see something as it is a hassle for clients to come see the stuff the other side of the desk.

Is there a way to automate this process? Maybe some sort of macro/hotkey which I can configure the commands so that I don't need to go adjust the settings every time. I would just like two macro/commands that turns duplication on and off.

Thanks

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi,
Just as the title says, I'm having a slight issue with my dual monitor setup. I regularly need to keep my computer on while not using it, so I usually turn both screens off when I do so.
My problem occurs when I return and turn both monitors on. When I turn on screen 2, nothing bad happens, and there is no change in the position of the windows I had open on both screens. However, when turning on screen 1, both screens refresh, and afterwards all windows that were open on screen 1 are now in the same positions on screen 2. I have had this problem since I installed the second screen about half a year ago.
I know this is a minor issue, but the number of times I've had to rearrange the screen is annoying. Is there any solution to this? Might it be something in the Win 10 display settings? Thanks in advance!
I have Win 10 Pro (10.0.10586 Build 10586)
Screen 1: Dell U2715H (miniDisplayPort) (2560x1440)
Screen 2: Dell U2713HM (Digital) (2560x1440)
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
I have the displays set as 'Extend these displays'.

Answer:Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on

I'm not sure I can help, I haven't had that problem. I run 3 monitors. I assume you have gone to display properties and arranged the monitors as they are physically located and set one of them as primary display. Make sure each monitor has 'Extend Display to this monitor'. You should do the same in the Nvidia Control Panel. That's really all I had to do with mine.

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I use my laptop for basic Internet browsing and word processing, and occasionally playing The Sims 3. My computer handled the game alright with minimum graphics enabled but it was enough for me. Recently my computer started refusing the run the game (or any other game besides the ones that Microsoft includes), saying something like "the currently selected graphics display can not be used. It was written for a previous version of Windows, and is no longer compatible with this version of Windows...." Now i have checked out my graphics information and my computer has the "Generic PnP Monitor on Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family" on monitor 1 and on monitor 2 it has "(Default monitor) Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family"... is the reason for my game problems because the default monitor is monitor 2? I have never used dual monitors on my laptop and I don't know if this may be a problem that is affecting my games or not. However, maybe somebody out there knows? Hopefully this makes sense...

In a possibly related note, a computer guy I know told me that my graphics driver may be corrupted and I just need to uninstall and reinstall it using some driver tool I can download online. Is this right? And if so, where do I find a good driver?
 

Answer:How to tell my computer that there has never been a dual monitor system?

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I am running an HP Z230 desktop with dual HP LA1956 flat panels through a APC BackUPS. After a power failure, the UPS maintained power to the PC and both monitors. The VGA video feed to monitor 2 failed.  Monitor 1 was unnaffected. Any thoughts out there. Thanks in advance Chris_Bain

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hi guys, i have this problem with my computer, i have 2monitors (second its a wacom lcd tablet), recently i noticed that i cant drag some applications from my primary to my secondary monitor (i could do that before thou), the other thing is that when i try to minimize the window of some applications (to make it smaller) it disapears, i can still see the tools of the program (flash for example) but i cant see the main window(interface), i have to click on the taskbar at the botom of the screen and press right mouse button and chose maximize to see it again...
Have u got any idea whay is going on?
Any help would be appreciate it.
 

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Hi there,

I bought a computer several months ago (specs below), and it works fine, mostly. When I bought it, I asked my supplier to give me a graphics card that would support dual monitors, even though I only ordered one monitor at the time.

Now a few weeks ago I ordered the 2nd monitor, and my supplier came to install it for me.

Problem: no matter what he did, he couldn't get the dual monitor functionality to work; all he could do was to get the 2nd screen cloning the 1st one. Every time he tried to click the "extended desktop" checkbox, it simply ignored the change and unchecked the checkbox. He downloaded the latest drivers, uninstalled, reinstalled several times, but to no avail.

So he reckoned it must be a problem with the graphics card, and he ordered a new one.

The new one came, same problem.

OK, maybe it's a conflict between the motherboard (AMD) and the video card (ATI) - as unlikely as that sounds... so he tried a nVidia card instead. Same problem, but worse - now the computer got frozen into 640x480 resolution, and would not accept any instruction to return to the monitor's native 1680 x 1050 resolution - completely unusable.

Today he came with another new AOC 2230 monitor to match the 2nd one I ordered (my 1st monitor is AOC 2216), in case somehow the 2 monitors were causing a conflict. Still no dice.

My supplier is throwing up his hands in despair. He's put in support requests to the ATI, nVidia and AOC.

My bet is that the n... Read more

Answer:Solved: Dual monitor doesn't work - reward offered!

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Hello,

I bought a new graphics card:
EVGA 512-P2-N738-LR GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI-Express Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011FKI3M/ref=oss_product

to hook up my two monitors simultaneously.

I installed it on my desktop, installed the drivers, everything looks good except the Digital Input won't pick up a signal.

Im new to dual monitors, so I don't know if maybe I'm doing something wrong. At the moment, I only have one monitor, as the 2nd one will arrive on Monday.

On my graphics card, I have a VGA cable going from my GCard to my Monitor and it works perfectly. Whenever I unplug all the cables and switch to my DVI cable from GCard to Monitor and switch signal on my monitor from Analog to Digital, it doesnt pick up anything. It goes straight to power save mode.

This is the DVI cable I bought.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KZW9WM/ref=oss_product

Everything looks good, but I'm stuck at the moment and don't know what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
 

Answer:Just bought a Dual Monitor Graphics Card. DVI signal won't work.

So the VGA to VGA works. The DVI to DVI doesn't work.

The Video Card came with a DVI to VGA Adapter. So I decided to unplug everything. Connect the DVI to VGA adapter to the DVI Port of the graphics card and connect a VGA Cable to the end of that adapter to the monitor. So DVI Out/DVI-VGA Cable/VGA to VGA to Monitor and got (again) no signal under Analog or Digital.

Im stuck. I dont know what to do

Any thoughts? Thanks guys
 

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I am looking for help with my new x201 (3626 A57) with docking station.  I am running it with an external Lenovo monitor using the docking base.  I have them set up for dual mode when in the dock.  I undocked by pressing the button on the left of the dock, waited for the green light to stop flashing, and pulling the lever.  After using the laptop successfully in undocked config, I replaced the laptop on the dock.  From that point until I reboot, the the monitor did not recognize the laptop and did not display a dual mode screen.  I tried Fn + F4 for sleep mode and also unplugged the external monitor.  It would be great if this worked seamlessly in or out of the dock. Any ideas?  Am I doing something wrong in my undocking?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:X problem with re-docking in dual monitor mode with Lenovo 22" ext. Monitor

did you try pressing fn + f7 when you redock.  i think tht is the switch for the monitor.

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

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

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

Much appreciated

Weeg

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,we have multiple M93p tiny computers causing problems in dual monitor setup (VGA / Displayport->DVI). Our users (already >5)  keep telling us, they leave their workplace, return, then DVI attached monitor if off and they do not find a way to turn it on. This is true; the only workaround that has been found by our users is to bring Win7/32bit into standby mode and awaking it again.Needless to say, we turned all windows energy saving options off (computer standby/hibernate, monitor turn off). Still the problem appears.Maybe there is something wrong with DVI power/DVI signal?- Monitor independent, as far as I can see- Independent from Windows energy saving modes- BIOS updates did not help[todo]: Try Intel/(AMD?) drivers, let users test. I haven't seen exactly when the monitor turns off because it is reported by users. I had a testing machine, but was not able to reproduce. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/Dual-monitors-problem-VGA-and-Displaypor... is related. Anyone? Thx 

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

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

Spec -

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor problems- second monitor refresh times dreadful

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup, Monitor #2 keeps losing color calibration.

I am not really an expert here, but I am wondering do you set the default calibration as well as the current calibration? I have always done that so I can't tell you whether it will cause your problems if you don't set it, but I can tell you that I have never had the issue you are having.

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

Thank you
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is it possible to fix this?

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

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

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

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

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

Remove the scree saver and see what happens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info:

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

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

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There is a lot of discussion about dual-monitors and Remote Desktop, but I can't seem to find a question that matches my situation that contains an answer that applies.

I hope this is the right place for this question.

1. I have a desktop computer at home that has two monitors of the same resolution and is side-by-side. It is setup so that when you maximize any program, it will only maximize within the monitor it was displayed in and not across both. Yet, you can move your mouse from one monitor to the next as they appear seamless. This computer runs Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

2. I have a laptop I take on travels. It is running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

I am able to Remote Desktop from my laptop to my home desktop system. However, I am unable to work with both monitors. I see only my left monitor with all my icons (from both monitors) bunched onto this one.

I'd like to be able to click a button or tab or something to let me jump from one monitor view to the other. The Remote Desktop app does not appear to provide any buttons or anything to allow this, and when I look at my desktop display settings remotely, it only shows one monitor rather than two and says I cannot affect the settings remotely.

I have also installed the Splitview program on my desktop (remote) to see if that would fix my issue. It was installed for Terminal Services. Although this program is running on my remote desktop, remotely accessing it from my laptop shows no changes and still no way to acc... Read more

Answer:Remote Desktop to Dual Monitor System

Remote Desktop Dual Monitor Support tip

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Good morning,

I am trying to teach a class and currently have a pc monitor which I will be using to control the program. In addition, we have a lcd tv connected to present what I'm working on to the class. However, I am not able to show what i'm working using the pc monitor up on the lcd tv. I've tried going to Display properties>Settings and have setup which is my primary and which is my secondary. But, it only extends the desktop but doesnt duplicate the entire desktop including icons so that what I am working on one screen while it displays on the lcd tv. Can anyone help me with this? Thx. Currently using a split vga cord setup to connect both the pc monitor and the lcd tv.

Answer:How to make what appears on a Monitor appear on a connected LCD monitor

http://www.ehow.com/two-monitors-on-one-computer/

Louis

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 Have a eliteone 800 g2 with additional hp E240c monitor.Want a setup with dual monitor, but no detection of the E240c.Have followed the installation guidelines from the E240c and connected with the displayport cable on both machines but no additional monitor detected.  Graphics intel hd graphics 530 has factory special driver. Looked if driver should be updated, but no driver was found to update this config specific driver. Who can help me out why it doesn't work. Posted to support team but no respons after 3 days , so hope this forum can help me out.

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So I just bought a new computer and 2 identical monitors for a dual monitor set up.
Here are the products:
click here computer has vga and hdmi inputs and the monitors have all: vga, hdmi and dvi.
When I connect the monitor to the computer via hdmi (tried both monitors and several hdmi cables) it stays blank and says 'no vga input' on the screen.
The computer is set up properly; when I connect my tv to the pc via hdmi it works fine and works as a dual monitor extended set up should. This therefore indicates the computer is set up correctly, the leads are fine and thus the monitor is the problem.
It can't be faulty (or at least I hope not) as neither monitors will connect this way.
I have read around that windows 8.1 can cause these kind of problems but I really don't know much about this and have tried uninstalling and re installing graphic card drivers but it still doesn't work.
The computer always recognizes when the monitor is plugged in as the main screen will flicker and in control panel it displays both monitors as being connected; and as such if I move my mouse off the screen it will keep going as if I could see it on the next screen along.
Any ideas before I return the monitors? As I hateeee returning products purchased online.
Also thinking about purchasing a vga to hdmi converter - is this likely to work do you think?
Many thanks.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00O8SED2Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo01_s02
The

Answer:Monitor hdmi input not working - dual monitor set up

Dunno what happened with the formatting on that post in respect to the links :/
Computer:
click here
Monitors:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0097I6R5I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo03_s00

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

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

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

Thanks alot!
 

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

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

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

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

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

Bump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks

Answer:single monitor stuck in dual monitor setting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are my system specs:

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

Thanks!

Djoulz.

Answer:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture of what I'm seeing:


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

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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

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

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

Any ideas ?

Answer:dual monitor problem (primary monitor disappears)

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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Hi,  What was the solution for this issue? I have the same and can't find a solution. Updating the drivers didn't solve it. Thanks,Regards

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I recently purchased a dual head ATI video card and have started using it's ability to display to my TV. This has given me the opportunity to watch movies while my wife is still surfing and I love it.

However

My current setup has the TV set up as monitor 2 and in "theater mode" so that it catches any video signal from the main monitor and duplicates it. The TV is across the room and doesn't need to benefit in any way from the mouse or as an extended desktop in this mode, and in fact the mouse pointer goes missing if it drifts into the second monitor when movies are playing anyway.

Right now my only real "solution" has been to set up monitor 2 in the upper left corner of the main monitor so that only the very tip of the screen shoots the mouse pointer across the room. This almost works. What I am looking for is a solution that keeps the mouse pointer contained so that it doesn't leave unless I let it out.

The solution I'm looking for is probably not from ATI, but more likely another multi monitor control program or some cute utility that doesn't let the mouse go to certain places on the screen.

Can anyone recommend a better mouse trap? My mouse is trying to escape.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor setup, how can I Keep the mouse pointer on monitor 1 only?

This works for alot of my games pretty sure it works for video to ++ It's freeware beta version

http://www.dr-hoiby.com/MouseJail/

Thereya go
 

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Hello,     I have a carbon x1 feb 2014 20A7 with the pro dock.  I'm attempting to drive two monitors throug the dock. A 30" dell res 2560x1600 abd a 24" HP res 1920x1200.  The dell is connected through the display port and works well, however windows 8.1 (64-bit factory default) will not see the second (HP monitor). When I attempt to extend the display it says windows cannot apply this configuration.      If i plug the second display directly into the laptop it connects through the mini display port with no problems.  When I spoke with the customer support representative purchasing the laptop he confirmed the pro dock should be able to drive both displays.  Any advice is appreciated.

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

Answer:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

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

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

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

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

Jim

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor, but Yellow Monitor in Extended Screen

have you update your ASUS monitor display driver?

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

Add'l info:

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

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

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

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

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

2nd monitor is an lg2241

Tried:

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

I'm lost. SOS!

lol!

Thx,
Dave

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

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

Assuming this is your monitor,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

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

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

~Jonathan

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My system is all Dell desktop - everything. When I went dual monitor, it worked just fine - at first.
Then, the system started freezing, buzzing and crashing. Updating drivers did not work. After a restore and disconnecting the second monitor, things are back to normal.
Any advice on this issue world be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dual monitor system buzzing crash windows 10

For the Forum users to assist, please post the specifics =Dell computer modelDell monitor modelsVideo cardVideo card ports

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The specs of my current comp:
TV Tuner, nVidia GeForce 9600 GT 512 Mb, 2 identical 19" monitors Acer AL1917 (resolution is 1280x1024, connected via DVI, which gives the total resolution 2560x1024)

For several years I've used Windows XP SP3 x86 with this hardware.
I've taken some photos of the monitors so it can be easily understood.
1. Desktop

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (NVIDIA Control Panel & nView Desktop Manager are present there)

3. Settings of NVIDIA Control Panel (Horizontal Span)

4. nView dialog window

5. Video player plays fullscreen over 2 monitors (Media Player Classic, Light Alloy & Windows Media Player)

(P.S. The video is The Bourne Supremacy)
6. TV Tuner plays in windowed mode

7. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode

8. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode (#2)

9. Youtube playing fullscreen

10. Youtube playing fullscreen (#2)

11. Video settings in a game (Call of Duty - Black Ops), maximum available resolution is 2560x1024 (which is obvious)

12. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors

13. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors (#2)


So Windows XP supports Dual Monitor in fullscreen without any additional software. And it is very good.

And now I installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (on a separated drive)
1. Desktop (I used the same background image). And it looks the same.

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (only NVIDIA Control Panel is present here. I guess nV... Read more

Answer:Windows7 can't do a real fullscreen for Dual Monitor system

The difference between the two systems is not Windows XP or Windows 7 feature set, its the drivers for your video card. In your own screen shots in the Nvidia control panel you setup "Horizontal Span" on the Windows XP machine. That is the feature that is giving you the desired effect. (This feature is not built into Windows XP.)

Today, things are much different with the Nvidia drivers, the functionality that you are looking for is under a different system. Which problem will not function. Nvidia calls it Surround.

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Hi guys,

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

Any pointers?

Thanks!
 

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

Here is my problem:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your time and best regards!

Beto.

Answer:DUAL MONITOR PROBLEM- second monitor not working!

BTW, the drivers are up to date...

Thanks...

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

Answer:Dual Monitor on Hp Pro 3400 : second monitor not detected

I fixed it by installing a cheap graphic card.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Dual Monitor: Monitor still in standby

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

I hope I helped =D.
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Monitor Goes Black in Dual Monitor Configuration

No thoughts or ideas at all folks?

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Main Monitor Issue

There's a nice guide here

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor issues. One Sluggish monitor?

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

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Hi all, thanks in advance for your attention.

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

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

Just and example of what it could be:

Ps.: 1) This forum is really great, I gave a look around and it's plenty of useful info and loads of bravo users ready to answer any kind of question. Compliments!
2) If there's a si... Read more

Answer:Solved: Dual monitor desktops in one monitor?

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

Answer:Dual monitor problem - 2nd monitor is blank

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem - Only 1 monitor working

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not recognizing second monitor for dual monitor.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

Much appreciate your help/advice.

Adriaan

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

Answer:Dual Monitor problems - replacing 2nd Monitor

Adriaan, welcome to the forums.

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

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

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

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Hi GuysRight i have successfully managed to hook up two monitors on one system, and all things seem to be running ok, the only thing is that screen 2 at the moment is my default monitor. How can i make screen 1 the default monitor?Any ideas gang, thanks in advance..........John

Answer:Dual Monitor making default monitor

Is this Microsoft article of any use click here

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