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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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Right now I am using dual monitors with help from my 9800 pro. There are some applications which always open on my primary monitor no matter how much I drag them to ther other display. Some programs seem to remember which monitor I have it on and open accordingly. Is there some way I can designate which apps to open on what monitor? Is there a program I could download to use this?
 

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So, I recently installed windows 7 on my computer and I have triple monitors. Everything worked immediately. So I told a friend that windows 7 kicks ass, and her dual monitors will work no problem.

Turns out, I was wrong.

She has a Asus v9520/td/256m video card, and it ran dual monitors just fine in Windows XP. However I am having difficulty finding drivers for windows 7. Both monitors are working in windows 7, however they are mirrored, and we do not have an option to change them to landscape. (In the display properties, it only 'sees' one monitor)

Any help out there?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Try right-clicking on an open space on the Desktop and select 'Screen Resolution' then click 'Advanced settings'. Click 'Detect' to find the second monitor and then 'Extend' the display.

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I did this but they both show the same screen. The main screen is HDI and the other is DVI... Is there a solution for this.
I want to put 3 on here.

I want it to show different screens.

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 10

Hi Gina France,

Do you have it set for extend or duplicate?

-Chuck

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On my primary monitor I've run a 360 and my Windows 7 p.c into it. I've set up a shortcut hotkey so that I can disable the primary to swap to the 360 when needs be. However I'd like to be able to access the web whilst using my 360 without having to cycle through the monitor menu to swap back. So I got my old monitor on my desk, however I can't think what to do with it. It's got a lower resolution than my primary so simply making it the secondary whenever I want to use the 360 isn't viable (it messes up the icons). I can't think of any work around, using ultramon and shrinking the main image isn't very good either due to it having both delay and a lower framerate even at the the highest systme usage settings. Can you guys think of any work arounds? I've tried saving the icon positions but then firefox still opens in the main monitor. I really would like to swap monitors on the fly with a hotkey and restore icons later.

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I am using a IBM Lenovo T61 and an HP LP1965 as a dual monitor. I have used this monitor(which is only two weeks old) on another lenovo t43, so I know the monitor and cables are good. I cant get W7 to see two monitors. It will only pick up the one, it will not detect the other. I have tried "scan for hardware changes" too. If I have the hp monitor plugged into the laptop at boot up, it will work, but the laptop screen will not. I have just installed W7 last week. I have updated drivers and completed all W7 updates.

Any ideas???

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 7

Well, I doubt it will help since you are saying it's not even detecting it... but Win+P is a nice little shortcut for changing display modes for multi-monitors. If it is detecting, but just not using one of the monitors you could use that to change to extended/cloned/etc.

By chance have you checked for any BIOS settings which might play a factor? Also by knowing whether the GPU is ATI/nVidia/Intel people may be more likely to be able to point you in the correct direction.

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I have an HP proBook 4440s and a external HP S2031 monitor.
I can get the extended monitor feature to work outside of the VPN.
Once I go into the VPN the only thing I can do is move the entire VPN to either screen. I can't share anything within the VPN such as word, excel, or outlook.
Does anyone know how I can move items within the VPN from screen to screen?

thanks

Answer:Windows VPN dual monitors

You can't transfer files from a laptop to a monitor, a monitor can only view the whole desktop from your laptop.

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Let's say I have the following...

- Belkin Pre-N Router (with the proper ports opened)
- A computer system with dual monitor at home (with a client VPN software)
- A computer system with dual monitor at the office (with a host VPN software)

Now I am able to get the computer system at home to connect to the office one, but it only display as one monitor with the resolution of 1280 x 1024. I'm using Windows XP Professional Edition's Remote Window.

Is there a way to somehow get my home system to view the office's dual monitor format or am I stuck with one (due to limitation of something)?

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:VPN - Dual Monitors with Windows XP Pro?

The RDP client and server software in XP doesn't support multiple monitors.
 

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I have just hooked up my test laptop at work to my docking station and now have Windows 8 running with dual monitors. I like quite a few things with the way the dual screens work on Windows 8.

The one thing I have issue with right now, might be easy to fix. Say on monitor 1, I want to display the Start screen, and on monitor 2, I want to run the classic desktop. Anytime I launch a desktop app from the second monitor, it switches my primary monitor from the start screen back to the desktop. Or it switches the 1st monitor back to any previously opened and running metro app.

Is there a way to launch a "classic desktop" app, from the 2nd, keep it on the 2nd monitor, but not have it change away from the Metro interface on the first monitor and keep the start screen up?

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I have installed an Appian plug and play dual monitor card. The system shows two monitors on the display in the control panel but the two monitors act as one. Has anyone installed dual monitors using Windows 2000? Is it okay to use a different software or does Windows 2000 have it's own software to handle dual monitors.

Can't get them to work independently.
 

Answer:Dual monitors with Windows 2000

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As of right now I am running Windows XP Pro 64bit cause Windows 7 will not display dual monitors, I tried a combination of things and nothing... But xp shows them both with no problems and I didn't even have to install my driver for it! Windows 7 uli when I stall the driver cause i have the same disk that came with the video card what's the deal-le-o here

Running: on board video is Nvidia GeForce 6100 512mb
PCI card with dual vga ports and 1 S-Video port Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

not sure if ram has anything to do with this but i have 3.25gb ram but both windows 7 and xp only show 2gb I'm thinking that might have to do with that 1.25gb are not of the same as the 2 1gb sticks I got that figured out so what am I missing her??????

Answer:Windows 7 will not show dual monitors

Do you have both monitors connected to the FX5200? Your motherboard may not permit onboard graphics and a discrete card to be used at the same time.

On my desktop at work, with a Quadro FX1800 adapter, the second monitor only became usable after I ran the multiple monitor configuration in the nVidia control panel. Are you able to run that?

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Ok, this problem is getting really annoying and I think its a problem with windows 7 itself and not my computer.

Basically I have a dual monitor setup with the left hand monitor as my secondary and right hand monitor as my primary.  Whenever I have an application with any graphics on it at all such as a progress bar on my left hand monitor moving windows around becomes laggy and juddery, yet this doesn't happen when the graphical app is on my primary monitor!

My system Specs: 
ASUS Striker Extreme MOBO
OCZ 850W gameXtreme
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
4GB (4x1GB) OCZ DDR2 1066MHz RAM
Nvidia 8800GTX
Sound blaster x-fi Xtreme Gamer (older PCI version)
3 x 80GB HD for system drive in RAID 0
1 x 500GB and 1 x 250GB drives for storage
Monitors are 1680 x 1050 res

Windows 7 Exp Index:
CPU: 5.9
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 6.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.8
Primary HD: 5.9


What iv tried:


Updating to latest drivers
Upgraded system memory from 2GB to 4GB
Installing 64-bit version
removing sound card and re-installing windows from scratch
upgraded my PSU


Thanks for your help!



 

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I want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
Z

Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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Currently using Vista, have found this VERY annoying problem with gaming and window sizes.

Right now my 23 inch is the main monitor and the 19 inch is the monitor for etc.

I have itunes, utorrent, ventrilo, and trillian all set up (in terms of size and position) the way I want them on the second monitor.

HOWEVER

Whenever I open a new game which isn't configured on my main monitor, the resolution would not be 1920x1080 and EVERYTHING on the second monitor is suddently shifted towards the left, I would always have to reposition them back to the way they were.

So, is there a program to "lock" the size and location of windows?
 

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Hey all. I'm a newcomer here and a relative novice with hardware issues past simply installing cards and drives so be gentle. Basically I've been wanting to run dual monitors for a while and for Christmas my sister finally got me a second so I could give it a try. The machine I'm using came with very mediocre integrated graphics so the first thing I did was bought and installed a new graphics card (Sapphire HD 4650 512MB DDR2 HDMI DVI VGA Out PCI-E) which worked great and really brought my frame rate up across the board. Currently I have the active monitor connected to the video output on the PCI-E card so the only real option for the second monitor was to connect it to the default VGA which results in the second monitor just showing the orange power light rather than green which I always took to mean standby. Do I need to buy a second graphics card to feed the other monitor or is their some simple switch I'm missing that allows it to read the old VGA out? Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 4094 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series , 512 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 601688 MB, Free - 504046 MB; M: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 75370 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509303800BE. Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 with Dual Monitors

You can't use both your HD 4650 and your integrated graphics at the same time. However your 4650 has both VGA and DVI adapters on it, so you can plug two monitors in to it that way.
 

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I want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
Z

Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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Evening all,

Just curious to know if i can have my windows task bar on both my dual monitors or if i would need some kind of third party tool to do this?

Answer:Windows taskbar on dual monitors

Realtime Soft UltraMon

Somebody here suggested this to me - I tried it - I like it - I bought it.

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Hi, everyone -I have a strange problem. Here are my machine specs:Toshiba Satellite P305D laptop with 4GB of RAM, AMD Turion 64 X2 processor (2.10 GHz) running Vista 32-bit on the C: drive. I also have an external VGA monitor connected.After researching it, I learned the system was capable of running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, so I created a second partition (D:) and did a "custom" install of Windows 7 on that partition to dual boot Vista/Win7. The installation went fine. The first thing I did was the Windows updates... all 123 of them, then rebooted the requisite number of times. The problem is... Windows 7 isn't detecting the external monitor, even though Device Manager tells me the drivers are up to date. (Both monitors work just fine in Vista.)Actually... that's not quite correct. It DOES detect the external monitor if I boot into Windows 7 with that monitor plugged in. But then the laptop screen is dark. Plus, when I go to my screen resolution settings to extend the desktop, only one monitor shows up in the drop-down box for "Display".If I boot into Windows 7 without the external monitor plugged in, the laptop screen will display instead.Now... I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I'll just throw it out there. When I'm booted into my Vista installation, I'm using a program called Display Fusion to control my display settings instead of Windows. This shouldn't matter, though, when I'm booted into Windows 7 - right? Windows 7 should still be detecti... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Capable of Dual Monitors?

Beautifully explained."Windows 7 should still be detecting both monitors, right?"Correct.Probably a setting in > Multiple displays, needs to be changed.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976064http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/...http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-s...message edited by Johnw

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I work from home and remote into my office in another town through Merus. The office had GOTOMYPC for the last 3 yrs but now I can connect to the office but when I start to work I can not use both monitors which is necessary for my job. We have updated all applications but only one monitor works from here. I am not sure if both work from the office or not.
 

Answer:Windows XP Dual monitors for Merus

I do not think you will ever get dual monitor functionality out of any of those remote desktop apps.
 

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My video card has two outputs one DVI-I and the other DVI-D. Two monitors are an old vga only and the other is a tv with vga and two HDMI connections.
I have not been able to figure out the cabling/digital processing that I need to facilitate the dual monitors connected to different web sites. Any help would be appreciated.

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, like Windows 7, makes very is easy to set up dual monitors. You can add a second monitor by using the following procedure.
Setting up two monitors is useful and convenient when you need to change the display settings during your presentations with a projector connected to your laptop.
Connect the second or external monitor to your computer first. Then press Win+P. This will open the Charms bar.
Select the Extend option.
That's it!
Related read: How to setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7 easily

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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My family is streaming a televison program to the family computer and it runs automatically through Windows Media Player. We have the second monitor hooked up and we would like to be able to view the show on both monitors. Is there some way we can make WMP show up on both monitors or open a second WMP to play it on there? If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much!

~AnTwan
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Windows Media Player

It will depend on your video card and drivers. Some cards allow you to display the same image on both screens.
 

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Hello,

I've read around a little on this forum regarding the issue with the logon screen in Windows 7 and how if you have dual monitors, the other monitor is always black; but, I have not seen a definite answer to the problem. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this?

If I have missed the thread with the answer, I apologize and would appreciate being directed there.

Thanks for your time and help!

Answer:Help with Windows 7 logon screen with dual monitors

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are these any help to you?

Guided Help: Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tors#section_1

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nitor-problems

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In windows 7, if you move a window to the left or right of the screen, it will give you the option of expanding it to take up only that half of the screen. This is a really cool feature, but with dual monitors, it doesn't work in at the point where the 2 are "connected". So on each monitor, the side that is closest to the other monitor, i cannot use this feature. is there a way to change it do a different shortcut or something?
 

Answer:Windows 7: Aero Features + Dual Monitors

IIRC, (not in front of my Windows box) Windows Key + Left and Right arrow keys do it.
 

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does anyone know?


thanks

Answer:windows xp home support dual monitors?

it does

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307873/EN-US/

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q296538

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips523.html

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft (can't wait for the class action law suits) would be appreciated.

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Build 1607 - Dual Monitors

Go into Device Manager and click the monitor tab. What entries are there? Also, check the Display Adapters tab.

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as the title states, I have 2 monitors, screen 1 is using an hdmi cable.
screen 2 is using a vga /dvi adapter

this is a fresh installation of windows 7,
the catalyst version is 13.12
the amd ccc is 2013.1206.1603.28764
here are screenshots of everything.


things ive tried.
testing to see if hdmi cable is firmly plugged in, It is indeed
restarted pc: 15 times... No thats not an exageration
installed linux, then switch to windowws back to lnux, back to windows
using official drivers from the amd website
using official drivers for my asrock motherboard

i dont know what else i could offer, If you need any additional info please ask for it!

Answer:No sound on windows 7 running dual monitors

I restarted the 16th time, and sound fixed itself..WHY?! does it do this to me?!

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Ever since i got dual monitors ive been having trouble playing videos off the internet. When I click on a movie to play directly off a site it doesnt play I just see the first frame of the movie froze. If i close wmp and quickly reclick the link then itll play. On sites where the clip has to buffer first its not a problem. Its also not a problem when the video is saved directly on my hard drive, only when im playing it directly off a site. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:windows media player and dual monitors

Try using Media Player Classic instead of WMP. I have far fewer problems with media player than I used to with WMP9/10. I dont even install WMP anymore, and remove it from my windows install discs.
 

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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I have recently uninstalled Vista (more problems than I can possibly list here) and reinstalled Windows XP. I am using 2 Acer AL1917W monitors and a Radeon X1600 Series Video Card. When using this same equipment with Vista, both monitors work using the recommended 1440 x 900 resolution. Now that I am using Windows XP, only monitor #1can be set at 1440 x 900. If I set the monitor #2 at that resolution, I receive the error "Input Not Supported" and the best resolution I can get is 1280 x 960. There are no drivers for these monitors on the Acer site.

Can anyone help??
 

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Ok so I turned on my computer this morning and all of a sudden both monitors in my set up (Using extended monitor) are using the same wallpaper. And its still going through my pictures file with 400+ wallpapers but both monitors always display the same wallpaper and cycle at the same time.

Now before today it was a different wallpaper for each monitor and the cycled separably. I haven't changed any settings and I cant for the life of me figure out how this happened or why I have tried restarting the machine 3 times to no avail so its not some fluke. I have also looked around on the net already for an answer but it seems that the people who have tried setting win8 to use the same wallpaper on both monitors and cycle actually had to get 3rd party software mines doing it on its own for no reason? If anyone had an idea to try to fix this it would be much appreciated Also dual screen wallpapers still display properly as in they extend to cover both monitors.

Here is a picture of my desktop I can post a video of them changing if need be.

Answer:Windows 8 not using separate wallpapers for dual monitors

Apperently there was an update today and installing it fixed my problem!

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My laptop was recently having a lot of problems and it seemed to be from a faulty hard drive. I was unable to find my operating system disks which I know may cause a problem in the future. I got my hard drive replaced by a local computer repair business and they replaced the faulty drive as well as uploaded a version of Windows which I'm not completely sure of the specific version yet. I have noticed some differences the format of the default windows preferences and when I tried to connect another monitor via a VGA cable it won't display it. Before there was always an option for an extended display but now a drop down menu for resolution and display. I also never had to install any drivers or anything it would just recognize it and I could do what I please. It still says that I have Windows Home Premium but I still don't have the option.
Here are my computer stats from dx.diag.exe-

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
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Answer:Windows 7 HP- no option for dual monitors after new drive/restore

Hi, bornbritish.
First try to validate the install here: Genuine Microsoft Software
Click on Validate Windows button on top left.

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My HP laptop has an intel HD 520 graphics card with an HDMI out port.  I can use dual monitors when I am in the windows environment.  However, I work from home on a secure desk top (loaded from a thumb drive).  Once the Secure desktop loads, both monitors work, but they only DUPLICATE.  I cannot get them to EXTEND.  The SD has a video toggle, and it does not recognize that I have two monitors. Is there a toggle I can use via software or Bios?  I have a feeling it is because the wireless monitor  capability.  Eventhough I do not wirelessly connect to the monitor, the secure desk top doesn't like anything wirelessly connected.  I can use the external monitor on the secure desk top with an older laptop that has VGA output.  Should I try an HDNI to VGA adapter? As far as BIOS setting go, I am required to enable legacy boot and turn off scure boot for the secure desktop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I contacted intel already, and they directed me to HP...

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I know there a lot of these threads, but none seemed to work for me. So here is my situation. I have an AMD Radeon HD 7850 HIS IceQ Turbo graphics card which has a DVI, HDMI, and 2 DisplayPorts. I have two identical LG 23EA63 Monitors connected to the graphics card using two DisplayPort to HDMI cables. This setup worked well in Windows 10 until the day I bought a mac and wanted to share monitors. So I connected the Mac to one of the monitors using the DisplayPort to HDMI cables, then connected the DVI cable from the PC to the 2nd monitor. So now the PC has monitor 1 connected through a DP to HDMI, and monitor 2 connected by DVI. I decided to get the Mac its own monitor so I disconnected Monitor 2 and put it back on the PC using the 2nd DP to HDMI. Now, the 2nd monitor will not display.

So here's what I have already tried. I uninstalled the graphics driver and CCC by using the clean uninstall tool on AMD's website. Rebooted, then downloaded and installed the latest driver. Still nothing. I have clicked on Windows Key + P and set it to extend, still did not work. I went to Control Panel, chose Troubleshooting and ran the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Nothing. So looking in device manager I see that it is only showing one monitor (where there used to be two). When I click on Control Panel and go to Display, it shows two monitors - the first being the correct LG 23EA63, but the second shows "Display: 2. Display device on: VGA". It will not let me make any change... Read more

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I upgraded because on windows 7 the second monitor would flicker so much. It was a pain and It would get super annoying. So I heard upgrading might help, but when I did so It wouldn't detect the second monitor, so I am guessing my drive would need updating...Which i cannot do currently. So now I am out of options. In need of any suggestions?
Ive tried: w/ windows 7 before upgrading
Fixing the wires
changing desktop backgrounds
Lower hertz
etc-I forgot the rest of what I tried
W/ WINDOWS 10 UPDATE:
kept trying to identify other monitor- didn't help
Extend monitor
etc
I tried everything i had come across besides updating drive since I am unable to. As these are work computers at a company i work for. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of anything else that might be successful.

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I set up my dual monitors yesterday. This is how I have it configured: 

1. Monitor 1 cable attached to HP DisplayPort into computer via what looks to me like a USB type connection.
2. Monitor 2 D-Sub cable into computer via D-sub cable connection. 

Both monitors are on and working; however, monitor 2 is a duplicate of monitor 1. I tried changing the Display settings to extend, but the computer does not detect a second monitor. 

I did what was suggested by Microsoft: shut down computer and/or unplug the cable and plug back in. Doing this twice did not help. 

I downloaded LGs Dual Smart Solution driver to possibly fix this issue as well, but it did not. I contacted LG for support, but they could not figure it out - thinking it is a PC issue and not their driver. I modified the Dual Smart Solution driver with
a recommended modification from LG, but it did not fix the issue. I also reversed the cables as suggested, but that did not help.

Is there another solution for this problem or is it just the PC itself?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

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Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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Hello. I have a 20 of these computers and have a requirement to run dual displays in extended desktop mode on Windows XP.  I need a video card that supports this and have seen the following mentioned as possibilities: 1.) 64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6200 VGA PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (Who has these in stock?)2.) 128MB ATI RADEON X700 VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (the M52 8215 is not listed but another posted suggested it)3.) PNY GeForce FX 5200 PCI 256 MB 2 Port VGA + S-Video Graphics Card VCGFX522PEB ($40 card but these guys say they need a 250W power supply....the M52's I have only have 225W) My question(s):   Has anyone else out there done this with the M52?  If so, what video card did you use?  Did it work OK? I seem some other posts, but none seem to have a definitive answer.  Please reply with your experience.  Thanks.  

Answer:M52 8215-32U Dual Monitors and Extended Desktop Running Windows XP

first you have to find out that you actually have a PCI-express card slot or an ADD2 slot. Open up the machine and check the break out board which contains the PCI slot, next to that you would either have the ADD2 slot or the PCI-express slot.
 
The PCI graphics card may or may not work in this machine, but the power supply is more than adequate to handle the power demand from the FX5200 card.
 
You can alternatively get the ADD2 DVI breakout card from, which gives DVI output to the desktop machine. But these card are not cheap at around 50 dollars and it doesn't boost the graphics performance of the machine like a graphics card can. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

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Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been fruitles... Read more

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been frui... Read more

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I am running Windows 10 connected to two monitors via Display Ports (using NVIDIA graphics card GeForceGTX970). My PC is an HP Envy 750-250na. I have set the monitors to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity, but not the PC (for the moment). Every time I return to the displays and switch them back on, all the active windows have moved to the primary (first) monitor. I suspect this is a Windows problem - there are several threads about similar things happening for both Windows 7 and Windows 10 (e.g. http://superuser.com/questions/956103/windows-10-windows-all-return-to-main-monitor-on-sleep).

Can anyone suggest a fix for this - please explain it in layperson's terms as far as possible, as I'm not a techie.

Thanks.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reset the OS
Reinstall the OS
Update, uninstall, and reinstall drivers
Replace the graphics card, motherboard, and SSD
Update the BIOS
Many, many other small fixes
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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

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

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

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

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Hi
Windows detects when a monitor is turned off (in a multi monitor setup) and moves the applications outputting to this monitor to the other monitor, however in some situations, this is rather annoying.
Is there a way to turn this feature off, so that a program stays on the monitor.
Dell U2718Q Displayport
Nvidia gtx1080 Ti
Win 10pro 64
My older Dell monitor P2714H which was connected through the same cable and same port did not have this issue.
Does a firmware update fix this?

Answer:U2718Q, GTX 1080, four monitors, when turned off, Windows moves open boxes

I have not heard of any firmware updates for this model. Even if there were, they are not customer accessible. A firmware update is only done in our service centers on New and returned monitors. The only way to get a monitor with updated firmware is via a used monitor exchange. But, an exchange is only setup if there is a monitor hardware failure. In your case, this is not a hardware failure. This sounds like an issue of 1920x1080 60Hz versus 3840x2160 60Hz.I am not following. You mention a multi monitor setup and that the issue did not happen on the P2714H 1920x1080 60Hz. Yet you fail to mention what the second monitor (model, resolution?) was in that older setup or how it was connected to the GTX 1080?Explain how both monitors (P2714H and ????) were connected to the GTX 1080 using which ports and which cabling.Explain how both monitors (U2718Q 4K2K 3840x2160 60Hz and ????) are connected to the GTX 1080 using which ports and which cabling.

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

If you require any additional information please advice!

Thank you in advance for your time & effort!

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

Thanks for your help.
 

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

Thanks
 

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

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

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hey,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Help With Dual Monitors

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks!
 

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I have an issue with windows and my dual monitors. I have a GeForce2 Ti 64mb AGP4x card set as my primary monitor, and as my secondary monitor I have a GeForce2 MX400 64mb PCI card. And when i start windows with the monitor plugged into my secondary card windows can't start that card, but when I don't have the monitor plugged into the card it works just fine. Meaning both of the drivers are loaded just fine. Does anybody know how to fix this? I don't want to unplug my monitor every time i start up windows.

I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanx
The51

Answer:Dual Monitors

Probably not a direct fix... but in your bios, what is your primary video source set to? It should be set to AGP. (which it probably already is but im just making sure). Have you tried different monitors on the PCI video card and does that make a difference? Im assuming you have reinstalled your PCI cards driver and updated it in your trouble shooting process. Now that im thinking more about it... id try a different monitor for starters.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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

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

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I have no idea about this sort of thig really so i need some advice. I want to get 2 monitors on my pc so i can have either work/game on one monitor and then on the other monitor i can be watching tv or you tube. You no hwt i mean so i can have 2 things at once going.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MATROX-DUAL...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214646074&sr=8-1

I was looking at that but dont no if thats the best thing to go for and i dont no if its overpriced. I am a student so obviously i dont have that much money haha. would that be the right thing to go for then or could you suggest something different?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Cheap, really. The good solutions cost a great deal more. You didn't tell us about your rig... or you monitors.
 

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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XP duo core intel processor 2mg ram

I'm going to a dual monitor setup. Is there any good software which would help or enhance dual monitors?

Regards,

dogsteel
 

Answer:dual monitors

Since setting up monitors requires a video card, could you please tell us what video card you have.

There are tons of applications for dual monitors. I use Ultramon on one system and a Matrox box for a 3-monitor system.

Courtney
 

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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I hope I didn't goof up. I purchased an Idea Center K Series desktop from Tiger Direct along with a KFA Nvidia GeForce 8400 video card. I bought the system to use in my church to run a projection system as a 2nd monitor. I thought enabling dual monitors would be as easy as installing the video card and connecting the projector to its output. However, with the GeForce video card in the PCIE slot, the integrated video seems to disapear leaving only the GeForce. I assumed there would be a BIOS setting that would allow me to enable both the integrated video and the PCIE card, but I can't find it. Please tell me there's a way to make this work!  

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What type of computer do you have?  How did you get the graphics adapter to work?  Did you have to change the power supply to be able to plug in the adapter?

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I have a T510i running on a port replicator. The replicator's single VGA port is running a 19" LCD monitor but I'd like to be able to run another monitor (for extended desktop) from the laptop's VGA port. However, the laptop is not recognising that there is another monitor connected. Can what I want be achieved? Thanks David

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Sorry - should have mentioned..running Windows 7

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

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

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

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


Motherboard: ACSElite K7SOM
Video Card: Radeon 7000 PCI

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

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

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

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

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Running windows XP Sec ed. Have one monitor but also have GrandTec pc toVideo Converter to watch monitor on a LCD tv (for streaming video). Would like to set up so TV becomes second monitor and still do work on first monitor.
Only have one VGA output on Motherboard (Have VIA/S3G DEltaChrome IGP Internal Memory Size 128 mb. AGP enabled. Have two PCI standard slots and one PCIEX16 slot. Can I add a graphics card with two VGA outputs and will that accomplish my goal? How much memory should the Graphics card have?

Thanks much.
 

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Memory on the video card is not a big factor in streaming video.
Only for rendering 3D apps and games.
A 256MB card should do fine.
A PCI express X16 slot is for a video card upgrade.
Shouldn't need to high performance of a card so a power
supply upgrade probably wont be needed.
Something like this.............
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130313
I know it's a 512,but the price is right.
 

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Just bought the Thinkcentre E73 (Win 7 Pro)... but I'm having problems to connect my displays.The first screen has a DVI and VGA-slot, the second has DVI, VGA and HDMI.I want to use the two screens separatily (fe. left screen = spreadsheets, right screen =  databases).Thinkcentre only has 1 VGA-slot  + 1 displayport... .The store where I bought the E73 recommended me an Y-splitter VGA Cable: result --> I have two identical screens...Does any one know how I can solve this problem? 













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You would want one of these, or Display port to DVI or whatever you prefer.https://www.google.com.mt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=...

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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Recently, for some reason, the two monitors reversed their "prime" status.

Where the LG one was primary for years now what ever I do or change in NVidia of Ctrl Panel the desktop appears in the Dell one.
Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFi Intel,
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600, EVGA GeForce 9800,
W10 pro.
 

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

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

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

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

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What kind of graphics card are you using?

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Hello,

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

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

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

any suggestions?

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First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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How do i setup 2 monitors on the 6600gt?

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Plug them both in

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

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

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

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

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Hey team

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

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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