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Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

Q: Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

I have attached a second monitor to my laptop which runs Windows 7, however, I need to set different resolutions for different monitors, because the display does not fit to fill the screen on both monitors.

It is also noted that the display is replicated, and I would like to have the effect of having different desktops e.g. being able to use different applications such as debugging code on one monitor on an IDE such as Visual Studio, and, viewing the browser on the other monitor.

Currently it does not seem possible since the behavior seems to be that the same resolution is replicated on both monitors.

Are more than two monitors supported?

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A: Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

Set it to extended mode instead of duplicate, then you can use both independently.

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ok... i have a dual monitor setup right now, spanning the desktop across the second monitor, but i don't want it to work like that...

i want the second monitor to be an actual separate desktop, with it's own taskbar, start menu and everything... i've already tried using ultramon, but it just doesn't do what i want...

any suggestions?
 

A:multiple monitors and virtual desktops!!

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So, here's hoping someone has a bit of experience with this subject.

Basically my question is about the capabilities of using a single monitor via the virtual desktops feature on certain games. Occasionally I'd like to be able to use a single monitor for my games, or have to as it doesn't scale well to three. So is it possible to set up virtual desktops to use a single monitor for a specific programme so that it will full-screen 1920x1080 to one monitor, still having the other two monitors active with various other windows open?
 

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...I was going to type up what I want to do, but I think that a post from this July sums it up pretty well. Hopefully someone will reply to it this time:

"I am using the 15" TFT as the primary display, and the 21" TV for games...this is working fine as long as I switch exclusively to the relevent display and work from there...e.g switch to TV then launch a game...

However I'd like to be able to configure the setup so that the main display remains on the 15" and I can launch games from here and they then go to the 21" TV, while the main windows desktop remains on the TFT...and if i'm being greedy, it would be good if i could somehow lock the controls to each display, so that I could keep a game on display2, while using display 1...e.g a game is playing and doesnt minimise the moment I open a window on desktop1...at the moment I have been unable to achieve this, the majority of software works fine, I just drag teh dialog box and expand it on the display I want...

But the likes of Vice City REFUSES to maximise to the second desktop...I'm using Hyrdravision and there is no individual application setting configurable for the likes of Vice City...does anyone know of any generic multiple display software which may be better than Hydra?"

I didn't post that the first time, but it is pretty much exactly the same thing I need to do now. Does anyone know if it's possible?
 

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I have a laptop connected to a data projector, that 3 months ago worked great. Someone at our church has made some kind of change that has left it less than perfect.

In Display I have two monitors, 1 & 2, 1 being primary. 2 has the check box "Extend my Windows desktop on this monitor", checked. The problem is that nothing will display on the second monitor but the Windows wallpaper, no icons, no systray, and no other applications. So when I play a DVD, its cool on the laptop, but all I see on the big screen is the wallpaper. I can change the wallpaper, and it shows the change, but nothing else.
As always any help is appreciated.

Mike Kingsley
 

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Thanks in advance!

This is my second attempt at multiple monitors. Currently I can see the same thing on both monitors, but I want to stretch the desktop so I can see different things on each monitor. My computer recognizes that I have multiple monitors, but is not presenting the option to stretch the desktop.

The Settings tab of the Display properties screen shows a picture of one monitor instead of two, but at the bottom says:

Display:
(Multiple Monitors) on Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller

That's all text. No drop-down for selecting how to use the monitors.

I know how it's supposed to look when it's working, because I have seen it on other machines. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1100 with Windows XP Pro. All updates and such installed. This problem has occurred with both monitors I have tried--one a standard CRT, this one flat panel.

Thanks!

A:XP Multiple Monitors not working

Click on the "Second" monitor in the Display Properties. You *should* see a check box stating: "extend my Windows desktop to this monitor".

I assume you have all the appropriate drivers installed for the Video card?

That is all can suggest - sorry :(

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I don't know if this is the right place for this, but it's worth a shot. I have a GeForce 4200 card and want to set up multiple monitors. My primary display is a Sony trinitron CRT and my 2nd monitor should be a 17" Sony SDM-S71 LCD. I know lots of people that use this card for multiple displays. Basically I just cannot get the display properties to show me a selection for 2 displays. In my properties>settings everything is unselectable--there are no pulldowns and where I should see a "1" and a "2" showing monitor options it just shows me a single display. The only thing I can think of is the LCD I bought isn't native (don't know if that's the right word) DVI--I needed a CRT to DVI adapter (the Ti4200 has a CRT and a DVI slot). But I don't know why that would make a difference. Can anyone steer me in the right direction before I haul this new LCD back to the store in exasperation? Thanks! Scott
 

A:Can't get multiple monitors LCD/CRT working

I'm going to feed back a few things so I can determine if I understand your configuration correctly.

You have two monitors... One, a Trinitron CRT which is connected to the analog output of your graphics card with a standard VGA cable (this is the standard way of connecting a CRT monitor). The second monitor, a Sony LCD has only an analog input (no DVI input) so you have connected it to the graphics card DVI output through a DVI to analog adapter.

Does that all sound correct?

Have you tried connecting the LCD directly to the analog output to see if it functions correctly?

I've never used a DVI to analog adapter, so I cannot say whether this may be a factor or not. I would, however, be suspicious of it.

You might also try connecting your CRT monitor through the adapter.

Suggest going to the following link and look around. They have a good tutorial. You may find something relavent about your adapter.

http://www.pacificcable.com/dvi.htm

HTH Regards - Ray
 

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I don't know if this is the right place for this, but it's worth a shot. I have a GeForce 4200 card and want to set up multiple monitors. My primary display is a Sony trinitron CRT and my 2nd monitor should be a 17" Sony SDM-S71 LCD. I know lots of people that use this card for multiple displays. Basically I just cannot get the display properties to show me a selection for 2 displays. In my properties>settings everything is unselectable--there are no pulldowns and where I should see a "1" and a "2" showing monitor options it just shows me a single display. The only thing I can think of is the LCD I bought isn't native (don't know if that's the right word) DVI--I needed a CRT to DVI adapter (the Ti4200 has a CRT and a DVI slot). But I don't know why that would make a difference. Can anyone steer me in the right direction before I haul this new LCD back to the store in exasperation? Thanks! Scott
 

A:Can't get multiple monitors LCD/CRT working

I assume you're running w2k for an OS. You need the 43.45 nvidia driver to get it to work correctly. I haven't tried any newer drivers but I know 43.45 will do it.

You can get it here.
 

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I have an Nvidia card, a GeForce Ti 4200 with DVI and VGA out under Windows 2000. I bought a new monitor yesterday to use the DVI and I got it working as two desktops.

Today I tried using the Pivot software that came with the new monitor that is supposed to allow me to use the 'rotate the LCD screen 90 degrees for document viewing' feature. It rotated the wrong screen, and messed up my mouse orientation as well. When I tried to exit the pivot program both screens went blank.

Now I cannot get windows to start normally, but VGA mode works, and my displays are clones. Every time I let windows start on its own, when it would start to show the desktop, everything goes blank. I know it's not starting normally because I no longer get tne startup sounds.

In safe mode, I uninstalled Pivot and it had no effect. I cannot reinstall it in VGA mode.

Help!
 

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I'm having some problems after my Windows upgrade from 7 to 10, and I'm hoping someone here can point me in the correct direction.

Basically, I'm working on a multiple monitor system. When I move my mouse around the screen, windows changes the focus from the window that I'm working in (a spreadsheet for example), and starts entering data in any window i mouse-over.

I found a partial solution in the following thread.....but this only disables the window popping-up (the focus still changes).

http://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...ows-mouse.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

A:Window focus changes when working on multiple monitors.

Wow..... Anyone have some ideas on this?

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I have an Envy TS15 with an external secondary monitor (Benq 4k) on the HDMI port.The colour difference between the two is amazing to see when I am working in Photoshop. The Benq is very clearly superior of course but I would like to be able to adjust the profile for the built-in display. I wopuild like to be able to get consistent colour across the two devices. The laptop of course does not have monitor adjustment buttons like an external monitor and seems to only be contollable via the built-in Windows monitor colour calibration - but this does not allow me to get a match between the two monitors (insufficient controls). Is it possible to apply separate colour profiles to the two monitors - currently in extended desktop, if I change the profile on one monitor (in Windows) the profile seems to affect the other. A LUT checker tells me if I change the LUT on the laptop monitor, the same LUT is being applied to the external monitor.Is there for example, a way to control onme with the Intel graphics card and the other with the GeForce 740m card and load LUTs separately?

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I have a Ti 4600 8x and everything was running smoothly...

The only video game I play is Unreal Tournament 2004, and one day it started acting funny. For maybe 30 or so seconds it runs smoothly and then things just freeze for 2 or 3 seconds... i can run the same but i can't see my bullets, and if i a person was moving to the right, they keep moving to the right. Then it goes back to normal for 30 or so seconds and then glitches up for 2 or 3 again... repeat. Same all on servers.

So I rebooted my computer after reinstalling my video driver and now what was originally display 1 is now display 2 and vice versa. Normally I'm a pretty flexible guy and could care less and did care less about that till i tried to move to my 2nd monitor (now display 1 on my right side)... so to go to the right monitor i have to move my mouse left and to get back to my left monitor i have to go right. I ran into the wall in the middle a couple of times out of habbit, snapped, and now I'm posting a thread.

Thanks for reading.
 

A:Multiple Monitors... multiple problems...

Open up your display properties and under Settings where it shows two monitors grab one and move it to the other side. Should be as simple as that.
 

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Hey guys, im brand new here and I wonder if anyone could help me. Im trying to find a way to automate my multiple monitor setup a bit. I have 2 user profiles, one which I use for work, were I need two monitors setup and one which I use for gaming - I only need one screen here. Is there a way I can log on and the setup changes automatically so I don't need to fiddle around - I can just log on and get gaming? Im up for any solution there may be!

cheers in advance guys

A:Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

Hi welcome to the forum

i have not seen or heard of of what your trying to do. i have searched google but did not find a answer to it.

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hi i have win7 64bit,

i would like 2 different desktops. where i could have different icons. so i can have a work desktop and a home desktop where i could have different icons on the 2.

this way i could have my work icons on my work desktop had have stuff i use at home on the other. is there such a thing??

linux ubuntu does and its great.

thanks

A:multiple desktops ?

Hello Paascal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might give the free program Desktops a try to see if it may work for you for this.

Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey everyone,

Could someone suggest a multiple desktop program that will give me a clean 2nd desktop (meaning that it doesnt keep the same icons and everything that are on the main desktop, if that makes any sense).

A:Multiple Desktops

the easiest thing to do would be to get a video card that supports multiple monitors. all you have to do is plug a second monitor into it and you are good to go. it will give you an extension of your desktop that can be used in exactly the same way, but if you want it clean, you simply dont put anything on it.

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Another missing feature from Windows 8 is multiple desktops configuration (If I am wrong, people will soon put me right!)

I downloaded the Sysinternals Desktops.exe Desktops which works fine under XP and Windows 7, but is a partial failure under Windows 8

Although there are 4 desktops, all but the first have a black background which is not editable, and is dead - no mouse right click menu, no placement of files, no hot corners etc.

There is a transparent glass taskbar to which you can add toolbars, which if the folders contain programs or documents, the pop up menus work well, launching programs and documents. However the Taskbar is dead as far as icons, and the time is there, but not visible until the pointer hovers over where it should be, or it is clicked, when the set time and date applet appears. It is possible to drag items from the toolbars onto the taskbar and lose them in the favourites bar, which eventually I found under links>> chevrons, and the taskbar right-click menu is there with taskmanager to enable the launching of programs in the desktop.

Altogether a weird experience.

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hi,
i'm just wondering if windows 7 x64 has a feature where i can switch between multiple desktops. i have a computer set up with linux with ubuntu os that has this feature and i always liked it. now i want to have it on win7. i know there are downloads for it, but do i already have this capability?

A:multiple desktops?

Windows does not offer that feature. I would love to see it implemented myself. That is a compelling feature of Linux for sure. Microsoft does have the virtual desktop manager in power toys and there are third party solutions to virtual desktops.

Here is one:
http://www.lytebyte.com/2007/04/20/h...ps-in-windows/

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My neighbor has the option of multiple desktops with XP Pro. Its on the taskbar and she can have up to 4 running at a time each with a different program running and different wallpapers.
Any idea how to set that up ?
 

A:XP Multiple desktops ?

try this article
Architecture of Fast User Switching

Windows user subsystem: This contains support for the desktop programming interfaces that support the creation of multiple desktops and the setting of the currently visible desktop.
 

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Does anyone know of any FREE software that allows you to have multiple desktops on your Vista machine? Similar to what Linux has (i.e. 4 different desktops to switch between).

Thanks in advance
 

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How to use multiple desktops in windows 10?

A:How to use multiple desktops in windows 10?

Hi mikejohnlen I entered your question in Google, word for word and the top 3 results are all good tutorials showing how to use multiple desktops in Windows 10. Hopefully this is what you were looking for.http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-multiple-desktops-in-windows-10/http://www.howtogeek.com/197625/how-to-use-virtual-desktops-in-windows-10/http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-tip-use-multiple-desktops

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Have a new HP Vista laptop that just did something bizzarro. I plugged in an external mouse and suddenly got multiple split screens/desktops. I can't figure out how to get rid of them.

A:[SOLVED] multiple desktops

not so clear about your problem, a screenshot will help.

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Not sure whether a query or some shared insight here.  Are you tapping the value of MDs or is it a matter of realising the value the Feature can be?
The ability to have Multiple Desktops can be a real asset and serve you well & be very kewl & helpful... helpful in the sense of organization & structure... can keep things neat & tidy OR not cluttered, not homogenised, not w/ a plethora of varied, unrelated stuff all clustered in one same place.
Can have a browser window in every one.  Can have various APPs & or applications in each one.  Can scan & select everything across all Desktops via Alt+Tab.  The Taskbar is accessible in every one.  And the Taskbar can display what is going on w/ all Desktops or each respective Desktop individually.
 
Anyway, some may not realise how the concept can be make things pleasant, slick & sensible.  Related things can be grouped in one Desktop not, w/ anything that, really, does belong (there).  1 maybe a sort of basic 'hub'... Home Page, E-mail, Skype, Calendar, Weather... another all fun, entertainment, recreation... another for hobby interests... one for business concerns... it is only limited by one's imagination.  And one can create an limitless number.
I have used the Feature, peculiar to Windows 10 ever since last September and it sure beats having everything ALL in one same Desktop, all on the same screen.  It affords the "A place for ... Read more

A:Making (Good) Use of Multiple Desktops(?)

I plan on using that feature on Windows 10 once I get it, but I'll only use it when I want to accomplish certain tasks. Let's say that I work on a fix for a thread on Sysnative, I always end up opening multiple Windows Explorer window, web browser and other programs. Rather than have all of them clustered with my other opened programs, I'll dedicate a desktop to it. Same for when it comes to programming: I would have my web browser, IDE, documentation, etc. open in one desktop and I would have one desktop that is casual for when I want to take a break. Once I'll have learned how to use the key combinaisons to switch from one desktop to another fast, it'll be easy.

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I hope no one thinks I am being a little lazy but I have a few questions about multiple and simultaneous desktop usage with regards to windows 7 and server 2008.

At our workplace at the moment we are using a separate company to host some kind of cloud service that lets IT students (studying the basics of MS Office products) and company staff to log in to a remote desktop from any PC. Goodness knows how much the company are paying for this service but I would imagine that it would be about the same as employing someone full time.

We actually have a server with Server 2008 running on it but I have not had a really good look at it yet because of time constraints. It is just sitting there gathering dust because the previous person running the department didnít seem to have a clue how to manage the PCs on the network.

I know how to get a remote desktop running on a computer using a windows 7 operating system but you can only have 1 user account running at the same time. As soon as you attempt to remotely connect to another account on that host computer from another computer the original remote client is disconnected. That would obviously be no good if we wanted several people accessing those accounts from various computers.

Is this what server 2008 can do? In other words, can server 2008 be used to host multiple password protected desktops on remote computers on a LAN simultaneously?

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A:Multiple/ simultaneous remote desktops

I don't know everything you need to do this. But at a minimum, you'll need to purchase licensing for terminal services. By default, all the Windows Server platforms support 2 concurrent connections. You'll have to purchase the appropriate license for the number of concurrent users you'll want to support. I think the other part is you'll also need to purchase the version of MS Office or the licensing which allows it to be used with terminal services. Not sure on this.
 

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I purchase 2 of these desktops at the same time and have been experiencing random lock-ups on both of them over the last few months. I have updated the BIOS, done all Windows updates and have just recently upgraded them both to Windows 10......but the freezing is still evident. I would say that on average one of the 2 desktops freezes every 3-4 days and there is no pattern to what the computer is doing when it decides to lock up. When the lock-up occurs I am still able to see the screen but the mouse and keyboard inputs no longer register and I'm unable to change the Caps Lock status on the keyboard either. The only way to restore service is to either hold down the power button for 5 seconds or unplug the base unit. I have seen a few others who have posted online with similar issues but no mention of a resolution.
 
 
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A:Multiple Lenovo E50-00 desktops freezing

I have a K450e that I purchased in June and that I love but ever since WIN 10 was installed it locks up -- the keyboard and mouse do not work, there is no way to get a response from the system.  The only thing I can do then is power the machine off the hard way. HELP!  Help!

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i recently built a computer, and everythign was working fine. then today i turn it on, and i have a collection of 4 desktops. the mouse only moves around in one of them, but you can see it moving in the others as well. anything i open in the one usable desktop opens in the others also. it's not just while i'm on the desktop, it's like this when i first turn it on all the way through start up, minus the windows xp loading screen. did i screw somehting up with the monitor settings? defective monitor? i have no idea. any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Like how it looks like in W10. It looks amazing!

A:Is there a software that keys you have multiple desktops ?

Multiple virtual desktops have been around for a long time. Try the freeware download sites.

Here's Gizmos list:
Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager

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Is it possible to enable multiple desktops in Vista...???... Also can I have seperate desktop backgrounds on each monitor (2 or more)....??? I have no problem doing this with XP.

A:Multiple Desktops in Vista Ultimate x64

If you mean having both screens enabled? Well, for some reason, it's not automatic. You have to enable it yourself. Just go the the advanced settings tab in the customizing window. Here, I have attached a screen and put a red rectangle to show which checkbox to check so that it comes on the secondary monitor as well. Just click extend the desktop and it will work.

As for putting different backgrounds on different monitors, I don't know how to do it directly in Vista, so I use a program called Display Fusion, which I find pretty good, and you don't need to run it everytime the computer is on to keep the different wallpapers.

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This is a weird question to ask but here it goes. I'm running windows vista 32bit and have an application that hosts a bunch of other windows inside of it. The app can only have one instance running at a time and I am limited on desktop space. Is there any way I can span the host application across some virtual desktops so I can open more of the windows and just switch desktops to view them?

Thanks in advance for any input.

A:Span window across multiple desktops?

If you have an ATI graphics card, you could try installing Hydravision. One of the feature is it lets you have multiple virtual desktops.

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System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current:
Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2

Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.

Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a ?Disk read error? before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.

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A:System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs

Hello thereisnoart,

you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk

the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again

this is the same as for some virus's

follow the link

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site

this will zero out the drives and make them like new

then reinstall

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Hey All,

I'm hoping someone here can help me - I'll try and be specific as I can, however though I generally know my way around a computer I'm by no means an expert.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit SP1

Okay. Onto the problem. Somehow I've managed to create two (or more?) desktops (not just shortcut icons or copies). I don't know How, or When, so experimenting with "restore" times is kind of a moot point.

One I assume is at the regular path, accessible through "my computer" on the left hand side under "folders". I can't get it's exact path because if I right-click on it and go to "properties" it opens up "Control Panel>Personalization". Opening the "desktop" via that path shows the icons/shortcuts I currently have on my "visual desktop". ("Visual Desktop = the desktop I see on my screen). If I add a new folder to my "Visual Desktop", this is where it shows up, not in any of the following locations.

Another one is accessible through my user account name after I open up "computer" under desktop (path: C:\Users\*username). The files shown here are various shortcuts, none of which are actually on my "visual desktop".

Yet another one - the one that brought this entire problem to my attention - is accessible under my videos folder. Anyway, if I open the "Desktop" via this path, it shows one shortcut as well as one folder, both of which are ... Read more

A:Please Help! Multiple Desktops, Separate Paths, Same Account

Hello Lara,

First off, I had to report the post for personal info, as well as the movie listing. If you don't remove it, a mod will.

Second, you mentioned a second desktop. I am a little confused. Do you mean that you literally have a second desktop location? I know that the desktop is located under your user name, for example C:\Users\Lordbob75\Desktop.

There might also be another location, but it is under system files I believe. Can you describe your problem a little better perhaps?

We appreciate the amount of info given in this post though.

As for a solution, try putting in your Vista disk and clicking "Repair"" This is NOT a reinstall, it merely fixes registry errors. This might clear some of that up.

~Lordbob

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Sorry if this is brought up earlier, didn't succeed searching the forum.

What I'm looking for is the functionality in Vista similar to spaces in osx leopard, see video here for an example:


I find it a bit odd that this is not included in vista.. or have I ignored it??
Probably not because I was able to find a third party app on the web; Vista Virtual Desktop Manager at Vista Virtual Desktop Manager - Home

But unfortenatly it didn't work too well on my computer, and anyway I'm really not a fan of adding extra apps for functions that should be core functionality (read: bloating and conflicts with other programs..)

Does anyone know something about this?
Any chance this kind of functionality will be included in SP1?


thanks

A:multiple desktops in Vista? (similar to spaces in osx leopard)

anyone?
nobody miss this functionality?

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Im running a 2 screen setup with my laptop and second monitor. I try to run the normal desktop on my main monitor and keep metro open on the laptop so I can keep an eye on the live tiles etc. However, when ever I click on anything on the main desktop, metro closes and opens up the last app I had open, making the multi desktop feature pretty useless.

Does anyone know a way to stop this happening?

A:unable to keep live tiles open on multiple desktops

I am in the same boat. I really want the metro UI open on my secondary display to view live tiles updates while running desktop applications on my primary monitor. Been looking high and low.

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I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...

I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?
 

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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!
 
Moderator edit: Added X1 Gen to subject

A:Multiple monitors X-1 Gen 6: How can I run 2 external monitors?

Hi JoeSchmoe! Just to clarify, could you provide to us the model of the computer you are trying to use on the monitors? Using an adapter doesn't guarantee that it will be detected so it will be best to use an adapter from Lenovo like this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/acc100239. You can check the user guide from the link provided. 

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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!

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I have an application called worklist that is only coming up on one of the three monitors attached to the PC. It shows on Monitor 1 and I need it to show on Monitor 3 instead. How do I change which monitor the application will show on?

Thanks.

Kev

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Hi, I didn't know where this topic would be appropriate so I put it in the XP one.

I'm trying to set up multiple monitors using a CRT TV that has an s-video hook up. My video card has a TV-out and I have the proper cord to connect the 2 (the cord actually splits into an s-video and composite video). When it's all hooked up and I go into the display settings and try to enable or activate the second monitor, it just flickers for a second or two then stops and nothing has changed.

I have set this up in the past but forgot how I did it. I'm not completely sure but the last time I had it set up, I might have had my old Radeon 9000 pro instead of my x1600 pro that I have now. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:multiple monitors with tv

HOW TO FORCE A TV DETECTION on every pc, and videocard

here is a video i found that show you how to do it easely

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/109632...n_a_laptop_pc/

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I have a flat screen monitor that is connected via the DVI port. I also have an HDTV, where my computer connects to it via an HDMI cable. I notice they can't work simultaneously.

is there a software solution to be able to switch between the 2, perhaps by disabling something?

thanks.

A:multiple monitors

Hi jimlau,

You should be able to right click on the Desktop and from there navigate to Screen Resolution. Once in the Screen Resolution menu, you can chose how Windows treats the second monitor / TV.

I am sorry but your post is a little vague / confusing too me. What exactly are you trying to do with them?

-JackALope

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i don't know if this is even possible or not, but maybe someone can help.

I have 2 laptops and a projector. I need to clone the laptop display that's hooked up to the projector to the other laptop.

So I would have 1 laptop screen with (ex. a .ppt presentation) and another laptop that would need to be connected to the one running the .ppt presentation, all while displaying on a projector.

I know it doesn't make sense, but it's been requested and I've never heard of such a thing. I know it's possible with a seperate external monitor or a TV, but another laptop?

Thanks!

A:Multiple Monitors

Network video streaming across LAN is all i can think of. However the client computer would have to start the stream so it would not be the clone that you are looking for. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/streaming.html

lo and behold there is such a thing http://www.maxivista.com/

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Hi Guys,

Right... I currently have a computer with two monitors, running off of one graphics card, one VGA output, one DVI.

I want to also hook up my TV (so I can watch films directly from my PC).

My TV has a VGA connection, and I have a 25m male-male extension VGA lead.

Can I get some suggestions on how to go about this?

Extra Graphics Card?
New Graphics Card?
VGA splitter (if they exist)?

I really don't know how I would go about this.
 

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Alright, I know that you can have multiple monitors hooked up (assuming your vid card can support it), I'm wondering if it's possible to have 2 monitors, both having different things on each screen..

For example, Let's say I'm working a webpage design. I have 2 monitors hooked up, and I want 1 monitor to have the html page open, and the other monitor to have the notepad open. I then want to save the notepad file, and then refresh the html page (on the other monitor)

Another example could include playing 2 games at once on different monitors.. Like City of Heroes on one monitor and Warcraft III on the other.

Is this at all possible with 1 tower? Or is this like a 2 computer sort of deal..

Thanks!
 

A:Multiple Monitors..?

The first scenerio is quite possibly, since you do not need to clone one display to the other. You can set it up as an extension of the first, monitor and have whatever you like on it or set it up as a seperate screen.

The second senerio would not work, since it would stress every component in the entire computer as it would need to render two highly intensive environments with complex graphics and sounds with only one set of hardware to do so and to control it.
 

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have 2 lcd monitors on a dual monitor card. can a crt monitor be added?
thanx
 

A:multiple monitors

Sure if you have the correct connections to a regular CRT monitor is should work fine.
 

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Hey guys,

I have an Asus G75V laptop. I have two additional monitors that are connected to my laptop, one with a VGA connection and the other with a HDMI connection.

My question is: How do I set my laptop to keep the settings/layout without it changing whenever I power off the laptop and monitors?

If I power on my laptop without one of my monitors powered on, all the settings are changed. I would like to keep it as is when I set everything up.

My setup is like this: My laptop's monitor is the main monitor. I have two other monitors on either side of my laptop. The one on the left is through VGA and the one on the right is through HDMI. I extended my display to the left. I mirror my laptop's image on the monitor to the right (HDMI).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Help with Multiple Monitors

Hi and welcome to TSF have you checked this out How To Configure And Use Multiple Monitors In Windows 7
there is more here in the first couple of links from MS https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=se...w=1366&bih=619

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I have two video cards, both with dual VGA heads.

One is an ATI Radeon 9600, and the other is a Nvidia MX440.

My computer has been cold-crashing recently, and I though it was due to the power supply being insufficient (which I have not ruled out entirely).

But on a whim I decided to use the "send error report" feature when it came back up.

The analysis said it was due to the ATI card, and I should go to their website, and install new drivers.

So naturally, I did. I selected my OS, the card type, and then downloaded the driver and installed it.

I am pleased to report that it has fixed the cold-crashing problem...

However, as with many remedies, there are side-effects. In this case, the new drivers:

1.) Stopped the ATI card from working entirely.
2.) Crippled the Nvidia card, reducing it to only one screen
3.) Slowed the entire system to a crawl.
4.) Crippled the sound card driver, so that music sounds like high pitched static noise.

Well of course it's not going to crash now- The three most power-hungry cards have been disabled!

I love ATI

I suppose the smart thing to do at this point would be a driver roll-back, or a system restore, but since I have never used them, I forgot I even had the option until after I formated the hard drive.

(That tends to be my solution for most software problems. It's cheaper than all of those utilities to clean it up )

So having said all that, here is the problem:

I can't get windoze to recognize more tha... Read more

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I have been connecting my HP Laptop to my 42in 720p television and every time i do my resolution changes on my laptop screen and my icons get moved around. I am wondering if there is a way to set different propeties so that when I disconnect my TV the computer automatically goes back to its previous settings?
Thanks.
 

A:Multiple Monitors

hi and welcome to TSG have you tried clicking on a empty space on your desktop and choose personlise then display settings you can set up yor tv as a second monitor, also if you have it on the left hand column connect to a external device
 

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How can I use multiple monitors hooked to the same pc. and display different documents
 

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