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multi monitor issues with a certian program want to open on the wrong monitor on windows 10

Q: multi monitor issues with a certian program want to open on the wrong monitor on windows 10

I used to have 3 monitors working perfectly then I added a fourth monitor now my most used program for my work doesn't open on the correct monitor is there a registry of what monitor for it to open on? I have been using display fusion to make it come back
to the correct monitor and that adds lag

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Preferred Solution: multi monitor issues with a certian program want to open on the wrong monitor on windows 10

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I have two USB touch monitor (As Primary HDMI and Secondary VGA);
As every time reboot, then secondary monitor touch will be wrongly go through to at the same to primary monitor display,

The main problem is after reset the tablet PC touch from control panel is work but reboot again likely loose the setting. Does any have other suggestion for solve the problem?

Thanks

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Using an amd r9 290 card and intel hd 4600, in multi monitor mode, which means one monitor connected to the amd card and the other to the intel onboard, The problem is that basically there is mouse lag and fps issues when playing videos on the second monitor which is the one connected to the intel card, if I disable the intel card display adapter all those issues, the mouse lag and low fps are gone, so multimonitor is 100% the issue and I don't know why it is happening. Maybe the onboard gpu has some problems? Because it happens even if I use the onboard card as primary display adapter disabling the r9 290 display adapter.

A:How to fix multi monitor, mouse lag/low fps issues?

Intel + AMD combinations are known for being problematic. Do you have the latest graphics drivers from the motherboard and/or PC manufacturer's site?

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I've lost the ability to specifically assign wallpapers throughout my three monitors after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. When rt clicking, the options for specific monitor assignments show up in triplicate.

The menu in the past would include "...Set for monitor 1, Set for monitor 2, Set for monitor 3" rather than all threes.
This removes the ability for my computer to show different wallpapers and is currently only able to show the same wallpapers in triplicate all screens.

I've tried reinstalling my video drivers and disconnecting/reconnecting my monitors with and without shutting down to no solution. This is an issue I've had repeatedly in the past and one most likely related to how Windows recognizes my monitors.

How do I get the three specific monitor selections back?

A:W10 Anniversary Multi-Monitor Wallpaper Issues

Originally Posted by djjamminjerry


I've lost the ability to specifically assign wallpapers throughout my three monitors after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. When rt clicking, the options for specific monitor assignments show up in triplicate.

The menu in the past would include "...Set for monitor 1, Set for monitor 2, Set for monitor 3" rather than all threes.
This removes the ability for my computer to show different wallpapers and is currently only able to show the same wallpapers in triplicate all screens.

I've tried reinstalling my video drivers and disconnecting/reconnecting my monitors with and without shutting down to no solution. This is an issue I've had repeatedly in the past and one most likely related to how Windows recognizes my monitors.

How do I get the three specific monitor selections back?



Hello @djjamminjerry, welcome to tenforums.com!

Make another selection because, according to your screenshot, it looks like you may have selected a 5760 X 1080, (triple monitor wallpaper), entry.

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I recently got a second monitor, and I am looking for some kind of software to help better manage multiple monitors. It's pretty obvious to me Windows doesn't come with much native "support" for this kind of stuff.

Anywho, the main thing I am looking for, is greater Snap functionality. With one screen, you can click and drag a window to the edge of the screen, and it snaps to one half, but on multiple monitors, only the outside edges work. It would be nice if there was a program which could act a little like google chrome's tab placement system, when you drag a new tab into a new window, you can hover over the edge of a screen, even if its an edge between another screen, and it pops up with the option to snap to that half of the screen. It would also be kind of nice to be able to snap to corners, allowing me to easily put say, explorer windows in all 4 corners of the screen, quickly and easily.

Secondly, it would be nice to have a taskbar on the second monitor, but it would be nice if I could chose to hide the task bar on the second monitor, while still having the taskbar on the first visible.

Different backgrounds would be nice, though this is just a "cool extra feature" in my mind.

I had a look around and found a few programs like Display Fusion, which can serve some of these purposes, but I would like some other opinions or experiences with these programs.

Thanks,
Tom

A:3rd party multi-monitor management program (Snap, taskbar, etc)

I've never had multiple monitors. But I can recommend a few of places to look.
Softpedia.com
Snapfiles.com
sourceforge.net

Also you can ask on this forum for recommendations.

The site has as goal promotion of donations to software developers but see the info there before you reject it due to lack of enthusiasm for parting with cash. The owner of the site, Mouser, is not one to exclude people due to lack of funds. See details there.

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So this is my problem, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 pro the other day, and when I was installing all my old software I was going to record with OBS (stream software) but my monitors seem to be mixed around and OBS is only going to record programs No.1 not No.2

Here are screen shots.
This is my Main monitor, but its classed as No.2 monitor.


This is my monitor that is at the right of me, witch somehow is set as monitor No.1 ...

thanks in advance for any help

regards,
Andrew

A:Windows setting wrong monitor as No.1 Monitor.

Unfortunately, you told us nothing about your computer or the graphics card you are using.

You might consider swapping cables.

Or preferably, check your card's own control panel menu. I have a NVIDIA card running two monitors, and within NVIDIA's control panel, I have the option to pick which monitor I want as Primary. This overrides any initial BIOS/Chipset setting. This can result in the initial boot splash screens, and booting into Safe Mode come up on the wrong monitor, but that is typically no big deal as all is sorted once full drivers are loaded when Windows fully boots.

If you are using AMD graphics, then you need to look in Catalyst Control Center.

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I have a setup with 6 monitors. Today my main monitor broke and I couldn't find a way to shut the PC down since I couldn't access the main desktop to get to the Start menu.

Is there a way to change which monitor is the main monitor without having access to the current main monitor?

A:How do I access my main monitor if broken in a multi-monitor setup?

Unplug that monitor and reboot? (power button)

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I have a problem with which monitor shows an activated program.

For some reason, I have had a very small number of programs that when activated, it displays on my TV screen (2nd. option) without selecting this to happen.

When this happens, I minimize the program and drag it to the computer monitor and that seems to take care of it. But I don't know why this is even happening.

Tthe program for activating PPS with Microsoft Office PowerPoint is one that I can not correct by dragging it to the computer monitor. The reason being, that there is no way the PPS program can be "minimized" so that I can drag it.

Can someone help please?

A:Program displays on wrong monitor

When the program is open on the 2nd monitor, drag it to the 1st monitor and then close the program. When you open the program again, it should now open on the first monitor.

Regards,
Golden

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I've got a program on my Vista machine that prints postage. When I confirm the postage, a window pops up.

No big deal, except it ALWAYS pops up on my primary monitor, regardless of whether I am using the program on monitor 1 (primary) or monitor 2. This is rather annoying.

This did not happen with my old computer in XP.

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

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

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

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I have an E3D420VX 3DTV at 1080p which I use as my main desktop plugged into my (sad) HD 5770 GPU. I also have an ASUS VK426 1080p for my second screen plugged into HDMI on MSI Z97 Gaming 7 mobo, using the latest Intel drivers from Intel Driver Update Utility. With Windows 7 it worked flawlessly, now I use Windows 8.1 and although I can see my mouse cursor clearly on the second screen all other visuals are totally borked. Can anyone help me fix this? I have the 5th episode of my youtube show due in 2 days! Could really use my second screen. Ugh!

Also, my GPU and Intel drivers are the latest for windows 8.1-64bit, and I did enable the integrated graphics in my bios and applied the full GB of ram to it as well, same as I did with Windows 7.
 

A:Windows 8.1 multi monitor

Still having problems?
 

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This is probably the most painful issue I have with Windows 10 right now (and likely previous versions as well, but I didn't have a multi-monitor setup back then).

The monitors I have are as follows:
3840x2160 (4K UHD) monitor with preferred DPI: 144 (150%)1920x1080 (Full HD) monitor with preferred DPI: 96 (100%)

Whenever one of these monitors are set as primary, all desktop applications displayed on the secondary monitor (doesn't matter which) has blurry text. Exceptions are the Windows Store Apps like Windows Store and Microsoft Edge, along with the Taskbar/Start Menu, the Taskbar/Start Menu settings screen, the Taskbar context menu, and the desktop context menu which passes the DPI test with flying colours, with crispy text on both monitors (occasionally a DPI switch bug gets in, but I can mostly ignore that). The problem is, as you can probably guess, is that >99% of the applications I use aren't Windows Store Apps.

Here are some screenshots. The "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" text is what the text should look like while the Visual Studio 2015 text is an example of the text most desktop apps get. The blurry image is what happens when the UHD monitor is not the primary monitor.
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Note: Both of these screenshots came from the 150% DPI monitor so it's best viewed at that (144) DPI level. The 96 DPI monitor is similarly affected.

Things I've already tried:
Reinstall the graphics driver (this was unhelpfully given by a Micr... Read more

A:Blurry text on secondary monitor in multi-resolution, multi-DPI setup

Hi Seally,

I have exactly the same problems and I am searching for a solution. I have noticed the problems after upgrading Windows 10 to TH2. But may be I havn't noticed the problems before :-)

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This is probably the most painful issue I have with Windows 10 right now (and likely previous versions as well, but I didn't have a multi-monitor setup back then).

The monitors I have are as follows:
3840x2160 (4K UHD) monitor with preferred DPI: 144 (150%)1920x1080 (Full HD) monitor with preferred DPI: 96 (100%)

Whenever one of these monitors are set as primary, all desktop applications displayed on the secondary monitor (doesn't matter which) has blurry text. Exceptions are the Windows Store Apps like Windows Store and Microsoft Edge, along with the Taskbar/Start Menu, the Taskbar/Start Menu settings screen, the Taskbar context menu, and the desktop context menu which passes the DPI test with flying colours, with crispy text on both monitors (occasionally a DPI switch bug gets in, but I can mostly ignore that). The problem is, as you can probably guess, is that >99% of the applications I use aren't Windows Store Apps.

Here are some screenshots. The "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" text is what the text should look like while the Visual Studio 2015 text is an example of the text most desktop apps get. The blurry image is what happens when the UHD monitor is not the primary monitor.
Attachment 48493Attachment 48494
Note: Both of these screenshots came from the 150% DPI monitor so it's best viewed at that (144) DPI level. The 96 DPI monitor is similarly affected.

Things I've already tried:
Reinstall the graphics driver (this was unhelpfully given by a Micr... Read more

A:Blurry text on secondary monitor in multi-resolution, multi-DPI setup

Hi Seally,

I have exactly the same problems and I am searching for a solution. I have noticed the problems after upgrading Windows 10 to TH2. But may be I havn't noticed the problems before :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are my system specs:

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

Thanks!

Djoulz.

A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

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

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

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

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

A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

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

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Can someone suggest me on how to blank screens for a multi-monitor setup?

I have used IOCTL_VIDEO_SET_OUTPUT_DEVICE_POWER_STATE for windows XP and it works just perfect for me. This has been deprecated in Windows 7. Is there something similar I can try for windows 7?

A:Multi-Monitor Blanking in Windows 7

Hi Sanj Gupta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I'm not sure if I underdstand you correctly. Here's instructions how to blank all displays with mouse click: Help - Screen Blanker Utility - Is there One ?

Kari

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Can someone suggest me on how to blank screens for a multi-monitor setup?

I have used IOCTL_VIDEO_SET_OUTPUT_DEVICE_POWER_STATE for windows XP and it works just perfect for me. This has been deprecated in Windows 7. Is there something similar I can try for windows 7?
 

A:Multi-Monitor Blanking in Windows 7

I did a bit of Google research (as I am sure you did as well) and found no joy. However another person,
Shishir Pardikar
Technology Strategist,
Citrix Systems Inc., [email protected]
seemed equally interested. Contacting him may help you.

That reference is from the web page http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/35605928/display-blanking-in-windows-7.aspx ).

Grats on your great work in Haiti!
 

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Has anyone been able to get RDP multi-monitor working in a Windows 7 Professional environment?  It seems kind of ridiculous to only have this functionality on Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions, especially when they give you the option in Windows
7 Professional.   I'm not interested in /span. 

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Hello all,

I read recently that upon release, windows 7 will have multi-monitor taskbar support, which I'm very excited about. Is anyone able to confirm this, as it seems that they were already shipping win7 when this news emerged.

If I can pin programs to one monitor or the other, and have 2 "show desktop" buttons, then I'll be a very happy man.

Links;

Microsoft talks multimonitor taskbar support in Windows 7 - Ars Technica

Windows 7 Tasksbar Multi-Monitor Support - KezNews.com

A:Windows 7 Multi-Monitor Taskbar - Confirmed?

It never happened

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I have my TV connected to HDMI and a small, old monitor connected to VGA on a Radeon 4600 video card. I have Kodi (multimedia player) set to open full screen when the default user account logs in and it does so on the main monitor which is my TV. I have the smaller, older monitor set up so I can still use the computer when someone is watching a movie on the TV. I have multi-monitor set to extend the desktop. But my problem is when I open a program it wants to default to opening on the main monitor and when I open a program from the second monitor, it opens behind Kodi on the main monitor (and I have to click and drag it over to the second monitor) - so I would like to switch the old VGA monitor to be the main monitor and the TV to be the second.

Is there a way I can force Kodi to open and stay on the second monitor once I make my TV the second monitor?

A:Forcing a program to open on the second monitor rather than the main

So I figured out how to make the old computer monitor the "main" display. Then I figured out that Kodi has a setting in the program to tell it to start on monitor #1 or #2. So Kodi is good to go. But if I specifically want a program to open on the TV that is not the main monitor, is there a way to do so?

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Dual monitor issues anyone? As of the latest check up Realtime has still neglected to release any newer version of the UltraMon program for use on the Windows 8 Release Preview. The May 4, 2012 PC World report explains how the alternative DisplayFusion program however does have an updated version available for what still lacks in 8 for multiple monitors.






DisplayFusion Relieves Windows 8's Multi-Monitor Headaches









By Jared Newman, PCWorld May 4, 2012 8:25 AM
Windows 8's support for multiple monitors is better than previous versions of the operating system, but it still needs improvement.

Although users can now run a taskbar through all of their screens in Windows 8, they can launch the Start menu only from one of them. And in the absence of a proper Start button, getting to that menu can be tricky because your cursor can spill onto the next screen over.

So, as with previous versions of Windows, third-party programs must fill the gap in Windows 8's lackluster multi-monitor support. DisplayFusion Pro, my favorite Windows multi-monitor software, just got an update to support Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and it eliminates the headaches caused by Microsoft's native software. The ?Pro? version costs $25 for one PC, or $35 for all computers in a home.

DisplayFusion brings a proper Start button to your secondary monitors in Windows 8, and lets you open a classic pop-up Start menu to launch applications within the m... Read more

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Just upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 7 Ultimate.

I'm having a couple of issues with the taskbar, and I was wondering if anyone else has had these issues, and knows how to fix them.

I use multiple monitors, and use multiple taskbars.

First issue: Program on 2nd monitor gets notification, and unhides taskbar (normal). This also seems to unhide my primary monitor's taskbar (not normal).

Second issue: When using auto-hide taskbar, fullscreen videos, such as HTML5/Flash the taskbar is still visible, and the video doesn't go on top. This does not occur when the auto-hide feature is disabled.

For what it's worth my installation is fully updated.

Pictured is an example of the second issue.

Thanks.

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Okay so i bought a new computer and a monitor and it says multi-monitor feature not enabled when i have everything plugged in and it shows that and doesn't show anything else. Just a black screen that says that PLEASE HELP.
 

A:Monitor Says "Multi-Monitor feature not enable"

where are you plugging in the monitor cable on the computer??
do u have onboard video ports AND a add in video card on the new computer??
 

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Some backstory: just one month ago, I started to think of what will be the other use of our TV and it's HDMI cable. When I cleaned out my PC, I noticed that my card has an HDMI port so something came into my mind; and after 2 weeks, I decided to use my TV for a larger monitor and it works fine. In the coming weekend, I'll work with 2 displays. I'll use the 32" (capable of 1080p) as the main monitor and my stock 20" as a side monitor. So I can still do things while doing other things? I may not be able to connect with my internet since the positioning of the modem and the TV is away from each other so I can't immediately ask for support nor receive it. Also, is it possible to have different backgrounds in each monitor? And another question: if there will be two displays (with different contents being shown from one another), will it mean that the GPU load will double? What programs will I use? Is there already a built in program?

Specs of GPU and the displays:
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (VGA, DVI and HDMI)
Stock 20" HP monitor
LG 32LF20FR 32" 1080p TV (from what I can remember, it's from 2009)

A:Setting up a multi-monitor display w/ a 20" HP monitor and a 32" LG TV

Hi there
the easiest way is to use WINDOWS + P and simply use the EXTEND option - then you can move things at will between the two monitors. Remember though the resolution will be that of the device having the SMALLEST resolution (not necessarily the smallest screen !!).

For different Backgrounds you could use the desktop program in the sysinternals suite - this gives up to 4 "Virtual desktops" that you can split out over the two monitors.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/s.../bb842062.aspx

Extract the DESKTOPS.EXE file - works on W8.1 too

Couple of Caveats with DESKTOPS.EXE though -- desktop version of IE only works from DESKTOP 1 - if you start IE again from desktop 2,3,4 then the windows are stacked up in desktop 1.

Charms etc only operate from primary desktop (desktop 1)

Toolbars, desktop icons etc all work correctly on each desktop with the exceptions outlined

Cheers
jimbo

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

Add'l info:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture of what I'm seeing:


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

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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Hi,
My windows 7 gives me wrong options to choose my monitor resolution.
Is there any way to instruct windows 7 to use an specific resolution that is not part of its “Screen Resolution” options?
Thank you,

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I have an office with dual monitors, when they try to print something, the dialog box for the printer shows up on the 2nd monitor, we really want to have it show up on the Primary monitor. I have tried to drag it over and close it, or try to click print on the primary monitor. No matter what I have tried it keeps showing up on the 2nd monitor. I am just curious if anyone has any ideas as to how to get it over to the primary monitor and make it show up there all the time.

Thanks.
 

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have just installed clean install of windows 7 dell studio 1749 with help from here. Anyone any idea what the PNP monitor is, should it not be Linda PC?? I will post my score in the correct thread. cant i just unistal it and then laptop will use linda's pc?
thanks

A:Monitor wrong one ?? windows 7 home 64 bit

Have you tried updating the drivers from the Device Manager? Also, did you install the latest GPU drivers available?

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Dear friend,

I am having some problems getting the correct driver for my LG Flatron W2243S monitor. I keep getting the windows php default monitor driver 6.1.7600.16385 (C\windows\system32\drivers\monitor.sys) instead of the correct LG driver 1.1.0.0 (somewhere in my programme files). I know this to be the correct driver as I have it running for another monitor on the same PCIe card.

Basically my set-up is one PCIe ATI Radeon HD3850 two montors: LG Flatron W2243S (wrong resolution) and W1942T (correct resolution). I also run a PCI ATI HD4500 with a HPw1907 monitor with no problems.
OS: Windows 7 *32MB. Quad Core Q8200 with 4GB RAM. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard.

Thank you for any help?

Like I say, I think that I just need to get the correct driver for this screen and disable the Win7 default.

Kind regards

Simon

A:Wrong driver for my LG monitor ~ windows default

have you tried downloading the driver to a space you can find it easily such as the desktop and installing it instead of trying to install from an update?

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

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

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

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

A:Dual monitor issues. One Sluggish monitor?

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

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I'm trying to use Firefox exclusively but am finding that certain web pages that use java script to open a new window in an existing window don't work (I think).

Also, one offline application that I use has a java applet which controls the searching of the help pages doesn't work with Mozilla Firefox.

Is there any download extension that I can load to rectify the problem or is it something else?

A:Firefox doesn't open certian windows

Have you downloaded and installed Java Runtime Environment?http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows.html#JavaThis should solve the problem.I applaud your decision to avoid IE.Regards,John

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i don't know if this is the right forum or not but:

the problem is recent and random folders when double clicking them windows makes the sound that they were opened but they are not open.

if i right click and open in new window the new window auto closes

programs like xnview are able to open the folders and so is cmd.exe just not explorer

A:Windows 7 Certian folders refuse to open

Hi log163 and Welcome.

My first ports of call if I was in your position would be:

Run sfc /scannow to check system file integrity.
Scan with my AV and an up to date Virus database of Malwarebytes' Free. in Safe Mode.
Restore to a point prior to this happening.

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Hi all,

I'm pretty up on hardware but have been asked to build a PC for my nephew and he's asked for something I know nowt about.....multi monitor setup..

What he wants is a dual monitor setup. That's fine, I can sort that. I know what I'm doing from that aspect. I've only ever built multi monitor setups for sound engineers before who are essentially using one desktop split across the screens.

My nephew however wants a seyup like this so he can play games on one monitor and have the internet / youtube on te other mon. Bearing in mind most games wont run in windowed mode...is this even possible? Or should I advise him to save his cash and just go for a single mon.

Ta

Peaker
 

A:Multi Monitor Help

Yes. Simply "Extend" the desktop onto the second screen. Should be the same as you have already done in the past. Games will on the primary screen, but the second screen can still be used for other applications. Just ensure you get a gpu with the port types needed for the monitors.
 

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Hey all,

I basically made an error in judgement when trying to adjust the resolution of my desktop monitor (using my laptop now...).

I'm in the display properties bit, select 'Display' under the Settings Tab, and select the second monitor (or graphics card, I think, as I don't HAVE a second montitor) and it shows a much higher resolution.

So... I click on that, adjust the resolution... but then for some reason select 'Extend my Windows Desktop onto this monitor' and round it off by selecting 'Use this Device as the Primary Monitor'.

Now, I can't actually see anything except my background. I have been able to drag files / folders across onto the screen from out of nowhere (the right hand side it seems). The trouble is, I can't bring up any menus or anything... No My Computer, No Recycle Bin, No Internet Explorer, No Display Menu (the key one) and No Folders or Start Menu / Task Bar.... nothing.

So guys... can anybody help resolve this, because I'm afraid that at the moment... My desktop computer is about useless, and my laptop... not ideal

Any help would be very, truly appreciated.

Thanks in advance Gents, all the best,

Toniy
 

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heyas, trying to get this to work under XP, but am having some problems

i got it to work in winme with no trouble at all, but in xp i get "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" on the second vid card

the pc's a lil old, sis6326agp is the main vid/s3trio64v is in a pci slot, setting the pci to be the main vid card start's up in xp, but then my agp gives the previous error "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

got the latest drivers for both.. any help would be appreciated

- Ki Shodar
 

A:multi monitor in xp

Is the AGP video on the motherboard or is it an add-on card?
 

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I have a widescreen monitor and a 5:4 monitor. I use the widescreen monitor as my primary monitor and for my XBOX 360. The problem is that When I unplug the widescreen to plug in the XBOX360, the 5:4 becomes the primary, and all of my settings for the widescreen are reset. Is there a program/way to force windows to keep the widescreen active even when it is disconnected?

Vista Ultimate
Radeon X1800 XT
Widescreen - Acer VGA monitor with DVI to VGA adapter
5:4 - Dell DVI monitor

A:Multi Monitor help

If you never installed monitor specific drivers and windows is using a generic driver, then that could cause your problem.
If you had the correct driver installed for the monitor it should save your info for when you plug it back in.
There is not a way to keep your second monitor from becoming the primary because the computer needs it and does this automatically to give you a display when the primary is unplugged.

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I have three monitors connected to my rig, 2 x 20" in portrait on the sides and a central 27" in landscape. For months I have been using this without issue, today however when I woke up the 'main display' (i.e. where the start button and taskbar is) has shifted to to the left display. Nothing I do will seem to fix this, Windows thinks the central monitor is still the main one according to the display settings. Restarting (the traditional fix for anything!) doesn't help.

Not sure what else to try!

A:Multi Monitor Setup

Could be a Windows Update caused the change, you might consider doing a System Restore back 2-3 days and see if this resolves it, if it does stop automatic installation of updates and set it to be asked then do them one at a time so you can find which one did it.

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problem has been fixed
 

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Greetings to anyone generous enough to hear my query!

I am using an ATI 3dRageIIc AGP card on WinXP, and decided it's time to add on the old ATI Mach64 (pci) i had on an older machine. This is not working and windows will not start both of them together:

-When my bios is configured to use the pci card as primary, only the pci-connected monitor lights up, and the Device Manager shows that both devices cannot start (the infamous "code 10") (both cards have the yellow exclamation mark next to them).
-When i change the bios to use the agp card as primary, the agp-connected monitor works but the other one doesn't. In this case, in the device manager the agp card IS working properly, but the pci one is not.

I have also tried putting the pci card on different slots. This does not change anything, apart from the fact that when the pci card is on slot #1, the bios ALWAYS boots up the pci card monitor.

I'm running the XP Pro on a PIII 866MHZ with 256MB ram. I also have the latest drivers insalled for both cards (that is, the ati site says that i should stick to the drivers that came with xp)

Thanks very much for your attention,
Brk.
 

A:Multi Monitor Atrocities

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums2.techguy.org/t123842/sd2ab6c814cd2f60010a669a65224962d.html
 

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I am trying to run 3 monitors off my Thinkpad and docking station 3 by lenovo. However, only two displays work at a single time and the third is detected but will not display anything. I have a Mini DP to DVI another DP to DVI and the standard AV for my setup - all the DP's are active. Is there something I am missing as to why all three displays are not working? Or does something need to be enabled?


Thanks!

A:Multi Monitor Set Up 3 Screens

Hi Strom, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I have never heard of a single GPU laptop capable to use more than two displays at any given time, docked or not. I for instance have a similar setup, an HP laptop with two external displays connected (VGA & HDMI). I can use a combination of any two displays but never all three at the same time.

Kari

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Im on a computer with one monitor I go to display and under settings i see 2 boxes, 1, and a greyed out 2. Does this mean I put in a second video card and it will work for multi-monitor display?
On my other computer, it doens't have the 2 boxes, and when i plugged in the video card it bisabled the onboard.

e39m5
 

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Hey
Since i Installed my nVidia drivers, my PC has been set to Multi-Monitor so some program open off screen and I can't see them.
I once re-installed the driver and managed to fix this problem with the setup, but now my PC has been upgraded and it's still in Multi-Monitor and re-installing to get to setup doesn't work anymore...

I'm using WinXP Pro with a GeForce 4 Graphics card (which is the driver which caused the problem when I installed it) but I think another nVidia component may be to blame... any suggestions?
Thanks!

A:Turn off Multi Monitor?

Try to open Nview and set it to a "Single Display". If the video card supports that feature...it's useally enabled when it's installed

Setting Instructions here...
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_8400.html

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I have a Latitude E5570 with a 2.6 GHz i5-6440-HQ and Intel Intergrated HD 530 graphics chipset. I run this off an E-Port Plus K09A base.

My question is, is this setup sufficient to run 2 4k monitors (via DisplayPort) for everyday tasks? Not heavy gaming or anything, just basic business functions with some possible streaming from a 4k camera (which is processed by the CPU not the GPU).

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Hi there,
I've searched a few threads, but they don't quite cover my situation.

I've a PC in a 'play room', in which I already have a plasma TV, but am planning to install a projector too. I will also have a home cinema amp in the mix.

I've a GeForce6800 card that offers DVI, VGA & S-Video output.

I'd like to be able to use any of the devices as a monitor, but likely in isolation - i.e. I'm happy if the same image is sent to all, as I'll only have one switched on at a time.

I've a lot of options, but I guess a couple of simple questions first :

1) If the plasma & projector all take DVI, VGA & S-Video inputs - which offers the best quality?

2) The nVidia site says that I need to connect the S-Video directly to the TV, as going via my AV receiver will prevent the card from detecting the TV. As it would be handy to go via the amp, can you go direct for setup, but then switch to via the receiver for usage?

3) the guidance seems to be that whichever ports you use, you can only drive 2 monitors - correct?

4) There are conflicting opinions about whether splitters cause degradation - I can see that for the analogue outputs - but not the DVI? (Cable runs : card to TV/Amp ~3m; card to PJ ~12m)

The answers to the above will change my thinking, but some options are :

a) DVI to monitor; S-Video to AV receiver, then from it to TV & PJ (up-converted to component )

b) VGA to monitor; use a DVI splitter to TV &... Read more

A:Multi-monitor options?

1). DVI will give you the clearest picture, most noticable for text.

2). Don't know but it makes sense the amp could prevent TV detection.

3). I believe thats true for standard cards.

4). My understanding is that there is degration for both types of signals. Its suppose to be around 15 meters for DVI, but thats using quality shielded cable. So you should be fine with 12m or 15m runs.

I think b) would give the best results or DVI for all three devices.
 

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