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Q: Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

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

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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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Greetings,

We have three medical clinics and the front desk staff float from clinic to clinic depending on their schedule.

I only started here a few months ago and I am working on upgrading their Dell xp systems to Windows 7 systems.

The problem begins to crop up when say a user named Sally will come in and sit down at this system for the first time.. Well, she needs to login, click on outlook icon, let it find her exchange PST and copy settings to her user profile, then she launches the application for the scanner that she uses to scan in ID's and insurance cards for every patient coming in.. The scanner is set to default settings and needs to be tweaked on color depth and double sided, etc.. Then after that, she needs to launch her Medical EMR application.. and then choose various options in the citrix client, ..

TL;DR - Each user needs to spend 20 minutes resetting the defaults at this updated system.

Well this is fine except, I am planning on updating 2 front desk systems at each clinic, the user Sally will need to do all these things EACH time she finds herself sitting down at a system I just swapped out the previous evening.

My thought is this, put a single system down in one clinic and let it sit a week giving most of the float users a chance to work on it for a day, setting all of their preferences etc.

Once I get a bunch of them with user profiles on the local drive, grab an image of that drive and just deploy that to each system I roll out..

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A:Multiple users on multiple win7-64 systems.. Easy way to clone one?

If Sally logs onto the computer with her name it should have all her preferences saved do you have a separate account setup for every user, maybe if you setup the account as admin to begin with then after everything is setup the way she likes remove the admin privilege and do the same for all users

look at this tutorial on Seven Forums
User Account - Create

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Hi,
My first post here.

My question is about how I can set permissions for the users on a network of 3 x computers that all have Windows 7 Home edition to share folders.

Here?s what I?ve got. Three computers, each have 2 x users. The 2 users are 1 x Manager (Admin rights) and 1 x employee (User rights). On one of the computers I have folders which I?d like to share (read / write) with the managers, whilst there are only a few that I?d like to share with the employees.

So basically I have all business data stored on ?PC1? and I want the manager login on PC2 and PC3 to be able to view these folders. Restricted access for the employees.

Is there anyway I can do this ? I?ve been looking at Homegroups / Workgroups, but it seems I can either share with everyone or no-one.

If this is not possible, is there something I can do with an external hard drive or something else ? Or maybe I need a plan B ?

As a compromise, I?d be prepared to do ?plan B?.

Plan B would be:

PC1 has only 1 x user (Manager) and has all the data for the business in several folders.

PC2 has only 1 x user (Manager) and has access to ALL the folders on PC1

PC3 has only 1 user (Employee) and has access to a limited number of folders on PC1.

How would I plan B ?

Thanks in advance,

Graeme

A:File Sharing and restricting between multiple users on multiple PC's

I'm not so sure about this working with Windows Home version because it's limited in certain areas like creating a Homegroup though it can join a Homegroup.

Here is the deal on separate shares for particular users. You need to add those users as standard accounts on which ever machine you need to set up the special shares for.

Once you add them to your machine as a standard user they will show up on the Share With list in the Homegroup permissions settings, at that point you can add them them and adjust the permissions as desired. It's really as simple as that.

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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?

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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Hey guys thanks for reading this post.

For work, I run software that can only be opened a single time on a computer - no way around it - however, on my Windows 8 computer, I figured out that I can open the software on different user accounts on the same computer, and the software runs perfectly on the 3 accounts simultaneously when it is activated.

I am very annoyed by having to switch back and forth between three user profiles dozens of times a day to check up on the software and errors, so my big question is:

Say my main user profile is "Joe" and my second profile is "Bob" and my third profile is "Teddy", is there any way I can have one of my monitors always display Joe's screen/activity, while another monitor always display Bob's screen/activity, and my third monitor always display Teddy's screen/activity - essentially I have three user profiles running simultaneously at all times, and I want to see each of them individually on my three screens.

(These user profiles on the same computer of course, again just hate switching back and forth.)

Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Jay

A:HELP PLEASE - Multiple Users and Multiple Screens Question

Hello Jay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might consider using a virtual machine instead. This way you could have the program running in each separate virtual machine, and be able to view them as separate opened windows from within your account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'd like to set two different home page tabs to come up in IE7 when our users open up the their browser. We can't figure out how to make the home page settings work for anybody who logs onto the computer.

Is there somewhere in the registry and allows a person to do that?

The only thing I have seen in the registry for default home pages will only allow us to set one home page.

A:Multiple Home Pages for multiple users

I think I understand your question. Load Internet Explorer 7, then click on Tools, and then Internet Options.

In the General tab there is a big box at the top for Home page settings. As the instructions say, "To create home page tabs, type each address on its own line".

So if you want Google and Yahoo to open when you first load Internet Explorer 7, you need to type this in the box:

http://www.google.com/
http://www.yahoo.com/

I hope this helps.

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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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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 multiple users on a windows xp computer using IE6.00, and having downloaded and installed sp2. I use spybot S&D and ad award to keep the computer running, but I've now lost the ability to load ad aware (starts to initilaize and then stops, I've removed and downloaded another version several times to no avail). Other programs are hanigng up periodically...aol particularly. I ran Hijack This, and can tell I have problems. Can you help?Hijack this log--Micro1Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 10:58:09 AM, on 1/6/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\Citrix�... Read more

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
 
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
 
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
 
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!
 

A:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
 
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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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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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 computers and only one monitor and wanted to know if there was some way to use a splitter of some kind to switch back and forth without unhooking anything

A:Multiple Monitors

Hi drew.A switch box like this one would be the best solution. You don't get signal degradation with them.When buying a switchbox you need to be sure it is compatable with your monitor connection types.You will also find some that require a power source. The above one does not.

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I have a K3 series desktop. It only has one VGA port which I use for the main monitor. I wanted to add another one so I bought a VGA adaptor. When I installed a new monitor I got a screen and I could move sessions to it but the desktop did not recognize the new monitor. I couldn't change the resolution which was so low the text was very big and I couldn't use it that way. Has anyone else had this problem? I used an adaptor that I bought at Best Buy. They told me that the setting needed to be adjusted. I called  Intel and they said that they could not help because it might be a custom setting for Lenovo.  Lenovo support said they do not help with this system any longer. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?Thank youSandra  

A:K3 multiple monitors

what gfx card did you get?are both monitors plugged into the new gfx card?have you installed the gfx card drivers for your model?hold windows key on keyboard and press p twice and this should select duplicate monitor (both should look the same) for testing atm

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Hi,
I have a Radeon HD 5570 1GB which has display port, hdmi & dvi port. I would like to connect 3 monitors but this video card only supports 2 monitors. What is cheapest & simplest way to provision the 3rd monitor to extend desktop? Could I add ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB as a 2nd card? Will this work no problem for sure? Connect any monitor to the 2nd card? Need dissplay port adapter? Any config required?
 

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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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Ok i have two monitors and i was wondering how do i make both work as if they were one large monitor
 

A:How do i set up multiple monitors?

You have to have a graphics card which has two outputs compatible with both monitors. Just take a look at the connectors on the monitors. To see If you have DVI or VGA
Then look behind your computer to see if you have two outputs that match up. If so, great! you can configure the settings by right clicking on the desktop and going to the graphics card configuration window. If your graphics card doesn't have the supported output you would need a new one before you could have dual monitors.
 

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is it possible to setup my tv to monitor status if i install another graphics card from another computer or do i need to get some kind of adapter to link my pc to monitor and tv. I can use either at the moment but want to have connection to both all the time
 

A:multiple monitors

You need a video card with two outputs or use two video cards. If you use two cards, you should use cards of the same brand (ie: ATI or nVidia).

With that said, it also depends on the TV and the type of inputs that it supports. You then need a card with an output that matches the TV input (ie: HDMI, DVI, VGA, etc.)
 

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I currently operate a Video monitoring central station. I have 10 individual PC's. Each PC utilizes its OnBoard Video slot for 1 monitor, as well as 2 additional PCI video cards. Each Video card has 2 monitor outputs for a grand total of 5 monitors per PC.

Recently I have come across multiple GPU's with 3 monitor output slots/types

My question is: Is there anything stopping me from adding more monitors/GPU's to each PC?
- Would a PC with ample processing power, and RAM run... say 8 monitors?? 10 monitors??
- Does the OS limit the number of monitors that can be run off one machine???
- Is Windows 7 any better in this scenario than windows XP??

Most info I've found on the topic is the opposite of my purpose: using multiple video cards simultaneously for gaming (1 monitor). I simply want to load a MoBo with GPU's and have the ability to bring up 8-10 instances of Internet explorer (1 per monitor)

Any Insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Multiple Monitors

Well as far as I know I don;t think there is any limit to how many monitors windows can support or at least if therei s its probably some very high number. I remember seeing people using Many MANY monitors for a Flight Simulator game.

Anyways if you do plan on getting one of these higher end video cards with multiple video outputs Make sure your powersupply can handle the extra load of these higher end video cards. Sure the pci cards your currently using may not use much power but these new ones are PCI-Express and are higher end gaming type video cards (from what I remember) and usually require more power and proper cooling.
 

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Good Morning Guys

Please help me. I want a way of connecting 5 monitors in one computer. Each monitor must able to display a unique application. In other words all 5 monitors will display different application. Secondly I want to navigate to all this monitors using a one keyboard and one mouse.

Yours Sincerely
Mdima
 

A:Multiple Monitors

Welcome to TSG,

I've edited your title to give it a useful title.

You should look in to an AMD Radeon Eyefinity card or a Matrox card with 5 or more outputs.

Here's some examples:
http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/products/reader.en/product/radeon-hd-7870-eyefinity-6.html?page=6
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/5870_Eyefinity_66S2GD5/
http://www.sapphirepgs.com/featurepage.asp?IDno=18&lang=eng
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/graphics_cards/m_series/m9188pciex16/?productTabs=1

You can get DisplayPort to any type of connector to connect each of the 5 monitors.
You can also use multiple cards, you could use an existing card and add a second card to get more monitors.
 

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Having trouble keeping a secondary monitor 'alive' after it comes on, then dies when Windows starts up.
Have done a trouble shoot but cannot access a number of the categories, supposedly in Control Panel, which come up in the troubleshooter. ie: the double screen window doesn't show under 'Display' options.
The machine I'm having this problem with is using Windows XP Home edition.
This machine I'm using right now has Windows XP Professional edition and this dialog window shows under 'Display'.
[Whether it will actually support a second monitor or not, I'm not sure! Haven't tried this one yet.]

Further info - the problem m/c does have a dual video card, and the secondary monitor works initially, but as soon as the Welcome screen comes on, it dies. Maddening!

Any one have any ideas?

mjbyyz (John B). 100426-22:59EDT
 

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hey guyz, i think i got a simple problem but its difficult for me figure it out, my ATI graphics card's got a multiple monitor function which i'm battling to turn it off.. . i dnt want to uninstall the drivers and card (too much of a hustle) any ideas?
 

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Hello,
I am not very good at computers. I am trying to hook up a second monitor to my desktop. I used a VGA splitter and now I get the same picture on both screens. I want to extend it so I can use different windows between the two screens. Please advise. I suspect that I have to buy something, but I don't know what.

My computer is a :
Dell Dimension E310

My display adapter is :
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

What else do you need to know? And you might have to tell me how to find it because all I know how to do is go to control panel and click display.

Thanks,
Sam
 

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I have just purchased an ACER 1916W monitor. I am running Windows XP, and have downloaded all the appropriate drivers for the monitor.I am trying to set up multiple monitors. I can set up my monitors to where I can drag from on monitor to the other. Though I want have the ACER monitor display to display exactly what I am seeing on my laptop display. That way I can just tuck my laptop up under the monitor shelf, and use another keyboard so I will have desk space. I have spent at least a day trying to work it myself and trying to talk to a tech from acer, but no luck. Also I was reading somthing about a cloned display, and it look like you may need some additional software. Though I am unsure. well anyhelp would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.

Donnell Kennerly
 

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

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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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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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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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I need help installing two monitors on my computer
 

A:Multiple monitors

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

How far have you gotten so far?
 

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Hi all,

I am wondering if there is a reasonably simple and cheap way to run multiple monitors off a single computer.

What I want to do is have the computer with a monitor that is being used by the person using the computer, and then have several monitors showing different slideshows, but running off the same computer.

Thanks,
Michael
 

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Hello. I am new here.

Have a question regarding using multiple monitors for display purposes, while using my laptop & its monitor to perform other app's.

Example: I photograph sporting events. I download my compact flash to my pc. I then do a quick batch enhancement on the photo's I just downloaded. Then I would like to name folders to upload to viewing station monitors. I would like to be able to use multiple monitors for displaying my photographs, at the same time still being able to use the pc for additional downloads and batch enhancements before uploading to additional folders for the viewing station monitors.

Do I need additional software/hardware? And "how do I" set this up? All input is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to email me regarding this question.

Steve
 

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I was talking with someone the other day and they mentioned the possibility of using mulitple monitors on one computer. This would be an excellent solution for the kind of work I do. My question is around how to set that up. I'd like to do this with my laptop if possible.

Thanks,

Campsb
 

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Hi, I want to use three monitors, one laptop screen and two external screens. I have connected the screens in two ways. VGA + DisplayPort to HDMIWith this setup, two monitors do work. When I try to add a third monitor (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution) and click OK, Windows gives the following message: "Unable to save display settings". Wether I enable the laptop screen with an external screen or two external screens does not matter. It just cannot handle three screens. Microsoft says: "This issue occurs because some laptop graphic adapters only support two displays at one time. When you attempt to configure the display settings to use a third monitor on a laptop that supports only two monitors, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will check the hardware to confirm compatibility, then display the error message." But the hardware does support three monitors... VGA + DisplayPort to VGA adapter (to VGA of course)When i connect the screens like this, alle screens are working. The only problem is that when I set the resolution of the screen attached to the DisplayPort (to VGA adapter) to 1920 x 1080, the screen starts to flicker. When I put  the resolution to 1600 x 900 the screen works just fine. This is not a big problem, but when you buy a 27 inch Full HD screen you want to use it to it full capibility as you can imagine.   I read something abo... Read more

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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

A:Multiple Monitors

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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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I have a HP Pavilion g4 running Windows 8.
I have the capability to add 1 monitor
However I would like to add 1 more monitor, so iii have 3 active working at onetime.
What Hardware and Software do I need to do this? Thanks
 

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Have a question for those using more than one monitor. How does this help productivity? And what do you use such a setup for?

A:Why multiple monitors?

You can drag programs over to the other screen and it basically makes your screen bigger.

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Greetings all!
I have the following issue I need assistance in resolving.
I currently have my Syncmaster 2033 as my primary viewing screen.
I'm able to use a Sharp Aquos independantly to view Hi def, provided I have the syncmaster disconnected! That is I cannot have both connected, the syncmaster connect6ed via dvi connection and the Aquos connected by HDMI connection.
When I start my system the syncmaster displays the windows logo but then goes dark and the Aquos lights up and is the main view screen while the sysncmaster is dark.
So how can I use multiple monitors?
My specs are updated on the bottom left and I have downloaded the latest ATI catalyst drivers.

Regards,
Adrian

A:Multiple Monitors

The monitor have a VGA connection? If so try it with that instead of the DVI connection. Problem is as I understand it is that both the DVI and HDMI connections can't be used at the same time. Don't remember where I saw it but has something to do with using two digital connections at the same time (and how the RAMDAC's handle it), but works fine with the VGA and HDMI.

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Hi all

First post ever to a computer forum

I have a new computer and I am planning to output to on or more of three monitors including a 42 inch TV

I have an ATI 5770 GPU

The output will be identical on the different displays

Stupid question - does the output to multiple monitors slow the performance? If so it there a way to activate only the monitor or monitors that I will be using?

Thanks

Will

A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to SevenForums! You made the right decision posting here.

If you have a compatible video card, you will have no trouble using dual monitors. Performance impact will be slight, unnoticeable unless you are trying to game that way.

Yes, you can disable any monitors you do not use. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen Resolution. YOu can go from there.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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Is it possible to connect to separate monitors with HDMI-DVI connection cables?  Is the HP capable of handling multiple attached monitors?  If so, do you need to purchase a HDMI splitter?

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Hi everyone,Just got a M92P with a ATI HD7450 video card which Lenovo sales told me would support 4 monitors.  The card only has a DVI and a DisplayPort. There is a DP connections on the motherboard as well. Any ideas how to go about getting 3 monitors connected?Thanks













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This thread may be of assistance:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/M91p-3-amp-4-monitor-support/m-p/639705#... I'm using a passive DP adapter (to DVI) off the motherboard.  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/DisplayPort-to-DVI-on-M91p/m-p/752491#M8...Let us know.

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Can I set up more than two monitors in Windows 10 on my HP Pavillion desktop? 

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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.

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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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Hi, I'm new here so I apologize if I posted this in the wrong section.

I have 2 monitors and one TV connected to my Win7 desktop. I was wondering if there's a gadget or something to facilitate the process of changing my display as my current video card only supports 2 screens at once. I use my 2 monitors most of the time, but whenever I want to watch a movie its a hassle to disable my secondary monitor to enable my TV. If there's anything that will make this process quicker, please let me know.

Thank you.

A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to Seven Forums johnnyc418. A monitor switch box can be used to share 2 monitors with one PC (basically what you need to do). They will likely need to use the same type of output (VGA, or DVI). Have a google for Monitor Switch Box, and you will find many choices and price ranges. A Guy

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I would like to set up dual monitors for my desktop. Is it possible to use the video card on the motherboard (vga) for one monitor and my dedicated card (hdmi) for then second?
 

A:Multiple monitors?

In most cases when a graphic card is installed, the integrated graphic device is automatically disabled.

A detailed description of that graphic card and what type connection ports it has would be helpful.

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