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Q: Dual Monitors

Hello,

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

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

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

any suggestions?

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A: Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

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

thanks!

A:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

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

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Can anyone please tell me how to set up another monitor to work with my laptop computer? I've made a little progress, HOWEVER...

I would then like to open my Excel Workbook that has 2 sheets. One sheet is constant data input into various columns using my laptop. In the second sheet, I have formulas which constantly updates the data within a formatted table that I would like displayed onto the external monitor.

My project is to hook the laptop monitor into an overhead flat screen tv using HDMI cable. Then, while sitting in a corner with my laptop entering data, the results would be constantly updated for the audience to see.

Thanks...

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Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly

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I have had a hd4350 card installed to me compaq but for some reason I have a my desktop on both monitors, When I go to my display settings it is only showing 1 monitor, has anyone any ideas for an irate computer idiot ?

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Welcome here is some information on dual monitors.
Work and play better with multiple monitors
http://www.ehow.com/how_5960696_setu...computers.html

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Hi all,

I'd like to run 3 DUAL monitors on my computer.

I used to use integrated graphics on my computer until recently, where i started using a video card
My video card has 2 outputs, so i can (have) two dual monitors right now.

I read in a article that when I plug in a new video card, the integrated graphics is disabled.
is there anyway i can enable the integrated graphics WITH the video card so i can have THREE dual monitors??

I have a AMD Athlon XP disc, with ATI Radeon 9550.

Thanks!!

A:3 Dual Monitors

Let's think about this. Three dual monitors equal 6 monitors. Welcome!

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okay. not really much of a problem but would like for this to happen;

I want monitor 1 to have the task mannager and
Monitor two to have every thing else a main monitor has.

trying to get programs to pop up n run from monitor 2.
mainly trying to get WoW on monitor 2 and still be able to see my task mannager from monitor 1... n speedfan (ftw).



thanks in advance :D

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im working w/ 32bit vista prem

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I cannot get my computer to detect the second monitor and both screens show the exact same thing. It does not act as an extended screen. I have an older HP---not sure which model and I am running Windows 7. Please help..my new job is depending on it.

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hi, i'm trying to do either one of two things, both of which have the same end problem, i want to do dual monitor on my win 7 desktop, so, i have two choices, a regular (and outdated) monitor, or a new win vista laptop. I'm trying to get the pc to recognize one or both secondary monitors, and it will for a second, then beeps, flashes the screen, and says there's only one, beeps again, flashes, says there's two, repeats.

I don't know if it's the software or the hardware but it DOES see them but then says it doesn't, so i dunno. any ideas?

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"One or both secondary monitors" ?

Vista laptop as a second monitor?

How many actual monitors do you have? Not including the one on the laptop.

If the laptop has a video IN port, what type is it?

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i can't get my screen savers to run on both of my monitors like the 3d ones. only one 3d screen saver will work at a time. i have a radeon 32 mb vid card and the built in i think 4 mb card ...
 

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I have dual monitors installed on a computer at work. I have been trying to get the monitors to work together. The right monitor is working like a dream and the other one just sits there with no picture. The computer will find the monitor thats not working but the computer cannot identify it. All that I have been trying to do is extend the screen to both monitors for use. I have tried switching cables, switching video cards and nothing really seems to work. My next guess was to go into the registry, but figured i would see if I could get a reply faster here. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

A:Dual Monitors?

Would help to know the make and model of the monitors, how they are each connected, and to what video card they are connected to.

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Hey All,

I just got a second monitor, and I want to be able to play a game on one, and watch a movie on the other, both using full screen. They are running off the same GFX card (8800GT) - when I open the game, the movie when running in full screen pans to the side on the second monitor and black, so I see half black screen and half desktop background, but I still hear the movie playing, when the movie is running in windowed mode and I open the game, the video just turns black, but with sound.

So how can I fix this? My PC is pretty good and should run fine, I dont know whether this is a config problem or what..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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i have an HP Pavilion 21 and I would like to use an HP Pavilion 27xw monitor as a dual monitor.  The monitor comes with an HDMI cable however the computer does not have an HDMI plug.  How do I accomplish using the monitor as a dual monitor? Thanks!

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What I want to do, is have a single display stretched through two 1280.1024 DELL monitors, here is a diagram of my setup done roughly in paint lol
 

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I Have an NVidia GeForce 7200 Video Card but I'm not able to use the VGA & SVideo outputs at the same time. Can I they both be used at the same time??

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Most likely, but it can vary by make and model of the video card.

What are your actual symptoms?

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hi anybody running dual monitors with ati graphics cards having trouble with the display driver not responding on a regular basis
I have read elsewhere that its a common problem that hasn't been resolved as yet

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runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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Hello everyone... I have grown very impatient while attempting to setup a second monitor to my computer. I have a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and I have read that they are capable of running 2 monitors. I need to run 2 monitors in order to keep up with more online poker tables... The sooner the better.
My video card has the 24 pin slot, and the 15 pin slot on the back of the video card. I have bought cords/connectors so that both monitors are hooked up through seperarate cords... VGA/DVI? :-D Anyway...I figured that I could just hook both of them up and restart...

When I go to properties/display my computer only picks up one monitor... Please help me.

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Maybe you have to go through a NVidia software, or maybe a NVidia wizard? I would think that if you installed the drivers AND the NVidia software what there would be an option somewhere to enable this.

BMR777

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i got a new graphics card its Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5, Dust-proof Fan)

it only has 1 slot to fit in a monitor cable into it.. so does that mean i cant have dual monitors? or is there some way i can have dual monitors?
 

A:how can i get Dual monitors

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so hello again

basicaly
i have two monitors, one im using right now
unknown make 1440x900 60hz max
and my older monitor is a sony 1280x1024 max i think 70hz refresh rate? not sure.
i would like to use both, my main concern is what wire to buy, i cant afford to waste my money tbh i would like to know if anyone can help me before i go buyin anything

system specs are

1.8 ghz amd sempron 3000+
nvidia geforce 8600 gt
windows xp sp3
about 2 gig ram
plenty of hdd space

halp plz?

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How does the end of your graphics card look like compared to these pic?

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

A:Dual Monitors

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

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Hi

I have a windows xp laptop hooked up to another monitor via a vga output.

MY laptop is an old dell with nothing but an integrated intel graphics card.

I would like to have an extra monitor and take my laptop off my desk. So one laptop with an extended desktop over two montiors

Is this possible?

the laptop has an s-video output. Is there a cable converter i can get to enable output to a second vga monitor?

Thanks!
 

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I have problem with my new pc when im trying to use 2 monitors. on my old pc i could use 2 monitors and have discord, steam, stream on the second and i could still play games on my main. But on this new, as fast as i drag something over i feel laggy on my main like the hz drops from 144 or something else. I dont know where the problem comes from.
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Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16300 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, -1 Mb
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I guess this is a simple question folks, but I would like to use a dual monitor system on my PC, as I have a spare monitor.

During my days work, I am planning to use one monitor, for example running MS Excel as a database and the other MS Word.

If I am using my only keyboard for Excel how can I switch to Word and start typing in Word?

Would it be just a simple question of moving my mouse over to the other program and type?

Thanks
 

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I would like to eventually do a dual monitor set up.

I have this video card EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card I wanted to know if I need a different video card and whatever else I may need.

Thanks
 

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you should be able to run dual monitors with this card, your card will come dvi converters if your monitors are old, but im assuming you're going lcd. You should be fine.
 

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I have 2 monitors hooked up to one tower with a VGA splitter and in the resolution settings it only shows the one monitor and it does not detect the 2nd?

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ive just installed dual monitors via a vga dvi graphics card everything is ok except when i click n drag a webpage it wont let me

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will it let you click and drag other programs when you have them open or is it just the browser that will not drag.
its been a few years since i played with using 2 monitors ,but i do remember having to use special software to use other monitor for more than just stretching the desktop over the two monitors.
like the ones in the google search results .
http://www.google.ca/search?q=duel+monitor+software+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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Can anyone confirm that the P72 can output (via display port or usb c) to dual 4k monitors?  As far as I can tell it should since it meets the display port 1.4 standard, but want to confirm, or make sure it doesn't need specific processor or graphics card.

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Well, problem solved by NOT USING the Nvidia control panel, just the plane jane windows controls work fine, they see the seperate monitor as not capable as the NEC's resolution, allow me do dial it down to an appropriate rez and keep the NEC nice and sharp. Go figure, would have thought that the card's control panel software would be better than Windows, but no. Solved.

I just built a PC, which I have done before several times, including a PC back 5 years ago with dual monitors - in which I did not have the problem I am having now.

I have a good new Nvidia 256mb card with both DVI and standard outputs. I am trying to use my old 15" monitor with a nice professional NEC monitor (nice one on the DVI). The secondary monitor I want to be a place for pallets in photoshop or just to keep a web browser open. I.E. it doesn't have to be fancy, just functional. The problem, however is the the Nvidia control panel really reduces the resolution of my primary monitor significantly when I try to use the 2nd monitor. Both the aspect ratio and all-over resolution are "ruined" on the good NEC. I was told that this would not occur by the salesperson on this card, that it was capable of handling 2 high-res monitors. When mixing my good and the old monitor, however, it seems to be defaulting to the lower res monitor (even when I make the good NEC the primary screen).

I don't want to, but am I going to have to get another video card? Is there some other 3rd pa... Read more

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Hey team

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

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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To run 2 monitors, as an extended desktop and not just a clone, can you simply just use a cable such as this

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/BELMK021

or do you have to use like 2 graphics cards??
 

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Not really dual monitors. 22inch LG monitor, and 50 inch plasma tv.
I have a new HP HPE-150F, with an Nvidia 230GT video card.
What I would like to be able to do is watch a movie, with media player, on the tv, using the hdmi port on the back of the computer, while still allowing my wife to use the computer, on the monitor using the digital connection.
Is this possible?
The computer has the power to run both, but can't find how to set it up.
Thanks in advance.
Windows 7 home premium,
Core i7 860
8gb ram
 

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Have you tried the Windows Media Center that comes with Win7 (and Vista) but improved with W7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center

+ a review here:

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/07/27/windows-7-media-center-review/

Good luck
Ray
 

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hey, just wondering how you can plug two monitors into one computer, i have a Radion 9800 graphics card with S-Video out, a high definition graphics port and standard blue port. and a few monitors all without high-definition plugs. i may be able to get a hold of a plug that converts a high definition port to a standard monitor port. if i do this will i be able to plug in the two monitors and get dual monitors? or will it not work because you cant combine a high definition monitor with a standard one. or is there some sort of other adapter i could get (i would prefer to not halft to buy a new graphics card or a second graphics card)
 

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16228 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (840 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97N-WIFI
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/GA-Z97N-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp and
So I know this motherboard has an onboard video card can another video card be added so I can run dual monitors?
 

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Hello I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 72 running Windows 8. I have just installed a Radeon HD5450 Dual Head Graphics card but can not get the monitors to work, so that I can have more than one programme open on each monitor.
 

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welcome to TSG. What is on the display? Is it blank, or is it just extended?
 

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I didn't know where to put this thread, but I run Vista, so here it goes.

I am going to get Dual Monitors, and I currenlty have a 19 Inch Fullscreen LCD, so I wasn to get another 19 LCD, but Widescreen are cheaper than Fullscreen.

So, my question, will it work to have dual monitors, one fullscreen and one widescreen??
Thanks for your help.

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Hi,

If you Graphics card allows either 2 VGA or VGA and DVI or 2 DVI connectors then yes it will work fine.

Jay

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hi everyone. I have a new laptop with 8.1 as an os. It is okay. I am trying to get xbox video tile to go to the second monitor.
I know I can duplicate the displays, but I would like to watch the video on my tv which is the 2nd monitor. Can one metro tile be moved to another display? Any assistance will be helpful. Thank you. deanie44

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I am having some "detection" issues with my KVM switch on a Windows 7 machine.

As you can see in the above diagram, PC 1 has two monitors connected to it. One coming off of the KVM (monitor 1) and one coming straight from the computer. (Monitor 2)

Now whenever I switch to PC 2 and back to PC 1, Monitor 2 goes dead and I have to re detect in Windows. Is there any way to get it to automatically re-detect after I switch back to PC 1?
 

A:KVM + Dual Monitors

The issue is caused by that the KVM did not support DDC/EDID communication check/feeding between connected system and console monitor. You can either find KVM switch support FULL-TIME All DDC/EDID or just put a VGA-EDID emulator between PC1 and the TK-207K.

Rex
 

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

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

Many thanks!
 

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Ok i want 2 monitors on 1 desktop 1 is envision and the other one is acer i plug in the acer and it dose not detect the acer monitor is there any way i can get it recognizable ?

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I was looking at the Vista help files and it says to use the keyboard shortcut that turns on monitors to get to the New Display Detected dialogue box to set up the undetected display. I guess you'll have to figure out what that is. It say that FN + F5 combination typically works on mobile pcs. You might give that a try.

Are you plugging into a graphics card? Does anything at all happen when you plug in the monitor, e.g., does Windows tell you it doesn't recognize the device.

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Hello. I cannot get a dual monitor setup to work for the life of me. I've made a LITTLE progress though by tweaking the BIOS to load from the Mobo VGA port first on boot, but now the second monitor just stays lit up with the windows 10 logo and nothing else, while the first still works just fine. Windows will not detect the second monitor, nor will extending it on the projector settings work. The main monitor is plugged into DVI on an old ATI Radeon HD 7700 Series card. Forget the exact model and that. I believe it's an H.I.S. Radeon. But I'm going through all the options and i'm scratching my head here. help would be appreciated.

EDIT The Radeon card I have only supports one DVI connection and one HDMI. Both monitors I have are VGA/DVI.

A:Need help with dual monitors

I'll happily be wrong, but I don't believe you can run one from the mobo and one from the video card together.

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

Then get an HDMI/DVI adapter so you can run the second monitor off the card with the first.

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I have a dell dimension 2300 computer that has on board video. I have installed a pci ati all in wonder 128 pro video card. I am wondering if both video outputs can be used to run two monitors. I can go to the device manager and under displays it shows the ati as enabled and the on board disabled. I have enabled both cards and then chickened out, not knowing if I would be able to get it to work again. If I hook up the second monitor and enable the on board graphics are all kinds of bad things going to happen.
 

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Should work fine but you are asking that little 2300 to work harder.
 

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Gentlemen,

I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit Home blah, blah, blah, with a NVIDIA GEForce 6150 graphics card.

I have 2 monitors, but believe I need to purchase another video/graphics card.

Anyone smarter than me out there (that was meant to be self depricating), that could recommend a plain jain, cheap graphics card so I can hook up my second monitor? I'm not into gaming, just love having two monitors at work, and once you have two, you can't handle one, right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Dual Monitors

TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

would do the trick quite nicely, seeing as gaming is not a concern.

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop and external flat LCD Samsung 22"

O/S: XP Media Center Edition 2005

How do I make it so I can watch tv on my Pinnacle USB tv tuner card on the external monitor (Samsung) while I work on my laptop?

Also, how do I setup the laptop so it switches automatically to the external monitor when I close the lid?

Another thing, I did try 'extended' but I have no idea how to get the proper resolution on the external (it is 22" wide screen) and I also have no idea how to get Media Center to open up in external only so I can watch tv while working on the laptop.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/25/2007, 03:02:38
Machine name: SECURED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 561MB used, 3369MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
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Display Devices
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_03
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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