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Inspiron 13 usb-c and hdmi ports for dual monitors?

Q: Inspiron 13 usb-c and hdmi ports for dual monitors?

I have an Inspiron 13 (7368) and I was wondering if the HDMI port and the usb-c port with DisplayPort would be able to output at the same time. I want to hook up my laptop to 2 external monitors, where one is connected via the HDMI port, and the other is connected through an hdmi to usb type c dongle. Does anyone know if this is possible? Or do I just need to buy a docking station? I wanted to see if I could just use the HDMI and USB-C ports on the laptop first in order to save a few dollars.

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Hi there,
I've got an OptiPlex 3040 micro running Windows 10 64bit (came installed on the machine) and two monitors (Dell U2415, came as a pair) using extended display. One monitor has an HDMI-HDMI cable going into the computer's HDMI port, the other has a DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable going into the computer's DisplayPort port. (There is no VGA port installed on this machine)
Both monitors are on the correct setting for detecting what cable is plugged into them. Whichever monitor the DisplayPort cable is plugged into cuts out to a black screen with nothing on it multiple times an hour during normal computing (mostly email and web browsing). Not a steady flicker, just randomly goes black and randomly comes back on.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the monitors, checked all the settings, ran the troubleshooter (no issues found), updated my graphics card driver (it was already the latest version), and nothing seems to be wrong there.
When I swapped the HDMI and DP cables to see if it was a cable issue or the physical monitor, the monitor that then had the DP cable plugged into it started to have the problem, whereas the other monitor (now plugged in via HDMI) had no problems. Originally there was a Mini DP-DP cable connecting one of the monitors and I thought maybe that was the issue, so I replaced it with a brand new DP-DP cable the other day. Still having issues with whichever monitor is connected via DP.

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A:OptiPlex 3040 micro, dual monitors using HDMI and DP ports, DP connection unreliable

This does not sound like a hardware failure. Did you check/test all of the Windows 10 power management options? Specifically the PCI Express- Link State Power Management setting? Or just set the Windows 10 power management to High performance and retest. Also, if the U2415s USB upstream cables are connected to the computer, be sure to disable the USB selective suspend setting.

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I use VGA monitor as primary display, notebook lid is closed. When I connect HDMI monitor video signal send to it, VGA monitor reports no signal, and Settings/Display/Detect gives ""Didn't detect another display". Any suggestions, please

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I just picked up 2 identical Asus VG248 monitors.

My graphics card has:
2x DVI outputs
1x HDMI output
1x Display Port output

Both monitors will be running at max resolution (1920x1080). and although I plan to use both monitors for gaming, I don't need a single widescreen that stretches across both panels. Mostly, I'll be 2+ boxing in MMOs.

I have cables for all, the monitors can take any of the 3 port styles, but if I run 2 without using a hub, should I use the two DVI ports? Or should I try instead the HDMI and Display ports? (I would daisy chain the Display ports but the monitor doesn't support it).

Thanks for any assistance.

A:GTX 780ti - which ports to use for dual monitors?

I would image using both dvi ports on the card would be best,
Gaming on dual monitors will be interesting I've been told the crosshairs will be between both monitors :/

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I searched through the first few pages of the forum just to see if there were any similar issues recently, so here we go:TL;DR: Integrated graphics card not working, how do I dual monitor?Long version:When I first bought the Envy, the integrated graphics card crapped out within 2 months (I made sure the drivers were updated). Beeping everywhere. I bought an Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 Ti card, after double checking compatibility with the tech center at the place I got the PC from, and have had no problems since then.Now... well. I (very) recently purchased a 22" graphics tablet/monitor (Monoprice's cheaper Cintiq alternative) and wanted to set it up alongside my current Dell monitor because I've missed having two screens to burn my eyes out (both are 1920x1080, if that makes any difference). The tablet came with an HDMI cable, which was only a slight inconvenience until I bought an HDMI/DVI-D converter. THEN came the real problem.My regular monitor was connected via VGA, which was working fine. My tablet is now connected via VGA, which is also working fine. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect the tablet via DVI-D (and -I, I tried both. With converters. For science.), both when it was my usual monitor and the tablet, and just the tablet by itself. I read through HP's specs for this model PC and saw the bit about it not supporting dual monitors (also, skimmed through a couple 2 year old threads re: this issue) when not using the integrated graphics. Which, ridiculous.My question is - ... Read more

A:Can't set up dual monitors/DVI ports crapping out?

P-ork, welcome to the forum. If you had problems with your Integrated Video from the beginning, you should have contacted HP.  They would have made it right.  At this point, there is nothing that they can do for you. Q: "Should I give up on a dual monitor set up - IIRC, the integrated card can support dual monitors on its own, but also can't be replaced since it's soldered to the MB/otherwise not removable - or is there a way to make it work with the Nvidia card?" There is no reason why the ports on the video card won't work for dual monitors.  You are correct in stating that the Integrated Video won't work with a discrete video card installed.  Here is a guide that may help you connect the monitors.  If it doesn't help, I suggest contacting the manufacturer's Tech Support for help.  They should be able to help you to get them working. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I am trying to connect my HP Pavilion laptop to 2 Samsung monitors - model S24E348 an S24E450 using HDMI cables. The second screen is not being recognized. Please help

A:Connecting dual monitors using HDMI

Does the laptop actually have two (2) HDMI ports? I don't know that I've used a laptop that had more than one external monitor port (of any type).

Also, if you are trying to use the laptop screen at the same time can make a difference. The laptop video chipset may not be able to drive 3 screens.

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Hey There. New here and very glad to find this site. Here's hoping someone can give me insight on this problem I'm having.

So I have a very cheap Dell Optiplex 745 I got off amazon. Do some 2d animation, and it was all I could afford when my laptop had a sudden HDD failure. So anyway, the graphics card outputs to a DMS-59 (I believe) and came with a dual Y dongal converter to VGA output to support dual monitors. So my current setup has my monitor connected to the primary VGA output, and it works fine.

So recently I received a Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet. to hook up it requires an HDMI female port. I tried to rig it up using a converter on the secondary VGA port to change to DVI, then use a second converter to go from DVI to HDMI. But all I get on my tablet is "No Input Signal".

I searched around and haven't been able to find anything to help. I tried it in the primary vga port, but it doesn't work there either. Any Ideas? I looked around for a better way to convert DMS-59 to HDMI, and I found a dual splitter, but it only ships from Europe, and I don't want to pay 60 bucks and wait 3 weeks to get something that may not work.

Any tricks you guys might know to try and fix this? Would it be easier to just replace the graphics card with one that exports HDMI? if so any suggestions of a (cheap) one that would fit, and preferably support dual monitors? Would rather not spend much since I'm saving for a new machine that can render a lit... Read more

A:Help with Dual Monitors/ HDMI conversion

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My Inspiron 7657 laptop comes with a single HDMI port. How do i connect 2 external monitors to it (I dont want a duplication on each screen)?
It comes with an nVidia GForce 1050 Ti graphics card, which supports DisplayPort, HDMI and DL-DVI. But there's only a HDMI port exposed on this laptops side :/ 
Any help?

A:How to connect 2 monitors to single Inspiron HDMI?

Hi mit86, Thanks for posting.Since that computer only has one HDMI port, you would need some type of dock.  An adapter wouldn't work either as it will support only one monitor at a time.  You could use one HDMI and one Display port at the same time.  http://dell.to/2uYOeuN

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I recently purchased this PC. I saw that in the BIOS it states that if PCIE card is chosen as the primary, then the IGFX (integrated graphics) can be used as a secondary monitor. However, when I go into Windows, only the HDMI works. I am not able to see the integrated display driver in device manager. Can someone help me figure out how I can utilize the VGA for dual monitor setup?  

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System has two HDMI ports and one DVI. The DVI supports a monitor and HDMI is advertised as supporting two monitors. Neither of the HDMI ports are working. Contacted HP support and was told to return for warranty work (1 day old tower). Returned to store for replacement contacted HP support with second tower and was told same, return for warranty work. Contacted online support from another company went through several operations, drivers different connections, both monitor and TV and finally was told tower #2 was also defective. HP Envy 750-197c windows 10

A:Dual monitors not working when connected to HDMI

Hello @77-77-77,I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works,this post has instructions. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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I have an LCD TV with HDMI I like to watch movies on from my laptop. It's got an ATI HD2600 card.

I had issues setting up dual screens, extended vs clone etc. I just wanted a quick an d easy plug in to watch the movie, unplug to compute again. But would always have to adjust resolution on the TV from 1650 to 1920 manually.
Best I could do was to hook up the HDMI, disable the laptop display and it would show 1920 on the TV and when I unplug the HDMI, the display would come back on and show it's 1650. This is the only way I've figured out so far that would switch to the right resolution automaically. Plugging the HDMI back in would kill the laptop monitor and show on the TV.

Anyone got a better way?

A:Dual Monitors - Quick HDMI switch

PLEASE fill out your system specs so WE have MORE info on YOU, since WE ARE NOT AT YOUR HOME.

either your laptop video card doesn't have enough power to deal with HDMI + laptop screen, or you need to keep messing with drivers. MEANING, try each version out for your card.

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Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


A:Dual Monitors & HDMI Switch: Desktop Issue

Quote: Originally Posted by rjupiter

Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


So let me get this straight: You have two monitors, both are used by your computer, but you want to switch one of them over to the Xbox when you want. This sound right? Have you installed the newest drivers from the Nvidia site? That card is quite old, im not sure if you're gonna get drivers for Se7en, but if not, use the XP drivers.

Oh yeah, and did you upgrade or clean install? If you upgraded, there should be a old.windows directory in you C: and you should find the old working drivers ... Read more

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If I use both USB ports and the HDMI port at the same time I lose sound from the laptop. Neither of the USB ports are connected to headphones or external speakers. Is this to be expected or is there a setting I need to change?


A:Inspiron 15 7569 loses sound when USB and HDMI ports are used

The HDMI ports are a sound output device.  If you have something plugged in which can produce sound you should hear it there.
Try opening the Playback devices window from the speaker icon on the taskbar.  You should see the HDMI listed and showing sound levels if actual sound is playing.  If you don't, look for any other device which may be showing changes in sound levels.  You may have to disable one type if it is getting your sound.

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My old monitor has problems turning on, I can leave it on for 30hrs before it decides to display a picture, or I can manipulate it by unplugging the DVI cable from the back, but sometimes even that takes a few tries. It's off warranty and for reference it's a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.

So I bought a new monitor and I have it plugged in using HDMI, but a problem I get is that when both monitors are plugged in the HDMI has no display until it gets to Windows, so I cannot see the boot process of my PC, because my old monitor as explained above has problems turning on.

Was a hindrance today when I was tinkering with my SSD and had to go to BIOS, and frankly I'd like to be able to see in case anything goes wrong, like a BSOD or Windows update etc.

So how do I get my HDMI monitor to give me a picture when the other monitor is plugged in. My new monitor is another Samsung, SyncMaster SA350.

A:Dual Monitors, HDMI monitor doesn't display BIOS

Short of something like this,

Newegg.com - BYTECC DVI-HM DVI Male to HDMI Female Cable Adaptor

not much as that is a function of the video card and nothing to do with Windows. The only way would be to try and edit the video card's bios so that the HDMI port is made to be the primary port when powering on.

Failing that if the old monitor is that bad, why use it? If the new is the only thing connected then it should display the bios screen when booting up.

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How do I get two external monitors to work with my new Yoga 730 15 inch? I have a USB-C to Hdmi but I cannot use it and the HDMI port because all three screens will not show up, only two. Only two monitors will show at one time. What can I do to get these to work?  Is there a docking station I can purchase? I have the Lenovo part GX90M44577 that is the USB-C to HDMI port.  

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

A:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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In my organization we have purchase a few Dell 3040 mini computers and now several of them are having technical issues.  We are supporting dual monitor on all our systems but the issues are:
1. The screen goes BLACK while the user is working but the system is still running for one user.
2.  Another user screen goes white while she is working and the system is still running.
Have installed the latest Video drivers from the Dell site and still the problem persist.  Can anyone provide any tech advice to resolve these issues.

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Connected an IOGear compact dock to the laptop's USB C. Connected monitor #1 to the dock's HDMI port.Connected an HDMI cable to monitor #2 and used an HDMI to mini display port adapter to connect to the docks mini diplay port.I used the "Extend Display" setting on the laptop.I can only get display on the laptop monitor and one of the external monitors.  I can't get the display to work on both external monitors.  Second external monitor is not detected.  Help please. I am told that a plugable usb type c docking station would work, it has two "Disply ++ Ports".  Suggestion is to use an HDMI to DP++ cable to connect to the dual external monitors. Haven't tried it yet, does anyone know whether that'll work?

A:Need help connecting Yoga 910 13IKB with 1 USB C & 1 USB 3.0 port to dual external HDMI monitors

Easier still is to just use an HDMI splitter.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 920. When I connect a single Dell Monitor through a USB-C to HDMI adapter from j5create, the screen appears to be the same as I swap monitors in and out. However, when I used a j5create adapter to plug two of the same Dell monitors in, they're is a visual difference between the two. I'm not familar enough to know if it's color/contrast/brightness/etc, but am confused as to why two of the exact same monitors would require me to set up a custom color profile to work. Shouldn't it be as straight foward as plugging the identical monitors in and expecting the same visual result between the two?

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I just bought a Dell Inspiron 3656 with an AMD Radeon HD R9 video card.  I set it up, I've hooked up both monitors, but it doesn't see that there is a second (VGA) monitor hooked up (Windows 10).  I also do not see an option for dual monitors in the BIOS... help?  Advise, suggestions, instructions?  
I need dual monitors for contract work I do at home. :(

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I have an Inspiron 560, currently using the on-board graphics (Intel G45/G43).  I found an old Radeon PCI video card so I though i could install it and use a second monitor (this is just a business computer -- no gaming or anything).
When I installed the PCI card the system seemed to disable the on-board graphics and I can't find a way to have both on at the same time.
This old card may make my system run slower, I'm not sure, but I thought I'd give it a shot.  Any ideas on how I can have both on together?
FYI I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

A:Dual Monitors on Inspiron 560 with on-board graphics & PCI card?

Hi BulkHedd,Enabling both onboard video card and discrete video card is not available for this system. The on-board Intel video won't support two monitors with separate (different) screens because you have only one VGA output on the PC. Please let me know the exact video card you are using to assist you better.  

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Hi all,
What's the best solution to get a decent dual monitor setup for our new Dell desktop?
We currently have two AOC monitors connected one via HDMI, one via VGA but the user is complaining that the VGA one is a bit blurry.
Do we just have to *** it up or would using a VGA->HDMI converter improve things?
How about adding a cheap video card with a Displayport port?
Or should i just be able to set the monitor up manually to best cope with the VGA input.
All thoughts welcome :)
TVM, Dan

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I just received my desktop Inspiron 3268 today. I have two monitors both  dell p2017h. 
I am unable to set up dual screen with these monitors. 
I have tried to connect a vga cable from the desktop to monitor 1, then use a dp cable to connect both monitors. 
Monitor 1 works fine, monitor 2 states : NO DP PORT CABLE, THIS DISPLAY WILL GO INTO POWER SAVE MODE IN 4 MINUTES. 
please help 
fyi i have also tried multiple cable swaps, restarting pc.


That is the only way to have dual monitors using the onboard video. As you know VGA is less than ideal. You can try to find a mid range low profile discrete video card with dual monitor support. It will be hard to find video cards for your small model desktop. You cannot fit or run big high powered cards in your model. You have a limited psu and very limited space in the tower. Make sure to measure and check power requirements.

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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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First off let me be clear on the fact that I don't actually know what I'm talking about, so it'd be kind of you to try and understand what I'm getting at I'm pretty much hardware handicap.

So,I bought a tv, so that I could watch tv, go figure. But also so that I could hook it up to be my second monitor, and to use the extended desktop feature, so that the tv and the monitor divide the view. The thing is, I'm running my PC view on the the TV through the HDMI / DVI socket with a very expensive cord I might add, leaving the the regular monitor hooked up with the "normal" socket. Computer recognizes two monitors hooked up, but only displays one, the TV. When I boot my computer, both screens show the boot up but are cloned. As soon as I hit the login screen, the monitor loses it's signal and goes blank, while the computer still recognizes it's plugged in.

This makes me think it has something to do with my graphics card, which is ATI Radeon 7500 LE, one of those basic default cheap *** cards that are plugged in brand computers.

Basicly, can I do something about it? Do I have to buy a new graphics card just for this? If so could you recommend something that can do what I want, is adequate to run newest games with normal settings and doesn't cost over 150e preferrably?

A:HDMI / DVI and "normally" connected dual monitors?

I don't have an ATi card so I don't know what the specifics are called, but if you right click on your desktop, go to properties, then the display settings tab. In there there is probably an advanced settings button, then that will bring up a window with several tabs. One of those will allow you to choose which display is the Primary monitor, and there should also be something in there like "extend desktop to this monitor". That should allow you to run both at once, and not have them both displaying the same thing.

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I just bought a M720 SFF and realized their is no HDMI outs (or ins ) , display port on tower. I have a dell monitir with HDMI out ... Do I buy a graphics card with an HDMI slot and pop it into my new machine ? and does it have to be lenovo ? Thx sooo much

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For the first couple weeks I was able to run 3x 1080p monitors just fine using two display ports and an hdmi port. This morning when I docked my computer I could only get two to work. I can disable one then enable another and get all three working but only in sets of two.  I tested two of my coworkers laptops on my dock and all three monitors work fine. Also when I boot all three work until the Windows splash screen then one goes dark.  If I try to enable the third one: It acts like it's connected but the display remains dark and I lose my mouse cursor. I can stll move the mouse and see the hover overs but the cursor is gone.  I'm thinking this is a windows driver/firmware issue. In device manager I see all three:   But can't seem to get all three to work at once.  I've tried reinstalling both the Thunderbolt drivers and the display drivers with no luck. Any ideas? I'd like to avoid completely reinstalling Windows as I know that'll probably be a suggestion. 

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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!


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 a 3043 touch screen all in one and a 3647 mini tower , I am using the 3043 screen via HDMI cable , I got audio working but want to use the TOUCH function , is this possible ? I have a USB uplink cable with chip in it to transfer files , will this work ? 
What to do ?? \\
Thanks \

A:INSPIRON 20 -3043 hdmi input from Inspiron 3647 desktop and touch screen

So this is your setup?Inspiron Desktop 3647 HDMI out port --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> Inspiron 20-3043 HDMI in portAnd the Inspiron Desktop 3647 windows desktop is now shown on the Inspiron 20-3043 screen. But, touch is only resident in the operating system on the Inspiron 20-3043, not the operating system in the Inspiron Desktop 3647 that is being sent via HDMI. So no, I do not think that touch will operate.Provide a link to the USB uplink cable with chip in it?

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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?


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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Well i recently downloaded the drivers for my monitor the Compaq P1100 and i wanted to put some wires on the USB drive and so i put wut i wanted but windows still dosent detect it does anyone have an idea how to use or fix it thanks

A:How do i use my Monitors USB ports

Usually the monitor simply contains a USB hub or splitter. You need to connect the USB input to the hub/splitter to a USB port on your main PC before the monitor ports will show up.

In your case connecting the one USB input from your monitor to your PC should give 4 outputs on the monitor base.

It need not show up to Windows when you connect the hub, but anything connected to the hub should show up as normal. That depends on your Windows version. Which you neglected to mention what that was

Be aware that some devices will not work through a hub, and require connection direct to the main port on the PC.

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

A:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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What is the purpose of the USB ports on an LCD monitor?

Can I plug in a USB flash drive with jpegs on it to the LCD monitor and the monitor will automatically play them as a slide show? Will it play .AVI movies too?

What if I have an external hard drive in a case with a USB cable and hook it up to the LCD monitor. Will the monitor 'detect' the jpegs in it and play them?

I would like to buy an LCD monitor and use it as a digital picture frame instead of buying a digital picture frame as a 19" digital picture frame costs over $500.

A:Solved: LCD monitors with USB ports-What for?

The ports on the monitor use the USB controller on the computer. You can't use an LCD monitor with USB ports as a stand-alone device.

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Checking this image of the side of the T480S it looks like there are two USB-C ports. Can the one in the dock slot be used like a regular USB-C port? Also anyone have any idea how to drive three monitors with this thing? My T460S had a mini-DP port so I just used a 3 port splitter on that. Am I stuck trying to find a triple monitor USB-C dock when it comes to the T480S? A VGA port, like on the Lenovo Docks, is not how I'd like to drive a 3rd monitor. All DP is preferable or DP/HDMI/DVI. I only need [email protected]


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A:How many USB-C Ports and how to drive 3 monitors on the T480S

Found my own answer by using the manual. Go figure. There are two USB-C ports and they both appear to support charging and displays. Any USB-C to 3xDP Adapter should work for my purposes.

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I have a Lenovo X230 ThinkPad with docking station. I have two monitors. There is only one VGA port on the dock but the laptop has one as well. I can not get both to work at the same time. If it is docked, one works. If ii remove it from the dock the other works. I am trying to figure out how to configure both to work at the same time with what I have. I have a ThinkPad Ultrabase Series 3 dock

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Recently I've bought a LENOVO L380.What a surprise I can't see the VGA port and I have two monitors to connect to my new laptopHow can I connect the two monitors to the laptop?I don't recognize the ports, only the HDMI one. But, for the other monitor?Thanks in advance

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I'm trying to drive two external monitors. Each works if I plug into the rear HDMI port, however, when I plug into an adapter and try to drive it through the rear USB-C port, the system doesn't detect the monitor. (This is a new development - I've been using the rear USB-C ports to drive monitors fine until today.)

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I know the difference is one can use HDMI and the other can use VGA.

There are 2 monitors on the Dell website, they are both Ultra Sharp and they are both full HD. One is ?490 and the other is ?322.80.

This is the most expensive one - Dell UltraSharp U2413 61cm(24") PremierColor LED monitor DVI,DP,HDMI (1920x1200) Black.

This is the ceaper one - Dell UltraSharp U2412M 61cm (24") LED monitor VGA,DVI,DP (1920x1200) Black.

Apart from the price and one having a HDMI port there doesn't seem any difference between the 2, can someone clarify please.

A:What is the difference between HDMI and VGA monitors?

HDMI also carries an Audio signal so maybe one has speakers and the other doesn't? VGA is analog. DVI and HDMI are digital signals. DVI is video only and HDMI is video and audio.

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Local salespersons have relayed to me that a DVI connection is the exact same as HDMI, aside from the fact that DVI does not carry the sound signal that HDMI does - And I'm entirely unconcerned with the sound feature since I never use monitor speakers, mine are separate. For our purposes, lets assume the monitor is a 1920 by 1080 resolution screen.

A) Is this actually correct - that DVI and HDMI transmit the same picture quality?

So if I were to watch a blue ray disk via a DVI cable, from card to monitor, the picture would in fact be the same as when connecting with an HDMI cable?


B) If I go with a monitor having VGA/HDMI connector options only, and my card (Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT) is only fitted with DVI -- I'll use a DVI cable with HDMI adaptor.

With these adaptors, is there loss of signal quality?

A:HDMI vs DVI connection for monitors

Both DVI and HDMI transmit the video signal digitally. so your information is correct. The adapter merely allows the connection since the DVI and HDMI ports are not the same physical configuration. Picture quality is not an issue.

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I am about to purchase a new 24" full HD monitor. Some I am looking at just have DVI input whereas some others have HDMI also. My GPU supports both types but which will give the best quality, or is there nothing in it ?

A:HD monitors DVI or HDMI input ?


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Hi,Tried to search for a solution but results weren't clear.I recently received a T480 ThinkPad laptop for work and I need to connect two monitors with HDMI output into my laptop and then extend display across all 3 monitors. The laptop has a single HDMI input socket and I don't want to plug 1 monitor into the C-usb port and other into HDMI.I do not have a docking station and assuming I won't get one soon. Can someone suggest an adaptor or suitable product I can use, even better if you can include a link to the item!Thank you in advance,  Jack

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I am currently doing research to figure out what my Laptop can do to support 120Hz at 1080p on an Asus VG248QE 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor monitor. After doing some research, I've found that HDMI 1.4b, along with Display Port and DVI-D can all support 120Hz at 1080p, and with a DVI-D to HDMI 1.4b adapter, I should be able to get this.

I don't know however, what kind of HDMI port my PC has (or if they're all the same)? How can I find out whether or not the HDMI port on my laptop will support HDMI 1.4b to get the 120Hz I desire? I am currently using a customized Toshiba Qosmio X70-A.

A:HDMI Ports on PC

From the Toshiba Qosmio X70-A series laptop's detailed specifications:
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What Is 4K (Ultra HD)?

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I was womdering what is the type of HDMI port (1.2, 1.4) I have on my lenovo yoga 500-15isk.And of someone know of I can use an ultrawide with this HDMI port.

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hey how you doin?

So lets say you have a Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H and a Gigabyte 9800GT. You have two HDMI ports. Is it possible to plug lets say a ps3 to the 9800GT thru HDMI and HDMI from the Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H port to your Mitsubishi 60inch DLP HDTV? Possibly using some software to record the video as well? That would be super. Thanks.

If I was to guess tho both ports on my pc are output only.

A:HDMI ports

Same here.
As far as I know,they are output only.

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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.


A:dual monitors / dual programs set up

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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