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Windows 7 - problem with multiple monitors on displayport

Q: Windows 7 - problem with multiple monitors on displayport

When displaying multiple monitors using displayport, if a monitor display gets powered off, windows will change the monitor configuration and move displays around. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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Greetings everyone!

This is my very first post and I come with a question. I am looking into purchasing a refurb Dell 990 SFF for basic home usage (spreadsheets, word processing, internet...no gaming or graphic/audio intensive use). The onboard graphics and Displayport is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 with a Displayport 1.1a output. I currently have a monitor with Displayport in but no Displayport out so I can daisy-chain. What is the best strategy for connecting second monitor? Is the native DP 1.1a out splittable for extended desktop? Do I need to buy a DP splitter external peripheral? I should note the additional output options include an old VGA out; all USBs are 2.o. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi guys,
i have a dell 3008 wfp monitor connect via displayport to an asus z87 pro pc. I have just bought an additional displayport monitor,a Philips BDM4065UC.

My specific problem is that the mobo only has one displayport out socket, not two, so i am wondering if you can help me figure out how to connect both DP monitors to my pc.

thanks for looking

Andy

A:Daisy chaining multiple displayport monitors to a asus z87 pro mobo pc

Hi do you have a hdmi port on computer could use that. What other ports do you have on computer?

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Hello Tech Support Guys, I have this problem for a while now and I need your assistance.
I have a GTX1060 6gb and anything I try to plug in my 3 displayports flickers, 'goes blackscreen' and shows a lot of tearing. It happens in and out of games. It doesn't happen on the DVI or the HDMI ports.

I do have a monitor that supports both HDMI and displayport, but since I use a VR headset, having to plug and unplug the HDMI cable to use VR is annoying (Oculus CV1 uses HDMI). Also, freesync would be great.

My progress so far:
**I have noticed that, the lower the resolution on the monitor (and the refresh rate), the better the displayport performs. "Great" at 1024 x 768 resolution. It's a usefull trick to use while playing in VR.
**already tried two displayport cables and two displayport to hdmi adapters.
**already tried using DDU to reinstall my nvidia drivers​

Anyone have any idea of what is happening?
Are my 3 displayports damaged?
Should I keep using the displayport or is it a risk for my monitor?
My current monitor: ( lg.com/us/monitors/lg-29WK600-W-ultrawide-monitor )
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16320 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, -1 Mb
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B360M AORUS Gaming 3-CF
 

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Hello, I'm wondering if it's possible to have a dual monitors on the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 using both the VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. Will this allow me to extend the display to both monitors? If not, what will I need to purchase to gain this capability? Thanks,John

A:Using VGA in conjunction with DisplayPort for dual monitors ...

The VGA port and Display Port perform the same function just in different ways.  VGA is analog and Display Port is digital.  Unfortunately, it's not going to work the way you think.  You will be looking at the same information on two different monitors without the ability to drag and drop from one to the other.  In order to have a true dual monitor experience, you would need to purchase an inexpensive video card like the VisionTek Radeon PCI card which is specifically designed for this functionality.  This is due to the fact that the dual monitor ability has to be configured via the software that comes with the stand alone card. I hope this helps.

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I know that this is a year old, but I have a problem with my monitors. I have 2 DVI monitors and 2 DisplayPort monitors. For some reason, Control Panel -> Screen Resolution shows it as 2, 3, 1, 4, but when I click on Identify, they show up as 1, 3, 2, 4. The DisplayPort monitors have the wrong enumeration numbers compared to the screen resolution page. This also causes issues on my Virtual Box as Virtual Screen 1 shows up as Host Screen 1 and Virtual Screen 2 shows up as Host Screen 3. This related to 2 and 3 respectively as per the Screen Resolution page.

What's going on here and how do I fix this mess?

Thanks,
A

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Running Windows 108570W Elitebook - AMD videoAdvanced Docking station(2) LG 27MP33 monitors connected to dock with Displayport to HDMI cables Cables test fine with direct connection to laptop, verified with other systems. I am able to only use two displays at a time.  Any combination of external and latop or, if I close the laptop lid while in the dock, both external displays do come on.  Switching one of the external displays from Displayport to VGA makes no difference. I have updated all bios, and drivers with the same results.MSSurfacebook w/dock drive 3 displays just fine Any suggestions that do not require buying more cables or adapters? Thanks   

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Ok...I am having problems with DisplayPort. My home HP ProDesk 600 G1 DM w/ 12Gb RAM running Windows 7 64bit and (Intel HD Graphics 4600) has two HP LA2306x monitors. The HP monitors are connected via two DisplayPorts

Problem 1: But when I power off the monitors but leave the computer running, Windows 7 losses all my desktop settings. All my icons and open windows default over to the primary screen. I have been dealing with this for two years now...when I power them back on I must move all my windows around again. Its very annoying.

I have read various threads on how to resolve this but none of them work for me.

A) I can't change the EDID setting for my Intel 4600 graphics card (if I can, I can't figure out where)
B) I have gone into the monitor menu settings and disabled the DDC/CI Support on both monitors
C) I have changed the computers power mgmt settings to NOT sleep, hibernate or anything of the sort

Problem 2:
The above really drives me nuts. However, now a new issue has occurred and the driving me nuts has turned into driving me mad. I have an external hard drive connected to this computer, I am running Samsung's SmartView so my TV can access all the movies/tv shows on that hard drive. When I power off monitors, my TV can no longer see/access the SmartView app and/or the external hard drive.

So if I am downstairs and want to stream a movie from this external hard drive, I must go back up stairs and power on the monitors.

I know I am not... Read more

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Apologies if this posts twice - my IE went down right as I hit post.

I don't know what I did to screw up my external monitor, so I can't fix it! I have a laptop running Vista Pro. I have it connected to a docking station so it acts as my CPU when I'm at my desk. When I first connected it, it picked up my 19-inch LCD monitor no problem - perfect, adjusted resolution, etc. Yeah! Then over the last week or so, it kept giving me error resolution messages for both - even though when I connected or disconnected the laptop and the monitor both adjusted themselves fine. Now, for some reason, it didn't adjust so I went to display settings and somehow can't get it back - my LC monitor just has a huge image of my desktop background, my laptop is normal. I tried the whole "exteneded display" area, but it's just not working. I just want my LCD to be like it was, and I can't get it back there! Any ideas??
 

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I'm running Win7 Pro and having trouble getting the 2nd monitor recognized by the OS.

The system specs are:
Asus P5GDC-V motherboard w/ a Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor (and integrated graphics)
2GB RAM
XFX nVidia 7900GS w/ 256MB memory w/ 2 x DVI
2 x Dell 2407wfb monitors (1900 x 1200 resolution)

I've updated the drivers to the latest nVidia drivers. The OS simply will not recognize the second monitor. I've tried the nVidia control panel and it's "Rigorous detection" as well as Win 7's own Display Properties. The graphics card is recognized as Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) by Win7. I've tried reinstalling the drivers.

I've also tried 3 different monitors (as the second monitor) and swapped cables. Everything works fine on it's own.

The BIOS only has an option for "Primary Video". I have that set to PCI-E/PCI.

Is this setup just not capable of running dual monitors? Something else I should try?

Thanks for the help.

A:Multiple monitors problem

Welcome to SF! We will try our hardest to get this resolved.

You say that all monitors work on their own. Have you outruled the possibility of a bad DVI port? Do the monitors work in both, one at a time?

~Jonathan

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Hello

My Compaq Evo N610 c, thinks it has two monitors (when I go to display properties) when it does not have any extra monitors at all attached - I am just using the laptop screen. Please help.

Thanks.
 

A:Multiple Monitors problem

All laptops these days have a dual video ability, if you want to disable the external then right - click on the "missing" screen under Control Panel - Display - Settings and deselect "attached"
 

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For some reason Win XP is thinking that I've got four monitors when I've got only one. It displays one correct one - Samsung SyncMaster 172T, and three 'Default Monitors,' which don't even exist. This is screwing stuff up, with my resolutions and refresh rates.

How can I fix this? If I just uninstall the 'Default' monitors, then they just come back like its found new hardware in a matter of minutes.

Please help.

Thanks.

A:Problem w/ multiple monitors

Delete ALL the monitors, including the one you use. Reboot and let it discover your monitor.

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I have and Dell Insprion B120 laptop. It has a very compact screen, so I tried connecting a CRT monitor to it for more space.

It works fine, except not the way I wanted it to. The CRT does not act as a second monitor, but it mimes what I do on the first monitor. What I mean is, the mouse moves left on the first screen, it moves left on the other screen.

So I open up the Display Properties and go to settings. Then I click on the "2", representing the CRT monitor, and check the box that says, "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor." The other box, which says, "Use this device as the primary monitor," is not checked.

Everything looks okay, so I click "Apply"

Nothing changes...except for the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" box, which has automatically been unchecked.

Now what?
(Looks like this)
 

A:Problem installing multiple monitors

i setup my email on the crt and the main/#1 the lcd but i'm doing it on a desktop with a dual monitor card and i'm not sure if you can do the same on the laptop.

i don't run 32bit on either
 

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Hello,

I have an Acer Aspire laptop with an SiS M760GX integrated graphics card (I know, I know...), a 15.4" widescreen display and running Windows XP SP2.

I am trying to use an external display connected to the laptop's VGA port. When I select the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" tickbox in the Windows Display Properties dialog, I experience a problem with the resolution on both displays.

When the resolution for each display is set to the native resolution (i.e. 1280x800 for the notebook display, and 1152x864 for the external display) the desktop becomes "larger" than the display, that is not all of the desktop is visible on the screen at once, and I can scroll around by moving the cursor toward the edges (even though these resolutions work perfectly when not using the multiple monitors feature).

The only way I can prevent this is to set the resolutions of both monitors to either 800x600 or 1024x768, however this is very difficult to use as the image quality is poor (as neither display is at its native resolution) and the desktop is severely stretched on my widescreen laptop display.

Does anyone know of a way to stop this problem, and get both displays operating correctly at their native resolution?

Many thanks in advance for your help, and my compliments on a great forum.

drawde
 

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron Mini 1011, with Windows 7. I have connected an additional monitor, which is working perfectly fine.

What I need to do is to display one window on the notebook screen, and another window on the monitor.

I have accessed the control panel, display settings, to the part where most guides tell you to go. However the only option I get is the "1|2 multiple monitors"

Could someone please help me, thanks.

A:Multiple Monitors Problem on Notebook

windows key + P will show you the setup options... You'll need to "extend" the view to the external monitor then situate your window on that monitor

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Having received a brand-new P51 directly from Lenovo, i am facing major issues attaching external monitors.Win10 image from factory, all windows updates, all driver updates as recommended by Lenovo companion. Manually reinstalled graphics drivers, driver update using windows does not detect newer ones. Latest BIOS (1.15). Upon suggestion of lenovo changed BIOS mode from hyprid to discrete.I have these two issues from day 1:When i attach a monitor using the right hand side mini displayport, it is not recognized. Monitor stays in stand-by, no sound played, nothing happens. Inserting the same cable into the port of a W540 (Win 8.1) monitor immediately wakes up and can be used up to its full resolution (3440x1440).inserting laptop into ultradock (230W) it only recognizes one attached monitor. BIOS password entry lock was not shown on external monitor when lid was closed, needed to enter "blind" and press enter, only upon windows boot the monitor (Lenovo 27") was recognized. i think after changing to discrete mode now it showed the lock symbol when starting with closed lid. but still no second monitor is recognized.This is the first thinkpad in my history where such basic things do not work at all.I noticed once i had Intel and Nvidia context menu items when presing right mouse botton on desktop screen, now i only have "Nvidia Control Panel" and "nView Desktop Manager" shown. Which may or may not be ok. Lenovo seems not to be able to help - they are quite anxious to get it so... Read more

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Not able to get two monitors (Samsung S27E450) plugged into a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking unit to work with my X1 Yoga (Gen 2).   Montiors connected to docking via DisplayPort cables.   Windows 10 shows the monitors showing up as "Generic PnP" so something is being recognized.  Tried deleting the device in Device Manager, reboot.  Not finding the drivers on the Samsung site.   Any help appreciated. 

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I have two 27" 2560x1440 60hz monitors that are plugged into the new Pro side-connect dock (40AH) with a new T480 (Intel 620 integrated graphics) in Windows 10 Pro. I can get either monitor to work fine with the dock individually, but trying to run both simultaneously by extending or duplicating the desktop between them seems to fail as selecting either option under Display Settings just makes the primary monitor black out for a few seconds then come back - the secondary monitor stays black.  There's no error msg or popup that would help me investigate further unfortunately. I'm trying this with the T480's lid closed, and I'm running the latest 1.14 BIOS update and latest Intel HD graphics drivers. This setup worked fine on my old OneLink dock and X1 Carbon previously, so I don't think it's an issue with the monitors themselves. Anyone have a similar setup with the new Pro dock that's working?

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My question is how to I turn off or black out one monitor and still leave the other unaffected?

I have a small 14in LCD setup as my main monitor connected via VGA and a 56in DLP at 1080p for my extended desktop connected via HDMI. Of course I want Media Center to display on the TV. Most of the time I want ONLY media center to display on the TV, but it never fails when I turn off the small monitor, to enjoy a movie in a nice dark living room, Vista tries to make the TV the main monitor. And then I have to deal with about 30 seconds of screen flashing and resizing before normal playback can resume. Is there anyway to blackout or turn off one monitor without affecting the other?

A:Problem with multiple monitors in Media Center

Oh yeah and here are my system specs if that helps.

Vista Ultimate x64
ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
4GB G-skill RAM
500GB Raid 0 HDD (2x 250GB)
AMD Athlon x2 2.8ghz sllightly overclocked to 3.1 at stock voltage
ASRock A780 motherboard

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I have a Dell Latitude E7450 laptop with a E-Port Plus II port replicator connected to two external monitors using DisplayPort which will not output to multiple monitors.
I have another Dell model and when placed on the port replicator with two external monitors connected, booting into BIOS/UEFI the screen is cloned onto each monitor. However, when doing the same with a brand new Dell Latitude E7450 only one screen is active - the other is off. Within Windows itself, I can only have 1 monitor connected to the port replicator. If I undock, I can run 3 monitors independently indicating an issue with the dock rather than a hardware limitation with the laptop itself.
I believe the above tests eliminates the OS or driver issue and highlights a compatibility issue between the new Dell Latitude E7450 laptop and E-Port Plus II port replicator. I have tried this on 2 separate machines with the same results. I have also updated both the graphics drivers (Version 10.18.14.4170, A16) and the BIOS (Version A04) to the latest releases. I have also tried using DVI cables as well as swapping out the port replicators. Nothing works. In Windows 8.1 itself, it actually shows as two monitors active, but one is not on. If I swap out the monitors to a different brand, I get the same result.
Is there a BIOS/UEFI setting I need to change? Is there a newer port replicator or update I need?

A:Dell Latitude E7450 compatibility with E-Port Plus II with external Dual DisplayPort monitors

Did you resolve this issue and, if so, how? I have the same laptop (but running Windows 10) and the same docking station with the same results.

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I'm trying to use 3 external monitors on my T470s, but it's only giving me the option to select 2 of the 3 external monitors when all three are hooked up.  I'd like to disable my built-in display because it's smaller and darker, but it doesn't give me the option to select anything else for the 3rd slot.  I've tried both HDMI ports on the dock and on the PC with no success.  Is it even possible to have 3 extended (independent) external displays using this laptops hardware?

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Hi there.

I have one of my monitors plugged into my GFX card (ATI Radeon HD 4670) And the other into my onboard VGA port and i was wondering if it is at all possible to use both monitors at the same time. I plugged my new monitor into GFX card with no trouble and im up and running on that.

So i decided to plug the old monitor into the onboard VGA slot. But theres nothing on the screen. Windows 7 Doesn't recognise that there has been any hardware change and all i get on the 2nd monitor screen is "No Input Signal"

Steps ive already taken,
Rebooted PC with all monitors attached and switched on
Scanned for hardware changes in device manager (with no luck, no second monitor detected)
Made sure mother board drivers are up to date
Tried to force windows 7 to detect the second monitor via right click on desktop/screen resoloution

My question:

Can i use multiple monitors in this fashion? (One through GFX card one through onboard VGA)
And if so;
How would i go about doing it?

Thanks for your time
 

A:Multiple Monitors: Windows 7

4670 should have two outputs. If they're both DVI on your card, you can get a 3$ DVI to VGA adapter.
I think it's possible to do it with onboard and add-on graphics mixed, but for two monitors, it's a bit pointless to enable the onboard graphics and add power consumption where you could simply use the 4670 for both monitors.
You would be going to the BIOS setup and re-enabling the onboard graphics adapter there, but it might not want to to work with the 4670 running as well.
 

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In Windows XP, is there a way to have a certain application always run on a certain monitor? For example, could I always have CounterStrike run on my widescreen monitor, but always have Word run on my portrait monitor?

Thanks,
Bretzel
 

A:Help with multiple monitors in Windows XP

Windows remembers which monitor you use for what app. Minimise the appp drag it to the second screen and maximise it, then close the app. When reopening the app it should open on the second monitor
 

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I have a Lenovo T450s as my primary machine issued to me at work. It has an Intel Integrated Graphics Card and a 1920 X 1080 screen. I have two additional monitors, a 28 inch 4K Samsung, and a 24 inch 1080p Samsung. I have the following DPI settings.

Laptop Monitor - 100%
4K Monitor - 150% (anything lower and it is completely unusable, everything is super tiny)
24 inch 1080 - 100%

If I set my Laptop screen as my primary screen the laptop screen and the 24 inch 1080 monitor look share, but most apps look fuzzy, sometimes somewhat noticeable, other times it is very noticeable when moved to the 4K monitor with DPI scaling set at 150%.

The opposite happens if I set the 4k monitor as the primary monitor and restart. Then the 4K monitor looks very sharp and clear. However then the laptop screen and 24 inch 1080 monitor look fuzzy and blurry.

Visual Studio 2013, SSMS 2014, Chrome are the application that are bothering me the most right now. There are a small number of apps like Edge that seem to work fine regardless of whatever the DPI settings are.

Is anyone else experiencing similar issues? Any possible solutions? I was excited to see Windows 10 added per monitor DPI scaling and claimed to fix the issues with DPI scaling on Windows 8 when having multiple monitors of different pixel densities. However from what I've seen they really haven't fixed much.

A:Windows 10 DPI Scaling with Multiple Monitors

Hi, i am having the same issue here. I set my 1080P monitor as my main monitor, and 4K monitor as a second monitor.
Only Edge works fine when you dragged from 1080P monitor to 4K monitor. It looks super sharp on both monitors.
But when I drag a word document from 1080P to 4K to edit, it looks so blurry. Not only the contents in the word document itself, but the word application itself becomes blurry. Chrome has the same issue like you said. I noticed another issue, when you try to use some third party tools to capture a picture, it cannot keep my open stuff at their original location, everything becomes shifted. It is so annoying that win 10 still cannot fix this issue.

I tested on my Mac running 10.9.5 and everything works perfectly. With Chrome, Word, any software works like it should be when you drag around from this display to another display. I mean, OSX 10.9.5 is like two years earlier OS than win 10, but can handle the 1080P and 4K monitors perfectly. After all, M$ is still not as good as Apple. Anybody find a solution how to deal with the 1080P and 4K monitors issue on Win10? Please let us know, we appreciate it.

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I have a Lenovo T450s as my primary machine issued to me at work. It has an Intel Integrated Graphics Card and a 1920 X 1080 screen. I have two additional monitors, a 28 inch 4K Samsung, and a 24 inch 1080p Samsung. I have the following DPI settings.

Laptop Monitor - 100%
4K Monitor - 150% (anything lower and it is completely unusable, everything is super tiny)
24 inch 1080 - 100%

If I set my Laptop screen as my primary screen the laptop screen and the 24 inch 1080 monitor look share, but most apps look fuzzy, sometimes somewhat noticeable, other times it is very noticeable when moved to the 4K monitor with DPI scaling set at 150%.

The opposite happens if I set the 4k monitor as the primary monitor and restart. Then the 4K monitor looks very sharp and clear. However then the laptop screen and 24 inch 1080 monitor look fuzzy and blurry.

Visual Studio 2013, SSMS 2014, Chrome are the application that are bothering me the most right now. There are a small number of apps like Edge that seem to work fine regardless of whatever the DPI settings are.

Is anyone else experiencing similar issues? Any possible solutions? I was excited to see Windows 10 added per monitor DPI scaling and claimed to fix the issues with DPI scaling on Windows 8 when having multiple monitors of different pixel densities. However from what I've seen they really haven't fixed much.

A:Windows 10 DPI Scaling with Multiple Monitors

Hi, i am having the same issue here. I set my 1080P monitor as my main monitor, and 4K monitor as a second monitor.
Only Edge works fine when you dragged from 1080P monitor to 4K monitor. It looks super sharp on both monitors.
But when I drag a word document from 1080P to 4K to edit, it looks so blurry. Not only the contents in the word document itself, but the word application itself becomes blurry. Chrome has the same issue like you said. I noticed another issue, when you try to use some third party tools to capture a picture, it cannot keep my open stuff at their original location, everything becomes shifted. It is so annoying that win 10 still cannot fix this issue.

I tested on my Mac running 10.9.5 and everything works perfectly. With Chrome, Word, any software works like it should be when you drag around from this display to another display. I mean, OSX 10.9.5 is like two years earlier OS than win 10, but can handle the 1080P and 4K monitors perfectly. After all, M$ is still not as good as Apple. Anybody find a solution how to deal with the 1080P and 4K monitors issue on Win10? Please let us know, we appreciate it.

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Hi all,

I was wondering, is there a way to enable full-screen magnification on one screen and disable it on the other?

I'm low visioned and I need full screen (not lens/docked) magnification to work for school.
My brother should be able to watch series on the second screen (HDMI) without being bother by the magnifier but It seems that when I zoom, the second screen also zooms.

Is that even possible with the standard magnifier? I couldn't find the option anywhere for that.

Thanks.

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Hello Dell Community.
I have recently tried to connect my Alienware 15R2 Laptop to a television screen (not a specialised pc monitor) to use as a second screen. I initially had some problems getting the resolution right (it cut off the corners of the screen) but have since made it mostly fine by uding a custom resolution which keeps the majority of the screen.
The problem occurs when I try to play games on the second monitor, the games do not have the option for me to play at the custom resolution I am using (1700x900) and if I try to use fullscreen I cannot see the whole game screen. 
I was looking through my graphics properties for my display adaptors (An Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel HD Graphics 530) and it seems that my Nvidia card can only detect my additional monitor whereas my Intel one can only detect my actual laptop one, this means that I cannot really change the options on both monitors together or change how they interact etc.
Any help on how to control which adaptor controls which screen or anything else is very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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I have an ASUS mother board and don't use an graphics card.

I had two monitors and an HDMI cable plugged in.
The short story is that the Intel drivers seem to get lost.
Windows installed normally until it went into to the final setup.
The program will switch to another screen at this point and picked a monitor and the HDMI to TV connection.

Unplugging the HDMI cable allowed me to finish.

A:Windows 8 (re)installation wqith multiple monitors

sorry as I've no clue about it but web may suggests you best in this regard and you will find there multiple support available to help you best in your concerns in case if you have not found anything good here yet ..

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Dear all,

When moving my cursor between my two monitors, it stops at the border. To get to the other screen I either have to keep moving my mouse towards the border or move the cursor at high speed between the two. The issue occurs no matter where I cross, and does not appear to be related to the metro charms or multitasking.

My desktop just recently installed the Windows 8.1 Update (Pro 64-bit), and since then I have had this problem off and on. I do not know what causes it to happen. I have two monitors, side by side. A 1050x1680 monitor on the left, with a 1920x1080 monitor on the right. The top edges of these monitors are aligned.

This phenomenon is incredibly annoying, so any methods of stopping this would be much appreciated. I'd also be interested to know how and why this happens.

Thanks,

Daniel

A:Mouse Stuck between Multiple Monitors in Windows 8.1

dont know what may have caused it ,i to use 2 monitors,with win8pro updated and it never happened to mine (my mouse is wireless),perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling mouse drivers ,check device manager for the drivers

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In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

Thanks

TTT

A:Remote desktop and multiple monitors in Windows 10

Originally Posted by TTT


In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

Thanks

TTT



At present I am running three monitors without a problem. . .having said that there is one fault and that is not being able to use a different picture/wallpaper on each monitor. To get around this problem I use Display Fusion ( I know there are some folks that just can't get over the fact that a third party program is needed to display separate wallpapers on each monitor. As to Remote desktop goes don't use it so I cannot comment on it's us. . .

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Hi all,

In a few weeks (I can't wait! ) I will replace my laptop with the Surface Pro.

Right now, though, I have my laptop connected to two monitors: One via VGA and other via DVI. I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64, so this all works great.

So the big question is whether it is possible to have multi-monitor support via the one-and-only DisplayPort that is on the Surface Pro? If so, what--if any--additional hardware would I need?

When I'm docked at home and using my Surface Pro as laptop, I really need to keep the functionality of using both external monitors (one is 31" and the other 29"). I would really hate to go back to only being able to use one.

If you can provide any insight, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

A:Multiple Monitor Support Possible via DisplayPort?

http://www.displayport.org/faq/

there are 2 options:

1) DisplayPort v1.1a hubs available today that allow you to connect multiple monitors to a single DisplayPort connector. Various output configurations are available for these hubs including DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI.

2) you need DisplayPort monitors that support daisychaining. DisplayPort v1.2, supports monitor daisy chaining.
DisplayPort v1.1a displays are fully compatible with DisplayPort v1.2 PCs and graphics cards. A DisplayPort v1.1a display can be the last display in a DP v1.2 chain.
Here’s an example:
A PC with one DP connector is driving two monitors via daisy chaining. The 1st monitor is a DP v1.2 monitor with input and output connectors. The 2nd monitor is a DP v1.1a monitor. DP v1.2 PC—> DP v1.2 monitor with in & out connectors—->DP v.1.1a monitor.

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I have a latitude E6540, windows 10 64 bit, with the following display adaptors and drivers:

AMD Radeon 8790M, driver version 21.19.407.0 dated 12/19/2016
Intel HD Graphics 4600, driver version 20.19.15.4531 dated 9/29/2016

When running stand alone, it sees a single display. As soon as I hook up either another display to the VGA port or connect it to a pro 2 docking port with another display (the same VGA display as used directly on the laptop connection), the system detects SIX monitors, not just one.
Has anyone seen this phenomena before?  If so, what is the cure?
I ran into the problem when I placed the laptop into the docking port and all displays went black. I had to use the Windows-P down down enter to get my display back, even after it was disconnected from the docking port.
I've already uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them with no changes.

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Hi,
I have Dell Latitude E7470 ...
My two monitors connected using docking station are detected only when I restart the computer.
Say if I logged in and took the laptop out for a meeting or overnight to home and then come back and dock the laptop, it wont recognize. Same docking station it recognizes my usb keyboard, usb mouse but not monitors.
Not sure how to resolve it?
But if I restart the laptop automatically recognizes ...
I tried Device Manager update, scan for hardware changes and best part is it wont even recognize the monitors in the display settings. Reinstalled driver and not sure what else is the issue here ...

Thanks
Sree

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I have a latitude E6540, windows 10 64 bit, with the following display adaptors and drivers:

AMD Radeon 8790M, driver version 21.19.407.0 dated 12/19/2016
Intel HD Graphics 4600, driver version 20.19.15.4531 dated 9/29/2016

When running stand alone, it sees a single display. As soon as I hook up either another display to the VGA port or connect it to a pro 2 docking port with another display (the same VGA display as used directly on the laptop connection), the system detects SIX monitors, not just one.
Has anyone seen this phenomena before?  If so, what is the cure?
I ran into the problem when I placed the laptop into the docking port and all displays went black. I had to use the Windows-P down down enter to get my display back, even after it was disconnected from the docking port.
I've already uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them with no changes.

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I am getting a second 22" monitor. My graphics card is a Gainward 9500 GT - nVidia-based with one DVI, one VGA and one HDMI connections.

Do I use the Windows Seven Control Panel - Display or the nVidia Control Panel to configure the monitors? Or some combination of both? Any pros or cons?

A:Multiple monitors - Windows or nVidia Control Panels?

This is one of those that comes down to user preference as there is no right or wrong way. Any changes made in one will be reflected in the other, so once the new monitor is hooked.. up check both and use the one you're most comfortable with

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Ok so, I'm using this monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001834 which has displayportI'm using a lenovo y40 as the computer.And lastly, I am using this as the connection betwen DP and HDMI : https://www.amazon.ca/Rankie-Plated-DisplayPort-Cable-Black/dp/B00Z05JMKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=146... I am using windows 10 I connected it successfully, but windows is not detecting the monitor. Not sure if the cord is not compatible, dead or I am missing a setting. Help would be appreciated 

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I have the Lenovo G500 which has one each of a VGA and HDMI port. I'd like to connect both an external VGA and HDMI monitor, plus use the Laptop display. It appears that Windows will support this because it recognizes both monitors when connected, but, the display properties tell me to disconnect the 3rd monitor. Is this just not supported? Do I need to move to a USB-based video adapter to achieve this on this model? My other semi-related question is: has anyone had success converting from HDMI to a DisplayPort monitor? Thanks in advance. 

A:G500: Multiple External Display Support and DisplayPort

Hi Bandolier2k,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that only one display can be connected using any one of the port and both cannot be activated at one time, and external device cannot be supported to display video.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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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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Unqiue situation here. Never thought upgrading my dual office monitors would result in so much grief! Office PC is a 3rd gen X1 Carbon Thinkpad. New monitors are the Dell P2319H.  After failing to both displays connected to an old Lenovo docking station they assumed that upgrading the docking station to the newer USB Gen 2 docking station would do the trick. But here's the problem, the dock's only connection to the laptop is USB-C. Which does not exist on this old Thinkpad laptop. I had a USB-C to USB-A cable on me and gave it a go. It powers the docks and all the accessories but of course not the 2 additional displays.  If I look up "recommended/compatible" docks for this laptop obviously this one is not listed. The new monitors only support HDMI, Displayport and VGA.  Any idea if this logic would work, USB-C to Mini Displayport cable (both male ends)? In my head it makes sense, but not sure if a single Mini Displayport port is capable of power 2 of these 1080p monitors. Otherwise my last option is to try something another dock.

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I have the Dell XPS 15 9560, i7 7700HQ, it has the standard graphics adaptor, but I also have the Thunderbolt dock which has 2 27" Dell U2715H monitors connected to it.
Whenever I go to use Chrome, and i open the Web Developer panel, it always opens off screen, and I have to use Shift-Right click on the taskbar to select 'Move' and then bring it back to the screen.
This also happens when using some steam games, and some other apps too.
Is there any way to prevent this? any ideas what could be causing it to think my screens are bigger than they actually are?
I wondered about Virtual desktops, but i've not got that in use.

Thanks in advance all!

A:Dell XPS 15 9560 Multiple U2715H Monitors : Programs and windows opening off screen

Take the dock out of the troubleshooting equation. Test the U2715H directly to the XPS 15-9560. Do you still see the issue?XPS 15-9560 USB Type-C out port --> USB-C to DisplayPort cable --> #1 U2715H DP in port (DP1.2 Enable)#1 U2715H DP out port --> DP to mDP cable --> #2 U2715H mDP in port (DP1.2 Disable)

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

cheers in advance guys

A:Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

Hi welcome to the forum

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

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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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 Hi. I know there is a discussion here about the x230t supporting 4k, but my model is the x230, and also the said topic ended without a clear answer. Since now 4K TV's and monitors are so common, could someone please confirm that if we connect an x230 to a 4k display, through DisplayPort, we can get 4K resolution out of it (at 30 Hz) ? I want to order an LG 24UD58 online (that is a still at about 200 bucks), for the purpose of reading PDFs and using Office (not gaming), but the only place that says it can be done is this, and I needed confirmation (please). Thank you so much. I think this information could even bring new life to existing x230's and please many owners   

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