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Q: dual screens with different resolution

I have windows 7 ultimate 64x with 2 screens. Is it possible to set each screen t o have its own display resolution when they are Mirrored? The screens are not the same and (one is a basic dell flat screen, and one is my hd 52" tv) and i prefer not to use the extend screen choice, but i rather would like to just mirror them but have 800x600 on one, and 1024x768 on the other (just for example). When i watch dvd movies, the entire hd tv is not using the full screen and only shows as a sqware instead of wide screen. I use to have this working before, but not sure how i did it, and i just reinstalled windows 7.

Possible?, and how (i could not see how to do this)?

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A: dual screens with different resolution

hi JM123 i use DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper|Binary Fortress Software
i have 2 monitors and a 50" plasma
the 2 monitors are different res and its not a problem
with my ati card i set up a short cut profile for a main monitor and tv setup 1 click and its done.

if they are mirrored im not sure but still worth a look m8

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This is an HTPC, with an output to the KVM / desktop.

One screen is HDMI output to the TV (dedicated vid chip), and the other output is VGA to the desktop monitor (with it's OWN vid chip).

The The ATI graphics settings is 'Cloned Screens'. My desktop Splash image is outside of the monitor, and it needs a different resolution, I think. Regular display is fine.

It took a few days to get what I've got now (good TV image), so I'm tentative about further tampering. Anybody got an idea here?

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I bought a new laptop with a 13" but HIGH (3800x1800) resolution screen.

W8.1 has a display feature where ALL objects can be scaled larger to deal with the fine resolution.

However, I have one program on the desktop that sometimes flips this off and "goes native". Any idea why this would happen?

A:Scaling on high-resolution screens

What program is it?

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Hi, I've recently purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y50-70) and it comes with a 4K display.

This is great but I've found some programs are not adapting to it well and also it's causing lag on some programs too.

I've tried to lower the resolution by right clicking on the desktop, going to screen resolution, then changing it from 3840x2160 to 1920x1080. This doesn't fix things though, because the screen becomes pixelated and large.

Has anyone had a similar problem or knows how to fix this? Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you!

A:Changing resolution of 4K screens, Windows 8

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

My first recommendation is to make sure all of your drivers are fully updated, including your video card driver.

What are the programs that you are having lag on?

Are you running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Windows is fully up-to-date?

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Hi guys, I'm just curious about a little detail, is not something that bothers me, but I'm kind of curious.

I have a little Gateway netbook, as you know, netbooks res. generally sucks. Well, this little guy can be included in that list.

The point is that I get to receive a Windows Vista boot screen while I boot it on her screen.

But when I connect it on another monitor it will show Windows 7's.

Is it because of the resolution? Does the Windows 7's boot screen needs a minimum resolution to boot that is higher than 800 x 600?

Thanks in advance.

A:Different Windows 7 Boot Screens due to Resolution?

Did you do an in place upgrade from Vista?? This is usually the cause of differing boot screens... Of course, if you do a clean install of Windows 7, you wont have this problem...

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Hi, Couldn't find a solution for my problem in the other posts so here it goes.

Currently I'm using 2 screens for my pc, one is a regular screen and the other one a 46'' LG TV. They both are running with a 1920x1080 resolution, which appears as native in both of them.

The regular screen has no problems, but the tv screen appears like it's running a lower resolution (Since its real size is at least 2 times bigger). Even when I move a page from the screen to the tv, the page is bigger than the screen so I loose part of the bottom. as you can see in this image, where the settings window practically covers the whole window when it's way smaller in the other screen)

(The tv is above the regular screen)

I don't remember how it worked with windows 7 to be honest, but I believe I used a bigger resolution like 2560x1440, which I can't here, since it finds 1920x1080 as the native and bigger resolution for the tv. So the question is, how do I increase its max resolution or there is another solution to match them both

A:Windows 10, screen resolution problem with 2 screens

I know this is an old post, but since no one else answered it, I thought I would (for future reference).

Televisions do something called overscan, which makes the picture larger than the visible screen. This is from the way-back-when days when CRT screens had rounded edges and pictures had straight edges. It was done to fill the whole screen, and even though those screens have gone the way of the dinosaur, the practice still continues.

To fix that you need to do one of two things.

1. Look in your TV settings menu for a way to disable overscan. Unfortunately it's not always called that (Sony called it Full Pixel mode, others called it 1:1 pixel mapping, etc.) so you may have to do a little hunting to find the correct setting. Most 1080p sets have it, somewhere (most 720p sets do not).

2. If you can't disable overscan, then look in your graphics driver setting for a way to scale the picture down to fit the visible screen.

Also, some televisions have one input that is PC specific, and that input should have overscan disabled.

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I bought a new screen and it says its preferred setting is '1600x900'. But for some reason, my computer does not have this setting. My computer only has '1024x768' and '800x600'. Maybe its' because it's too old for the screen - I don't know.

Could you help me?

Thanks very much

A:Can't change my screens resolution to the preferred setting

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I have a laptop with a 3200 x 1800 screen and the toolbars and menus of Illustrator and Photoshop are nearly illegible due to their minuscule size. Indesign displays normally, as does Lightroom.

On the adobe forums, two entries - Adobe Community: Photoshop CC on a High DPI display on Windows 8.1 and Adobe Community: Photoshop CC / Windows 8.1 HiDPI / Retina scaling support - suggest this is due to Microsoft not supplying required APIs (whatever these are...).

I appreciate that 3200 x 1800 is still new, but over four months have passed since the posts on the adobe forums and the problem endures. Surely a giant such as Microsoft should already have that loophole closed? It is quite astounding that such an issue should even exist in the first place.

Anyone knows whether we can expect anything soon that will resolve this issue?

A:Doesn't Windows 8.1 support high resolution screens?

There is an interesting conversation thread here at adobe forums regarding Win 8.1 and this resolution. Apparently, Microsoft and Adobe have been collaborating in fixing the issue and making it available.

it would help if I read your comment better. Sorry.

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I am currently using an Acer 1916Q Widescreen Monitor. I have an old ViewSonic 19" CRT Monitor. I am always using Acrobat Reader and started thinking about using two monitors, one for work, the other only for PDFs. I have a Radeon 9800 pro card, so, from what i understand, i have dualview suppported hardware.

Being said, what's the routine for this? Is it even possible? I've never tried this, so I have a sneaky suspicion that it requires two of the same monitor (IE two widescreens).

Further more, if it is possible, would half the screen go over to the ViewSonic or is there any nifty software out where I could just have Acrobat going on the ViewSonic, and everything on my Acer remains the same?

Thanks for any help!

A:Using Dual Screens: One CRT, One LCD.

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Hello I am trying to figure out if I can use a doubled ended HDMI cord to connect two laptops... I only want to use one solely as an extended screen for my main laptop...is this possible?

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Hi Guys,

I have a PC with DVI and VGA output.

I have a screen that is VGA and also one that accepts DVI.

Is it just a case of plugging them into their respective slots, or do I need an adapter for dual-screening?



A:Dual Screens?

As far as I know, you'd need a video card that would support that, because it seems like to me one is on-board graphics, and the other is your video card. Which I don't think that would work, but give it a shot. Lol.

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On my primary monitor I've run a 360 and my Windows 7 p.c into it. I've set up a shortcut hotkey so that I can disable the primary to swap to the 360 when needs be. However I'd like to be able to access the web whilst using my 360 without having to cycle through the monitor menu to swap back. So I got my old monitor on my desk, however I can't think what to do with it. It's got a lower resolution than my primary so simply making it the secondary whenever I want to use the 360 isn't viable (it messes up the icons). I can't think of any work around, using ultramon and shrinking the main image isn't very good either due to it having both delay and a lower framerate even at the the highest systme usage settings. Can you guys think of any work arounds? I've tried saving the icon positions but then firefox still opens in the main monitor. I really would like to swap monitors on the fly with a hotkey and restore icons later.

A:Some Help With Dual Screens

I'm not sure this is what you mean but have you tried holding down the windows key and hitting the P key?

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where or how can i see my secondary screen on my primare screen

A:dual screens

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.2. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.3. On the Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog box, click the monitor icon that represents the monitor you want to designate as the primary monitor.4. Click to select the Use this device as the primary monitor check box. Note that this check box is unavailable when you select the monitor icon that is currently set as your primary monitor.These instructions are for XP (found/abridged from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307873), but for other windows operating systems it should be similar.

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Hi i really wanted to have 2 screens , so i went an baught the Sansui SV-1750LCD
screen, i plugged it in changed the settings ,but nothing happens if tried everything ,When i change the computer Display settings the other screen refreshes ? wat could be wrong ?


A:Dual Screens.

Quote: Originally Posted by badclone

Hi i really wanted to have 2 screens , so i went an baught the Sansui SV-1750LCD
screen, i plugged it in changed the settings ,but nothing happens if tried everything ,When i change the computer Display settings the other screen refreshes ? wat could be wrong ?


Hi Dual Clone and Welcome,

Could you please fill in your system specs on your forum profile so we know what we're working with?

Importantly:what make/model is your graphics card?
Does it support two screens?
Have you loaded the graphics card software and drivers that came with it?
Can you see two screens in display settings (Control Panel | Display | Screen
If you see 2 screens are both enabled?

Did your new monitor come with an install disk?

I'm sure we'll be able to help you further, hang in there and get back to me.


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What if anything is the difference with, Dual Screens, and Extended Desktop. Thanks

A:dual screens

Very little IMO. Having Dual screens allows you to use either screen to display information by dragging things back and forth but the actual desktop (i.e. where programs open and icons are displayed) remains only on the primary monitor.

When you extend your desktop on to the secondary monitor then you can use that space as additional area to perform the desktop functions that would have been locked to the primary monitor.

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Can anyone help me out with my problem I have got 2 monitors hooked up to my graphics card atm (Geforce 6200 AGP 256mb) I have 1 vga monitor plugged into the vga plug and i have a dvi-vga converter plugged into the other slot with another vga monitor in it.

My main monitor works the one i have always been using but on everthing in display properties it says the other monitor is there and working so i can cgange the setting on it but the other monitor is just in power saving mode.

Do i need to download drivers or software from somewere and if i do do you know were i can download it from?

Thanks i hope i havent wated my money and this thing will eventually work

A:Dual Screens

please someone help me its really atarting to annoy me now!

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Is there any software to let you get dual screens. I don't think mine is capable going into settings.Thanks

A:Dual screens

If you mean that you want to have two different monitors displaying different things then you need a video card that can do that. If you mean that you want the same thing on two monitors then that is also a hardware function.


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i didn't really know where to ask this question...but here is my problem
i have had 2 screens (Acer x223w) one for my 360 Via DVI port with DVI/HDMI Adapter and the other screen for my PC use.
i use a crappy NVIDIA GeForce 9200
i just bought a new HDMI could and HDMI to DVI adapter so i could dual screen my PC when i wasn't playing xbox.
but when i am dual screening and want to switch to the DVI to play xbox it doesn't allow me.
the steps i use to do before having 2 screens is go into Menu>Input>Input Source>DVI-D and it would go to my xbox.
but ever since i have had 2 screens running my PC it forces me back to the PC screen when i try to switch to the DVI to play Xbox.
Screen 1 is hooked up to my computer with HDMI
screen 2 is hooked up to my computer with VGA and then to the XBOX with a DVI/HDMI adapter and HDMI cord
not really sure if that explains my problem but it is as best as i can do

just wondering if there is anything i can do to fix this.

UPDATE: seems to work if my screens are set to Duplicate instead of extend. if i choose extended it doesn't like me switch to DVI

A:Can't use DVI while Dual Screens Are Working

not to bump a thread
but i guess i could just use win key + P and choose "Computer Only" When i want to play
but none the less and normal fix would be wonderful...
it also seems my xbox resets whenever i try to switch from VGA to HDMI so that could be truly the problem of the screen not "Handshaking" the hdmi connection

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hi, i got a new 42 inch t.v and hooked it up to my pc. i use the small one for browsing and want to use the 42 for gaming. when i try to start gta4 i sign into RGSC then the game starts to load and just as the game should pop up both screens flicker then i get an error, this is probably due to the trainer i use. i can start need for speed world with no problems but it only plays on my smaller screen, could anyone give me an easy to use guide on how to fix my problem ?

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I have a computer that had two screens hooked to it - for some reason the other screen has now stopped displaying.

So when I boot up I get a background but nothing else - if I right click I can see an options dialog, but the problem is everything is being displayed on the monitor I can't get to.

I tried safe mode, but can't seem to resolve the problem here either.

Any ideas??

A:Dual Screens no longer?!

I don't use dual monitors but I was talking today to someone who does & they told me that you couldn't use an AGP card together with integrated video to enable dual monitors. Haven't tested this myself but they said the AGP card disables the integrated video.

Some details about your hardware might help.

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I have just bought a new monitor for my PC (XPSP4 with a 8800GTX)

I now have a Samsung 1920x1200 and a Viewsonic 1680x1050 monitor.

I try to connect both with the dual view option in the NVIdia controller.

I can get the 1680x1050 to dispay at 1680x1050.
However the 1920x1200 only gets an option to connect 1920x1080, which does not look good.

I installed the Samsung monitor driver that came with the screen and installed the latest NVidia drivers. The 8800GTX is supposed to be able to handle two 2560x1600 screens.

When I use the Samsung in single screen mode it works fine at 1920x1200.


A:Dual screen with two different res screens in XP

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hey, i just got a 19"wide to go with my 17, they look really good together, but when i run CCS or GW or any game for that matter, it runs is clone mode. i want it to play the game on my 19 and have windows still up on the second. is there any programs out there or anything to do this?

A:Dual screens. get game to run on only one.

Well, you need to tell us your systems specs and video card. I can tell you haow to do it on an nVidia card:

1. Open control panel

2. Switch to classic view

3. Go to "Display Settings"

4. Go to "Dual Screens"

5. Change setting to whatever you want

Thats IF you have a nVidia card. You didn't tell us, so I can't tell you anything more.


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I work in a retail store (The Good Guys) thus the name, we have 2 laptops setup with dual screens, but we want to set 2 different screensavers for each monitor, they both are using Windows vista Home Premium we need to setup dual monitors (done) and 2 different screensavers (custom made.. windows photo slideshow of Powerpoint photo's) are setup on the single one.

Is there any program to replicate it?

The first one use's a generic intel chipset and the second use's an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, but we do have one with an nVidia 9200M chipset, would it be easier to use the nVidia..



A:Dual Screens with 2 Different Screensavers??

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We have a couple of Dell Precision T3500's at work that came preinstalled with:
24Gb memory
2 x Nvidia Quadro 600
Windows 7 pro

When they arrived the dual monitors worked fine, but we had to remove Win7 and put XP on as some of our software packages for 3D modelling don't work in 7.

Now we are running XP 64-bit, and we have installed all the drivers for the Quadro cards, but only 1 works.

If you go into the Control Panel and Display settings, the first monitor shows up fine so resolution can be adjusted etc. then next to it is a pixelated out 2nd monitor, which when you click on allows you then to extend the desktop, adjust resolution etc. etc. but as soon as you hit apply or ok, it goes back to being pixelated out.

Both cards are showing fine in Device Manager etc.

I recently updated the BIOS to no avail, irritatingly the BIOS is one of those Dell ones that is supposed to make things nice and fluffy but instead removes a load of functionality.

In the BIOS you can choose the order in which the PC uses video output - (PCI, PCIE, AGP etc.) and if you change this to the other pre-set choice (you cant set your own custom order there's only 2 different choices both set by Dell) then the gfx card that outputs the display swaps to the other card, so you end up with the card that wasn't working, working and the one that was doesn't (if that makes sense!).

Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated - we've updated chipset, gfx dri... Read more

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Who else is really happy about SLI finally supporting multiple monitors? At least in 2D mode anyway...

A:SLI Supports Dual Screens

ehh, im not crazy about it, but its a good thing. Can you run 4 monitors now? I'm buying 2 4870x2's soon so not extremely concerned about it at this moment.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1341 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 143 GB (47 GB Free); E: 141 GB (132 GB Free); K: 465 GB (0 GB Free); L: 931 GB (628 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

The sound has never come through the Laptop's speakers. I use an Acer display and Ozaki speakers attached to it.
While trying to figure out why the sound disappeared I hit, if I remember correctly, the F5 button and the display vanished. It turns out that I've turned on a multiple screen display and have no idea how to turn it off. The Acer works well - I can move pages onto it and back but still without sound . So I have TWO problems.
Can anyone help me please?

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Bad start to Anniversary update - messed up my dual screen setup.
I used to have my two screens setup so I could run different programs on them. Now I can only have the same thing on both. No point in having two screens. Settings allows me to set same on both or only on 1 (or 2). In practice whatever I set defaults to same on both.

I have a nVidia Quatro video card.

Any suggestions?

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Hi all. I have 2 monitors set up, a 1920x1200 widescreen one, and a 1280x1024 fullscreen one. They are in dual mode, not mirror, and I need some help with the wallpaper. I opened up Cinema 4D last night with the purpose of creating a cool wallpaper, and I made one that was 3200x1200 (total resolution of both monitors together). I rendered it out, and applied it to my background, and for some reason, it just wants to put the picture on both monitors, it won't spread it across the 2. If that doesn't make any sense, I want one picture to span the entire width of both my monitors. Here is the picture I'm using:

http://infectionist.com/images/misc/desktops/reflectyness.png (huge 56K warning, this image is 4.5 megs)

So since I have my 24" monitor on the right, the part of the picture on the right with the ball should be on the 24", and the darker part on the left should be on the left monitor, the 19".

Can anyone help me out?

A:Configuring a wallpaper on dual screens

You should really include your system specs in your profile - more specifically what type of video card you are using in your machine. It will make it easier to help you with this since some sets of drivers handle dual monitor setups differently.

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i have 2 23 inch acer screen. one hdmi and one vga..
i have the "turn off display" set for 15 mins but it seems the hdmi (which is the main display) only turns off as the second screen stays on.
i know i can just turn off the second display with WinKey and P but sometimes i have to rush out and have work up on both screens
am i missing a setting somewhere?

A:Sleep Option For Dual Screens

Odd. My inputs are reversed, (primary on DVI) but both screens go to sleep.

Do you leave any apps on screen and not minimized?

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Since I've connected my dual monitors, Gunbound (www.gunbound.com) refuses to play. It tells me that I need updated drivers. I went to the ATI website and got new drivers, it didn't work. System specs are in my sig, also, I'm running Windows XP, SPII.

I have the Hydravision software add-on for the graphics card, as well.

A:Gunbound won't play on Dual Screens

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In Display Settings I can't seem to get my laptop to Detect that a HDMI monitor is plugged in. 

A:Am I able to display dual screens on my Aspire V5-...

Hi,See if this helps you:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16073/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDg0MjIwNjQ...

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I was messing around and tried to set up dual screens with my HP Notebook which has an Nvidia card. When I set it I ended up getting a blue screen or blank screen at startup of Windows. The Windows logo appears fine but once Windows has loaded, the screen goes blank or I get a blue screen, but I can see the mouse arrow. How do I fix this issue?

A:Nvidia and Dual Screens on HP Notebook

Most laptops don't have video cards. I'm sure your laptop doesn't have a video card either. Boot the laptop into SAFE MODE and select VGA. Reboot your laptop

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I am currently using 2 screens (laptop and external monitor.) The set up is that the external screen is my main screen with my laptop sitting next to it on the right hand side. I have noticed I have to move the mouse to the left of the external screen to get it onto the laptop screen. Not a major drama, but slightly frustrating!
I know the logical solution would be to relocate the laptop to the left hand side of my desk.... but I can't as the fixed data cable is not long enough (it runs through a wall). If anyone has any ideas, would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mouse problems with dual screens

Hi Bek, welcome to the Seven Forums.

No need to panic. Open Screen Resolution by right clicking an empty spot on desktop and choosing Screen Resolution from context menu.

Now you can drag and drop those display icons as you like and click Apply. Notice that mouse moves then exactly as you put those displays: If you put display 1 under the display 2, you have to move mouse over the top of the display 1 to get pointer to the display 2. If you put those display icons as in attached image 3, the mouse pointer gets from display 1 to display 2 only from the upper right corner.

Practice makes a master, so try moving those display icons in different order, click Apply and see how the pointer reacts.


Image 1:


Image 3:

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Hey. i have recently upgraded to 2 19" Widescreens for duals. i have tryed a few media playings, but none seem to work.(WMP, WinAmp, Zoom player). I am trying to get the dideo to play on both monitors as one big screen. when i make it go full screen it plays half the video on the primary monitor, but the secondary is black. i tryed messing with setting a little, but nothing worked. Does anyone know a media player or settings to get video to play across duals?

Comp Specs..
2x 512 Ram
330 GB HDD
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2GHz
ATI X1300 Video card
Win. XP Home

A:Dual screens- Getting video to play across both

you have to have both screens on

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I have just attached another screen to my Vaio
i used the Dual monitor setup windows 7 offers
change the appearance of your displays
I chose the "extended these displays"
my problem happened after applying the new settings
my laptop screen went up side down while my new monitor went blue screen
how can i get my laptop screen back to normal?

A:Solved: Dual Screens with Windows 7

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I need some advice/expert knowledge on a few things. I recently bought a TV with vga ports to use as a new screen for my desktop, running a 8800GT. About two months of that and my card died, after three years of use. Is there any chance the tv could have caused the damage?
I've now replaced the card with a Radeon 5770 and am back using an older monitor. If the tv is theoretically safe to use, can I dual screen using the monitor through vga (with adaptor), and the tv via hdmi?

Really worried that I might end up frying another card, but if i don't use it I've got an essentially useles TV.

A:Fsked gfx cards and dual screens


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Hi all,

I appreciate that there are a multitude of these threads around, but I cannot seem to find one that replicates the issue I am having.

My computer appears to be randomly restarting when using dual screens. At first I thought this might be an issue of the computer struggling under heavy load, but this has happened with only a couple of programs running (i.e. a low demand game on the main screen and a chrome window running twitch.tv on the second screen).

This issue has only happened with dual screens - I can run the PC under high load on a single screen with no issues.

My specs:

CPU: A406 - Intel Core i7 4790
Operating System: F103 - Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Motherboard: 4214 - NEW! Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5
RAM: C202 - 16GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x8GB)
Hard Drive: G407 - Samsung 250GB 850 Evo SSD
Secondary Hard Drive: G102 - 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: H102 - 8x Blu-Ray Combo S-ATA
Graphics card: D105 - NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 960 2GB
Sound Card: Q302 - Onboard 7.1 Audio
Internet: J202 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO PCI-E card
Case: K319 - Zalman Z1
PSU: K605 - 650W Corsair VS

Steps I have taken to investigate:

- I have tested the PSU, which is working perfectly.
- I have updated all audio and video drivers.
- I have flashed the latest bios available.
- Stress test with Prime95 - no issues after 5 hours at max.
- memtest - no issues

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Hey there,

I have dual monitors and I get some pretty dismal frame rates when running games. The frame rates get low at intense times usually.

The frame rates are fine at these times with dual screens disabled.

Is there a way to shift more processing power to the port the primary monitor is plugged into?

I have at ATI HD3850 512MB card. I was looking in Catalyst Control Center, but the options are a little over my head and I'd rather not mess with them.

If anyone has some insight that'd be great!


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We are currently using four M700 Tiny workstations and have several M73 tiny workstations. The M700's were recently purchased four months ago. Each workstation is set up with two monitors, they use DP to VGA adapters to connect to the DisplayPorts on the M700. One-by-one, three of the four M700's have started having the same issue: - The screens will all of a sudden go blank, one screen turns white, and the other turns grey.- Powering down the monitors then powering them back on does not solve the problem.- Disconnecting the monitors and then reconnecting them does not solve the problem.- Mouse and keyboard input (example: Ctrl+Alt+Del) seem to have no effect.- The only way to get normal functionality back is to hard reset the workstation.- Two of these users are using Philips 224EL monitors and the third is using Samsung S19E450 monitors. The Philips monitors are about six years old, the Samsung ones were purchased this year.- There are no significant warnings or error logs in Windows Event Log Viewer This has only affected our M700 computers, the M73's have been fine. Here are the system details from our M700 order: BatteryNone First Hard Drive500GB HD 7200RPM 2.5" SATA3 Graphic CardIntegrated Graphic Card Interface packNone Preload TypeStandard_Image Warranty1 Year On-site ITC 2 - Enhanced ServiceNONE ITC 2 - Imaging Service 1NONE ITC 2 - Imaging Service 4NONE ITC 2 - Project TypeNONE ITC ... Read more

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I've been getting the exact same thing last few days, I thought it maybe had something to do with me running dual screens cause the ad pops up on my other screen (I have Windows live messenger running on screen 2, but the adds at the bottom have started to appear on my screen 1)
My PC has been configured like this for 3 years, it is nothing new.

This is exceptionally annoying especially since I did nothing and this just started to happen, no software was installed , no hardware was changed, yet all of a sudden Windows live messenger has this new "functionality".

No doubt we're victims of Windows Update.

Did Un-installing / re-installing fix this issue for you?

I really hate to work for free for microsoft to fix something they most likely did to me via Windows Update.

If not please let me know, its so much easier for me to go back to using a Windows live messenger clone like trillian.

Thanks in advance to any and all who can give some insight into this issue.

A:Windows Live Messenger ad pop-ups - dual screens

If you suspect a Windows Update caused the issue, there should be a system restore point before the updates where installed (created just before). You can run System Restore and go to this point, see if it was Windows Updates that caused the problem.

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At the moment i have installed Win 7 ultimate x64 bit . I am planning to install also snow leopard on the same disk for dual boot . Is it possible to boot both Os at the same time and have them displayed in 2 monitors ( Win 7 in my main and Mac on 2nd)

A:Win 7 and Mac Os X snow leopard dual boot on 2 screens

Quote: Originally Posted by iraklis1987

At the moment i have installed Win 7 ultimate x64 bit . I am planning to install also snow leopard on the same disk for dual boot . Is it possible to boot both Os at the same time and have them displayed in 2 monitors ( Win 7 in my main and Mac on 2nd)

Nope. If it were possible, how would the two OS'es control hardware like the HD. who would have control over it?

There might be a way to do it in two virtual machines but I am clueless as to how


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I have an ATI 9800 Pro Radeon (old school I know) with a DVI to HDMI cable. My issue is that if the TV is turned off or channels have been changed, the PC detects that its no longer connected and drops the settings.

Some times I can change it back and it will work fine. Other times I have to tell it to extand the display. And other times I have to restart... Consistency please...

I would like it to force display (just like an old CRT), or have it not detect a disconnect. I cant see a reason for this feature anyway...

This way Ill also be able to get rid of the LCD thats on my entertainment center shelf. See if I get rid of it then I cannot adjust the settings when the TV goes out... Lose lose...

I should mention that this is not necessarily a Win7 issue, this also happened with XP. Not the same but close.

Now for the driver issue: I cant use ATI catalyst because I cant use ATI drivers. The PC will only work with the Win7 drivers. I did at one point have it working with the older drivers. But I decided to get the most recent update from ATI and now I cant get it to work right even with the old drivers (yes I did driver cleaning, cant remember what it was called, its been awhile). Anyone else have this issue?

A:~~ Turn off auto detection of TV? Dual Screens ~~

No one???

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Hey. Firstly, apologies if this is a noob question but any guidance will be helpful.

Basically, i have a LCD monitor connected through HDMI to my laptop and both screens are working at the moment as duplicates.

What i am after is the screens to coincide and for me to be able to drag a window from my laptop to monitor, or vice versa.

When i have the 'extend desktop on 1 and 2' setting selected my laptop works as normal but the monitor screen only shows the wallpaper of my laptop and nothing else.

Is there anything i can do from here to be able to use both screens together or am i simply stabbing in the dark?

Thanks in advance,


A:Problems using dual screens with a laptop and monitor...

So what happens if you drag a window from one screen to the other or press
(Windows key + shift + >) or (Windows key + shift + <) ?

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I have been getting BSOD While surfing the web on dual Screens . I have my computer hooked up to a Samsung monitor and a Vizio tv, I'll put Youtube on one screen and check my email, facebook on the other. But now every so often when i switch between screens I get BSOD. This is really the only time it happens.

BCP2: FFFFF80003AB632F
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 000000007EFA0000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0

Os: Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit OEM
Age of System and OS install: ~2.5years
GPU: 1 year

A:BSOD While surfing the web on dual Screens BCCode: 1e

Software Concerns:You have both Norton Security Suite and Microsoft Security Essentials installed. Please choose one or the other but not both. Having two realtime antivirus programs can cause conflicts due to both accessing the same system resources simultaneously.
Analysis:Crashes have a variety of BugCheck codes. That may indicate a hardware concern, or it may be due to the realtime antivirus software conflicts. Take care of the above first and see if it provides more stability.

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hi all

I am running a Ati Mobility radeon Hd 4530

I can't get the text to be the same size on both monitors. I use to be able to with vista ( they just where)

I am using a java based application with alot of text (only allowed on set of the text) The size difference is like this ---- on monitor this size ---- the other this size.
I have tried mucking around with the resolution it makes the situation worse.

cheers in advance

A:dual monitor text is different sizes between screens

I am looking forward for an answer too.
Using a laptop with Windows 7 Pro and configured 125% sizing on laptopscreen. But I do not want 125% on my second monitor! How can I change that behavior independent?

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This is a new computer (Reman from HP) I have had for a week and it is now having this issue. The issue began shortly after I installed Microsoft Office. It is intermittent but sometimes happens a lot. I removed the driver for the graphics card and re-installed. Was good for a full day, but this morning it goofed up twice.

Everything else works great, looking for any ideas.

A:Dual screens, intermittent slight horizontally scramble.

Graphics card is Intel Q33 Express Chipset - I've removed and reinstalled the drivers for this, which is on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm going to try to install now the Vista 64-bit version of the driver.

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