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Cant connect two laptops (in order to have dual monitors)

Q: Cant connect two laptops (in order to have dual monitors)

Have a Razer Blade and Lenovo. Want to use Lenovo as secondary monitor to extend screen and ease tasks. Have tried everything suggested online to do this with no luck. Any advice?

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Hi, I typically work with dual monitors by using an external monitor with my laptop. I run windows 7 on the laptop. Typically I need dual monitors to run applications such as statistical software, GIS (ESRI), and archival research software e.g. Atlas.ti etc. I also need to keep interview transcripts (ussually word docs) and excel spreadsheets with raw data on one screen while I write using a word doc on the other screen. Here's my problem. I will be working overseas for the next three months and need to use dual monitors but don't want to lug an external monitor on a flight. So I was wondering if there is a way to use one of my two laptops as an external monitor. Both run Windows 7. I've thought about taking an Ethernet cable and trying to build a network between the two laptops, but don't know if this would work.

At this point I am too addicted to using dual monitors that I can't go back to one monitor. Any advice?
 

A:Using laptops as dual monitors?

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Hello,

I have an HDTV and a laptop and my laptop has a DVI output (thats it) and the TV has an HDMI input therefore I bought an DVI to HDMI cable hooked up the HDMI to the tv and hooked up the DVI to the laptop

Specifics:
HDTV LG 20" Model 20LS7D
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

So I plugged in both and the TV will not let me select HDMI input, basically theres no signal, I already activated the second monitor via the xp settings and set it to a display that the tv can support tried to turn the tv on and off and nothing worked. My Omega drivers are recognizing a second Panel, an "FPD" and the display however it wont work, I even tried to force connect to a tv and that wont work.

I was given an alienware 5500, the f4 function key only allows the switching between LCD-only, CRT only and LCD and CRT. F5 and 6 are audio options (because I know some laptops function keys allows dual monitors).

Any suggestions? Should I not be using Omega drivers? Was this free alienware laptop worse off then I thought, etc?
 

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I have two working laptop pcs, and I'm curious about the possibility of combining them into one unit and running both screens as a dual monitor system.

My question is 1) Is this even possible with notebooks, and 2) How do I go about doing this?

I've found a lot of helpful tutorials on the topic in relation to desktop computers... but I'm pretty sure it will be completely different if trying it with laptops. And as I said, I'm not even sure it's possible... but I feel like it should be.

Any tips or links that might help point me in the right direction?
 

A:Combining 2 Laptops to Run as Dual Monitors?

I agree it should be possible, but it's not

Now, in saying that there are ways
One way is to have Remote Desktop setup so one computer can see the other Computer through sharing Remotely
Since one computer can see the full Desktop, you could split the screen to see yours and the other.
But I don't think this is what you want
 

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Asking this here because there isn't a general category. Which range of Lenovo laptops would support dual-monitors with least hassle? I think I'm asking which models have displayport outputs as that seems the preferred route. The product selection system on the website doesn't allow this granularity of filtering so one would have to look through the entire range! Thanks, Rob.

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Is it possible to attach 2 monitors to HP Slimline 260-p009? Product info says on-board graphics not available if graphics card is plugged in. Can onboard VGA and HDMI be used at the same time as 2 separate displays?

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I am trying to connect dual monitors but it says your pc can't project to another screen. I am not sure what to do...any help is great. I have the Graphics Drivers Intel Q35 chipset. I looked online and it says the product is discontinued. Do I need to install a new graphics card? I am just confused. BTW.. I don't know anything about technical issues, or hardware...So I'll need layman terms.
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 3 and want to connect two monitors to it. However, my laptop has only 1 HDMI port and both monitors only have VGA connections. Is it still possible?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7637 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (170 GB Free);
Motherboard: SR, Squirtle_SR
 

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I have two laptops, an E5570 from work and a E5580 as private. I would like to connect dual 2560x1440 screens (Dell U2717D) to especially the E5570. How can this be done?
I would assume that I can connect this through the e-port2 advanced port replicator, but can't find any documentation to confirm this and see a forum post indicating the e5570 might limit it to 1920x1200 for some odd reason.
For info, it has the AMD R7 video chip.

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I would like to connect my HP laptop to dual monitors.  I have the following ports: On HP Spectre x360:1 HDMI port1 Mini DisplayPort3 USD 3.0 ports On each HP 21kd monitor:1 VGA port1 DVI-D port My question is: what is the cleanest, fastest/recommended way to hook up to both?  I have a number of options--for instance, MiniDisplay to VGA, HDMI to VGA, MiniDisplay to DVI, etc. I am not concerned about whether audio is transmitted or not.  Ideally, I would like to keep as many USB ports open as possible. Thanks,Brad

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My small company does not have an IT department, so they cannot give me guidance.  They gave me a Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4-1570.  I had wished to connect it to my dual monitors, as I had previously done with my old Dell (in a docking station).  Can I buy anything that will allow me to connect my 2 monitors to this new Lenovo?

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I have just purchased a Lenovo Y900i and I am having an issue with connecting dual monitors on my PC.My computer has two HDMI ports and one VGA port. However, only one HDMI port actually seems to work and the VGA does not.I have test both monitors and neither monitor is faulty.When I connect the monitors to the non-working HDMI port or to the VGA; they seem to sense that they are connected to something, but obviously do not display anything. However, when I go to the display options in System, it does not detect the monitor.I have also tried going into the NVDIA Control Panel to try to detect the device, but that is not working either.I have tried changing resolution settings, but to no avail. I have checked BIOS and there seems to be nothing about display or port options that would assist me in activating any particular port.I have a feeling that the issue has something to do with adaptor settings, but alas I am not tech savvy enough to figure this one out by myself.Currently both monitors are connected to HDMI ports.Model: Lenovo Y900iOperating System: Windows 10Graphics Card: NVDIA GeForce GTX 1080

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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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I have inherited two different laptops that I've reconditioned.  Unfortunately, I had to replace hard drives for each, in which case I guess I need to order their respective Recovery Media disks.  How do I go about ordering Recovery Media disks for the following laptops?  It appears that both laptops were factory installed with Windows 7 Home 64-bit. Serial: CNF0232LJPProduct: XC432UA#ABAModel:  CQ62-228DX Serial: 2CE941C1DCProduct: VY794UA#ABAModel: G60-549DX Thanks so much for your time and expertise!!  Curtis

A:How do I order recovery media for my laptops?

Hello Curtis, HP has stopped manufacturing Recovery Media for these models, however below is the links to order the same from the HP vendor .  Model: G60-549DXhttp://www.computersurgeons.com/p-17135-recovery-kit-588817-001-for-hp-model-number-g60-549dx.aspx Model:  CQ62-228DXhttp://www.computersurgeons.com/p-20999-windows-7-64b-office-2010-recovery-kit-618095-001-for-compaq...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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My wife has 2 jobs and needs to use 2 different laptops for them along with Display Monitors. Is it possible to have the 2 laptops use the same 2 monitors instead of adding a 3rd monitor. Her desk can only hold 2 monitors now and we need to make this easy for her to switch between jobs.
 

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Maybe someone can help me. I have a GTX295, and my main monitor is plugged into the right plug while my TV into the left. For Nvidia the right plug (when facing front of the computer) was always considered Monitor #1, for what ever reason...

The strange thing is that these new Nvidia drivers seem to mess things up... Although While booting the post shows only on (2nd plug) which is monitor 1, while in Windows it detects it backwards... It detencs 2nd plug as monitor 2...

Does this make any sense?? It's really annoying. Is there a way of changing this??

A:My monitors seem to be detected in incorrect order!?!?

You can open your display settings and select the monitor you want as primary and then check the box to set as primary underneath.

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Does anyone know the best place to get a good price on a flatscreen monitor

Also, I would like to get a really inexpensive laptop that I can use to do my writing away from home and be able use wireless..............any suggestions
 

A:flat screen monitors&refurbished laptops

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

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

thanks!

A:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

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

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Does turning down the brightness of your monitor and laptops extends the life of the product and reduce the chance of getting a black pixel?

A:Turning down brightness to extend life for monitors and laptops?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by imeem


Does turning down the brightness of your monitor and laptops extends the life of the product and reduce the chance of getting a black pixel?


I don't think it will do anything except extend battery life. Your monitor will last longer than the other components.

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I currently have a T430 which is an absolute beast and solid as a rock. However, it is a nightmare for external monitors. I have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor and a Lenovo LT1952p monitor that I would like to use as external monitors. Both monitors run on HD 4000. I run Windows 10 operating system.  I don't need the newest model. Just something solid and dependable. If it has the option of eventually doing three monitors that would just be icing on the cake (but not required).  Does anyone have any ideas for laptops that might fit these specs as well as docks to go with them?  Thanks

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

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

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

Thanks...

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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The revolutionary new Matrox DualHead2Go external multi-display upgrade is not a graphics card. Rather it is a palm-sized box that sits outside of your system. DualHead2Go takes the existing single monitor display output (i.e. external VGA output) from your system and expands it into dual display outputs, allowing you to run your Windows desktop at up to 2560 x 1024 resolution stretched across two displays. Using DualHead2Go in conjunction with the built-in display of your laptop, you actually benefit from 3 displays at a time.



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Hi guys, I'm trying to properly dual-boot Windows 10 Edu 64bit and Kubuntu 16.10 64bit. The problem is that on startup it's impossible to start GRUB, Windows is loaded automatically. Is there a way to change UEFI boot order? I tried several methods but Windows always overrides my changes; I managed to load GRUB only once by renaming the Windows OS Loader path to the GRUB one, but after I booted to Windows once again, it overrode my settings creating a new Windows OS Loader entry. These are the methods I've already tried: Renaming the path as I said up here through bcdeditUsing EasyUEFI to change boot orderUsing efibootmgr in KubuntuUsing boot-repair in KubuntuUpdating GRUB in Kubuntu While on my desktop I have a BIOS setting that lets me change UEFI boot partition, I don't have anything similar on this laptop. Let me know, thanks.

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There are two lap tops in my office that I do the technical support for, they are HP nc6000 that run XP Pro. They are supose to connect and unconnect to the network here in the office when the users need to take them on location. The problem we are having that no one can figure out is, everytime the users bring the lap tops back in the office and attempt to reconnect to the network with them I have to go in a re-map the drives. I have tried to update the nic card drivers, that didn't work. I have asked both users if they are shutting down in the field properly and they say they are (going thru the start menu, shutting down from there). (thinking that that may have something to do with it) At this point I don't have a clue what could be the problem and I am getting sick of having to remap those drives...

Any help, suggestions, advice I would be greatful for.....
could the problem be they are just old laptops?
 

A:Laptops that won't connect

Do you have separate hardware profiles set up on these laptops?
1 for the field and 1 for the office?
 

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Hi all. I want to connect two laptops so that one can see the other. I heard that this can be done with a cross-over cable and then running the Windows XP Network Wizard to pick up each computer. Can anyone confirm?
 

A:Connect Two Laptops

yes, it's true..
 

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Hey Guys,

I've recently installed Windows 7 Professional on my Windows XP machine. It's installed on a partition of the same drive that XP was on.

At the boot menu when it lets you choose between the 2 OS's, it's defaulted to the Windows 7 one, and I can only get to XP if I manually choose it. I want to keep XP as the default option, but I don't appear to be able to change it (I did this before with Windows 7 RC1 without any problems)

When I got to msconfig and look at the boot configuration in Windows 7, it only shows Windows 7 as the default option. There is no other option, Windows XP doesn't show up there where it should

It's the same when I look at the boot config on XP, there's no sign of Windows 7 there!

Anyone any ideas how I can sort this out? I need to add XP to the list

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Trying to change boot order (Dual Booting)

Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

There's a great program called EasyBCD which showed both of the OS's and allowed me to sort it all out!
 

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Hi,

I am currently running Win2000 Pro with FAT not NTFS. I'm not a great gamer do but have a couple I would like to load, but of course Win2K cannot support them. So I thought - how about a dual boot system? Hard drives are ok for it, 2 each with 2 sizeable partitions, so easily arranged. BUT, I am led to believe that I cannot install Win98SE AFTER Win2k. Is this true, and if so is there NO way around it except reinstalling Win2k as well?

AlbertB
 

A:Dual Boot Win2000/Win98SE install order?

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I am going to have a LAN party with about 3 other people. I am wondering what I need for equipment and how to go about creating a Ethernet LAN so we can play together. We want to play P2P, not over the Internet.
 

A:How to connect laptops for a LAN party?

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I cant' connect my 2 laptops on the internet at the same time, only 1 laptop can connect on the net and the other one don't or they can both connect to the internet but it doesn't stop disconnecting on both of them.
PLEASE HELP!!! I've been trying to fix for weeks.
 

A:Can't connect 2 laptops at the same time...

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Hi All,

I have 2 laptops both running Windows 7.I want to connect them remotely.I am using different Wireless PC datacard on each machine and both system connected to Internet.I want to connect them remotely over internet.

Lets say Laptop A(connected to Internet with datacard A ) and Laptop B(connected to Internet with datacard B)

Anyways to do following tasks without installing any new softwares ?

1.How to Connect Laptop B from A by default (without any authentication on Laptop B)

2.How do I just Monitor Laptop B from A ?(View mode)

3.How do I access Laptop B from A ?

Please provide steps

Thanks

A:How to connect 2 laptops over Internet

How about using Team Viewer or Window Remote desktop

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US Robotics router with ethernet and USB cables... I am connected with the ethernet. Can my daughter connect her laptop direct to the router with the USB or do I have to set up a network? Thanks..
 

A:New router...can I connect 2 laptops?

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Please help..
Laptop 1 - Toshiba Satellite 2 days ago appeared to have a virus - cloud warnings, and icons on my desktop. I ran Malwarebytes, which found no infections, however the cloud warnings disappeared. Since then unable to connect both wireless and ethernet. Here are my config settings at this time for this laptop.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\badger>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-3E-88-82
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Ada
pter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-24-66-FA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
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A:Both laptops are unable to connect

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hi there,, i have been using one laptop via wlan for over a year,, bought a new laptop couple of days ago,, now both of them connect to router but cant go online at the same time,, if i disconnect the old laptop from wireless router the new laptop works,, if i dissconect the new laptop the old laptop works??

please help,, any help would be appreciated!!
 

A:cant connect to internet with two laptops

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Hi!
I had Vista on C: drive and later installed XP on D: drive.
Boot order was then Vista - XP, worked ok. I then changed the boot order where XP to be the default . And now the boot manager does not allow me to even choose Vista, but goes directly to XP. The changes I did in Vista.
I have "restorepoint delete" fix active ( System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete)
Restoring the fix does no difference to this issue other than making boot.ini visible for changes on the XP side, but without options for Vista.

Has my Vista gone "hasta la vista" or is it "see you never more". Is there some means of getting it alive again?

Lars

A:Vista becomes invisible in dual boot order change to XP as default

Hello Lars,

You should be able to do a Startup Repair on the Vista partition to have it back.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

UPDATE:

See this to Boot Partition - Default

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

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Background:
With my monitor setup i have a large monitor in the middle of my desk and a smaller one to the left. I like having the task bar on the left monitor but keeping most of the programs im actively working on the bigger.

Now what im wondering if its possible to have all windows open on the left(secondary).

A:Dual monitors

Hello,

I believe it is. Just change the primary monitor in Screen Resolution. Select "this is my main monitor".

~JK

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I have dual monitors, one on my laptop and another bigger monitor for when I am docked and at the office.

Under XP I had it set so that when I closed the lid on my laptop, the lapto screen was shut off and all files that were subsequently opend were opened to the main big screen.

It appears now that when I close the lid the screen stays on and if there was a window showing on the laptop when the lid is closed it does not automatically switch to the big monitor. It used to under XP. Is there a way to duplicate this behavior in Windows 7?

There are times when I want to use just one monitor and shut the monitor built-in to the lap top - off. Is there an easy way to do so?

A:Dual Monitors on Win 7

Wish someone would give a response to this. Surely I am not the only one. It appears the way Windows handles multiple monitors has changed substantially since XP.

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Can someone give me an easy step by step for setting up dual monitors?

A:Dual Monitors

Plug in your second monitor and enjoy.

It varies depending on what video card you have. ATI tells us nothing. If it has two ports, you should be able to plug in a second monitor, and have it clone. From there, you need to open the settings and set it to extend not clone. Since I am not familiar with ATI cards, and each one varies, we cannot tell you exactly.

I will bet it will work if you just plug it in though.

~Lordbob

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How can I control/save the location and size of pop up windows.  A program I use at work utilizes a lot of pop ups.  The problem is they always open up straddled across both monitors, so I have to be constantly moving them over every single time.  I only have to re-size once in the morning, but the location is not saved.  What determines which monitor will show the pop up?

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Gentlemen,

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Dual Monitors

TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

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

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

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

A:Dual Monitors?

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Had Win 98se, Used 2 monitors to open different windows on each one.
clean format in 2k
same machine, same dual output agp card [dvi, d-sub ]
can't get anything but a mirror image on the second monitor
the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASE
 

A:dual monitors on win 2k

celoehr said:

Had Win 98se, Used 2 monitors to open different windows on each one.
clean format in 2k
same machine, same dual output agp card [dvi, d-sub ]
can't get anything but a mirror image on the second monitor
the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASEClick to expand...
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What is needed to run dual monitors on a dell pc with Windows2000 operating system?
 

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

A:Help with dual monitors

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

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

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