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Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Q: Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Here is my problem. I have a primary monitor and then I run S-Video out to the TV so I can watch video clips.

With Vista, I had no trouble starting a video clip in media player on the primary screen and then dragging it over to the second monitor (TV) for actual viewing.
However, I tried to do that with Windows 7-it won't let me drag Media Player over to the second monitor. I can drag other applications to the second Window (Word, Browsers), but not any media program. Even tried another media player application.

Not sure what to do-how can I get this to work? I want to be able to watch TV/Movies on my second monitor.

Jim

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A: Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Actually update. I have a hard time dragging anything to my second display. I never had trouble dragging things to my second monitor before. When I get to the right edge of my main display, the window dragging stops..I can't get it to the second monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.

~Jonathan

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I got the second monitor up and running with a desktop. I cannot drag windows to #2 in dual monitor setup.
On a dell 740 with nvidia on board and a dell card with a dvi out.

I have looked at the nvidia software and just don't see where to make the change. Since I can see the desktop I think it is just a software issue but I haven't been able to figure it out.

Thanks for any suggestions!
 

A:Solved: Cannot drag window in dual monitor setup

All you should have to do is go into display settings and click on the second monitor picture that is in there. Under it is a checkbox that says extend the desktop to this monitor. Make sure that is checked.
 

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So I'm used to opening my windows such as google chrome and other such programs. When I want to maximize or minimize or make it flush to the right I'm used to grabbing the title bar and just dragging it to the top or either side so it automatically sizes it but once I installed the second monitor it stopped doing that. I never knew how much I really liked that feature until I lost it and I really want it back.

Please someone help me fix this.

Also thank you for reading my post it's greatly appreciated.

A:Got dual monitor now drag and drop doesn't work

Hi Michi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The feature you are describing is called Aero Snap. You can use keyboard shortcuts to work with it, try and be surprised how easy it is.

Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts for extended dual display systems: Aero Snap on Dual Monitors

Kari

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I have the dual monitor thing working and everything. I have my laptop and attached it using HDMI to a HDTV. The problem is that i cant get my desktop to my laptop. The HDMI cable, when plugged into my laptop makes the TV display the desktop automatically. Because of this, when i enable the dual screen, it extends my desktop to my laptop screen, and uses my tv for the main monitor. Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Dual Monitor Main Monitor Issue

There's a nice guide here

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hi All, Can I connect two monitors to an Acer Aspire X desktop? I know they have one VGA and one HDMI, so can they have dual displays? Thanks.

A:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Specifically what desktop are you asking about?  Do you have a part number?



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I've just installed Vista Beta 2, and I'm having trouble with a dual monitor setup. I'm using an nVidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card (128 MB of memory, 2 VGAs out, and one S-Video out).

My goal is to connect two monitors like this: my main VGA monitor running at a very high resolution, and a TV at a lower resolution, connected via S-Video. I've successfully gotten the desktop to span the two monitors like this, but every time I reboot, both screens show the same desktop, both at 600 x 800. I need to manually change the resolution and desktop settings each time I reboot.

Is there some way to get my dual screen settings to "stick" from session to session? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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my PC desktop is extended across two flat screen monitors (dell st2010 and dell e193fp) however my cursor cannot move between screens - the cursor remains limited to the primary monitor, the 2010

when I pull up the nvidia control panel it appears on the secondary monitor which my cursor can't access

things were fine yesterday - I could move the cursor between screens no problem - now this - strange

Word opens on the frozen secondary monitor: the insertion point winks, but I can't type anything = no mouse action or typing on secondary monitor

when i move the USB mouse from port to port the cursor jumps from primary to secondary screen but still can't move back and forth between screens

computer is a brand new dell xps studio
8G RAM
dual core

drivers updated

any advice will be greatly appreciated

A:Dual Monitor issue GTX 260

Have you tried moving the mouse off the side that isn't between the two monitors? It sounds like it may have somehow switched the monitor positions (right/left, left/right).

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Hi Guys,

My computer just had the most recent update and its caused me a problem with my 2nd monitor.

My main monitor is connected via HDMI and my 2nd is via DVI cable both to my graphics card. Since the update the screen still displays in its native 1920 x 1080 but the screen is blurry (not just the text). This was not an issue before the update and both monitors worked great. The 2nd Monitor is a Dell ST2220.

Things I have tried:

Reinstalling the graphics card drivers and make sure they are updated.
Tried to get driver for the monitor through Dell but according to the website Windows 10 did not require a driver for my monitor
Turned monitors on/off tried them separately etc and still seem to have the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo Y900 desktop with dual Samsung Monitors connected via HDMI connections. I have had the PC for about 4 - 5 months and up until yesterday all worked well. I have been away on vacation for 3 weeks and when I returned I booted up the computer only to find the monitors initially started up and then went blank! When I restarted the computer through holding the power button down and restarting the monitors worked fine.

This is now happening every time I start the computer which is strange. The monitors initially start with the PC then go blank until I restart the PC. This one is baffling me and have no idea what the solution is. Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Dual Monitor Issue

Reinstall the graphics card drivers.
 

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Just a quick question as i am very new to amd catalyst control center but hopefully its an easy task to do and someone knows how to do it. In the In amd catalyst control center, What option do I use if i want to toggle between what i want to use either tv or monitor. Do i need to do any setup of something? Are they both listed in a certain area?
thx

A:dual monitor issue

Are you trying to use them together or switch between the two, such as using a laptop with an external screen/projector?

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Hello,
I upgraded to windows 7 32bit today and I have a dual monitor setup. Before I had XP, and I could play video games on my main screen, and watch movies/tv and/or browse the internet on the other screen with no problems. Today when I switched to 7, I cannot play my video game (World of Warcraft) on my main screen without it freezing while having any movement with my mouse. Meaning, as soon as I move my mouse, the screen freezes and get 0 frames per second. While if i right click drag mouse, i can turn just fine. This never happened on xp. The game runs normal with only 1 screen.

ps. I run with the VisionTek Radeon 3870 Video card

A:Dual Monitor Issue

hello and welcome to the forums could you post more of your machines spec please and please have a read of this Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide[2]=Hardware%20and%20Drivers

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...khd3870/4.html

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Hello,
I'm having an issue using two monitors on my PC.

A bit of background info:
Ive been using dual monitors for about a year by plugging one into my on-board GPU (VGA-VGA) and one into my external GPU (VGA-VGA-DVI-I using an adapter).
For reasons which I can't be bothered to explain because it's not important, my on-board GPU no longer works and I must use my two DVI-I ports on my GPU.

Now, here's the problem:
Both screens are identical, with VGA-VGA wires. I am using an official ATI VGA-DVI-I adapter that came with my GPU (NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT) to connect the one screen.
However, I purchased a cheap ?1.50 VGA-DVI-I adapter off eBay for the second screen. But my problem is that when I connect either screen with the eBay adapter, it doesn't work properly.

Here's a bit of elaboration:
I can connect EITHER screen in EITHER of my GPU ports using the official ATI adapter, and they work fine.
However, when I connect EITHER screen in EITHER of my GPU ports using the eBay-bought adapter, it either doesn't detect any screen, or it caps me at 1024x786 resolution.
When I go to change my resolution, it calls the not-working one "Generic non-pnp" where-as my working one is called Packard Bell 200Ws.

This leads me to believe that there is an issue with my eBay bought adapter, I just wanted someone to clarify that this is the issue?

I don't want to pay the prices that places like PC World charge for a good adapter, so I want to check h... Read more

A:Dual Monitor Issue

I'm no expert but it sounds to me like the e-bay bought adapter is missing a few wires that would be used to ID the monitor. If you download the manual for your video card from the manufacturers web site you should be able to figure out what max resolutions are supported. I think its the adapter not a screen resolution problem.

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Hey, I recently bought a 2nd monitor for my computer. At first everything ran just fine. I restarted my computer and when it came back on, my 2nd monitor got set to my main display, and my original monitor could no longer be set to its "recommended" resolution.

After reading around the internet, I couldn't find any good answers to this problem. I decided to just let the updates go on windows (normally i just don't bother with them) and after I installed them, everything was fine. No settings were randomly changing, the original monitor was set at its recommended resolution ect.

Today I was working on my friends computer so I had mine unplugged and when I went to start mine up after replugging everything back in, the original problem started again. My new 2nd monitor was set to my main display, and my main monitor wont go past the resolution 1600x900 (recommended is 1680x1050). I tried to figure this out but at last I give up and ask for any help I can get to fix this.

Just a side note, my 2nd monitor is a smaller one and sits at 20" so thats why I prefer it to be secondary monitor. Also if I set my smaller one to main display, the bigger one (I think its 23" but its been awhile since I've bought it so I cant remember the exact size) still is messed up.

The main issue is the resolution on my primary monitor not being able to be set to the right setting to look good, right now it is all pixelated.

A:Dual Monitor Issue

Welcome to Seven Forums Calathra. Can we start by having you fill out your system specs?

At the top of the page, you will see UserCP (User Control Panel). Click to open your control panel. In the left side, look for, Edit System Spec. Click on Edit System Spec and fill out the information. If you don't know how to get that info, you can use the free program Speccy:

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

We are looking to see specifically, what video card you are using (if any) and how you are setting the dual monitors (through windows, nVidia control panel, Catalyst Control Panel, etc.), so we can help you with this problem. A Guy

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My display list is backwards

I've tired to fix it but cant. I have the monitors plugged into the correct DVI slots on my video card.

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That number shouldn't matter as long as the one you want (left or right) is set as primary. If it is that you want 1 on the left and 2 on the right, then it is just a matter of dragging #1 to the left side of #2.

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I have a computer that i need to run dual monitors, on my home PC i am using 1 graphic card that has 2inputs so have not had a problem.

However with this setup the graphics card only has 1 output (DVI) so i will also need to use the on board graphics card as well. Tested on each, and they both work individually but not when both connected.

I suspect that when the graphics card is plugged in it disables the on board graphics card, so my question is, is it possible to run dual monitors using both the on board graphics card & the extra graphics card?

*Have looked in device manager, nothing is disabled.
*Plugged them in individually (Worked single display).
*Tried every option in NVIDIA control panel.

The machine is operating WindowsXP & using a Nvidia graphics card.

Thanks for your help in advance,
Frenz
 

A:Dual Monitor Issue

You have not mentioned the make and model of the PC. Do two monitors show up in the Display properties > settings tab with only one monitor connected?
 

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Hi, I have a rather specific and yet glaring issue that's recently come up after some modification to my MacBook Pro mid-2010 running Windows 7. I run W7 on a second hard drive that I installed in order to add more storage space to the 128 GB SSD that I use for its speed.
The problem is, I use an external monitor (connected via DVI from the MiniDisplayPort) that works all of the time except when I try to use it as the only monitor. I'm able to run both at once, or just the laptop's screen, but when I close the laptop and try to use only the external monitor, the monitor claims it's not receiving a signal. The CPU fans are still running, and the keyboard lights are on, so I assume the computer is running, there's just no picture going out. Alternatively, when I used the Nvidia settings to switch the external to main monitor, the same thing happened until I unplugged it and it used the laptop screen again.

EXTRA INFO:
This issue only came up recently, after I switched from a 500GB 5400rpm extra HD to a 750GM 7200rpm HD. I tried doing a clean install on the partition that I made for W7 to fix this issue but it didn't work, and neither did a driver uninstall/reinstall.
I also believe a part of the cause may be the attempt I made to install Kubuntu, during the partitioning stage I accidentally did not make the partition for Linux large enough for Kubuntu so the install failed. The next time I turned on the computer, I was forced to run a chdisk on startup and reboot, at whi... Read more

A:Dual Monitor Issue

I think it might have something to do with when you shout the lid on the laptop. Once the lid is closed there is no power to that screen and subsequently no power to 2nd monitor because of the lid being closed. There might be a setting to change/play with on the laptop as to what happens when you close the lid of laptop.

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I am a computer technician for a fortune 15 company. I have a 62 inch DLP television I decided I would like to use as a monitor to view videos on, rather than streaming it through a server to my ps3 or xbox 360. I have an Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT 256mb graphics card PCI-e. I thought that my television had PC-IN ports so I could use a VGA cable and have no issues, but it turns out I only have S-Vid in so that is what I am using. I know S-vid has a MAX resolution of 480i on my TV and a max of 1024x768 on my vid card. Now, the 480i is fine on my TV, its just that I need my computer to output a higher resolution on my video card to my television, preferably 1280x1024. just so that the text is sharper on my 62 inch. I was thinking there may be a hacked driver for my card to use on guru3d but was unsuccessfull in looking. Would there be any way to get a higher resolution on my 62 inch television without having to purchase component HD cables?

- Yours truly, Tech13
 

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Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?

A:Dual Monitor issue

Originally Posted by DarkSentinel


Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?



Over scan, can you adjust it on display or GPU driver ?

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Good Morning,

I am running windows xp sp3, and am set up for dual monitors. I have one user who is having issues. The screen on her laptop is fine, but the other monitor she is using (should mirror her laptop) the background picture is all distorted and the contrast is majorly off. Other users can log on the computer and it is fine, so must be the individual users settings. However I can not find any setting differences, between users.

Would really appreciate any assistance you can provide...

Karen
(not an SA just forced to play one at work)

A:Dual Monitor Issue

In general, when dealing with issues that are User Account-specific, one should always consider the option of simply creating a new User Account and transfering the settings from the old one to the new one, as a most-effiecient means of fixing the problem.

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i have a windows 7 machine with a dual monitor setup. i have a 19 inch monitor and my tv as a secondary monitor via svideo. the problem im having is; whenever i have any windows open on my main monitor and the computer goes to sleep( after 2 hours), after i go to use the computer all my windows shifted to the tv. so i have to turn the tv on and move the windows back over. anyone else with this issue? any help would be appreciated! TY

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Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?

A:Dual Monitor issue

Originally Posted by DarkSentinel


Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?



Over scan, can you adjust it on display or GPU driver ?

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Hey guys,

I recently bought a new Dell IPS Monitor and I have decided to try and run a dual monitor setup with my old one. My old monitor is running at only 1280x960, my new monitor is 1920x1080. The problem is when I extend them together, my old monitor becomes the primary monitor and my new monitor has only a small area of desktop available(I.E. it has a black boxes around a small desktop). I'm guessing that it used the old monitors res for the new one which is larger but I cant seem to find a way to make my old monitor the primary one at full res no matter what I try.

Any replies would be great.

Cheers
James
 

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The resolution should be the largest that both monitors support. If they are using less than 1280 x 960 probably the new monitor does not support that particular resolution.
 

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I am running a Lenovo X60 thinkpad with XP Pro, along with an external Viewsonic monitor connected through my docking station. I used to use the Viewsonic as the primary monitor, and the laptop monitor as secondary. Then a few weeks ago when I re-docked my computer the external monitor wouldn't come on. When I go into display properties & try to make it my primary (or my only monitor), it just comes up with a no signal message & goes black. I can activate it as my secondary monitor, but not my only or primary. Also, if my eyes are right, the resolution on the viewsonic seems worse than before.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

A:dual monitor issue

hello & welcome to TSF,

please go to your (device manager) you will then want to select the (Veiw) opion from that windows tool bar / then select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks make a note of what they are & get back to us

these marks normally mean driver issues

Mike

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At home, I run dual monitors. So when I am there, there are programs that open in the right screen. Before I left the area (and intended on bringing just one monitor) I used my setting to change the setup back to using 1 monitor.

However, while Trillian seemed to recognize this change and moved over to the left screen, Vent did not - it opens off to the right (where it can not be seen as I am now only using one monitor). So the question is, how do I get Vent to open on the single (left) screen I have now that I am away from home (and dont have access to another monitor to plug in to simply move it back).

Thanks,
 

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Hi, welcome to TSG.

Right-click on the taskbar button for Vent, click Move and use the arrow keys to bring the window into view. If Move is greyed out hit Restore first.
 

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I am not too familiar with Windows, but have to work on a project using a Sony Vios running XP.
I need a 2nd monitor and installed an ATI Radeon 9200 PCI video card along with the factory video card.

I confirmed each card works and can drive either monitor independently. But can't get them to work at the same time.

In the "Display" control panel settings both video cards show up and two monitors are there in the screen arrangement window, but which ever monitor is plugged into the stock video port will not work and is grayed out on the arrangement window. The cursor does not go off the edge of the primary monitor either.

I click the box to enable the second monitor to extend the desktop and when I hit "apply", nothing happens.
It asks if I want to have the changes take place right away or after re-start, but neither work.
After restart or any type of setting change, the second monitor goes gray again and the box to extend the desktop is unchecked. It never seems to apply the new settings.

I tried every combination of video card, monitor, primary and secondary settings, but only the new PCI card will work when installed. Remove it and the stock card works again.

I must have the correct drivers since each card will work one at a time. Am I missing a step to adding a second video card?

Thanks.
 

A:Dual Monitor issue

"If your PC’s graphics capabilities are built into your computer’s motherboard, they will often be disabled when you add a graphics card. You may need to disable it via the system BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

Does this mean I cannot use my built in video card?
 

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I've got an issue, I'm trying to set up dual monitors at work for several desktop work stations and I'm having some resolution issues on the second monitor. It will not let me increases the resolution to the monitors native resolution when I do the screen goes black or is very unstable. The work stations are HP Compaq 6005 pro microtowers running windows 7 professional with an integrated ATI Radeon hd 4200 gpu. The first monitor is connected using the VGA port and the second is connected through the displayport to VGA adaptor, I have the latest drivers installed. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Dual monitor issue

Okay, it sounds like your ATI doesn't know about the other monitor, and since that setting can be OFF though connected, there's a need to turn it ON.  I have ATI on my XP machine with two monitors and an HP 6400; my main Win7 also has two monitors, but Intel HD, and yes displayport to VGA adaptor.  For the XP, there's a tabbed dialog box for ATI;  in Win7, it might be part of Personalize Display Settings, which should reveal if Windows 'knows' you have two monitors connected.  Make sure both monitors are ON, and see.
 
Did you run Windows 7 Media Center?  That helped me.
 
Or, right-click on Win7 desktop, then you should find something worded similar to 'Graphics Options' then a flyout menu gives you 'Output to' and you select 'Extended Desktop': make sure it shows two monitors. But to get the actual settings right, instead of 'Graphics Options' you might see something like 'Graphics Properties', click that and then look for 'Multiple Displays' in the dialogue box.  Click on that, and then re-arrange Monitor 1 and 2 as you actually have them placed, plus change the resolution settings (if needed) for each monitor, including RGB etc. as desired.  Then click 'OK', and the screens refresh;  if you like the setting, 'Accept' it.  The foregoing are the menu options for Intel, but they should be similar with ATI; though perhaps you get a tabbed dialog box instead.  (ATI is wonderful, btw, but I don't have it on Win7. ... Read more

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Due to a lost password I had to re-load the xp os on a Dell Computer. Now the system no longer recognizes the dual monitors it always had. There is no identy number, each acts as though it were the only display (identical screens and cursors all the time).

A:Dual Monitor Issue

In the Display properties, you have to allow the computer to "extend" the screen. I don't remember the exact settings, but I will try to find them for you.

Edit -- This should help.

How To Configure and Use Multiple Monitors in Windows XP

Good luck,

-Coolfreak

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 on my HP Pavillion dv6815nr. I am not having any luck connecting it to a second monitor. I followed the basic steps under "screen resolution", but my computer is not identifying the second monitor. I read that you need to go to Nvidia's control panel to connect to a second monitor, but I cannot seem to find that with the driver I currently have installed. HP's website does not have an update for the Nvidia driver for Windows 8 for my particular computer. I am using a VGA cable if that makes any difference. The computer originally had Vista and I never had any issues connecting to a second monitor. Does anyone have any useful pointers?

Thank you!

A:HP Dual Monitor Issue

I take it you have the Microsoft nvidia drivers installed?

These drivers are very generic....

Install the latest nvidia drivers from either nvidia or from your laptop manufacturer.

That should give you the full nvidia control panel.

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 on my HP Pavillion dv6815nr. I am not having any luck connecting it to a second monitor. I followed the basic steps under "screen resolution", but my computer is not identifying the second monitor. I read that you need to go to Nvidia's control panel to connect to a second monitor, but I cannot seem to find that with the driver I currently have installed. HP's website does not have an update for the Nvidia driver for Windows 8 for my particular computer. I am using a VGA cable if that makes any difference. The computer originally had Vista and I never had any issues connecting to a second monitor. Does anyone have any useful pointers?

Thank you!

A:HP Dual Monitor Issue

When i installed Win8 on my Compaq Presario, Windows update offered a new Nvidia video driver to install.

Did you go into Control Panel - Display - Screen Resolution, then click on 'detect'?

Mind you, i'm using a USB adapter to connect a 2nd monitor since my video card only has the one output. Even then, when i connected via USB, Windows automatically installed the driver.

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Ok so im pretty sure something recently changed cuz i dont remember this happening before. I have my displays set to extend desktop. And before when i closed the lid im pretty sure it turned off both displays.

Now for some reason the secondary display turns on a few seconds after the monitor has been closed... I dont want it to do that.

Whats the fix for it not to do that? and for when the lid is closed, both monitors are off ( i have it set to when I close the lid the computer stays on but the screens are suppose to turn off )

Thanks!

A:dual monitor issue -

ok we need more system specs IE. manufacturer and model and which version of windows 7 are you using IE. home, pro....

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Hi everybody,

First off, this is my first post around here, so hello, my name's Chris, I live in Ontario and I use a computer.

Anyways, a few weeks about I spent around $2100 building a new computer, and everything has been going smoothly. One of the more expensive components of this new computer was the video card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 570. Up until today, I've had no issues with it. However, today I went out and bought a second monitor, knowing that my video card would be capable of handling it. While the dual monitor function works almost flawlessly, there seems to be some sort of boundary issue. For example, when I move my mouse from the bottom left corner of the right monitor over to the left monitor, the mouse ends up about 3 1/2" from the bottom of the left screen. Similarly, when I move the mouse from the top right of the left monitor to the right monitor, the mouse appears around 3 1/2" from the top of the right screen. When I try to reverse these scenarios (e.g move the mouse from the top left of the right monitor to the left monitor) it stops at the left side of the right monitor as though the left monitor wasn't connected.

So, hoping that you've managed to navigate through my labyrinth of 'right's and 'left's, I was wondering if any of you Windows 7 Professionals might be able to lend me a hand in perfecting my dual monitor setup.
Thanks for reading,
Chris

A:Dual Monitor Boundary Issue

Hi Chris - welcome to SevenForums.

First off, can we start by collecting some information about your system? Please use this tutorial and the tool therein to collect information about your hardware:

System Info - See Your System Specs

If you click on the grey link titled "My System Specs" on the bottom left-hand corner of my reply here, you will see the sort of information that is collected.

Once we have that, it will make it easier to help solve this issue.

Regards,
Golden

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I currently have 2 monitors (on an Asus and the other an Acer) they are both 22in monitors and have 1920x1080 display. I have been attempting to use a dual monitor sized background image but my Acer monitor isnt displaying the image as full screen like it should. The image I am using for my background is 3840x1080 so I would think it would be full screen on both monitors. I tried manually adjust the display of the monitor vertically via the monitor's internal menu but the option to move it is not selectable and acer tech-support was unable to pin-point the problem. I have attached a picture so you can see exactly what I see. (Its the left side monitor that is the issue) (Note** The black bars that are in the picture [on the bottom on the right side and on the top on left] I dont actually see on my monitors. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

A:Dual monitor display issue

It only took me posting this message to finally figure out what I had done. In my Nvidea control center under "Set up Multiple displays" the two screen were not aligned perfectly resulting in my mess of a desktop. Figured it would take me admitting defeat and going to posting my own thread to finally figure out what I had done myself.

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I previously had dual monitors and one of them burned out. I am trying to replace that monitor with one we had sitting around in the office not being used. I connected it and triple checked that everything is plugged in right, but the computer is not detecting it. I have gone through all the display devices to update drivers but, again, the monitor is not being detected. I have also tried to follow the steps here but in the setting tab I dont have the drop down menu to select multiple monitors. It's as if the monitor is not plugged in to the computer at all. The monitor has power and currently displays "Dell 2: Digital Input Self Test Feature Check; Red Green Blue White"

Do I have to install monitor software or something?

Thanks for the help!

-Jeremy

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Wasn't sure what the appropriate category was for this post. Please feel free to move it if I have entered this into the wrong category.

I have 2 laptops and one separate monitor. I have an IOGEAR KVM to swap between the two with the separate monitor plugged into the KVM. This separate monitor completes a dual display setup for each of the two laptops. When I toggle between the two laptops, the separate monitor is correctly identified as the second monitor in each configuration.

Here is my issue...when I toggle from laptop 1 (Dell XPS with Windows 7) to laptop 2 (IBM Lenovo T400 with XP Pro), laptop 1 recognizes that all of the windows on the second monitor should stay on the second monitor even though the second monitor is now being used for laptop 2. When I toggle back from laptop 2 to laptop 1, laptop 2 no longer recognizes the the second monitor and kicks all of the second monitor windows to the display of laptop 2. Obviously, laptop 2 believes it is a single monitor setup when the KVM is directed to laptop 1...but the curious thing is that I am using UltraMon on both systems to manage the dual display configuration and the options and settings are the same on both.

Why would one system decide it is suddenly a single display setup when the KVM is pointed to the other laptop, but the other one not behave that way?? Is there perhaps an XP specific or Lenovo setting I need to check somewhere??
 

A:Dual-monitor issue with Iogear KVM

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I hope perhaps someone can help me sort this out.

I've got a Macbook Pro running Vista ultimate for gaming, and I've been using it plugged into my HDTV to play through COD4. So that the main screen doesn't distract me and needlessly play stuff, I set it to only run on the HDTV. Hence the problem that I'm about to outline.

Somehow, in the course of playing, the resolutions sent to the TV have become screwed up and it's sending a resolution that the TV can't read. Of course the integrated screen isn't on either. I can find no way to reset the defaults when the TV is unplugged such that when it's plugged in again, I can see either screen.

I've tried fiddling around with the Nvidia control panel a lot. I tried changing the settings with the laptop plugged into another external monitor. I've tried resetting the computer countless times. I've tried running it in games in a deliberate attempt to somehow replicate the original resolution change. I've googled masses of stuff.

If anyone can help, I'd be absolutely delighted.
 

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i have my pc setup so I can see it on my monitor or tv via hdmi. When I installed the catalyst drivers, i went into control panel, display, change display settings, it only lists my tv. What do I need to do so i see both listed. It's an ATI card. The card is a Sapphire radeon hd5450.

thx
 

A:Solved: Dual monitor issue

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I've got two monitors, an Acer 22" primary and an LG 21.5" secondary on the left. I used to have it so that the tops of each monitor meet, but since they don't match on the bottom, any desktop icons on the last row would be shifted upward one row on reboot. After finally getting sick of that, I put a book under the main monitor and made it so that the bottoms of each monitor lined up and repositioned it as such in both Windows display properties and UltraMon. That made that issue go away, but now another one appeared where videos playing (streaming online or on HDD) slow down and skip frames until I mouse over them. I haven't tried changing back to match the tops again, but I'd rather not have to. Any suggestions would be great.

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I have a brand new M700 running Win 10 Pro. i am running dual monitors - a brand new Asus on the DisplayPort which is working fine. any monitor attached to the VGA woks but has faint colors. i have tried two new monitors and one old with the same results. Monitors work fine on the DP but not on the VGA. Tried new cables BIOS tweak etc. and nothing works. Lenovo Tech was out here and replaced the mother board but the problem still did not go away. 

A:M700 Dual Monitor Issue

This appears to be a desktop (ThinkCenter) system and not a ThinkStation.  So this is posted in the wrong forum.
 
That being said, I'd probably ask if you have any dongles/converters/interposers in between the VGA port and the display being driven off that port.  If they've swapped the motherboard on the system, then I would tend to think the issue lies somewhere after the VGA port (i.e. display, cable, or dongles).  Though it does sound like you've checked different displays and cables to attempt to rule that out.  If there's an in-line converter being used that wasn't changed out, that could be the issue.  Just a guess though.

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Hey everybody, i'm looking to you guys as my savior =)

I work at a construction office and we use a product called a digitizer. It's like a big wacom tablet with a mouse. It's used to make precise measurements on blueprints so we can bid different jobs with a perfect price. We just recently upgraded to a dual monitor system, the second monitor being a 32" lcd tv. The software that we have always used with our digitizer works in excel as an add-in. So now, I open up excel and my program..and i maximize it on my 'left' monitor, the tv. but now that the wacom tablet mouse uses "two" monitors, whenever I move the mouse to the right side of the tablet and click (to make a measurement) the mouse winds up being on the right monitor....and clicking clicks out of excel onto the desktop, so it doesn't accept the measurement. Does this make sense?

is there a way to maximize my excel spreadsheet across both monitors..or is this just not going to happen? And if not true, in vista, or with third party software, is there a way to make one "mouse" only work on one monitor instead of both? This way the right side of the wacom doesn't cause the mouse to travel to the second monitor?

Thanks a lot guys. It is a tough situation to explain, i'm sure it's harder to understand.

A:dual monitor maximize issue

Yes, but not natively - you'll probably want to look at software made specifically for dual monitors.

The one that I am using is called Realtime Soft UltraMon - one of the key features that I use extensively is UltraMon Features - Window management - notice that the context menu has an item for maximize to Desktop? It will maximize your apps to both screens.

In addition, it can add buttons to windows to allow the same, and you can select apps not to add this to, and there are *loads* of other features.

This beta version was developed for compatibility with Vista and features and bug fixes, but the investment is well worth the money.

Your graphics card driver software may have an additional component that may allow for this type of thing as well - as I do not use the nVidia multiple monitor support from their driver, I am not sure, but it is possible.

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My company has users with dual monitors using the VGA port and the Display Port on the Lenovo M73 Tiny  They would like to use the 1280 x 768 screen resolution on both screens.  However even with the latest display drivers, they can only get one monitor to have that option.  The other monitor does not have that as an option.  What is shown is 1280 x 720 and the next option is 1280 x 960  There is no 1280 x 768 option.  Both monitors can have up to 1920 x 1080 however we have older people using the the lower resolution option.  I can not find a fix for this anywhere.  I've installed the (Intel Driver and Support assistant installer)  That updated the driver but did not fix the problem.  The (Windows7vista_64_152258) Display did not even install because of an error saying it is not for this operating system.   We've hash out this problem with a make-shift workstation attempting to solve this issue with no luck.  If you know of a resolution that we have not tried, we will use it on our make-shift workstation.  Thanks 

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Didnt really know which area to post this in, so i thought this was the most suitable.

Just have a issue regarding dual monitors on a windows 7 machine. I will provide as much information as possible:

I recently purchased a cheap graphics card - nVidia Quadro FX 1500 (2 x DVI) to run a dual monitor setup. My original monitor (Acer x243hq), connected to DVI via a VGA-DVI adapter and a newly purchased Samsung BX2440 (connected direct DVI).

Individually the monitor are each capable of a 1920 x 1080 setting, but as soon i plug in both monitors, the Acer resolution blows up and i am unable to see desktop icons and task bar (when it is set to primary, maximised window will be significantly cut of when set to secondary and have a internet browser open).

When i right click and go into "screen resolution", both screens are showing 1920 x 1080, but it is clearly not the case.

Is there any solution for this? I did a search and cant find anything regarding this.
The only solution i have is that the video card is having trouble running both monitors? The specifications however suggests it is capable of this.....

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance!

A:Dual monitor resolution issue?!

Check the NVidia control panel for resolution settings there, set it to the native resolution for each monitor.

Also, get a straight DVI to DVI cable for your monitor, that might have something to with it.

Check your refresh rates for each monitor as well.

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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T430
Docking station: Thinkpad mini dock series 3
Monitors: 2 Flat Panel Monitors 1980FP
VGA and DVI connecting

I have the same setup at home that I have at work. Just different monitors. Same docking station and transport my laptop from work to home. At work I can plug my laptop into the docking station, close the laptop and my display comes up on my monitors. At home if I close my laptop it shows nothing on either monitor. If I leave it open, it shows on the laptop screen and the monitor that is hooked up by VGA. If I go into Display and Screen Resolution, it is detecting my 3rd monitor, however no matter how many ways I try to extend it, copy it, etc the 3rd monitor still will not show up.

I want to have it like I do at work where I can close my laptop and show up on both monitors.. Please someone help me?? I've switched out the chords to each monitor to see if that helped, but still only able to connect to the VGA screen, could this indicate that it's the DVI that is the issue?

I've even tried using a docking station from work to see if my docking station was the issue and it's the same thing.

thank you in advance
 

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