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Multiple Monitors?

Q: Multiple Monitors?

I am purchasing a MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G GPU, and I think it has capablilities for 4 monitors to be displayed as a single desktop. If this is true, what cables should I get, and any ideas for decent cheap monitors? My plan is to have three monitors side by side as a single entity, and a fourth on the side as a reference screen (I would prefer this one to be rather small, like 6-8 inch)

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A: Multiple Monitors?

You should count a number of output ports in your system first. Found a good guide on this topic:
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I have attached a second monitor to my laptop which runs Windows 7, however, I need to set different resolutions for different monitors, because the display does not fit to fill the screen on both monitors.

It is also noted that the display is replicated, and I would like to have the effect of having different desktops e.g. being able to use different applications such as debugging code on one monitor on an IDE such as Visual Studio, and, viewing the browser on the other monitor.

Currently it does not seem possible since the behavior seems to be that the same resolution is replicated on both monitors.

Are more than two monitors supported?

A:Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

Set it to extended mode instead of duplicate, then you can use both independently.
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A:Multiple Monitors... multiple problems...

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

cheers in advance guys

A:Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

Hi welcome to the forum

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

A lot of computers support triple monitors these days, Intel integrated graphics, AMD graphics, NVidia graphics cards all support 3 or more monitors as long as the model you choose has three or more outputs. You may need more "junk" to connect each monitor such as a DisplayPort adapter since most system use a DisplayPort adapter for teh third monitor though. Windows itself has no issues with multiple monitors.
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A:multiple monitors

Sure if you have the correct connections to a regular CRT monitor is should work fine.
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A:Multiple Monitors

Hi drew.A switch box like this one would be the best solution. You don't get signal degradation with them.When buying a switchbox you need to be sure it is compatable with your monitor connection types.You will also find some that require a power source. The above one does not.
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Good Morning Guys

Please help me. I want a way of connecting 5 monitors in one computer. Each monitor must able to display a unique application. In other words all 5 monitors will display different application. Secondly I want to navigate to all this monitors using a one keyboard and one mouse.

Yours Sincerely

A:Multiple Monitors

Welcome to TSG,

I've edited your title to give it a useful title.

You should look in to an AMD Radeon Eyefinity card or a Matrox card with 5 or more outputs.

Here's some examples:

You can get DisplayPort to any type of connector to connect each of the 5 monitors.
You can also use multiple cards, you could use an existing card and add a second card to get more monitors.
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I have a HP Pavilion g4 running Windows 8.
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Hi, I'm new here so I apologize if I posted this in the wrong section.

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Thank you.

A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to Seven Forums johnnyc418. A monitor switch box can be used to share 2 monitors with one PC (basically what you need to do). They will likely need to use the same type of output (VGA, or DVI). Have a google for Monitor Switch Box, and you will find many choices and price ranges. A Guy
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I was talking with someone the other day and they mentioned the possibility of using mulitple monitors on one computer. This would be an excellent solution for the kind of work I do. My question is around how to set that up. I'd like to do this with my laptop if possible.



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A:K3 multiple monitors

what gfx card did you get?are both monitors plugged into the new gfx card?have you installed the gfx card drivers for your model?hold windows key on keyboard and press p twice and this should select duplicate monitor (both should look the same) for testing atm
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Ok i have two monitors and i was wondering how do i make both work as if they were one large monitor

A:How do i set up multiple monitors?

You have to have a graphics card which has two outputs compatible with both monitors. Just take a look at the connectors on the monitors. To see If you have DVI or VGA
Then look behind your computer to see if you have two outputs that match up. If so, great! you can configure the settings by right clicking on the desktop and going to the graphics card configuration window. If your graphics card doesn't have the supported output you would need a new one before you could have dual monitors.
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I have a laptop which I use both at work and at home. At work I plug in an extra monitor to give me effectively 2 monitors. When I use the laptop at home I don't have an extra monitor but if I open up programs such as Notepad or Adobe Photoshop, the windows are nowhere to be they are still on the other monitor!! Is there any way to move them without being able to see them?

Any ideas?

I'm tearing my hair out!!



A:Multiple Monitors!! Help!!

Seems to me to be a hardware issue, not a business application issue. Moved to the hardware forum.

Good luck!
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I know it doesn't make sense, but it's been requested and I've never heard of such a thing. I know it's possible with a seperate external monitor or a TV, but another laptop?


A:Multiple Monitors

Network video streaming across LAN is all i can think of. However the client computer would have to start the stream so it would not be the clone that you are looking for.

lo and behold there is such a thing
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A:Help with Multiple Monitors

Hi and welcome to TSF have you checked this out How To Configure And Use Multiple Monitors In Windows 7
there is more here in the first couple of links from MS
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A:multiple monitors

Hi 73fd and welcome to TSF !

I don't think you'll be able to use both your onboard video and your AGP video card at the same time. That setup can be done with a PCI(-E) video card, and only with some motherboards, but I think the AGP card automatically disables the onboard video when you plug it in.

I'll google a bit and I'll tell you if I'm wrong.
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A:Why multiple monitors?

You can drag programs over to the other screen and it basically makes your screen bigger.
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Hi all,

I am wondering if there is a reasonably simple and cheap way to run multiple monitors off a single computer.

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A:multiple monitors

Hi jimlau,

You should be able to right click on the Desktop and from there navigate to Screen Resolution. Once in the Screen Resolution menu, you can chose how Windows treats the second monitor / TV.

I am sorry but your post is a little vague / confusing too me. What exactly are you trying to do with them?

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Having trouble keeping a secondary monitor 'alive' after it comes on, then dies when Windows starts up.
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The machine I'm having this problem with is using Windows XP Home edition.
This machine I'm using right now has Windows XP Professional edition and this dialog window shows under 'Display'.
[Whether it will actually support a second monitor or not, I'm not sure! Haven't tried this one yet.]

Further info - the problem m/c does have a dual video card, and the secondary monitor works initially, but as soon as the Welcome screen comes on, it dies. Maddening!

Any one have any ideas?

mjbyyz (John B). 100426-22:59EDT

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A:Multiple Monitors

Well as far as I know I don;t think there is any limit to how many monitors windows can support or at least if therei s its probably some very high number. I remember seeing people using Many MANY monitors for a Flight Simulator game.

Anyways if you do plan on getting one of these higher end video cards with multiple video outputs Make sure your powersupply can handle the extra load of these higher end video cards. Sure the pci cards your currently using may not use much power but these new ones are PCI-Express and are higher end gaming type video cards (from what I remember) and usually require more power and proper cooling.
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A:multiple monitors

Strangely enough you appear to need to make the selection on the other monitor (where the selection is not greyed out) and then it will be available on the second one (and selecting that unselects and greys out the other one)

Works for me anyway.
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A:multiple monitors

You need a video card with two outputs or use two video cards. If you use two cards, you should use cards of the same brand (ie: ATI or nVidia).

With that said, it also depends on the TV and the type of inputs that it supports. You then need a card with an output that matches the TV input (ie: HDMI, DVI, VGA, etc.)
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A:Multiple Monitors

hi and welcome to TSG have you tried clicking on a empty space on your desktop and choose personlise then display settings you can set up yor tv as a second monitor, also if you have it on the left hand column connect to a external device
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A:Multiple Monitors

The monitor have a VGA connection? If so try it with that instead of the DVI connection. Problem is as I understand it is that both the DVI and HDMI connections can't be used at the same time. Don't remember where I saw it but has something to do with using two digital connections at the same time (and how the RAMDAC's handle it), but works fine with the VGA and HDMI.
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A:Multiple Monitors

A video card with two outputs is one method. What's your existing hardware?
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A:multiple monitors with tv

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A:multiple Monitors

Don't really know anything about dual monitor, but maybe this site will help:
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A:Multiple Monitors..?

The first scenerio is quite possibly, since you do not need to clone one display to the other. You can set it up as an extension of the first, monitor and have whatever you like on it or set it up as a seperate screen.

The second senerio would not work, since it would stress every component in the entire computer as it would need to render two highly intensive environments with complex graphics and sounds with only one set of hardware to do so and to control it.
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My display adapter is :
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A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to SevenForums! You made the right decision posting here.

If you have a compatible video card, you will have no trouble using dual monitors. Performance impact will be slight, unnoticeable unless you are trying to game that way.

Yes, you can disable any monitors you do not use. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen Resolution. YOu can go from there.

Hope this helps,
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A:Dramscape Multiple Monitors

To make sure we are on the right track, do you mean DreamScene?
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A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.

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A:win 2000 pro multiple monitors

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Can you be more specific about what you mean by "multiple monitors"? Do you mean, at the same time? Or do you mean on monitors other than the primary one?
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A:First time using multiple monitors

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A:Utilities for Multiple Monitors

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A:Multiple monitors problem

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

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

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A:Utilities for Multiple Monitors

If you press the Windows logo key and the P key, you could just switch it back to PC only and all Windows should open on the one screen. Then switch back to extend when using the two screens. I put shortcuts for PC only and Extend on my taskbar so I can switch with just one click. I only use one monitor when I game.
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Delete ALL the monitors, including the one you use. Reboot and let it discover your monitor.
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A:XP Multiple Monitors not working

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A:multiple monitors in hp pavillion

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A:troubles with multiple monitors

Two possibilities:

- Some laptops will have this feature built-in and it can be toggled between LCD, external monitor, and LCD+external monitor. You can usually cycle through the options by holding down the Function (Fnc) key and pressing one of the F-keys. In this case you should not have "Extend my desktop onto this monitor checked."

- Some video drivers have the option to "clone" the laptop monitor onto an external display.

What model of laptop are you running?
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A:Can't get multiple monitors LCD/CRT working

I'm going to feed back a few things so I can determine if I understand your configuration correctly.

You have two monitors... One, a Trinitron CRT which is connected to the analog output of your graphics card with a standard VGA cable (this is the standard way of connecting a CRT monitor). The second monitor, a Sony LCD has only an analog input (no DVI input) so you have connected it to the graphics card DVI output through a DVI to analog adapter.

Does that all sound correct?

Have you tried connecting the LCD directly to the analog output to see if it functions correctly?

I've never used a DVI to analog adapter, so I cannot say whether this may be a factor or not. I would, however, be suspicious of it.

You might also try connecting your CRT monitor through the adapter.

Suggest going to the following link and look around. They have a good tutorial. You may find something relavent about your adapter.

HTH Regards - Ray
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Just a little bit about my set-up.

I have two 60inch sharp touchscreen boards that are connect via two separate HDMI's into two separate HDMI ports in graphics card.

My issue arises here, I am unable to touch both monitors (when it works, sharp drivers are shaky) simultaneously.

Is windows 7 capable of doing two separate mices, via one computer? (in this case, its not mice its touches)..

Thanks in advance!!!

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Windows 7 can handle multitouch.

Windows Touch - Microsoft Windows

MultiTouch Capabilities in Windows 7

I suggest that if you're having issues, try uninstalling the sharp drivers and try using the windows generic drivers for touch. I am also sure you have tried this already, but make sure to get the latest version of the touch driver.

Also try calibrating the touch screen:
Use the following steps to calibrate your touch screen in Windows 7:

Click Start and then Control Panel, and next Hardware and Sound.
Under Tablet PC Settings, tap Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input.
On the Display tab, under Display options, tap Calibrate and then Yes to allow the program to make changes.
Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate your touch screen.

The Tablet PC Settings are only available when your touch screen is properly detected. If the option is not visible, ensure that the USB cable is connected to your PC in case of an external touch screen display.

If calibration does not resolve your problem, tap Reset Calibration data under Display options on the Display tab. This will remove all previous calibration data and reset your monitor display back to default settings.

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