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Multiple monitor question

Q: Multiple monitor question

If my video card has 1 HDMI port and another port (Not sure which one, DVI or VGA) am I able to hookup two monitors using each of those ports? Or must I have both monitors be connected through HDMI or VGA/DVI?

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A: Multiple monitor question

What video card is it? If it's got 2 outputs then it should mean you can just plug one monitor into each.
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A:Multiple Monitor/ Cracked main monitor help

You may need to enter the bios and enable the external monitor, or there may be the user option on the keyboard of using a key marked "fn". If you have a "fn" key there will also likely be a key, such as one of the number keys, for example, that will have an icon on it that resembles a monitor screen, maybe two screens. Using that key while holding down the "fn" will switch between monitors in most instances.
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A:HELP PLEASE - Multiple Users and Multiple Screens Question

Hello Jay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might consider using a virtual machine instead. This way you could have the program running in each separate virtual machine, and be able to view them as separate opened windows from within your account.

Hope this helps,
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A:Multiple Monitor - Different Behavior on Each Monitor

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A:multiple monitor


I do not fully understand your question? However, if you are attempting to have the same display on your second monitor or you want to extend the display range of your first monitor? You can control those setting by the following,

If both monitors are functioning properly - go to your desktop and right click and select "Screen Resolution". In the window that appears, you will be able to control the display of both your monitors.
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I got the S-video cable from I`m so close..

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A:Multiple Monitor Issue

Welcome to Seven Forums

What time do you have the monitor to go off set at ? 5 min, 10 min etc.
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A:Multiple Monitor issue with KVM

After the upgrade to Windows 10, the graphics driver was replaced by generic Microsoft driver that doesn't support the external port. Download latest graphics driver from manufacturer's site and install it. You can then select the external monitor either by your notebooks's key combination or from Window's universal Win+P.
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A:Multiple Monitor Support

It was never supported in NT so my guess would be that it's not supported in Win2K either.
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A:Pin to multiple monitor taskbar

Hello Andy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if you have your setting below set to show taskbar buttons on all taskbars to see if that may have been the issue.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8
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A:multiple monitor problems

Are you sure that the laptop can handle 3 displays running at the same time? Maybe to have both external monitors to work, the laptop display may need to be disabled.

This is taken right from Gateways Support page: (Gateway Support - Specifications)

Dual independent display support

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A:Multiple Monitor Display

rapid help,
quotes in part:
'lcd televisions'
'completely blurry'
a pc monitor and a television may LOOK similar,
but if you check the specifications,
specifically the dpi for the resolutions,
they are pretty much two different animals,
while a pc monitor can be used for viewing media items,
such as movies and games,
the opposite is NOT necessarily true,
UNLESS the manufacturer has stated something like 'monitor / tv'
you will find that trying to view text just leaves a lot to be desired,
that's the simple answer,
the technical answer goes much deeper,
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A:multiple monitor problems

Are you using dual view rather than just enabling TV out on the display properties?
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When you select Screen Resolution do you see two monitors?
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A:Another Multiple monitor issue

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A:Multiple Monitor Problems


Maybe the PSU is underpowered and cant run the hardware, Thing is Dell PSU's on some of their units are Dell specific, not sure if that applies to your model though.

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A:Multiple Monitor issue

Hi, Your machine only supports ONE external monitor (+ itself = 2). You need a docking station or port replicator which supports 2 external monitors. There are many around, I did test few and posted around 2 years ago. Please buy one USB port replicator which is DisplayLink certified such as   Regards.
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A:Multiple monitor management

Windows does not provide a way configure power options for monitors separately. There may be third-party programs that can, though.
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A:Multiple beeps and monitor blank

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A:Multiple display on a single monitor?

Most certainly not without some very special hardware. What would be the point anyway? If you split a monitor in half, the resolution would be so low that it would be unusable with modern user interfaces.
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Hi all,

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

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

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

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


A:Multiple Monitor Support Possible via DisplayPort?

there are 2 options:

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

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

The Three main Hardware based ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

1) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios, it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

Multi-Monitor Adapters

2) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support. Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

Multi-Monitor Video Cards

3) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at:
They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

Multiple Monitor Computers

Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of your monitors in your “Display Properties” Control Panel. Here is a great link to a complete and animated walkthrough of how to enable your multiple monitors in Windows.

How to Setup Multiple Monitors (Instructions)

This is what it will look like when you are done:

Multi-Monitor Video Demo

Good Luck!
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So has this worked ok for some time and the problem is recent ?

Not sure what you mean by "2. The second console has been lost and needs to be set again." please explain.
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A:Multiple Monitor Issue- how do I configure up/down?

Hello Eric, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Screen Resolution window?

Normally, you should be able to drag the monitor to the position you want and release it to have it snap there.

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A:8.1 multiple monitor caused issue.

Are you running the second display in Extend, Duplicate or Second Screen Only? Laptop or Desktop? How are the two monitors connected? Filling in your system specs would help greatly so we aren't guessing.
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A:Weird issue with multiple monitor set-up

benji1987, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This is your problem right here,

I have two VGA to DVI adapters and both monitors work with both adapters and VGA cables.

Only one of the DVI ports on the card supports VGA via adapter, the other will be DVI only. Using a DVI cable (or 2) should fix it, and from what I can see those LG monitors have both DVI and VGA ports.
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A:Best Multiple Monitor Tools and Tricks

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A:Wierd Lag With Multiple Monitor Setup

Could be Graphics card maybe, check and update drivers.
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A:Multiple screen images on new monitor

Is it a setting on your monitor? Not in Windows, but the physical monitor itself?

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A:Multiple monitor layout not saving after applying

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A:Solved: I messed up the multiple monitor settings

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A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

For XP.
Right click the desktop and click properties.
Click the settings tab.
Right click the monitor with 2 in it and click the attached
listing to uncheck it.
Click apply/OK.
May have to restart.
For vista.
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A:Multiple Monitors - Program Expands To Next Monitor

Try UltraMon.
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A:Single Monitor detected as Multiple Monitors

Did you disable the built in video on the mother board?
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A:Splitting A monitor screen into multiple sections?


Any ideas fellas? I found this:

However its hardware based and would require an aditional PC or two for the weather/news sections. But its a good example of what we want.
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A:Solved: Multiple problems or one, not sure. monitor gone flopbot.
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A:Multiple Monitor Problem - Moving Applications

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A:In display settings, multiple monitors are identified in one monitor


Ok, so it seems your Laptop is detecting another display. First of all can you please verify that you do not have an additional monitor/tv connected? If not then check the display ports on the laptop (VGA, DVI, HDMI etc) for any dust of something that shouldn't be there.
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Steve- You might want to take your email address out of your posts--the webcrawlers will be spamming you madly if you don't....

Your Dell--what video adapter is installed?
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Welcome to TSG....

Go into safe mode and try to remove the display adapter in device manager and then exit out and reboot and see if it re-installs the display adapter driver. This might reset the settings for the screens. Also if you get the screens in safe mode try to reset the procedure back to what it was or to a default setting in the same place you made the settings change the first time.
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