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Laptop Extend Display Issue


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#1 Garrard

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:06 PM

Kind of an odd question but - is it possible with a Laptop plugged into a VGA spliter, 2 monitors attached to that spliter, to Extend the display and have the first desktop screen on my first monitor and second desktop screen on my second monitor? I try to do this but all it does is extend the display on both of the monitors as if they are both display #2.



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#2 TheTripleDeuce

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:47 PM

as far as I know, no. it should only be capable of cloning the desktop to both screens as it only sees 1 output device (the vga splitter)



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

A splitter will send the same thing to both connections.  What you need is a USB to VGA adapter to add a second VGA connection.  I used these in the past to allow a third monitor on some machines that are limited to two by the on board video card.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 09:26 AM

A splitter will send the same thing to both connections.  What you need is a USB to VGA adapter to add a second VGA connection.  I used these in the past to allow a third monitor on some machines that are limited to two by the on board video card.

I see, thank you.






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