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Old 11-20-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I have four monitors hooked up to my computer. I sometimes want to view a single output on my television set using the HDMI video card output. Is it possible to switch between them without changing monitor settings in windows? I tried to connect the TV last night but all I could get was a windows background screen. Do I have to adjust the settings in windows to allow this?
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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When you connect the TV it should just show up as an additional monitor.

You'll need to go into the video / monitor settings, and move the TV to a location that makes sense in relation to the machine, and then drag the window that you want to watch onto the TV.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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When you connect the TV it should just show up as an additional monitor.
On my laptop by default it showed up as mirror when connecting a TV, not sure if it actually supports dual monitors though. Right click the desktop to adjust the default settings, in my case I wanted the laptop screen to turn off and it does that all the time now.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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On my laptop by default it showed up as mirror when connecting a TV, not sure if it actually supports dual monitors though. Right click the desktop to adjust the default settings, in my case I wanted the laptop screen to turn off and it does that all the time now.
That was the default on my old laptop as well.

From Windows 7 forward, Win + R will allow you to switch between modes (Extend / Duplicate / Projector).


On my desktop (3 monitors always connected), adding the TV or 4th monitor just automatically adds the new display to the current set.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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When you connect the TV it should just show up as an additional monitor.

You'll need to go into the video / monitor settings, and move the TV to a location that makes sense in relation to the machine, and then drag the window that you want to watch onto the TV.
Thanks! That makes sense.
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