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  Multiple Monitors rule 


I love multiple monitors. I can't even imagine trying to work without multiple monitors and don't think I could ever go back to a single monitor. Here's my current setup.

That is pure love, isn't it? One thing especially cool here is that I am using my laptop as an additional monitor. How's this you ask? I'm using some software called MaxiVista which let's you add the display of another machine as a second monitor to your machine - accross the network. Wha, wha, what??! That's right. MaxiVista let's me add my laptop's monitor as a second display adapter on my main machine. How's that for cool?!

Edit: Just to clarify, MaxiVista adds the monitor over the network as a second display adapter. It's not like VNC or desktop sharing or something - it is an actual display adapter added to your main pc. Here's a shot of my display properties that will make more sense.

Another cool tool for multiple monitors is UltraMon. It add's a lot of cool items to the shell such as titlebar buttons to move an app from monitor to monitor, adds a taskbar on each monitor - so only the apps running on that monitor show up on the taskbar for that monitor. Really great addon for getting the most out of your multiple minitor setup.

Monitor > 1 == Love


Leave a comment below.


  1. Jason Buss 1/9/2004 8:51 AM
    So, are you using Ultra Mon with MaxiVisa? Is that even possible? It'd be nice to be able to use the taskbar options of ultra mon, even if one of your display adapters is virtual.

    Sweet set-up, regardless...
  2. Ryan Farley 1/9/2004 9:09 AM
    Yep! I am using *both* UltraMon and MaxiVista. When you use MaxiVista and add a monitor over the network, your pc sees that as just another Display Adapter. So as far as your pc (or UltraMon) knows, it is just another monitor connected to your pc.

    I'll add another screenshot that will make some sense.
  3. Neil Hetzel 1/12/2004 11:53 AM
    Is it just me or does your desk now resemble the inside of a castle wall? I think you like multiple monitors because it requires a siege engine for anyone to get to you.

  4. Ryan Farley 1/12/2004 12:13 PM
    It does look a little castle-wall like. Maybe that is why I like it.


    It might just be that I want to have a lot of monitors so I can give myself high-fives and run around my computers yelling WOO WOO!, like I'm in a game of college rugby while I write code like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish ;-)
  5. nickos 1/14/2004 4:33 PM
    Dudes, eat this:

    I cannot believe how they did this! Vroooom!

  6. nickos 1/14/2004 4:35 PM
    Dudes, eat this:

    I cannot believe how they did this! Vroooom!

  7. Ryan Farley 1/14/2004 4:38 PM
    The video mentioned by Nickos seems to have a problem with the URL, here's the one I used to watch it:

    Really cool. I've been using MaxiVista a bit and am still floored at how cool it is.
  8. Scott Hanselman 1/23/2004 2:32 AM
  9. ScottWater 2/26/2004 8:02 AM
  10. Clay Angelly 3/5/2004 9:39 AM
    I have my laptop (with GeForce Go FX 5600) as primary display. It is in dual display setup with one of my two CRTs. I installed MaxiVista (demo) on my secondary PC which has my second CRT connected to it. I installed the MaxiVista primary setup (demo) on my laptop and I can see the second CRT now but when I try to enable it I get this error message:

    "Activate Hardware acceleration for MaxiVista graphics adapter".

    Anyone experience this? I can't find mention of it on their website and I don't want to purchase the full version if this will be a problem that cannot be fixed.

  11. Ryan Farley 3/5/2004 10:00 AM
    What happens if you do what the message says and enable hardware acceleration for the MaxiVista graphics driver?

    1) Right-click on desktop, and select properties.
    2) Choose settings tab and select the MaxiVista adapter from the list
    3) Click the Advanced button
    4) Select the troubleshooting tab
    5) You'll see a slider here for Hardware Acceleration. It is probably at none, slide it up a bit (I'd only go to the middle at first and then increase as necessary). Then OK out of everything to save.
  12. Clay Angelly 3/8/2004 7:24 AM
    I had verified that Hardware Acceleration was enabled but my problem turned out to be that I had not right clicked on the other display and selected "Attached" from the popup menu. It's always the silly easy things. :) Thanks for the help, this is an awesome piece of software!
  13. Ryan Farley 3/8/2004 9:44 AM
    Clay, cool that it is working now. -Ryan
  14. 3/12/2004 10:30 AM
    schrankmonster blog
  15. CGS 4/25/2005 10:49 AM
    I'm trying to connect two flat monitors to my sony vaio, so I could have 3 screens, but obviously my laptop only has 1 entry for 1 extra monitor. If I buy one of these cables that convert two monitors into one entry, would that do it?
  16. Scully 6/14/2005 8:03 AM
    I am also trying to use my HP laptop as my computer and connect two crt's to it so I can have 3 screens. Can I use this software for that or is it only if you have another PC over a network

  17. Ryan Farley 6/14/2005 8:18 AM

    MaxiVista is only used to connect the monitor of a networked pc to your computer.

  18. Scully 6/14/2005 8:30 AM
    I have a very old G3 Mac laptop. Could I use my HP as my main PC and extend my desktop to the 1st monitor and then on the Mac hook it up to the 2nd external monitor to it. Will MaxiVista connect those so I will have all three screens (HP, 20", 20") or do I have to use the laptop screen and get HP, 20", 14".

    I looked on the Maxi site but I wasn't sure about the connect or the network stuff.

    Thank you Again for replying, and so fast too!

  19. Ryan Farley 6/14/2005 9:47 AM

    The problem is that the MaxiVista software does not run on Mac AFAIK. Otherwise sounds doable.

  20. Scully 6/15/2005 11:43 AM
    thank you, I'll look into getting some old pc's and give it a try

  21. Ryan 9/27/2005 7:03 AM
    Thinking about whacking on another monitor, (my card supports 2 so should be kewl) just wondering how i go about changing between screens?
    Is it like changing between programs using alt+tab? im curious, or does the mouse just display on both the monitors and i just look at the one i wanna use?

  22. Ryan Farley 9/27/2005 7:19 AM

    Your desktop is just extended accross both monitors. If you want to be on monitor A you just move your mouse to it. You can also drag windows/apps to it and even put shortcuts on the other monitor's desktop. You can then move your mouse back to monitor B and so on.

  23. Ryan 9/28/2005 1:37 AM

    Now that is kewl, gotta get that set-up pronto :D
  24. ssaboj 10/3/2005 5:55 PM
    whats the problem here?
  25. ssaboj 10/3/2005 5:57 PM
    I have two computers, but I only want to use the second one as a second monitor sometimes. Is that a problem with this software? Do you run the software whenever you want to "take over" the second monitor, or once its been installed, is the second monitor gone to the first one for good? I want to be able to return my second monitor back to normal when not being used for a dual monitor. Just wondering how this whole thing works. If I use this, is it saying goodbye to my second computer as it will be consumed to being a second monitor to the first computer?
  26. Ryan Farley 10/3/2005 7:28 PM

    The great thing about the software is that it *is* an on demand thing. You choose when you want the second pc to be an extended monitor and when you want it to just be another pc. You have a small tray icon that you can just click to toggle between modes.

  27. Gary 10/8/2005 10:39 AM
    Just gave MV a test run. I used my notebook as the second monitor. Everything worked as advertised.

    However.... There was a noticable 'jerkiness' on the secondary monitor. This included the mouse pointer and any window that is moved.

    I played around with all the performance options in MV to no avail. I am on a wireless connection by the way. 'G' wireless.

    I also gave Stardock's Multiplicity a test drive with the same two machines. Everything moved as 'smooth as silk' on my secondary notebook. No 'jerkiness' at all. Multiplicity also uses TCP/IP.

    I'd like to buy MV since it has the functionality of Multiplicity and allows extended screens and mirroring that Multiplicity doesn't have.

    Except I can not live with the 'jerkiness'. Any ideas on making things smooth???? I ran out of ideas. If Multiplicity is smooth why can't MV be also?
  28. Jeff Jordan 10/25/2005 10:26 AM
    I'd like to get a computer with three monitors. What graphics cards should I have and what other ideal traits should the computer have?

    I will use it for 3-D flight simulator and other games and for digital video editing and other media.

  29. cashy 10/26/2005 7:24 PM
    hey guys how do you use the monitors i mean what do you use them for
    am i geting this right, in one monitor you put the chart, and on the other you do the work??/
  30. Buy Adipex 11/4/2005 1:18 PM
    A very pleasant site which made me passed an owl moment. Thank you still and cheer.
  31. nakahale 11/6/2005 5:43 PM
    I'm looking for some help setting up my multi-monitor set-up. This is what i have so far. I have three 19" LCD monitors on my Sony VAIO. The original video card that came with the computer is a Radeon X300, then I added a second video card which is a Radeon 9250 which I have in a PCI slot. Everything runs great for a while then one of the screens will go completely black. Then a little while later the computer will freeze. Does anyone have any idea why this happens.
  32. Sam 11/13/2005 12:10 PM
    How do you attach three monitors to a card that only has two outputs? Adapters?
  33. Andy 12/3/2005 5:13 PM
    I have a question is there anyway to by pass having my laptop monitor as the primary, because i will not let me make the other monitor become the primary so i can close the laptop.
    Any advice would help.
  34. Ryan Farley 12/3/2005 5:59 PM

    If that's what you're after then you don't need multiple monitors, you only need to clone the laptop display on the other monitor. How that works all depends on the video adapter in your laptop, however you could also use UltraMon to clone the display should your laptop's adapter not support cloning.

  35. Goblinfactory 12/11/2005 6:25 AM
    I have a IBM thinkpad which is running windows 2000, which does not support multiple monitors.

    Does anyone know how to get dual monitor support for a windows 2000 machine?

    I thought that this software might work, but it looks like it only works with XP.

    Any ideas?
  36. PacMan Jones 1/8/2006 2:50 PM
    If i am playing a game like wc3 or cs on my primary monitor and i have my second monitor looking at my desktop is there a way i can "alt tab" between them so i dont have to minimize my game when i want to change songs on itunes or use AIM

    ps. WAKA WAKA
  37. cabose 1/18/2006 2:16 PM
    If you only have one connection for a monitor then how do you get more than one connected.
  38. Carl Engelke 1/23/2006 2:56 PM
    Alright, maybe someone has asked this question, or maybe its a stupid one, but I can't figure it out. Are you able to view video on your second monitor (i have a dual monitor setup). Lets say I pop in a dvd and try watching it on, lets say, windows media player. Whenever I move the window to the other monitor the video disapears. Are there any programs that can stop it from doing that, or maybe I just have a setting turned on/off that shouldnt be.
  39. michael freeman 2/27/2006 11:34 AM
    Not sure if you guys are Linux users or anything but I have a windows XP desktop with 2 video cards and two widescreen SGI flat panels </end brag> and Linux on my laptop. I use synergy to share one keyboard and mouse between both systems, I don't know if this stuff everyone is talking about does that or not but if you guys are interested check it out I think at

    It is MULTI-platform
  40. slashnburn 3/18/2006 12:35 AM
    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. It has video out put s-video 7 pin. I tried all sorts of things to connect it with my television...but unfortunately no response and the silly problem is I can't even attach it. After i click attach or check the extend my window box in the desktop properties, it gets uncheck after I click apply. gimme a solution guyz plz plz
  41. leemorgan 3/18/2006 6:40 PM
    hi can u tell me how to use a tv as an extra monitor i have an s-video connection and when i turn the setting to tv the laptop screen goes off
  42. Matt Ballard 3/22/2006 3:41 AM
    sup guys (girls? - though the thrill and excitment we get out of thrice > monitors may not extend to the females arena of 'fun').

    I've got my pc with the demo of maxiV (with my new 20" LCD (1600x1200) - slap me - am i dreaming??!!) and a laptop with the client install. As most laptops do it has a secondary monitor options. MaxiV works fine with either the laptop screen OR the laptop external (secondary) monitor, but not both. On the maxiV site it says the pro version can do this - ie work with exsisting systems with dual monitors. have you done this ryan? or has anyone.. cause $66 NZD isn't overly cheap. cheers matt
  43. eudemus 3/26/2006 11:47 PM
    Hey, I have a problem with returning to normal single-monitor usage with my notebook (a Dell Inspiron, running Win XP). Having used the machine on dual monitors mode with an external projector - it all worked fine - I now find that when I uncheck the box "extend desktop across this monitor" for the second monitor in the Display Control Panel, it works fine initially, but then as soon as I reboot, the second monitor is back active again. This is annoying because my mouse pointer is forever disappearing out of the right hand side of the screen!!!

    Has anyone else had this issue?
    Any ideas how to solve it?
    I have the notion it might be something to do with the Intel(R) Extreme Graphics thing that is running .......

    I just want to restore the default of outputting to my notebook's own monitor, without having the desktop extended anywhere else.

  44. AJ 3/27/2006 6:56 AM
    I have just hooked up a new Viewsonic CRT monitor to my Gateway laptop computer. My video card is a ADI Radeon something or other...I know, that doesn't help much, but that's the best I can do from work. ; - )

    My display on the CRT monitor is much less clear than on the LCD display on the laptop. I installed the drivers for the new monitor that came with it. I'm not sure what to do to correct this. I tried adjusting the monitor's contrast and brightness, but it seems like I need a focus button to get everything to be as sharp as it is with my LCD monitor on the laptop.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks so much,
  45. Ryan Farley 3/27/2006 8:57 AM
    AJ, it could be the cable. Try using a high quality cable for the second monitor.

    Good luck.
  46. Matt Ballard 3/28/2006 6:11 PM
    hey ryan you don't know of any software or windows setting that enalbes the display of monitors in portrait view do you??
    so far i gather that portrait view is good if you want to display images that are in portrait view.. but if i want to use windows normally in portrait view how do i do this??

    kind regards

    mr.ballard at gmail dot com
  47. steve smith 3/30/2006 1:36 AM
    Hi. I have a problem. I'm trying to set up my sony vaio laptop as my secondary display to allow me to control software on my laptop while running in full screen on a second monitor. I understand my AGP NVIDIA geforce 420 card only performs in duel mode not multiple monitor mode and will not allow me to do this? Does anyone know a solution.

  48. Jack 4/15/2006 3:09 AM
    Hi guys, You got a god grip on the Monitor problems here:)
    I need your help!
    I have connected my Sony Vaio (VGN-FS395VP) to an externa bigger l monitor and it works just fine. How can I turn off the monitor off the laptop as i dont need it anymore?
  49. Dan B 4/20/2006 3:59 PM
    I've got a Sony VAIO with a VGA output and a DVI output. I've got one monitor hooked up the VGA-out and another hooked up to the DVI out. The problem is, I can't see both monitors in the "Display Properties" as illustrated at the top of this post. Anyone have any ideas? What outputs are you all using for your multiple monitors? Thx. Dan B
  50. Will 4/23/2006 7:37 PM

    I'm have an IBM thinkpad running Win XP Home edition and I am trying to hook up an external monitor so that I can display the same think on the laptop monitor as the external monitor.

    But when I connect the external monitor I get a picture on the monitor but NO PICTURE ON THE LAPTOP.

    Can anyone tell me what to try/do to fix this problem? I really need this for work. Thank you
  51. jim sartain 5/14/2006 3:51 PM
    i have just set up multiple monitors for my step daughter and i am using the vga video splitter extender 4 port system my problem is that it is showing the same screen on both monitors, and my display settings do not show where i can change the display on two monitors, i know somewhere on windows xp you can check a box that say enable duel monitors but i can not find it can you help me out with this. mine at home works fine because i am running a nvidia duel monitor graphics card but adding a 3rd monitor this evening using the same splitter i just installed here.
  52. john nguyen 5/19/2006 9:04 PM
    does anyone know if a pny geforce video card can run dual monitors?
    also this is my first time can i hook my unused sony laptop to my desktop as a monitor? i know to use maxivista but could someone just explain to me how
  53. john nguyen 5/19/2006 9:06 PM
    oh sorry its a pny geforce 6600
  54. john 5/19/2006 9:22 PM
    i plan to run dual monitors
    and im new to it all
    i have a main desktop with a 19 crt monitor
    and i have a spare laptop laying around i want to use it as a second monitor
    i have pny geforce 6600 with dual heads one analog and one digital
    could i some how run the laptop as a 2nd monitor
    i know i should use maxiV and ultramon
    is there a way i can play a game on my main monitor and aim and itunes on my other one and chat and change a song with out tabbing out
    (would running my counter strike in window form work?) if not would you know how
    thank you for your time
    contact me via email with an answer if you can
  55. Adrian 5/30/2006 8:39 AM
    How you turn multi monitor off?
  56. sporkalot 7/12/2006 1:40 PM
    I have an IBM Thinkpad, to switch the monitors to, for example:
    Laptop Screen Only
    Secondary and Laptop
    Secondary Only
    Press FN + F7 (or the one with a blue laptop on it)
  57. Al frame 7/17/2006 11:48 AM
    I need to Run two monitors as Extended Desktop from my laptop. I have attached a splinter and now have two monitors , am running Windows XP, but both displays show the same. I can't move things from one to the other. I understand with XP you can. How do I do that? -Al
  58. Ravi 7/20/2006 4:06 AM
    I have an external monitor attached to my laptop, but the image on the ex monitor is squashed. I want to see same image on both monitors. The display settings on the laptop won't let me change the 2nd monitors size.
  59. steve 8/12/2006 9:39 AM
    can you help me please, i`m a novis with computers. can you tell me how to connect anorther monitor up, and what cables i need, thanyou. steve
  60. J 8/26/2006 5:53 AM
    Monitor off:

    I use the laptop to play DVDs on the big screen TV. On my Gateway, I just press FUNCTION + F4 to toggle either monitor on or off!
  61. dscheste 9/1/2006 10:15 PM
    Dual monitors is nice, but it's like yesterday now.... Almost everybody has it now, they say we are getting about 25%more productive staring at two screens.

    I have an Apple PB 17 and a dual hookup. That's not good enough, I am looking for a solution to hookup three monitors, all to my laptop. I do not want to put another computer as my monitor accessible from my PB, I just need three screens.

    Video splitters? PCMCIA Video Cards?
  62. Theo 9/22/2006 3:59 PM
    ya um, i am trying to hook up dual monitors, i did it in shop with my friend,(we are in a shop called computer and networking technology). we had hooked up 5 monitors to an old oldddd gateway desktop system, and it worked, though i expected it not to. anyways, now i am trying it at home, the same way we did it in shop and its not working, i have winkdows xp home edition service pack two, and i have everything updated but i still am not gettin any luck. i am using several video cards, one being Geforce 2 MX and the other i have no idea, but wateva, so i cant get this to work it is making me so angry, any ideas, help would be greatly appreciated.
    oh yeah by the way, they are all hooked up the way they are supposed to be,
    it is making me so angry, so any help is good help, if you have any ideas, please email me at
  63. Norm 10/7/2006 1:10 PM
    Hey guys and gals,
    I just set up a dual monitor setup on my WinXP Pro system and it was a bit of a problem at best. My first card is an ATI Radeon 7200 (64meg VIVO) and I installed a second card that is a NVIDIA 32meg GeForce2 MX100/200. At first the NVIDIA drivers (91.47) wouldn't install properly so opted to use the default windows drivers. I could only get 800x600 (or less) at 16 colors. I could not alter the setting in the Display properties but I could extend the desktop. After long googling I found that I could create a temporary hardware profile to play with. I figured out that I had to change my BIOS to look at the PCI card first. I finally managed to update the drivers to the latest 91.47 version but still could not change the Dispay settings of the NVIDIA card. I then decided to try something else... I disabled the ATI card from the Device manager and rebooted. The system loaded up into the NVIDIA card looking horrible at 16 colors but I was immediatley able to adjust the Display settings. I matched my disabled card settings (thinking I maynot be able to change them later) and re-enabled the ATI card, then rebooted. Both displays came up and I was still able to adjust the settings of either Display properties. I don't know what had the settings 'locked out' but they work fine now.
  64. { public virtual blog; } 10/9/2006 7:31 PM
    I posted a long time ago about MaxiVista and how I use it to extend my desktop onto my laptop. I've been using version 2 for a month or two now, and found that I love it even more than before.
  65. tim 10/10/2006 4:55 PM
    Hey. I have successfully set up a dual monitor so that when Im on a game I can still see other junk on my other screen. I was wondering if there is a way to scroll my cursor from my game to my other screen without having to Alt-Tab. Maybe a program out there that can help me out? Some setup config? Any suggestions i would look into.

  66. sandhya 10/17/2006 6:48 AM
    i like it because of it simplicity
  67. Ozzy 10/19/2006 2:31 AM
    I currently run two screens, could never go back to viewing solo! I like the idea of three screens. Can anyone help me with the following so I can include a 3rd monitor.

    I currently run a Radeon X300 Se card with two monitors, one through the dvi and one through the vga. I have a redundent port on the motherboard, can I enable this in someway to connect a third monitor thuis creating my castle!

  68. Multiple Monitors 1/27/2007 11:46 AM
    Does anyone know a good multi-monitor program for OSX? I called cinemassive displays and I've been looking everywhere on the net for some information on this with no luck. Any help much appreciated. thanks in advance.
  69. amitsco 2/13/2007 8:51 PM
    Ok. I inserted a new card in the get multiple monitors a got, but heres what has happened. When I look in device manager, its shows that the new card cannot be started. What does this mean. Oh also says code 10 error.
  70. Brian 3/27/2007 5:14 AM
    I've bitten the bullet and got an external TFT for my Vaio VGN-S2XP. It's great except for one thing: it reports the external as the primary monitor and the laptop panel as the secondary. Is there any way to switch them?

  71. EJ 4/22/2007 7:11 PM
    If I'm going to add a new video card to hook up multiple monitors and need to remove an old card for a new one, do I need to unistall any software for my old card? Or can I just remove the hardware and replace it with the new card & software?
  72. Alex 5/13/2007 6:18 AM
    wow there are so many questions here, no one realizes no one is going to bother answering them.

    to get three monitors from a two-port graphics card you need more than a splitter, there needs to be more going on than just splitting the connection. the answer is this:,+1xCable?productId=23340
  73. Brad 5/13/2007 4:41 PM
    I have the same problem as Eudemus did on 3/26/2006... I set my Dell Inspiron 6000 (w/ ATI Mobility Radeon X300 adapter) to use multiple monitors to show Power Point Presentations in the presenters view using a projector as my 2nd monitor... since I did that I can only show PPT in this mode but can no longer view anything else on the projector. My regular desk top or other media players will not display on the projector unless I toggle through to make my laptop monitor blank and all screen images go to the projector... Otherwise my projector either says there is no input or it shows just the desktop wallpaper but no icons or mouse or open programs...

    Anyone have a clue as how to revert back to single monitor that will send the signal to the projector as well?
  74. RJ 5/13/2007 10:56 PM
    Hi my laptop screen is broken and am trying to setup the second monitor using Windows XP so it shows exactly what is on the laptop screen. However I can only get the dual function where I have to move everything across, can someone tell me how to change it? Thanks
  75. BZ 5/23/2007 3:56 PM
    I just bought a new HP xw4400 Workstation. I am needing to run 2 lcd monitors and a projector with powerpoint. Is there anyway to run the projector and one monitor on powerpoint and still have the second LCD monitor doing something else? My video card is a NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500.
  76. brad 6/12/2007 9:23 AM
    hi got a ati x700pro graphics card-got 2 ports on 2 monitors connected,1 to each port.i run multi monitors in 'stretch mode' such that 2 monitor workscreens(of 1024x768) becomes one large one that spans both monitors-2048x768
    prob-i want 3 monitors linked to my pc, using just one graphics card and still run span mode such that the workspace is now 3072x768..the question is this..........

    can i do this with a vga splitter into one of the ports(which will then support 2 monitors) , and then have the third monitor on the other graphics card port
  77. Kishore 7/12/2007 5:18 AM
    Hi Guys,

    I have a sony viao VGN-sz58 and my manager wants it to be connected Simultaneously to a Samsung 32" lcd tv and a 19" LCD monitor. He has a docking stationwhich has dual video outs. I normal and another DVI output. I cud not get it to be working on both. It has G Force for graphics. Is there any other settings to be done on the laptop??
  78. Garikai 8/22/2007 5:42 AM
    how can i do that with a mac
  79. sibongile 9/30/2007 12:23 PM
    am simply looking for a guy by the name of brian garikai
  80. Guillermo 10/18/2007 9:41 PM
    I need to know how to connect 2 monitors into a computer that has only one out put which is analog. I want to be able to expand the screen on both monitors not duplicate.

  81. Rudy 2/28/2008 12:03 PM
    Have you ever had a problem with Windows Media Player. When I hooked up my dual monitors WMP doesn't respond. I downloaded WMP 11 on XP Pro. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  82. jarred 3/24/2008 3:49 AM
    during multiple displays as in two of them how come 80% of the time I cant play a game on one and watch a video on the other
  83. DjAl 6/7/2008 1:56 PM
    I want to Dj from my laptop.
    How do I send only the visualization to another projector?
    While I can see all the tracks and controls etc.

    Can some please assit me... Much Appreciated?

    btw. I'm using Vista Business and Windows Media Player or Virtual DJ 5....depends which one can do what I want...

    thanks ;-)
  84. Jared 7/31/2008 1:05 PM
    I bought a multiple monitor workstation from and it rocks! I have the triplex triple monitor array and it's amazing.
  85. Valerie 8/1/2008 2:07 PM
    Hi Ryan,
    I have a problem with dual monitors and Windows Media Player. I have the 2nd monitor cloned to my first monitor and all my programs show up just as they should with the exception of Windows Media Player.

    The player shows up but where the video should be in the 2nd monitor, it just shows a grey box.

    Any ideas?
  86. Chase 8/8/2008 5:54 AM
    Maxvista is pretty cool but a better option would be to get a multiple monitor computer that already supports 3-4 monitors. The bandwidth is a lot faster so you get a much better graphic performance. Check out or for some inexpensive but top-quality multimonitor systems.
  87. Gail 8/12/2008 8:06 PM
    This program is really cool. I can get it to work perfectly on just my programs. However, when I use remote desktop to connect to a computer off my network it is not showing on the second monitor. Do you know if this program works with RDP? Thanks.
  88. Jon 11/3/2008 1:01 AM
    I have a quad monitor array from and it's awesome.
  89. Scott 11/29/2008 5:36 AM
    I have windows XP Dell Vostro. I am getting from what I have read that I cannot have 3 monitors from my laptop w/out having a regular PC added to my laptop. Is that correct?
  90. nasso 2/17/2009 9:23 AM
    hi everyone. i have a redeon x300 series card and i want to connect another pc monitor to it. what kind of a dvi-to-vga adapter do i need? and will the second monitor work without any problems?
  91. nasso 2/17/2009 9:26 AM
    sorry, its a Radeon X300 series. typo...
  92. Ann 7/12/2009 10:40 PM
    Have Vaio laptop. Changed Display to 2 and now I only get the Wallpaper
    Screen "Vaio" and very small on laptop screen. No icons, or other
    information whatsoever on the startup page. Everything is locked. How can I reverse the action that I took in the Display settings when I don't have anything but the wallpaper--not even a cursor pointer? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Ann
  93. Mark 7/29/2009 8:09 AM
    Ryan, very cool setup...
    My church has a Sony Vaio Desktop with one VGA/TV-Out and one DVI-D Monitor Out Port. I am really stumped as the system see's them in reverse. When I am looking at my Desktop, the #2 Analog signal is displayed on my monitor and when I toggle to the #1 DVI-D input, there's nothing. However, in Powerpoint, when I go to Presentation mode and toggle to the #1 DVI-d input, the presentation is there.

    I've tried re-arranging my monitors (1 and 2) as you have in your Display Properties diagram but have had no luck re-reversing the curse. Any ideas?


  94. ayyub 9/18/2009 2:29 AM
    Ryan, I have a acer aspire laptop (5738G) w/ Vista oper/sys; Nvida geforce G105M graphics card. I am trying to hook up two LG LCD (TV)monitors. I am able to get one working in extended screen layout... when I hooked the second one up using Y VGA cable, I of course get the same screen for both LCD's; no 3rd display icon visible in settings. I want to have all three screens operate independently. I want to know should I go for softwar solutions as you mentioned; ultramon, or should I try to purchase the Matrox GEM dualhead2go? would like your insight, asap! smile.
  95. mikieb 11/11/2009 3:49 PM
    Ryan, what I was looking for is a way to make my lap top my computer monitor till I can get a new monitor. I have a Toshiba laptop on a computer that someone put together for me. The monitor powercord went out that i can not find and I need access to my PC till I can get a new monitor. Is this possible w/o getting any special software?
  96. Mary 12/2/2009 11:25 AM
    I have a situation where I have a projector and two monitors. My plan is to have one main monitor so I can open files and powerpoints without the audience seeing it and then having the other monitor be a clone with the projector. I would move what I want to the clone monitor and then it would show up on the projector. Not sure if this can be done and if it can, I don't know how. Any advise.

  97. philip 12/30/2009 8:30 PM

    Before I switched to windows 7 I was using winXP pro. and had two monitors which I can not without. win7 won't let me install my second monitor .... any sug.

    thanks phil
  98. G 2/5/2010 5:53 PM
    i'm planning to spread a single movie played via a media player (full screen mode) across 2 or 3 monitors to make it panoramic or widescreen...

    is this possible with maxivista?

    or does this work like a multimedia projector wherein, altough you have an extended desktop, media players cannot spread through the two monitors in full screen mode. it would be possible only in either one...

  99. Teresa 3/30/2010 7:46 PM
    i recently purchased a dell inspiron for home use, i have a dell latitude at work. at work i have a docking station and two monitors. i have had no problems with everything working ok at work. i use nvidia to switch back and forth. I noticed with the new inspiron, that nvidia does not work. i think the drivers?? came on my latitude but not the inspiron. i have two monitors hooked up to my inspiron (with a usb to vga) and i can't seem to get the second monitor to even register. my laptop continues to be my "second" monitor. my question is, do i need a docking station to sit my laptop in to make the two monitors work instead of my laptop, or is there a way to have all three devices as monitors. I read some of the thread here but am not quite sure how to proceed. Any suggestions? Do realize that i'm fair at trying to troubleshoot and do pretty good, but this one has me a bit baffled. does it deserve a call to dell? thanks for any input. i'm an oldie but goodie kind of gal, trying to stay computer saavy!
  100. Michael 3/31/2010 10:13 PM
    My personal recommendation is Actual Multiple Monitors ( It is a most powerful utility among others and it works fine under Windows 7.
  101. Mike 5/6/2010 1:28 AM
    Three 3 Monitors is the goal.

    Uh, I just started researching this, and can't I just add another PCIex16 graphics card in an available slot (of course the card has dual monitor outputs on each), then I could add up to four using those two cards?

    All this one card, vga port, network stuff is a bit piecemeal, are we basically trying to avoid the investment of another quality card (300-500 dollars?) Plus the third monitor so this is about a 5-700 upgrade?
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