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User Info: Villain

Villain
1 month ago#1
I just got a 3rd monitor.

On the left I have an HDTV which I would like to be 1 stand alone display.

On the right are 2 monitors for a dual monitor setup. I would like the left monitor to be the primary one. This is the other display configuration I'm trying to set up.
http://i.imgur.com/ZWNgMXL.jpg
Formerly known as Will VIIII

User Info: Mushroom87

Mushroom87
1 month ago#2
this?

[img]https://i.imgur.com/rfypqBL.jpg[/img]

if i understand correctly, you want the left monitor the be by itself, and the middle and right to be a shared display?

i dont really understand what you want to do, but theirs a ton of options in windows display settings(win10)
you can have all three screens mirror eachother, you can have 1 mirror 2 with three being on its own, you can have 2 and 3 mirror with one being on its own, and you can extend to have them all act as one desktop.

its pretty straight forward, just click and drag bits and bobs.

User Info: Villain

Villain
1 month ago#3
if I mirror all 3 screens does that affect performance in gaming?
http://i.imgur.com/ZWNgMXL.jpg
Formerly known as Will VIIII

User Info: Villain

Villain
1 month ago#4
Maybe it helps to explain that the monitors are also in opposite corners, so if I'm looking at the TV I don't see the other 2 and vice versa
http://i.imgur.com/ZWNgMXL.jpg
Formerly known as Will VIIII

User Info: Mushroom87

Mushroom87
1 month ago#5
Villain posted...
if I mirror all 3 screens does that affect performance in gaming?

depending on how you have you game set up, yes, for instance if i use nvidia surround or something similar to make a really big resolution that spans multiple screens i can kill my framerate.

Villain posted...
Maybe it helps to explain that the monitors are also in opposite corners, so if I'm looking at the TV I don't see the other 2 and vice versa


ok, so from what im getting is say you have screen 1 by itself, and screen 2/3 beside eachother, you will want to select screen one, then scroll down to where it says multiple monitors and select either duplicate screens on 1 and 3, or on 1 and 2.

just play around with the settings and im sure you could come up with something you like.

User Info: Villain

Villain
1 month ago#6
I don't know why but simply turning off the 3rd monitor lets me achieve what I want here
http://i.imgur.com/ZWNgMXL.jpg
Formerly known as Will VIIII

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
1 month ago#7
If the third screen is your TV, then yes that would work, since it wouldn't be on anymore.

Windows isn't really designed for handling multiple desktops or turning two displays off when another one connects. Partly because that's hard to implement, and partly because it's not a typical use case. Most people would just mirror their primary to their TV or what have you(which sucks if you use high refresh or variable refresh)
Like mushroom suggested, if you select your TV and tell it to mirror your primary display, it should basically work fine?
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User Info: Mushroom87

Mushroom87
1 month ago#8
DarkZV2Beta posted...
If the third screen is your TV, then yes that would work, since it wouldn't be on anymore.

Windows isn't really designed for handling multiple desktops or turning two displays off when another one connects. Partly because that's hard to implement, and partly because it's not a typical use case. Most people would just mirror their primary to their TV or what have you(which sucks if you use high refresh or variable refresh)
Like mushroom suggested, if you select your TV and tell it to mirror your primary display, it should basically work fine?


i verified this by attempting whta he said, but with three screens close together.
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