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Triple Monitor shortcuts

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    Win 8.1

    Triple Monitor shortcuts


    I have three monitor setup, sometime i just need only one of the external displays active.

    Is there are shortcut or a software to do this.

    i don't want to go to screen resolution option every time to disable the monitors.

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  3. #3


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    Win 8.1


    Nope that will not work, these options work good only if you only one additional screen.

    My laptop is connected to my monitor and TV, sometime i just want the output on my monitor alone, sometime on the TV alone... need option to switch between these.. in Screen resolution there is a option 'Show desktop only on 2' and 'Show desktop only on 3'
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    Hello Depakjan,

    I suppose that you could press the power button on the monitors that you do not want to use to no longer have them show up, then turn them back on when you do.
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  5. #5


    Hi there

    Have a look at DisplayFusion V6 (DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy! ? Binary Fortress Software think this might just be what your looking for.

    I use the paid for version with 3 x 27" monitors and works really well with Win8.1 update 1

    Regards
    Aquatarkus
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    Displayfusion does not have this option...
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    'UltraMon' might do what you want. Download the free trial and try it out.

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I run three monitors on my desktop PC. I have shortcuts for "PC Only" and "Extend". When I'm gaming I switch to just my main monitor by clicking the PC Only shortcut. Then when I'm done I click the one for Extend to switch all three back on.
    Display Switch Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    "Second Screen" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    Win 8.1


    Thanks, but still this is not what i want... "Second screen only" enables both my tv and monitor ... i just want one of the displays to be active at a time ... when i am browsing i just want my monitor output... when i am watching movies ... just the TV...

    As i said earlier ... Screen resolution has this option... "Show only on desktop 2" , "Show only on desktop 3" ... was just wondering if there is any shortcut for these options.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You could create a shortcut for 'Change Display Settings' from the 'All Tasks' (aka 'GodMode') folder.

    Control Panel All Tasks Toolbar - Create in Windows 8
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