July 19, 2012
I'm planning to build a personal art project using multiple monitors. I'm not sure if I'll do this in Windows 7 or 8. Not having infinite wall space in my house, I want to make a photo gallery using multiple 24" monitors, that can either cycle through groups of pictures or have certain collection fixed for a while. Screen savers are random things, while I want curated list. Each photo is assigned a monitor, and all monitors change together to the next collection of pictures. Can I do this with your existing software, is this a forthcoming feature and/or do I need to program this myself? Ideally, I'd love to have this controlled by a tablet that normally sits on the wall, giving information about each picture the way a museum display would, but it could be used in wifi mode to allow somone on a couch to browse through collections of images. Note I don't want that interface to allow somone to create collections, that's to be done elsewhere and when.
@Dave: That sounds like a very interesting project! With DisplayFusion, you can have each monitor display different images from a folder of images. Each monitor can use the same folder, or a different one, and they can be synced to change at the same time or different intervals. The only part it can't do is the remote tablet control. If you had your computer and the primary monitor in a different room, you could manage DisplayFusion from there without anyone seeing what you're doing. If you'd like more in-depth assistance, drop us a line at email@example.com.
i read the capability that it can run to 11 monitor, so my question is can it run for 20 or 30 monitor in merged display, thanks and if it different version, how much does it cost
please send me, an email
@Abu: DisplayFusion can't force the monitors to run as one combined large display, that would need to be supported by the video card hardware. Regarding the features and pricing, you can find the full list at the link below, and the pricing is at the bottom of the page
I would like to know, if i can display different application on different screens. I have a laptop and 3 monitors. I want to work on the laptop and see different live application on each screens.
@Sujin: You should be able to do this. Feel free to give it a try, and if you run into any trouble, please contact us with more details: http://www.displayfusion.com/Support/
I have an AMD Radeon HD 6870 video card, with 2 digital ports, 1 HDMI port, and 2 mini-ports.
For now, exclude both mini-ports, which supports 3 monitors per port (supposedly if using a monitor hub).
Hence, I would like to utilize the remaining ports for three monitors instead of the 2-monitor default limitation.
As indicated, therefore, by comments in your first paragraph, your program should be able to circumvent the 2-monitor limitation, thus allowing me to display said monitors concomitant of my video card.
Please advise accordingly... Kind regards...
@Gary: Unfortunately that's a hardware limitation that cannot be worked around using software. I've updated the first paragraph to clarify that a bit better.
I'd like more info on the use of a tablet, and the possibility of extending DF onto my laptop screen.
@James: We'd be happy to provide more info. Could you email us with some more details on what you're looking to achieve?
I dont understand how to add multiple (more than 2) monitors. Should I buy multiple video cards or one where I can split the USB feed with a hub? Or is there a better way. Also, ar there video cards/companies you can recommend to make I can get passed any hardware issues? thanks
@J Powl: You can add additional video cards if your motherboard and power supply can support them. Alternatively, there are some cards that have 4 outputs (like the ATI FirePro cards), or you can certainly do USB video adapters (http://www.displaylink.com/shop/adapters), though they aren't good for gaming.
I have 7 monitors in various sets/pairs, and sizes.
These are setup as an MS Extended (contiguous) desktop even though most of the monitors aren't next to each other.
I would buy DisplayFusion in a heartbeat if I could have 2 large monitors use the same desktop image.
Another 2 pair share a different desktop image.
I'd like to have the other 3 small monitors each use a different desktop image suitable to their size.
@Ricardo: We're planning to add that functionality in a future version, so just keep an eye on the change logs as we'll definitely mention it when we add it
1. What versions of Windows can ths Software run on ??
2. Is it just for Windows 8 ??
3. Is there a MAC version ??
Thanks and I'll await the answer
while I wait for my 2 new monitors to arrive.
I am still using Vista
DisplayFusion runs on Windows XP and higher. There are some Windows 8 specific tweaks, but all of the other features are available on the other versions of Windows.
There's no Mac version at the moment. We don't have one planned, but who knows what the future will hold
Hi, I was asked to redesign the news room of a TV channel. Can I use your system to combine screens to give the feel of a large monitor in the news room. I like to create a feel of media room using 4 monitors, playing the same image to give the feel of a large screen. One large Image.
@Biju: DisplayFusion can't combine the displays into one large display. This is usually built-in to higher end models of newer video cards. Nvidia calls the technology "Nvidia Surround" and AMD calls theirs "Eyefinity."
Hope that helps!
does this work without having windows 7? because i'm trying to do a project for my class and we need something like this. if someone can get back to me very fast, that would be great. thanks
@Blaine: DisplayFusion works on Windows XP and up. Note that your video card needs to support the number of monitors you're planning to use.
can i split 1 display (led tv 42") for 4 software from my laptop with a VGA for PC connector?
@shlomo: It's not possible to split full screen applications, but if they're just normal application windows, you should be able to do this by setting the Horizontal/Vertical split values to 2 in the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
just to set value in the DisplayFusion... so that way i will get 4 app (like word or powerpoint) runng good(in 42" LED TV)?
@shlomo: Word yes, PowerPoint no, as PowerPoint only allows one instance to be run at a time.
thanks for the help guys, does this work with the free version, or what version would work better for trying to split the pictures into 4-6 monitors, any feed back would be great!
@Blaine: The wallpaper stuff works in the free version with as many monitors as you like
Hello, I have two monitors with different resolutions and dont want to use one resolution for both. Does Display Fusion have that capability?
@Marco: You should be able to do this even without DisplayFusion if the monitors are in extended mode. If they are cloned, the resolution needs to be the same.
Hi - when using the software to manage 5 screens to display individual photos for customers - is it possible to display the file-name as well without the need to edit each photo with text?
@Chris: It sure is! On the Info tab in the Wallpaper configuration, just enable the "Show info on this monitor" checkbox, then choose Wallpaper File Path and File Name from the "Add Info Tag" button.
I assume, depending on video hadrware, that it's possible to drive 6 different screens, each independently displaying a different video/graphic/image
@Richard: You're correct!
Help with hardware please. So far my research leaves me with expensive hardware choices. I just want to run 3 monitors as one extended desktop in windows 7 without buying a high price, high power, high fan noise, high heat output gaming video card that requires a power supply upgrade too. Is their a solution
@Jeff: If you're not gaming, the AMD Firepro 2460is a decent card. It's a bit pricey, but it's fanless, low power, and it comes with four mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapters. Hope that helps give you a good starting reference on what to look for
I need to run 4 monitors off of a MACPRO tower 2012 build. It has 5770 Radeon cards x2. I need three monitors mirrored. The existing evyfinity and the windows 7 software are cumbersome and hard to get to hold the preset. I have 2 70" Sharps and 21.5" HP monitor that Have to be duplicates and the other 21.5" will act as 1. Powerpoint seems to demand that number one be the presentators view. it keeps defaulting to the other 3 as 1. I can set a preset, but it is not easy to get to and the various users of the room have very different abilities. Oh, by the way. It only gets used in windows 7 and the Shaprs are connected through ACCEL active HDMI adapters from the minidisplay ports. Confused yet? I am...
Please how many Monitors can the free version of DisplayFusion handle at a time
No limit, the features available in the Free version work with as many monitors as you can enable
Could a vga splitter box be used to have multiple monitors?
@Mary: Unfortunately not. A VGA splitter will only clone the same signal out to two monitors. If you need to add a second monitor without changing the video card, you can use a USB display adapter. Here are some examples: http://www.displaylink.com/shop/adapters
Hello, already a happy customer of DisplayFusion. Using it with my laptop and 1 external monitor. Recently, saw a youtube video demo on the Plugable USB 3.0 display adapters. In the video he had 7 monitors running off 1 usb 3.0 port. I only need 3 but want to know if DisplayFusion will recognize and support the Plugable hardware. Thank you for your response in advance,
@Kevin: Yep! All of the DisplayFusion features work great with USB display adapters. I use one at my office without any issues at all
I have ASUS computer (Windows 8.1) with vga adapter connected to 32" led TV (1080p). And I have 4 USB HDMI Startech (ipusb2hd2) ip adapters with 1080p remote TVs. A can clone 3 remote TVs to vga monitor, but last one gives me an error and clone is not working (does not matter in what order I clone monitors - the last one - an error) I use latest free version, as I understand pro version has the same number of monitors support. Is the any fix for that?
@Serge: This is a Windows limitation, unfortunately. Windows won't allow you (or DisplayFusion) to clone more than 4 displays
This news post is closed for commenting.