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Managing 3 monitors on same pc, but one is remote

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Richard Schilling
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I do furniture design work both in my home office and in my shop. I want to have access to all my desktop programs on my 1st floor pc when I go down to the basement to make furniture. I have found hardware (monoprice.com) that will let me extend monitors over CAT5/6 to my shop and these devices work. I have three monitors and want to use them in this scenario:

1st floor: 24” Dell 2405 1920 x 1200, DVI
1st floor: 19” Samsung 191T 1280 x 1024 DVI

Basement: Sony 19” 1280 x 1024 VGA only

I have two video cards, Quadro FX 580 (dual DVI) and Nvidia 7600GT ( DVI and VGA)
When upstairs I have the 24” as primary (on the FX580 card), the Samsung as secondary (on the 7600GT card), and the Sony downstairs cloned off the 7600GT card.

I have played with windows mgmt. software to switch the Sony to primary when I go downstairs, but depending on where I have programs open, I can get messed up. Then when I go back upstairs I need to re-establish the Dell as primary.

Is there a way DisplayFusionPro (just bought and experimenting with the software) can do this for me? Or do I have to “bite the bullet” and have dual displays in both locations. Note that to clone a monitor they must be the same resolution, and on the same video card, so I would have to spring for a 1920 x 1200 extra monitor or (sadly) replace my Dell and move down to the more ubiquitous 1920 x 1080 standard.

Thanks for your help and a great product.
Rich
Nov 2, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It sounds like the Monitor Configuration/Profiles features might be able to help out in your situation.

In your case, you could create one Profile for the basement monitor, and another profile for the two 1st floor monitors, then flip between them via HotKeys, or TitleBar Buttons.

More info on the Monitor Configuration/Profiles features can be found here:

http://www.displayfusion.com/Help/#monitorconfig

Please let me know if that ends up working out for you

Thanks!
Nov 3, 2011  • #2
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Richard Schilling
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Tried it out and got it to work fine. For a while when I switched back to my office set up with two monitors, the desktop icons stayed on the 2nd monitor, not primary. But somehow it got sorted out so I am in business.

Thank you for your help and your continued development of the product!

Rich
Nov 18, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Awesome, glad to hear it! Just let me know if I can help with anything else
Nov 18, 2011  • #4
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