Windows 10: Need some help with a fairly specific multi-monitor setup.

Discus and support Need some help with a fairly specific multi-monitor setup. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So I currently have 3 monitors hooked up to my pc, one 1920x1080 monitor and two 1920x1200 monitors in portrait mode. I have gotten them all displaying... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Ali3nQonqr, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:53 PM.

  1. Need some help with a fairly specific multi-monitor setup.


    So I currently have 3 monitors hooked up to my pc, one 1920x1080 monitor and two 1920x1200 monitors in portrait mode. I have gotten them all displaying correctly and are all extended, but I would like to be able to have the two portrait monitors merge as a single display like Radeon eyefinity.

    I've tried setting it up a few different ways but eyefinity is all or nothing with which monitors you can select. I've tried a few other programs that have been recommended for customizing multi monitor set ups but they have all only let me split one monitor into multiple zones like power toys does with fancy zones, while I need to go the other way.

    In older versions of the adrenaline drivers you could use a second gpu to split up eyefinity set ups but that doesn't work anymore.

    Does anyone know of a way, or have some software to will let me combine select monitors into a single large displays?

    Pc specs are Ryzen 1600, Gigabyte aorus x470, Rx 5700xt, I also have a spare Rx 580 that I can add for testing mgpu tricks.

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    /u/Ali3nQonqr, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:53 PM
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    Blurry text on secondary monitor in multi-resolution, multi-DPI setup


    This is probably the most painful issue I have with Windows 10 right now (and likely previous versions as well, but I didn't have a multi-monitor setup back then).

    The monitors I have are as follows:
    1. 3840x2160 (4K UHD) monitor with preferred DPI: 144 (150%)
    2. 1920x1080 (Full HD) monitor with preferred DPI: 96 (100%)

    Whenever one of these monitors are set as primary, all desktop applications displayed on the secondary monitor (doesn't matter which) has blurry text. Exceptions are the Windows Store Apps like Windows Store and Microsoft Edge, along with the Taskbar/Start Menu, the Taskbar/Start Menu settings screen, the Taskbar context menu, and the desktop context menu which passes the DPI test with flying colours, with crispy text on both monitors (occasionally a DPI switch bug gets in, but I can mostly ignore that). The problem is, as you can probably guess, is that >99% of the applications I use aren't Windows Store Apps.

    Here are some screenshots. The "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" text is what the text should look like while the Visual Studio 2015 text is an example of the text most desktop apps get. The blurry image is what happens when the UHD monitor is not the primary monitor.
    Attachment 48493Attachment 48494
    Note: Both of these screenshots came from the 150% DPI monitor so it's best viewed at that (144) DPI level. The 96 DPI monitor is similarly affected.

    Things I've already tried:
    • Reinstall the graphics driver (this was unhelpfully given by a Microsoft Support Engineer). Did this multiple times in fact for unrelated reasons.
    • Reinstall Windows 10 (through Reset This PC recovery option). I did this for also unrelated reasons but it definitely doesn't fix this issue.
    • Use the XP Explorer "fix". Merely worsens the problem.
    • Adjusting ClearType options. Alleviates the issue a bit but see next point.
    • Disabling ClearType on the affected monitor. The text obviously sharpens, but it's painful to read and a close inspection of the text reveals the issue isn't solved at all, only mitigated slightly.
    • Replacing the video card. I swapped this in with my older GTX 560 Ti but it's obvious the problem remains. Both it and my current card are NVIDIAs though, so it's vaguely possible the drivers or the cards themselves are the cause. I don't have an ATI/AMD card (that still works, at least) to test the setup and every Intel iGPU I have either has only one monitor output or is incapable of handling UHD resolutions.

    Things I won't try:
    • Setting both monitors' DPI to 96. Text would become microscopic considering the UHD monitor's actual size.
    • Use the text resizing feature instead. I'm going take a wild guess that this is not monitor-specific and would cause everything on the HD monitor to be far too large to the point that I'd rather unplug it.

    Does anyone have a multi-resolution, multi-DPI, multi-monitor setup with or without this issue? The text is painful to read on whichever is the secondary monitor right now, and is extremely apparent whenever the background is dark.
     
  3. Double Monitor Setup is not connecting

    Hi Yuri,

    To setup dual monitors, I suggest you to press Windows + P keys
    and select Extend or the required option and check for status. If you are still unable to setup dual monitor, suggest you to update the Display Adapter driver by following the steps provided below and check for status.

    • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapters.
    • Right click on the driver and select Update Driver Software.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to update the driver.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:05 PM
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  4. Need some help with a fairly specific multi-monitor setup.

    Need some help Need some help with a fairly specific multi-monitor setup. :(

    Hi Erica,

    I need to gather some information before I start giving you some troubleshooting steps.

    1. You say the computer has restarted - was it an unexpected shutdown, or due to updates that undid the changes?
    2. What is the current version and build reported under Windows Specifications
      under Settings>System>About?
     
    Sumit - Insider MVP, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:05 PM
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