dual monitors

Posted on 2014-08-03
Last Modified: 2014-08-18
I have a Toshiba labtop, Portege R835, Intel (R) Cort(TM), i3-2310M cpu,  64 bit OS, Intel(R) HD Graphics Family. Does it supports dual monitors?
Question by:VBdotnet2005
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    I don't have that particular model, but according to the manual, it has both an HDMI port and a VGA port. Manual is here:

    On page 85, it shows how to cycle through the displays via Fn-F5, as follows:
    This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order :

    . Built-in display only

    . Built-in display and external monitor (simultaneously)

    . External monitor only

    . Built-in display and TV (or other external video device)

    . TV (or other external video device)

    . External monitor and TV

    . Built-in display and external monitor (extended mode)

    . Built-in display and TV (extended mode)

    . External monitor and TV (extended mode)
    It refers to the HDMI port as TV and the VGA port as External Monitor. Note that one of the items is "External monitor and TV" (presumably clones) and another is "External monitor and TV (extended mode)". So it seems the answer to your question is yes, unless the manual is horribly wrong. Regards, Joe
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    by:Sam Simon Nasser
    connect the second monitor, and press (Windows Logo) and P. it will gives you multiple options: Duplicate, Extend and use second monitor as main screen.
    in your issue,m you should click on EXTEND.
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    by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
    I should have added to my earlier post <http:#a40238279> that I'm not suggesting to use the Fn-F5 technique — merely pointing out that its existence confirms the laptop's capability to support monitors on the both the HDMI and VGA ports simultaneously. To switch monitor settings, I prefer:

    Control Panel
    Change display settings

    Regards, Joe

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