Multiple mornitors

Posted on 2014-08-12
Last Modified: 2014-08-19

I have two external Dell monitors for my laptop e6440 which is connected to a docking station. Somehow it keeps showing that it has three monitors under the Display although it only has two connected. My question is how do I get rid of the third one?

Thanks a lot!
Question by:Shawyen
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    Expert Comment

    Go to device manager and delete the unwanted monitor.
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    Alternately, if you're running Windows, you can bring up the display properties, right-click on the non-existent display, and tell Windows not to use it, if it seems to be causing you problems.  If it shows up in the list, but isn't active, you needn't worry about it.

    Author Comment

    I will try it and let you know. Thanks a lot!

    Author Comment

    Can I just make the third one (unwanted one) gray out?
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    Accepted Solution

    It shows three because the laptop screen itself counts as a display. You should not remove it from the configuration, but you can disconnect it so that it isn't being used. You do that via Control Panel>Display>Change Display Settings, then select "Disconnect this display" in the "Multiple displays:" drop-down:

    disconnect display
    Regards, Joe

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    Ok. I got it. I will try and let you know.
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    Expert Comment

    ^ Exactly what I'm saying.  Present, but unused, it won't cause you any problems.

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