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Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor

Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor

Is there a way to fake a dual monitor for testing.

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Total answers/comments: 5
Guest [Entry]

"I made Windows think I had two connected displays like this:

Right click on the desktop, click 'Screen Resolution'
Click 'Detect' on the next screen
Click 'Another display not detected' and under the multiple displays option select 'Try to connect anyway on: VGA'
Click 'Apply'
You can now enable your desktop to be extended as if you have a second screen plugged into your computer.

To view the second screen. This can be done via LogMeIn or TeamViewer on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and I believe Linux:

I used TeamViewer as I already use it, so already have it installed

Opened TeamViewer on iPad
Connect to the computer setup previously
Using a 'Monitor' button at the bottom, select and show screen number 2.
iPad now shows screen 2 from PC."
Guest [Entry]

"Okay, I found the solution on this site, in another question.

Since you want Windows to think there are two physical monitors, maybe Matrox PowerDesk or Virtual Display Manager would fit your needs."
Guest [Entry]

"Commercial solution ($39.95) :
If you have another computer, for example, a laptop, you can use it as second monitor by using:


MaxiVista turns any spare Desktop,
Laptop or Netbook PC into a dual
monitor for your primary computer. No
extra multi monitor hardware is
required. Simply extend program
windows across multiple screens as if
it were one big monitor. Increase your
productivity by using multiple

See this article for a detailed description:
Add multiple monitors without additional video cards using MaxiVista"
Guest [Entry]

Try SplitView where you can split your desktop into multiple parts
Guest [Entry]

"Here's another solution, in theory. Once, in a support situation, I remotely operated the user's computer (don't remember right now whether it was with a Remote Desktop connection or with NetMeeting), and the user had a triple monitor setup. I saw all three of his monitors all squeezed into one window on my machine.

So, if your PC supports multiple monitors, but you don't actually have a second monitor, in theory you could exend your desktop to the 2nd monitor (even though you can't see anything, and assuming that your card supports this even when there is nothing plugged into the jack). Then you can remote into your machine from another machine to see what would be on your second monitor."