Is there a way to remove the 3rd screen ?


There has to be a switchable powered hub, of some sort, you can buy for such as this.

On the other hand, why doesn't the OP just use DP for everything!?!?!? 🤷‍♂️
 

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Just duplicate 2 & 3?
Yeah, maybe...

I wish the OP would speak up about his real intentions cuz I'm about to drop this one!
Seems like a strange endeavor anyway! 🤷‍♂️
 

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It’s pointless. That’s why they quit responding. Only way to hide it is to use a Cmd based on third party, like nirsoft… which will prob disable it via device manger anyways.
 

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K..., I wired stuff up the way he wants and screwed up some stuff..., hang on...
 
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K..., I wired sh*t up the way he wants and fecked up some stuff..., hang on...
I still don’t understand the benifit of it? What’s it achieving?
 

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Yeah, maybe...

I wish the OP would speak up about his real intentions cuz I'm about to drop this one!
Seems like a strange endeavor anyway! 🤷‍♂️

One use for this is to have different settings for the two inputs, e.g. one Limited Range @ 4K for optimal video and the other Full Range @ 2K for faster gaming. Multiple settings typically have to be changed on both the PC and the display, which makes it cumbersome to handle this any other way. There are programs to help on the PC side, e.g. (haven't tried it, but it looks interesting!)


However, for the display, you're at the mercy of whatever API the manufacturer provides. For example, Sony provides nice REST and other APIs which I use for many things, but they don't expose settings like HDMI range. I need to set it to Limited range for optimal video (Kodi Limited, Nvidia card Full, TV Limited), and that causes the desktop to be crushed. Thus, to avoid a bunch of manual reconfiguration, I use another input for the normal PC Full Range I use for gaming.

As for the OP's question, I don't know how to remove the displays from Windows when they're not in use. Actually, I think it probably is possible to automate it, as I can disable them in Nvidia control panel. However, once I turn the TV on, they come back, and they stay. I haven't found it bothersome enough to explore it further. I have four displays, and I keep the two TV hookups out of the way, and the only time I notice them is when using keyboard shortcuts to move windows between displays. Fortunately, Windows 11 is better about maintaining monitor configurations than earlier versions, though it can take a few reboot and power cycles to get it all worked out. I save the configuration with DisplayFusion for when it gets screwed up again.
 

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I’d understand it if William was connecting to two seperate devices, but he is connecting one monitor to one computer using two inputs.

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One use for this is to have different settings for the two inputs, e.g. one Limited Range @ 4K for optimal video and the other Full Range @ 2K for faster gaming.
OK.
 

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I wired stuff up the way he wants...
Basically, when I switched to DP on the monitor...

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Monitor 1 became dead space...

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when I switched back to HDMI, 2 becomes dead space...

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No way to get rid of one or the other dead spaces..., 'cept maybe by shuffling the array around so the mouse doesn't have to travel through dead space!!! 🤷‍♂️

P-I-T-A really! I think I'd just buy another monitor!!!
 

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Hi

I plugged a second monitor I have with two cables DP, HDMI so it is basically one monitor but it appear in Windows as two monitors . Is there a way to remove one without unplug the extra connection from Windows or Adrenaline ?

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You have one monitor with 2 cables connected to same PC at same time ?
 

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Thanks guys it was 2 am in my place.

I have a problem in my monitor it display very thin horizontal gray lines like a paper when it is on after cold shut down for few hours and I was switching between different cables to see if one cable can solve the problem also the lines sometimes disappear after the monitor worm up for about 30 min. The monitor located in very narrow space so plug and unplug is very hard.
 

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Limited Range @ 4K for optimal video and the other Full Range @ 2K for faster gaming.
Thanks for that, I'm not a gamer so, I wasn't aware of that. (y)
The only issue I found with DP is that color/temperature calibration is a p-i-t-a...
... but, it seems the OP has other problems as well...
 

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Thanks guys it was 2 am in my place.

I have a problem in my monitor it display very thin horizontal gray lines like a paper when it is on after cold shut down for few hours and I was switching between different cables to see if one cable can solve the problem also the lines sometimes disappear after the monitor worm up for about 30 min. The monitor located in very narrow space so plug and unplug is very hard.
What cable were you using when the lines show after boot? I just replaced a monitor that was doing this. I found HDMI the better option with the old monitor.
 

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What cable were you using when the lines show after boot? I just replaced a monitor that was doing this. I found HDMI the better option with the old monitor.
Trying with different HDMI, DP cables also with different monitor settings . No return for me
 

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Thanks for that, I'm not a gamer so, I wasn't aware of that. (y)
The only issue I found with DP is that color/temperature calibration is a p-i-t-a...
... but, it seems the OP has other problems as well...

What's the issue with calibration? I use Calman and an i1D3 meter, and DisplayPort works the same as HDMI with that setup.
 

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I use Calman and an i1D3 meter, and DisplayPort works the same as HDMI with that setup.
(y) I wasn't aware of that either! I was just using the on-board settings!!! 🤷‍♂️
 

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Use one cable. If lines show with both, it’s faulty hardware.
 

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Trying with different HDMI, DP cables also with different monitor settings . No return for me
I’d agree with dacrone (above)
Have you got any monitor settings via a button usually located at the base edge of your monitor? A reset in the monitor settings?
 

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Use one cable. If lines show with both, it’s faulty hardware.
I agree, when I hooked up the dual cable thing, the only anomaly was the DP screen was a pukey green color..., no lines!

Interestingly, with the DP hooked back up to my 4K, the color is fine.
 

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