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multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby DJDrDamage » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:00 pm

years ago, when working on a PC with multiple monitors i found some windows software that allowed me to view on the Primary monitor what was displayed on a secondary and tertiary monitors.

of course, i cannot find anything like that now.
I can find a lot of software that allows you to manage the windows/apps that are displayed on each monitor but not actually see that monitor.

The scenario is a single control PC with HDMI/DVI/VGA outputs to monitors around the office. We have quiet a few different methods of doing this around the different sites but want to consolidate.

have thought about providing an ESX host running guests and using Pass Through video, as well, although have not tried that yet.

any assistance welcome.
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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby Mort » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:11 pm

Not sure I understand what you are asking. Are you talking about monitors attached to the same PC or to different PCs? Is this a remote control type thing, or a display only (e.g. NOC scenario?)

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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby DJDrDamage » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:00 pm

display only and monitors connected to one PC.

currently, i know of software that will allow me to direct applications or windows to different monitors connected to the one PC, either automatically when the application starts or by choosing the monitor on which to display the app or window.
This allows you to send a window to a monitor that is not in front of you, e.g. in another room.

however, i have not found any software that can display on a primary monitor what is displayed on the other monitors. I do not mean mirroring from one monitor to another but rather, say a small window on the primary screen that displays something like Picture-in-Picture for each screen.
I remember years ago seeing something like this in windows but cannot find anything now.
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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby Mort » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:44 pm

thumbnails of multiple screens from other computers I've seen, but I don't think I've ever seen or heard of something that shows views of the other monitors on the same computer.

Do you need them to be active screens that you can control, or just "screenshots"?

You could probably create something that just grabs screen shots of the monitors every xx seconds and then have those screen shots in an auto-refresh web page that is displayed on the main screen.

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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby DJDrDamage » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:48 am

it was a long time ago so maybe my memory is hazy.

i like the hack job of showing screenshots in a refreshing webpage since they are passive views of the screen, which allows us to control content on the screen even when the monitor is in another room.

thanks for giving it some thought.
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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby KRaM » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:56 pm

OMG you cant see my monitor can you? I totally went to that site by accident.
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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby DJDrDamage » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:30 pm

that's what I told my colleagues when they walked past my desk
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Re: multi-monitor software- show what is displayed on other monitors

Postby DJDrDamage » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:04 am

I have just decided to keep using VNC to manage the PC and view the monitors.

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