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Extending my desktop via y splitter in Win 7

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Last response: in Windows 7
October 9, 2011 10:57:17 PM


Please confirm that a windows 7 desktop cannot be extended across multiple monitors via a common vga or dvi y splitter. Right now it only clones, and doesn't extend. So is the box of y splitters I have just a pile of junk now?

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October 9, 2011 11:08:02 PM

To extend your desktop across two monitors, you need a vga card with 2 video out ports. Any splitter is only going to clone the signal, no matter what the source.
March 7, 2012 1:45:22 AM

This is a lie.
Emphasis on the extended desktop function of this vga splitter.

I also use one at work, a basic cable only vga splitter, with an out dated Dell desktop with one vga output getting an extended desktop.

I don't understand where this myth came from...