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Ewan0707
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Extending to second monitor

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Touch smart 520
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I have a Touchsmart 520 and am trying to set up a second monitor so I can extend my desktop to another screen. If I use a VGA video adaptor will this work? Or will this simply mirror the screen rather than extending / spanning across the two screens? I am looking to extend / span rather than mirror. 
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@Ewan0707 

 

What is your HP TouchSmart 520 ? For example HP TouchSmart 520-1030, its specs:

 

           https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03023117/

 

It does not have video out port. You have to use USB-video out. Please read the following information first

 

               https://www.startech.com/au/faq/usb-video-adapters-what-is-a-usb-video-adapter

 

For example

 

               https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/comsol-usb-to-dvi-hdmi-vga-adaptor-cou2dhvad

 

Regards.

 

        

BH
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Thanks very much - have got it working. 

One further question - I am using a USB to HDMI video adapter which can cope with 1080p and is set to that resolution in the adapter settings, but when I try and change the resolution of my second monitor to 1080 in Display settings, the picture goes blank. It only seems to take a lower resolution. Is this a known issue with a second monitor on a Touchsmart 520 1030? I have disabled the touchscreen capability. 
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