Step 5. Setup Screen Positions

I recommend installing any video cards that you are going to use FIRST, before installing any USB to VGA adapters. This way, your primary monitors can be identified in a proper order, then your USB to VGA monitors identified last.

I’ll show you how to configure your monitors using Windows Vista, but like steps should work just fine on Windows XP. We’ll also use Catalyst Control Center for the Radeon video card and DisplayLink Monitor Settings for the USB to UGA adapters.

Lets go into your display settings, by right clicking the desktop and selecting “Properties” for Windows XP or “Personalize” for Vista. Windows XP will go right into the settings, Vista you have to click “Display Settings” on the next menu.

Windows XP, will not see this screen. Vista users will see “Display Settings” at the bottom of the screen.

Ok, now you can see your monitors in Windows Display Settings. Be sure to click on the monitors you’d like working and select “Extend the desktop onto this monitor”.

It might take some playing around with to get these exactly how you need them. But now you can see where all your monitors are. Now, click “Identify Monitors” and a number will appear on each screen. This will help you in organizing. Here’s a screenshot of what this looks like.

Lets make sure all your screens are rotated correctly on the Radeon card.

Simply right click the “ATI” icon in the task pane, find the monitor you need to rotate, and select how you’d like it rotated.

And for your DisplayLink USB to UGA adapters, you can do the same thing, except look for the “Monitor” icon.

Here’s a screen shot of my completed setup.

And another photo of how it looks.

Well, that’s how its done! Unfortunately, I did not take videos of this setup. Next time, I’ll be sure to do so. I hope my tutorial was helpful. Feel free to email me or leave comments with questions.


Step 1. Upgrading Your Power Supply
Step 2. Installing Your Graphics Adapter
Step 3. USB to DVI/VGA Adapters
Step 4. Mounting Your Monitors
Step 5. Setup Screen Positions

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