Multiple monitors

Up to eLux RP 6.8, you can organize multiple connected screens via options such as Left of screen 2. From eLux RP 6.9, a graphical solution with drag-and-drop operations is supported and described below.

If more than one monitor is connected, the following options are available:

The system displays the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card across all monitors (3) and ensures that this value cannot be exceeded by user actions such as cloning or changing resolutions.

1 Layout section: All connected and active monitors
  • Arrange monitors via drag-and-drop
  • Cloning monitors

The selected monitor is displayed in blue.

The primary monitor is indicated by an asterisk.

2 Section for inactive monitors
3 Maximum resolution supported across all screens
4 Automatic layout adjustment when a monitor is disabled
5 Vertical alignment

 

Cloning monitors

Create clone
  • In the layout section, drag one monitor icon over another while holding down the Ctrl key.

  • The two icons are merged into one monitor icon (clone). Both identifiers are displayed.
    An asterisk indicates whether the primary screen is included.
    The resolutions of all cloned monitors are changed to the greatest common resolution.

    One clone may contain up to four monitors.

    Even monitor icons from the section for inactive monitors can be dragged over an icon in the layout section for cloning while you hold down the Ctrl key.

Show individual monitors of a clone
  • Click a clon icon.

  • A pop-up window opens showing the individual monitor icons.

    To show details for a screen, click a monitor icon in the pop-up window.

Remove monitor from clone mode
  • Drag the monitor icon from the open pop-up window to a free position in the layout section.
 
Copy only rotation of a monitor
  • In the layout section, drag monitor icon 1 over monitor icon 2.

  • The rotation of screen 2 is changed to the rotation value of screen 1.

 

Number of supported monitors

The number of supported monitors depends on the device. If the maximum number of connected monitors is exceeded, eLux will disable the first monitor – or the exceeded number of monitors.5 For example, if a notebook only supports one additional monitor (two in total) and you connect a second external monitor (three in total), eLux will disable the internal monitor.