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I need help properly setting up three monitors. I have three of these monitors and a GTX 680 with latest beta drivers. The center monitor uses HDMI and the monitors on the side are connected using DVI.

When I use Windows to control the monitors:
-ALL windows open are "laggy".
-Wallpaper is messed up.

When I use NVIDIA's control panel to control the monitors:
-Programs start in fullscreen by default and fill up all three monitors (I'd prefer for programs to start in one monitor and manually move it to the monitor I want)
-Window Key + Up extends the current window across all three screens. I'd prefer for the shortcut (Window Key + Up) to maximize the current window in the current monitor.
-Maximizing any program gives it a border instead of fully maximizing it. (http://i.imgur.com/xC6oDvR.png)

Is it possible to use Windows to control the monitors and fix the lag/wallpaper issue?
post #2 of 5
Are you using Nvidia surround mode? Windows stretching to all three screens is usually due to this.

In regards to the laggy windows, do they stutter when you drag them? I found I had this issue and weirdly fixed it by changing the refresh rate on one of the monitors to 59Hz from 60Hz
Edited by Crooksy - 8/6/13 at 5:15am
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Are you using Nvidia surround mode? Windows stretching to all three screens is usually due to this.

In regards to the laggy windows, do they stutter when you drag them? I found I had this issue and weirdly fixed it by changing the refresh rate on one of the monitors to 59Hz from 60Hz
Windows stretching to all three screens only happens when I use NVIDIA surround, which is why I want to use Windows Control Panel to setup three screens. It's not really stuttering, it just feels really slow and slugish inside the window. I.e. In Firefox, scrolling is slower and doesn't feel smooth. Animations/transitions are also sluggish.
Edited by Iamazn - 8/6/13 at 12:33pm
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I found I had this issue and weirdly fixed it by changing the refresh rate on one of the monitors to 59Hz from 60Hz
When I change the center monitor to 59Hz, the lag comes and goes. Any further suggestions?
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If you don't like Surround, you could click "Activate All Displays" in the NVidia control panel. That will make all 3 displays work, but each display is a separate work space and windows will full screen 1 monitor only.
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