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How to setup multiple displays with Swing Catalyst

How to set up multiple displays

 

This support article covers the set-up and configuration of multiple displays in Windows. Setting up the feedback screen in Swing Catalyst, and the usage of multiple display scenario's in Swing Catalyst, as well as showing how to navigate and move windows around with more than one monitor.

 

How to setup multiple displays in Windows:

1. Make sure your computer is capable of connecting to multiple displays. Some computers or laptops have some limits, such as maximum 2 displays.

For set-up's with more than two displays you either need to have a graphics card capable of the amount of outputs you need, or alternatively if you wish to simply mirror the display this can be done with HDMI splitters (more on this below).

2. Check that you have the needed cable's to connect to your display. The most common connection types today are: HDMI, DVI or Display Port. The latter often requires an adapter. Most computers today have a HDMI port, however some laptops have HDMI mini, or display port. 

It's important to note what the port is you're connecting to, so that you have the appropriate adapter if needed.

3. Connect your monitor to your computer and right click on the desktop and select Display Settings.

 

If the display has been successfully detected it should show more than one display.

 

To set your display as the main display, check the "Make this my main display" box.

Note: You may want to set your main display to display 1 (i.e the first output on the graphics card).

If you wish to extend the desktop to your secondary display select the option under Multiple displays.

 

 

 

 

Please note that if the display you're connecting to has a higher or lower resolution the image might be slightly different. The DPI also might be different causing the text to be larger or smaller than what you might be used to. Use the recommended resolution where possible.

 

 

Now that we have more than one display set up in Windows, make sure you have the orientation right (i.e that the monitor on the right is to your right). Having this sorted helps a lot in navigating; especially if it's more than two displays.

 Note: Windows 7 has a different configuration for displays, but the overall process is the same.

 

How to use multiple monitors with Swing Catalyst:

Related support article: How to setup feedback screen

Swing Catalyst will start on the display it was run on last. This means if you wish to move Swing Catalyst to a different display, click and drag the title bar

Usage example: Enabling the feedback screen allows you to have a separate screen to to give immediate feedback to the golfer to a floor monitor.

Here is an example of a studio install of Swing Catalyst with multiple feedback screens:

 

The two floor displays are mirrored by using a HDMI splitter. Splitting the signal in two. One HDMI cable then runs to the HDMI output port on the computers graphics card.

Here's an example with Swing Catalyst running with the Explorer in a separate window:

Hooking up a TV to the wall is great to view ball data from your launch monitor, such as Trackman, which can run side by side with Swing Catalyst:

 Moving windows around by click, hold then drag the mouse pointer to where you wish to move the window, as shown below:

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