Desktop Monitors

Hi I’m interested in buying your plugable for my desktop. How many would I need to run three monitors on my desktop? Would one monitor still be plugged in to the video on my desktop or would all three have to use plugables?

Yep, one monitor would stay connected directly to the desktop as it is now, so you’d just need two USB adapters to connect a total of 3 monitors.

Thanks for posting the question!

scrolling between monitors, why is it so hard to get out of the laptop monitor and into the three above it … seems like I have to take a certain path. I just can’t go from the laptop to each monitor . !](](

From laptop monitor I have to exit at the top right corner , then I get to the top left monitor going thru the monitor I then get to the top monitor on the right , when in the top monitors there is no way to get to the top center monitor , I can only access it from the laptop monitor by going straight up to the top center monitor , the route I have explained is not working for my client , SHE states she doesn’t want to follow a road to get to the monitors she wants to get to each monitor from the laptop screen directly ,

ie up to center, or up to left, or up to right, all from the home screen as she calls it .

Hi Ron,

Thanks for posting! I’d be happy to help.

Your question (and the behavior your client is seeing) has to do with how the Windows operating system believes the monitors are physically placed.

Windows knows the monitors are connected and lets you address each one of them individually but it will make some assumptions about where they are located on a desk. The path the mouse pointer has to take to travel between each of the displays is determined by how Windows thinks they are arranged.

The best way to determine how Windows thinks they are arranged (since it appears from the photo they are using Windows 7) is to right-click on an empty spot on the desktop and select ‘Screen Resolution’ from the context menu that appears. A new window will open showing all the displays connected to the system. You can click the ‘Identify’ button to have Windows briefly display a number on each monitor showing which physical monitor is which. You can then click and drag each monitor to orient them as needed (to the sides or on top or bottom). This spatial orientation is what determines that path the mouse point or individual windows must move to go between displays.

We made a video about this type of behavior a few years ago but the information is still accurate:

Hopefully that answers your question. If you need any additional help, please send an email to and please reference ‘Ticket 83040’ in the subject line.

Thank you,

Plugable Technologies