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    Change the "Number" of my dual Monitors

    I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.

    I have dual monitors set up to "Extend these displays".
    The #1 Monitor is on the left (when facing the monitors) & is currently my main display.
    The #2 Monitor is on the right (when facing the monitors)

    However, to be able to move my mouse seamlessly from the #1 Monitor to the #2 Monitor, I had to "switch" the Monitors under Control Panel / Display.

    So now, although my #1 Monitor is still on the left, it shows on the right under Control Panel/Display (See the attached screenshot.)

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    Is there any way to "re-number" my Monitors under Control Panel/Display only so that they show up there exactly as they are physically?

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    Disconnect them from the graphics card and switch the cables over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Disconnect them from the graphics card and switch the cables over?
    So simple, yet so elegant.

    Yep, that works!

    THANK YOU for your assistance.

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    No worries - remember "Hardware trumps software"

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    No worries - remember "Hardware trumps software"
    Before I posted my Question, I did a general Internet search Re changing the Monitor #s.
    I figured How difficult can that be.

    I found numerous items dating back numerous years & not a single one had the answer.

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    That's Internet search results for you, maybe a different search term or search engine might have had better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Hardware trumps software
    I'll see your IBM, and raise you a Microsoft
    Lugh.
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    I have three monitors on my laptop. One is internal, and the other two are external. One of the externals uses a VGA connection, and the other uses a DVI connection. The only way I have been able to get them aligned with each other is to have them in the order 1 3 2. When I try 1 2 3, they are not aligned with each other for horizontal mouse movement; that is, when I move the mouse from left to right (or from right to left), the mouse movement doesn't end on one and start on the other in the same horizontal screen position. I fought with it for a while, and finally decided to accept 1 3 2, because 1 3 2 works great, and because I don't feel like killing any more time with it.

    Here is some really good info on the different kinds of digital monitor connections, if any one is interested:
    http://www.cablestogo.com/learning/c.../digital-video

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