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#267947 19-Feb-2020 09:00
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Morning, I'm considering using my CAT6 cable to send output from a computer to another room in the house. 


Using something like this


If I do this, is there a way maybe 3rd party software where I can turn on/off output to that screen without having to unlplug it from my GPU and maybe even allow a preview of screen 3 from screen 2 etc, just so I can see the movie etc is playing before I go to the room.



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  #2423816 19-Feb-2020 10:53
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How far are you extending?

I'm not a complete idiot, I still have some parts missing.

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  #2424838 21-Feb-2020 10:23
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From a lounge to the garage back out to a tv. No more than 50m, more likely 30m


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  #2424965 21-Feb-2020 11:50
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Looks like this does that

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  #2424979 21-Feb-2020 12:42
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Nirsoft has good utilities.






... maybe even allow a preview of screen 3 from screen 2 etc, just so I can see the movie etc is playing before I go to the room.



The Nirsoft software won't be able to review one monitor on another because each monitor has to show a different part of the extended desktop. But it should allow a kind of "preview" by temporarily "swapping" the monitors in the configuration and then swapping back.



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