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Does TinyPilot support dual or multi-monitor setups?

By miniminer @miniminer2021-03-02 06:11:01.589Z

I often have to work on machines remotely that have dual or multiple monitors.

Does TinyPilot support this function?


  • 7 replies
  1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-03-02 19:43:04.595Z

    Unfortunately, TinyPilot only captures video from a single video output.

    It would still capture video from a system that's using multi-monitor, but you'd have to change the display configuration from "Extend" to "Mirror" when you connect the TinyPilot.

    1. P@PowPow2021-05-21 19:48:33.153Z

      So if I have 2 monitors setup on "Extend", TinyPilot would be able to see both of those screens?

      1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-05-21 20:00:02.895Z

        To the target computer, TinyPilot appears as a single monitor. If the target computer is set up for "extend," TinyPilot would only see the output for a single monitor.

        1. P@PowPow2021-05-23 04:37:16.594Z

          To get dual display, would I need an additional tiny pilot? Or is there any work around?

          1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-05-24 19:53:15.424Z

            You could theoretically do dual display on two TinyPilots, but it would be a fairly poor experience. The two "monitors" would be in separate browser tabs. The mouse wouldn't work properly because it assumes the in-browser screen represents the whole desktop, so it wouldn't place the cursor correctly on the remote machine.

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      In reply tominiminer:
      Belal Salas @Belal2021-07-23 03:45:29.549Z

      Hi @michael , should we expect TinyPilot to support dual monitor in the near feature?


      1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-07-23 18:38:52.974Z

        Unfortunately not. We'd need to do a lot of hardware development on the Voyager before it could support two HDMI inputs.