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Professional USB to VGA External Dual or Multi Monitor Video Adapter

Connect a VGA display for a high-resolution extended desktop multi-monitor USB solution

Product ID: USB2VGAPRO

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  • Optimal performance at 1920x1200 and ideal for use with 24" to 26" monitors or smaller
  • Support for Aero themes in Windows®
  • Works with Mac OS X

The USB2VGAPRO Professional USB VGA External Dual or Multi Monitor Video Adapter is the perfect solution for turning your workstation into a dual or multi-monitor environment using your USB ports - providing high quality, dual display or multi-monitor capability for a variety of laptop or desktop applications.

With improved performance compared to our USB2VGA and USB2VGA2, this USB VGA display adapter is capable of running up to five additional displays from one computer simultaneously (using four USB2VGAPRO External Multi Monitor Video Adapters). The adapter connects to a host computer through a USB 2.0 port, acting as an external VGA video card to either extend or mirror the desktop shown on the existing display - without having to open the computer case.

USB2VGAPRO offers support for Microsoft Windows® (including Aero themes) and Mac OS X, and with support for resolutions up to 1920x1200 this device is ideal for larger displays / monitors.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Can't install a new or additional video card? No problem, the USB2VGAPRO uses USB ports to add VGA connectivity to your PC or Mac
  • Add multiple (up to five) monitors / projectors to your computer setup using one USB2VGAPRO device for each additional display
  • View large or multiple spreadsheets across multiple displays
  • Increase productivity by running multiple applications on different screens; check your email on one display while editing a document on the other
  • Use the adapter to connect your PC to your television for showing family pictures and movies
  • Connect multiple monitors to a single computer to create engaging multimedia presentations
  • Great for researchers and writers offering the ability to have reference material on one display and a working document copy on the other

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • High resolution support and high performance make this USB Display Adapter ideal for larger monitors requiring higher resolutions
  • Compact, USB powered adapter provides the easiest way to add another monitor to your Windows or Mac computer
  • Completely external device offers a simple upgrade solution saving the cost and hassle of upgrading the internal video card on your system

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030838924

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Chrome OS logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
macOS 10.6 - 10.11, 11.0
Chrome OS v51
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Hardware USB Pass-Through No
AV Input USB 2.0
AV Output VGA
Memory 16MB
Chipset ID DisplayLink - DL-195
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Blue - Power
Packaging Information Package Length 16,3 cm [6,4 in]
Package Width 0 mm [0,0 in]
Package Height 14,4 cm [5,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 250 g [8,8 oz]
Performance Wide Screen Supported Yes
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200 (32-bit Color)
Supported Resolutions Standard(16/32 bit):
640x480, 800x600, 1280x1024, 1024x768, 1600x1200

Widescreen(16/32 bit):
1366x768, 1440X900, 1680x1050, 1920x1280, 1920x1200
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Product Length 90 mm [3,5 in]
Product Width 48 mm [1,9 in]
Product Height 0 mm [0,0 in]
Weight of Product 73 g [2,6 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
macOS 10.6 - 10.11, 11.0
Chrome OS v51
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements System Processor: 1.2GHz
System Memory: 512MB
Note Power PC-based Macintosh computers, such as late-model iMacs, PowerBooks and PowerMacs, are not currently supported
This USB video adapter uses a DisplayLink® family chipset. If you’re connecting this device to a computer along with additional USB video adapters or docking stations, avoid using devices with different family chipsets, such as Trigger or Fresco Logic®
Connect a maximum of five USB video adapters on a single computer. Support for multiple adapters will vary depending upon your system resources
This USB video adapter is not intended for graphical intensive applications, such as gaming
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB to VGA Adapter
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Troubleshooting

If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted. 

To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.

Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge:

 

  1. Click the Options icon (it has three dots on it).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click System.
  4. Uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.

Internet Explorer 9 and later

Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Browse to the Accelerated graphics screen.
  7. Select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Restart your computer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Press the Alt key.
  3. Click Tools and Options.
  4. Click the Advanced icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Under Browsing, clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Restart your web browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Options icon (it has three horizontal lines on it).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  6. Restart your web browser.

Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010

  1. Open any program in Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word).
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Under Display, select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
  6. Close and restart all of the Microsoft Office programs that you had open.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the Windows key +X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a high-contrast theme.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a non-Aero theme. Ideally, you should select a basic and high-contrast theme.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
  7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.
  8. Restart your computer.

If the display connected through your USB display adapter does not wake up after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.

Windows 8 / 10

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

While the purpose of our USB Video Adapters are to add an additional video output to your laptop or desktop computer, these adapters still require some resources from your internal video card. On a small number of video cards, adding a USB Video Adapter can exceed the limit of available resources, causing one of the connected displays to turn off.

As a possible workaround for this issue, we recommend using a more powerful USB Video Adapter that has a higher amount of integrated RAM, such as our USB32VGAPRO (512MB), USB32DVIPRO (512MB), or USB32HDDVII (1GB).

Touchscreen Monitors

A mixture of touchscreen and non-touchscreen displays can cause a conflict with your internal video card. Because of this limitation, touchscreen functions may be disabled when the USB Video Adapter is connected, or the USB Video Adapter may not work at all. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.

All-in-One Computers

Many all-in-one computer systems limit the number of possible monitors to one. This is a limitation in how all-in-one computers are typically manufactured, so adding an external display may not be possible regardless of which USB video adapter is used. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.

When you use remote desktop software to access a computer with a USB video adapter, keep the following things in mind:

  • Not all remote desktop software supports multiple monitors.
  • Not all remote desktop software supports monitors that use USB video adapters.
  • If the primary monitor is a monitor that uses a USB video adapter, you might run into problems.  If you do, try to continue to log in as the display might come back once you log in.

In order for your mouse to move properly between your monitors you must rearrange your monitors in Windows to match the physical location of your monitors on your desk. To do so, complete the following based on your operating system:

Windows 10 and Windows  8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab, which will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  4. Click Identify to display the numbers on each connected monitor, showing how the operating system has assigned their positions.
  5. Click and drag the monitor icons to best match your physical setup.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

To mirror the image from your primary monitor instead of extending your desktop, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/Windows_Mirroring_Monitors

If Display pointer trails or Enhance pointer precision is enabled in your mouse settings, it can cause visibility issues with your mouse pointer on the display attached to the USB video adapter.

To resolve the issue, you can disable Display pointer trails and Enhance pointer precision, by following the steps below:

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows Key and press X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Hardware and Sound.
  4. Click Mouse located under Devices and Printers.
  5. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  6. Remove the check box from the Display pointer trails box.
  7. Remove the check from the Enhance pointer precision box.
  8. Click the Apply button.


Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Hardware and Sound.
  4. Click Mouse located under Devices and Printers.
  5. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  6. Remove the check from the Display pointer trails box.
  7. Remove the check from the Enhance pointer precision box.
  8. Click the Apply button.


Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel

Note: If your control panel is set to category view select Switch to Classic View

  1. Click Mouse.
  2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
  3. Under visibility, remove the check box from Display pointer trails.

If this has not resolved your issue, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/usb-video-adapters-hardware-acceleration.

How To

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows Key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column.
  4. Expand the drop-down menu next to “Multiple displays” and select Duplicate these Displays.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, then click Display.
  3. Click the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option from the left column.
  4. Expand the drop-down menu next to “Multiple displays” and select Duplicate these Displays.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Un-check the box beside Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.

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  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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