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Guides on Using 

Product Functions 

(Windows, Mac)

Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain 

it for future reference.

29UC97
29UC97C

 


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y

y

Failing to set the graphics card to the recommended (optimal) resolution may result in blurred text, a dimmed 

screen, a truncated display area, or misalignment of the display.

y

y

The configuration procedure may differ depending on your computer and/or operating system. Also, some 

graphics cards may not support certain resolutions. If this is the case, contact the manufacturer of the computer 

or graphics card for assistance.

y

y

Some graphics cards may not support 2560 x 1080 resolution. It is recommended to use a graphics card that 

supports 2560 x 1080 resolution. Even when you set the resolution to 2560 x 1080 on your PC, the actual PC 

output may not support the resolution. 

Graphic card

Interface

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

HDMI

DisplayPort

2560 x 1080

Intel

Over HD4400

O

O

O

AMD

Over HD7000

O

O

O

NVIDIA

Over GTX 650

O

O

O

CAUTION

y

y

The setting method can vary depending on the computer and the OS. You may not be able to select certain 

resolutions depending on the graphics card performance. In such cases, please refer to the user's manual of the 

computer and/or graphics card.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

3

 Choose the 

Settings

 menu and 

select an optimal resolution.  

(2560 x 1080)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

60 Hz in 

Screen refresh rate 

(S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete optimal frequency 

setting.

Windows XP

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu 

appears, click the 

Property

.

1

2

Precautions for Changing Resolution

System Requirements

y

y

Thunderbolt ( ) is supported in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or later.

y

y

In order to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080, you may be required to configure the custom settings from the 

graphics card control panel or update to the latest graphics card driver.

y

y

The maximum supported resolution is 2560 x 1080 @ 60 Hz.

y

y

Support settings are subject to change.

GUIDES ON USING PRODUCT FUNCTIONS (WINDOWS)

3440 by 1440 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

3

4

2560 by 1080 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

6

7

5

2560 by 1080 pixels

 


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Windows Vista

STEP 1

STEP 3

STEP 2

3

 Choose the 

Display Settings

 

menu and select an optimal 

resolution. (2560 x 1080)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

60 Hz in 

Screen refresh rate 

(S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete optimal frequency 

setting.

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu 

appears, click the 

Personalize

.

1

2

Personalize

Display Settings

3

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

3

 Choose the 

Settings

 menu and 

select an optimal resolution. 

(2560 x 1080)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

60 Hz in 

Screen refresh rate 

(S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to 

complete optimal frequency 

setting.

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu 

appears, click the 

Screen 

resolution

.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Screen resolution

2

1

4

3

5

6

7

2560 x 1080 (recommended)

4

5

6

7

2560 by 1440 pixels

2560 by 1080 pixels

 


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Monitor Driver

How to Install

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the user manual CD provided in the product box into the PC's CD drive and install the driver program.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and download the latest driver for your model.

How to Install

y

y

Installing with the CD provided

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box into the PC's CD drive and install the LG Monitor Software.

You can also choose to install Screen Split / Auto Resolution.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website

Visit the LG Electronics website(www.lg.com) and download the latest software for your model.

On the manual CD's main screen, 

select LG Monitor Software.

In the feature selection step, 

choose to install programs. 

Installation complete

Installing LG monitor Software 

(29UC97 model only)

y

y

Screen Split

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into the desired layouts.

y

y

Auto Resolution

  

Automatically switches to the optimal resolution when the monitor is connected to the PC in PBP 

mode.

y

y

Dual Controller

  Software that makes it possible to use a PC's keyboard and mouse to control other PCs con-

nected to the same network (router).

y

y

The software listed above can be installed using the CD provided with the product or downloaded as the latest 

version from the LG Electronics website.

y

y

Graphics card  

Use a graphics card that supports 2560 x 1080 resolution

.

Software

Installation Priority

(required/optional)

Supported Interface 

Supported OS

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

DisplayPort

HDMI

Win 7

(32-bit/64-bit)

Win 8.1

(32-bit/64-bit)

Screen Split

Optional

O

O

O

O

O

Monitor Driver

Optional

O

O

O

O

O

Auto Resolution

(29UC97 model only) Required

O

O

O

O

O

Dual Controller

Optional

O

O

O

O

O

ASM Driver

(29UC97 model only) Required

O

X

X

O

O

LG Monitor Software Introduction / System Requirements

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 Optional

y

y

Usage

  The resolution and frequency are adjusted 

for the monitor.

ASM Driver 

(29UC97 model only)

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 

Required

y

y

Usage

  Driver file used when transferring data via 

Thunderbolt ( ) port in Windows OS.

 


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Screen Split (MONITOR Screen Split Software)

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 Optional

y

y

Usage

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into 

desired layouts (2 sections, 3 sections, or 4 sec-

tions).

How to Install 

29UC97

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box 

into the PC's CD drive and install the LG Monitor 

Software.

   On the Select Options window, select Screen Split 

and continue.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

Check 

I accept the terms of the agreement

 on the 

License Agreement screen and then click on the 

Next

 

button. 

When the installation is complete, restart the system.

29UC97C

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box 

into the PC's CD drive and install the Screen Split.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

On the manual CD's main screen, select Screen Split.

Check 

I accept the terms of the agreement

 on the 

License Agreement screen and then click on the 

Next

 

button. 

When the installation is complete, restart the system.

 


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How to Run

1

 Double-click on the shortcut icon on the desktop, or

2

 Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

How to Use

y

y

For details on using the software, refer to the 

program's Help.

1. Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

2. Select a screen layout.

3. The screen split layout is applied.

1

2

 


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Dual Link-Up (Monitor PBP Function)

y

y

Usage

  The monitor displays screens for 2 input sources simultaneously.

y

y

The Dual Link-Up feature requires that one of the two input sources is connected via HDMI.

y

y

Image shown may differ from the product that you are using.

How to Run

1. Connect the monitor to two input sources. 

2. Press the joystick button on the bottom of the monitor.

3. Enter 

1

 PBP.

4. Adjust the settings according to the input sources connected.

5. DUAL LINK-UP is applied.

y

y

For details on using the software, refer to the product user manual.

y

y

The product user manual is included on the CD provided and is available for download from the LG Electronics 

website.

PBP Connection

Sub screen (Right)

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

DisplayPort

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

Main screen

(Left)

HDMI 1

-

O

O

O

HDMI 2

O

-

O

O

DisplayPort

O

O

-

X

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

O

O

X

-

1

MaxxAudio

Exit

Menu

PBP

Monitor off

Main screen 

Sub screen

 


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Screen

Screen

Router 

(Wired/Wireless)

PC 1

PC 2

Win/Mac

Win/Mac

Dual Controller (Keyboard/Mouse Sharing Software)

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 Optional

y

y

Usage

  Sharing a mouse and a keyboard between 

PCs connected to the same network; transferring 

files (providing compatibility between Windows 

and Mac OS)

How to Install

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box 

into the PC's CD drive and install the Dual Controller.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

1. Connect your PC to a network.

2. Connect an LG monitor that supports Dual Controller 

to the PC.

3. Run Dual Controller.

1

 Double-click the shortcut icon on the desktop.

2

 Click the tray icon on the bottom right of the PC 

screen and then click 

Open Dual Controller

.

1

2

How to Use

1. Check your network connection.

Make sure that the PCs you want to control through 

keyboard/mouse sharing are connected to the same 

LAN via a router.

 

Ú

An LG monitor that supports Dual Controller must be 

connected to the PC that will be run in Main PC mode. 

 

Ú

Only one user on a network can use Dual Controller. 

Dual Controller can also be used in office environ-

ments. However, it is recommended to have only one 

user. 

 

Ú

Dual Controller may not work properly when playing 

games.

2. Run Dual Controller on the PC running in 

Main PC

 

mode.

: Click the 

Main PC

 button on the PC whose keyboard 

and mouse will be shared.

 


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3. Run Dual Controller on a Sub PC in 

Sub PC

 mode.

 Click  the 

Sub PC

 button on the PC you want to control.

4. Click the 

Apply Dual Controller

 button on the Main 

PC.

 The Sub PC is automatically searched for on the Main 

PC mode screen. Click the 

Apply Dual Controller

 

button on the Main PC mode screen.

y

y

When you move the mouse cursor from the screen 

of the Main PC to the screen of the Sub PC, you 

can use the Main PC's keyboard and mouse on 

the Sub PC.

 

Ú

You can set the positions of the Main PC and the Sub 

PC, to 

Left

/

Right

 or 

Right

/

Left

, in 

PC Position Con-

trol

 in Dual Controller's 

Option

 tab.

 

Ú

We recommend that you set the Sub PC so that its 

screen is only displayed on a monitor. 

 

Ú

If there is an active Internet connection, Dual Controller 

automatically updates to the latest version when 

started. 

 

Ú

Dual Controller may not be available on certain web-

sites and networks depending on the security policy.

 


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System Requirements

Precautions for Changing Resolution

y

y

Mac products may not support the recommended resolution or the some features. For more information, refer to 

the support information card of Mac which is provided separately. (29UC97 model only)

y

y

You can connect (daisy-chain) up to two additional monitors through the Thunderbolt ( ) of Mac product. 

y

y

In order to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080, you may be required to configure the custom settings from the 

graphics card control panel or update to the latest graphics card driver.

y

y

The maximum supported resolution is 2560 x 1080 @ 60 Hz.

y

y

2560 x 1080 resolution may not be supported when connected via HDMI.

y

y

Support settings are subject to change.

y

y

Failing to set the graphics card to the recommended (optimal) resolution may result in blurred text, a dimmed 

screen, a truncated display area, or misalignment of the display.

y

y

The configuration procedure may differ depending on your computer and/or operating system. Also, some graph-

ics cards may not support certain resolutions. If this is the case, contact the manufacturer of the computer or 

graphics card for assistance.

y

y

Some graphics cards may not support 2560 x 1080 resolution. Use a graphics card that supports 2560 x 1080 

resolution. Even when you set the resolution to 2560 x 1080 on your PC, the actual PC output may not support 

the resolution.

Step 1

Step 3

Step 2

Mac

1. On the Doc bar, click on the 

System Preferences 

icon.

4. In the Display tab, select 

Best for display

. The display is 

now set to the recommended resolution (2560 x 1080). 

3. Select the Scaled option and then select a desired 

resolution (recommended resolution: 2560 x 1080) 

and a refresh rate (60 Hz). The settings are now 

configured.

2. When the System Preferences window opens, select 

Display

.

Graphic card

Interface

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

HDMI

DisplayPort

2560 x 1080

AMD

Dual AMD FirePro 

D300 / D500 / D700

O

O

O

Guides on Using Product Functions (Mac)

 


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Software

Installation Priority

(required/optional)

Supported Interface 

Supported OS

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

DisplayPort

HDMI

Mac OS

Screen Split

Optional

O

O

O

10.9 / 10.10

Dual Controller

Optional

O

O

O

10.9 / 10.10

y

y

Screen Split

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into the desired layouts.

y

y

Dual Controller

  Software that makes it possible to use a PC's keyboard and mouse to control other PCs con-

nected to the same network (router).

y

y

The software listed above can be installed using the CD provided with the product or downloaded as the latest 

version  from the LG Electronics website.

y

y

Graphics card  

Use a graphics card that supports 2560 x 1080 resolution.

Available Product and OS

Dual Link-Up (Monitor PBP Function)

y

y

Usage

  The monitor displays screens for 2 input sources simultaneously.

y

y

The Dual Link-Up feature requires that one of the two input sources is connected via HDMI.

y

y

Image shown may differ from the product that you are using.

How to Run

1. Connect the monitor to two input sources. 

2. Press the joystick button on the bottom of the monitor.

3. Enter 

1

 PBP.

4. Adjust the settings according to the input sources connected.

5. DUAL LINK-UP is applied.

y

y

For details on using the software, refer to the product user manual.

y

y

The product user manual is included on the CD provided and is available for download from the LG Electronics 

website.

PBP Connection

Sub screen (Right)

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

DisplayPort

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

Main screen

(Left)

HDMI 1

-

O

O

O

HDMI 2

O

-

O

O

DisplayPort

O

O

-

X

Thunderbolt ( )

(29UC97 model only)

O

O

X

-

1

MaxxAudio

Exit

Menu

PBP

Monitor off

Main screen 

Sub screen

 


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Screen Split (Monitor Screen Split Software)

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional)

  Optional

y

y

Usage 

 Automatically splits the monitor screen into 

desired layouts (2 sections, 3 sections, or 4 sections).

How to Install

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box 
into the PC's CD drive and install the Screen Split.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 
download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

y

y

Finder   Applications   Run Screen Split

How to Use

y

y

For details on using the software, refer to the pro-
gram's Help.

1. When the installation program starts, click on 

Continue

During the installation, you have to accept the license 
agreement.

2. Enter the Admin User password and click on 

Install 

Software

.

3. Click on 

Close

 to finish the installation.

1. Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

2. Select a screen layout.

3. The screen split layout is applied.

y

y

Click on the Screen Split icon on the menu bar.

y

y

Search for 

Screen Split

 in Spotlight search.

 


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Screen

Screen

Router 

(Wired/Wireless)

PC 1

PC 2

Win/Mac

Win/Mac

Dual Controller (Keyboard/Mouse Sharing Software)

y

y

Installation priority (required/optional)

  Optional

y

y

Usage 

 Sharing a mouse and a keyboard between PCs 

connected to the same network; transferring files (pro-

viding compatibility between Windows and Mac OS)

How to Install

y

y

Installing with the CD provided.

Insert the manual CD provided in the product box 
into the PC's CD drive and install the Dual Controller.

y

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website.

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 
download the latest software for your model.

1. When the installation program starts, click on 

Continue

During the installation, you have to accept the license 
agreement.

2. Enter the Admin User password and click on 

Install 

Software

.

3. Click on 

Restart

 to finish the installation.

 


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How to Run

1. Connect your PC to a network.

2. Connect an LG monitor that supports Dual Controller 

to the PC.

3. Run Dual Controller.

y

y

Finder   Applications   Run Dual Controller

y

y

Click the Dual Controller icon on the menu bar 

and then click 

Open Dual Controller

.

y

y

Search for 

Dual Controller

 in Spotlight.

How to Use

y

y

Instructions for running Dual Controller for Mac are 
the same as Dual Controller for Windows. See the 
instructions for Dual Controller for Windows.

 

Ú

The PC whose keyboard and mouse will be shared 

must be run in 

Main PC

 mode. 

 

Ú

An LG monitor that supports Dual Controller must be 

connected to the PC that will be run in 

Main PC

 mode. 

 

Ú

The PC that you want to control with Dual Controller 

must be run in 

Sub PC

 mode. 

 

Ú

Only one user on a network can use Dual Controller. 

 

Ú

Dual Controller may not work properly when playing 

games. 

 

Ú

We recommend that you set the Sub PC so that its 

screen is only displayed on a monitor. 

 

Ú

If there is an active Internet connection, Dual Control-

ler automatically updates to the latest version when 

started. 

 

Ú

Dual Controller may not be available on certain web-

sites and networks depending on the security policy.

 


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