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DOCK190 Supply Power Delivery Application Note

Since the Targus DOCK190 has two different ways to supply power to the upstream host computer and can supply power and charging to downstream USB devices on both Type-A and Type-C ports, Thee DocKtor thought he’d try to clarify how these power operation capabilities can be used. USB Type-C Power Delivery Mode The USB Type-C PD operation can be confusing as it varies depending on the power sink capabilities of […]

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Targus Docks for Samsung Devices Matrix

Not very often is Thee DocKtor able to make a matrix Targus docking stations to host platforms.  After all, many of Targus Docking Stations are Universal and as such work well, universally!  However, at times, and really depending on the application(s) we can make specific recommendations. Click on the picture below to view Thee DocKtor’s recommendations for Samsung Phone, Tablets, Chromebooks, and PCs.

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Display Scaling in Windows 10 and Windows 7 AERO

Thee DocKtor has noticed inconsistencies of scaling, orientation, attachment, etc. that vary with graphics adaptor driver versions, Windows versions, and various monitor’s manufacturers, resolutions, and sizes.  Some users describe “fuzzy” graphics others just “lag” in dragging windows. These issues have manifested when using multiple monitors whether through a USB DisplayLink, DisplayPort Alternate Mode dock, or Thunderbolt dock, dongle, or directly attached to the local graphics adaptor. A great article on display monitor […]

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Targus Universal Docking Station Utilities Cross Reference

While not every combination is validated, the following table shows which Targus Universal Docking Station (UDS) Utilities are designed to work with the corresponding Targus UDS models (click to enlarge): For more about the Targus UDS Utilities click on their titles below or see the corresponding Targus UDS product page at http://www.targus.com . WiFi AutoSwitch MAC Address Clone Display Configuration Ghost Device Removal

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Targus Universal Docking Station Supported Resolutions

If the host’s graphics support it, Targus Universal Docking Stations support the display monitor resolutions indicated in the following chart.  These are only a subset of the resolutions supported; called the most met resolutions, but resolutions in between these are also supported. #            Only available over DisplayPort and HDMI outputs †            Only available over DisplayPort output ¥            Only available when using a single video output, not supported in dual-head […]

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Targus Ghost Device Removal Utilitiy v.1.0.4.0 for Windows Released

Targus Ghost Device Removal Utility version 1.0.4.0 for Windows was released last week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Network adaptor registry bloat is a little known limitation of the Windows OS which has been around since Windows XP.  The limitation is exposed in Agile/ABW environments where connecting to multiple network adaptors occurs. It  can […]

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Targus WiFi AutoSwitch v.2.00.008 for Windows Released

Targus released version 2.00.008 of its popular WiFi AutoSwitch utility for use with Windows hosts and Targus Universal Docking Stations models: ACP70, ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Many PC OEM provide such a utility as part of their “bloatware” however it is usually deleted by IT (not part of the company PC image). The utility turns off the WiFi when the Targus Universal Dock’s […]

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PT-H2 Power Tip Replacement Program

Targus has determined that certain ACP71USZ-66 and ACP77USZ-66 shipped in March and April may have issues with the H2 power tips installed. The issue with the tips affect the functionality where it will not provide power or charging to the HP PC host.  If you determine that you have affected H2 power tips, please contact your Targus representative for free replacement tips.

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Optimizing Your Targus DOCK410 Experience

As previously reported, not all USB Type-C (aka USB-C) ports are the same. While Type-C enables video, data, and power over a single connection it doesn’t mean all the capabilities have been implemented on the host or device.  And even if the receptacle is marked, various hosts and devices are not always compatible. The good news is that of all the USB Type-C docking stations that we’ve evaluated, the Targus […]

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