How to connect 2 monitors in extended view mode?

If you have 2 x HDMI monitor, the first HDMI monitor is connected from the HDMI port on the hub.  The second monitor is from the primary USB-C/Thunderbolt3 port, with a USB-C to HDMI cable.

If the second monitor is equipped with DVI, VGA or MiniDP, please plug in the USB-C to DVI, VGA or MiniDP cable, such as below:

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The MiniDP on the hub supports only MiniDP monitor.  It is not compatible with Thunderbolt, DVI, VGA or HDMI monitor, even with an adapter.  See the image below for detail explanation.



To achieve the extended view in two monitors, one monitor must be connected from HDMI port or MiniDP on the hub, the second monitor must be connected from the USB-C/Thunderbolt3 port.


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    Just to be clear it is not possible to connect two external displays using the HDMI and MiniDP?

    So you can only use the HDMI in combination with a USB-C to HDMI/DVI or VGA?

    If this is the case then what is the point of a dock using both USB-C/Thunderbolt ports on the MacBook Pro, if you can't use both the HDMI and MiniDP, then what is the point of building both into the dock.

    So the situation that i have is, that i have 2 external displays that are connect with a HDMI cable and the other one is connected with a MiniDP to DisplayPort cable, i have 1 USB-C/Thundebolt cable to charge the MacBook Pro, 1 USB-C to Ethernet adapter and 1 USB-A to lightning cable to connect my iPhone to the MackBook Pro.

    By the way, if this dock had a ethernet port and was compatible with using a HDMI port and MiniDP at the same time for 2 external displays, then it would be the Ultimate Dock.

    So if any one has a solution, please let me know.

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