Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Laptop Gray Screen

I was working on my laptop, when suddenly the entire OS froze and I had to force-shut down the computer (I didn't for long, I don't know if it would have blue screened). When I turned the computer on, ...
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Where can I find a list of 1080p LCD monitors less than 26" with PIP (picture in picture) functionality? [on hold]

I have a repair shop and looking to upgrade my LCD's to something a little more modern. Since I test many systems at once, I was looking for a decent sized (20"-26") 1080p LCD monitor with PIP ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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Monitor with USB upstream,downstream port and its usage

I came across few configuration of Monitor and it include many port along with some USB Port. Monitor : DELL P2214H DELL P2414H In USB Port that mention that Upstream port and Downstream port. ...
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How do I switch window to monitor that on? [on hold]

I have a monitor that isn't always on and i can't/haven't found the way to switch the window to the monitor that is on. How can I do this? If anyone knows of an app or setting that would enable it, ...
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Screen squashed to the left half, black on the right half

Windows 7 Acer Aspire M3802 When I start up Windows the BIOS and boot screen show but the login screen doesn't, I just get a blank screen. The BIOS and boot screens are compacted over to one side ...
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recommended computer monitor brightness, contrast and gamma settings for eyes? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer. I'm working up to 10 hours per day in computer. How to properly adjust monitor brightness and contrast.
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Extend Display with Dell Latitude 7350 and Dell DisplayLink Model D3000 [on hold]

How do I get extend display monitor mode operation with my Dell Latitude 7350 and the Dell DisplayLink USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Docking station; model D3000?
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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Cant set monitor resolution to 1920x1080, chooses a nonstandard resolution instead

I've been sitting at this problem for hours upon hours now, so many google searches, so many different things tried, nothing seems to help. First off, the necessary data: The monitor is a BenQ ...
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Strange replaced laptop screen

I brought a G750JX last year and two months ago I noticed some unclean-able black dots in the middle of screen. Since it was under warranty I went to service and they decided to replace my screen. ...
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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Identify this screen connector

I have taken apart my old (Compaq) laptop, and I'd like to see if there is a way to reuse the screen. The connector is shown below, but it has no labels so I am wondering whether this is a generic ...
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VLC Media Player displays still from previous video

I am using VLC Media Player V2.1.5 Rincewind. It displays a still from a previous video at the start of opening up a video file and the still remains on audio files. I uninstalled VLC and deleted the ...
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Advantages of “Premier Color” on a Dell 4k Monitor

I am buying a 4k monitor for my workstation. I am interested in the Dell 24 UltraHD 4K Monitor - P2415Q But there is also the Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor - UP2414Q The only difference is ...
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Keep display turned off despite notifications. Only turn display back on when human interaction occurs

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 running Windows 7 professional. Is there a way to configure the computer to, when the display is turned off, only turn back on when the user interacts with it (e.g. mouse ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Monitor signal turns off for several seconds after Windows 7 start-up screen?

Background: I have been having some problems with my Windows registry today. It looked like antivirus had corrupted my licensing data. When I booted in to windows I would receive a message about: ...
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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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How is an HDMI signal converted into video and audio?

How does a display interpret HDMI signals and update its pixels to the right configuration? I would like to write a native C program to perform this task. I am trying to build a video streaming device ...
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How to turn off Caps-Lock toggle notification?

I've got a Sager laptop that for whatever reason, every time I press caps-lock it'll bring up this little window in the upper left telling me it's been turned on/off. This is a HUGE problem since it ...
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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Adjusting brightness and contrast on an ASUS monitor?

I feel really silly having to ask this but I can't figure out how to use the brightness and contrast buttons on my ASUS VS247H monitor. The buttons are clearly labeled but they don't seem to do ...
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Window 8 Sign On Screen

I'm looking to customize the Windows 8 sign on screen. I can get the computer to boot up and display the last signed in user but when I sign in and sign out of the user it shows the last signed in ...
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How do I connect a PC with my Apple Cinema 27" Display [duplicate]

I have a PC that has displayport, DVI, and HDMI out. I would like to connect this to an Apple Cinema 27" Display. The apple display only has a mini displayport male connector coming out (it is not ...
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How do I get CTL 220UW Built-in Speakers to work on Windows XP?

I have a old Windows XP Computer that I just put a New Monitor onto. My Mom had to use my speakers. So now I have NO audio output whatsoever. I know the monitor has built-in speakers, But I can't ...
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Monitor going into power saver mode randomly

I have been using and enjoying my gaming laptop for quite a while and it has not been giving me any issues. I recently acquired an external monitor to heighten my experience but sadly I've had much ...
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Computer Monitor will not display content

I fixed a Dell Dimension E520 computer today. I cleared off the old hard drive and reseated the memory. when I did this, all the diagnostic lights disappeared. The only problem I am having now is with ...
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Is it possible to pinpoint location or position on capacitive touch screens?

I've been researching for days trying to understand if a position can be specifically located on a capacitive screen. Since they are in a XY fashion, can a point or range of points be designated to a ...
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Does my monitor's GTG response time matter if it's faster than my refresh rate?

I can understand how poor GTG response time can cause ghosting: a pixel is not the color it should be when the monitor has finished outputting a frame. But I'm trying to understand how it can ...
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Strange behaviour on LCD monitor that doesn't turn on

This monitor will only turn on on 1 out of 8 or 10 attempts at pressing the "power" button, only after I had disconnected and reconnected it to the power line before each attempt, i.e.: Connect the ...
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How to share several desktop areas of one host to different clients

I'd like to set up the following screen sharing configuration: There are several areas of a screen shared so that each individual viewer (client = "Slave") connects to a different area only (and ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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Refresh rates on LED monitors and eye strain

In the old days it was simple, anything less that a 75 Hz refresh rate on a CRT monitor hurt my eyes. Now things seem more complicated. As a programmer I spend a lot of time in front of my monitor, or ...
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External monitor doesn't switch on automatically when laptop wakes up from sleep

I've an external monitor connected to my laptop, and work primary on that external monitor (with laptop monitor off). Recently I found that, as I open the laptop lid to wake up the machine, the laptop ...
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Display size inconsistent on Windows 8 laptop (Dell Inspiron 17)

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop and I'm having a problem with the display. I've experienced this on another laptop that I used recently. It's running Windows 8 and has a 17.3" screen. The ...
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Garbled graphics in text mode environments (pre-boot/BIOS) only, not in Windows

I'm getting garbled graphics on my computer in text mode environments, such as in the BIOS or before loading Windows. However, I don't have any graphical issues in Windows. Graphics card is a ...
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Dell LCD display icons/screen is fuzzy

I have an LCD dell screen with driver: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series The screen has been working fine, but the icons currently appear fuzzy and the screen is a bit brighter than it used to be. ...
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How can I be certain of display's refresh rate?

There is an experiment that requires a 100Hz refresh rate, so we bought a 144Hz capable monitor and created a custom resolution that runs at 100Hz. The experimenter felt something was wrong with the ...
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Strange spots on Dell U2711 monitor on medium-bright colors

When showing colors of medium brightness (between black and white, in this test case the color is gray, or #888888), there are a few darker spots on the monitor. They are much less visible when ...
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Questions regarding monitor image quality and moving/touching DVI cables

Can the quality of the image become worse by moving the cable slightly or connecting it and disconnecting it once? I mean something like becoming minimally worse. Is there any site or program I can ...
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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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Display settings not saving after restart

The display settings aren't being saved, either using the regular windows control panel or the nvidia control panel, after restart the settings go back. To fix it I go into the nvidia control panel ...
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G510 Can I replace screen with higher resolution? [duplicate]

I have got Lenovo G510 with 15,6"1366×768 and I would like to replace with screen with 1920x1080 resolution. Is it possible? Do I have to change lcd cable or just swap screen?
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphic card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyunday W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Magenta line will not go away on my monitor

I recently built my own computer, and I was excited to finally put it all together yesterday and get it running. However, I have noticed an annoying issue on my monitor, and I don't know if it's a ...
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Repeatedly the “turn off the display” setting is set to “less than a minute” - what's the cause?

I have this problem at my helpdesk: On a Windows 7 computer the screen goes into standby mode just a few seconds after a key is hit or the mouse is moved. Looking into the Power Options in the ...
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Comparing LED monitor image sharpness and quality without physically putting them side-by-side

I'd like to compare the image quality of two monitors, the HP W2071d I'm using and the LG E1941 my family is using. We're living in different continents so there's no way to put them next to each ...
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Latitude E6400 Screen is Black

The screen to my Latitude E6400 is all black, I have been able to see the screen, but dark on other computers, I can see everything fine, but it is just really dark. If I put a flashlight right up ...
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Dell inspiron N5110, is it possible to turn off the beep codes?

I use an external monitor on my laptop due to the monitor being broken. The problem is, at startup it is always beeping, the problem goes away once i boot into windows, BUT, i dual boot between ...