2
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1answer
48 views

How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
1
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2answers
53 views

One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
3
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1answer
62 views

Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
0
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2answers
99 views

MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 external monitor

I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support? Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?
2
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2answers
3k views

What is the pixel clock setting on my monitor actually doing?

I am experiencing display interference on a dell 24" flat panel monitor.I find that if I adjust the pixel clock settings up or down in the monitor's on-screen menus, the interference goes away for a ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Screen brightness randomly set to lowest setting Lenovo ThinkCenter

On multiple ThinkCenter machines at the office, the screen brightness on the desktop displays is being set to the lowest setting. Using the monitor HUD the brightness can be changed again, but doing ...
0
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1answer
192 views

Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop in 2013? [duplicate]

I know about the 2009 question: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? It's 2013 now and I want to know if anything has changed. I want a laptop with two external displays, to make three in ...
0
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1answer
467 views

Monitor and speaker setup for Playstation 3

I have ordered a PS3 super slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor and speakers. The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would ...
0
votes
0answers
126 views

How to change the orientation of the mirrored external display in Windows 8?

When I connect an external display such as a beam projector to my laptop, I want to use it as a mirrored display so that the external display shows the same screen as the built-in laptop display. ...
1
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0answers
67 views

Single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II with 3 monitors?

With a single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II card, can I output to three monitors? and if so, how? I am currently getting this when I attempt to enable all three monitors:
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1answer
501 views

xfx radeon 7870 can't support dual monitors

I've been on multiple threads trying to figure this out. I have a few different monitors and only one will work at a time on my computer. I am currently only using the VGA to DVI adapters and only the ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

No signal found Spectre X40 LCD TV, hdmi

I hope this is relevant to this forum. I am attempting to connect a small Android powered device with an HDMI output to a Spectre X40 LCD Television. No matter which port I use, I still receive a ...
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votes
2answers
295 views

What is the process for diagnosing a ViewSonic Monitor? [closed]

I have a ViewSonic monitor that has been busted for quite some time. I've been researching it and i still have no clue as to why it doesn't work. It doesn't turn on. Or rather, it will turn on, but ...
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votes
2answers
54 views

How do PC monitor integrated menus work? [closed]

Your PC monitor usually has a menu button which allows you to directly control the monitors configuration like sharpness, aspect, volume, etc.. On mine there is an 'overlay' menu when you press the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Having trouble getting full 2560x1440 resolution output from a Mac Book Pro

I just got a Dell U2713hm to hook up to my Mac Book Pro. I thought it was a 2560x1440 monitor but I'm only getting 2048x1152. I'm using the mini display port to VGA, am I just stuck with the lower ...
1
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0answers
18 views

Viewing Long Documents on Projector Vertically

Is there any such thing as being able to use a projector vertically so that you can view entire documents that are usually narrow in width and longer in length without having to scroll? In our ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Using extern monitor with multitouch to control pc - which cabel to use? [closed]

I have NEC MultiSync V321 monitor to testing and I want connect it to my notebook. I have hdmi cabel and display is fine but I can't control it. So I am asking if somebody knows that I must do some ...
2
votes
1answer
131 views

Can I achieve a higher resolution with an external monitor for my mac?

I have an old ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB graphic card with my late 2006 MacBookPro model. The system preference display only a 1440 x 900 resolution and all documentations I found say the same. My ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Dell Latitude E6420 does not detect Dell External monitor P221 2H

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode". I tried ...
24
votes
2answers
9k views

What are the advantages of 10-bit monitors?

To support 10-bit color the following are needed: A monitor supporting it. A GPU supporting it (only AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro support this?). Compatible software. Unless I am mistaken there are ...
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votes
1answer
43 views

How do I choose the right monitor for a multiple-monitor setup? [closed]

I want to have a multiple-monitor setup. I plan on using a stand from a manufacturer such as Ergotron. How do I choose which monitors to purchase?
4
votes
1answer
903 views

Calibrating external monitors (HDMI, Mini DisplayPort)

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop and two LG IPS235 monitors. One of them connected through HDMI-HDMI, another through Mini DisplayPort - HDMI. Although these are the same monitors, if I set them to ...
0
votes
0answers
180 views

Display problems when booting into Linux

I bought a new Samsung monitor and booted into Linux and the display was horrible (extremely bright and poor contrast). I tried to change settings but I was not satisfied with the ouput. I then booted ...
7
votes
4answers
7k views

What maximal resolution is reasonable when using a VGA cable?

I own a laptop which only has VGA as a port for external displays. I'm thinking to buy an external flat-screen monitor for my laptop. Which resolution should the display have at the utmost so that I ...
0
votes
0answers
154 views

External Monitor Shows “Input Not supported”

When I turn on my laptop, I am guessing it works but monitor doesn't. Monitor goes blank/pink screen; Nothing shows at all. So, I thought lets try with external monitor. External LCD monitor shows ...
1
vote
1answer
188 views

How do I use an Ubuntu laptop as an external monitor for a Mac?

The main machine that I'm using is a Mac, and the other one is a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu. Does anyone have an idea how to use the Ubuntu laptop as a second monitor?
2
votes
0answers
406 views

Using a tablet as a monitor

I would like to use a tablet (open to any at this point, just want something light) as a monitor as well. For example using a Nexus 7 as a monitor so I can see the post output of a PC.
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Disable laptop's display on boot when used with external display

I keep my laptop tucked away and solely use an external display with it via HDMI. In Windows 7 display settings, I have it set up to "Show desktop only on 2 [my external display]" This works fine in ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

Monitor not displaying windows 7 correctly

I have just got a 15" Digimate TFT LCD monitor. I'm running Windows 7. Now the icons are too big, as are the windows in both browsers and word processing software - and everything has a bit to the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Use external display from boot on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung RV511 laptop, and recently my screen broke. I connected an external screen and it works fine, but only after Windows starts. I want to be able to use the external screen right from ...
1
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0answers
59 views

Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...
1
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1answer
571 views

Windows 7 Hardware Disconnect/Reconnect noise when monitor is in sleep - make it stop

Whenever I plug either of two Windows 7 laptops into my Planar 27" monitor, I get a constant hardware disconnect/reconnect sound when the monitor goes to sleep. It drives me absolutely insane, so I ...
1
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1answer
270 views

Connecting Satellite Box to PC Monitor [closed]

I have a satellite box which has a SCART for output and I want to connect it to an LG monitor which has a VGA connection and a DVI connection. Is it possible with a cable or would I need some ...
6
votes
3answers
7k views

Cannot enter BIOS due to broken screen

Lately my laptop(hp g42 247sb) screen is damaged, so I hook it up with a external monitor(LG something) and it works fine now. But the only annoying thing is I cannot navigate the BIOS menu for some ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Using a Thunderbolt display with a Mini DisplayPort Mac

I have a MacBook Pro that I purchased in December 2010 that has a Mini DisplayPort, but no Thunderbolt port. I would like to purchase a monitor for my machine. What I would really like is one of the ...
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votes
1answer
155 views

Where to get Toshiba monitor driver software for MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4 to a Toshiba monitor. Where can I get the necessary driver software?
4
votes
2answers
4k views

What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Will rapid screen refresh hurt its life?

I sometimes use a script I wrote to invert my screen's colors as fast as the screen will refresh to make it like a strobe light for raves. Will changing the colors on my monitor this fast take way ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

What´s the reason for a monitor/TV (lcd) to turn off the view

My current Monitor/TV (Flatron M2794DP by LG) suddenly started to turn off the image after 2-3 sec. You can view everything from every possible source until it turns black. This happens on all ...
1
vote
0answers
197 views

Can you make Windows treat an external display exactly like an internal one?

I have Windows 7 Home 64-bit and a monitor attached to my desktop over DVI. Is there any way to make the system think that there is no external display attached or to make it think that the display ...
0
votes
2answers
8k views

Connecting Two External Monitors to One Laptop

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p and I am trying to connect two external monitors to it, but I'm having difficulties. I have a VGA splitter to connect the two monitors. The external monitors have cloned ...
1
vote
2answers
400 views

Can I have two external displays connected to my laptop?

I have a Dell XPS M1530, and I already have one external display connected. I was wondering if I could have another one connected through the HDMI port. I already tried plugging them both in and it ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Will my laptop support HDMI HD resolution if it doesn't support VGA bigger than 1280x1024?

I have an issue with using external display on my Acer travel mate 5742G with Windows 7. I have connected it to my montor through VGA and it cannot get bigger resolution than 1280x1024 while having ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Laptop delivers blurry image to external monitors

I have 3 laptops in my hand at the moment. One Old Toshiba, a DELL and a Sony Vaio. The only one that delivers a crisp image to my external monitor is the Dell. Both others have blurry, bad quality ...
0
votes
1answer
534 views

Is a good CRT monitor bad for your eyes?

I'd like to buy a new display for my office and I have two options - either buy a cheap 24" LCD or a huge used high-end CRT screen. Something like Sony FW900 or similar. CRTs have great colors, but ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How to connect PC to TV using VGA to SCART?

I am trying to connect my Acer Aspire One to my Philips 32" 32PFL3614/12 TV using VGA to SCART. First, I have to say that I can successfully connect my PC to my 17" Philips monitor. When this ...
1
vote
0answers
220 views

Trying to build a panic like dashboard. What hardware to use? [closed]

I want to build something similar to the Panic Status Board. In their implementation they are using a wall mounted Samsung LFD Monitor (460UXN-2) which has a built XP Embedded PC that is running a ...
1
vote
0answers
602 views

My Linux Mint install won't keep displaying on my external monitor properly

I installed Linux Mint (although I think I used to have the same problem on the latest Ubuntu 11.04 too) and I only have one problem. I plug an HDMI cable into my laptop to put the display on my ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Laptop screen is cracked, external monitor only mirroring the broken laptop screen

I did something stupid. When my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop screen cracked and went all crazy and I couldn't see anything, I attached it to an external monitor and pressed Fn + F5 and it worked. But ...