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Use old laptop as additional screen with Windows 8 [duplicate]

In the past, I've used Maxivista to use a laptop's screen as an additional monitor for my primary computer. It works great, and I'm quite pleased with it. However, I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
3
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1answer
38 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. ...
2
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0answers
27 views

Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Is it possible to have different cleartype and color settings in a multimonitor setup in Windows 8?

I just bought a Samsung 24C300HS and I have it connected to a Surface Pro. The color settings are horrible. I used windows' "Calibrate color" to adjust the color and clearType settings and with that ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Secondary screen shut off on “second screen only”

I've got laptop + secondary extended screen lg 29', and I'm working on the secondary screen. It is good when I press fn + key to switch screen and "second screen only" and laptop screen is shutting ...
0
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1answer
23 views

How to monitor/access my pc using my android phone?

Sometimes I leave my PC for hours, rendering and I need to know how to monitor it, maybe access it from my phone to send an email or something, is that possible?
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0answers
26 views

Can't block computer turning off its monitor

I have a computer running Windows 7 to display advertisements, so, I don't want it going to sleep mode or turning of the screen. I tried a lot of ways to do but unfortunately, it's not success: 1. In ...
0
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2answers
137 views

Black Screen + white cursor: How to boot into recovery on Windows 8.1

every article I have read gives advice ASSUMING that you have successfully managed to get into safe mode by mashing F8 or shift F8 -- BUT this does not work on Windows 8.1. Even MS says it does not ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Connect HDMI or Displayport to PC and display output with window (Windows 7, Mac Mini)

To clarify, What I want to be able to do is the following: I have 3 monitors and have all of them connected to my windows machine. The specs are not important as i suspect I will need new hardware ...
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30 views

A virtual screen on Windows 7 that's always on?

Perhaps someone has encountered a similar situation and has a solution. Is there a way to have a virtual screen on a system (like a mirror driver that a VNC client might use, like DFMirage), but that ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Computer crashes on wakeup from standby and multi colors flash on screen. [closed]

I booted my desktop computer from Standby Mode and the monitor started flickering all different colors of the rainbow. I filmed it with this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMZhmyqAY0 It ...
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0answers
27 views

Graphics driver problems - wrong OS?

When attempting to play the game Stanley Parable on my Toshiba Satellite L300-1FQ laptop, the game drives the graphics driver mad. After starting the game, the intro video plays out of sync with the ...
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2answers
276 views

Can I set a display's DPI in Windows 8.1?

I want to tell Windows what the DPI is of one of my displays. I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (an Asus Zenbook Infinity) which has a 2560x1440 display; which needs high DPI support in order to be usable. ...
0
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2answers
36 views

Computer RAM crashes, TV monitor not connecting

I've had this computer since June 2011 (nearly 1.5 yrs now?) and I've been having some really weird issues lately. About 2 months back, while browsing the internet, my cursor would randomly freeze ...
0
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0answers
41 views

How to decrease brightness of laptop screen which was changed?

I own http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03061225 HP pavilion g6 1201tx laptop after using it for 2 years my laptop's screen display got damanged and i changed it ...
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0answers
27 views

How to display glyph at control character range in Windows 7?

I have a font which has glyph at 80HEX–9FHEX. In windows xp i am able to see glyph in character map, but in windows 7 i am seeing blank boxes at that range. I understand that control characters are ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Shortcut to move window to other display on Windows

On Ubuntu, one can create a keyboard shortcut to move windows between displays (when displays are extended). This seems possible on a Mac too. How can one do this on Windows?
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20 views

How can I add a hotkey to change screen rotation on Windows if the graphics driver does not supply one?

On some systems, there are Ctrl-Alt-Arrow key combinations to rotate the screen. But, this is dependent on the graphics card driver, for example, NVIDIA drivers supply this hotkey. Is there any way ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

How to invert all colors on the monitor?

How to change white color to black color and black color to white color displaying from the monitor? Any developed software? Should I write a program with APIs? (and... with which APIs?) Thanks
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0answers
21 views

Monitors act weird when awaking the PC from sleep mode

At home and at work, i have a 3 monitor setup. The issue i'm having is that At home, my center monitor, whenever the computer goes to sleep, and i awaken it, the left/right monitor turn on but the ...
1
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0answers
21 views

Can I sleep one of the displays on a dual-monitor setup? [duplicate]

I want to be able to 'put the display to sleep' on one of my two monitors when it isn't needed, so it doesn't distract me or use unnecessary power. Ideally, the display would be asleep, but the OS ...
0
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4answers
451 views

Acer Aspire Windows 8.1, Screen goes black when unplugging external monitor.

I have an issue with my laptop screen. As soon as I unplug the external monitor, it goes black. I've tried using the Fn F5 combination to set it to only one screen but it won't do anything to fix the ...
0
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0answers
122 views

Brightness too dark or too bright

Basically, below a seemingly-arbitrary threshold (seems to be around 60%) my laptop screen is too dark to really make out much, and above that threshold it takes its maximum brightness (which is waay ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Mirror your display to another computer on your network

I have a computer I am using for showing media, running windows 7 (XBMC). It is hooked up with a projector. I want other computers on my network to have the opportunity to mirror their display to ...
2
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6answers
3k views

Laptop screen turns off on removing power cord

After a recent upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro from W8, my laptop's (an ASUS X54H) screen turns off as soon as you remove the power cord. It turns back on with no issues when you plug the power back in. ...
0
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0answers
115 views

How to add custom refresh rates to windows (xp)

I just want to add an intermediate refresh rate, because I get 60hz,100hz,120hz,144hz. I have amd a10-5800k w radeon hd7660d iGPU, benq-xl2411t monitor. How to add 72hz without any external utility ...
0
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1answer
161 views

External monitor doesn't work when connected to Mac or PC

I have a Samsung SyncMaster s20b350 that has worked perfectly when connected to my macbook up until today. I have ruled out the mini displayport to hdmi adapter as being faulty because it still ...
1
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3answers
272 views

Is there a way to crop screen resolution in windows 7

i'm using a dual monitor setup with a 23,6" monitor and a 24" one. But because one of them is slightly bigger my mouse and other things get off. Is there a way to make some kind of black bar at the ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

How is it physically possible for monitors to change resolution?

When I run a full screen application at say 800x600 on my 1024x768 CRT monitor, the monitor makes some sort of clicking noise, turns black for a couple of seconds, and then somehow magically changes ...
1
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0answers
149 views

Screen goes black after some seconds

I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ61-310SD Notebook. And when I start my computer on the highest brightness, my screen would go dark after a few seconds. I can hear that moment that it goes dark. I've ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

Monitor details in EDID

We are developing one graphic based software. We need monitor details of our customers. How to find the active monitor in EDID (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\DISPLAY) registry or by any ...
4
votes
1answer
72 views

How do I crop my screen's working area?

I have a particular need concerning display management in Windows. I have a broken display, and I want to use only one part of the screen, even with full screen apps. A bit like this: ...
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2answers
4k views

How to change brightness in Windows XP without built-in keyboard?

I have broken keyboard on my MSI EX-600 so I can't press "function buttons" to change brightness, volume, etc. Is it possible to change brightness of display (not graphic card!) without the keyboard ...
1
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1answer
653 views

Virtual PC and Enabling DirectDraw Acceleration

I have a Virtual PC VHD that I downloaded from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11575 This VM instance is for IE9 testing, and it contains Windows 7 Ultimate ...
1
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1answer
131 views

How get video from video card and sound from sound card into HDMI cable?

I have a video card and a sound card. My Monitor has a audio jack which just forwards the audio signal from the HDMI cable. But the cable is connected to my video card and for sound, only the onboard ...
0
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2answers
720 views

Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Attempted to repair install XP froze @ 98% and now nothing will display after a restart

Was trying to recover a prior Windows install so that I could access remaining files and reformat, but now even a boot CD/USB won't show up. Everything (CD disk drive & hard drive) sounds like ...
0
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1answer
172 views

Setting up dual monitors with VGA and HDMI out

My Computers has a built-in VGA Card. On the back of my Computer, it has a HDMI out and VGA out. Is there anyway i could setup dual monitors using these two ports. I want my screen to be extended into ...
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0answers
260 views

Cannot Enable Desktop Composition

If I check the "Enable desktop composition" box under Performance Options and click Apply/OK, when I go back the option has been disabled. I've tried closing every single program I can think of that ...
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3answers
1k views

How do you move a Windows window (Excel) that is off-screen but will *not* respond to [Alt]+[Space]?

I usually have my laptop hooked up to 2 monitors, so when I wake it without those monitors, there is a good chance some windows will be off-screen. I can usually do the Select the program in ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Orange screen with white stripes on installation of windows 8 [duplicate]

When I install windows 8 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521, all I get is an orange screen with white vertical lines. I thought it might be a hardware failure but it is a brand new machine. It uses ...
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0answers
60 views

Adjust the brightness of multiple monitors automatically

I am using two monitors on my Windows XP machine. I generally work on one of them and keep an automatically updating window (like the console view of Eclipse or MS Visual Studio) on the other, and ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

How can I setup a display time switch

There are several displays connected to a PC, say A B C. How can I trigger a display reconfiguration based on a count down. I'd like display A to be active from 6 am to 1 pm, display B from 1pm to 5 ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Windows Split Screen [duplicate]

Is it possible to have to users logged into windows simultaneously while using one display in split screen mode? I've seen two people using one PC this way, so I guess this should be possible. I do ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Is there a way to increase resolution past a display's resolution? [duplicate]

Apple's Retina Display takes a single logical pixel and stretches it across 2x2 physical pixels for it's general user interface as the buttons/text/whatnot would be significantly smaller if the entire ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Lock windows keyboard, but show browser window on screen [duplicate]

I want to have a browser window keep showing up on a laptop we're gonna have at a reception, but I'd like the visitors to not mess with it, even if they press any keys. In windows is it possible to ...
0
votes
1answer
438 views

Is it possible to duplicate/mirror screen connected to different graphic cards?

My desktop has 2 HD 6450 graphic cards, each of them has one HDMI, one DVI and one VGA port. I connected 2 of my screens to the 2 HDMI ports on 2 cards, and I'd like to duplicate my 2 screens. ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Disable second monitor

I have dual-monitors, both on a single GPU. At times I don't use the second one, particularly in GPU-intensive gaming - is it possible to disable the monitor so that the GPU doesn't have to render ...
0
votes
2answers
108 views

Screenshot application that creates a file on your desktop( for windows ) [closed]

On a mac, when you take a screenshot the OS creates a file with it on the desktop. Is there such an alternative for Windows so when I use the "Print Screen" key or a key combination it lets me take ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Windows XP's appearance is messed up

For some reason, the appearance of my computer has gone haywire. See picture below. I have not downloaded anything and as you can see: the theme is Windows XP. Help?