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Change Overscan/Underscan settings without Catalyst Control Center

Just installed Windows 8 and downloaded the Catalyst version which ATI website recommended. However it says that it can't start! My main monitor is connected to my PC via a HDMI cable and the display ...
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Removing drop shadow from windows in Windows 7

I recently made the switch to Windows 7 and love it. but I was wondering if/how I can turn off the drop shadow on the windows?
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How to turn off the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep?

How to turn of the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep ? The problem is that when I enable ‘Turn off display after x minutes’ feature from control panel, the device ...
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Get display resolution from the command line for Linux Desktop

I'm looking for a method of reporting display resolution. I want to set up scripts to launch rdesktop, and I want to launch it on several machines with different resolutions, so I want a way to ...
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Is there any software to keep eyes distracted from monitor

I have a 19 inch LCD monitor but my eyes are hurting when sitting too much in front of the PC so I used an eye protector software, but it irritates me since it is a trial version, so I cannot edit its ...
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How to prevent an application from running in fullscreen mode in Windows 7?

Is there a way to prevent any program run in full screen mode? I'm usually working with several programs at once, and I find it annoying to be in and out of full screen to go from one to another when ...
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Cannot set video resolution above 640x480 after installing Windows XP SP2

I've installed Windows XP SP2 on a computer (there was not SP at all). Now the display settings are set back to 640x480 and 4 bits colors. And I can't change it, it is the only option in Settings tab ...
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Colors differ in the dual monitor

I use a dual monitor. The colors appear entirely different on the new monitor than they do on my laptop. When you are selecting colors etc, to be included in a website design, it totally freaks me ...
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How to dark adapt windows so that everything is red?

I often want to take my laptop out into the field for astronomical observations. This requires that my eyes be fully adapted to the darkness. Dark adaptation takes up to an hour to fully develop and ...
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How can I change my Mac screen resolution without scaling to fit my monitor?

I know how to change my screen resolution, but I'm looking for a way to display a 1280 × 786 region in the centre of my display, without it being stretched to fit my 27" monitor! My goal to record ...
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Is it possible to customise the border width of windows in Windows 7?

Even though Windows 7 has thinner window borders than Windows Vista, they still bug me. Is there any way to reduce their width? Right now they're roughly 10 pixels wide and I'd like to make them, say, ...
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Windows 7 Display Color Calibration tool does not properly set colour settings

I just bought a new monitor (LG E2351VR) and was trying to calibrate it with the Windows 7 Display Color Calibration tool. When I attempt to set the display gamma via the software slider, it ...
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How to disable screen lock in Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 on an HP laptop and after the machine sits idle, it locks and I must enter the password to continue. I cannot find anything in the control panel to affect this, I thought it was ...
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Is it Possible to Increase Display Resolution for OS X Maverick

The new OS X Maverick operating system has reduced maximum display resolution from 1920 x 1200 in Mountain Lion to 1680 x 1050, which is a SIZABLE reduction. The difference is obvious when viewing ...
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My screen doesn't fill the whole monitor

This issue bugs me so bad! I can do it manually, however I will not be satisfied unless it's perfect (which is doubtful considering I'm doing it manually). My screen doesn't fit my whole monitor ...
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1answer
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Can Windows 8 RT applications change the color temperature of your screen (a la f.lux)? [closed]

I use a program called f.lux to change the color temperature of my screen at night. This makes it easier to look at, and supposedly helps with consistent sleep patterns. You can find several similar ...
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How do you get a 1996 Application to run in Small Fonts Mode?

The System Requirements of the application says it needs: Windows 3.1 or higher VGA graphics adapter or higher Windows display driver set to small fonts My system has: Windows 7 Mobile Intel 945 ...
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Keyboard shortcut to set screen resolution in windows 7

Using a windows 7 laptop when I switch off/disconnect & reconnect my external monitor, or after getting the laptop out of sleep mode sometimes the screen resolution is all wrong and if I go to ...
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1answer
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OS X Lion auto-brightness offset

I'm noticing the display brightness auto-adjust in Lion seems to be less sensitive to light (more likely to dim the display) than on Snow Leopard running on the same hardware. Is there a simple way ...
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What setting can cause a monitor to flicker under X11?

I've been dinking with the xorg.conf file on my system and now when I try to start X I get a flickering effect and no usable image. I think (and this is just a guess) that it's a settings out of bound ...
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Can I turn down the screen brightness on my MacBook Pro any further?

I sometimes use my MacBook Pro with all the lights off in the room. I turn the screen brightness down to its lowest setting (and turn off the automatic brightness adjustment), but it’s still a bit too ...
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Scaling an application

If my question is in any way unclear to you, please read this link. I'm wondering if there is a way to set up an application to appear larger. The reason I'm asking this is that I recently ...
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How do I force windows 8 into 1280x720?

Windows 8 has a minimum resolution of 1024x768, unless you are running it in a VM. As such it doesn't support going into 1280x720 (since 720 < 768). Windows 7 allowed this, but the modes are ...
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How can we increase secondary screen resolution from 1280x 800 to 1920x1080 for an LCD TV?

My company had a 42" LCD TV with softward to connect a laptop for projection of images onto the TV. Our company laptops all have native screen resolution of 1280x800. We recently purchased a 55" LCD ...
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2answers
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How to make Excel open at the first column of the chart instead of far right?

Everytime I open a very large excel spreadsheet, it opens on the far right of the chart (like column Z, then blank space, rather than the beginning (column A) of the chart. How can I change this to ...
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Can only a certain area of a screen be made brighter

Sometimes it is convenient for reading the computer screen if only the reading region is brighter then the rest of the screen.
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How can I change the order of extended displays?

I have a laptop with external monitor, with option: "Extend these displays". I have my laptop on the left, physically. Therefore I would like to drag windows from big monitor to the left. However, in ...
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How to reset Excel 2010 settings to Default?

Excel's cells are very small when at 100% zoom (see screenshot below): I have searched Excel's menu but couldn't find anything relevant. I tried to install Microsoft Fixit but it said it wasn't ...
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Settings display resolution in Windows 8 to native 1366x768

On my older Acer Aspire One netbook, with a display 1366x768, I just installed Windows 8. The installation went well, however the display resolution is 1024x768 (recommended). As a result the image is ...
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Ideal brightness and contrast value in LCD monitor?

I'm using 19 inch LCD monitor. The distance between me and monitor is around 80 cm. For this distance, what is the value of brightness and contrast for normal eye sight?
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Change wallpaper properties in Windows 7

I have a picture to put wallpaper. Picture position is center. The image width is thinner than the width of the monitor. So, around the image is black. But, I want around the image is white. What do ...
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Ubuntu uses a screen resolution lower than my laptop can support

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. In System->Display, the best resolution I allow me to use is 1280x700. But my laptop can support 1600x900. So how can i change it? I tried adding ...
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Why do laptop screens flicker during video mode changes? [duplicate]

Changing the display mode (resolution and/or refresh rate) causes the screen to flicker or go dark for a few seconds before the image stabilizes. At least this happens on all laptops and desktops I've ...
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How to swap displays in OSX

I have a Macbook Pro running Lion and an external monitor. I use dual displays. Is there anyway I can easily switch the displays? For instance if I have Safari open and sitting in my laptop screen ...
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Keyboard Typing Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Typing Problem When I got home from work yesterday I couldn't log in on my account on my desktop PC (Acer Aspire M5620). The reason for this was that when I was ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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How to change display settings to mirroring in Windows 8 from command line?

I need to change the display settings in Windows 8, but I cannot use the Control Panel and I must use the command line. My question is, how do I set the displays to mirror each other instead of ...
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How do I find what runs when when returning from Windows 'secure' screen mode?

I have recently installed Windows 7 and still trying to learn how it works. The strange behavior is this: I set up the display for dual monitors and that works just fine. Later, when I get the ...
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Need better management of display sleep times in Fedora 17. How to do?

I am using Fedora 17 64bit on an AMD quad core machine. My use is home use with some power user thrown in (spreadsheets, photo editing, music creating). ALL my Television viewing is done by ...
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Force the computer to always use current display settings

So I'm having a terrible black screen problem with my new installation of Windows 8. The screen basically goes to black every time I turn it on or sleep, or connect to an external or monitor. I dont ...
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Screen brightness setting for reading on Ubuntu 12.04

I read a lot on my computer especially at night. Can I somehow set the screen brightness level on my laptop even lower than the Brightness menu does?
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Setup multiple displays with a single video card and HDMI connections

I'm setting up a showroom with 4 displays running 2 different ad campaigns (2 by 2). Some displays will be placed far from the (Windows) machine and I was thinking using HDMI amplified cables up to ...
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ATI Multiple Monitors and Clone Mode?

I own the Radeon HD 5870 and i want to use 2 Monitors with the same resolution in clone mode: my main display my TV .. while also extending to a monitor with a different resolution (so eyefinity ...
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Is it possible to customise the drop shadow on windows in Windows 7?

Similar question to http://superuser.com/questions/113804/removing-drop-shadow-from-windows-in-windows-7, but in this case I want to know whether it's possible to customise the drop shadow. I find it ...
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Disabled “would you like to keep these display settings?” dialog

Sometimes, when changing the resolution on windows, it just changes it and does nothing more. On some computers, it asks "do you want to keep these display settings?" and if you click nothing within ...
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I think my computer has two desktops and I don't know how to remove the extra one

I think my computer has two desktops - I have no idea how to remove the second one which I never use, not that I know how to use it anyway. If I take my mouse pointer out of the upper bounds of my ...
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Can't run monitor at native 1080p resolution on Windows 7

I have a 24" ViewSonic VX2453 monitor that supports 1920x1080p, connected using HDMI. However at that resolution, the desktop goes off the screen. Using the Nvidia control panel, I have to set it to a ...
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Word stuck in strange mode

My father's Word 2010 installation is stuck in a strange mode so when I create a new document (based on the blank template - so it doesn't seem to be caused by a template). This strange mode is ...
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Cannot change text DPI setting in Windows 7 starter

Windows 7 starter came pre-installed on my netbook. I want to reduce the text DPI setting from Medium (125%) to Smaller (100%) so that certain windows will fully fit on the screen. I have gone to ...
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Modifying TV setting universally via PC

I was thinking of developing a program for Windows that can change TV settings. Where I work, we change TV settings often and on MANY tv's and I was wondering if it would be possible to enter data ...