Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Windows battery meter utility suggestions

Can you suggest a good battery meter utility for Windows? Battery status being graphically displayed in the taskbar is the (obvious) minimum requirement. Anything else the utility can inform or do is ...
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Use the on-board and the add-in video card at the same time?

I have an on-board NVIDIA video card (Analog connector) and an add-on video Radeon video card (Dual DVI connector). Can I use both at the same time? The goal is to have 3 monitors in this ...
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How do I get better control over screen brightness

I bought a Dell Inspiron (which runs Windows 7) and they seem to have done something to the brightness controls because it seems to be more coarse than I remember from my previous HP Pavilion (EDIT: ...
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What is the point to 120Hz in 2D mode?

I’ve been searching the Internet for advice on my next PC/console monitor purchase and came across a good deal on the LG D2342P-PN. It’s an LED monitor with all three connectors I want, and even 3D ...
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Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable?

Is it safe to unplug a monitor connected via a DVI cable to a computer that's powered on?
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Does it save battery to have your desktop background set on a dark color?

Do you think that a laptop consume less power when the color displayed on the screen is darker ? (And even less when the color is totally black) ? I don't mean reducing the brightness or contrast ...
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Can I replace a laptop screen with one of a different resolution?

I have a laptop with a busted screen, so I am going to install a replacement. Does the replacement screen have to be the same resolution as the original?
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Why does my screen dim on a desktop installation of Windows 7?

Periodically, while using my Windows 7 Pro desktop installation, the screen suddenly dims. The brightness is about 75% normal (estimate). It's as if I am in a power-saving mode on a laptop running on ...
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How to fix icons and text in programs that suddenly enlarged, on Windows 8.1?

A few days ago, my desktop icons and certain text in programs (eg the text in my Mozilla Firefox toolbars) suddenly enlarged, but I changed nothing. To confirm this uncontrolled suddenness, I just ...
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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 ...
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Random Triangle Artifacts on Screen

Need some help with strange problem. I have the following machine. OS NameMicrosoft Windows 7 Enterprise Version6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 System Typex64-based PC ProcessorIntel(R) ...
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Replacing the LCD panel in a laptop

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and dropped my Asus Eee 1005PE. The screen is cracked inside (i.e., cracks are visible only when on), and no longer works properly. I booted up with another monitor ...
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Setting up 2 external monitors on a laptop with VGA splitter

I have a laptop with a graphics card that supports 2 displays. I would like to know the easiest way to set it up so I can close my laptop lid and use 2 external monitors (unique displays). I use it ...
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Dell laptop keeps detecting a Virtual Generic Non-PnP Display Device

One day out of nowhere, my Dell Studio 1747 laptop started detecting two display devices: One Generic PnP Device and another Generic Non-PnP Device. I don't have two devices so how is it detecting ...
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Screen flicker since new RAM installation

My work PC was upgraded by the tech guys (RAM only) and ever since my screen has been flickering but they do not know why this has happened and have yet to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas as to the ...
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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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What interface is used when connecting an LCD in the laptop

In a desktop I connect monitors through DVI, VGA or HDMI post that is there on motherboard of the CPU box. What interface is there in laptops? Is it the same (with different physical look and feel) Or ...
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GNU GRUB - Misaligned display/screen

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 - and upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 recently - Ubuntu installed the GRUB (version 2.00-7ubuntu11) boot menu. When I first got Ubuntu, I changed the default OS ...
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Is there any Virtualization software which still supports windows 98? [closed]

I have a windows 7 laptop and I need to run windows 98, unsuccesfully on VMWare workstation 8, VirtualBox 4.2, Microsoft Virtual PC and Parallels Workstation.. all of them do not have any GPU support ...
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Monitor emits a faint noise when certain patterns are displayed

Under normal circumstances, the Dell E2310Hc LCD Monitor seems to work fine. However, when I display an large array of hash characters ("#") a faint buzz can be heard from the monitor. It appears to ...
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Laptop screen as a PC monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Laptop Screen as a monitor I have a PC and a laptop. My monitor is currently broken and I want to use my laptop's screen for my PC. I can stick my monitor cable ...
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Multiple lines appear on my screen

I was just playing a graphics intense game (need for speed), and suddenly I get a BSOD. The BSOD doesn't seem normal because of the lines running up and down my screen. here is a picture (note the ...
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Remote screen control

At my house we have a 42" LCD connected to a media PC running Vista and use it for things like streaming video & music, playing games, etc. We control the media PC with a wireless mouse & ...
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Why my LCD monitor backlight turns off?

As long as I used my VGA cable, my LCD monitor worked fine. But when I switched to my DVI cable, sometimes my monitor turns off. When it happens the power light still on, the screen is dark but the ...
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Certain text looks bitty on PC

A few days ago, I found out that a few keys on my keyboard weren't working. All the keys to the left of Q, A and Z including those keys. I then replaced this keyboard with a very old one that I had ...
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Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling

I have a Dell XPS 12 with a 12.5" Full HD display, extended onto an external 24" WUXGA display. With the default scaling, text on the Dell screen is unreadably small at normal reading distances, while ...
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Sharing 2 monitors between 2 computers in different configurations

I have a laptop (for work) and a desktop PC (for personal use) that I use side by side in my home office. I'm thinking of purchasing 2 Dell P2414H 24" monitors with a dual monitor stand. I'd like to ...
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How to put the taskbar's notification area on two screens in Windows 8.1

I have two screens on my Windows 8.1 computer (with Classic Shell Start Menu installed). The thing is that I would like to have the taskbar's notification area (where the clock and all the icons like ...
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Asus N55SF build-in screen not working after Windows update

Today Windows 8 (genuine version) performed a Windows update. At the time my laptop was plugged into an external Samsung TV via HDMI. After the installation of the update it asked me to reboot the ...
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Laptop backlight problem?

I have this laptop with a weird problem. The screen suddenly turned off while I was working,it didn't fix the problem by restarting it. I could still see a picture on the screen when the sun is ...
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Difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor

Is there a difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor? or are they the same that is good for the eyes
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Output to TV only works if monitor is plugged in

I am trying to use my TV as the sole output for a computer. The computer has a graphics card with 2 outputs - one VGA and one DVI. I have the VGA output going to the TV, and when the DVI output is ...
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What are suitable TV sizes and viewing distances for couch surfing on a 1080p LCD HDTV?

The HTPC in my living room is the fastest/most modern PC I own. My current TV is a 24" tube TV, so I have to hook up a secondary monitor in order to read anything besides the menus in Windows Media ...
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How to invert/flip screen on windows xp?

How can I invert the screen on Windows XP? Not rotate, but flip/invert horizontally? I want the text, and everything else on the screen, to go from right to left.
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Lenovo Essential G580 doesn’t start up anymore

I have a Lenovo Essential G580 (59-358263) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) and running OS-WindowS 10 Pro (latest version). When I press the power button, camera light and a power indicator ...
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Convert WQHD from HDMI to DVI-D or Display Port

I have monitor (DELL U2713HM) with WQHD resolution (2560x1440) and he support full resolution by DVI-D and DisplayPort and there is problem but in my laptop (MSI GE60) support this resolution only on ...
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Why is my display making a high-pitched noise?

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 940BW monitor. Around 4 months ago (with a graphics board upgrade) I passed from using VGA to a DVI connection. Around a month or so, I have been hearing strange, ...
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Changing the language in Windows 8.1 single language

I followed the instructions in this question How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? but now windows won't start properly, the screen is on but it's just ...
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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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Why does my monitor show faded black lines moving everywhere?

Issue Example: Specifications: Monitor: eMachines E15T4 So my issue is like the image I posted above – I have faded blackish lines moving all over the screen (kind of a fuzziness). It will ...
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DVI-I - Single Link vs Dual Link

I have two DVI-I to VGA adapters yet each one is different. From what I can tell one is a single link and the other a dual link DVI-I adapter. I read some about this on wikipedia but I get lost in ...
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computer monitor no signal + no lights on wireless mouse after power outage

The power went out. I checked computer. Computer monitor and computer had power, but no signal on monitor, lights on keyboard and mouse were off. I tried wiggling the mouse and pressing keys on ...
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Is it possible to have 2 workspaces on the same screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 1 PC, 2 consoles (as in 2 monitors, keyboards and mice) Is it possible to divide the screen into 2 work-spaces, each with its own keyboard and mouse , mouse pointer etc. ...
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Ubuntu Screen Resolution

How do I change the screen resolution in Ubuntu? I am dual booting Vista and Ubuntu. The preferences tab only has one resolution option for my computer.
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No Video Output

My friend called me telling me his computer we built a while back is not having video output. I remember when we first built it, it didn't have output either, but I forgot how we fixed it. Now, it's ...
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How to get Mac OS X Terminal.app and screen/vim scrolling to play nice?

OSX 10.6.3 Terminal.app Am a pretty dedicated screen user. Terminal.app line buffer and/or scroll does not seem to work for me. That is while in screen anything that goes past the top of the frame ...
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Displaying XML in the Chrome browser

I love the Chrome browser, but I use XML quite a lot in my development work and when I view it in Chrome I just get the rendered text. I know that the source view is slightly better, but I'd really ...
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Monitor utilities

I'm a big fan of good monitor usage, but only currently use a few utilities to help me attain display nirvana across several systems and monitors. Part of this is due to not knowing what's available. ...
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How can I monitor network usage by process on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X Bandwidth monitor for Mac OS X? Is there any way to find out which process using how ...
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Permanent fix for unicode characters not displaying correctly (as boxes)

Please read this entire message before replying. First, I know how to fix the issue on a temporary basis. I am looking for a permanent fix. I work with foreign language files a lot. Unfortunately ...