Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Single Monitor act exactly like dual monitor?

Does anyone know if there is a way to make a single monitor act like a dual monitor with 2 totally seperated areas that are detected at the window's level. Eg. 2560x1600 monitor to show up as 2 ...
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Triple monitor setup in linux

I'm hoping there are some xorg gurus out there. I'm trying to get a three monitor setup working in linux. I have 2 lcd monitors and a tv, all different resolutions. I'm using 2 video cards; a ...
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Linux “Top” command for Windows Powershell?

I am looking for a PowerShell cmdlet that can provide similar functionality to the Linux Top app. Something that refreshes at some given interval and displays the process list with CPU % util. I have ...
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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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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How do you determine what a 'good' monitor is?

I'm shopping for some good LCD monitors and considering something in the >= 25" range. What are some things that I should look for when comparing brands/models? The specs given by the different ...
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How to make my display Grayscale?

I want to reduce the saturation of my laptop monitor to the point that it is almost grayscale. That's the goal. Intel and Asus don't have an answer. Asus Splendid and the intel graphics control panel ...
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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 ...
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Cobbling together a programmable digital picture frame

I'm looking to throw together an ultra-thin, programmable, "display" that's sufficiently light weight so as to be wall-mountable. Think digital picture frame, but a proper (very low power) computer. ...
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How to setup custom DPI below 100% on Windows 7?

In another words, how to make fonts get smaller than the default on native LCD resolution?
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What is “Interlacing” when referring to a computer monitor or display?

When referring to a computer monitor or other display, what do you mean by interlace or interlacing?
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What is your preferred size and number of monitors? [closed]

Do you like to have a single giant monitor, a couple mid-sized monitors or some other configuration? Specifically, I’m interested in your home general purpose computer system. (No media centers or ...
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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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Triple output video card

I currently have a dual monitor setup, but I would like to expand to 3 monitors. My motherboard only supports 1 PCI-E card, so I was wondering if it's possible to head a triple-output video card? It ...
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How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display?

How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display, in Linux? If I do it in Google Chrome, as soon as I do anything at the other monitor, Chrome jumps back to normal window. ...
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On Windows XP - Change monitor resolution based on which user is logged in?

In Windows XP Professional, each of our family members are listed as icons at startup. Is there a way to have the system change the monitor resolution based on the family member? For example, if ...
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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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White color is not white in Windows Picture Viewer

Recently bought new monitor. And connected it with HDMI. No new monitor extends my laptops in-built monitor. There is 1 problem with white color (all other colors are awesome) This is how Windows 7 ...
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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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Resized maximized windows after screen resolution change

At my desk I use my work laptop docked with 2 external monitors; my primary display is 1680x1050. My laptops built in screen is only 1440x900. When I undock my laptop to take it to a meeting, all ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of one process over a period of time?

I want to know what the average CPU usage is of a particular executable on my PC over a day. I could write a C# app to do this, but I figured this is exactly the sort of app Superuser would know ...
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How do I adjust display contrast and brightness in Ubuntu?

How can I adjust the contrast and brightness of a monitor in Ubuntu if the drivers are just for Windows? Is there software that can do it without having to use the graphic drivers?
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Easily switch between different multi-monitor setups (Windows XP)

I carry my laptop between a variety of work environments, each of which has a particular external monitor setup. For example: At work: 1680 x 1050 external monitor on my left In meeting room: 1900 x ...
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Is there a way to determine if my PC is killing my monitors that doesn't involve killing another monitor?

Is there a way to test to see if a PC is killing monitors somehow? I have a power supply tester that I can use, but no other components have had problems. Would a multimeter be of use or a danger? ...
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No display on computer during boot up

Today, when arrived at home and started my Windows XP computer, I found the screen was black during start up. It said no computer input. (I am posting this question with my mobile.) Please help! The ...
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Rotating monitor from landscape to portrait in Win7? HP w2207h monitor

I have an HP w2207h monitor, which supposedly has the option to rotate the screen 90 degrees. I have rotated the monitor, but the screen stays the way it was. I have the most recent drivers for the ...
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Criteria for rating LCD monitor quality

What are the most important criteria for determining LCD monitor quality? The monitor on my MacBook Pro is noticeably easier to read than any of my other LCD monitors, and I believe this is primarily ...
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How far from the computer screen is it recommended to sit?

I would like to know if there is any recommendations about how far from the computer screen it is good (healthy) to sit when I work in front of the computer long days. In an ergonomic perspective.
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Mouse gets stuck in lower edge of screen on portrait oriented window

I have dual monitors running on a laptop. laptop monitor 22" monitor the 22" is portrait oriented and when I try to move the mouse back and forth it will get stuck in the 22" unless I am high ...
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Application bandwidth monitor

Which is the best application bandwidth monitor for my windows machine? Some programs lurking in the background seems to pull up all the bandwidth and constraints my browsing experience. Are there ...
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Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7

We have a large TV at work - I connect my laptop to it to share my screen during meetings. Until today, my laptop display has been duplicating to the TV automatically when I connect the TV cable to ...
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How can I use my laptop as a 2nd monitor?

I have tried looking for a solution for this for a long while. Heres some background information: I use Linux on all my desktops/laptops. I have a more laptops that I can possibly use, so I hope to ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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How to make a laptop screen more comfortable to look at?

Are laptop's screens inherently less comfortable to look at, or am I doing something horribly wrong? I've had laptops from HP and Dell, and I always have eyestrain after using them. It is very hard ...
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Is there a Windows tool for desktop divider (treating one display as two smaller displays)

I use two large LCD displays. I would like to treat one of the displays as two smaller displays. It would be the opposite of merging two displays to become one continuous desktop space. For ...
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Laptop to 4K Monitor

I would like to connect this (Lenovo ThinkPad T430) to this (Seiki 39-inch 4K display), and achieve full/native 4K resolution. Is it possible? From the onboard mini display port to an external video ...