Refers to display devices. Like a computer monitor.

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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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Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely

I have 2 monitors connected to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: Left is 1920x1080 via DVI (Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW) Right is 2560x1440 via DisplayPort and is set to Primary (Samsung SyncMaster SA850) I ...
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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, Iā€™m interested in your home general purpose computer system. (No media centers or ...
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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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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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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 + ā†‘/ā†“), 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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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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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 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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Are the insides of LCD monitors dangerous?

I have an LCD monitor that is cracked. So far nothing leaks out but if something starts leaking should I be concerned? I have searched and read everything from: It is safe to be around and ...
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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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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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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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How to monitor the network traffic on a router?

Here's my current network set-up: we have 3 users connecting to a Thomson Gateway router (TG585 v8) provided by my ISP. We are connecting over an ADSL line. The problem is that we have a limited data ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find VGA-to-USB adapters?

I'm a laptop user and don't want to buy a monitor anytime soon. I also have a an old stationary computer that I'd like to have a closer look at, and imagine that I could use the laptop screen and some ...
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Can I use my MacBook Pro as the screen for a mac mini

I want to buy another Apple machine and instead of buying a whole new laptop, I am thinking of buying just a Mac mini and use my MacBook Pro screen as the screen for it. Is that possible ? What kind ...
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lcd monitor got wet

If an lcd monitor got wet because of rain. Can it still be used or fixed. I havent tried plugging it on yet. Since, It only got wet yesterday. And I don't have the proper tools to open it up, so that ...
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How can I copy the output from a remote command into the local clipboard?

I use iTerm2 as my terminal client in Mac OS X. On the local system I can use pbcopy and pbpaste to transfer data between the system clipboard and the terminal, but of course this doesn't work when ...
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Splitting one giant monitor as if it was two. Picture in Picture

How can I split one giant computer screen into two screens, so I could stream Al Jazeera in fullscreen mode on one side, while I program on the other side? Or what about adding a PIP -- Picture in ...
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I have to cycle my LCD monitor's power on and off to get it to stay on

I have been having a problem with my LCD monitor recently. When I boot up, the screen turns on for 1-2 seconds and then immediately turns off. I have to cycle the monitor's power on and off several ...
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Program for getting the cursor's x,y coordinates?

Is there a program which lets you easily get the x,y coordinates for your cursor? Basically, I move my cursor to somewhere on my screen, it shows me the x,y coordinates and has an option to copy them ...
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Asus Eee replacement netbook monitor doesn't fit connector

I bought a replacement screen for an Asus Eee netbook 1005HA from a company that said the screen they were selling was compatible, but the connector on the replacement is smaller than the original. ...
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Screen laptop display flickering

This is a problem with a screen of a laptop. It's something related with a broken wires in the junction between the computer and the lid because my webcam, that is on the lid too, sometimes it leave ...
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Why do I feel a strain on my eyes when I look at the 19" matte display?

I have a white MacBook. It has a 13" glossy screen which sports a 1280x800 max resolution. Awesome stuff. Lovely fonts, great display quality. Only, sometimes, 13" isn't spacious enough. I also ...
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Different resolution on laptop display

Some of you might have read my previous question "Weird laptop display", I've got another question regarding the same issue. I should've mentioned I went for higher resolution display. Instead of XGA ...
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Screen for a MacBook, PC netbook and a Wii

At home we're in need of a new screen to which I could hook my macbook and my girlfriends netbook, but I'd also like to use the screen for my Wii. The netbook is an asus (not sure about the exact ...
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Screen fuzzes/zig zags on a custom build

Recently, I built my first computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 4 x 1GB DDR2 RAM 500GB SATA hard drive Radeon HD 6770 graphics card by XFX - using one monitor via DisplayPort -> VGA adapter. MSI P6N SLI ...
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Screen is black at login screen if display driver is enabled

I have a Lenovo x200 and recently its screen didn't work, so I took it to a repair lab. The guy told me they replaced the screen inverter. I powered up the laptop and the ThinkPad logo was shown, so I ...
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is my old crt flickering or is it just me?

I had to move my laptop over to the study, and we have an old/spare monitor which we haven't used a while - the last setup that used it was a CLI only linux install - it didn't flicker much, and text ...
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Utility to turn off laptop display

laptop: Alienware M17x I am using win+P to switch to projector only to turn off display (it's a tricky way, since there's no projector connected). And by press and key to turn on display. Since the ...
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How can I connect a DVI monitor to the VGA port in my laptop?

Is there a device I can buy that will convert the analog signal to digital?
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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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What is YCbCr444?

I just brought home my first HD monitor, a ViewSonic VX2753mh, hooked it up, and began looking at the settings. Immediately, I noticed a very distinct "washed-out" feel to the colors. Googling around, ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Shift+Arrow from causing my screen to flip?

Windows 7 Home Premium, Catalyst Control Center. Without any apparent reason, after booting my PC, I got this little balloon "HD 4600 Drivers updated". I did not install any new cards or drivers or ...