Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops?

I have an old CRT connected to laptop as a secondary display. As you know, when CRT turns on it degausses itself; remember that sound when you turn it on, or force degaussing through menu. CRTs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is an LED monitor better for eyes than an LCD monitor?

Is an LED monitor better for eyes than an LCD monitor? EDIT: And if you are allergic to fluorescent light, is LED going to be better? I heard that LED doesn't uses fluorescent light.
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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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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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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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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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Get display resolution from windows command line

I have seen several suggestions about programs to change the resolution from the command line. However I just want to display it, not change it. On linux I can use xrandr or xdpyinfo to get this ...
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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 ...