Refers to display devices. Like a computer monitor.

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Dual monitor on PC with one VGA and one DVI-D input

I realise there are a number of similar questions already posted but I haven't seen any where the DVI input involved has been DVI-D. I hastily bought a VGA to DVI converter, then realised the cable ...
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How to merge monitors using more than one PC?

I have few PCs at my corporation which have monitors attached to them. Is there software (or other solution) that will allow me to use all of the monitors to share a view from one (main) PC. I've ...
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Brightness adjustment not shown in Windows Mobility Center on HP Pavillion laptop

The Windows Mobility Center (displayed when you press +X) normally shows a slider control for adjusting the brightness of the display on laptops. On my older Dell laptop this worked fine, but on my ...
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Monitor Setting in Registry in Windows 7

When we want to change the display setting, we can use the display setting UI. But besides UI, can I directly change the setting in the registry so that I can programmatically do it? For instance, I ...
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Intel video driver breaks HDMI output after boot

I have Asus 27T1E display (for the record it's more of TV by nature that is being marketed as computer display, line is blurry there) that is used with my current PC (Mini-ITX build with some ...
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Calibrate Screen Measurements / Scaling in Mac OS X

Is there a way to adjust the scaling of items on the screen in Mac OS X so they are 1 to 1 with the real world? I.E. When I'm working with a line in illustrator that is 5 inches long, and the zoom is ...
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How to make VGA display go into standby when no computer/laptop connected

At my work most people use laptops, in combination with a stand-alone Dell LCD (connected through a VGA cable). Problem: if you unplug your laptop from the display, the display doesn't go to sleep ...
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Computer won't hook up to TV through HDMI

I have an Athlon based Asus motherboard with built in ATI 4500. I tried connecting it to my Samsung pn58c8000 through HDMI with no other monitor hooked up. It shows post on the TV and if I go into the ...
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How to rapidly switch between two desktop settings?

Is there some way to set up shortcuts to easily switch between having two monitors extended or duplicated simply? Perhaps a powershell script that would set it to one and another powershell script ...
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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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Laptop won't turn on after screen replaced

I just replaced the screen on a HP D60 using this guide I successfully replaced the screen, reattached it, and put the keyboard back on but when I put the battery back in and press the start button ...
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Making 3 screens work

I have Lenovo Thinkpad T400. It is currently on docking station and I have 1 dell screen. I have 2 extra identical screens that I am trying to arrange on left and right side of my existing main ...
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Do you have experience with AMOLED displays? [closed]

Any one have experience with AMOLED displays. Are they better than current LED monitors for coding? When are these going to hit the retail/on-line stores?
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Screen goes off for ~20 Seconds after Windows 7 splash screen

A strange thing I have noticed is the following. When booting Windows 7 x64 on my Thinkpad e520, right after the "Starting Windows" screen (glowing windows flag) my screen goes blank for 10-20 seconds ...
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1080p HD TV as Computer Monitor

I have a 1080p LCD TV with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. My graphics card has a HDMI output, if I use this TV as a monitor will I notice any loss of quality compared to a purpose built computer monitor?
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Windows 7:ATI has monitors backwards, windows has them right

When I go into my ATI Radeon HD5700 Series Properties, and choose Color Management, then Identify monitors, it shows monitor 1 on right, and 2 on left. When I go to Windows 7 display properties, ...
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How to find out when a screen shot was taken?

I have a screen shot of a desktop without the date of it that my friend sent me. When I right click on it and go to properties it says that it was taken on Nov 30th. I know that it was taken way ...
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Unable to change the screen resolution in windows 7

I left my Windows 7 laptop on over night. It hibernated and when I started it back up I noticed that the screen settings where wrong. I use an external screen normally, but both with or without that ...
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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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Are there any situations where a DVI-D dual-link cable can't be used in place of a single-link cable?

As far as I understand, DVI-D dual-link cables (24 pins) should be backwards compatible with single-link cables (18 pins). However, my monitor is working fine with a short single-link cable, but ...
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Keeping a GUI session on screen

I installed Ubuntu11.04(ja) desktop edition. I login to this via ssh from my local pc and use "screen" to keep ssh session running when I disconnect, but, this command is only to kepp cui session. I ...
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How can I resolve a “dim screen” issue on both on board and nvidia graphics?

My new laptop has Intel HD integrated video and an Nvidia card. Both drivers are enabled according to the device manager. Should I disable the integrated video or leave both running? I'm having the ...
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How do you go from VESA 100x100 to VESA 200x200?

None of the adapter brackets or plates I've tried handle the VESA 200x200 end correctly. The holes aren't large enough for the standard VESA 200x200 M8 screws, which seems really odd. Background: ...
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LED backlit monitor suitable for documents/web?

I am looking to buy a 24" monitor. Sometimes I watch movies, but mostly it will be for document editing and programming (Visual Studio). I have found a product I like, and it has an 'LED backlit' ...
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How to know which display number for the variable DISPLAY will be exported when using ssh?

When I ssh to a server using -X, I am always confused about which display number I should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what I can do is only go ...
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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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Is there any software that can monitor and undo all registry changes automatically?

Is there any software that can monitor and undo all registry changes automatically? It would be better if there is an option to monitor all changes or changes made by a specific process.
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30" monitor that supports mini DisplayPort? [closed]

I want to buy a 30" monitor to go with my new MacBook pro, but the 30" monitor in the Apple store seems to use a dual link DVI connection (which requires a $100 adapter). Are there any 30" monitors ...
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Possible causes of “streaks” on LCD monitor

I've got a dual monitor setup run off of a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS video card with 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. Things on my VGA monitor looks OK after a reboot, but eventually everything will look like it ...
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Windows 7 + NVidia == 640x480 on external projectors

I'm having a major problem and I really need your help! I have a MacBook Air which has the NVidia 9400M. The problem is, when I connect it to an external projector Windows 7 (and Vista) only allow me ...
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lowest achievable watts for decent resolution display?

I have an unusual question. The scenario is onboard computing / entertainment for a live aboard boat with a very tight energy budget. I'm trying to figure out what is the most energy efficient ...
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How to take good quality screenshots

I know many ways to take screenshots. I personally use Galdwin Print screen but when I post the images on any of blogs, the quality doesn't look very good at all. Check out this image: I have ...
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Wireless touch screen monitor [closed]

Does anyone make a wireless touch screen monitor that would be could be used kind of like a tablet pc? Basically I want something that could sit on my lap and allow me to view and control a nearby ...
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$DISPLAY dependent gtk themes

I have a computer at home that I log into remotely. The "monitor" for it is a TV, so I want gtk applications to use a large font and icon theme, which I managed to do by editing the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file ...
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Displaying rulers on screen (for PDF element alignment checks)

I am looking for a Windows software that displays vertical lines / rules on the screen, so I can browse through a PDF file and see if all elements are on the same vertical position. I don't know if ...
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1680x1050 via VGA won't work correctly in Windows 7 32bit

I am trying to connect a Samsung 22" SyncMaster with my laptop running Windows 7 32-bit, an AMD HD 6500 Mobility. Though Catalyst Control Centre as well as Windows identify the correct resolution of ...
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Will turning off my laptop's screen often burn out the inverter?

I have a program on my computer that automatically turns off my laptop's screen when I lock it - and I lock my computer almost whenever I leave it.The inverter in it has recently gone bad, prompting ...
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Wider than 16:9

I would like more horizontal width on my desktop. To date, the only wider than 16:9 monitor I can find is by AlienWare and costs $7000 and has a rubbish resolution. I don't have enough room for two ...
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How to group multi-displays in windows?

I have three 19'' monitors. Each of them has 1280 x 1024 resolution. Is it possible to group my monitors so that windows treat them like one monitor with 3840 x 1024 resolution?
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Windows 7 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Drivers

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series display adapter in my IBM Thinkpad T400 running Windows 7 32-bit. I've downloaded the newest Windows 7 drivers from ati.amd.com but the installation ...
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Can I connect an Apple display to my PC?

Soon I will change my monitor. Apple monitors seem so powerful for print design. My graphic card has RGB, DVI Outputs. Am I able to connect Apple Displays to my PC? Thunderbolt Display or any other ...
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Old CRT screen's high resolution doesn't work anymore on windows 7

One year ago I decided to switch from Windows XP to Windows 7. I had a 17" CRT monitor with a screen resolution of 1600x1200 which worked fine on Windows XP. While installing Windows 7 everything went ...
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Monitors: going from VESA 100x100 to VESA 200x200 - adapter plates don't “adapt”? [closed]

This seems so incredibly simple, but after 6 months I still haven't found good solutions. Everything thinks this should be possible, but turns out to be quite odd. Monitor arm with VESA 100x100 ...
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Green, Red, Yellow, Cyan Lines Running Vertical On Laptop Screen? How Could I Fix It?

I have a Toshiba Equium A200 laptop, and for the past 3 months thin lines have started to appear on the right hand side of the screen. It started with one red line, now there's a group of ...
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Live screencasting from a Windows PC to a DLNA-enabled TV - possible?

We're looking to buy some LCD monitors to be used as dashboard displays in the development offices around here at work. Primarily they will display information from a PC directly connected via HDMI or ...
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Multiple multitouch monitor?

Can we connect multiple touchscreen monitor to dual/multi-head GPU, how does the input works on Windows 7? can the O/S handle multiple input from arranged monitor?
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text size on 15.6“ and 17.3” laptop screens

I'm I correct in assuming that the size of text etc will be the same on: 17.3" screen with native resolution of 1600x900 15.6" screen with native resolution of 1366x768 The DPI for screen 1 is ...
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Computer turns itself on with only black screen

I have a computer, a Dell Optiplex 755, that turns itself on whenever it is being supplied power. It turns on, and all the lights come on, the fans spin, and the monitor does recieve input, but it's ...
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Photoshop Doesn't Have Smooth Gradients on a Specific Monitor

After using Photoshop on a daily basis for the past few years, today when I booted up I noticed that photoshops gradients were no longer smooth for me on my laptop monitor. Here's an example: ...
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Laptop screen resolution advice - how dense is too dense? [closed]

I'm currently in the process of deciding what kind of laptop I want to buy. I pretty much have it narrowed down to particular model that has a 15.6" screen. I have a little bit of a dilemma with ...