Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Display only portion of screen on monitor

I have an application that displays live wait-time information, however it does not have provisions for full screen mode or similar. As a result, we have a monitor displaying both wait time and the ...
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Windows remote desktop to a pc without a monitor? / Force windows to boot in VGA?

I have an old pc with a broken graphics card. It can run on vga mode. So I decided to control it using remote desktop on my laptop. It worked. But I feel like Im wasting the monitor of that broken pc. ...
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How do I crop my screen's working area?

I have a particular need concerning display management in Windows. I have a broken display, and I want to use only one part of the screen, even with full screen apps. A bit like this: ...
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iChat Screen Sharing - Keyboard shortcut to switch back to my computer without messing with the mouse that is being used by the other user?

When you are watching a screen sharing session commanded by the other user, in other words, you are watching the other user doing stuff in his computer, how do I switch back to my computer without ...
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How to permanently fix misaligned screen affecting multiple monitors?

I have 4 LCD monitors connected to a single PC with 2 graphic cards. And they all are setup in extended display mode, so it is basically a 1 big screen. But recently I am having a problem with the ...
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Detect if the display is valid in Linux

Is there a way to detect if the display is valid in a controlled way? For example if I set $DISPLAY=anydisplay or $DISPLAY=0.0, is there a way to check if anydisplay or 0.0 is a valid display which I ...
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Green screen on HDMI monitor from MacBookPro

I connected my MacBookPro into an HDMI monitor (Dell U2312HM) using a DisplayPort-HDMI cable. The result is a green screen as you can see in this video that I've uploaded just now: ...
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Why does my monitor's on/off light flash continuously after I unplug it?

This is not a problem but I want to know what's going on with my LG L91A 19" monitor. I've been using this monitor for the last 3 years and I have no problems with it. Recently I realized something ...
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Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor?

While arranging cables tonight to prepare to plant a new workstation, I got an electric shock from the VGA cable (that was hooked up to a seemingly good, yet older LCD monitor). Of course, when the ...
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Monitors with different pixel sizes

I have several monitors with different pixel sizes (that is, size of individual pixels; not resolution). This means that when I put them next to each other and move the mouse between them, it's not ...
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Add padding to display

I know this one is a bit weird. I need to scale down the display on my monitor like the example below: Normally, this could be done with some adjustments in monitor's OSD, but there is no OSD on ...
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IPad use as a monitor with an Hdmi feed into it [closed]

am trying to find out if a live HDMI signal can be fed into an iPad , so that the iPad is becoming a monitor for that live HDMI Video signal feed. wifi is not an option , because of the delay. i ...
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Unplugged the monitor power cord and monitor SVGA cable [closed]

I unplugged the monitor power cord and monitor SVGA cable to connect to another PC. After I went back to connect the power cord on my previous computer with SVGA cable again. But the PC is loading ...
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How to run kubuntu 12 without monitor

I'm trying to setup home build server. I'm not experienced in linux thus I want to have remote access to GUI desktop. I installed kubuntu 12.04 (because I'm most familiar with it) and setup x11vnc. ...
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Display BIOS and grub on laptop monitor instead on TV plugged over HDMI

I have Asus k95vm laptop and it is connected to a tv over HDMI at all time. When i boot up pc external monitor seems to be primary because bios and grub are shown on it, but not on laptop's display. ...
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Ubuntu server console display problems

I've just installed Ubuntu Server on an old PC I've had hanging around the house. It didn't exactly go smoothly, to say the least. When I first turned it on, it wouldn't boot because the CMOS needed ...
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How to run GDM in display :0 and GDM in display :1

I am hacking (customising) my start-up scripts. I have been Googling for hours, but keep coming up with how to change default display manager, and this is NOT what I want to do... I have been trying ...
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S19A100N expanding past the end of my screen

I just bought a Samsung SA100 19" monitor (S19A100N). I set my resolution for 1366 x 768 as recommended, but my desktop is too big. Horizontally I see about 2/3 of the desktop. If I move my mouse ...
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How to calculate power/energy taken by computer and screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I calculate power consumption of my PC in Watt? I need to investigate how much power my Linux machine uses per week. I can take a look at the PSU but I would ...
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Given power info on a CRT monitor, how can I calculate power consumption (kWh)?

I have a Dell CRT Screen and the only info I have is this: AC input voltage: 90 to 264 VAC frequency: 50 or 60 Hz + 3Hz current: 1.5A max. (RMS) at 120 VAC; or 0.8A max. (RMS) at 220 VAC How can ...
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Monitor connection problem

I just bought Sapphire HD 7990 and I want to put 3 monitors on it. This card has 5 outputs. 1x DVI-D and 4x Mini DisplayPort. I connected my 2 other monitors and they work great, but my third ...
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Increase the number of document tabs displayed in Geany?

I'm working on a project with about 20 files. Is there a way I can increase the number of document tabs displayed, rather than having to click the arrow to scroll along? (perhaps show two layers of ...
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Using a Thunderbolt display with a Mini DisplayPort Mac

I have a MacBook Pro that I purchased in December 2010 that has a Mini DisplayPort, but no Thunderbolt port. I would like to purchase a monitor for my machine. What I would really like is one of the ...
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How does one connect three monitors to one computer?

I want to buy a PC and run three monitors from it. I need the desktop to span across all three. Purpose / intended use This is for pretty demanding gaming applications so I need optimum speed, ...
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Windows 7 Max-Window won't max all the way

I have a problem that comes up every once in a while. Sometimes when playing a game that changes the screen resolution and plays at full-screen, and then crashes, my windows don't perform normally. ...
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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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There's a stray current flowing from my monitor through the VGA cable to the PC. Is this safe?

I have two monitors in my machine. One is an old LCS samsung monitor. Recently, I started to hear a small hum in my speakers (subwoofer) and replaced them. The new one also got the issues then I found ...
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Dual computer one monitor vga/dvi

I have a HP desktop and an Acer laptop. The laptop can do VGA or DVI and the desktop can only do VGA. The hp monitor has HDMI, VGA,and DVI support all on different ports on the back. I have the ...
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LCD Monitor screen keeps going blank

I have an LG LCD monitor (Flatron L192WS). I've been using it since 5 years, never had a problem but from yesterday onwards suddenly after 20-10 minutes of working, the LCD screen goes blank. When the ...
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Can a digital photo store both DPI and PPI values?

I was recently reading a wikipedia article on what is the difference between the DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch). I've came up to the point that the DPI value is relevant for the printer ...
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Can f.lux's automatic behaviour be overridden?

I found out about f.lux when someone mentioned it on another question here on SU that I happened to stumble upon. I've been using it ever since because it's a simple, original, useful piece of ...
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how to create a virtual monitor inside my existing one

I like to play old games which naturally come in low resolutions like 1024x768. Playing them full-screen produces bad results because a 1920x1080 screen doesn't do any good to graphics designed for ...
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How much function will an apple thunderbolt display have on a custom pc?

I am building a custom PC with an Asus z87 motherboard with thunderbolt connectivity, two GTX 790 graphics cards (when they come out and yes I'm a 3D artist, I will use them). For my monitors I am ...
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The colour silver (and computer screens)

My Dad insists the it is possible to make a computer screen go silver, so silver that it turns into a mirror. I have tried to explain about pixels, but he doesn't understand it so how do I explain ...
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How can I prevent automatic DPI scaling when HDTV on HDMI port is enabled?

When I have the TV on my HDMI port enabled, the DPI settings in Windows are scaled-up across all displays for what I guess would be the "10-foot experience" or the "10-foot UI" that I've heard ...
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Monitor turns on, emits sound, then lcd turns off [closed]

My monitor already fell for a few times from my bad (using it like a laptop) but this time the case of the monitor got open. I immediately closed it and when I turn it on: The ligght indicator turns ...
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dell server display on laptop screen

I have a dell server and I am trying to configure it for the first time. It is running windows server 2003. I do not have a monitor screen. Can I use laptop screen to display dell server and set it ...
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Can I extend my monitors, mouse, keyboard accross a room?

I am considering building my next PC into a server rack case, the reason is I am getting a server cabinet and will be putting in a few servers in it. It will be in my room where I use my main PC as ...
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Virtual PC and Enabling DirectDraw Acceleration

I have a Virtual PC VHD that I downloaded from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11575 This VM instance is for IE9 testing, and it contains Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Monitor a computer DVI output inside windows using DVI Input Card

I have a nice Mac Mini G4 and i wanted to start building a server with it. I plugged it up and everything but it seems like my monitor DVI interface has issues and cannot output the image properly. I ...
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HTTP-Error 500 in Openmeetings

I installed OpenMeetings on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1. And everything was working fine until I came across the File Upload. I tried to Upload some pdf files for Testing. But after selection when I tried ...
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Single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II with 3 monitors?

With a single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II card, can I output to three monitors? and if so, how? I am currently getting this when I attempt to enable all three monitors:
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“Generic PnP” Monitor, but Manufacturer Doesn't Publish a Driver (?) - how to fix?

Installed a Asus VE247H monitor tonight. My Win 7 64-bit identifies it as a "Generic PnP Monitor". How can I get Windows to identify my monitor? I looked at the Asus web site and for the VE247, there ...
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Monitors turn off for a second, Windows does the device disconnect and connect sound

I have two different monitors, one's a Samsung and the other's an LG. I recently movedand had my computer mailed over. Since setting it up here, randomly both monitors will turn black and come back ...
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Windows 7 shows 1280x 1024 resolution but refuses to accept and display

My Monitor is HPvs17x which has 1280x 1024 resolution resolution. But I am unable to set in windows 7 inspite of the fact that this resoultion is displayed in its setting box.
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How could I safely fix my walking “dead pixel” bug?

I need suggestions. I've got a live little bug inside my macbook pro screen for 2 days now. I've tried to film it using my iPhone, but it ain't that good. :( Should I try to open it? o_O C'mon, ...
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Increasing the screen resolution in Ubuntu 10.04

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 edition on my Acer 5738Z laptop. The screen size of my laptop is about 15'' but the screen resolution in Ubuntu is stuck at 1366x768. I know that my monitor could give better ...
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LCD screen pixel problem

First, my laptop screen pixels are okay. No dead pixels or stuck pixels. It just happens to annoy me recently. Some of the pixels on the screen (quite a lot of them) become randomly colored after ...
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Kubuntu won't resume from sleep

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire One D270-1375 10 inch netbook running the Plasma Netbook. Kubuntu goes to sleep fine, but when I push the power button to resume it I get multicolored ...
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Macbook pro - thick vertical bar appeared on my screen

the last few days, a vertical bar (about 300 pixels wide) has been plaguing my macbook pro screen. sometimes it's solid white, sometimes it flickers in colors, sometimes it disappears! i'm pretty ...