Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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How can I test the difference between VGA and DVI output on my display card

I have an Nvidia 9400 GT which has both a DVI and VGA outputs. Besides the signal loss through the analog VGA cable (which I can't see), can I expect to see a difference in performance if I change to ...
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Can I use a USB monitor (like Mimo) as a primary monitor?

I have an old PC in the den without Video Card (I have to remove it after it start failing). I access it through Remote Desktop. I don't want to invest in a new video card since the PC is old. If I ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Samung LCD monitor small flashes then shuts off

I just got a new PC and monitor. The PC is a dell precision 690 which is used. I got a new samung 27in LCD monitor. Fresh Windows 7 install. Belkin DVI to HDMI cable. There are small glimmers, ...
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Cannot get max resolution on Dell U2711 monitor with Latitude E6520

up until recently I was using the U2711 with a Lenovo T410 via a DP output. This allowed me to use the max resolution of 2560x1440. The U2711 is used as my second extended monitor, my laptop screen is ...
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WPF apps suddenly blurry

My computer has started displaying all WPF apps blurry - not just text, but borders have misplaced pixels as well. For example, the right border of a certain textbox is one pixel to the left of where ...
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Using a tablet as a monitor

I would like to use a tablet (open to any at this point, just want something light) as a monitor as well. For example using a Nexus 7 as a monitor so I can see the post output of a PC.
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iiyama ProLite B2712HDS with ATI Sapphire HD 4850x2

I've just bought a iiyama ProLite B2712HDS 27" monitor and upon hooking this up to my ATI 4850x2 over HDMI I cannot get the screen resolution to setup correctly! If I use ATI's CCC, I can set it to ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness?

My laptop was working fine. Yesterday, I installed VS2008, Google Chrome, and MSDN. Today, when I start my laptop, the screen brightness goes very low when I reach the "enter your Windows 7 password" ...
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Vim clobbering scrollback buffer outside of screen

If I'm not in a screen session, then when exiting Vim I get a bash prompt below the remnants of the VIM window. A side effect of this is that my scrollback buffer is clobbered, especially if I have ...
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Linux fails to set the correct resolution for my monitor which causing a black screen saying “Out of range”

In my monitor it says "Out of Range" black screen. Where i need to set the VGA output resolution to 1024x768 having 60hz or 70hz. Here is the following lines i have tried but it fails. $ cvt ...
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Screen savers don't really save the screen anymore, but

I read recently this HTG article and I agree with the author in general. But I find myself sometimes reading a non-trivial article, or debugging some tricky bug in my code, and in these cases, I ...
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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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Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows ...
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DVI monitor detected only on computer startup

I've recently connected a new monitor, LG M2252D-PZ, to a rather outdated computer with Windows XP and Radeon 9600. XP has SP3 installed, video drivers are the latest version back from the times the ...
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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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Dell D630 pink tint on screen when powering on, what will happen?

I've been given a Dell D630 laptop by a friend. I got it in the mail yesterday and it was quite cold, I plugged the power in and after 20 mins I switched it on. The contents of the screen had a pink ...
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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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Viewsonic Monitor Resolution - Drivers are not working

I have Viewsonic va1716w monitor which has VGA/D-SUB video input. I bought new Motherboard Intel DH67GD which has HDMI & DVI output. I connect my motherboard to monitor using DVI to VGA connector. ...
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Windows 7 Screensaver not always turning on

After 15 minutes, my display correctly goes to screensaver mode (Photos, Wait: 15min, "On resume, display logon screen"). If I press a key or move the mouse, the screensaver correctly halts and I get ...
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Monitor resolution messed up somehow

I purchased the Westinghouse 22" LCD LCM-22w3 a few years ago, and now it's been acting up on me. I just booted into Windows 7(without changing any settings), and the default resolution is 1600x1024, ...
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How to connect HDMI/DVI ports of motherboard to VGA monitor?

I have LCD Monitor ViewSonic va1716w. It has VGA input. I have bought new motherboard Intel DH67GD which has HDMI+DVI outputs. I want to connect my motherboard video output to Viewsonic monitor. How ...
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How to setup a Linux machine to remotely use laptop screen as a second display?

I would like to reopen this question, because it is NOT a duplicate of that question. I am using Kubuntu 12.10, or Mint 14 - any of these two will do. Synergy offers similar functionality, but does ...
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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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Need to hookup HP dv7-3085dx with NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M to my Dell 30 inch LCD 3007WFP at max resolution

I recently bought an HP laptop (dv7-3085dx) which is supposed to have a pretty good video card (NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M). The card is supposed to output a max resolution of 2560x1600 which is also the ...
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Fedora 16 - LXDE - dual display (monitor/head/view) - automatic shutdown

I am experiencing troubles with two display in fedora 16 (LXDE). During boot time both display are working, but when system starts one display automatically shut down. It happened out of the blue. ...
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Screen brightness setting for reading on Ubuntu 12.04

I read a lot on my computer especially at night. Can I somehow set the screen brightness level on my laptop even lower than the Brightness menu does?
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How to change resolution of first screen on startup?

When I start my pc, the first screen I see, has a small resolution, but by the time I get to the login screen, the resolution is good. My video card is a GTX 680. It worked perfectly before, but not ...
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Screen losing saturation on acer Aspire 5742Z

I bought an acer Aspire 5742Z laptop (with a Intel HD 128 MB GFX card) back in May 2011 and I think I'm starting to see a problem with the screen. I first noticed it last night and again this morning. ...
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How does correct gamma color on external screen? Linux laptop

I have got a laptop and i would like to correct gamma color on my external screen. My system: Laptop, VGA port, Linux, Ubuntu. In option System->Preferences->Monitor i turn off my laptop's screen. ...
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Using my Motherboard's VGA connector instead of my graphics card's

I recently got a new graphics card but it doesn't have a VGA connector. Is there a way of configuring my PC so that it uses my motherboard's VGA connector instead? For those wondering, my graphics ...
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When I turn monitor off, it won't turn back on?

Monitor functions perfectly until I turn it off. Then when I press the power button again, the monitor won't react. My monitor is an ASUS PA246 ips display if that helps at all. To get it back on, I ...
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Fresh Vista install and the strange appearance of boxes/rectangles

I purchased a new hard-drive, and after doing a fresh install of Vista and installing all updates/latest drivers, I'm noticing that all of a sudden and shortly after being powered on, I get black ...
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laptop screen booting up with lines

I truned off my dell taptop the wrong way and then for some reason turned it back on. It started to beep and for about 4 minutes did not come on but continued to beep. When it finally came on it ...
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How to clean a stubborn LCD panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to clean an LCD monitor? I invested in some good IPS panels a few months ago and today is the first time I've tried cleaning them. I have a ...
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Boot Camp Brightness meter has no effect in Windows 8 [closed]

I upgraded to Windows 8, and now I can't change the screen brightness. The F1/F2 keys do alter the brightness meter in the Boot Camp Control Panel, but this level has no effect on the actual ...
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How can I change the brightness?

I can't find any place where I can control screen brightness. I did not supply a product key during Windows setup if that matters.
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Making Windows 7 ignore the first click/keystroke when screen is off

I find this functionality very convenient in OS X, any way I can get Windows 7 to behave similarly?
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External TV tuner for my monitor?

I'm living in the dorms at the moment. So, I have access to the standard TV cable. The problem is that I have only HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports in my monitor(it's a monitor after all). I was wondering if ...
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Monitor does not allow 120Hz, but allows 121Hz

I would like to know how to enable 120Hz refresh rate on my monitor instead of 121Hz. Its because 3D programs need 120Hz, they do not work on 121Hz. If I put 120Hz in the resolution settings, the ...
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Will any monitor work with Windows 8?

I am almost ready to switch to Windows 8, but I have one last concern: Will any monitor work with Windows 8? I am using a Dynex TV as my monitor, and it worked fine with Windows 7. Will it work with ...
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Why does a monitor require adjustments (almost) every time it is turned on?

Why is it that pretty much every time a CRT monitor is turned on, it requires adjustments? Sometimes it’s only minor (eg move it a few pixels’ worth), and sometimes it is more (eg needs resizing by a ...
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Samsung LCD 214T gets stuck in power saving mode

I've had this monitor (Samsung 214T) for more than 5 years, and had to replace the capacitors a couple years ago. It still works beautifully, but it's always had a similar problem that when I ...
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How do I connect 2 monitors to a laptop? Hdmi/ Vga Doubts

I currently have one monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI. My laptop only carrys 1 hdmi port, but it also has VGA port. Can i connect a second monitor to the VGA port? Will their be any real ...
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Can Windows 8 RT applications change the color temperature of your screen (a la f.lux)? [closed]

I use a program called f.lux to change the color temperature of my screen at night. This makes it easier to look at, and supposedly helps with consistent sleep patterns. You can find several similar ...
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Windows 8 - distorted screen

I had already installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my computer and it worked flawlessly, however, now I want to install it again. When I see the installation screen at boot the screen is completely ...
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HP G70 laptop's screen often has striation lines on it, why?

My daughter's HP G70 laptop often will have striation lines on it, making it unusable. We've noticed that sometimes if you press down hard on the main unit, near the hinge where the screen is, that ...
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Mirror display in Windows XP

I have two old VGA cards. One of them is a MX440 NVidia card. The other is a PCI Rage XL. Is there a free tool that would allow me to mirror these cards? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the ...
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Viewing 2 monitors on 1 monitor

My boss has three monitors. 2 are connected to a PC, and one is an iMac running 10.7. He is running Windows on his iMac and has extended the desktops of all three of them, but he would like to view ...
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Google TV to Dell monitor

I have a Google TV which is connected to a Dell monitor. The image works but there is no sound. Is there a adapter that we could use to get sound?