Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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 to change display contrast on Windows 8

In Windows 8, there is an option to the change the brightness of the display – similarly, is there a option or (maybe app) to change the contrast of the display? My laptop has no way to change the ...
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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?
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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Does running MacBook Pro in clamshell mode cause any damage?

I have the newest model Unibody MacBook Pro and I've been reading mixed opinions on whether or not it's safe to run my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode or not. I'm thinking of getting an Apple Cinema ...
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New computer build powers up, fans spin but then slows to almost silent and wont display

Apologies if this is a duplicate question. I have built a new computer, and all cables appear to be in the correct place. It powers up, the fans spin, there is a single short beep (like what you ...
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Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...
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Burned white shadow on 24inch monitor

So I got this brand new monitor today an noticed the following problem: This happens while I'm moving my browser window for example. It's not font related, it also happens with icons as you can see ...
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Keyboard-Shortcut to move windows around on multiscreen setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automagically move windows between monitors with one keystroke? I am looking for a way to move windows around on a multi-screen (usually dual screen) setup. So ...
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Intermittent graphics issue

An older (~3 year old) PC I have passed on to my younger brother has a Sony 17" LCD monitor and uses on-board Intel GMA 3100 graphics (supports Aero under Windows 7 and no more is required). Recently ...
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Increase screen dim tim in linux mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 13, Want to watch a movie on it but after 10 seconds my screen goes dim. How can I disable that dim feature or can increase the time from 10 seconds to more? I am ...
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Compaq nc4200 screen cutting out and keyboard lagging after dropping - could I repair this?

I have a HP Compaq nc4200 laptop. I got it from a family member who no longer needed it, who got it from a sale of old office equipment, so it's at the very least third-hand, and somewhat battered. ...
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Can the backlight of a screen go out, because a connection is loose?

I have a macbook and it is 5 years old. The backlight of the monitor is temperamental. I know it is the screen, because I can still see that the screen works when I look at it from an angle. So ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 compiz - disable all compiz plugin - empty screen

A lots of thanks to terdon who spent so many time on this and finally solve the issue. A friend of mine has installed on my new machine Ubuntu 12.04 (I have always been windows user and have no ...
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Viewsonic VG2427wm detected max resolution too low

So I have a Viewsonic VG2427wm, which supports max resolution of 1920x1080 and I had it working at this resolution from both windows and linux PCs. Now, I need to connect it to my Dell XPS17 (L702x), ...
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Samsung syncmaster 2494 HM gives “Check Signal Cable” error in HDMI mode

My Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM is stuck in a "Check Signal Cable" error while in HDMI mode. The screen is black. How can I get my computer monitor screen to work again?
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Is there any Virtualization software which still supports windows 98?

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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I need to attach a monitor to this computer, which cable do I need?

This is an old computer and I require to attach it a monitor (and a keyboard + mouse, I hope usb mouse will still work). I don't have this cable neither I know the name, I'm too young to remember it, ...
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Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? [closed]

Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? I have a Pixel Qi tablet where you can turn off the backlight and I use that function all the time. Really saves the ...
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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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Broken laptop screen - boot straight to external monitor in Vista

The monitor wouldn't normally be detected until after I log-in, but I can't because my main screen is broken. How can I make it go straight to the external monitor, or go straight into windows without ...
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Laptop LCD screen line defect(?)

The left part works well. But there are various colors of thin vertical lines and black background. Which problem does my laptop have? Is this LCD problem or mainboard problem? I wonder which ...
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LCD TV through HDMI without duplicating display

I have an LCD TV that is connected to the PC with a HDMI cable. I usually select "Duplicate these displays" in display options. This also means that both the monitor and TV will do the same thing. Is ...