Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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No image from graphics card but image from onboard video

I have an HD 5970 running on a P8Z68-v LE motherboard and I have no image comming out of the graphic card. When I plug my screen on my motherboard, I see the bios and the OS. When I plug my screen ...
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Replace a monitor that is humming?

The monitor for my desktop hums/buzzes when a have a white background with a lot of black text maximized. I'm sure it would do it in other cases but this is the most obvious. I usually hear it when I ...
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How do I change my resolution on my Mac to a custom size?

I want my Macbook to be 1280x720 for a certain thing I need to do, yet all the programs that do this cost money. Is there a free way to do within on Lion? NO: SwitchResX or whatever is not free.
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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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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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Is there software for stress-testing computer displays?

I am working with a monitor in our offices that appears to have a malfunctioning DVI interface. When the monitor is in DVI mode, even with cables disconnected, there is serious ghosting, artifacts, ...
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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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How to get back true color mode in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 x86 VM which I run in Virtual Box. Sometimes, when I play Alpha Centaurie, it ends with the VM only displaying 256 colors. When I go to Screen Resoltution, I only see: I tried ...
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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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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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External monitor goes blank after resuming from hibernation in Windows 7

I have a Dell Vostro 3450 laptop connected via HDMI to an external monitor. Windows 7 is configured to use only this external monitor, disabling and turning off the laptop screen. This setup works ...
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Can't duplicate display on Windows 7

I'm trying to setup a duplicate display on Windows 7, on a Lenovo W520 laptop. The goal is to output the main desktop to both the laptop screen and a VGA projector. I believe the laptop has a dual ...
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Dell Latitude D620 LCD display incorrectly

I have a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. It was free. When I got it, it worked fine for three days. Then, whenever I turn it on, the screen is a garble of blue lines and shakiness. I hooked the computer up ...
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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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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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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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How do I figure out what to set my DISPLAY variable to for a virtual display?

Here's my uname -a info ... Linux qa3398c 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 23 10:52:51 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm running some Google Web toolkit tests that require access to a ...
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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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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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New Haans-G monitor show a flickering black screen

I bought a Haans-G HZ201 monitor last week at Newegg during their Black Friday sales. It just came on Friday and my parents suggested that I test it out on my laptop to see if there's anything ...
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Monitor works on VGA, doesn't on DVI. Not a broken DVI on display

I've got a problem. I've got the following setup: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti with 2xDVI (dual) and 1xMini-HDMI Asus VW226 (22", 1680x1050) Acer V233H A (23", 1920x1080) I use the Asus as my primary ...
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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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What did computers use for output before monitors?

How did the early industrial computers, such as UNIVAC, ENIAC, MARK I, etc display output before monitors existed? Did the first personal computers, like the Altair 8800 or the Simon use monitors, or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What colour is the dark green on 'old fashioned' green screen computer displays/VDUs?

I'd like to make my text editors display like the old skool white-on-green VDUs of yore that I can just about remember from my childhood. I have this idea they might be easier on my old eyes. I was ...
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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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Can I use an iPad as the display for a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to use an iPad as the monitor for a Mac Mini? Input would be from the Mac Mini's keyboard and mouse.
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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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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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$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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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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DVI KVM switch for a 30" monitor?

I have two machines to which I would like to attach a Dell 30" monitor via a KVM switch. Most KVM switches don't support the maximum resolution of the monitor (2550x1600). The only solution I have ...
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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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How to disable screen orientation hot keys

I'd like to disable ctrl+alt+arrow keys changing the screen orientation. I've seen here that this is a function of the Intel graphics driver. So I followed the directions and disabled hotkeys in the ...
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Black stripe appears to the right of the screen, impossible to get rid of

After clicking the "Auto Config" button on my Acer AL2216w screen a stripe appeared on the right of the screen where the screen doesn't "exist" and I can't seem to take the screen viewport back even ...
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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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2 quick (1 long) and 3 short beeps

So my "server" PC has finally started acting odd. I won't show anything on my monitor and apparently won't startup enough for me to login remotely. When I turn it on I'm greeted with 2 quick beeps ...
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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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Libre Office/Writer PDF export: white borders appear between lines even after setting borders to none

My document prints okay (exactly as it appears on the screen in Libre Office), but when I export to PDF and view the PDF on screen there are white borders around each text or picture object. Here's ...
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Can I use four monitors with a dual-link dual-DVI card?

I plan to get this card, a Gigabyte GTS 450. Apparently it has two DVI ports which support dual-link. Does that mean I can plug in two DVI monitors per port, i.e. four monitors creating one big ...
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Do I need a driver to use use Samsung P2770H Monitors with OSX?

I am would like to buy this Samsung monitors to be used with my macbook pro. However, when I went to the website of the Samsung, I couldn't find any driver for osx. I also read on some forum, that ...
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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 ...