Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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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Calibrating contrast and colour on monitor fails.

I have a program that I use to calibrate my computer monitor for color and contrast. When I run the program, the monitor fails to reset back to normal and all the icons are large and distorted. I am ...
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Windows 8 minimum screen resolution

I had lately switched from Windows 7 starter to Windows 8 which works best on 1024*768. My current screen resolution is 1024*600 - is there any possibility of improving this?
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Windows 7 - Multiple monitors (cloned display) configuration is messed up

I have Windows 7 in a Dell 15z with a LG TV working as secondary monitor. Some time today, my configuration was messed up by a video running in VLC while disconnecting the HDMI cable. Now I can't ...
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MacBook Pro 15" not picking up external monitor

I have a MacBook Pro 15" laptop running Windows 7 Professional and for the life of me I just can't get it to connect to my 27" Dell U2711 monitor, using a Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter. I am ...
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Linux: Is there a way to have multiple X displays with the Intel driver?

I have two monitors connected to an intel chipset (Sandybridge Desktop GT1) on VGA and DVI. With this xorg.conf, everything works great: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver ...
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how can I record the desktop screen at 60 FPS? [closed]

I know there are many screen capturing software but is there any free software that can record my desktop activity at 60 Frames Per Second ?
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How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
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Stop TV from turning off when used as PC monitor?

I have a new PC build temporarily hooked up to a TV until I buy a monitor. I'm using a VGA cable. The TV will turn itself off if I don't use the computer for around 10 minutes. I can't find any ...
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Hp Laptop HDMI display to 26" Element Flat Screen 1920x1080 Not working properly

So like the title says, but the TV I'm using for a monitor has a native resolution of 1920x1080. I hook it up to my laptop and this is what I got, it goes off the screen by half an inch on all four ...
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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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How to get an image to stretch on a multi-screen setup?

I have 3 monitors (each 1600x1200) setup in a following configuration: I have a image that is 4800x1200, thus should neatly fit across three screens. However, no matter what I tried it won't ...
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Why is there such a huge price increase between 27“ and 30” monitors [closed]

Looking at prices on newegg and amazon, there are several 27" monitors to choose from in the $300 range. If you look for 30" monitors, the prices jump up to $1000 or more. Is the price increase due ...
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Screen is black at login screen if display driver is enabled

I have a Lenovo x200 and recently its screen didn't work, so I took it to a repair lab. The guy told me they replaced the screen inverter. I powered up the laptop and the ThinkPad logo was shown, so I ...
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Differences between LED and LCD monitors, from a consumer's perspective

I'm researching possibly getting some LED monitors to replace my LCD ones. What are the practical differences between LED and LCD monitors that a consumer would notice? I'm looking for things like ...
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Is it normal to hear soft, high-frequency blips and clicks from an LCD monitor?

I bought a couple ViewSonic 27" monitors a while back for my dream system, and so far, I've loved them. Then, all of a sudden, one of them started making strange high-pitched clicking/blinking ...
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Computer runs but monitor is on power saving mode?

This stuff rarely happens, but when it does I simply restart my PC then it works fine. But today after several restart attempts it seems to be stuck. I tried removing the video card then switched to ...
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Computer starting up with blank display, but starts up normally after restart

I'm asking on behalf of another friend who's having a puzzling problem with his machine. This is his current machine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227134 The only two ...
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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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Setting up my Samsung SA550 screen

I just bought a new Samsung PC monitor but I am having trouble setting it up properly. I have run the auto-setup several times but I am still not satisfied with the quality. I have connected two ...
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HP dv6-2155dx Weird Display Issue

I consider myself to be a fairly savvy computer guy, but this is a new one for me - I have an HP dv6-2155dx laptop. It has an integrated Intel HD graphics chipset. There are some scenarios (I haven't ...
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Replacing 1 laptop monitor with another

I have 2 laptops, both are not working. 1 has a problem with the monitor (it shows the initial boot screen, but doesn't show windows) the second has a working monitor but a problem somewhere else ...
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Will my laptop support HDMI HD resolution if it doesn't support VGA bigger than 1280x1024?

I have an issue with using external display on my Acer travel mate 5742G with Windows 7. I have connected it to my montor through VGA and it cannot get bigger resolution than 1280x1024 while having ...
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Horizontal line on display

I have an HP Pavilion DV6 laptop which has a horizontal line on the display. I checked with an external monitor and the video was shown correctly, so I assume there is no problem with the GPU. The ...
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Not able to detect third screen on onboard VGA

Does somebody have some experience with the following problem. I just remasterd from Xp to Windows 7(32-bit) a HP desktop with aditional Nvidia graphic card. The graphic card allows the users to use 3 ...
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Possible eye damage from CRT monitors?

I'm using a CRT monitor right now (my LCD screen is broken), and it's currently set to 1024 x 768 at 85 hz, according to the OSD. Can a monitor with a refresh rate like that cause eye damage or eye ...
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HDMI connection for extended desktop causes blurry display on external monitor

A few hours ago I connected my laptop to an external monitor with an HDMI cable. I extended my desktop and seriously considered the possibility that I have hyperopia, because the display was extremely ...
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HP Netbook - Cracked screen, accessing bios, external monitor?

I have an HP netbook with a cracked screen. It boots into Windows fine. I am using an external monitor. I need to access the bios but the netbook doesn't post to the monitor until the welcome screen ...
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Turning off/on monitor reduces non-maximized window sizes?

I believe this is a very strange problem, but i just switched back to PC from Mac after nearly 20 years so I'm certainly no expert with Windows 7 yet. My new computer has a Gigabyte HD 6970 GPU ...
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Is there a fix for a monitor that displays odd artifacts and whites out?

I have a 24 inch Acer AL2416W LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. Recently, after I brought it with me to a LAN party, it began acting oddly. Certain shades of yellow, like the ones ...
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Laptop screen flashing

I've recently bought this laptop: NP305V5A-S03IT, with the new AMD A8 APU and a dedicated video card in crossfire. Anyway, from time to time (I think once or twice in an hour), the display turns ...
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3 Monitors on 1 Card

I know it's possible with certain hardware, I have 3 monitors, I wish to run one on VGA, one on DVI and the other on HDMI, however the monitors do not support HDMI output so I was going to use a DVI ...
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Monitor redetect needed at random

Have a user with a fairly normal desktop (HP Pro 3305 MT, Windows 7) and a LG W2261 monitor. Periodically (ie randomly) on bootup the monitor has reverted to being installed as a 'Generic PnP ...
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Multiple display with a laptop

Is it possible that I can get two different displays when I hook my laptop to a Projecter /LCD via a HDMI or a VGA cable that, I am able to continue doing my work and let a certain be displayed on the ...
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The color red disappeared on the GUI.

My relative brought this to my attention a little while ago. They told me they turned on their computer recently and the color red did not appear on their GUI. Has this ever happened to anyone and why ...
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Laptop delivers blurry image to external monitors

I have 3 laptops in my hand at the moment. One Old Toshiba, a DELL and a Sony Vaio. The only one that delivers a crisp image to my external monitor is the Dell. Both others have blurry, bad quality ...
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Gray lines on my LCD Desktop monitor

My screen sometimes becomes annoying. Gray horizontal lines occur on my screen. I've changed my Graphics Card. But nothing happened. I changed the monitor power cable and 80% of the lines disappeared ...
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How important is it to keep an LCD computer monitor well-ventilated?

The Question How important is it to keep an LCD computer monitor well-ventilated? Backstory I built a DIY arcade cabinet for a video game that I programmed, and this cabinet will house an 18" LCD ...
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Manual or guide for replacing the LCD in a Samsung Series 3 notebook?

I cracked the screen on my Samsung Series 3 notebook, model number NP305V5A. I need to find screen replacement directions, or at least generic instructions that could work for this general type of ...
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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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Strange laptop LCD failure

Last week, my laptop display unexpectedly decided to go haywire while it was switching graphic cards (going from ATI Radeon to Intel GMA). Now the image is displayed "right-to-left" instead of the ...
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Arch Linux frame buffer changes?

I have an old computer running on P4 processor and ATI Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE] graphics card. Whenever I quit any window manager, the screen goes blank, but it still accepts input i.e. I can ...
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Is a good CRT monitor bad for your eyes?

I'd like to buy a new display for my office and I have two options - either buy a cheap 24" LCD or a huge used high-end CRT screen. Something like Sony FW900 or similar. CRTs have great colors, but ...
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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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After leaving display on overnight, I cannot get the Windows login screen up on the display, via the DVI cable alone, no matter what I try

When I come back to my computer, after leaving it on overnight, the display gives me a no signal message. I cannot get the Windows login screen up on the display, via the DVI cable alone, no matter ...
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status monitor for network interfaces on GNU/Linux

I am using GNU/Linux (Debian 6, x86_64), X11, but no heavyweight desktop environment (I used xmonad). I would like to monitor the activity of a specific network interface. I would like to know how ...
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Lenovo password log in screen freezes

I have a new Lenovo B575 and so often when I go to log on, it allows me to type in my password but the enter key or clicking the arrow doesn't do anything. It goes nowhere. I can't even do a ...
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A nice program to show system temperatures in a dock bar?

Is there any nice application that shows the system temperatures in a somekind of dockbar or similar? (Windows) Preferably with this features: Real temperature (I've tried programs that shows wrong ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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How to monitor router traffic?

I have a Cisco DPC3825 DOCSIS 3.0 modem/router combo. I want to monitor the traffic that passes through my router such as bandwidth usage. I have bandwidth meters like DuMeter on my PC to monitor ...