Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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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Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac, and vice-versa?

Does anyone know if a monitor equipped with a DisplayPort (e.g. the Dell U2311h LCD screen) can be connected to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac? I want to connect two of these LCDs (one via ...
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xrandr equivalent for Windows 7?

My old 7" Eee netbook runs Linux. I'm able to run the following command to scale what the display shows from the native/tiny 800x480 to something a little larger: xrandr --output LVDS1 --scale ...
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Is it possible to convert DVI to DVI-D?

I'm buying a new graphics card which has DVI and mini HDMI interfaces. However my monitor is DVI-D and VGA. Is it possible to convert a DVI cable to DVI-D so I can connect it to my monitor? Do I need ...
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Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7

We have a large TV at work - I connect my laptop to it to share my screen during meetings. Until today, my laptop display has been duplicating to the TV automatically when I connect the TV cable to ...
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Monitor flickers and turns off after 1-2 seconds after connection to my laptop

I've an HP LP2065 that I connect to my laptop as an external display. It has been working very well over the past few days, but as of late, flickers slightly and turns off 1 or 2 seconds after I ...
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Custom Screen Resolutions with Intel Graphics Card

I plugged in an old monitor as an extra screen and noticed that the picture did not cover the full screen without stretching. I have an Intel Graphics Card with the native drivers installed. When I ...
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Samsung T220 has white pixel “snow” on images with dark backgrounds

My 4-year-old Samsung T220 has been having an interesting problem lately. On images with very dark/black backgrounds, I see flickering white pixels on the foreground parts of the image that isn't the ...
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DVI vs. VGA for Long Run

I have to run a 10ft cable to reach a VGA cable which is another 6ft. The source is DVI, the destination is VGA. Would there be any signal difference if I... Used a DVI>VGA adapter and then a 10ft ...
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External Monitor - Mouse and windows goes out of bounds

I have two monitors (my laptop and an external monitor - a flatron M2780D). I'm running Windows 7. On the flatron, if I maximize a window (such as Firefox), the window goes out of the bounds of the ...
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LCD TV as VGA Monitor does not go widescreen

My PCs graphics card is a VIA UniChrome Pro III. The TV is a Digistar 27 inch LCD and supports a 1280 x 800 resolution. Under Screen Resolution in Windows 7, I can choose 1280x800 and 1280x768, but ...
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OS X secondary monitor resolution off a MacBook Pro: how do I increase it?

I have a MacBook Pro, and have tried to connect both a Benq g900 and Samsung SyncMaster to it. They work, but in both cases the Mac drops down to 640x800 res, and won't increase it. I gather this is ...
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Ideal brightness and contrast value in LCD monitor?

I'm using 19 inch LCD monitor. The distance between me and monitor is around 80 cm. For this distance, what is the value of brightness and contrast for normal eye sight?
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Why does my monitor take over 5 minutes to display anything after turning it on?

When I turn on my monitor the screen is black and the power light on the monitor blinks every few seconds. This continues for 5-10 minutes and then either displays my desktop or a white screen. I am ...
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How can I make Fedora command line mode use the full screen of a big monitor?

My monitor is 24" and works best at a resolution of 1920x1080. I use Fedora 15 with the latest NVIDIA driver. In GUI mode, it works perfectly. However in command line mode I have the following ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 screen freezes after login

After using airmon-ng and disabling eth0 and wlan0, and restarting my computer in dual boot mode under Ubuntu 11.04 my computer froze right after logging into Ubuntu. I tried re-enabling eth0 and ...
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Monitor turns off suddenly GPU temps are normal

I have a Sapphire ATi Radeon 6850. My monitor is a DELL 2007w. OS is windows7. The problem I am having is that my monitor suddenly turns off as if it isn't receiving a signal from the GPU. At first I ...
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On Linux Mint: Docking monitor repeatedly power cycling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Linux Mint: Docking monitor repeatedly power cycling I just installed linux mint on my work laptop, which is connected to a dell docking station. I cannot get the ...
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MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles

I'm trying to use an external display with my MacBook Pro laptop. The laptop detects the display and the display is running at its native resolution of 1680 by 1050. However, there are constant green ...
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Computer Monitor Size Cons/Pros - Advice (Too Large?) [closed]

I am looking for a computer monitor and due to my poor vision, I am seeking a relatively large monitor. I've noticed that most computer monitors go up to 30", but I also see many TV-type displays ...
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Using a color reference card to verify monitor calibration

I use a HueyPRO for monitor calibration and use it on my Macs. After calibrating my monitor, I roll through all the other profiles available. Some profiles produce VERY different colors and I'm ...
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Display not appearing in Color Management / Devices under Windows 7

I never had any problem setting up an ICM profile for my monitor, but now I cannot see any display device under Windows 7 / Control Panel / Color Management / Devices. All I can see are printers, but ...
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Intel GMA's Video Overlay changes don't take effect

The Intel GMA's Video overlay changes to any of the sliders won't affect my monitor. I see the changes in the preview window but they don't apply onto my screen even if I press Apply and restart my ...
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Why don't CRT monitors have interchangeable VGA cables?

I got a bit of a curiosity question. While trying to use an old CRT monitor temporarily I noticed that the VGA cable has a short in it. (wiggle the cable and the picture cuts out). So I looked at the ...
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How To Wake Up Laptop Without Switching On The Screen?

I have setup a schedule for disk defragmenter but in Task Scheduler i cannot see the option for a laptop waking up and not switching screen. Since my laptop has always its lid closed, i don't want the ...
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External monitor with Macbook - resolution not available?

I'm using an external monitor with my MacBook Pro 13 inch. The external monitor is a Dell 1650x1080 resolution. I'm connecting using a mini display port to DVI adaptor. On a previous MacBook Pro 13 ...
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Ubuntu Mirror Monitor Resolution

right now I'm hooking up my laptop to an external monitor, and basiclly i want to mirror the view for both my laptop and my monitor. However, when I do this option, it does not let me change the ...
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Windows 7 has an odd idea of what fullscreen is

Windows 7 has suddenly decided that when i hit fullscreen, fullscreen refers to only part of the screen (and aerosnap works the same way), and while i can pull windows into the unused bit, i can't ...
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Multiple lines appear on my screen

I was just playing a graphics intense game (need for speed), and suddenly I get a BSOD. The BSOD doesn't seem normal because of the lines running up and down my screen. here is a picture (note the ...
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How can I set my Mac Mini to output 16x10 resolution over a VGA cable?

I have a 16x10 monitor that I use for my other computers (native resolution 1920x1200), and I want to use it for my old Mac Mini too. I have it connected via a VGA cable to the DVI-to-VGA adapter that ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to monitor with HDMI on Windows XP (Boot Camp)

I want to connect my MacBook Pro 13" to a monitor with HDMI. It runs Windows XP through Boot Camp. I can do this on OS X, from the same MacBook, with the same monitor; but sometimes I play a game and ...
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No display after switching to Windows Basic (non-aero) theme

While trying to disable Aero in Windows 7, I went to Personalize and then changed the theme to the "Basic" theme in Windows 7. Now the problem is that I cannot see the desktop. Windows starts ...
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why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?

My LCD Monitor is 22 inch ViewSonic, windows resolution screen is default 96 DPI. I realize that 1 inch in computer does not fit to 1 inch in real. My LCD Screen Resolution is 1680 x 1050, so the ...
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Wake on HDMI monitor

I am trying to get my Debian laptop to wake up when the monitor it is connected to via HDMI turns on. I have tried looking at xrandr but even when the tv is off at the plug it still shows it as being ...
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Using a hinge to make a monitor work like a laptop's screen [closed]

I want to use a hinge to make my monitor work like a laptop's screen and cover the keyboard when not in use. Has anyone here implemented something like that? On a side note, do you think monitor's ...
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Why does my screen flicker only in Windows 7?

I have a HP 4530S laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After five to ten minutes of usage, my screen starts flickering. Check the screenshot below. I have also another OS installed (Fedore 13), but ...
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My screen dims unexpectedly

Let's say I'm watching a movie and all of a sudden my MacBook Pro 13 inch screen will dim. It's not getting ready to go to sleep. Some of the screen lights up and then the whole screen goes black. The ...
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Are the insides of LCD monitors dangerous?

I have an LCD monitor that is cracked. So far nothing leaks out but if something starts leaking should I be concerned? I have searched and read everything from: It is safe to be around and ...
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Apple Cinema Display vs. the Competition [closed]

I'm a professional web developer who does the majority of my work on my 15" macbook pro. As I am staring at code all day, and hunched over my laptop its starting to put a strain on my body. I do the ...
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How do I find out a list of all possible resolutions that a monitor supports? [closed]

I am shopping for a new monitor. Every monitor I've seen lists its "maximum" resolution and/or its "recommended" resolution, but I'm unable to find a list of all possible resolutions. Take as an ...
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Why won't Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE work with GeForce GT 430 on Win7 anymore?

I have the 2 mentioned video cards and I am trying to use them both together. I have downloaded and installed the latest windows 7 64bit drivers for the GT 430 and restarted. Win7 shows that both ...
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Dell LCD monitor has no power

My Dell LCD monitor is. not working, there is no power at all. Warranty is gone I think. (Plus it stopped working after it fell from table.) Is there a way I can narrow it down to whether the issue ...
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Flashing Monitor with 2 monitors plugged in

I'm having trouble with one of my monitors turning on and off for a few seconds and lines flashing on the screen. This only happens on my main monitor. When I unplug my second monitor, the main ...
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Making a 26" LCD into bigger resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to use a display resolution higher than the max? I recently got a 26" HDTV LCD as a gift. I am using it primarily for my PC. The highest it will go is ...
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Monitor doesn't come on without a bit of “fiddling”

PROBLEM I have three monitors and one of them recently started acting very flaky. In short, when I: Turn on the computer, Come out of Sleep mode "Enable" the monitors after they have been shut off ...
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No display after reconnecting monitor

I use one Dell U2311H monitor for the same computer both as the monitor on my desk and as a monitor placed in my shelf to watch videos on. For both setups the computer stands in the same place and to ...
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How do I remove something that's stuck in my laptop's screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove dead Thunderflies from an LCD monitor I have Dell laptop with a matte screen under warranty. A bug has crawled under the glass/plastic(?) on my screen. ...
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How can I start the Android SDK manager with non-root shell?

Login as user myuser. To become root and run Android SDK manager: su - /var/lib/jenkins/android-sdk-linux_x86/android all is well. Then to become user jenkins and run Android SDK manager: ...
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Turn off display in Windows on command

Is there a way to turn off the display in Windows (7), preferably without using additional software? Powershell script works fine, but leaves command-line window after turning on the display.
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Visual Studio has a red overlay when running on OSX through VMWare Fusion

I am having an interesting issue that is displayed below. Essentially I have a bootcamp partition of Windows7 loaded in OSX Lion via VMWare Fusion and everything seems to work swimmingly with the ...