Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Why does the monitor fade on my HP Pavilion dv6?

When I turn on my HP Pavilion DV6 it starts normally. Windows (win7) is loaded and a few seconds after that the screen fades. It doesn't go completely black, it fades to 99% black. External monitor ...
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How do I use an Ubuntu laptop as an external monitor for a Mac?

The main machine that I'm using is a Mac, and the other one is a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu. Does anyone have an idea how to use the Ubuntu laptop as a second monitor?
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Laptop screen turns on by itself after turned off

I just got this new laptop ASUS N56VZ, which has a rather strange feature. If I press fn+f7 to turn off the screen, it will be turned on by any mouse/keyboard event. If it's not a big problem itself(...
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Dual DVI-D cable shows 2560x1600 monitor resolution only partially

Recently installed a new quality monitor capable of a screen resolution of 2560x1600 that replaced my old 1920x1200 monitor. The old Dual DVI-D cable was able to feed the old monitor perfectly with ...
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Simple terminal command: Permanently turn off/on monitor display. (no screensaver, no lockscreen)

The following command should do this at execution: Screen turns off display permanently, nothing like(screensaver, lockscreen). Just a simple turn off display command, everything else keeps ...
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Non-functional laptop screen, suddenly starts working after CheckDisk (but than dies again)

I got a very mysterious problem. I got an HP Pavilion DV7-2270US 17.3', that serves me for the last 3 years (bought at 09/11). About 1 year ago the laptop screen just stopped working (without any ...
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Debian: set desktop resolution for non-monitor box

I have a debian box running Wheezy and booting into KDE4. The computer doesn't have any monitor attached but is set to start a vnc server for remote connection when main user auto-logins on startup. ...
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Dell Ultrasharp monitor: Connect Both VGA and DVID

I have a Dell Ultrasharp 20" monitor which is capable of dual display. Here is the device: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4687 I ...
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Auto-adjust (dim) the color scheme of the monitor at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjust screen brightness automatically at night Some days spending a whole day in front of the monitor may be more strenuous on the eyes than desirable. In order to ...
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Use a LCD Monitor as a TV

Firstly let me say that I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question. If it is not then it'd be nice if a moderator could move it to the appropriate forum. I have a 22" LCD Samsung ...
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The O'l Vegas Pink and Green

I've just got my new HDPVR 2 Gaming capture device and it records well it's just as soon as I get it onto Vegas I get some pink screen. It works for about 5 second in then it's all pink and green, I'...
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How can I tell if a replacement display is compatible with my laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 4810TZ from 2010 which I truly love - it's a 3 year old notebook that still carries on for about 5 to 6h straight off the battery. I've also invested in it with an SSD and extra ...
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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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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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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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How do I get the Dell 3007wfphc monitor to do other resolutions?

I've borrowed a Dell 3007 WFP-HC monitor and it will only do 1280x800 and 2560x1600 resolutions crisply due to its lack of a real scaler. Every other resolution is fuzzy. 1280x800 is pixelated and I ...
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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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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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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 7....
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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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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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Monitor doesn't turn on the first try, is power supply failure imminent?

I been noticing for the last couple days that when I turn on my computer and then my monitor(22inch lcd) that my monitor does not turn on. I push the "on" button and the blue light comes on but the ...
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my laptop screen is too dark

I just re-installed Windows 7 today and my screen is just too dark I can't hardly see anything. I noticed that the brightness buttons on the keyboard are not working. So I went to the Control panel&...
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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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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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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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How to track changes in a config file (i.e. XML file) in real time

I would like to know how to monitor changes in real time in a file in Windows. I've found other answers like using tail but this only works for log files or similar, where changes are made at the end ...
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Windows 8 screen flashes

I have a Windows 8 64 bit installation upgraded from a Windows 7 Ultimate installation, with an nVidia card and the latest signed drivers(306.97 as of this writing, a single bundle for both Windows 7 &...
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How to increase the screen resolution from 1024x600 to 1024x768 on HP Mini 210-4128er?

Installed Windows 8, and there for some applications a minimum resolution of 1024x768. And I have the properties of a maximum of 1024x600. Are there any ways to increase the resolution?
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What are some screen accessibility options for folks who like to read BIG text

I have a hard time reading fonts on webpages, programs and email. I have dropped the resolution down to bump up the text and noticed an improvement in reading comprehension. I can alt+scroll wheel in ...
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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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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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Disable laptop's display on boot when used with external display

I keep my laptop tucked away and solely use an external display with it via HDMI. In Windows 7 display settings, I have it set up to "Show desktop only on 2 [my external display]" This works fine in ...
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Acorn Archimedes 420/1

I have an old Acorn computer which I am sure works fine but the monitor gave up years ago. It has a 9 pin analogue RGB port. Any suggestions on getting a monitor that will work with it?
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After 10-20 minutes of gaming, my screen has black stripes on it, and has moved a bit to the left

The problem began when I re-installed Windows 7 64-bit. The reason why I re-installed it, was because my computer was too slow on start-up, and had many viruses, so I wanted my computer to be clean. ...
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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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Beep code due to lose connection

There are various beep codes to indicate errors at start up. I need to know this one thing. Can such a beep code occur due to lose connection of external cables. For example one single long beep is ...
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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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Setting up 2 external monitors on a laptop with VGA splitter

I have a laptop with a graphics card that supports 2 displays. I would like to know the easiest way to set it up so I can close my laptop lid and use 2 external monitors (unique displays). I use it ...
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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 microfiber ...
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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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Windows: Monitor Access to Environment Variables?

Programs (on Windows) often expect certain environment variables to be set. However, the name of these environment variables is often not well documented. E.g.: Does Eclipse expect %MINGW_HOME% or %...
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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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Remove LCD Stand for Wall Mounting - FSM-270YG

Based on Jeff Atwood's post on Coding Horror, I ordered one of these monitors, and I've been absolutely loving it. However, I recently (i.e. today) took the next step in monitor-y goodness and ...
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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?