Refers to display devices. Like a computer monitor.

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Why aren't there many monitors with higher than 1920x1080 resolution? [closed]

I haven been shopping around for monitors and it seems that everything from 19" to 24" have a max resolution at 1920x1080. Is there some technical reason for this or is that just how it happens to be. ...
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Certain applications (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) don't display properly on Windows?

I have had a problem recently and wanted to see if anyone else had a similar problem or solution. I am using Windows XP (with all the latest updates). Every time I restart the computer, it runs ...
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Screen and application management software for Mac

I open certain applications and place them in certain positions / screens depending on two factors: - working off the mains or battery AND working dual screen or on my Mac's laptop screen only. At ...
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Will external monitor work if video card for laptop is bad?

Okay, so I'm making another topic here to clarify. The video card for this Dell Inspiron 1420 Vista laptop (NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS) is fried, and lets just say it for sure doesn't work. Before anyone ...
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Windows doesn't use the Mac's full screen

I have installed Windows 7 on my Mac. Now when I run Windows 7, it displays in a 7 inch screen only, not full screen. How do I fix this?
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Suggestions for aesthetically pleasing statistics applications or screensavers? [closed]

I've got a small 14" LCD display on my home server that I keep attached for whenever I want to access the console directly (I usually connect via RDP). This is connected to a box running Windows 2008 ...
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How place several monitors in parallel?

How can I place three monitors in parallel? There is one DVI output on the graphics card. How have the output displayed on three monitors simultaneously? What extra hardware is required? Apparently ...
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E-ink screens for desktop PC?

Are there PC monitors which are e-ink displays? E-ink is so much easier to read documents on that I'd rather like a secondary monitor just for documents, but I can't find any monitors available ...
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can I adapt the stand for a Samsung monitor to be used with other monitors?

I have a Samsung monitor stand that I got off of a monitor similar to this one. I was thinking I could get an adapter plate (75 to 100 VESA adapter) and use that stand for one of my other monitors ...
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Unknown Line on LCD

There is a Unknown Line going across (not straight though) my screen and the color display on the line is slightly different than other area of the monitor, hence it is very much visible . Its ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 blank screen output after screen replacement

I ordered a replacement screen from Dell after an unfortunate accident and once installed I can't get it to work. I only get a blank screen with cursor on corner. If I use an external monitor then ...
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Tool to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows [closed]

Do you know of any tool for Windows that let me adjust the backlight brightness of a monitor?
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How to move an application's dialog box from a disconnected monitor to the main

I have a problem similar to this question, where I have a dialog box (several, actually) that opens on a disconnected monitor. Since the dialog box does not have an entry on the taskbar, I cannot ...
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Acer 24" screen - maximum resolution of 640 x 480?

I have had dual screen for quite a long time - a 17" laptop and 24" Acer monitor (V243HL). Over a week ago it was working perfectly. However I have just got back from a week long holiday to find that ...
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Dell Monitor Codes: ST, E, and U. What do they mean?

Can someone unpack this for me? From what I can tell, the U stands for "Ultra Sharp", but I cannot figure out the other two.
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How to compare or read Windows7 themepack files (application display issue)

I have a .NET WinForms application that is behaving oddly with the DELL Windows Theme. When the application title bar is maximized via double click or the maximize button, the text in the title bar ...
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Transporting monitors

I am moving two flat screen monitors (one 19" and the other 17") 300 miles to my university flat. The car will be full of other items, so I can't do what I normally do which is to lay them on the back ...
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Boot to “external” monitor for an “all-in-one” desktop machine

In my office we have a number of decrepit "all-in-one" desktop machines, where the monitor is melded in to the base unit. With age they are all slowly developing some sort of internal hardware issue ...
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How can I know the matrix type of monitor?

I read there are different matrix type, such as: TN TN,P-MVA PVA S-PVA S-IPS S-IPS AS-IPS A-TW-IPS Where in the specs would this be? How can I find out if a monitor is TN or S-IPS etc?
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Cannot set recommended resolution to monitor

I got new monitor hp la2205 with recomended resolution 1680 x 1050 But when I'm trying to set resolution via display properties , the option 1680 x 1050 does not appear in list of modes Graphics ...
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Dell Studio 1537 display doesn't work anymore. Can anyone help?

I have a laptop from Dell, a Studio 1537, model PP33L which I bought a year and a week ago (so no more warranty!). Since yesterday, the screen isn't showing any image anymore. The light works (I can ...
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The colour silver (and computer screens)

My Dad insists the it is possible to make a computer screen go silver, so silver that it turns into a mirror. I have tried to explain about pixels, but he doesn't understand it so how do I explain ...
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How to improve my Monitor setup

Due to my eyesight changing as I get older I thought replacing my main 19" monitor with a newer larger one would allow me to see text more clearly as I code. A friend of mine advising a 24" ...
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Manually configure monitor resolution in Fedora Core 13?

Is there any way to manually configure the monitor resolution in Fedora Core 13? Right, now my HP f2105 won't go past 800x600.
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How to remove the stand connector from the display - Samsung P2770H

I have to return my monitor, Samsung P2770H, for servicing. So, I have to package it in its original packaging. My problem is, I cant remove the stand connector from the display. It is stuck. ...
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Turn off laptop back light without keyboard in Windows 7

How do I turn off my laptop's back light using a shortcut, or a program in Windows 7? I have a Gateway NV59 and can press Fn + F8 to blacken the screen. At night, while watching a movie on my other ...
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Why do I feel a strain on my eyes when I look at the 19" matte display?

I have a white MacBook. It has a 13" glossy screen which sports a 1280x800 max resolution. Awesome stuff. Lovely fonts, great display quality. Only, sometimes, 13" isn't spacious enough. I also ...
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See-through windows on a Dell LCD?

At work I have a Dell 2001FP monitor hooked up to my MacBook. I usually keep my email clients and TweetDeck up on it. I've noticed that when I drag a window over an email client window, the text in ...
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If I install two video cards each with two monitor outputs does that mean I can connect up to 4 monitors and use them to display 4 different desktops?

If I ask two video cards each with two monitor outputs does that mean I can connect up to 4 monitors and use them to display 4 different desktops?
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Will Looking at the monitor for a long time affect eye sight

I sit at the computer for more than 20 hours per day. when I work on my computer for longer hours I get tears in my eyes also headache and dizziness. I was just wondering if it will affect my eye ...
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How to vertically split a dual widescreen into four virtual workspaces on ubuntu?

I have dual widescreen setup on Ubuntu using twinview (Nvidia). I would like to split each monitor into two "virtual" screens, so at the end I get four virtual screens. I could arrange my windows ...
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Horizontal lines start to appear in monitor after 1 hour of usage

I am using 15 inchn CRT monitor its been working fine until these days Now, I get to see Horizontal lines start in the monitor after 1 hour of computer usage Also the screen bottom 1/10 portion is ...
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How to check what color model the computer display is using?

Is there a way to check whether it's using RGB model or YUV or another ?
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Can only a certain area of a screen be made brighter

Sometimes it is convenient for reading the computer screen if only the reading region is brighter then the rest of the screen.
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24 inch 4:3 (Non Widescreen) Monitors [closed]

Is there any monitor that fits this requirement? I'm looking for nothing smaller than 22" though.
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How do you get a 1996 Application to run in Small Fonts Mode?

The System Requirements of the application says it needs: Windows 3.1 or higher VGA graphics adapter or higher Windows display driver set to small fonts My system has: Windows 7 Mobile Intel 945 ...
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What can cause an ultra-slow screen refresh in Windows XP?

I'm hoping that someone else has possibly encountered this before so that they understand what I'm describing. My wife and I just moved to a new place and the movers haven't arrived with our stuff ...
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Very Thin purple line on monitor after Windows 7 updates

yesterday I bought a Dell Studio XPS desktop with a 20" AOC monitor. I got it all setup and running fine, and last night began transferring files/installing software etc. This morning, I went to ...
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Monitor doesn't detect any video signal

My old monitor keeps blinking when I power it on, (it doesn't sow anything) just the green light blinks and nothing happens, But when i connect it to my other computer, It works perfectly..., So ...
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Linux Mint 9 On HP Mini 110 - External Monitor Stuck At Native Resolution Of Netbook Running @ 1024 X 600

As you'll have gathered from the title of my post I have a HP Mini 110 on which I have recently installed Linux Mint 9. The native resolution of the netbook is 1024 X 600 and when I connect my ...
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No signal to Monitor after uninstalling graphics drivers

I have a pair of ATI 5770's in crossfire and today I decided to do a clean install of my graphics drivers. So, my plan was to: Uninstall drivers Boot into safe mode and run driver sweeper Boot back ...
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External monitor attached to MacBook takes a long time to turn on

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 19" LCD (HPL1906) connected with the dvi-to-vga connector. The Mac is my secondary machine, so I don't have an external keyboard/mouse connected directly to the Mac; I'm ...
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windows 7 best screen capture (video maker) software? [closed]

I hope you guys using best screen capture s/w so you can suggest me and open source is almost welcome.
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Can I unlock my < insert OS here > desktop remotely?

When I walk up to one of my locked desktops I type in the password and unlock the desktop. I would like to do the same thing remotely. Immagine this: a friend is at my house and needs wants to play ...
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Linux “Top” command for Windows Powershell?

I am looking for a PowerShell cmdlet that can provide similar functionality to the Linux Top app. Something that refreshes at some given interval and displays the process list with CPU % util. I have ...
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Virtual Display Manager - Maximized Window Covered by Taskbar

I just got a large widescreen monitor and installed Virtual Display Manager to split my monitor in two. The problem is that when I maximize a window, the bottom of it is covered by the taskbar. Is ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to remember program windows size and position?

I can open Outlook and it fills about half of the screen. I then maximize it to read some mail and then minimize it to do some other work. When I click on it again in the taskbar, it is back to the ...
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Monitor versus T.V

I am looking to upgrade my computer system and am looking for a new "screen". I want to use it both as an extra screen for my computer and as a tv(direct cable, not streaming through internet). Should ...
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Easy way to switch VGA/DVI cable for a LCD monitor

I got a Mac Mini(DVI) and a laptop(VGA) sharing same LCD monitor. When using Mac, I need to unplug VGA on the monitor and plug DVI back, vise versa. It's inconvenient to plug/unplug the cable on the ...
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Samsung Monitor Bx2450 resolution

I just bought a Samsung BX2450 LED monitor. I use a 1920x1080 resolution at 60Hz which works fine, but it's not using the full display. There is a 1cm border on the top/bottom and a 1.5cm border on ...