Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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How can I identify if my LCD screen has an LED backlight?

MY new XPS 15s screen broke so i had it replaced. However i'm having doubts that instead of my normal LED backlit screen I have been given an traditionally backlit screen. How do I find out ?
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Internet Explorer 9 uneven letter spacing

I am installing my new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. Explorer 9 displays text funnily on my Samsung 27-inch monitor: some (apparently random) letters are separated by larger spaces than they should. ...
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Lenovo Laptop Display Contrast

On my Lenovo Laptop, occasionally, the display goes all the way down to the lowest contrast. And then it comes all the way back. Is there any way that I can eliminate this forever?
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Screen went pink

I've got an LCD display plugged to my PCI-e card (GeForce 7600GT), using VGA cable. At some point, after unplugging and plugging it back (I'm also using it with xbox), the display went pink. I can see ...
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change input on a MAG(LB2006AFW) monitor

I have 3 computers connected with a single MAG monitor model LB2006AFW. I want to switch between them with a button press and not through the menu. Does any one know how to do that? If not then how to ...
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Use a script to grab paths to the recently changes files on the system?

Months ago I asked Is there a program or some method to access recent Finder windows / places? After asking that question I started using a utility called Fresh to watch recently changed files all ...
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xrandr shows two displays (LVDS1), but how can I use VGA1 only?

We're running Ubuntu 11 on this hardware: Foxconn R20-D2 Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Intel GMA 3150 Barebone There is no integrated display (it is a barebone box). I connected an external VGA to it. ...
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1680x1050 via VGA won't work correctly in Windows 7 32bit

I am trying to connect a Samsung 22" SyncMaster with my laptop running Windows 7 32-bit, an AMD HD 6500 Mobility. Though Catalyst Control Centre as well as Windows identify the correct resolution of ...
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Dell laptop keeps detecting a Virtual Generic Non-PnP Display Device

One day out of nowhere, my Dell Studio 1747 laptop started detecting two display devices: One Generic PnP Device and another Generic Non-PnP Device. I don't have two devices so how is it detecting ...
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Is it possible to transmit more than 60Hz on a HDMI port?

Is it possible to transmit more than 60 Hz to my LCD through the HDMI port on my laptop? Somewhere I've read that I need to have a HDMI 1.4 cable to do that – but I haven't found anything like this ...
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Who should choose a IPS panel instead of a LED?

I've read the article at wikipedia about IPS panels. But who should pick a IPS panel instead of a LED panel?
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How to support GNU/Linux on lenovo g470 laptop ? fans, mic, sdcard etc

I recently got a lenovo g470 I use it under GNU/Linux debian and update my notes at : http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo Maybe it's a too recent model to get support, but I bet this is also affecting ...
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Can't mirror screens on laptop and projector

I'm using Windows XP. My laptop is not showing dual monitor properly. I want the screen on my laptop and on the projector mirrored. I right click on Desktop, Properties and then Settings, "Show two ...
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LCD BENQ monitor brightness

I have BENQ 15 inch LCD monitor. When I turn on monitor, contrast or brightness dialog is automatically displayed on screen and I cannot remove this dialog. If I increase brightness, automatically ...
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Get a higher resolution on a remote Window-7 machine (via VNC)

I'm building a Windows 7 machine to be operated headlessly with VNC. I want to set the resolution to match the monitor that will be used (at 1680x1050) instead of the resolution of the monitor ...
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Which TFT panel types are better than PVA? [closed]

I have a SyncMaster 173p Plus monitor right now which have a PVA panel. Comparing my current monitor with a Sony CRT, the CRT clearly had a much better picture. So I would like to come closer to ...
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Screen Brightness not permanent

I own a Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 and I dual boot Fedora 15 AND Windows 7 on my laptop. I am facing a problem with my fedora installation: Whenever I reboot the computer, my screen brightness goes back ...
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What is the default password of screen?

When I type Ctrl-X X (sic) in screen, the session is locked. What is the default password? Is it the same password which I use to log in to linux? I ask because: I connect to several different remote ...
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unexpected behaviour of Ctrl-a x and Ctrl-a X in screen?! regions, locking

According to the screen manual (version 4.0.2.) C-a x C-a C-x (lockscreen) Lock this terminal. C-a X (remove) Kill the current region. But what actually happens when I use it ...
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Is there a bracket or brace that I can use to hold my two monitors together?

I have two identical monitors. When I set them side by side, the edges don't quite sit perpindicular to one another. This is most likely due to slight structural differences in the stands that ...
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Could I transform a laptop monitor to a disco light?

I have a few old and broken laptops that I'm thinking of extracting the monitors and position them in various places to provide light. Could this be done by simply adding a voltage to some cable, or ...
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Exporting DISPLAY variable not working

I am able to assign the DISPLAY variable by running the command line: export DISPLAY=:2 echo $DISPLAY (returns 2) hostname (returns opt2) In my #!/bin/bash script using the same command: echo ...
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Computer screen sometimes won't turn on but computer appears to boot normally in background, forced to reset

I need help narrowing down the possible causes of a recent problem I have been having with my computer, due to a whole host of changes I made around the time of the problems appearance I don't know ...
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How can I use one computer but two different desktop outputs?

Is it possible to use one PC, and output two different desktopd with different activity? Such as below: One PC | ------------- ^ ^ DVI HDMI ^ ^ \ ...
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Windows 7: Black screen after update?

I just restarted my new laptop to install updates, and while installing the updates during the startup the screen suddenly went black! I tried restarting it, but i keep getting back to the black ...
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What is the recommend DPI for high definition screen 19" 1920x1080

I bought an nice laptop with a HD 1920x1080 screen. The problem is text is almost unreadable, it is tiny. So I scaled the DPI (dots per inch) up to make the text readable. What is the recommend ...
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Intel Q45 graphics will not send correct resolution to second (DP) monitor

System is Lenovo 9964-A7U with Intel Q45 graphics running Windows XP. Monitors are both 17" Acer V173 with native resolution of 1280x1024. Both use VGA connectors. Secondary monitor is connected ...
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Detecting orientation changes in a LED TV/monitor automatically

I am looking for solutions to use a 42" LED TV as a computer monitor for my digital x-ray application. I want to have a TV monitor that can sense when it is being spun from portrait to landscape ...
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After installing Boot Camp tools on Windows 7, the display settings aren’t supported by my monitor. How can I fix them?

Here are the steps I took: Installed Windows 7 on a Mac mini using Boot Camp Installed Apple’s Boot Camp tools on Windows 7 Rebooted. Now, when I start the Mac mini, I get the “Windows ...
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Device disconnected sound in Windows 7 while monitor is in energy save

When Windows 7 power management turns off my monitor after the set time, it starts repeatedly playing the "Device Disconnected" sound. I know Windows is playing this sound because it no longer senses ...
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Resolution problem

We have several computer with different graphics cards. Each graphics cards produces the different display (very slight pixels) even though we have a same resolution like 1024x768. do you have any ...
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Trouble trying to update display driver for Windows 7 that is running on Macbook

I have an issue with display setting on Windows that I installed on 15 inch Macbook via boot camp. The display is set to Mobile PC Display. I have tried to go to AMD Site and download the right ...
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Where should DVI signal be converted?

I recently read that the only difference between DVI and VGA is that DVI is digital whereas VGA is an analog signal. This means it might gain noise along the way or if the cable is cheap. I currently ...
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SSH: launch GUI programs on remote screen, not X display

The problem Most people want to connect to a server over ssh with the "-X" option in order to run GUI programs on the remote host using the display of the client. I would like to run GUI programs on ...
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How to synchronize the content of two laptops to display on screen?

I will have two laptops, each one in on a screen. I need a way when I do a change on a laptop, the change be reproduced in the another too because each one has a screen displaying the image. There is ...
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Dual Monitor Issue

I recently bought a second monitor to run a dual screen set up on my PC. My first monitor is an HP 21" 1600x900 resolution 5ms latency, 60hz refresh rate, LCD. My new monitor is a 23" H1920x1080 ...
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Macbook display flickers with 22" LED Display

I've purchased an LG 21.5" LED Display with model no. E2250T and I've connected it to my macbook with a mini display to VGA adapter. It work's fine in lower resolutions, but when I choose the best ...
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Does a larger laptop screen size reduce graphics performance?

For example, does a laptop with a 17" screen have lesser graphics performance than the same graphics card in a laptop with a 15.6" screen? The common sense answer would be "yes", but in the computer ...
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Some Applications are being displyed half cut down on my wide screen monitor

I have 20-inch Samsung LCD. Some application are displayed half on the screen. There is nothing wrong with the LCD or any other hardware. Every thing else is working fine. However some software ...
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How to make laptop without an OS boot directly to an external monitor?

My laptop screen broke so I've been looking up methods to boot a laptop directly to an external monitor and many people say to use the FN+F4, which I have tried and it has failed to produce any ...
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How to fix an “overlap” or collision between multiple monitors?

When I connect my Samsung SyncMaster SA300 to my laptop running Windows 7 64 bit, I get a weird behavior. When the lid is closed, everything seems to work: When the lid is open, there is a weird ...
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DS-59 Triple-Split

Is it possible to split a DMS-59 to three (individual non-mirrored) DVI monitors? I haven't found any such cables available for purchase on the Internet. If not through a cable, how would I accomplish ...
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Need a larger desktop on Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen? Help! I desperately need to be able to size my web browser window WIDER than the screen width. But Microsoft XP ...
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Monitor with 'glossy' screen?

I was wondering if there was any particular name for monitors that have a 'glossy' finish/layer of glass/perspex/whatever over the screen? I'm looking to buy a monitor and like the extra depth that ...
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Downscaling resolution to fit screen

I have an Asus laptop with a 1366x768 screen. I'm finding I would like to have everything smaller so I would have more room to work. Is there a way to get the graphics card to display 1080p and then ...
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Live screencasting from a Windows PC to a DLNA-enabled TV - possible?

We're looking to buy some LCD monitors to be used as dashboard displays in the development offices around here at work. Primarily they will display information from a PC directly connected via HDMI or ...
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My monitor's screen resolution has dropped from 1920x1200 to 1919x1200

I noticed this happen right around the same time I noticed a stuck red pixel in the middle-lower section of the panel. I don't think the two things are related but they may be since it was about the ...
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Is there any software that can monitor and undo all registry changes automatically?

Is there any software that can monitor and undo all registry changes automatically? It would be better if there is an option to monitor all changes or changes made by a specific process.
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Can I add a 3rd monitor by using the The USBExternal Video Card?

I have a Dell Slim Studio 540S desktop computer with 2 monitors connected already. Can I add a 3rd monitor by using the The USB 2.0 External Video Card from Iogear?
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OS X - way of seeing what app is using how much bandwidth?

I use iStatMenu to show me my total bandwidth use at any moment, but what I really want it a way of seeing what app is using how much. Sometimes I see more bandwidth being used that I expect, but I ...