Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Keep Mac running with display off

How can I keep the Mac running (not going to sleep) with its display turned off without having to go to Energy Saving settings to set display sleep to low and computer sleep to high? I tried the ...
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Vector-smooth UI in Videos

I'm trying to make tutorial videos for various applications. However, I notice in Camtasia when I choose to zoom in, I'm seeing a zoom on what's basically a raster image. The UI elements of the ...
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How can I view pdf meta-data in Windows Explorer?

I unsuccessfully used the "pages" feature in Windows Explorer, as well as in Directory Opus 10 and Free Commander XT (which I installed just for that reason, to try it out) to display the page count ...
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Can Windows 8 RT applications change the color temperature of your screen (a la f.lux)? [closed]

I use a program called f.lux to change the color temperature of my screen at night. This makes it easier to look at, and supposedly helps with consistent sleep patterns. You can find several similar ...
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HP G70 laptop's screen often has striation lines on it, why?

My daughter's HP G70 laptop often will have striation lines on it, making it unusable. We've noticed that sometimes if you press down hard on the main unit, near the hinge where the screen is, that ...
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Mirror display in Windows XP

I have two old VGA cards. One of them is a MX440 NVidia card. The other is a PCI Rage XL. Is there a free tool that would allow me to mirror these cards? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the ...
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Viewing 2 monitors on 1 monitor

My boss has three monitors. 2 are connected to a PC, and one is an iMac running 10.7. He is running Windows on his iMac and has extended the desktops of all three of them, but he would like to view ...
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Google TV to Dell monitor [closed]

I have a Google TV which is connected to a Dell monitor. The image works but there is no sound. Is there a adapter that we could use to get sound?
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Can I replace laptop screen with a lower resolution one?

Recently I purchased an HP EliteBook 8570w workstation, which has a native resolution of 1920×1080, but unfortunately due to this high resolution everything is too small, especially the toolbars ...
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Use external display from boot on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung RV511 laptop, and recently my screen broke. I connected an external screen and it works fine, but only after Windows starts. I want to be able to use the external screen right from ...
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Samsung LCD 214T gets stuck in power saving mode

I've had this monitor (Samsung 214T) for more than 5 years, and had to replace the capacitors a couple years ago. It still works beautifully, but it's always had a similar problem that when I ...
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Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...
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Burned white shadow on 24inch monitor

So I got this brand new monitor today an noticed the following problem: This happens while I'm moving my browser window for example. It's not font related, it also happens with icons as you can see ...
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Keyboard-Shortcut to move windows around on multiscreen setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automagically move windows between monitors with one keystroke? I am looking for a way to move windows around on a multi-screen (usually dual screen) setup. So with ...
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Is there any multi-touch standalone monitor available for regular desktop PC use that supports windows 8 multitouch? [closed]

I know that there are several generations of touch-screen technology out there. There is the ancient resistive touch, pre win7 era capacitive, pre win7 era multitouch capacitive, and win7 compliant ...
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Add Intel WiDi to a Desktop Computer?

Is there any way to add Intel's WiDi technology to a desktop computer? Or for that matter, a laptop? I'm thinking about setting up a Home Theater PC but I'd like to be able to mirror my computer to it ...
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Intermittent graphics issue

An older (~3 year old) PC I have passed on to my younger brother has a Sony 17" LCD monitor and uses on-board Intel GMA 3100 graphics (supports Aero under Windows 7 and no more is required). Recently ...
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Compaq nc4200 screen cutting out and keyboard lagging after dropping - could I repair this?

I have a HP Compaq nc4200 laptop. I got it from a family member who no longer needed it, who got it from a sale of old office equipment, so it's at the very least third-hand, and somewhat battered. ...
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Can the backlight of a screen go out, because a connection is loose?

I have a macbook and it is 5 years old. The backlight of the monitor is temperamental. I know it is the screen, because I can still see that the screen works when I look at it from an angle. So ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Monitor's auto adjustment feature doesn't work

When I click the auto adjustment button on my Samsung desktop LCD monitor, my screen changes its appearance, my desktop moves downwards, half of the taskbar is hidden and a small blank bar appears on ...
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What configuration parameter can cause physical damage to the screen?

During an interview, I was asked that whether a buggy or faulty display software driver can cause physical screen damage. During discussion of that question, the interviewer mentioned that ...
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Viewsonic VG2427wm detected max resolution too low

So I have a Viewsonic VG2427wm, which supports max resolution of 1920x1080 and I had it working at this resolution from both windows and linux PCs. Now, I need to connect it to my Dell XPS17 (L702x), ...
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I need to attach a monitor to this computer, which cable do I need?

This is an old computer and I require to attach it a monitor (and a keyboard + mouse, I hope usb mouse will still work). I don't have this cable neither I know the name, I'm too young to remember it, ...
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How to stop Synergy screen flicker

My configuration: Synergy 1.4.10 Windows 7 laptop server Ubuntu 12.04 Client w/ Dual HP Monitors NVIDIA driver Version 295.40 I have done many, many hours of research on this, and the usual ...
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Can't run monitor at native 1080p resolution on Windows 7

I have a 24" ViewSonic VX2453 monitor that supports 1920x1080p, connected using HDMI. However at that resolution, the desktop goes off the screen. Using the Nvidia control panel, I have to set it to a ...
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Is there any Virtualization software which still supports windows 98? [closed]

I have a windows 7 laptop and I need to run windows 98, unsuccesfully on VMWare workstation 8, VirtualBox 4.2, Microsoft Virtual PC and Parallels Workstation.. all of them do not have any GPU support ...
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Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? [closed]

Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? I have a Pixel Qi tablet where you can turn off the backlight and I use that function all the time. Really saves the ...
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Is there any way to use worse resolutions than your screen's native without losing quality?

Imagine I have a Thunderbolt Display (2560x1440) and a game I like runs better at Full HD (1920x1080). I imagine that if I use the full screen, the upscaling will make the image worse than if the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 compiz - disable all compiz plugin - empty screen

A lots of thanks to terdon who spent so many time on this and finally solve the issue. A friend of mine has installed on my new machine Ubuntu 12.04 (I have always been windows user and have no ...
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LCD TV through HDMI without duplicating display

I have an LCD TV that is connected to the PC with a HDMI cable. I usually select "Duplicate these displays" in display options. This also means that both the monitor and TV will do the same thing. Is ...
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Why does changing LCD screen resolution (Windows 7) take several seconds? [closed]

Why does it take so long for a computer monitor to change resolution? Why does it take 2-3 seconds rather than, say, 50 ms? E.g. my current Windows 7 with strong GPU and 24 inch monitor takes 2-3 ...
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Windows 8 logon screen background

I got irritated by the standard Windows 8 logon screen (the same one as lock screen). How do I change the background?
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My 1440x900 resolution looks stretched

I just upgraded my PC: My old one can only support up to 1280x800 and everything looks fine. But when I upgraded and now it can support up to 1440x900 but the problm is, it looks stretched ...
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Windows 7 Hardware Disconnect/Reconnect noise when monitor is in sleep - make it stop

Whenever I plug either of two Windows 7 laptops into my Planar 27" monitor, I get a constant hardware disconnect/reconnect sound when the monitor goes to sleep. It drives me absolutely insane, so I ...
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Is there a way to force the monitor to power off in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have googled this a bit and looked at powrprof.dll and PsShutdown but I haven't found a way to do exactly what I want to do. You know that power save option that lets Windows turn off your monitor(...
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Can a monitor be run in portrait mode with full screen games?

I don't have a rotatable monitor at present to try this with. In the past I've seen some, they work fine so long as you have the normal desktop up. Unfortunately, they cease to rotate the image when ...
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What cable would be used for a touch screen

I was told that any monitor could be turned into a touch screen if you have the right software. This has got to be old news, or even a myth. Please shed some light on this if you can. Am I wrong? My ...
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computer restarted if I have power off the monitor only

I have installed windows XP 32 bit with intel quad core process and 2GB of RAM. From last few months I have noticed wired behavior of my system. During the work if I am off the monitor noly (not CPU) ...
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Connecting Satellite Box to PC Monitor [closed]

I have a satellite box which has a SCART for output and I want to connect it to an LG monitor which has a VGA connection and a DVI connection. Is it possible with a cable or would I need some ...
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Lenovo G560 screen brightness control doesn't work

I recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise EVAL on my Lenovo G560 and the screen brightness control stopped working. I tried installing both the video driver from Lenovo's website and the one from ...
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Gmail screen has reduced

My platform is Windows Vista Home, browser is Chrome. My Gmail page has suddenly reduced in size so even when the expand button is clicked there is still about 2 inches of blank space below the ...
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What do I need to check to ensure my laptop's HDMI out port will support an HDMI monitor?

Is the presence of the HDMI port enough? My laptop has an HDMI out, and many monitors use HDMI, but is the presence of ports on both devices enough? I know I would need to install the proper drivers, ...
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What is the usefulness of a screensaver on a computer using a LCD monitor?

Old computers were using CRT monitors and when an image was continuously displayed on the screen, it became marked. So, screensaver where invented to avoid screen burn-in. Laptops and modern ...
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How can I display the Windows 8 Start Screen on a secondary monitor?

Is there a way to get Windows 8 to use my secondary monitor for the start screen?
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1920x1080 monitor only displays in 1776x1000 area

I have an ASUS VE276Q monitor (as a second monitor) connected to an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card (system is a couple years old). For some reason the monitor will only display up to 1776x1000 ...
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Program opens on disconnected and invisible monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover Windows Opening Off Screen? I'm working with a HP Elitebook 8460p with Windows 8 using always 2 Monitors connected. And some Programs I'm always opening on the ...
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Disappearing mouse cursor in Word, Notepad, Outlook

I purchased a lenovo led monitor as a second monitor so I have dual screens now. Everything works great except all text programs make my cursor disappear on the new monitor. Everything works great on ...
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Changing display color from B/W to color (vice-versa)using a program.

Actually, I have a problem with eyes but I want to work in computer. Since, black and white display would be much better than color for my eyes. I needed a program so that, in double click I can make ...
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Digimate monitor listed as Generic non PnP, unable to increase resolution

Very recently my desktop decided to suddenly downgrade my lovely 1680x1050 resolution to a paltry 1024x768. The monitor in question is a 22" Digimate L-2280WD. I'm currently using it on a Windows 7 ...