Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Positioning a big monitor ergonomically [closed]

Searching the the web for information about viewing angles for monitors, I only come up with information (like OSHA) that was published before 24" was standard, and 30"-40" and multiple monitors was ...
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Maintain screen session when executing shell script on boot

Solved: I solved this problem by introducing a delay before executing the script: @reboot sleep 60; /root/start_server.sh On Ubuntu 14.04, I have a crontab entry set to run on reboot: @reboot ...
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Computer starts normally, then the screen freezes suddenly

As the title mentions, when it freezes, it displays replicated portions of whatever is on the screen at that time. Here is an example of a screen shot that i took. Even if i am in the BIOS, it would ...
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Screen Brightness no Longer Adjusts Immediately

I am not sure when this became an issue, but today I noticed that when I adjust the screen brightness on my laptop, it only takes effect after I either restart my computer or lower my laptop lid and ...
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Windows 8 display driver on Asus EE PC flare series 1025

I have installed Windows 8.1 on Asus ee pc flare series 1025. Everything works fine except that fact that display is working at resolution 600x800 and in Computer Managment standart display adapter ...
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Monitor turns off then on again issue with led monitor on older (2011) hardware

Monitor turns off then on again issue with led monitor on older (2011) hardware. Problem solved by swapping out the 2012 led monitor with the original 2011 lcd monitor. Question Why does the LED ...
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3 monitors on hd4600

I have connected 3 monitors via DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. However only DVI and HDMI show. When I disconnect the monitor connected to the HDMI plug then the monitors on DVI and on DisplayPort work. ...
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How do I determine the correct settings for a 13w3/VGA cable?

I bought one of these things years ago, and never quite used it with my adopted SGI octane. I'd like to determine if the SGI works, but I bought the cable long ago enough that I can't remember how ...
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Teamviewer “show black screen” keeps the screen black after disconnecting

I connected to my laptop using TeamViewer from another machine and I had selected the option "Show Black Screen". After disconnecting I can't get my laptop display back :( I can see the screen ...
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Display IPS glow on DELL xps 13 (9333) [closed]

I have this ips glow (google's name) on my laptop's monitor when displaying the black color. Is that a common prolem? Is it normal? My laptop is under warranty (1 year). I contacted DELL, and ...
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Why is my display text blurry

I bought a new computer recently and when I connect it into my older Samsung display with a HDMI cable the text seems to be blurry. However if I connect my older laptop computer into this same Samsung ...
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monitor black out with lower resolution and unable to fix

i have a acer 1366x768 monitor and i use a hdmi converter to connect it to the cpu. so suddenly all the time it blacks out and goes to lower resolution and when i change back to 1366 it show input not ...
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Lenovo U310 Touch - replacement screens back light not working

I purchased a replacement Lenovo U310 touch screen, which works perfect except NO back light. If I plug the original cracked screen in, the backlight does work, so I am assuming the motherboard is ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to flip the screen like Linux?

I am using Windows 8.1 and I need to apply Linux-like, in Windows I have only those features http://www.wikihow.com/Rotate-Your-Computer-Screen export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xrandr --output $a ...
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Blurry image with new VGA Cable

I have a Samsung TV Monitor, which I connect to my Dell Laptop through the VGA cable that came with the monitor. So far, no problem with that. A few days ago I bought a new VGA Cable since I usually ...
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two external monitors on a sony vaio no signal being found on one

i have a sony vaio PCG-71811M connected to two LG LED 20M35 monitors one is hooked up with an vga cable which is running fine the other is connected with an HDMI to VGA which i cant seem to work. is ...
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What is this window logo like white shade on my laptop screen?

I have a window logo like curvy large white shade on my laptop screen. It was not there a month ago. Can anyone tell the reason of it being there? I have turned the background color to black to make ...
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How to use laptop as a monitor for my desktop? [duplicate]

I have to use laptop for quite a few months now, because my desktop monitor is being repaired! I need to use my laptop as a screen for my desktop PC. How can that be done? Is that Possible?
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Does turning off the monitor drop GPU power consumption?

When I manually switch one of my monitors off in a dual monitor setup does the GPU drop power consumption and stop sending a signal to the monitor? Does it work the same way when Windows turns off ...
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Asus R9 280X and three monitors

Windows 7. Two of the monitors are connected through DVI and the last monitor is connected through HDMI. The HDMI monitor doesn't receive a signal. I've read that I need an active DisplayPort ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 View Page/Column Margins

In Microsoft Word 2013 is there a way to view the margins so I can see where the limits of my current column are (one column or multiple columns)? The closest I have gotten to this is by checking the ...
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CRT Monitor - Position Adjustment issues like Vertical, Horozontal, Trapezoidal, etc

I have an HP 5502 CRT Monitor. The monitors onscreen display OSD buttons are not working, Unfortunately the complete display area is moved to middle so I can see only half of the windows and the ...
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Monitor wakeup lag

Ever since I have seen computers, a flat monitor took a short while to turn on after the computer starts sending a signal. Usually this time is somewhere between one and a few seconds. That's the case ...
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Changing the language in Windows 8.1 single language

I followed the instructions in this question How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? but now windows won't start properly, the screen is on but it's just ...
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How to improve monitor contrast ratio?

I bought a monitor recently, and altough it was quite cheap, it looked good enough at the store and most of the reviews said the image quality was good. When I got home and tried it I started having ...
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monitor is going to sleep

i have two windows 7 manchines that are saying monitor is going to sleep when i turn them on. the light on the monitor turns green and i have to press it and is saying that there is no video ...
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Dead area on monitor, can I re-adjust screen 0,0 point?

I'm using Windows 7 Professional on Dell Inspiron N5110. I'm having problem with my laptop LCD screen. About 1cm of my monitor is white on the left side. Due to which Windows start button is ...
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TDR Issue - W7x64

I've been experiencing the "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." issue for about a year now, attempting to fix it with no luck at all. All of the threads I read ...
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Fonts smoothing on Windows - how to disable ClearType but still get a smoothing

For a quite some time I had had a nice font smoothing settings set on my Windows 7 Pro. I can't remember exactly how I set it, I'm sure I changed two parameters to get the effect: Control Panel -> ...
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Black margins around the image on monitor during system boot up

I have recently purchased a new video card. After i switched to it, my monitor shows black margins around the image near edges of the screen during system boot up. Once OS loads a proper driver for ...
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“No signal” on 4K monitor after login, reconnect hdmi cable get back the signal (Windows 7)

Setup: Windows 7 pro. Single 4K monitor connected to PC via HDMI cable. Running 4K resolution. Issue: Once logined remotely, you are greeted with a login screen. Login locally, "No signal" on 4K ...
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Comparing Pixels per Inch - monitor x tablet

The PPI is a standard for comparing display quality across different devices, right? I calculated that a cheap tablet has 1024 x 800 pixels in a 10 inches screen, which using the formula gives us 129 ...
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How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen?

This might be a stupid and weird question but I really can't sleep until I find the answer. How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen? If I'm not mistaken the boot process ...
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Windows 7 Monitor won't connect when starting up computer

So I've done a little testing! First, some backstory: I travel a lot for a living and I take my desktop with me when I do, but I only take 1 of my 2 monitors. So, when I get to the hotel and I hook ...
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How to fake my screen to be CRT instead of LCD?

I assume that the operating system detects whether I have LCD or CRT, so it can select the allowed antialiasing methods? I want to get rid of this "brilliant" antialiasing for x-axis, called subpixel ...
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How do we decide whether a screen resolution is valid or not?

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know what is criteria upon which the validity of screen resolution like 640x320, 1024x768 etc is determined. I mean why are these only the few resolutions, is that ...
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Ideapad Z580 screen flickering

I am using a Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8.1 64 bit. All was working fine. But I formatted the C drive and reinstalled my Windows 8.1 OS. Then I installed all my drivers. After a reboot the screen ...
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Is it possible to connect multiple output screens to single machine

Suppose i have four screens A,B,C,D connected to single machine. I need to play different video to each screen which control and coordinated by application running on single machine. Problems i am ...
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Is there a way to programmically capture a specifc area of the screen automatically based on its content?

Im working for a company that takes customers at a register. The customer has a new booking system that doesnt work with these old POS display poles. What I have done so far is to set them up with a ...
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Click activates background window

I have been having problems with Windows 8 z-order. Two specific examples of this occur often for me: Outlook reminder pops up over Outlook. I go to click on the reminder, but the window behind it ...
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Monitor enters standby mode on windows 7 startup screen - functions normally in safe mode

Recently when I try to boot my desktop PC I see the BIOS post tests then the Windows Is Starting screen and then my monitor shows 'no video input' error message and goes to standby mode. The Monitor ...
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How can I confirm through monitor specifications that they will match an existing display?

I couple weeks back I bought a MacBook Pro with Retina display and I love it. To go along with it I bought a second monitor; a generic LG-branded monitor. My issue is that the colors on the LG monitor ...
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Monitor Won't Turn On Until Login Screen

Got an issue with an XP machine (upgrading to Windows 7). The monitor does not turn on until the log in screen appears. The original VGA adapter is broken, so I placed in a new VGA adapter in to one ...
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Replacing my HP laptop's broken panel

I just had a short question. So my laptop's screen got broken a couple of days ago and I wanted to replace it with another one. My laptop model is HP 1000-1403AU 14 inch. This is the required panel ...
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Enable retina options on VMware Workstation

How can I enable my virtual OS X to display the retina options? The display resolution goes up to 2560 x 1440, but I cannot get it to render as a retina display.
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Power turns on, No display

I own a Gateway NV-53 It is 4-5 years old.. Last night when i turned it on, power light turned on, i heard the sound of the CD drive,but there was nothing on the display! When I brought it to a repair ...
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Macbook: Mini-DVI to DVI + DVI to VGA works?

I have a Macbook 2,1 late 2007 and I'm wondering if it's possible to use a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter combined with a DVI to VGA adapter to use a VGA Monitor as a second display screen. Someone has ...
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Physical Glossy Lines on Laptop LCD Display

I just got a new HP Laptop,but i can find there are lines inclined at 45 degree from top left to bottom right corner on the right side.I switched of the screen and examined it in light.I can there is ...
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Samsung monitor flickering or takes long before it powers on after sleep etc

I have a Samsung BW226 monitor. Recently, after waking computer from sleep, screen flickers and makes hi-freq noise for a few seconds then switch off image, and I have to switch it off and on until it ...
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HDMI connected Samsung Monitor says “Not Optimum Mode, Recommended Mode 1920x1080 60 hz”

Every time the monitor goes to sleep (10minutes setting in OS) and during the boot I have a notification in the middle of the screen with the error message I wrote in the title. I can understand that ...