Refers to display devices. Like a computer monitor.

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Laptop screen broken; can't get external monitor working

I have a Gateway NV series laptop, and the screen is broken. I have an external monitor, but I don't know how to get it working. I'm trying the fn-f4 thing, but nothing happens during bootup or after ...
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Why is changing displays slow?

I've had many laptops over the course of many years, and while many things have sped up, one thing remains as slow today as it was years ago: (dis)connecting an external display. What's taking it so ...
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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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How to show date with clock when Windows 7 taskbar is vertical?

On widescreen Windows 7 desktops, I prefer a vertical taskbar with small icons. However, this appears to remove the date from the clock display. Here's what it looks like, missing the date. How ...
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Does increasing “Screen refresh rate” damage monitors?

I work on different types of monitors (CRT, LCD) and all PCs have the same screen refresh rate as 60 Hertz. Recently I've read an article which claims that low refresh rates cause headaches. The ...
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Using laptop in sunlight

Riding to work on the bus this morning, I found it difficult to use my laptop when the sun was shining on it. Are there any solutions to this problem? Are there any laptops that have screens which are ...
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Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?

I have 3 u2311h monitors in an eyefinity setup. For aesthetic purposes, I do not want to replace the faulty one with a newer u2312hm. The problem with the faulty one is as follows: For the past few ...
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Why do most LED monitors have low contrast ratios? (1000:1)

I was just looking on newegg.com and I noticed that there are about 28 monitors have have a 1000:1 contrast ratio but only 5 that have the 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio...how come most LED monitors have ...
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Laptop screen resolution advice - how dense is too dense? [closed]

I'm currently in the process of deciding what kind of laptop I want to buy. I pretty much have it narrowed down to particular model that has a 15.6" screen. I have a little bit of a dilemma with ...
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How can I rotate my display orientation by 90 degrees?

I want to use my HP Mini as an eBook reader, but I would like to hold it like a book and rotate the screen. Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Keys does not work on this model.
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Are TFTs intended for brightly lit enviroments only? [closed]

I recently bought a 22" (LG) TFT to replace my old 17" CRT monitor. The very first thing I noticed was how bright it was. I reduced the brightness from 100 to just 20 and toned down the gammma and ...
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How can I invert all the display colors in Windows Vista?

How can I invert all the screen display colors in Windows Vista? The majority of my screen is white and I would prefer it the other way round. The closest I could get is using High Contrast ...
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Why does my screen dim on a desktop installation of Windows 7?

Periodically, while using my Windows 7 Pro desktop installation, the screen suddenly dims. The brightness is about 75% normal (estimate). It's as if I am in a power-saving mode on a laptop running on ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of one process over a period of time?

I want to know what the average CPU usage is of a particular executable on my PC over a day. I could write a C# app to do this, but I figured this is exactly the sort of app Superuser would know ...
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Have it fixed or buy a new one?

My dual-monitor system has just become a single-monitor system again when the older monitor decided it would be nice to just turn to black. It's a Samsung LCD monitor and is over three years old. Not ...
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Broken laptop screen - boot straight to external monitor in Vista

The monitor wouldn't normally be detected until after I log-in, but I can't because my main screen is broken. How can I make it go straight to the external monitor, or go straight into windows without ...
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Does running MacBook Pro in clamshell mode cause any damage?

I have the newest model Unibody MacBook Pro and I've been reading mixed opinions on whether or not it's safe to run my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode or not. I'm thinking of getting an Apple Cinema ...
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Single Monitor act exactly like dual monitor?

Does anyone know if there is a way to make a single monitor act like a dual monitor with 2 totally seperated areas that are detected at the window's level. Eg. 2560x1600 monitor to show up as 2 ...
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why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?

My LCD Monitor is 22 inch ViewSonic, windows resolution screen is default 96 DPI. I realize that 1 inch in computer does not fit to 1 inch in real. My LCD Screen Resolution is 1680 x 1050, so the ...
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LCD Monitor Warm Up Issues?

I was replacing my father's computer this past weekend, and he brought up a problem he'd been having with the "new" monitor my cousin recently gave him. ("New" is a very relative term; this monitor ...
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Bigger picture on a computer display

I feel it more comfortable for my eyes to have all objects (e.g. fonts, graphics) on a screen larger. This is why I want to make the display show everything in larger proportion. Setting the display ...
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will older laptop screens work to replace broken newer laptop screens?

For example, if I have an old p4 acer laptop with a perfect screen, and a newer dual core acer laptop with a cracked screen, can I swap the screen in to the newer unit (assuming it's the same size)? ...
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Windows 7 has an odd idea of what fullscreen is

Windows 7 has suddenly decided that when i hit fullscreen, fullscreen refers to only part of the screen (and aerosnap works the same way), and while i can pull windows into the unused bit, i can't ...
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Colors differ in the dual monitor

I use a dual monitor. The colors appear entirely different on the new monitor than they do on my laptop. When you are selecting colors etc, to be included in a website design, it totally freaks me ...
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How can I use my laptop as a 2nd monitor?

I have tried looking for a solution for this for a long while. Heres some background information: I use Linux on all my desktops/laptops. I have a more laptops that I can possibly use, so I hope to ...
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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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Can a LCD monitor be used to log / monitor your activities?

I'm borrowing an LCD monitor from someone I don't completely trust, to use with my laptop. Can the LCD monitor on its own be used to log the screens I view or websites I visit, or any other data? ...
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What monitor specifications should be taken into consideration to avoid eye problems? [closed]

I spent 8 to 10 hours a day programming on my 13.3" laptop and developed symptoms like red eyes, blurred vision, dry eyes, pain and irritation. To understand the cause of problem I visited a eye ...
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remembering the zoom state of Google Chrome?

I have a 27 inch monitor connected to a 14 inch laptop. So basically half of the times i'm using a 14 inch screen and half of the times i'm using the 27 inch monitor. The problem is that whenever I ...
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can we use android tablet as an extended monitor

Is is possible to use an android tablet as an extended monitor to my laptop
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OneNote 2010 page down in long printouts makes reading difficult

When you print a multi-page document into OneNote, the pages are inserted one after another into a long column. This makes reading the text extremely difficult. Page down key would jump one screenful ...
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What about using a large modern LED TV as very large desktop display?

I explain. I am thinking about expand my desktop workarea. I am a software developer with 2 monitors (1280x1024). My first thought was buy 2 larger monitors (1920x1200) and use them in portrait mode. ...
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Enabling the “Use Windows XP Style DPI scaling” option in Windows 7

On Windows 7, if you go to Display > Set Custom text size (DPI), the "Use Windows XP Style DPI scaling" option is disabled (greyed out). What do I need to do to enable this option?
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30" monitor that supports mini DisplayPort? [closed]

I want to buy a 30" monitor to go with my new MacBook pro, but the 30" monitor in the Apple store seems to use a dual link DVI connection (which requires a $100 adapter). Are there any 30" monitors ...
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Is there such a thing as a video card capable of Deep Color?

I know there are video cards that display True Color (24 bit color), but are there any video cards that display Deep Color (30, 36 and 48 bit color)? Further-more are there any display devices that ...
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How to display images in draft view in Word 2007

How do I display images in draft view (or at least, some sort of a boundary box) in draft view using Word 2007?
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Windows 7 Screensaver not always turning on

After 15 minutes, my display correctly goes to screensaver mode (Photos, Wait: 15min, "On resume, display logon screen"). If I press a key or move the mouse, the screensaver correctly halts and I get ...
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X on one monitor, a bare, tty terminal on another? (linux)

The graphics card on my computer has inputs for (at least) two separate monitors. I have one monitor that is high resolution, and I like using it for X (anything graphical). My other monitor, however, ...
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Cannot enter BIOS due to broken screen

Lately my laptop(hp g42 247sb) screen is damaged, so I hook it up with a external monitor(LG something) and it works fine now. But the only annoying thing is I cannot navigate the BIOS menu for some ...
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Red Shading On my LCD screen, red lines only on black color (see pic), help

There are red lines all over when there is something black on my desktop LCD screen. Is this a problem with my LCD or my Graphics Card or something. I have Inter G33/G31 Express Chipset Family ...
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Is there a work around to configure brightness or color on a DisplayLink monitor?

I run 3 monitors in addition to my laptop display at work - two of the monitors are using DisplayLink adapters. I've always thought that all my displays were too bright (and possibly give me ...
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Is there anyway to (easily) convert a regular LCD monitor into a touchscreen monitor?

I've seen some kind of overlay thing you can get for CRT monitors to make them touchscreen(I saw this at a movie theater) and I was completely amazed. Well, I want to do this to my LCD monitor. Where ...
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How to monitor the system file real time?

As we know, virus and malware will change or replace the important files on our system,is there any way to know it when this change happened?it is for windows 7,by the way.
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Resized maximized windows after screen resolution change

At my desk I use my work laptop docked with 2 external monitors; my primary display is 1680x1050. My laptops built in screen is only 1440x900. When I undock my laptop to take it to a meeting, all ...
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Mac OS X 10.5 VNC Resolution independent of hardware display

Is it possible to set the VNC display resolution that is independent of the hardware resolution when you are using OS X 10.5 Screen Sharing? I have a macbook and a windows box with 3 monitors. I'd ...
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Set Default Color Profile In Mac OS X Leopard

I use an LCD display with my other PC that, for some reason, displays really bright in Leopard. I change the color profile to calibrate it, but the settings only stick to the user for whom I create ...
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What PCI video card should I get for my third display?

I got a new display, but my PC vid card only has two heads. Looking for recommendation that satisfies this: PCI (not express, my motherboard only has one express slot) Fanless Powerful enough to ...
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How can I horizontally flip/invert my monitor (not rotate)?

I have searched dozens of forums for this solution on multiple occasions, and the answers are always instructions on monitor rotation or simply, Why do you need to do that anyway? Yes, I can rotate ...
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Isopropyl okay to use on MacBook screen?

I've always used a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water to clean my computer screens (50% water and 50% * 70% isopropyl). From what I understand, these are exactly the same ingredients ...
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Where can I find Vista/Win7 Virtual Display Drivers?

I'm looking for a virtual display driver similar to the one included in ZoneOS ZoneScreen that does not have the limitations of WDDM so that it can be used in Windows 7 of Windows Vista. All I need ...