Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Get display resolution from windows command line

I have seen several suggestions about programs to change the resolution from the command line. However I just want to display it, not change it. On linux I can use xrandr or xdpyinfo to get this ...
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Does it save battery to have your desktop background set on a dark color?

Do you think that a laptop consume less power when the color displayed on the screen is darker ? (And even less when the color is totally black) ? I don't mean reducing the brightness or contrast ...
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Display glitches in Windows 7 on Dell Latitude XT2

Since I installed Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude XT2 I am experiencing weird video glitches. Funnily enough, they can even be captured in screenshots: Those corruptions appear over time, it gets ...
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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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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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Are there computer monitors that don't use backlight technology?

I'm looking for a computer monitor or computer research being done into having computers not use a backlight, and instead just work off what light is reflected of things in the environment. This ...
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Is higher resolution necessarily better when it's a full HD monitor?

A majority of high end wide-screen monitors (16:9) that are titled as "Full HD" have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (i.e. 1080p) But there are a select few "Full HD" monitors that have a slightly ...
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How to get rid of disturbance on LCD monitor?

I have an Acer G195HQL LCD monitor and recently I've been noticing a lot of disturbance on the screen. They appear to be like flickering horizontal white lines. These lines are more apparent on dark ...
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Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable?

Is it safe to unplug a monitor connected via a DVI cable to a computer that's powered on?
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LCD monitor: resolution vs screen size

I am having bit of confusion about resolution vs screen size. Say, I have a 20" monitor and a 30" monitor both having 1920X1080. Does this mean that both have an equal number of pixels which intern ...
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Laptop screen changes contrast drastically when switching from a dark to light application

I have a ThinkPad W530 running Windows 8. When I switch from any darker application to any lighter application the contrast is off and takes a second or two to adjust back. I can very clearly notice ...
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Software to monitor a CPU usage and RAM usage of a process? [closed]

Software to monitor the CPU usage and RAM usage of a process (e.g. chrome.exe)? Windows operating system.
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Is it dangerous for the computer to plug/unplug monitor/LPT-printer when it is running?

I remember back in the 90s someone told me it was bad for a computer to plug and unplug a monitor or printer (LPT/parallel) into a computer while it was running. Is there still any basis of fact to ...
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How can I copy text in one screen window running vim and paste it to another without traditional copy and paste?

I'd like to essentially yank text y'k and mk or yy in one instance of vim in one screen tab and paste it into another instance of vim in a different screen tab without having to select the text with ...
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“No more PTYs” when trying to start screen

When I try to start 'screen' or 'byobu', I get the following error message: $ screen No more PTYs. Sorry, could not find a PTY. [screen is terminating] I seem to have enough though: $ ls /dev/pts ...
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How to disable the light sensor on a Vaio laptop

I just got a new Vaio laptop. It is great. However, the ambient light sensor dims the screen brightness and prevents me from changing it. Is there a way to disable the ambient light sensor and go ...
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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 do you disable a secondary display on a Mac?

I have a plasma TV attached to my Mac Pro. I use it maybe once a week, to watch movies. Rest of the time it just stays connected to my Mac. The problem is that Spaces in bird eye’s view always ...
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Teamviewer remote computer 640x480 screen?

I have a Windows 7 PC with TeamViewer installed on it. This computer is always on and has no screen, keyboard and mouse attached to it, only an internet-cable. I login from my Mac on TeamViewer, ...
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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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Why are there no matte touchscreens? [closed]

Something I've been wondering about for a while... Why are there no (capacitive) matte touchscreens in laptops or mobile devices? For a while, matte screens have been rare, presumely because glossy ...
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Getting by with only one monitor

There is a lot of conventional wisdom, especially among programmers, about the benefits of having more monitor space in order to be more productive. Rather than throw out a pile of links, I'll put ...
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How can I use my laptop's monitor as my PC's ONLY monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? My PC's monitor just died and I'm not looking at buying a new monitor anytime soon. So I'm thinking of ...
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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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Can I Aero-snap to the top/bottom instead of left/right when using Portrait display mode for a monitor? [duplicate]

I want WINDOWS+LEFT and WINDOWS+RIGHT to snap to the top half and bottom half respectively. Any solution works, be it a registry hack, driver setting, or program I can run. This question is asking ...
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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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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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Is smearing on an LCD monitor possibly a sign of having a splice on the monitor cable?

I'm travelling in China, staying at backpacker hostels and cheap hotels. Many cheap hotels don't have Wi-Fi but have a desktop computer in the room with Internet access. The hotel I'm staying at now ...
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No image from graphics card but image from onboard video

I have an HD 5970 running on a P8Z68-v LE motherboard and I have no image comming out of the graphic card. When I plug my screen on my motherboard, I see the bios and the OS. When I plug my screen ...
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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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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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Display is slightly blurry on (native) 1920x1080 resolution

I have a computer monitor that is approximately 23" in size. Its native resolution is 1920x1080, and Windows 7 will not allow it to be any higher. However, I cannot make the resolution a little lower ...
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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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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 there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you find out a laptop screen panel manufacturer / model with Linux? (Samsung, LG, Chi Mei, etc)

How do you find out a laptop screen panel manufacturer / model with Linux? (Samsung, LG, Chi Mei, etc) + model number? I've tried using this command "lshw" in Ubuntu, but it doesn't seem to have ...
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Adjust screen brightness automatically at night

Can anyone tell me how to automatically dim my monitors when it gets dark at night?
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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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Why am I seeing red dots on my LCD screen?

My laptop is about 2.5 years old. Now I am starting to see red dots on certain shades of colour (mainly dark colours, blues and blacks), and it is not limited to certain pixels, because when you move ...
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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 disable Ctrl+Shift+Arrow from causing my screen to flip?

Windows 7 Home Premium, Catalyst Control Center. Without any apparent reason, after booting my PC, I got this little balloon "HD 4600 Drivers updated". I did not install any new cards or drivers or ...
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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 ...