Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Netbook screen too small, Software fix?

I have a netbook with a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I'm running a dualboot Ubuntu10.10 & Backtrack4r2, and I'm having some trouble with windows whose "height" was larger than 600px. ...
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Does subpixel rendering technology such as ClearType have any effect on CRT displays?

If I understood correctly, subpixel rendering was originally designed to improved anti-aliasing of text on LCD screens. It makes use of the fact that each pixel on a color LCD is actually a bunch of ...
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Utility to turn off laptop display

laptop: Alienware M17x I am using win+P to switch to projector only to turn off display (it's a tricky way, since there's no projector connected). And by press and key to turn on display. Since the ...
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Why does Windows 7 sometimes forget to turn off my display after X number minutes, even though the power settings are specifically set that way?

This is not just a problem with Windows 7 - I know I've been experiencing this same issue all the way back through XP. Basically, you set your screen to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes, you walk away, ...
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Is there any software to keep eyes distracted from monitor [closed]

I have a 19 inch LCD monitor but my eyes are hurting when sitting too much in front of the PC so I used an eye protector software, but it irritates me since it is a trial version, so I cannot edit its ...
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What specs must a graphics card have to power a 5K monitor?

I'm interested in purchasing a Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K), but while looking for graphics cards to buy, I'm unsure how I could determine whether they support a resolution of ...
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Ubuntu's max resolution is 1024x768 (unknown monitor)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and the max resolution it's letting me choose for the monitor I currently have plugged in - a 1280x1024 monitor - is 1024x768. The description for the Monitor is "Unknown". ...
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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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On Windows XP - Change monitor resolution based on which user is logged in?

In Windows XP Professional, each of our family members are listed as icons at startup. Is there a way to have the system change the monitor resolution based on the family member? For example, if ...
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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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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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How to move an application's dialog box from a disconnected monitor to the main

I have a problem similar to this question, where I have a dialog box (several, actually) that opens on a disconnected monitor. Since the dialog box does not have an entry on the taskbar, I cannot ...
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What is “Interlacing” when referring to a computer monitor or display?

When referring to a computer monitor or other display, what do you mean by interlace or interlacing?
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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 can I connect a DVI monitor to the VGA port in my laptop?

Is there a device I can buy that will convert the analog signal to digital?
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Turn off monitor on del Vostro 1500 while laptop in use?

Since I'm blind and use screen reading software I don't need to use my laptop's monitor and it's nothing but a battery drain. Is there a way to turn off the monitor on a del Vostro 1500 laptop while ...
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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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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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How do I change my resolution on my Mac to a custom size?

I want my Macbook to be 1280x720 for a certain thing I need to do, yet all the programs that do this cost money. Is there a free way to do within on Lion? NO: SwitchResX or whatever is not free.
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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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GNU screen multiuser mode is broken in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

I'm using GNU screen for remote pair programming. Let's call the local account for the remote user 'pairpair'. I have the following lines in my .screenrc: multiuser on acladd pairpair I have run ...
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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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How to test LCD monitors?

I will be buying a second hand monitor, a Benq LED Benq 24 V2420H FullHD. What methods can I use to test that the monitor is OK. I mean like dead pixels etc.?
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How do LCD monitors compare to LED monitors?

I'd love to get this LCD monitor, but I'm wondering if I should hold out until more LED monitors are on the market. I really like the brightness of the 27" iMac monitor and the above monitor is only ...
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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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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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Lack of large 4:3 flatscreens / wide screen in portrait mode

I have decided after long enough to get 2 decent sized monitors for programming on. I was really please to see that I can choose from endless really big, really cheap TFT LCD's - then I realised they ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Connecting 24 monitors to one PC

I need to connect 24 monitors to one PC. The requirement is to run different web browsers windows on each monitor for exhibition purposes. Is there any way to accomplish this mission? Does anybody ...
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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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How can I share a monitor between two computers?

I have two desktops, side by side. The 2nd desktop is for guests. About once a week a friend comes over and plays games on it next to me. So anyway, I have two identical 23 inch Hanns-g monitors, one ...
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How to lock screen on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Equivalent of Win-L on Mac Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver? I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development ...
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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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Can Windows Defrag while Laptop is Closed?

Can I run a Defrag and close the laptop lid? Or will my computer not defrag when it is in sleep mode? If not, can I turn of the monitor of my laptop when it's not in sleep mode, like, 0 brightness?
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How to clean a laptop screen?

I have a laptop that is about 2 years old, and the screen is getting very dirty, full of smudges from my fingers (yes, I know, I shouldn't touch the screen). The screen is not glass, it's soft and ...
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How to bring a Windows application back onscreen?

After many re-configurations of screens I commonly find some applications have saved their position off screen someplace. What is a good way to force them back onscreen so I can re-position them ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Laptop screen turns off on removing power cord

After a recent upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro from W8, my laptop's (an ASUS X54H) screen turns off as soon as you remove the power cord. It turns back on with no issues when you plug the power back in. ...
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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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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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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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Resource Monitor is empty window , or transparent window, Windows 7 Classic display (only when DPI changes from 100%)

When I run the Resource Monitor program on windows 7 the window opens but the window is either blank or transparent with the desktop showing through the window frame. (even though no transparency is ...
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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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Dim screen past the minimum on Ubuntu

My laptop's screen is far too bright at night, even if I set it to minimum brightness. I know that it is capable of being dimmer, because Windows will dim it further if I leave it idle. However, I ...