Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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How to set default screen resolution and color depth without monitor in windows 7

Currently my windows 7 has screen resolution 1920x1200 with DELL monitor (Intel Graphics Card). How can I make it default even if NO monitor is connected? Actually my worry is I am using rdp (...
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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 an external monitor (LG something) and it works fine now. The only annoying thing is I cannot navigate the BIOS menu for some ...
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Monitor is blank (no signal)

Custom built desktop computer. It was working fine (used as a server), but I needed to change the IP address, so for the heck of it, I went into the BIOS and: Loaded factory defaults Changed video ...
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Windows 7 does not turn off monitor displays

I upgraded my long-standing Windows Vista desktop to Windows 7 over the last weekend, and now I notice my three monitors do not turn off after the stipulated 15 minutes as specified in the Power ...
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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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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

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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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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Dual-monitors with one VGA port?

Would it be possible to use some sort of splitter to make Windows display to the other monitor as if I had two ports (both unique, not cloning from the primary.)?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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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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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 can'...
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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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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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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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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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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 I'...
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How to change the number of columns on a putty window to more than the screen width?

I am on windows and often have to ssh to linux machines. Though as much as I would love to have an alternate ssh client, none really comes part to Putty. One thing or the other always breaks, even in ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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 [Left-...