Refers to display devices. Like a computer monitor.

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Virtual Display Manager - Maximized Window Covered by Taskbar

I just got a large widescreen monitor and installed Virtual Display Manager to split my monitor in two. The problem is that when I maximize a window, the bottom of it is covered by the taskbar. Is ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to remember program windows size and position?

I can open Outlook and it fills about half of the screen. I then maximize it to read some mail and then minimize it to do some other work. When I click on it again in the taskbar, it is back to the ...
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Monitor versus T.V

I am looking to upgrade my computer system and am looking for a new "screen". I want to use it both as an extra screen for my computer and as a tv(direct cable, not streaming through internet). Should ...
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Easy way to switch VGA/DVI cable for a LCD monitor

I got a Mac Mini(DVI) and a laptop(VGA) sharing same LCD monitor. When using Mac, I need to unplug VGA on the monitor and plug DVI back, vise versa. It's inconvenient to plug/unplug the cable on the ...
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Samsung Monitor Bx2450 resolution

I just bought a Samsung BX2450 LED monitor. I use a 1920x1080 resolution at 60Hz which works fine, but it's not using the full display. There is a 1cm border on the top/bottom and a 1.5cm border on ...
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After turning off/on the HDMI connected monitor/TV, there's no picture

I've recently connected an EeeBox 1501 to my LCD TV in order to utilize the computer as an HTPC. If I switch off the TV or just change the input source, after turning on the TV back on or switch back ...
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what wire do I need to hookup dual monitor to my computer

I have a 22inch monitor hooked up to my computer. I have another 14 inch monitor that I would like to hook up so that I have dual monitors. I am not sure which wire do I need from newegg in order to ...
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On my monitor: there is a live bug between the glass and the pixels crawling around [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I safely fix my walking “dead pixel” bug? There is a bug behind the display on my monitor, how do I get it out? if it dies while being on the ...
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Dead Laptop LCD Screen

When I powered on my laptop, the screen does not light and remains completely black. Is there an easy test I could do find out which part is defective, other than assuming that it is the lcd screen ...
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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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How do I turn on a Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM monitor?

How do I turn on my brand new Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM monitor? I can't seem to turn it on. There's a row of monitor control symbols on the bottom right (including the universal I-in-the-O power ...
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Moniter out of range error

I just installed Debian lenny 5.0.5 and when i start it up the monitor just displays a 'out of range' error. im using a Radeon HD 5570 graphics card and a lG W2353V-PF monitor. what do i have to do ...
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How can I fix a monitor that suddenly got blurry?

I just got an unexpected missing-required-file error when compiling a program and decided to reboot. After rebooting, my primary monitor — I have a two-monitor setup — became blurry. The ...
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lcd monitor got wet

If an lcd monitor got wet because of rain. Can it still be used or fixed. I havent tried plugging it on yet. Since, It only got wet yesterday. And I don't have the proper tools to open it up, so that ...
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Nvidia Drivers on Debian / Lenny (Stable) -> Installation successful -> Monitors gets black

I have successfully installed the proprietary drivers for my nvidia (geforce 7300 gt) graphics card on debian/lenny. I know its not the best way to chose for driver installation ( see this link: ...
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Screen flickering in dark areas in Ubuntu

Starting with Ubuntu 10.04 I have flickering in darker areas of the screen with my HP Compaq nc6400 notebook. This happens with Ubuntu 10.04 with 32-bit as well as with 64-bit default installation (no ...
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Scanlines on monitor

I'm not sure if this is also a place to ask hardware related questions, but I'm having scanline problems with my monitor when my laptop is plugged in the power socket. What can I do to make that ...
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My Ati Radeon HD 5450 PCIexpress card with DisplayPort will not let me use 3 monitors, why?

My Ati Radeon HD 5450 PCIexpress card with DisplayPort will not let me use 3 monitors, why? I have a new computer running Win7 and the Ati Radeon HD 5450 PCIexpress card with DisplayPort. It shows ...
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gitweb alternative for simply hosting source code

I would like to simply publish a project's source code on a server. Currently gitweb works well, except I don't need the extra revisions features, and there is some configuring needed such as setting ...
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How to re-enable laptop display in Windows XP while blind

My father has a Lenovo S10 laptop. While on vacation, he connected it to an external monitor and disabled the laptop display with the Windows Display Properties Dialog. Before leaving, he disabled ...
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Is there such a thing as an “HDR monitor”?

I was wondering if there was a monitor that took HDR pictures as input and directly displayed them without mapping them back into LDR space. Is there one?
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can I output 1080p onto an external monitor

I have an hp envy 14 and It has a native resolution of 1600 * 900. I am trying to buy a monitor which its native resolution is 1080p. can my laptop output 1080p to the external monitor?
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Monitor has yellow tint when used with the graphics card

I have an nVIDIA graphics card when used produces an yellow tint on my monitor's display. I tried with another monitor and it had the same issue. I then switched back to my motherboard's inbuilt ...
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OS X: Recovering from an incompatible screen resolution

I clicked on a screen resolution in OS X that was incompatible with my monitor and/or monitor cable. I can restart with the shift key held down and boot into a usable resolution, but if I restart in ...
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How to trick windows 7 to use only a part of the screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use only part of screen, as if the monitor was a smaller one? I have a broken 20" LCD monitor which displays random pixels in the top 200 lines of pixels. I want ...
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laptop display shuts off soon after booting

I wouldn't say it's shutting down because the laptop lights don't turn off and if I wait a while and touch the touchpad it will come back up - but not right away. The weirdest thing is that it will ...
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Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly annoying since it's an LCD, so the monitor is black but the backlight is still on. I know the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 display inverter

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. The screen is not working, but I get a picture with an external display. I am told that the problem is the inverter. What is it and is there a way to repair it?
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Is there a USB-based external display to add to Ubuntu 10.04

I am looking to add a supplemental display to a Ubuntu 10.04 box. This is a smaller display, like a small notepad. Ultimately, I would like to run some status software, such as email checking, or ...
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Setting up a multi monitor office status display

My office has a number of identical monitors laying around that will be trashed unless I can think of something to do with them. I was thinking of getting 2 of these and putting them in an extra box. ...
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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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How can I reduce saturation on my wide gamut monitor to have it display at sRGB levels?

I recently bought an Eizo S2243W, which boasts a wide gamut panel that displays 95% of AdobeRGB. The thing is that, while color aware applications are fine, most applications (including Windows 7 ...
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Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7)

I have the following challenge. I would like a virtual monitor / desktop on my windows 7 pc which is not neccessarily visible to me when i use the pc. Instead i want to access this virtual screen only ...
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Laptop backlight intermittently working

Like the title suggests. I have an intermittent issue with the back-light not working when the machine starts up. The screen still displays graphics just very dimly. I checked the cables and they ...
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My monitor doesn't auto-turn off!

I have Windows Vista and I've set up my display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity in Power Options. However, it simply doesn't. I also tried a utility called "nircmd" which has a "power ...
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Running VISTA on H/P w/ flat panel TV for monitor. Everything perfect until I downloaded a few items

The problem: I am running VISTA on my H/P pc, which is connected to a Samsung flat panel TV. Recently downloaded some VISTA updates and Adobe FLASH. Now the TV, which is my monitor, has ...
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Different DPI on MacBook Pro and external monitors - what options are there?

I have an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro, the two screens have different DPIs. Ideally I would like them to be the same, but as this is not the case, the best option I can see is ...
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How do I view two movies from same computer on different monitors?

I would like to run two or more different movies from the same computer on two separate monitors. What type of software or hardware do I need? Thank you in advance.
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“Scan line” tearing effect on my laptop monitor?

I have a Nvidia 130M graphics card, on an Acer Aspire 5739G model laptop. When I play games, any games, every few seconds there is somewhat of a "scan line" tear that's horizontal and runs from the ...
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How to change to brightness of an external display on a macbook pro running OSX 10.6

I am using a macbook pro running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. In System Preferences/Displays/Display, I can change the brightness of the macbook's screen. However, this option is not available for the ...
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Dell SP2309w not getting full resolution on Inspiron E1505

HI Folks, i have an Inspiron E1505 with Windows 7 and Intel GMA 945 Chipset. I connected a Dell SP2309W 23" monitor via VGA to the laptop but it is not achieving it's original resolution but is stuck ...
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How to open monitor case? (LG Flatron L196WTQ)

My monitor (LG Flatron L196WTQ) has broken recently and I know the problem is with the inverter. From what I have read online I can try replacing the capacitors on the inverter board and see if that ...
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How can I monitor video memory usage?

How can I monitor video memory usage?
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Connecting Two external monitors

I am currently using Acer TravelMate 6592 and I want to connect two external monitors to it, My Laptop does have both VGA and the other type (white connector) but when I connect both of them, one ...
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my dell 20.5“ screen has a red, vertical bar about 2” wide, is the monitor trash?

As of about 1 hour ago, my Dell 20.5" monitor has a 2" vertical red bar on the screen. It is a 4 year old LCD. Does this mean the monitor is effectively ruined or is this something that can be fixed ...
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Laptop cannot recognize my VGA-connected PnP monitor

I originally had my laptop plugged into a docking station, and then the docking station connected to a monitor; I don't recall whether it was connected via VGA or DVI. I've since moved and no longer ...
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Unplugged my iPhone while Macbook Pro was asleep, now it has a dark screen

I was charging my iPhone last night through my laptop (in a foreign country), and I closed the lid on my 15" Macbook Pro... When I unplugged my iPhone from the USB Port this morning, I heard the hard ...
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How to make a neat cable/adapter?

I DIY'ed a VGA cable Black and White adapter by incisioning out the rubber and cutting somewires. The result was an unholy mess O' wires. I want to make a dongle or anything really that will look ...
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How to make my display Grayscale?

I want to reduce the saturation of my laptop monitor to the point that it is almost grayscale. That's the goal. Intel and Asus don't have an answer. Asus Splendid and the intel graphics control panel ...
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OSX webcam program that takes screenshots when it detects movement

I'm looking for a webcam program for OSX that will detect when the computer is idle for more than a certain amount of time (say, 5 minutes), then turn on the webcam and take an image every time it ...