Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Turn off display in Windows on command

Is there a way to turn off the display in Windows (7), preferably without using additional software? Powershell script works fine, but leaves command-line window after turning on the display.
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Visual Studio has a red overlay when running on OSX through VMWare Fusion

I am having an interesting issue that is displayed below. Essentially I have a bootcamp partition of Windows7 loaded in OSX Lion via VMWare Fusion and everything seems to work swimmingly with the ...
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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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Can DVI to VGA conversion cause (noticeable) quality loss?

I have recently upgraded to Sapphire HD 5670 from onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150. My moitor has VGA and DVI. It's resolution is 1360X768. The graphics card has DVI, HDMi and fast port. Here is my setup: ...
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Recording my Windows machine in widescreen

I've recently switched to a Mac and I'm LOVING it so far. My setup is that I have a 19" HDTV for my Mac monitor, and a 19" non-widescreen monitor for my Windows. I also have my microphone (used for ...
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disable the screen on an old laptop used as a server

I'm using an old laptop as a personal file server among other things on my home network. It's running Ubuntu 10.04 Server from a TurnKeyLinux installation. I'd like to enable a timeout on the ...
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How do I operate the control buttons on my Yuraku 23" monitor?

I have owned, and been eminently satisfied with, my Yuraku 23" monitor for a couple of years now; however, I did not receive a users manual when I bought it. As I would like to increase the volume, ...
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Text not crisp while using VGA

I recently built a new machine. Decided to wait on buying a graphics card and ran off the integrated graphics on the i3 CPU. Unfortunately my mobo only had a VGA out so I was stuck using that. Problem ...
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Created a VHD using dsk2vhd, no boot

I've got a complete installation of Windows 7 Ultimate and used the tool dsk2vhd to create a vhd of the instance of Windows 7 within that same instance - it seems to create it no problems (no error ...
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Is there a Windows tool for desktop divider (treating one display as two smaller displays)

I use two large LCD displays. I would like to treat one of the displays as two smaller displays. It would be the opposite of merging two displays to become one continuous desktop space. For ...
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Laptop screen is cracked, external monitor only mirroring the broken laptop screen

I did something stupid. When my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop screen cracked and went all crazy and I couldn't see anything, I attached it to an external monitor and pressed Fn + F5 and it worked. But ...
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What in a monitor determines the amount of reflection that is given off when looking at the screen?

I have two monitors sitting side by side in dual desktop mode, the VG2230wm and HP w2207. The VG2230wm has little to no reflection and when I stare at the HP w2207 I can see the employee behind me ...
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DVI, DisplayPort, dual Monitors

Equipment/Software: Windows 7 Ultimate Nvidia Quadro 600 2x NEC MultiSync E222w Latest Nvidia drivers Amphenol DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Cable Problem: Bottom-line, I can only get one monitor to ...
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Why a (banded) black to indigo gradient causes my Dell LCD screen to flicker?

Not my background, but it flickers in Fx5, Chrome 12 and IE8 on my Dell LCD. If it does, can someone tell me why?
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Macbook pro 15" dual external display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to connect a MacBook to two monitors? How can I connect two external DVI displays to a 2011 15" MacBook Pro?
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How to increase resolution

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R-N4010 laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. The screen resolution is 1024 x 768 - how can I increase the resolution to 1280 x 800? I have "Generic PnP Monitor on Standard ...
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How to make 3D images for parallax displays (like Nintendo 3DS and Evo 3D)?

How do you make 3D images for parallax displays? I really want to make content for the Evo 3D. I will be converting 2D images in post production. I already know the basic principles behind this ...
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Tilt screen on Windows 7, HP Mini 700 series

I have Windows 7 installed on my HP Mini 720 and I want to use it as an eReader as well. Apparently, I should rotate my display for this, but Ctrl+Alt+Arrow doesn't work on these netbooks... Most of ...
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Display not utilizing all of the monitor

I have a Dell Studio xps 16 notebook. I've done a fresh install of Win 7 with my new SSD. I've got 2 monitors hooked up Primary. an acer h243h through HDMI Secondary. a hanns g through VGA My ...
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Macbook Air - fonts not aliased on external monitor

I have 2010 Macbook Air 11", which is connected via DisplayPort to HP LP2475w LCD monitor. Unfortunately the text displayed on the external monitor has rough edges and as far as I can tell, it is not ...
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Mac always boots with incorrect display gamma (for years now including Lion)

I think somewhere, something got installed but I have no idea what or how to fix it :( Basically, my old MacBook Pro running 10.5 Leopard had a problem where on boot it would show everything on the ...
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Macbook pro dual external display

How can I connect two external DVI displays to a 13" MacBook Pro?
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Strange monitor issue - screen goes black after a few seconds

My LCD monitor display is going black (turning off). It's a Samsung SYncMaster 2233 widescreen. I am trying to figure out if there is anything I can do about it, or if the monitor is junk. I have ...
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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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Preventing session timeout via ssh/bash/screen/etc?

On this particular server, it seems that it's configured somehow to close a session if there is no activity after a few minutes. I'm looking for a good way to prevent it from timing out via my setup ...
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Windows 7 64 bit enterprise lock sceen without password field

I lock my notebook and the lock screen will be sometimes without password field, so I cannot enter anymore. It looks like there would not be usericon and textfield and button there. Have you ever seen ...
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If I connect a computer to a external display, i.e. a projector, is it true that the computer had to do more “work”?

If I connect a computer to a external display, i.e. a projector, is it true that the computer had to do more "work" (calculation or whatever)?
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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 switch box that could connect 1 monitor to both my laptop and desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I share a monitor between two computers? I have a desktop and laptop on the same table, and I only use 1 of them at the same time. I have an monitor that I ...
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Can't install Sony Vaio VGN-NR180E video graphics drivers correctly

I can't install the video drivers on my dad's Sony Vaio VGN-NR180E (win XP home). I downloaded the video graphics drivers from here and it says that "video drivers have been installed succesfully" I ...
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Have 3 Monitors Display the same thing? (WinXP)

I have a setup in which there is a Computer running windows XP, with 3 monitors plugged into it, with a "Matrox Millennium P750" Graphics card. What I want is to enable mirroring of ALL THREE ...
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What's meant by work resolution in reference to a LCD screen of a desktop?

My Acer LCD's Work Resolution is 1600*860 pixels. But I have no option to set it. I do have options 1600*900. Windows says that I am at recommended resolution 1600*900. But I see Red Shading all over ...
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How do I fix a “cannot open display” error when opening an X program after ssh'ing with X11 forwarding enabled?

After launching the X11 app (XQuartz 2.3.6, xorg-server 1.4.2-apple56) on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8), opening an terminal in X11 and running xhost +, I then ssh -Y to my Ubuntu 10.04 VM (running on VMware ...
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3D apps and GPU intensive operations locks up screen in Windows

Every time I start a video game or anything GPU intensive my screen locks up like the picture below. I have disabled and enabled SLI multiple times and I have tried plugging the monitor into ...
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Windows 7 brightness slider suddenly gone

Brightness slider in power plan settings recently disappeared. How to fix it?
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Red horizontal lines in my Aer LCD only in black colours

I am facing problem with my Acer v203HV. I see so many red lines – only in the black colours of my screen. Like when I watch movies, whenever there appears something dark, there are red lines ...
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LCD Monitor image refresh terribly slow

My LCD monitor is about 4+ years old and has developed an issue where images fade in very slowly and fade out even more slowly. This happened last week - there were no issues with the monitor before ...
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Bug in display 'Windows 7 Task manager'

I've installed Windows 7 on my computer. When I run the 'Windows Task manager', Menus and Tab Pages are not seen. Please help to solve it.
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How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum?

I usually just use Fn + Left or Fn + Right to adjust my screen's brightness but the minimum settings are still too bright for me (especially when I'm working at night). I tried going through the Power ...
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Dell monitors are displaying a 2 thick vertical bars on the left of the screen

So a while back my Dell 20.5" monitor, after using it for a little while, would occassionally get messed up. A thick bar would go from the top to the bottom of the screen (2-3 inches thick). I ...
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Magical moving desktop icons

I have encountered a very strange behavior in Windows 7 that I cannot seem to identify and I have never seen or heard of on any system configuration. Whenever I move my mouse to the left-most edge of ...
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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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Screen for Small Conference Room - Size and Resolution Questions

I'll try to keep my questions generic so that it might help others in the future. How should we go about choosing a screen for our conference room? What factors should we consider and what ...
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Computer Starts But monitor does not along with USB Keyboard/mouse

Computer Starts But monitor does not along with USB Keyboard/mouse. The computer is a INSPIRON 546S bought from walmart in 2010. monitor came with this setup. I have tried hooking another monitor ...
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What software should I use to display an elegant looking take-out menu on an HDTV monitor? (data pulled from local MySQL server)

My mom owns a small take-and-bake market, and she's been keeping her menu and inventory on an ugly and messy set of whiteboards behind the counter. I've developed a database that lets her check ...
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Does using a DVI-to-VGA (instead of DVI-to-DVI) cable affect performance?

When connecting a PC to a monitor, are there any significant performance penalties when using the various types of monitor cables? e.g. Should I expect different performance between the following: ...
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How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?

I'm using pure DOS 6.22 within Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and everything works perfectly, except I can't change my display mode from 80 columns to 132. I tried MODE CON: COLS=132 and DOS complained ...
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KVM switch changes resolution

I have 3 computers hooked up to a 4-port KVM switch and I am having a problem with the resolution on one of my computers. Whenever I switch to another computer and come back, the resolution goes from ...
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No display on computer during boot up

Today, when arrived at home and started my Windows XP computer, I found the screen was black during start up. It said no computer input. (I am posting this question with my mobile.) Please help! The ...
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Will my Nvidia 7900GS support 2560x1440 in 2D?

I'm buying a new monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440. Will my existing graphics card, an Nvidia 7900GS, support this resolution for 2D work?