Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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improving a heavily used LCD's screen life, some questions

I have a 24 inch LCD and the LCD display of my laptop which are extensively used, so i cannot save the screen by keeping it turned (using less). I have already set the display options to shut down the ...
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Can one damage a PC video card by unplugging the monitor cable?

I have had an argument with a friend of mine, he was trying to prove that unplugging a DVI or VGA monitor cable can cause damage to the video card. I have never heard this before and decided to pull ...
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Why are the Volume and other indicators missing on my eMachines eM355?

I just bought an eMachines eM355. The default installed OS is MeeGo so I installed Windows 7 into it instead. The problem, however, is that, the on-screen indicators have disappeared. The ones I'm ...
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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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Ubuntu server console display problems

I've just installed Ubuntu Server on an old PC I've had hanging around the house. It didn't exactly go smoothly, to say the least. When I first turned it on, it wouldn't boot because the CMOS needed ...
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Why are red&green pixels moving around on my screen?

The top left corner of my LCD monitor is acting up. The pixels are colored red and green. Not completely on like a stuck pixel, but variably faded. It's a seemingly random distribution, centered on ...
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Disable display scaling on high DPI makes text too big

I have manually checked the option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" for most applications that used to look blurry. This has helped in most cases but in others it has messed up with the ...
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Why only external monitor is working on my laptop?

Today I did some cleaning in my laptop as GPU and CPU were overheating (100C). I have done it many times so I was confident in myself. After putting all together the internal LCD screen was not ...
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Will my non-HDMI monitor be useless with laptops that don't support VGA? [closed]

I just bought in a Acer V243HL Monitor and realised that it hasn't got a HDMI input so I have connected it to my laptop via VGA cable. Although I like the quality of the display I am still worried ...
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no DVI signal during bootup 'till OS loaded

I connected a new display (ASUS VS229-H) to my computer using the DVI-cable which came with the display. I only see "no signal" on screen until the OS log-in screen is loaded. The previous display ...
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Three displays (1920x1200) with one graphics card

I'm using a Zotac GTS250 with two 1920x1200 28" monitors in extended desktop mode. I need an additional display, so I'm going to buy one more 1920x1200 28", but since GTS250 doesn't support more than ...
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Dual Monitors need setting up after every reboot

My new PC has on-board video with DVI and VGA ports (both ports can be used at the same time). I didn't have the correct VGA to DVI adaptor on hand so I installed my spare NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 video ...
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I can't turn off widescreen on my LG Flatron W2246 [closed]

I want to know how you can turn off widescreen on an LG Flatron W2246.
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Will the picture from DVI port be different from VGA port?

If I had two identical monitors and a video card with one DVI and one VGA port capable of dual-monitor output, and I connected one monitor to each port, would the displays look the same? (They will ...
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Screen flicker with Intel HD graphics driver

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 running on my Probook (HP Probook 4530s, core i3/2nd gen/4GB/320GB). It was functioning well. However, the screen started flickering in Win 7. Upon uninstalling the Intel ...
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Windows 7 Dual Monitors in Duplicate display mode - How to set zoom just one monitor?

I have dual monitors set to duplicate the display on both. Is it possible to zoom in on one monitor but not the other?
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Screen fuzzes/zig zags on a custom build

Recently, I built my first computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 4 x 1GB DDR2 RAM 500GB SATA hard drive Radeon HD 6770 graphics card by XFX - using one monitor via DisplayPort -> VGA adapter. MSI P6N SLI ...
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Half the screen on my laptop is displaying incorrectly (random colors)

My netbook was dropped and now half the screen is displaying incorrectly. Its basically a rainbow spectrum of random colors. On the other side everything is working just fine. It doesn't appear that ...
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Best and affordable way for great slideshows on a HDTV [closed]

The need - to allow my non-technical family members to access our media library (our pictures and movie clips). My setup is: Upstairs desktop Windows Vista machine with 1TB of media files on it, ...
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Can graphics driver cause low level crash on a pc? (frozen screen output) [closed]

I recently installed a beta nvidia graphics card driver and my pc crashes with frozen screen output.
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Screen losing saturation on acer Aspire 5742Z

I bought an acer Aspire 5742Z laptop (with a Intel HD 128 MB GFX card) back in May 2011 and I think I'm starting to see a problem with the screen. I first noticed it last night and again this morning. ...
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Faking monitor EDID information

My monitor is sort of finicky. Sometimes I run a program that cycles through resolutions and the monitor will refuse to give its EDID information for a few days: (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) [ 239.653] ...
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Splitting one giant monitor as if it was two. Picture in Picture

How can I split one giant computer screen into two screens, so I could stream Al Jazeera in fullscreen mode on one side, while I program on the other side? Or what about adding a PIP -- Picture in ...
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Display brightness

When the power cord is removed from a laptop, the display brightness goes down slightly (very slightly, not a complete "notch"). The interesting thing is, I don't remember XP doing this, it seems to ...
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Why won't Xubuntu let me use dual monitors

ASUS laptop and Xubuntu (11.10) running off the live CD will give me my dual monitors, but when I install Xubuntu I can't set up dual monitors. When I boot from the live CD both monitors come on even ...
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Can't set native monitor resolution in Windows 7

I have a SyncMaster 920nw display hooked up to an HP running Windows 7 with an on-board graphics card. This has been working just fine until this morning, when I woke up the computer and the screen ...
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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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Replace a monitor that is humming?

The monitor for my desktop hums/buzzes when a have a white background with a lot of black text maximized. I'm sure it would do it in other cases but this is the most obvious. I usually hear it when I ...
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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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Dual monitor on PC with one VGA and one DVI-D input

I realise there are a number of similar questions already posted but I haven't seen any where the DVI input involved has been DVI-D. I hastily bought a VGA to DVI converter, then realised the cable ...
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Monitor Setting in Registry in Windows 7

When we want to change the display setting, we can use the display setting UI. But besides UI, can I directly change the setting in the registry so that I can programmatically do it? For instance, I ...
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Is there software for stress-testing computer displays?

I am working with a monitor in our offices that appears to have a malfunctioning DVI interface. When the monitor is in DVI mode, even with cables disconnected, there is serious ghosting, artifacts, ...
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How to merge monitors using more than one PC?

I have few PCs at my corporation which have monitors attached to them. Is there software (or other solution) that will allow me to use all of the monitors to share a view from one (main) PC. I've ...
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How to get back true color mode in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 x86 VM which I run in Virtual Box. Sometimes, when I play Alpha Centaurie, it ends with the VM only displaying 256 colors. When I go to Screen Resoltution, I only see: I tried ...
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Samsung syncmaster 2494 HM gives “Check Signal Cable” error in HDMI mode

My Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM is stuck in a "Check Signal Cable" error while in HDMI mode. The screen is black. How can I get my computer monitor screen to work again?
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Intel video driver breaks HDMI output after boot

I have Asus 27T1E display (for the record it's more of TV by nature that is being marketed as computer display, line is blurry there) that is used with my current PC (Mini-ITX build with some ...
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Can't duplicate display on Windows 7

I'm trying to setup a duplicate display on Windows 7, on a Lenovo W520 laptop. The goal is to output the main desktop to both the laptop screen and a VGA projector. I believe the laptop has a dual ...
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Dell Latitude D620 LCD display incorrectly

I have a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. It was free. When I got it, it worked fine for three days. Then, whenever I turn it on, the screen is a garble of blue lines and shakiness. I hooked the computer up ...
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How to rapidly switch between two desktop settings?

Is there some way to set up shortcuts to easily switch between having two monitors extended or duplicated simply? Perhaps a powershell script that would set it to one and another powershell script ...
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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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How to make a laptop screen more comfortable to look at?

Are laptop's screens inherently less comfortable to look at, or am I doing something horribly wrong? I've had laptops from HP and Dell, and I always have eyestrain after using them. It is very hard ...
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How do I figure out what to set my DISPLAY variable to for a virtual display?

Here's my uname -a info ... Linux qa3398c 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 23 10:52:51 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm running some Google Web toolkit tests that require access to a ...
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Making 3 screens work

I have Lenovo Thinkpad T400. It is currently on docking station and I have 1 dell screen. I have 2 extra identical screens that I am trying to arrange on left and right side of my existing main ...
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Screen goes off for ~20 Seconds after Windows 7 splash screen

A strange thing I have noticed is the following. When booting Windows 7 x64 on my Thinkpad e520, right after the "Starting Windows" screen (glowing windows flag) my screen goes blank for 10-20 seconds ...
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New Haans-G monitor show a flickering black screen

I bought a Haans-G HZ201 monitor last week at Newegg during their Black Friday sales. It just came on Friday and my parents suggested that I test it out on my laptop to see if there's anything ...
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Monitor works on VGA, doesn't on DVI. Not a broken DVI on display

I've got a problem. I've got the following setup: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti with 2xDVI (dual) and 1xMini-HDMI Asus VW226 (22", 1680x1050) Acer V233H A (23", 1920x1080) I use the Asus as my primary ...
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Windows 7:ATI has monitors backwards, windows has them right

When I go into my ATI Radeon HD5700 Series Properties, and choose Color Management, then Identify monitors, it shows monitor 1 on right, and 2 on left. When I go to Windows 7 display properties, ...
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What did computers use for output before monitors?

How did the early industrial computers, such as UNIVAC, ENIAC, MARK I, etc display output before monitors existed? Did the first personal computers, like the Altair 8800 or the Simon use monitors, or ...
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How to make VGA display go into standby when no computer/laptop connected

At my work most people use laptops, in combination with a stand-alone Dell LCD (connected through a VGA cable). Problem: if you unplug your laptop from the display, the display doesn't go to sleep ...
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How to find out when a screen shot was taken?

I have a screen shot of a desktop without the date of it that my friend sent me. When I right click on it and go to properties it says that it was taken on Nov 30th. I know that it was taken way ...