Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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More than 2 monitors in a PC with external graphics card

Windows XP: I have an on-board graphics card that has 2 outputs (VGA and HDMI) (Intel motherboard). In addition I have an external graphics card with VGA and DVI (nVidia). Can I use 3 or 4 of them at ...
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Why every change in Asus UX50v causes screen resolution get lost?

Why every change in Asus UX50v causes screen resolution get lost? Installing a new application, connecting to another wireless network, change some settings, ... causes this problem. For example ...
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Should I set monitor on top of Mac mini?

I've just bought a Mac mini and would like to have it sitting directly under my monitor which is a Dell G2410 24" Widescreen LED Monitor. Is it safe to set the monitor directly on top of the Mac mini ...
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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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Dell D630 pink tint on screen when powering on, what will happen?

I've been given a Dell D630 laptop by a friend. I got it in the mail yesterday and it was quite cold, I plugged the power in and after 20 mins I switched it on. The contents of the screen had a pink ...
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Screen is black on PC startup

I have a Dell desktop and when I try turning it on, the screen is black and all I hear is a few beeps. Can someone help me find the problem?
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How can I disable automatic monitor switching on Windows 7?

I have monitor setup with a hardware switch between my Xbox and my Netbook. On XP, switching between these is easy; I just flick the switch and it changes. My netbook's monitor doesn't turn on; it ...
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Screen Resolution on FS Lifebook E8110 Ubuntu 10.10

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 on an Fujitsu Siemens Liefebook E8110, installing went fine, but the maximum resolution is 1024x768, although the Screen should support 1400x1050 or at least 1280x1024. On my ...
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Can I use my MacBook Pro as the screen for a mac mini

I want to buy another Apple machine and instead of buying a whole new laptop, I am thinking of buying just a Mac mini and use my MacBook Pro screen as the screen for it. Is that possible ? What kind ...
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How can I connect a desktop CPU to a laptop screen without an external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? The laptop works fine but is slow. The desktop works fine doesn't have a monitor.
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Screen flicks in MSI CR420

I bought MSI CR420. It came with DOS. I installed win7 ultimate in it. Then installed the graphics driver (intel GMA HD) and after that it started showing some lines on my lapy's screen. I thought it ...
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T60 Screen/LCD gets black after some minutes with a highpitched sound rising and fading

Just now my T60 screen got "black" (so no display). On my second monitor: no problems so the VGA output works. Symptom: Screen blanks / no display, but it works on the second monitor Steps to ...
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Why do LCD screens need a backlight? (seriously)

Bear with me on this, I'm well aware that most LCDs have backlights. But what if, they DIDN'T? I spend long hours in front of a screen and I hate the concept of staring into a lightbulb all the time ...
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“Fuzzy” Display Problems on New OpenSUSE 11.3 Install

I have a old Desktop that has a new installation of OpenSUSE 11.3 on it. To get straight to the point, whenever I try to start-up OpenSUSE, my display goes "fuzzy" (almost like a badly tuned TV) and ...
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Monitor weirdness/flickering with new Vaio PCG-3112L

I have a Sony VAIO PCG-3112L running Windows 7. It worked fine on one monitor, but now I'm using it with a 2 year old LG Flatron W2252TQ-TF. The colors are sorta off (although that might just be the ...
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Webpage / Other application does not fit fully on screen

I have an ASUS Eee PC 1008 HA The problem is that I have to move the cursor up/down in order to see the start control / icons at the bottom of the screen and the cursor up in order to see the menu ...
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Is there any way to horizontally flip my monitor?

I have an ATI 3200 MRadeon, graphics card, and I wanted to know if there is any way to horizontally flip, or "mirror" my monitor. Is it possible to do this from within Catalyst Control Center (Ati's ...
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Best Configuration For Youtube HD 720p [closed]

I'm recording a screencast with CamStudio . My computer's screen resolution is 1280*800 , so video's resolution is 1280*800, too. I'm using Microsoft Video 1 codec when recording. I was record 9 ...
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How do I set my main monitor to a higher resolution?

My laptop monitor's native resolution is 1280x800 and it just isnt big enough for me. I tried to set the resolution higher, but my graphics card only showed options upto 1280x800, and I figured that ...
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Benefits of using HDMI connection over the normal VGA port [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advantage of connecting laptop to monitor through HDMI to VGA I can connect my laptop with an external monitor via VGA port or via HDMI. Which way is preferred and why?
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Myth or Fact: Graphic heavy/sound screensavers use more power than a blank screen?

So, is this true? Screensavers with graphics and sound effects will drain the power more quickly, whereas a blank screen will conserve power. And if it is true, how much more battery power/time ...
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Emacs: Default Windows

Is there a way to configure Emacs to start with two windows automatically, vertically split, and with the right side taking up ~60% of the total screen real estate?
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Enable extended desktop on Windows 7 Starter?

How do I enable extended desktop in Windows 7 Starter? I don't want to have to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium to get this feature. Any ideas?
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Monitor attached to motherboard is out of frequency

I don't know if this is appropriate to ask it here in superuser. Please, just route this to appropriate stackexchange site if found unrelevant. Here's my scenario. I have bought a new motherboard ...
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Second portable monitor for a laptop [closed]

I'm away from my home office fairly regularly but I find it difficult to really settle to productive coding without my custom 4-screen custom built PC. My laptop (a slightly ageing HP Pavilion with a ...
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Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter [closed]

In my search for a new display, I came across the Dell Multi-Monitor Hub MMH11, which seemed to be an alternative to my search for daisy-chainable DisplayPort displays. However, before I cave and ...
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Modern monitor technologies - need to find a new monitor

I'm preparing to change my old LCD monitor for a new one. I have an old NEC 20WGX2 Pro based on an IPS panel. I'm looking for a screen that gives good color output but is very good at gaming at the ...
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Unknown monitor in Lenovo laptop

I have set of two Lenovo laptops on which Fedora core 13 is installed. On one machine, the monitor is detected properly such that it is possible to connect another monitor. But on another laptop, the ...
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When computer turns on: keyboard/mouse/monitor don't work?

the computer is barely good,at least i think..features Intel core 2 4 GB ram Nvidia Radeon 9600 512 mb Gigabite motherboad (the others i can't remember).. Used this computer for 3 years with ...
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Is there a program for scanning, saving and restoring window position? [closed]

Is there some program for scanning, saving and restoring last window position? For example at this moment I have opened five windows: The first is Google Chrome, which is not opened at full screen ...
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What happens if I hook my Latitude e6410 1400x900 to an LCD at 1400x1080

Looking to get an external monitor for my Latitude but don't know how it will look based on the laptops 1400x900 res.
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Blank displays after inactivity, mouse cursor not showing up

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise x86 machine that is exhibiting some strange problems. After some inactivity (it varies how long it takes), when I come back to my computer, both of my monitors are ...
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Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro with a mini-DisplayPort. My desk setup used to allow me to position the screen of my old MacBook beside an external monitor, essentially allowing dual-head. ...
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1080p HD TV as Computer Monitor

I have a 1080p LCD TV with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. My graphics card has a HDMI output, if I use this TV as a monitor will I notice any loss of quality compared to a purpose built computer monitor?
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Replacing the LCD panel in a laptop

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and dropped my Asus Eee 1005PE. The screen is cracked inside (i.e., cracks are visible only when on), and no longer works properly. I booted up with another monitor ...
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Laptop screen goes black every once in a while

My laptop is just a week old. It used to sleep randomly even when I'm using it, but i took it to get it fixed. Now it no longer sleeps but it goes black every once in a while, and I can't understand ...
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1215n asus: can't set correct monitor resolution (1366x768)

I've just bought this little laptop, I've formatted it and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I've downloaded and installed all drivers from the website but I still miss the monitor one (generic plug and ...
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Lenovo G530 laptop screen flicker

I have a Lenovo G530 laptop that has an issue with screen flicker that is getting worse. The computer screen will start going thru a crazy screen flicker then will stop and start again. I have ...
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USB disconnects itself after connecting a new monitor

I am using compaq cq50-10us laptop. I decided to add an external monitor because my laptop's monitor is pretty bad. I used a VGA cable to connect the external monitor. After using the external ...
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horizontal lines on laptop display

This laptop is not even 1 month old. Why am I seeing horizontal lines on the display? Is it normal? I'm using it for more than 6 hours a day. The gray horizontal line shows up immediately after ...
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Notebook display not working properly

I have an old Acer TM4001 notebook. If the laptop is powered-off, with the lid closed, when I power it on, it generally works. Then, without touching anything, if I reboot the computer the internal ...
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Monitor “forgot” its native resolution overnight

I have: Hanns G HW173A monitor NVIDIA GTX 460 graphics card Windows XP SP3. It was working. Suddenly overnight I can no longer use my monitor's native resolution of 1440x900. It's not listed, and ...
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How can I “focus” my GPU's render to the game's monitor?

I just purchased a new monitor and plugged it to my 9600 GT. I used to play Civ 5 at max settings fairly smoothly, but now that I have 2 monitors to render at once, it's quite laggy. How could I focus ...
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Is there a way to view network bandwidth consumption a la “top”?

Several people have talked about monitoring bandwidth on a per-device basis in a wireless setting; is there a way to monitor consumption on a per-process basis? Something like "top"? (and even ...
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Monitor don't display anything after I connect PC to LCD TV

I have a 19" samsung monitor and a LCD TV. Firstly, I connect my pc to LCD TV with vga cable. Then I unpluged cabble and connect it to my monitor. But now I can't see anything on the monitor. Do ...
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Cannot increase my screen resolution

I am trying to install my new monitor but my Graphics Adapter (Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family) does not offer a resolution of 1920x1080 in the [Display Properties > Settings] ...
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How to know which display number for the variable DISPLAY will be exported when using ssh?

When I ssh to a server using -X, I am always confused about which display number I should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what I can do is only go ...
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Virtually adjusting screen size and position

I'm working on a display piece which is an LCD monitor that is partially covered and needs to be running an application in full screen in the uncovered portion of the screen. I have tried xvidtune ...
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Windows Media Player - always show Current Time/Total Time

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. When I open a video file then it by default only shows the current position (time). If I click on it once then it changes to format Current Time / Total ...
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How to stop my mouse cursor from going out of the screen?

I have just bought a new PC. It uses a SyncMaster E2020 20 inch monitor. The weird thing is my cursor can disappear(go out of the screen) if I move it over the right or/and bottom edge. Is is very ...