Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Graphics Card or Monitor is failing

Every few minutes my monitor will go black for about 2 seconds. I can't find a pattern regarding what is on the screen, though it seems to happen more often in video games. How can I tell if the ...
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strange text in internet explorer dialogs and buttons

A user is having problems with internet explorer that I can't figure out... Any idea what is wrong with the text and how I can fix it?
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Few questions regarding screen resolution

I understand that the resolution of a display is the number of pixels it can accommodate vertically and horizontally. So if my resolution is 1920 x 1200 it means there are 1920 horizontal pixels and ...
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Capturing the Windows Shutdown Screen

Is it possible to capture or extract from the system files the shutdown screen windows xp displays when shutting down? I think that would involve something that still remain active when Windows is ...
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Computer reboots after a noise when monitor is switched off

My computer reboots after a noise and grey screen when my monitor(Samsung Syncmaster 591s) is switched off. It was repaired a day back (it was getting off and had to hit/tap on it to return back to ...
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Output not displaying correctly on HDMI connection to display

My Asus AT3N7A-I-based computer is connected to my TV via a HDMI cable. However the screen is cut off by 1cm in each direction. I have so far been unable to find settings to change or resize the ...
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What is the maximum resolution supported by a standard DVI-VGA adapter?

The DVI socket on my monitor is broken, so I decided to use the VGA socket. I used a DVI-VGA adapter on my graphic card end, since it only has 2 DVI sockets. It works but the resolution I can see ...
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portrait monitor orientation causes text blurring

I have changed one of my two monitors to be portrait orientation, however the text is somewhat blurry. I have tried auto-adjusting it on the monitor and it has made no difference. If I tilt my head ...
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How to fix Dell 2408WFP LCD making high pitch noise?

I have two Dell 2408WFP LCD monitors that I purchased new a bit over 2 years ago. One of them suddenly started making a fairly loud high pitch noise after turning it on. As well there was a noticeable ...
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How to install an Apple monitor on a Windows Vista PC?

I have an Apple display model M7478LL/A, and a desktop computer with Windows Vista and a Geforce 7100 video card. I connected the monitor to the PC and it does not turn on. I'm left with a black ...
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New monitor doesn't display text the same as old monitor

I've just purchased a new Samsung Syncmaster PX2370 and it doesn't seem to be displaying text the same way as my old Apple monitor. On the Apple monitor text looks a little stronger and more detailed ...
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“No Input Detected”?

So, I bought a 25in Hannspree HD Monitor, but it isn't working as intended. To make a long story short, I discovered that if I connect my computer to my old monitor (via VGI-VGA -> VGA), then I am ...
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L1953T-BF Monitor won't turn on, not even the led light, all of a sudden

Ok so I have this monitor L1953T-BF of LG since 4 years now. It has been working perfectly since I bought it and I never made extreme uses of it. I've been working on my PC yesterday and played ...
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How to display total filesize of selected files in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Explorer: how to show total size of all files in current folder? If you have a folder open, if you select a few files, it displays the total filesize at the ...
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bad monitor caused by electronic interference?

Today a user's monitor was blurry and fragmented, very similar to a TV with poor reception. The monitor would also go black for a few seconds, and then the desktop area would move half off the ...
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Make Windows Vista on a Dell laptop think there's always an external monitor connected

Is there a way to convince Windows that there's always an external monitor connected? Background I run Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop which, in it's usual home, has a 22" ...
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Monitor gives black screen automatically

My monitor gives a black screen automatically. When I turn on the computer, it is working normally, but when I am at the login screen, after a few seconds it will just flash a bit and turn off. Then ...
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Non-refreshing displays?

Are there any display/monitor technologies available or in the works that do not constantly refresh the screen? Ie, the individual pixels only change when there is a change to be made, rather than ...
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Activating non-active secondary monitor

I bought ATI radeon 5450 video card to have 2 monitors on one HP desktop. The 2nd display was showing not activated, but the choice boxes were ticked permanent. What do i do to activate secondary ...
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Run monitor on 1440x900 resolution when native is 1920x1200

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 running Windows XP. It has Intel 945GM graphics. When I bought the computer, I got it with a native resolution of 1920x1200. However, this resolution is far too small to ...
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Difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor

Is there a difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor? or are they the same that is good for the eyes
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Multiple screen

How may I force my windows to think, that it has 2 screens connected? Hi. I love to use extended screen (2 screens connected to 1 graphic card, different images on each screen). But today, the second ...
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No signal on monitor after plug it to a linux box

I use my old computer as an NAS, so I remove the monitor after I installed linux on it (disconnect vga cable). I use ssh to control the machine and it works fine. Until some day, after kernel/softare ...
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Laptop screen brightness after restarting

I have a Compaq laptop and using Windows 7. when I change the display brightness for example to 80% and then restart the system, after restarting the display gets dim again and I have to move around ...
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Green/pink flickering fuzz on my monitor (looks like The Matrix way off in the distance)

I have an Asus laptop, connected to an external monitor via HDMI. With a grey background, there is a subtle green flickering fuzz. It sort of looks like "The Matrix" way off in the distance, moving ...
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Notebook display problem (multiplication)

I'm having some troubles with the display of a LG E500 notebook. The thing is that without any known reason the display starts to show the screen divided in eigth parts and each part show the display ...
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Monitor resolution messed up somehow

I purchased the Westinghouse 22" LCD LCM-22w3 a few years ago, and now it's been acting up on me. I just booted into Windows 7(without changing any settings), and the default resolution is 1600x1024, ...
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How do I record the VirtualBox screen to a file?

I'm using non-OSE VirtualBox which seems to support recording the VM screen to a file. VBoxHeadless -c -f record.avi -s myvm But somehow it complains with the following message: Failed to load ...
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Tool to measure “screen flickering level”

I have an LCD monitor (BENQ FP931) which started to flicker recently. Sometimes I can recognize the flickering, and sometimes I cannot. I need a tool (preferably a free one) to test the monitor's ...
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Output to TV only works if monitor is plugged in

I am trying to use my TV as the sole output for a computer. The computer has a graphics card with 2 outputs - one VGA and one DVI. I have the VGA output going to the TV, and when the DVI output is ...
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Is there a work around to configure brightness or color on a DisplayLink monitor?

I run 3 monitors in addition to my laptop display at work - two of the monitors are using DisplayLink adapters. I've always thought that all my displays were too bright (and possibly give me ...
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Why do moving lines become fuzzy on my monitor?

I recently got a new notebook. With moving images there are some graphical issues, and I'd like to know what causes them. None of my earlier monitors exhibited similar issues. Moving high contrast ...
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Laptop will not properly go to sleep or wake up from sleep mode

I have a Toshiba A505 laptop with Windows 7 SP1 and Nvidia Geforce 310M with driver version 266.58. The issue I am having is that the laptop doesn't always properly go to sleep or properly wake from ...
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ZSH not wrapping lines (Screen IOS)

zsh 4.3.9 (i386-apple-darwin10.0) inside Screen version 4.00.03 (FAU) 23-Oct-06 inside Termianl Version 2.1.1 (273) I've had this problem once or twice. Basically, output from programs stopps ...
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Display cut off top of the screen

I am having a problem with my monitor where the Windows desktop has shifted down by 1cm, leaving a black area at the top and the Windows task bar cut off at the bottom. I've tried changing ...
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after power outage, monitor won't turn on

I had a power outage in my apartment today during a Windows 7 SP1 update. I installed SP1 and it told me to restart so I did and that's when the power outage happened. After the power came back on, I ...
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No POST, No Display, Fans Spin, LEDs On

I have an Acer Aspire M5641 that won't boot. First, the onboard video stopped working; I bought a new compatible video card and connected it but it made no difference. I started some deeper analysis - ...
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Sony VAIO PCG-K215M laptop screen

its an old laptop but when i boot it up on the laptop screen it loads the bois screen but when starts to load windows it turns off laptop screen, i reinstalled xp on it and and the screen works up ...
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Two dual DVI cards, but six outputs?

I have two NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT video cards. They run two monitors each: But when I press the "Detect" button, I get this: Is that an extra output per card? How do I make that work, by getting ...
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Remove matrix screen locker

I wonder if anyone here experienced problem with remote destop usage, when you try to take control of the server remotely, but the program like matrix screen locker doesn't let you to do it, even if ...
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Rotate Display (Software Force or Driver Fix?)

I have an Intel GMA4500 chipset, and in the graphics options it lets me choose the rotation. But it immediately reverts back to "None" I have updated the drivers from Intel's site but still no-go. Is ...
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Is it possible to have 2 workspaces on the same screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 1 PC, 2 consoles (as in 2 monitors, keyboards and mice) Is it possible to divide the screen into 2 work-spaces, each with its own keyboard and mouse , mouse pointer etc. ...
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What is the recommended delay to put LCD/LED screens to sleep?

My LCDs and LEDs screens are configured to enter sleep mode after 5 minutes of computer inactivity, and I have being using this setup for years. Today, I was wondering if I could lower this delay, ...
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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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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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What to keep in mind when choosing an external monitor for a laptop

Never had an external monitor on a laptop before, so I'm exploring uncharted waters here. What should one keep in mind when choosing an external monitor for a laptop? I have a HP 6715s laptop, with a ...
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Flickering text on Windows 7

I'm having the following problem: When redrawing text in 32-bit Windows 7 using the Classic Theme there's a very noticeable flicker. For instance, the 'length' meter in Notepad++, or the bit rate ...
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Why is text blurred when I rotate the screen?

I have a rotatable display which I tip up so that I can fit more code on the screen. However any text on the screen looks just the slightest bit less sharp on the rotated display. Can anyone tell me ...
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Can you bring LCD monitors from the Nothern Hemisphere to the Southern?

In the old days, when CRTs ruled, I remember that monitors were manufactured specifically for the location in the world in which they were to be sold. Amongst other things, the Earths magnetic field ...
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Screen line issues and repeating startup chime

We're having two issues that I think are related to each other. The screen of the laptop is occasionally freezing and doing very odd things like can be seen in this picture: On restart, the ...