Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Screensaver on only one monito in dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need. When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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What is the difference between Nvidia's G-SYNC and AMD's FreeSync?

I recently read about Nvidia's G-SYNC technology and it sounds pretty cool! Their solution seemed quite elegant to me. That is, until I read about AMD's FreeSync technology. The main difference I ...
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Turning off laptop monitor on nameless device

A few years ago the graphics card (GeForce 9800M GS) on my laptop quit working. I eventually found that I could disable the graphics card and still use the computer. Now looking at the Display ...
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What is the significence of the max width on a VESA mount?

I just purchased a 34 inch "ultra widescreen" monitor. Most reviews recommend using a VESA stand, because the one that comes with the monitor is so terrible. However, the maximum supported width I can ...
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Monitor Requires Power Cycle after Restart or Power Up

I have a display that does not receive a signal unless it is powered off, then on while the Windows 7 system connected to it is online. The monitor reports that it is in Standby during this exercise. ...
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Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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Dual Screens with only one VGA port

I am trying to use multiple screens. Both screens have VGA connectors while my computer only has one VGA and HDMI connection. Is there anyway around this?
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2 monitors - different resolutions - cursor between monitors

Wasn't even sure how do I google this. I am using the laptop screen (1366x768) and an external screen (1920x1080). Is there some way/setting to change the screen height at which the cursor goes to the ...
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HDMI to DVI Monitor Input Lag

I have a monitor (not an HDTV) that has two different types of input ports: VGA, and HDMI. No DVI. My GPU has two DVI ports and one HDMI port. I use the computer primarily for gaming, although only ...
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what display size and resolution for reading pdf in double page view?

I have currently a 17" in sxga. I use my computer to read a lot of pdf and djvu several hours a day, and I want them to be displayed in book view (double full page). Is a 24" in 1900x1200 enough to ...
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Ubuntu stuck on splash screen

So my laptop has been running fine for months under Ubuntu Gnome. It's been mostly smooth sailing for me. But suddenly my laptop is just deciding to not boot. I'm stuck on the logo screen for Ubuntu ...
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Horizontal lines flash randomly over laptop display

I have a 2 year old laptop. The model is Sony Vaio SVE1511W1EB. I never encountered any serious problems with it until now. However, last week I plugged a beamer into the laptop and did a Powerpoint ...
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Screen changing orientation each time I open a new window

When go to open a program from the task bar, the orientation of the screen flips degrees. It is easy enough getting it back with the shortcut keys, but a pain. Does anyone have experience with this ...
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Small Flickering spots on the screen

my dog just threw a fit in my room, and it looks like a little bit of water might have spilled on my computer. When I first tried to turn my computer The monitor wouldn't turn on, and then after a ...
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Laptop displaying as if in 256-color mode — grainy — why?

OK folks, this one's a stumper. I have Windows 7 on a late-model Toshiba laptop. A few weeks ago, the machine started doing this weird thing with the display, where the regular ol' Windows desktop ...
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What is this PCB component from an older CRT display?

I have an old CRT Display that used to dim out every morning and would require significant warmup before it reached normal brightness. A repair guy worked on it. He did some stuff and asked me to ...
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HDMI output on Gigabyte Brix Pro, working on some displays, not others

My office has a Gigabyte Brix Pro that my boss wants to be able to take with him occasionally to work from home on it. The problem is that it has issues (or a monitor with it) with the HDMI output to ...
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Laptop display flicks like a liquid inside when moving the lid

My newly bought dell 3537 laptop accidentally hit on the wall and Now in that corner the display flicks like water inside when I move the laptop lid upwards. Is this happens because of damage happened ...
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No Video Output

My friend called me telling me his computer we built a while back is not having video output. I remember when we first built it, it didn't have output either, but I forgot how we fixed it. Now, it's ...
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ThinkPad Yoga distorting/compressing some icons

I have a brand new TP Yoga Pro with W8.1 Pro x64 that intermittently distorts some icons and other graphics seemingly at random. I notice it most with icons on the task bar or system tray, but it also ...
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Can I turn off high-DPI scaling for all applications? [duplicate]

I'm on a Windows 8.1 laptop (Thinkpad T440s). For some programs to not appear blurred/scaled, I have to access the .exe properties, go to Compatibility and "Disable display scaling on high DPI ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Video Input Out of Range

I tried to change the screen resolution because it was hurting my eyes but now the computer has a video input problem that says "out of range" and dv1 selection. What I'm seeing:
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Mac OSX: Terminal command to replicate activity monitor network data?

I've been googling around for a while now to try and find a terminal command which can output total kb/s IN and OUT for wifi (en0). The command cannot use sudo, so lsof is out. I've tried using ...
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Dell U2312HM flickering

I bought a DELL U2312HM a year ago. I was actually preparing to buy 2 new monitors as this model. It worked very well until a couple of hours. It started to flicker badly on the right side of the ...
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Why using 'screen -r' on remote host changed my terminal background color?

I have a custom vim color scheme on the remote host. Today I found after I using ssh to connect to the remote host and resume my screen process with 'screen -r', everything I wrote in the vim editer ...
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When I turn 1 monitor off it gets disabled

This problem has only just happened everything was working fine for about 6 months when I got the three monitors. Everything was set up correctly no problems at all but now I do. All three monitors ...
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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How Colors are filled in a bit i.e either 1 or 0? [closed]

This question is just out of curiosity and I tried searching for it. But most of the site speak about binary representation and 256 combinations in 8-bit.. This I already know.. I do know that RGB has ...
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Fullscreen issue with widescreen monitor

I have a Samsung SA300 LED monitor and recently I am facing an issue. During startup, the Intel splash screen is not going fullscreen (it previously did) Also if I am using DOS prompt in Windows XP ...
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Whats the name of the device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed?

What's the name of the hardware device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed? My dv9000 laptop screen won't come on due to this 'switch' and I want to replace ...
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Cause of this display issue?

Whenever I load one of a few games (Starcraft II, Command and Conquer: Generals, War Rock, etc), the monitor starts behaving like you can see in my link. It flashes through a few different colors, ...
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No signal to monitor after uninstallation of display driver

I was on the Sony website trying to get the latest display driver for my Sony VAIO laptop. Their instructions told me to uninstall my display driver through add/remove programs in the control panel ...
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use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop [duplicate]

Can I use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop? My thinkpad t61 has non-working screen. I use it with external monitor. But that does not show me win 7 dual boot option ...
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HDMI and a cracked screen

So recently my laptop screen was broken pretty badly, and the entire screen is covered in white and black spots and lines, so it's impossible for me to see anything. So for the past few days, I've ...
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XP fresh install no display driver

I just did a fresh install of XP and have done all of my updates. I cannot get the driver to install. I have tried the disk. It just has a setup page that opens in a browser. There is now driver ...
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Share screen among many tablets [closed]

I know a musician in the area who is looking to purchase a bunch of Android tablets. His purpose is to have 3 or 5 of these running on the same network. He would pull up the sheet music for his band ...
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Process killed on ssh disconnect despite screen/nohup

I am facing a rather strange situation: ssh to a beaglebone (details : uname -a = "Linux beaglebone 3.2.34 #1 Wed Nov 21 14:17:11 CET 2012 armv7l GNU/Linux", ssh server : Dropbear sshd v2012.55) ...
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Force intentional blackborder on Windows 7

I watch Youtube very often on my TV, but in some videos there is a white chat window on the right side and it hurts my eyes in the night. I kinda worked it out using IrfanView always on top with no ...
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Turn on Laptop backlight without a keyboard shortcut

I recently installed the latest drivers and my screen backlight turned off. The problem is that my Fn-F7 key combination doesn't work, so I can't turn it back on. I can see my screen at night if I ...
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Dell Studio 1555 Black Screen Issue

The screen of my Dell Studio 1555 laptop (out of warranty) went black while I was working on it. I tried taking out the RAM and cleaning it, to run it with only one RAM installed, but the issue ...
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Centralized computer with control possibilities from several locations within same network

In my new home I would like to make a different set up for my computer. I want to place my computer in a certain location in my house, like a closet or something. And then be able to access that ...
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Custom Windows DPI (125%) cause underscore symbol lost in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE)

I set my Windows 7 DPI to 125% , and started to see this problem: Anybody knows the fix for it ?
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Lifetime of flat panel monitor - Taking into account dimming and not just stop working

I have been told by somewhat of an expert at my company that in an office setting the current flat panel monitors usually have a lifetime of around 3-5 years. The context of this is not that they ...
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How to prevent turned off monitor when using a HDMI splitter

I have the strange problem, that my monitor turns off, when I use a HDMI splitter. I want to send my monitor output to a raspberry pi, so I bought a HDMI splitter. When the computer starts, just after ...
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Magnet turns display off? [closed]

I remember that when I touched a powerful magnet (like microwave magnetron) to the bottom left corner of the laptop's keyboard, the screen would instantly turn off (black), and when I removed the ...
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sony vaio svf152c29m screen light went off

I bought a sony vaio svf152c29m in December 2013. After booting the laptop, the screen light went off and I don't how to put it back on.