Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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I'm using a TV as a monitor. Why are my resolution choices so limited when the TV supports more?

I am trying to use this tv as a monitor. As you can see, this tv supports 1920x1080 full HD. However, when I plug it into my Windows computer (which can easily support this, it supports it on other ...
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Why do laptop manufacturers turn off only the backlight not the whole LCD?

I have two laptops, one Macbook and one Lenovo. If I press the Brightness Down button repeatedly, eventually the backlight is turned off completely. The Lenovo also has a shortcut key to turn off the ...
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Second monitor connected with Windows 10 laptop

Hi I have a aver aspire laptop that has Windows 10 installed. I have a problem with using the second monitor for my laptop because it only allows me to use the second monitor when I duplicate but not ...
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HP ZR2740w 2560x1440 monitor and Dell M4800 not working together

I've got the two pieces of hardware above. For the dell m4800, it has the i7-4700mq and nvidia quadro k1100m running windows 8/10. Enabling or disabling switchable graphics from the bios doesn't solve ...
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Lenovo W530 with Quadro K2000M screen changes contrast drastically when switching to dark application

I have Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1, and it has that annoying feature which changes contrast depending on colors of application (both on battery and AC). I've found that this is quite common on Intel ...
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Make image sharp at lower resolutions?

I suspect there's not an answer for my issue after investigating for a while, but I figured I might as well ask anyway. I recently bought an Asus G751J (with a GeForce GTX 970M card, Windows 8.1), a ...
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What type of display connector is this [closed]

I removed the screen/monitor from an old laptop and wish to use it as a stand-alone screen. It has a 20 pin connector, and I can't seem to figure out what it is and how to connect/solder it to work ...
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ASUS VX24AH monitor shows wrong hue on dark colors

I recently bought an ASUS VX24AH monitor and it shows dark colors with slightly wrong hue. Look at the sample image: (You might see it without any problem but I see how I described in the image ...
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Editing Color Profiles to reduce macbook monitor saturation

I'd like to change the response of a macbook pro display. I went into Display Calibrations expert mode and set it up. The screen looks much better now however there is no way to set Saturation. I am ...
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HDMI splitter (dual screen)

I am looking for a way to connect two monitors to my laptop. I was thinking of having an HDMI splitter and then two HDMI to DVI cables to my screens. Does a HDMI splitter which can split the display ...
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Internal computer screen cracked

I did something stupid. I work on my computer on the ground, and so I tripped on my computer and closed it. It is a Windows 8 (now Windows 8.1) HP PC. The next day I open it up and I find it cracked. ...
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Is there a way to use a PC as an extended monitor?

I have a Macbook and a PC with an attached monitor. The monitor has only 1 input, so there is no way to plug both in. And, it's a gaming monitor, so I don't think a KVM switch would be a good ...
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How to make 2x Dell U2414H in portrait mode (Mac Mini) act as one screen

I have a Mac Mini and two Dell U2414H screens. One is connected through HDMI > HDMI, the other through HDMI -> Displayport. I want them both positioned in portrait mode with the narrow bazel ...
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LG E1942C-BN monitor refuses to enable white balance

I got this monitor the other day, and it refuses to enable "white balance" in the settings. If I try to toggle it from 'no' to 'yes', it just reverts back to 'no' a second later. Why does this happen? ...
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Windows 10 does not automatically set display scaling when switching to a new monitor

I am using Windows 10 in an Asus Zenbook whose own display is 3200x1800 high-DPI. When I am working in my office or at home, I connect it to a 1920x1200 external monitor, and sometimes I use it with ...
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DVI cable trouble

I have a monitor E2360S that has double link digital DVI interface, also i have three graphics cards: and asus gtx 560 ti, gigabyte radeon 7870 and some very old radeon that has a VGA interface. ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from putting my monitor to sleep AFTER locking?

Whenever I lock my Ubuntu system with CTRL+ALT+L, the monitor will be put to sleep in about 5-10 seconds. This is pretty frustrating, especially since I sometimes like to walk away for a half a minute ...
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Third monitor setup problems

I have two screens, one HDMI and one VGA, pluged into my main graphics card which is a Radeon 7800. I have a second graphics card installed which is a pretty old NVIDIA. However, when I plug a VGA ...
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Power Button Won't Turn off Display

I have the power button set to "turn off display" after 5 minutes. I'm using a Dell Inspiron with Windows 10 installed. If I set the power button to "sleep" it works just fine but I don't want to ...
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Display looks corrupted/broken black blocks

Video demonstration of issue. hardware: CPU: amd fx 6300 GPU: nvidia gtx 560 ti What could be the problem ? I don't have onboard video on this motherboard to test with it. Didn't install/mess ...
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Is it possible to turn off iMac's screen (without turning off an external screen)?

Typically we can turn off an iMac's screen but pressing control+shift+eject but this would turn off the external screen as well (TV, projector, etc). We can also turn the brightness of the screen to ...
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Can the wrong refresh rate damage my monitor? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung LCD monitor measuring 21 inches. The refresh rate is 60 Hz, but if I select a setting higher than that, I get an error. I actually don't know the exact screen resolution of my PC, ...
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How do I extract my old laptops display controller board? [closed]

I salvaged an amazing display from my old laptop, but can't find a fair-priced controller board. I found a few, but I want to make sure i can extract the board before I go out and buy a board to ...
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Why is my image looking more saturated in Windows than in El Capitan on the same calibrated monitor?

I have a brand new Mac Book Pro (2015) with Bootcamp installed, so I am using the same calibrated monitor to view the images. However, the image looks more saturated when I boot up Windows than it ...
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ASUS logo and GRUB not showing up on PC boot

When I start the PC monitor, it goes into power saving mode resulting in the ASUS logo not showing up. Even the GRUB GUI, which I use to select between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, isn't showing up ...
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Wrong Touchscreen mapping

Using two Touchscreens (Could not install the win7x64 Drivers from acer.com, win10 sais its not compatible): Acer T230H (Primary) Acer T230H If i put a finger on the 1st, the Position of the ...
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I have a 23.6 monitor native 1920x1080 will it support 2560x1080

My monitor is the Asus ve247h native resolution is 1920x1080 my my new graphics card supports 2560x1600 will it support 2560x1080?
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Monitors “sleep” after no external input for a period of time

After about 10 minutes my monitors will go into low-power mode (just as if I had removed the video input). If I am actively doing something I do not observe this behavior, and quick movement of the ...
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How to solve the hazy display in Win8?

Whenever I am using Win XP it occurs rarely but in case of Win7 or Win8 it occurs frequently in web browser like Chrome, Firefox etc and in video players also
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Why doesn't my display work on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT Core?

I've just installed Windows 10 IoT core in my Raspberry Pi 2, which is brand new. I tried booting it into Raspbian and that all worked fine. However, under Win10 IoT core, the thing boots but the TV ...
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make a mirror of the extended display in the primary display

I know this sounds ridiculous, but is there a way I can create some kind of window to view what is being displayed on a second montitor that is extended from the primary view? In the end, I'd like to ...
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How to keep display aspect ratio and display scaling using wmi?

I have Intel HD Graphics 4400 here and I am using the Intel Control tool to set "keep aspect ratio" or "keep display scaling" ("Displayskalierung beibehalten"). Is there a way to achieve this by WMI? ...
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fixed monitor, now has line through it

A monitor I had went out. I opened it up and replaced the caps and it works. The issue is, that now the monitor has a vertical line through it about 1/4 of an inch wide. I'm thinking it is due to ...
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GTX780 : Monitor shows “no signal” but does show image after turning off then on

I have a Asus GTX780 plugged to a Philips 227E Monitor through HDMI (Monitor having an HDMI and VGA input), the issue I'm having is OS independent, whenever i turn on my PC, my monitor immediately ...
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Can I use laptop charger to power monitor?

I have a monitor that requires 19V 1.2A. Laptop charger outputs 18.5V 3.5A. The polarity is the same. Will slightly 0.5V lower voltage damage the monitor and is there something else that needs to be ...
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Console lock display off timeout - Change minutes in registry

I am using the following to enable the Console lock display off timeout which works fine http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8268-lock-screen-timeout-period-change-windows-8-a.html Is there a way ...
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Why does the monitor lose signal when I turn off/on my monitor on Windows 7?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 on my machine, my monitor has been acting strangely. When I boot my machine, my monitor starts up and receives signals fine. However, no matter what if I decide to ...
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Second computer monitor left side has lines and weird discolorations

I tested the cord and had the monitor replaced. Same issue. The only thing I can think of is the graphics card. Are there any other things I could be missing? I have a GTX 680 for reference. Thank ...
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4k Monitor. Higher PPI than iMac 27". More Pixelated than iMac

I'm looking to understand exactly why a monitor with higher number of pixels per inch (albeit slightly so), than the standard 27" iMac, cannot produce image that is at least just as sharp as images on ...
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Is there a way to feed any modern monitor without powering it?

I am thinking of a MiniPC with a wire to a monitor, without plugging the power as well again for the monitor, but I am reading HDMI, USB3.0, DisplayPort, DisplayLink specs, and they all say it's ...
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Which cables I need to extend the Samsung Note 3 screen to the monitor (DVI-D dual link)

I'm looking for a solution to connect my smart phone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to my monitor Acer S220HQL. This monitor has two connectors: VGA DVI-D dual link Actually the VGA connector is busy but ...
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Strange Issue with Monitor - Single Pixel Line in only Certain Colours

I am using a B156HAN01.2 screen in a Lenovo Y50-70 (Win10x64) With certain colours (blue, #0075AF is a good colour to see the line) displayed, I can see what I presume a single pixel line going ...
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Hide screen content after detaching

When I detach from my screen, the contents keep on being displayed on the terminal window. That is annoying because the terminal output becomes very messy very quickly. Is there a way to replace the ...
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Monitor connected to a surge protector goes blank for a few seconds everytime room lights are switched on

I have noticed this problem in 2 separate locations. In both cases they are computer monitors connected to a surge protector extension cord. Every time the lights or fans are switched on or the ...
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Black screen on Win7 after booting

i have problem. My computer (is an automative B&R) is all of time after booting goes to black screen . I booting from CFast card. I try many monitors, video cable, Safe mode, Lowest resolution, ...
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Finding the correct screen replacement for a netbook

I have to change my netbook's screen. It's 13" (or 13.3") diagonal-wise with a matte/non-glossy/unpolished LED display. What do I have to be careful for when buying a new screen? Is this a pretty ...
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Laptop screen black before BIOS

I have a Sager laptop that has an odd issue. It's not necessarily a major issue at the moment, but I feel it might be cause for concern as a potential harbinger of future problems. When I shut down ...
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Limit area of screen which my monitor displays (27'' --> 21.5'')

I have Dell U2713HM (27'') and I am having some issues playing specific games. The problem - screen is to big to focus on everything what's going on, and I'd like to limit it somehow. I'd like to add ...
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Is there a way to reduce the eye shock while switching between high contrast windows in Linux?

Quite often, I jump between my terminal window and a browser and a lot of websites have background colors that contrast with my terminal's background, which is painful for my eyes. Is there a way to ...
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Grey rectangle on top left of the screen

I experience sometimes this issue on my Windows 7 laptop: after the Windows GUI has finished booting, a small grey rectangle appears on the top left of the screen. It stays in front of anything I ...