Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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How to create second color calibration profile in Windows 8 and switch between the two?

Windows 8 offers Display Color Calibration wizard. (Control Panel > Display > Calibrate Color.) It is great for basic use. Its only downside is that it always changes current color profile, giving no ...
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Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely

I have 2 monitors connected to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: Left is 1920x1080 via DVI (Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW) Right is 2560x1440 via DisplayPort and is set to Primary (Samsung SyncMaster SA850) I ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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Make Kali screen not turn off?

I'm using Kali 1.0.9 64 bit and I have the screen timeout set to max, 1 hour. How can I set it to never turn off? I have opened dcong and changed a few things, nothing seems to work.
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Kali Linux boots to command prompt (gdm3 produces error)

I just got Kali Linux working on my Macbook Pro (after much laboring). I reinstalled Kali after I wanted to repartition my HD to make it larger. I boot into rEFInd first, and load the bootloader ...
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2560x1440 resolution with DVI-D

I want to connect an Eizo monitor to a Windows 7 computer. It is connected through a DVI-D single link cable, plugged into the single link DVI-D port. When setting the screen resolution to 2560x1440, ...
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Arch Linux Graphics and Don't

I just installed Arch Linux with lightdm and awesome, and the fonts and display look very pixelated. I installed infinality, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm wondering if you all ...
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Is there a way to crop screen resolution in windows 7

i'm using a dual monitor setup with a 23,6" monitor and a 24" one. But because one of them is slightly bigger my mouse and other things get off. Is there a way to make some kind of black bar at the ...
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How i can disable Windows 8 Start menu second monitor?

So i have 1 question. How i can disable this Start menu Win 8 second monitor?: I use Actual Multiple Monitors default taskbar, and disturb me. default: Thank you very much
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Installing windows 10 with an external screen

Basically I want to install this new windows 10 tehnical preview edition on my laptop, but the problem is that I have a broken laptop screen so I connected my laptop to a different monitor. I pressed ...
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Is there a program or way to monitor or record or track a remote desktop session?

I may be hiring some remote employees and would like a way to track that they are working when they say they are. Is there a way to track how and when someone connects via remote desktop to a ...
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X11 window doesn't take up whole screen in OS X Yosemite

I'm running a remote piece of software on my macbook via ssh (Lumerical FDTD Solutions). When I open this software GUI, it opens an X11 window. I'm having issues resizing my X11 window. The top of ...
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Fedora Server X Boot Problems

This morning when I tried to boot up Fedora 14 I ran into some problems. I used it fine last night, and nothing has changed since then. When I boot up F14, it would go to a black screen and sit ...
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Windows XP Turn Off Monitor after x minutes option is missing

I have an XP machine that turns it's monitor off after a period of time. I am trying to disable this but when I go to the power options in the control panel the option is simply not there. Turn off ...
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What is the difference between HD LED Glare and HD LED Backlit?

I was comparing this two products from Lenovo and Dell. There are no major differences but one difference in their display. Can anyone help me what is the difference between HD LED Glare and HD LED ...
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Monitor resolution out of range [on hold]

I have a problem with my TV. The image resolution is supperior of the TV resolution itself. The problem comes from my TV but even if I change the format, the problem stays. Is it possible to add ...
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Dell 8400 XP Blank Screen [closed]

My wife has a dell 8400 XP which was working fine yesterday. This morning the screen was blank. The on/off button is flashing (not sure if did that before or was constantly on). I tried holding the ...
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How do operating system window managers deal with multiple DPI levels across monitors?

I've been using Linux for years and one of the things that is lacking (due to X being way too freaking old and Wayland living in a far away land) is support for high DPI monitors. Looking at my ...
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Laptop screen turns on by itself after turned off

I just got this new laptop ASUS N56VZ, which has a rather strange feature. If I press fn+f7 to turn off the screen, it will be turned on by any mouse/keyboard event. If it's not a big problem ...
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Dual Monitors on VGA or HDMi

I have an INSPIRON 3847. It has VGA & HDMI outputs. I want to run 2 (or if possible 3) monitors. Had 2 monitors running with GX270 but had to buy new Video card & a splitter. Do i have to buy ...
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4 monitors with dual Nvidia 610 GT

Can I setup a 4 monitors configuration for my desktop with two NVidia 610GT cards? Or said in another way, is it possible to use 2 graphics cards if they don't have SLI? My motherboard is an Intel ...
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Can I use 4 monitors with 2 SLI cards

I'm doing some research for my next build and I came up across a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer for on google (I get different answers from each link) So. If I have enough money ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop LCD only works when cold

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E laptop that has an unusual screen issue. It works fine initially for around 10-30 seconds when first switched on, then the screen freezes, a white "mist" quickly builds up ...
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Playing Silverlight stream without display

We are trying to monitor some Silverlight streams with some in house software. The machines used to run XP, but need to be upgraded to Windows 8.1 so we have access to .NET 4.5. They are headless ...
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Self rotating screen

I'm using Ubuntu Linux and every hour or so (seems random) one of my two screens flips vertically for a few seconds and then turns back to normal. I tried reinstalling the nvidia drivers but it didn't ...
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Is My Monitor Starting To Go?

I've had this monitor for just about 7 and a half years now (it was made in August 2007) and every time it comes back on after my computer has been in sleep mode, it would flicker and now sometimes it ...
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Lenovo Screen broken (not physically)

My screen of my Lenovo Ideapad S400 recently stopped working. It is less than a year old, and Lenovo/Medion state that it is not covered by warranty since it looks like having been damaged. Nothing ...
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Computer runs but monitor is on power saving mode?

This stuff rarely happens, but when it does I simply restart my PC then it works fine. But today after several restart attempts it seems to be stuck. I tried removing the video card then switched to ...
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Running a program in XP freaks out display settings

I've got an XP box that is running a custom, old school program (explains the XP, don't hate). This program has always worked fine. From last week, every time the .exe is double clicked, the graphics ...
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No display to external monitor

Checked a bunch of related questions and don't see the same issue. My lenovo T430s recognizes my VGA to external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster920ew) but the monitor stays blank. The laptop adjust the ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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Screens in LAN?

I need to connect about twenty (~10 inch) screens (or photo digital frames) next to each other, and display photos and videos in each one. Those photos and videos would be in a LAN server, and every ...
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Turn off display in Windows on command

Is there a way to turn off the display in Windows (7), preferably without using additional software? Powershell script works fine, but leaves command-line window after turning on the display.
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How can I landscape my laptop screen, with a LCD screen

I could not figure out exactly what I needed, so I made a picture. Currently I cannot figure out what cords I need (or for converting.) Anyone know what cords and converter things needed.
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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How can you mirror a high-resoluton screen?

I just bought a 1440p 21:9 monitor that I had planned on using wirelessly with my laptop from across the living room. I tried using a Miracast dongle (a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter) but it will ...
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Screen brightness slider disappeared on Windows 7. How do I bring it back?

So I can't find the screen brightness slider or any brightness adjustment option in my power plan options. All I can do is determine when to put the laptop to sleep and when to turn off the display. ...
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How to determine optimal lighting around monitors? [closed]

I use multiple monitors and want to adjust/situate my lamps optimally to protect eyesight and health, against fatigue, glare, etc... How can I determine this? I've read ...
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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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Display is slightly blurry on (native) 1920x1080 resolution

I have a computer monitor that is approximately 23" in size. Its native resolution is 1920x1080, and Windows 7 will not allow it to be any higher. However, I cannot make the resolution a little lower ...
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How do I connect a monitor and mouse to a computer a long distance away? [closed]

I want to put a brain computer with cameras in 1 spot than have another one away from it at least a good 20m, with a monitor and mouse. How can I tend to do it? and what wires
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Laptop occasionally boots - bios issue?

I've got a 5 year old ASUS, Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. When I Press the power button, the buttons green light turns on. The display stays black, no display, not even a flicker. The fan does not turn ...
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Using TeamViewer to create a 2nd Monitor

I have a desktop PC with a monitor (1) with TeamViewer and I have another monitor (2) with a pc connected to it also with TeamViewer on, is there any way I can use monitor 2 as a second monitor for ...
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Windows 8.1 64 bit - 3 monitors - after sleep (power options) then wake up, all applications revert to main screen

Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit. Intel HD Graphics 4600 & Nvidia GTX860M Running 3 display screens - laptop, HDMI connection and RGB connection Everything set to optimal resolution for the screens ...
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Two monitor, one with DVI-D connection, the other with VGA?

I have a problem. I have a SyncMaster SA300 (TFT, main monitor) monitor and a SyncMaster 591s (CRT) monitor. I want to use both monitors and share the desktop. My video card have a VGA port and and ...
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What's the cause of 'static' or zebra stripes on a MacBook Air display?

My MacBook air will display a weird static pattern upon being woken from sleep, most often when I switch from one network location to another (although it also happens when I awaken it at the same ...
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Is it possible to power on/off a monitor using the computer?

I was wondering if it was possible to power on/off a display using a computer connected via HDMI. Let me explain : I want my computer to power off my monitors (not standby mode) when I don't use it ...
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Windows 7 support for Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family

Are there any drivers compatible with Windows 7 for the Mobile Intel915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family VGA adapter? Intel's site says it is discontinued: ...
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External monitors not displaying during startup

I have a new Dell Laptop and when I put it into a docking station, and boot it up, there is no display on my 2 external monitors. I have to open the laptop to see the logon screen and enter my ...