Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Is (AM)OLED screen burn / fast aging in still an issue?

I heard of a lot horror stories about (AM)OLED displays which have burn in marks after using for only a very short time. A known issue of OLED displays is that they age quite fast (compared to LCDs), ...
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Viewsonic VG2427wm detected max resolution too low

So I have a Viewsonic VG2427wm, which supports max resolution of 1920x1080 and I had it working at this resolution from both windows and linux PCs. Now, I need to connect it to my Dell XPS17 (L702x), ...
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Is there a way to check if my monitor is switched on through a program?

I need to know if my monitor is switched on, through a program so i can check when i am using a system through a remote session. I've been playing around with chrome remote access, and a few other ...
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Need graphics/display drivers for Intel S1200v3RPS board for Ubuntu 12.x, 14.x

I am really stuck with this... Simply cannot Edit: increase (I can change but not increase) the display resolution. Stuck on 1280x1024. xrandr gives "Failed to get size of gamma for output" ... Tried ...
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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How to properly solder apple's thunderbolt to vga?

I just bought a cheap Thunderbolt to VGA conversor, for a macbook pro. It didn't work at all so I decided to open the case. I found a silicon lump and most of the cables just hanging there. Just as ...
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4K monitor showing 2560x1440 as max resolution

I recently purchased a 4k Monitor, to figure that HDMI can only display 4K at 30 hz, which isnt enough for gaming and it simply makes it less enjoyable with the laggy input. It worked at 4k resolution ...
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How can I set reference zoom level in Microsoft Word?

I want to make 100% zoom level the actual paper size display on my screen in Microsoft Word. Says I want to set current 125% zoom level as a reference zoom level of 100%. Is that can be done in ...
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Does x% color gamut in consumer electronics implies x% of sRGB in the CIE 1931 (x, y) coordinate system?

Specifications of desktop monitors and laptop screens often list a single percentage as the color gamut. From my limited understanding, a meaningful color gamut definition requires at least two ...
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Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
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How to maximise a Single Window across Multiple Monitors?

Say I've 3 monitors. I'll instantiate with http://www.texpaste.com/. What would I need for: The leftmost toolbox to be on the leftmost monitor? The center input blank field on the center monitor? ...
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High pitch noise while monitor is off and several attemps for screen to load

I have a 24" Samsung SyncMaster 225 monitor which has started causing issues lately. When the power is off it emits a very high pitch noise. When I turn it on it goes away. I thought this might be a ...
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VMplayer - how to have full screen portrait-layout display of guest?

Is anybody using VMware player with their monitor in a portrait/vertical orientation? Is there a configuration that allows the guest OS to use all of the vertical space available? I switched the host ...
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How to connect two monitors

First of all, sorry about my English; I need to improve that. I am a new user on linux Mint, and a really new user of Linux enviroments (I have used only Ubuntu 11 and 12 before). I recently bought a ...
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Mint color calibration is disabled

I just install Linux Mint Debian Edition in at laptop Dell XPS M1530. I want to calibrate the color of the screen but, when I open Menu > Preferences > Color dialog, the calibrate options is ...
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monitor “remembering” wrong resolution on multiple OSes on laptop

Apologies if the title doesn't quite make sense, I really have no idea what's going on here. I have a 2-yr-old Lenovo X220 laptop with dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu which I often connect to a ...
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Monitor calibration icm profile vs color settings?

We bought a Dell U2713H monitor, and because of the price tag we thought it deserves a calibration, so I asked for it. This is the first monitor I bought calibrated, I always thought these are just ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Using a tablet as a monitor

I would like to use a tablet (open to any at this point, just want something light) as a monitor as well. For example using a Nexus 7 as a monitor so I can see the post output of a PC.
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Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows ...
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Making Windows 7 ignore the first click/keystroke when screen is off

I find this functionality very convenient in OS X, any way I can get Windows 7 to behave similarly?
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Monitor not displaying windows 7 correctly

I have just got a 15" Digimate TFT LCD monitor. I'm running Windows 7. Now the icons are too big, as are the windows in both browsers and word processing software - and everything has a bit to the ...
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Strange bright/white bubbles beneath LCD screen

I've got an older generation x86 Macbook Pro that has some weird white bubbles embedded in the LCD. The actual pixels seem to be working fine (not dead or stuck), and when I put colored images in ...
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Don't know which monitor to install, what's BL / B / HL / H?

I just have bought SyncMaster S24B350 samsung monitor. I need to install the driver of it but when I open the driver program it asks me which is your monitor: S24B350BL S24B350B S24B350HL S24B350H ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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How to run kubuntu 12 without monitor

I'm trying to setup home build server. I'm not experienced in linux thus I want to have remote access to GUI desktop. I installed kubuntu 12.04 (because I'm most familiar with it) and setup x11vnc. ...
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Macbook Air's display won't turn off when lid is closed with external display

This highly annoying problem started recently on my MBA: when I connect it to my external display and close the lid, the screen doesn't turn off. The same occurs if I wake it up from sleep into this ...
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Is it normal to hear soft, high-frequency blips and clicks from an LCD monitor?

I bought a couple ViewSonic 27" monitors a while back for my dream system, and so far, I've loved them. Then, all of a sudden, one of them started making strange high-pitched clicking/blinking ...
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Disable display scaling on high DPI makes text too big

I have manually checked the option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" for most applications that used to look blurry. This has helped in most cases but in others it has messed up with the ...
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Splitting one giant monitor as if it was two. Picture in Picture

How can I split one giant computer screen into two screens, so I could stream Al Jazeera in fullscreen mode on one side, while I program on the other side? Or what about adding a PIP -- Picture in ...
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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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How can I set my Mac Mini to output 16x10 resolution over a VGA cable?

I have a 16x10 monitor that I use for my other computers (native resolution 1920x1200), and I want to use it for my old Mac Mini too. I have it connected via a VGA cable to the DVI-to-VGA adapter that ...
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Red horizontal lines in my Aer LCD only in black colours

I am facing problem with my Acer v203HV. I see so many red lines – only in the black colours of my screen. Like when I watch movies, whenever there appears something dark, there are red lines ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 HiDPi to Full HD external screen

I just got a Dell XPS 13 2015 and I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with the exception of using an external display. The resolution on my laptop is 3200x1800, my external screen ...
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Dual monitors go wireless

I will be using the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. So it natively supports 3 monitors output - hdmi, dvi, and vga. To make things complicated, i wish to have my monitors go wireless. I did a ...
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Second monitor not detecting

I already owned a monitor and my laptop, the monitor had no HDMI in ports, and I already owned a DVI-D dual link to HDMI. So i purchased a DVI-D cord to connect to the converter. I plugged it into my ...
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slow scroll in ssh connection after a while (why?)

Remote server with screen. After some time any command with a lots of lines of output causes significant scroll lag. It happens with different terminal emulators: konsole, xterm, lilyterm, ...
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ASUS VN248H-P Monitor green static/speckling over HDMI

The monitor gets a kind of green static while using HDMI cords. Some cords work better than others, but they all have this speckling of green on dark images. But when using VGA, it's fine. The ...
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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Turn off local monitor when TightVNC connection is active

TightVNC does not have an option to turn off (or stand-by) the monitor when a client is remotely administering the server. Is there any way to keep the windows system from waking the monitor when ...
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Is there a way to create “logical” monitors without sacrificing performance?

I'm in an odd situation, where it would be beneficial to be able to take a single 3840x1080 monitor and have Windows treat it as if it was actually two 1920x1080 monitors - one as the Windows ...
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4k Monitors 30hz mouse lag

I have a computer that I need to run about 15 meters or 50 feet away from the monitors. Currently I have two DVI monitors that have resolution of about 2500x1600. I want to run two 4k monitors ...
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Trying to identify the cause of this display corruption

I don't actually know where the root cause of this issue lies or even how to accurately describe it so I will do my best to provide the details of the situation. Hopefully someone will have a better ...
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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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How do I connect my Lenovo Flex 20 to an AOC HD Monitor without lag?

I have the new Lenovo Flex 20 all in one computer http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/lenovo/flex-series/flex-20/, and I'd like to set up dual-monitors with an AOC HD monitor that takes only DVI or ...
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Screen resolution cannot be set properly

A friend of mine bought a new machine for his parents. It is runnning Windows 7 and has an AMD APU. The monitor only has an analogue connector. If I try to set the resolution of the monitor to 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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Comparing LED monitor image sharpness and quality without physically putting them side-by-side

I'd like to compare the image quality of two monitors, the HP W2071d I'm using and the LG E1941 my family is using. We're living in different continents so there's no way to put them next to each ...
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Dual Monitor keeps disconnecting

I have 2 of the same monitors which I'm trying to connect . When I have both of them connected at the same time one monitor goes black for a second and then comes back , but then the second monitor ...