Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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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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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Strange spots on Dell U2711 monitor on medium-bright colors

When showing colors of medium brightness (between black and white, in this test case the color is gray, or #888888), there are a few darker spots on the monitor. They are much less visible 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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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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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 ...
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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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Change Monitor ID on Windows XP

I'm trying to configure a workstation with 3 monitors used for viewing DICOM images from a PACS application to display content correctly on each display. The workstation has 2 monitors attached to one ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling

I have a Dell XPS 12 with a 12.5" Full HD display, extended onto an external 24" WUXGA display. With the default scaling, text on the Dell screen is unreadably small at normal reading distances, while ...
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How to make 4k happen on mbpr 13 with U28D590D?

So I'm trying to make U28D590D 4K monitor work with MacBook retina (13" Late 2013). So far I was able to make 30Hz over HDMI, but I'd like to get 60Hz via mDP. It looks like people can do it using ...
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Issuing On/Off command to Monitor

I am using Windows 7 with a AMD R7 Serise graphics card. I was wondering if/how i could issue a on/off command via the HDMI port when my computer shuts off/goes to sleep mode. I know that this card ...
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Teamviewer “show black screen” keeps the screen black after disconnecting

I connected to my laptop using TeamViewer from another machine and I had selected the option "Show Black Screen". After disconnecting I can't get my laptop display back :( I can see the screen ...
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Can't select high refresh rate with BenQ XL2720Z and 7970

I purchased a XL2720Z Gaming monitor which should be able to run at 120-144hz (I am using a DVI-D cable) and in settings it only lets me choose up to 60hz. I am trying to change the framerate in AMD ...
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Lonovo x201 tablet blank screen on startup

my x201 on windows 7, starts, goes to starting windows screen and then just goes blank. I can see the cursor. Have done the following: 1. Gone to boot- done a hardware test. Passes the normal test, ...
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Can't boot; screen shows white stripes and cloudy patches

My laptop does not boot properly. When I press the on button, the screen does some weird cloud thing with horizontal white stripes. If you can, look at the video I made of the laptop turning on. And ...
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After changing settings, I can no longer get my laptop screen on (it's black). How can I see the display monitor?

My laptop screen went dark and I searched on how to fix this - found to disconnect power and drain it with the power button, then close the lid almost all the way and then try to hit power button ...
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Why is the monitor image all washed out?

The LCD flatscreen is completely washed out, as if someone had turned the brightness way past max and turned the contrast down too. Black-on-white text is poorly readable, and grey-on-white literally ...
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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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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netbook screen stays black

I have an acer aspire one netbook. The screen is black but the computer turns on (LED's are on, fan is spinning, etc.) By black I mean absolutely no backlight. I tried to remove the battery and power ...
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macbook pro - red screen 2 weeks after coke on keyboard

Two weeks ago I dropped a cup of coke on keyboard of my Macbook Pro 2009 17". Instantly the machine self turned off and I turned it upside down. 20 minutes after I dismounted the machine and had no ...