An external display is a display device, such as a TV, projector, or extra monitor, that is not the primary display for the computer. Use this tag if your question is specific to the external display, rather than about multiple monitors in general.

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How to make Windows 10 recognize my monitors size properly?

I have one 4K 32'' monitor, and two 24'' 1080p monitors. Windows thinks the 24'' monitors fit right on top of the 32'' inches one, but in reality they don't and the "extended" desktop is all messed ...
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Using Laptop Display as Monitor

I have a hp envy m6 laptop. Now I would like to use the display of the laptop as Monitor of a Desktop. I would not like to use the display of the laptop as second monitor.How can I do that ?? Can ...
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Display port to DVI or Display port to HDMI, or VGA

I know that there are a lot of questions about different ports for connecting a monitor, but i have one that i think is unanswered elsewhere. I have a laptop with only a display port and VGA output. ...
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external monitor display blinks

I am facing some issue with my display. I have a thinkpad laptop with external monitor connected. It was working fine for quite long time..now suddenly the monitor which is connected using docking ...
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External monitor bleeds over to second external monitor when widow is maximized

I have a laptop with two DisplayPort adapters. Attached to the DisplayPort adapters are two external monitors which are the same brand and model. I find that when I maximize a window on my left ...
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Preview second screen in main one

I have an installation with 4 tv's connected to an a HDMI hub and this hub is connected as second display in a windows 10 computer. All is working nice, but all tv's are far away from the computer, ...
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Graphics card won't display to Monitor through HDMI, but displays for Vive

I have a GTX 1070 connecting to 2 monitors, one through HDMI and one through DVI. HDMI goes to Asus VE247H. Here are my steps in which the error was found: Unplugged HDMI monitor (it was working). ...
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Use mid 2011 or 2012 iMac as 2nd display for Dell XPS15 (USB-C Thunderbolt 3)

Seems there is a lot of misinformation out there. Simply want to use my mid 2012 iMac in TDM (Target Display Mode) with my Dell XPS 15 (USB-C-Thunderbolt 3). https://www.theguardian.com/technology/...
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Windows Keyboard Shortcut for switching multiple Screens

I have three monitors and due to the video card restrictions, I can only view two monitors at a time. Everytime I want to switch between the monitors, I would have to open the "Display settings", ...
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Why DisplayPort, HDMI port etc. while USB can do the job? [closed]

I've been using HP EliteDisplay E232 connected to my hp notebook HP ZBook 15 G2 through DisplayPort for some time now. Both the monitor and the notebook has Full HD 1920X1080 resolution. I was so glad ...
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Is there a device that can output the same image to 3 monitors at 1080p?

I want to use a Mac Mini to drive 3 1080p monitors with exactly the same image. Three large monitors will be used to display the same image to the public and I need 1 display to manage the Mac. As the ...
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usb powered monitor with vga input?

i'm looking for a monitor that would be usb powered with a vga input, does this kind of monitor exist? this would be used for a server(freenas), so i need to be able to look at the boot/bios (this is ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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Adjust brightness of external monitor with only one button

At work, in addition to the company laptop, we are given an external monitor (AOC 2270W) to work with two screens via a HDMI connection (working on Windows 7). The problem is the brightness of the ...
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Unstable display signal from Mac to External Monitor with a DP to D-Sub/VGA cable

This a problem I've been having on-and-off for the last two months or so. I have a brand new iMac16 replacing an older Mac. I had an external LG 20M35A Monitor connected via a DisplayPort to D-Sub/VGA ...
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Integrated graphics not giving out signals through any port

I have been trying to re-enable my integrated graphics card as my dedicated graphics has no HDMI port but when I connect HDMI or VGA to my integrated graphics port there is no display. I searched the ...
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Hyper-V disables external video in Windows 8.1 pro

I've been using my notebook for months to drive an external UHD monitor via HDMI as my primary display (set to Second Screen Only), works beautifully. But after I enable Hyper-V, it reverts back to ...
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Can an hdmi to vga adapter have a resolution limit?

I purchased an hdmi to vga adapter but when I connected the hdmi part to my laptop and the vga part to my monitor, laptop told me that the optimal resolution for that device was 1024x768 even though I ...
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How can I stop my monitor turning itself off and on again every few seconds

I have two monitors connected to my windows laptop. Sometimes (particularly after resuming from a suspended state, but sometimes it just happens randomly too) the second monitor will go into a cycle ...
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Maintain window placement on monitors after reinserting to dock

I have a laptop that normally sits inside a docking station. Connected to the docking station are two monitors which are used as display devices (the laptop's own monitor is switched off as the ...
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DVI to HDMI cable - No Video Input

I've just bought a DVI to HDMI cable in order to connect my Philips 227E3 to my Asus X555L. When I connect them, and choose DVI as input for my screen, I get "No Video Input" message. What can be ...
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Windows 10 external screen no longer detected

I have an HP elitebook laptop. I work with an external screen that is from iiyama. This set up has worked perfectly fine for the last month or so (since I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7). ...
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Audio over displayport suddenly stopped working

I used to connect my Surface Pro 3 via DisplayPort to my LG display, playing the sound though the LG. Today when I tried to connect the Surface it didn't worked. I checked if somehow the default ...
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HDMI->VGA adapter prevents me getting sound from my laptop

My laptop only has HDMI out and the external monitors I have access to here (including a projector) are old VGA-only. I have a HDMI->VGA adapter but when I use this I lose any sound output from the ...
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External Monitor does not detect my laptop after removing my broken LCD

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) with a dysfunctional screen so I removed it from my laptop thinking that I'll connect an external display. But now when I turn my laptop on it beeps 8 times (LCD ...
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TV doesn't work as single monitor for PC

Hello i am running Debian Jessie with KDE and i am trying to use my Sony Bravia TV as a monitor but i have a very curious problem. The TV has a VGA cable which i connect to the computer via a DVI ...
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Red ghosting/blur on monitor

I have a BenQ GW2270H monitor, and have found that there is an odd, red blur that surrounds certain things on screen when they move quickly. Some black objects also blur. It happens to both my PC and ...
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Laptop's monitor goes black after bios

I have a laptop whose monitor reaches bios and then when windows start it goes black. I connected it via vga to an external monitor and it runs good. So the monitor should not be burned from what I ...
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Asus F3JC, Built-in Display and External Monitor Issue

I have kind a weird situation with my laptop and can not figure out the reason of this behavior. My notebook boots and works normal as expected from a 10years old laptop beside its graphic department. ...
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Why does text seem a little blurry when I switched from DisplayPort to HDMI?

I recently switched to another laptop that doesn't have a miniDisplayPort, only USB Type-C. I haven't got the adapter for type-C yet so I'm using an HDMI cable to connect to my monitor (2560*1440,60Hz)...
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Broken Laptop Screen - Display BIOS in External Monitor [Dell XPS l502x]

My laptop screen broke recently, so I connected an external display via HDMI. Though I can boot into Ubuntu, I still have to wait until the system boots to the login screen to see any output to the ...
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High res display: will it upscale from my low res laptop video?

My 4 year old Vaio/windows 7 has an hdmi port, and I regularly use it with a Dell UltraSharp U2410 x 1920 x 1080. This is a "regular" dpi display (92 dpi or so) I want to use it with a 4k or 5k ...
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Dell XPS 15 (2015) driving U3011 monitor at native res

I'm trying to get my laptop to drive my monitor at its native resolution: laptop is the new Skylake Dell XPS 15 9950 which only has an HDMI output for video monitor is a Dell U3011 with native ...
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Can I do 3 external monitor instead of 2 external+1 internal on a Macbook Pro 13"?

I know I can run 2 external plus the internal monitor without any issues. Since it won't let me add a third external (for a total of 4), I'd prefer just running the 3 external ones with a closed lid. ...
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One computer, 3 Monitors 1 TV switch 1 Monitor for TV

I have a 3 screen setup with a TV next to the monitors. I was wanting to occasionally switch the 3rd monitor out for the TV (before i was having to go under the desk and switch the HDMI cables around) ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop: How to turn off the display of the remote computer?

I'm accessing a remote Windows computer via my Chromebook, using Chrome Remote Desktop. Is there any way to configure the computer such that the display will be turned off, but it won't go to sleep ...
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Windows 10 change monitor size

I have two monitors connected to my computer (1st is 1920x1080, second is 1024x768). Windows recognizes them both but because of the 2nd monitors lower resolution thinks its smaller. However in ...
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Remote MacMini only displays on screens when accessed remotely

I have a MacMini we use to display onto 3 70" screens, usually it's used for music tv etc but occasionally used for presentations. currently the MacMini is only outputting to the screens when I ...
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Using DLNA certified smart TV as an external monitor for Linux

In general would be possible to start DLNA (server I guess) on Linux laptop which will be sharing/mirroring/cloning/extending ... laptop's desktop to Smart TV (which will act as a DLNA client I guess) ...
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Does all Display link hardware work together?

DisplayLink lets you run monitors off of a usb interface. To my understanding, all DisplayLink devices can have many of the same piece of hardware connected to one computer. Each manufacturer brags ...
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Connecting Dual Monitors

I have a DVI-I connection and a VGA connection. I have the monitors connected properly, but I do not have an option to extend the display, it is duplicated. When I look under Device Manager --> ...
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How can I improve yellow tint of on monitor?

I have Acer K222HQL monitor, AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphic card. Connection through HDMI. I tried different laptops, different OS (Linux distros, Windows), different ICC profiles (including IEC61966-2....
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Screen blackout and “No Signal” on screen, PC still runs with music. Fans on, LED on, Safe Mode works

I have a problem with my PC. I have had it for a year without any problems, but recently it's started to have some weird issues: Sometimes, the PC is up and running with music still playing in the ...
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Laptop screen flickering then going black with extended external monitor.

When my laptop is connected to an external monitor and the options are set to “extend screen” it will begin to flicker and then eventually just go blank. This can happen minutes after connecting or ...
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External monitor has dark banding around colors

I'm not sure how to describe this phenomenon properly. However, my new Asus VX24AH shows dark borders/banding around coloured boxes or text. It is plugged into a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using ...
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Application sizing issue after disconnected from an external monitor

I have a Samsung Ativ book 9+ Intel core i7 5500 with Windows 10. I have hooked it up several times over a couple weeks to a Samsung 23" monitor via a micro HDMI - HDMI cable. The first couple dozen ...
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Monitor limited to 1280x1024

I have a Philips 202p4 CRT monitor, maximum resolution is 2048x1536, uses a VGA cable. My desktop running Windows 7 supports the maximum resolution. The monitor driver is Generic PnP When I plug the ...
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Pixel pitch of a monitor

How can the pixel pitch of a monitor be double another monitor if they both have the same resolution and are the same size? E.g., Acer B6 Series B286HK and ASUS PB287Q.
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Where are the Mimo Vue HD Drivers

I'm attempting to get a Mimo Vue HD working. So far the only drivers I've found that work are the Displaylink 7.9 drivers but this doesn't seem to work for the touchscreen part of the device. They ...
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Keeping second extended monitor ON when laptop lid is closed in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have a second monitor plugued in the laptop and configured as an extended display. When I close the lid (first display) Windows 10 turns off the first display, and assume the second as the first ...