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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DELL latitude shows a blank screen unless connected to external monitor

I have a DELL latitude E7440. If I power it on as is, a blank screen is displayed. However if i connect to an external monitor, it works fine. Is this a driver issue?
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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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Put macbook display screen to sleep but leave external monitor on?

Im connecting my macbook to my TV via the mini display port. If I put the laptop screen to sleep (via a hot corner) the TV screen also goes dark. How can I put the laptop screen to sleep but leave the ...
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Window Chrome on Task Bar, Desktop IE, scaling incorrectly on Windows 8.1 on SP2 with an extended desktop to an external display

I have a surface pro 2, and an external monitor attached via mini display port adapter. I have UNCHECKED the "let me choose one DPI for all screens", and everything is great except I have one fly in ...
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Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
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Close lid on macbook air without changing primary display to the external monitor

When I connect my laptop to a TV, I need to use the touch pad to control the mouse, so the lid needs to be open. So I drag the video player's window to the TV and then want to start the movie and ...
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VGA output looks smudgy

I am using Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G 580 with an Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The external monitor I use is a HP Z24i and my problem is not only the max resolution that can not be reached (1920x1200, ...
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Configure three screens backed by two graphic chips in a laptop under Linux

I'd like to connect two external monitors (one via HDMI, one via VGA) to my HP ProBook 4330s LW813EA laptop, while keeping the laptop screen on as well. The Intel HD 3000 graphics embedded in Core ...
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External monitor display cuts in and out

I have a HP Pavilion 25bw external monitor that is connected to my lenovo T420s via a displayport to hdmi cable. When I boot into Ubuntu I have no issue but when I boot in Windows (7 or 8.1) the ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (with Iris 5200) only output 1920x1200 via HDMI?

I have a late-2013 15" retina MacBook Pro with an i7-4750HQ CPU and onboard Iris Pro 5200 graphics. And in case it makes any difference, I'm running Win8.1 on it. When I connect this MBP to an ...
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Can DisplayPort enhance resolution?

I'm a little new to the gaming laptop scene and I've been wondering: If I bought a laptop with a native resolution of 1920x1080 and hooked up a DisplayPort cable to an external monitor, would the ...
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Fuzzy image on Emerson LF320EM4 TV when using HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an Intel HD Grapics 4000 video card, running Windows 7. It's also connected to an Emerson LF320EM4 TV via HDMI. All I want is a crisp image, but I am having ...
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Lenovo drivers do not send auto adjust information to a monitor

Lenovo drivers do not seem to provide any external monitor with how it should auto adjust. Is this correct behavior? I've noticed with a few Lenovo branded monitors (thinkvision L1711pC and below), ...
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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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How to select video connector between laptop and external monitor?

I want to connect a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop to a Dell 2408 WFP external monitor. The ThinkPad laptop has a 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) onboard display. It has Mini-DP and HDMI ports, and via a ...
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Change XrandR setup on monitor unplugged/replugged

I'm specifically looking for a way to set up my laptop, when I unplug the external display, to reset the XrandR configuration so I'm only using 1 screen. Any advice? Basically, I want an acpi event ...
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Tint2 thinks external display is number 1

I am using XrandR to give my Arch Linux laptop an external display. I'm struggling with one thing, though: My taskbar thinks the external display is number 1. This is a problem because it means my ...
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Switching between Video Adapters in a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

I have a Win 7 Latitude E6530, which includes a discrete graphics card (nVidia MVS 5200M), normally connected via the Port Replicator to 2 external monitors (Dell U2410 + Dell 2001FP) both via DVI. ...
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PowerPoint Won't Put Display On Projector Screen

I have a course to present in half an hour. i'm using PowerPoint (2007, I think) The screen I want people to see is appearing on my notebook computer. The screen I want to see on my notebook is ...
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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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How can I regain the ability to output to an external monitor via HDMI on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro?

I've had a Yoga 2 Pro (running 64-bit Windows 8.1) for a few months. I usually have it hooked up to an external monitor via HDMI. I disconnect and reconnect it all the time. This machine has the ...
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Connecting Lenovo E545 laptop to HP ZR2740W display - low resolution

I have Lenovo E545 laptop. It has VGA & HDMI video outputs. AMD Radeon HD 8450G Graphics Display: HP ZR2740W It has DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs. First I bought following cable: ...
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Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
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Windows 8 on a Retina Laptop with external Monitor

If you use a Windows Laptop with a Retina display and you attach an external display, there seems to be no way to set the scaling individually for both screens. The retina should be 150 - 200%, but ...
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Split Signal from Gateway NV59C

Using Gateway NV59C, Windows 7, VGA and HDMI outputs. Can I push signal to 2 extended displays (TV's) while the built in laptop display is "sleep." Currently using VGA signal because HDMI is not ...
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Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry

I've tried a lot of things but I can't seem to get it working correctly. Below is my setup. Laptop is a Dell Latitude E6535, which has Video chip/card NVidia NVS 5200M. I have two external AOC IPS ...
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Mystery port on my Samsung laptop (NP700Z5C)

What is the port in the picture of my Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C? It's called a "Display Port" in this image (not from Samsung, admittedly), but it's clearly not (the Samsung documentation even ...
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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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Displaying Outlook calendars items on a large LCD

We have a large LCD in our IT department which we'd like to use to show where my colleagues are based on the current entry in their shared Outlook calendar. We could use the calendar screen but it's ...
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Cannot apply color profiles to external display on Windows 8.1

I use an external display (Belinea 1980S1) with my Samsung Ativ 6 (Windows 8.1) and I want to set a specific color profile for this screen. However, when i try to select this device in windows color ...
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Secondary (extended) monitor turns off when I remove power cable from my laptop

I have a 2 monitor setup. An extended monitor that connects to my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I removes power cable from my laptop to run it on battery, the secondary (extended) monitor turns off. Can ...
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Connecting a macbook pro to an external display [closed]

I just ordered a 13" macbook pro w/ retina and a 1920x1080 AOC (2436VH) external monitor. What setup will give me the best resolution on the external? mini display port to HDMI? I'd like to use the ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 external monitor

I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support? Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?
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Using external monitor only via Displayport on Lenovo W510 results in “Out Of Range” error

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 and a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3. I want to connect a iiyama ProLite XB2779QS to the docking station. To get the full resolution I only can use the displayport ...
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Turn computer into projector

Is there any built-in method that can turn a PC into a network projector? I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with SP2 and Concurrent RDP Patcher. I tried to look in Devices and Printers and ...
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How do I adjust my displays for bezel correction?

I have a GTX 570 with 2 monitors hooked up to it. I also have a 3rd monitor hooked up to the integrated intel HD graphics. How can I adjust the monitors for bezel correction?
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Install Intel graphics driver on MSI stealth / Ubuntu 13.04

I've downloaded and attempted to install the intel drivers but it just keeps saying it was installed and I should restart. Doesn't show what it claimed to install and HDMI or Mini DisplayPort aren't ...
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Hdmi to dvi oddness

I have a retina macbook pro (with two thunderbolt ports and one hdmi port). I just bought an hdmi to dvi adaptor but it doesn't work right when I plug it into my hdmi port: The monitor goes to sleep ...
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Incorrect display color when connecting computer to TV

I have a desktop running Windows 7. When I try to connect it to a Sony TV using VGA, the color on the TV's display changes. If I connect it back to a monitor, it looks proper. What is happening?
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How to connect laptop to monitor and duplicate display?

How do I connect my new Dell inspiron to my dell monitor? I have tried connecting a HDMI cable between both of them and there is no display?
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My HP Pavilion g7 is not detecting external monitor. It is running Ubuntu 13.04

I have confirmed that both the cable and monitor are working perfectly. I get No signal and No Display when connecting my Laptop to an external display. The cable is VGA and the person using the ...
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Are there any contraindications for using laptop vertically?

I'm planning to purchase a separate monitor for using with laptop (lenovo e520) but due to lack of space on the desk I'm going to put laptop into a vertical position with closed lid. Is there any ...
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Can no longer share same window across multiple screens on Mavericks

(with Mountain Lion) I used to be able to drag a screen halfway between two monitors (in multi display) mode and view both respective components of that window on either screen. This allowed me, in ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 - external monitor won't connect to computer

Please help!! I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit and my external monitor is no longer connecting to the computer. I have been connecting it with a VGA cable and it was ...
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Sudden “No Signal” in HDMI-DVI connection

Yesterday I have connected external display Asus VW192C to my laptop Dell XPS 14-L421X via HDMI-to-DVI-D cable. And it worked perfectly fine from start. The day after, Asus screen went blank showing ...
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Image appears strectched on secondary monitor?

I have a Samsung R522 notebook and a Medion(?) TV, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330. The problem is, when I plug in the TV into my notebook, the resolution changes on both the notebook and the TV. ...
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How can I get 3 monitors working with Intel onboard graphics and a Geforce 560 Ti?

I have an Asus GTX 560 Ti graphics card which has two DVI outputs and one mini-HDMI output. I have 3 monitors I want to connect up which all take DVI inputs. Two monitors work fine on DVI. I tried a ...
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Disable screen power save mode when external monitor connected

I have a laptop with a HDMI connector (NVidia gfx), is it possible to stop the screen from going into power save mode only when I have something connected to the HDMI connector?
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External Dell Display doesn't work with MacBook Pro (2011) after Thunderbolt Firmware Update (1.0 and 1.2)

Today two Thunderbolt Firmware Updates (1.0 and 1.2) became available for my MacBook Pro (Early 2011). After installing both, my external monitor, a Dell U2713HM, does no longer work. The system ...
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What is the pixel clock setting on my monitor actually doing?

I am experiencing display interference on a dell 24" flat panel monitor.I find that if I adjust the pixel clock settings up or down in the monitor's on-screen menus, the interference goes away for a ...