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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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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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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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 ...
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Screen brightness randomly set to lowest setting Lenovo ThinkCenter

On multiple ThinkCenter machines at the office, the screen brightness on the desktop displays is being set to the lowest setting. Using the monitor HUD the brightness can be changed again, but doing ...
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Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop in 2013? [duplicate]

I know about the 2009 question: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? It's 2013 now and I want to know if anything has changed. I want a laptop with two external displays, to make three in ...
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Monitor and speaker setup for Playstation 3

I have ordered a PS3 super slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor and speakers. The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would ...
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Asus Taichi presenting several issues: Wifi - Keyboard - Display [closed]

I experience several issues with my Asus Taichi 1) The ENTER KEY (either the on-screen and physical keyboard) doesn't respond for a couple of minutes and then, suddenly, starts working and stay ...
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External monitor flickering via Displayport

Problem When I try to connect the monitor to the portable through a Displayport cable, the monitor immediately starts flickering. Sometimes it even turns black for a few seconds. When I try the same ...
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Updating store display PCs

I have 8 PCs that are in our business lobbies that have a PowerPoint file on a constant loop and I want to find the easiest way for a non-admin person to put up a new PowerPoint file from time to ...
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How do I conect to a second monitor when not connected to my docking station?

I used to connect to a 2nd monitor and projectors all the time, but eversince my computer has been connected to a docking station I can't connect to a 2nd display withkout it. The monitor/projector ...
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AOC 21" monitor wont' wake up after computer goes to sleep

I have a dual monitor setup. An AOC 21" monitor to accompany my iMac. After waking the iMac from sleep, the AOC monitor doesn't wake up without me having to unplug the dvi cable from the monitor and ...
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Single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II with 3 monitors?

With a single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II card, can I output to three monitors? and if so, how? I am currently getting this when I attempt to enable all three monitors:
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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Updating multiple displays from a single machine

My use case is similar to the lobby display of a small gym: three displays, each with a different level of refresh: 1. The monthly calendar 2. This hour's schedule of events 3. Streaming video of the ...
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Adding a 3rd Monitor to my HP pavilion g7

I currently have a HP pavilion g7 laptop with a samsung 17" monitor plugged in via a RGB port. I am currently considering purchasing another screen so that i can run 3 screens in total. If i purchased ...
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xfx radeon 7870 can't support dual monitors

I've been on multiple threads trying to figure this out. I have a few different monitors and only one will work at a time on my computer. I am currently only using the VGA to DVI adapters and only the ...
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Does the Samsung NP700Z5A feature a Mini DisplayPort?

These are the specifications of the Samsung NP700Z5A: From these specs, here's a screenshot of one of the port sections: Does the 'Display Port' in this screenshot correspond to a 'Mini Display ...
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No signal found Spectre X40 LCD TV, hdmi

I hope this is relevant to this forum. I am attempting to connect a small Android powered device with an HDMI output to a Spectre X40 LCD Television. No matter which port I use, I still receive a ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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why my lcd displays like out of signal

My external monitor appears like in image on random time, I have to power off the monitor and on again to get working. It is making me crazy. I am using: Macbook pro 2012 model external monitor ...
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Slave a computer screen display through USB port

I usually slave my university computer displays by hooking up a vga cable from my laptop to the screen, but recently the uni has upgraded their PCs and the vga ports are hidden behind a locked port ...
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What is the process for diagnosing a ViewSonic Monitor? [closed]

I have a ViewSonic monitor that has been busted for quite some time. I've been researching it and i still have no clue as to why it doesn't work. It doesn't turn on. Or rather, it will turn on, but ...
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External Monitor for LapTop - screen displays “modern art visual”?

Connected a never used (new) HP Monitor to my Dell LapTop 4 days ago. All worked great for 2.5 days. Next time I turned on the laptop the external screen displays a "modern art" visual. I've ...
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multiple laptops to monitor

I have a monitor which i have connected to a laptop. The laptop and monitor are connected using some kind of USB wire. This allows me to connect my keyboard and mouse to the monitor. I am using VGA ...
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Monitor identified as Generic Non-PNP monitor

My Dell Latitude running Windows 7 64 bit will not recognize my monitor - it comes up as Generic Non-PnP rather than ACER 231H. Based on another comment on this forum, I've run DumpEID: DumpEDID ...
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Laptop connected to external monitor results in desktop overflow

I have a laptop (MSi FX600) connected to an external monitor (Toshiba 19AV500U) with the screen resolution set to the monitors recommended setting of 1440x900. The problem is the desktop is ...
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How is an external monitor recognised?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (and also on Snow Leopard as far as I know) external monitors are somehow recognised and remembered by my laptop. For example: When I change the wallpaper on the external ...
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Does a micro-HDMI (type D) cable with an adapter work normally for computer-monitor connection?

I'm considering using a micro-HDMI (type D) to HDMI cable with an adapter on the micro-HDMI end to connect my computer to my monitor. I want to use micro-HDMI because I'm passing the cable through a ...
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Closing laptop lid and using external display causes mouse to move on it's own

I plugged my ASUS Taichi Laptop into an external monitor via the VGA Adapter that it comes with. It was working fine, but then I configured a power option so I could shut the lid without it going to ...
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How do PC monitor integrated menus work? [closed]

Your PC monitor usually has a menu button which allows you to directly control the monitors configuration like sharpness, aspect, volume, etc.. On mine there is an 'overlay' menu when you press the ...
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Having trouble getting full 2560x1440 resolution output from a Mac Book Pro

I just got a Dell U2713hm to hook up to my Mac Book Pro. I thought it was a 2560x1440 monitor but I'm only getting 2048x1152. I'm using the mini display port to VGA, am I just stuck with the lower ...