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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Unable to get 2560 X 1440 resolution to work

Problem - I can't get 2560x1440 high resolution to work on my Dell 27" U2713HM Monitor. Details - I have a Dell E6520 LAPTOP running 64 bit Windows 8. The highest resolution on the laptop is ...
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Remove lvds and use external monitor

My laptop hinges recently broke off and I wish to use my laptop sort of like media player connected to a TV. For now, I can just switch to external VGA display after the OS boots. I want to remove ...
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Use laptop display screen with usb

I have a separate HP laptop monitor. I wanted to know if possible how can I use it with another laptop. That means I want to connect a monitor to a laptop. Is there any usb converter for this, to ...
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Zotac NVida GT640 2GB Video Card Mini HDMI output

I cannot get my 42" Samsung TV to show my computer on the HDMI cable which has a mini HDMI cable hooked to the computer. It works fine if I use the DVI connections from the tv to the computer but I ...
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What will put more strain on eyes? 19“ Monitor or 15” Laptop screen? [closed]

I have purchased 19" Dell Square Monitor (E1690S) with 1280x1024 resolution, so that I can easily look at the Source Code at a glance in Visual Studio and read other things well. But, I am wondering, ...
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Macbook pro crashes occasionally on dual monitor

I'm using a Macbook pro 13' mid 2010 running OS X Lion 10.7.5. I just got a Viewsonic 24' monitor (2450wm-LED), and I connect it to my mbp using a miniport to VGA adapter (this one on Amazon). However ...
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Any option to turn off laptop display when I remote login to it from desktop?

My laptop has Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (Dell latitude E5420). I am using MSTSC on desktop computer, which also has Windows 7 Ultimate installed on it. Is there any option to turn off laptop ...
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How many external monitors can be used with the 2012 iMac with a 2GB video card?

Apple allows for the latest iMac (released late 2012) to be upgraded to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5 video card. Does this upgrade enable more than the standard two external monitors that ...
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Can I achieve a higher resolution with an external monitor for my mac?

I have an old ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB graphic card with my late 2006 MacBookPro model. The system preference display only a 1440 x 900 resolution and all documentations I found say the same. My ...
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Display fails about ~2 minutes. Just stops outputting to monitors

I am experiencing a strange problem... I am on a windows 7 system with dual monitors. Same config for about 2 years... nothing has changed. Just now, the monitors stopped responding ( as though they ...
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6 monitor setup via ExpressCard using ViDock with External graphics card on T420s

I am planning on getting a 6 monitor setup for my home office. The problem is, I want to use those monitors with my Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. The T420s supports only 3 external monitors by itself. ...
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Make WinXP believe that there is a second monitor? (ATI Radeon Mobility 9000)

See the screenshot below. It shows the Windows display properties in German. I can configure a second display, although I have not connected one. So far, so good. Only it does not work: When I click ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 does not detect Dell External monitor P221 2H

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode". I tried ...
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“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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Does the Microsoft Surface Pro support multiple external monitors over displayport?

Has anyone tested a Microsoft Surface Pro with daisy-chained monitors? How many monitors are supported and at what resolution?
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I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my laptop’s video RAM? I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad. It has lines and flickers and doesn't look good on a ...
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What are the advantages of 10-bit monitors?

To support 10-bit color the following are needed: A monitor supporting it. A GPU supporting it (only AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro support this?). Compatible software. Unless I am mistaken there are ...
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How do I choose the right monitor for a multiple-monitor setup? [closed]

I want to have a multiple-monitor setup. I plan on using a stand from a manufacturer such as Ergotron. How do I choose which monitors to purchase?
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Calibrating external monitors (HDMI, Mini DisplayPort)

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop and two LG IPS235 monitors. One of them connected through HDMI-HDMI, another through Mini DisplayPort - HDMI. Although these are the same monitors, if I set them to ...
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How to install Windows 7 using an external display?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF115FM. Through a lot of research online, I've come to find out that this laptop has external video ports (VGA & HDMI) that only work once the operating system loads the ...
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Using HDMI output from Dell M1530 with a dead screen

I've got a now fairly old Dell M1530 laptop (that has had various problems due to the well documented overheating issues) that has in the last week had its LCD panel die on me. It's not the inverter ...
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Display monitor pivot software

I've acquired a Samsung SyncMaster 172N which (when originally sold) had the software to pivot it. I don't have the original disks. I've tried to use the LG Forte Pivot Softweare which came with my ...
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Is it safe to use an external monitor at a screen resolution higher than specified by my laptop?

I have an ASUS Eee PC 1005PX laptop computer. As the screen on it is rather small, I bought an IBM brand flat screen monitor and connected it to the VGA port of the laptop. According to my laptop ...
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How to turn vsynch ON for secondary display?

I've just got myself a new computer (Acer Aspire 7600U AIO) and I've just plugged it in to my TV (LG55620T) on the AIOs HDMI-out-port to mirror the screen so I can play games and watch movies on the ...
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Display problems when booting into Linux

I bought a new Samsung monitor and booted into Linux and the display was horrible (extremely bright and poor contrast). I tried to change settings but I was not satisfied with the ouput. I then booted ...
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3 Monitors on Dell Latitude E6520 (NVidia NVS4200M) Display Keeps Disconnecting

I am trying to setup my Latitude E6520 with 3 monitors, 2 External and laptop display. THe setup should be as follows: Primary - Laptop (1920x1080) - Embedded Secondary - Acer X233H (1920x1080) ...
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How do i activate the motherboards monitor slot?

I have a 32 inch plugged into my HDMI, a 40in plugged into my normal monitor slot on my video card, but i want to plug in my 24in to my motherboard for misc. stuff. What do I do? Motherboard: ...
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High resolution monitor (2560x1440) to NVIDIA 9700M with HDMI

I have an Acer Aspire-8930G laptop and I want to connect it to my 27" screen. The graphic card is NVIDIA 9700M, which supposedly supports up to two screens with 2560x1440 resolution. The laptop has ...
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My new Windows 7 Professional 64 bit does not recognize my external monitor

I have a Lenovo w530 laptop running Windows 7 Professional 64bit which cannot see my Viewsonic VG2030wm monitor, no matter what driver is installed. I contacted Viewsonic support who sent me links to ...
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How do USB to DVI adapters plug into monitors? (Cord and port are both female.)

I feel like this must be so simple that I will be shunned from the site in contempt, but how does a USB-to-DVI adapter connect to a monitor when its male end is USB (plugs into computer) and its ...
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What maximal resolution is reasonable when using a VGA cable?

I own a laptop which only has VGA as a port for external displays. I'm thinking to buy an external flat-screen monitor for my laptop. Which resolution should the display have at the utmost so that I ...
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Secondary monitor does not display native resolution

I have a laptop (Acer Aspire 8730G) which runs a GeForce 9300M GS. Its native resolution is 1680x945 pixels. Now, I connected my monitor to it (LG E2250V-PN) with VGA (laptop only has a VGA or HDMI ...
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Notebook with two external monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? I was wondering if it was possible to use 3 displays on a notebook - the integrated one plus two external. I have IdeaPad ...
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Acer Monitor connected to Imac scrolls through display options too fast for IMac to send back signal?

I recently purchased a 2011 Intel Imac running Mountain Lion. I hooked up an Acer H243H monitor to it using a thunderbolt to HDMI converter. I also have a separate Windows machine plugged into the ...
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Change Windows 7 start menu height depending on monitor size?

I know I can change the height of the Windows 7 Start Menu so that includes more or fewer recently used apps, etc. But I have a netbook with a tiny screen that I plug into a decent sized LCD most of ...
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How to tell Windows 7 “sleep when laptop is closed, unless there's an external monitor connected; then use that”?

Most of the time, I would like my Windows 7 laptop to sleep when I close it. But sometimes, I like to connect an external monitor over DVI. I would like my laptop to use the external monitor when I ...
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External Monitor Shows “Input Not supported”

When I turn on my laptop, I am guessing it works but monitor doesn't. Monitor goes blank/pink screen; Nothing shows at all. So, I thought lets try with external monitor. External LCD monitor shows ...
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Thunderbolt to multiple non-apple monitors

I've found several Q&A barely touching this option, and therefore no fairly usable answer. I do have Macbook Pro 13" 2012'mid (not retina) with Thunderbolt port. I'd like to use from 3-6 monitors ...
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How do I use an Ubuntu laptop as an external monitor for a Mac?

The main machine that I'm using is a Mac, and the other one is a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu. Does anyone have an idea how to use the Ubuntu laptop as a second monitor?
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Triple Displays with Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks [closed]

It was advertised over and over again that the mobile and desktop version of the Ivy Bridge intel processors would support up to three independent displays (external-external-external or ...
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VLC is cropping my video for projector display

Context: What works: I'm trying to set up my VLC so that it displays through a projector. I set up my screen with two monitors, and set up VLC to have DirectX drawing to draw to the other screen. That ...
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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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How to recognize Host Monitor from a Hyper-V VM?

I have a monitor with resolution 1280*720 which i want to set in the Hyper-V windows Server 2008R2 VM i have been using for Development, but i don't how to add this monitor to my VM or recognize this ...
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Disable laptop's display on boot when used with external display

I keep my laptop tucked away and solely use an external display with it via HDMI. In Windows 7 display settings, I have it set up to "Show desktop only on 2 [my external display]" This works fine in ...
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Force the computer to always use current display settings

So I'm having a terrible black screen problem with my new installation of Windows 8. The screen basically goes to black every time I turn it on or sleep, or connect to an external or monitor. I dont ...
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Can external usb graphic card replace basic integrated graphic?

Hello I have some old server computer which have integrated graphic card and it use old slot, that server I want to use for some working but the resolution is too low, so what i want is to connect ...
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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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Use external display from boot on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung RV511 laptop, and recently my screen broke. I connected an external screen and it works fine, but only after Windows starts. I want to be able to use the external screen right from ...
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How to use external display as default

When I use my external monitor with my laptop, the external monitor begins to display when the OS starts to load, unlike the internal monitor in the laptop, which begins to display from the ...
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Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...