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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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 ...
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External monitor turning black intermittently

I have installed an external monitor (Dell ST2220L, 21.5 inch) on my laptop (Sony Vaio). I am using a DVI-D cable for connection. Since the laptop does not have a DVI-D port, I have connected a DVI-D ...
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Prevent Windows from resizing all the apps on the desktop when switching monitors

Short version: When moving my laptop and sleeping between using different monitors, all my open windows are crammed into the upper left corner as if they tried to fit on the laptop internal screen ...
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Windows 7 Hardware Disconnect/Reconnect noise when monitor is in sleep - make it stop

Whenever I plug either of two Windows 7 laptops into my Planar 27" monitor, I get a constant hardware disconnect/reconnect sound when the monitor goes to sleep. It drives me absolutely insane, so I ...
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Connecting Satellite Box to PC Monitor [closed]

I have a satellite box which has a SCART for output and I want to connect it to an LG monitor which has a VGA connection and a DVI connection. Is it possible with a cable or would I need some ...
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Cannot enter BIOS due to broken screen

Lately my laptop(hp g42 247sb) screen is damaged, so I hook it up with a external monitor(LG something) and it works fine now. But the only annoying thing is I cannot navigate the BIOS menu for some ...
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Bought a Vx2460h monitor that doesn't get audio output from iPad 3 or MacBook Pro bought late 2011

Any idea what this may be? I really don't think it's a hardware thing but I can still return it, I'd like to exhaust any other possibilities first though. It did come with a cd but I cannot use any ...
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What might have caused by display to become less colorful and how might I restore it?

I have an HP LP3065 display and a few days ago upon returning to the computer (others in the family probably had used is between my sessions) I noticed that all the colors seemed a bit subdued. This ...
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Enable/Detect external monitor from XP command line

Is there a command line utility that can enable (and clone) an external display in Windows XP? In Windows 7, we can do C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone Is there an XP equivalent to ...
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Multiple monitors spanning fullscreen. Which platform?

we purchased a video wall installation (4x LG 47WV30B) connected to a Intel MacPro with 2x ATI 5770. Everything works fine, but we are not totally happy. We display a custom dashboard of our ...
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Automatically switch between monitor 1 and monitor 2 every x minutes

At work we are planning to install 2 display monitors back to back (so at most one display can be seen by any person). There will be 1 computer that will display a different application on each ...
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Trouble getting external monitor to connect to laptop

I have a Dell XPS M1530 whose display card seems to have fried out. Nothing shows up on the screen although I know the laptop boots up just fine. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor ...
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Portable Display doesn't work anymore [closed]

My USB portable monitor will not work since I installed the hard drive onto an HP laptop. I have installed all the new hardware drivers and do not have any more device issues in device manager view. ...
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My EliteBook is not auto picking 1080p for external monitor, poor display on forcing

I'm connecting my Samsung LED S22A300B to my HP EliteBook 6930p through VGA out. Laptop has Intel 4500MHD video card. I have latest drivers installed for both card and monitor. Only 800x600 and ...
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Windows 7 laptop screen stays blank after unplugging external monitor

I have an HP ProBook 4730s with ATI video card (don't know the exact type atm). At work I use an external monitor. But when I booted my PC today the screen stayed bank during the entire boot process ...
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When I plug an HDMI cable into my MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the resolution of the retina display changes

I had an HDMI cable plugged in for a while that connected to a TV with no power. The retina display randomly flashed blue after a while and then changed to a different resolution (possibly 1080p). I ...
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How do I find out the wiring of display interface ports (VGA, HDMI, DP) of laptops with optimus technology before purchasing? [closed]

Most new laptops come with a hybrid graphics setup and often with NVidia (Optimus). Assuming that a laptop has an integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete Nvidia with Optimus technology and does ...
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External monitor only shows desktop's background

I have an USB to HDMI adapter/converter (DisplayLink) and a HDMI to HDMI cable. I've connected one end to the adapter and the other end to my 19" flat screen Samsung TV's HDMI port, to use my TV as a ...
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Connecting a 2560x1440 display to a laptop?

Having read Jeff Atwood's blog post on Korean 27" IPS LCDs, I've been wondering to what extent these are useful in a notebook + large display situation. I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320 with 2nd ...
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How to switch to laptop screen from external display automatically on power loss?

I recently got a external LCD display for my laptop. It is connected via the VGA port. I am using the "Projector Only" mode by pressing the Fn+F3 function on my laptop. This makes the laptop's screen ...
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External HP monitor has black border with Dell Windows 7 laptop

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 and connected an extra HP S2031 monitor I had through a digital cable. It has an Intel 3000 chipset. I now have a black border around my screen on the HP ...
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Horizontal offset on second monitor over VGA only (osX)

Im running osX 10.7.4 on a macbook pro and for some reason my second monitor is playing up. If I connect via VGA I have a horizontal offset of about 200px (more than I can manually adjust for in my ...
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Using a Thunderbolt display with a Mini DisplayPort Mac

I have a MacBook Pro that I purchased in December 2010 that has a Mini DisplayPort, but no Thunderbolt port. I would like to purchase a monitor for my machine. What I would really like is one of the ...
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Windows 7 scales down image on external display

As the title says and you can see in the image: The monitor is connected through HDMI to my laptop. My screen settings are as you can see on the image, full res on both displays (1080p on external, ...
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How do I connect the screen of a laptop as an external display?

I do not want to use a functional laptop as a display. I have a brand new replacement screen for a laptop that I would like to mod into my desktop computer case. I want to connect it to the computer ...
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Colby brand TV flickers using VGA input

How do I get a television being used as a computer monitor to stop flickering so I can use the PC? I've wired my dad's PC's video out to the VGA input of a Colby brand tv (specifically, a TFTV4025). ...