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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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 an external monitor (LG something) and it works fine now. 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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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). ...
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Rotation problemo with the pen on x230 tablet and an external screen?

I have a funny problem. Normally when I have the screen rotated 180 on the laptop as I'm writing on it everything works just fine. But if I connect an external monitor that is oriented "normal", with ...
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Where to get Toshiba monitor driver software for MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4 to a Toshiba monitor. Where can I get the necessary driver software?
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What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
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Laptop + 2 Displays Issue

I'd like to extend the display of my ASUS N53SV-SZ038V to two external monitors. The laptop has one HDMI output and one VGA output. I have each connected to an external monitor. The problem is that ...
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when attaching external display to laptop should I turn it off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable? I was just wondering, and couldn't find relevant documentation, when attaching external display to (macbook air in my case, but ...
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Have a Thunderbolt port, need DVI to display on monitor

I have an external monitor which accepts DVI, VGA and HDMI. I have a MacBook Air which has a Thunderbolt port only. Can this MacBook Air use the monitor as a secondary display, and what adapter will ...
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Can the Asus Zenbooks be used safely with their lids closed?

From all the images of the Zenbooks that I've seen, it would appear closing the lid would obstruct most or all airflow, potentially overheating the machines. Is this the case? Can they be used with ...
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External Monitor issues in Windows 7 BootCamp MacBook Pro

So I got a monitor to use as an external for my MacBook Pro. It is an LG e2340 and I am connecting via HDMI by the way. Anyways, there are some issues I have found and I am wondering if there are any ...
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Is there any benefit of using HDMI over DVI?

I recently bought a Mac mini. It comes with an HDMI to DVI adapter. I bought a LG monitor that has an HDMI port. My concern is: Is there any improvement when I connect the Mac Mini to the monitor ...
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Black screen when macbook returns from sleep

I have a macbookpro unibody late 2008 15p and use OS X Lion, 10.7.3. I use always an external monitor and close the lid. When I finish my work day I put the macbook in sleep mode and it switches off. ...
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Fully maximizing Chrome on a large monitor

I want to change from Firefox to Chrome. I do love Firefox, but my graphics card seems to handle YouTube a lot better when in Chrome. I use a MacBook and connect it to an external monitor at work, so ...
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Max resolution for external monitor on Dell E6420 (Intel Graphics HD 3000)

I've got an E6420 with a Core i7 sporting the HD3000 chipset. I'm considering getting an external monitor and have found a good deal for 27" Dell UltraSharp monitor. I'm tempted to order it, but to my ...
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Will rapid screen refresh hurt its life?

I sometimes use a script I wrote to invert my screen's colors as fast as the screen will refresh to make it like a strobe light for raves. Will changing the colors on my monitor this fast take way ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to reevaluate or recognize my monitor resolution after hibernate or sleep mode

I have a Lenovo W500 Laptop with an ATI FireGL 5700 card and it has VGA and a Display Port. Everything works fine if I boot my laptop with a monitor already attached. Sometimes it also works if I ...
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What´s the reason for a monitor/TV (lcd) to turn off the view

My current Monitor/TV (Flatron M2794DP by LG) suddenly started to turn off the image after 2-3 sec. You can view everything from every possible source until it turns black. This happens on all ...
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Static / snow on external display when waking up Mac

I have a Philips 222E display connected via a mini-DP to DVI adapter and DVI cable to a Macbook Air (mid-2011). Every time that the MBA wakes from sleep, the display shows this static: The static ...
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Can you make Windows treat an external display exactly like an internal one?

I have Windows 7 Home 64-bit and a monitor attached to my desktop over DVI. Is there any way to make the system think that there is no external display attached or to make it think that the display ...
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Connecting Two External Monitors to One Laptop

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p and I am trying to connect two external monitors to it, but I'm having difficulties. I have a VGA splitter to connect the two monitors. The external monitors have cloned ...
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Using PCIe and onboard together

I'm currently using my PCI Express card to run 2 monitors and my onboard to run another. It works fine despite people saying it won't. I use a gadget to monitor my PCI card but would also like to ...
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Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Sound Stopped Working

I have cancelled cable and want to watch the NCAA tournament games on my TV tonight through my 2011 Macbook Pro where I can stream the game in a browser. I have a cheap Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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Can I have two external displays connected to my laptop?

I have a Dell XPS M1530, and I already have one external display connected. I was wondering if I could have another one connected through the HDMI port. I already tried plugging them both in and it ...