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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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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Dual monitor laptop recommendation [closed]

I'm considering to bu a laptop, which should have two HDMI ports for external monitors, and with which I can create a tripple monitor setup (2 external and laptop's own). My google skills could not ...
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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 ...
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Forcing Windows XP to use external monitor without GUI

I've got a laptop with a dead LCD martrix. I can connect an external monitor, and this displays the windows 'loading' screen fine. However, when windows has started the screen is blank (no signal), ...
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How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
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Picture becomes blurry when connecting Laptop to HD TV via HDMI

I have connected my new Acer S3 to my P2270HD Samsung 1080P TV. I selected 1920x1080 and adjusted the picture as good as possible, but the picture is very blurry. Previously I used the VGA input from ...
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Start Macbook with lid closed

I want to use my Macbook (early 2010) lid-closed with external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to start it lid closed? For example to use it in a Henge Docks station?
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Will my laptop support HDMI HD resolution if it doesn't support VGA bigger than 1280x1024?

I have an issue with using external display on my Acer travel mate 5742G with Windows 7. I have connected it to my montor through VGA and it cannot get bigger resolution than 1280x1024 while having ...
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Laptop delivers blurry image to external monitors

I have 3 laptops in my hand at the moment. One Old Toshiba, a DELL and a Sony Vaio. The only one that delivers a crisp image to my external monitor is the Dell. Both others have blurry, bad quality ...
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Is a good CRT monitor bad for your eyes?

I'd like to buy a new display for my office and I have two options - either buy a cheap 24" LCD or a huge used high-end CRT screen. Something like Sony FW900 or similar. CRTs have great colors, but ...
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Keyboard shortcut to set screen resolution in windows 7

Using a windows 7 laptop when I switch off/disconnect & reconnect my external monitor, or after getting the laptop out of sleep mode sometimes the screen resolution is all wrong and if I go to ...
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How to connect PC to TV using VGA to SCART?

I am trying to connect my Acer Aspire One to my Philips 32" 32PFL3614/12 TV using VGA to SCART. First, I have to say that I can successfully connect my PC to my 17" Philips monitor. When this ...
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Can a DELL Latitude E6420 run 3 external monitors?

I am trying t find out if there is a way my DELL E6420 can run 3 external monitors? I currently run 2 with the laptop screen as the third using a Dell docking station. The docking station still ...
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Trying to build a panic like dashboard. What hardware to use? [closed]

I want to build something similar to the Panic Status Board. In their implementation they are using a wall mounted Samsung LFD Monitor (460UXN-2) which has a built XP Embedded PC that is running a ...
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Desktop background image appearing only when external monitor is on the 'right' of netbook

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. When I attach an external monitor the default is that the new monitor is placed to the right of the samsung n150 netbook I am using. This opens the desktop back ground on ...
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Why does a monitor connected through a DVI-to-VGA connector goes black when booting?

I have a Galaxy GF9500GF PCI-e video card, 1GB. It has two DVI ports and I connect it to a VGA cable using a special connector. When Windows XP SP3 is loading (I can see the progress bar), the monitor ...
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Setup an External Video Card for splitting DisplayPorts

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro and, as is known, it only supports one external monitor with its DisplayPort/Thunderbolt port. I've heard of people building external video card enclosures and using ...
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How to use second PC as extended monitor

I have 2 PC's (notebook). Both have Windows 7 32bit. They are cross connected with LAN cable. How to use PC 2 as extended monitor of PC 1 ? I want to achieve same effect as I would connect external ...
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ATI Multiple Monitors and Clone Mode?

I own the Radeon HD 5870 and i want to use 2 Monitors with the same resolution in clone mode: my main display my TV .. while also extending to a monitor with a different resolution (so eyefinity ...
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Connecting external screen to a 2007 MacBook with DVI

I would like to buy an external monitor to connect to my MacBook in order to work in an easier and more efficient way in iPhoto. I understood I need a DVI cable (only 19€ in the Apple Store). But do ...
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Laptop/Monitor KVM switch

I have a Macbook Pro which I usually use via MiniDVI to VGA with an external monitor (plus thsi inbuilt LCD makes 2 displays). I've just bought a new Alienware which I'll be using with two monitors, ...
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Secondary monitor not displaying colours correctly

I have an MSI notebook with a Radeon HD card and Windows 7 installed. I use EasyWorship. The colours on the monitor are correct, but when connecting to a projector the white colour is displayed as ...
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Is it possible to have two external monitors (without using the built in one) on Lenovo G560 laptop?

I'd like to connect two monitors, and run off both of them without using the main laptop monitor (it's too small to bother with once I've got the 17" ones attached). I have only one monitor port. Is ...
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cannot correct color on external monitor

External monitor color is different from internal display. I have a Lenovo W520, 4270CTO, built July 8th, 2011, Win7 Pro, i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHZ. 8GB DDR3-SDRAM (1333MHz) Samsung memory, laptop ...
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How would speakers work with dual Thunderbolt displays?

If I connect a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro to two Thunderbolt displays, would it output the sound from four speakers, i.e. 49 watts x2?
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How can I force the NVIDIA display to show up on the HDTV as default like I use to?

How can I force the Nvidia display to show up on the HDTV as default like I use to? Details: I have an Acer laptop with a broken screen. I removed the screen completely and set it to load up the ...
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Screen buffer is corrupted when resuming from suspend in Xubuntu

I have a ThinkPad x220 and Xubuntu 11.04. At work I use an external 22" monitor with a VGA cable. When my day is over, I tell Xubuntu to disconnect from the monitor and only use the laptop monitor. ...
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Is it possible to connect an external Monitor to an Apple Thunderbolt Display?

Well the title says it all but still. Is there a way to connect an external monitor using a DVI->MiniDP converter to the Thunderbolt Port on the Apple Thunderbolt Display?
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Showing video-files from an external HD to a display

What's the best/cheapest devices that you can plug an external harddrive into with USB and play it on an external display via VGA/HDMI? It should at least support AVI, but would be great if it ...
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Why can't I duplicate laptop's screen To HDTV?

The day before yesterday I bought 2M Sm@rtCom HDMI cable and succeeded duplicating laptop's screen to LG HDTV. Yesterday I tried again but this time the option for duplicating screen did not show up ...
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Linux, Secondary Display Being Covered by Black

I'm using Archlinux with Gnome 3.2 and the "nvidia" drivers. I'm using a 15" Apple MacBook Pro with an Apple Cinema Display attached as my secondary display. After about three minutes, the external ...
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Suddenly getting “Check Signal Cable” when using external monitor with MacBook Pro

I have a VGA cable that I hook up from mac to the external monitor to make dual monitors. This used to work all the time but now when I connect them together it says "Check Signal Cable" what does ...
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Is it possible to send a virtual desktop to another monitor on another computer over the network?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on an Alienware m15x laptop with the proprietary nVidia drivers. GNOME, Compiz, etc. First, I have two computers, an Alienware m15x laptop (which is my primary ...