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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Determine if my laptop can handle certain resolution

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 and thinking of buying an external monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Is there any tool I can use to determine if my laptop will be able to use the full resolution ...
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Connecting an external monitor to a laptop with no internal screen

I have a Toshiba laptop on which the screen broke and now there is no longer a screen as we have removed it. I have an RGB cable and an HDMI cable and have tried using these to connect an external ...
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thinkpad-10 tablet will not recognize external monitors on ubuntu 14.10

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 24" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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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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Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro with a mini-DisplayPort. My desk setup used to allow me to position the screen of my old MacBook beside an external monitor, essentially allowing dual-head. ...
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OS X Yosemite fonts jagged/blurry on external monitor

Anyone have any suggestions on possible fixes for jagged text on my external monitor hooked up to my rMBP? I am using an ASUS MX279H monitor. The text is pretty jagged everywhere. Safari, Messages, ...
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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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HDMI connection to external display does not work (but VGA does)

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-2950 with a HDMI connection and an external monitor: a Samsung 24A350H with a HDMI input. If I connect the laptop to the Samsung via a VGA connection, it works fine. However, ...
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DELL latitude shows a blank screen unless connected to external monitor

I have a DELL latitude E7440. If I power it on as is, a blank screen is displayed. However if i connect to an external monitor, it works fine. Is this a driver issue?
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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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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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Put macbook display screen to sleep but leave external monitor on?

Im connecting my macbook to my TV via the mini display port. If I put the laptop screen to sleep (via a hot corner) the TV screen also goes dark. How can I put the laptop screen to sleep but leave the ...
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Window Chrome on Task Bar, Desktop IE, scaling incorrectly on Windows 8.1 on SP2 with an extended desktop to an external display

I have a surface pro 2, and an external monitor attached via mini display port adapter. I have UNCHECKED the "let me choose one DPI for all screens", and everything is great except I have one fly in ...
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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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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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Switching between Video Adapters in a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

I have a Win 7 Latitude E6530, which includes a discrete graphics card (nVidia MVS 5200M), normally connected via the Port Replicator to 2 external monitors (Dell U2410 + Dell 2001FP) both via DVI. ...
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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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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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Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
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Toshiba Satellite U500 - Totally Damaged LCD

I accidentally damaged my Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop which resulted in a totally unusable LCD. The LCD panel has some cracks on it, and I can only see black & white spots; the laptop frame ...
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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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VGA output looks smudgy

I am using Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G 580 with an Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The external monitor I use is a HP Z24i and my problem is not only the max resolution that can not be reached (1920x1200, ...
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Close lid on macbook air without changing primary display to the external monitor

When I connect my laptop to a TV, I need to use the touch pad to control the mouse, so the lid needs to be open. So I drag the video player's window to the TV and then want to start the movie and ...
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How can I regain the ability to output to an external monitor via HDMI on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro?

I've had a Yoga 2 Pro (running 64-bit Windows 8.1) for a few months. I usually have it hooked up to an external monitor via HDMI. I disconnect and reconnect it all the time. This machine has the ...
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What applications can utilise the Logitech G15 LCD screen?

I am about to pick up a new computer today, complete with a Logitech G15 keyboard. I primarily play Team Fortress 2, though certainly not exclusively. I believe I can use Fraps to report on the ...
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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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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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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 DisplayPort enhance resolution?

I'm a little new to the gaming laptop scene and I've been wondering: If I bought a laptop with a native resolution of 1920x1080 and hooked up a DisplayPort cable to an external monitor, would the ...
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Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop lid close

I have a new dell XPS laptop. My external Dell monitor attached to my laptop.Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached ...
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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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Configure three screens backed by two graphic chips in a laptop under Linux

I'd like to connect two external monitors (one via HDMI, one via VGA) to my HP ProBook 4330s LW813EA laptop, while keeping the laptop screen on as well. The Intel HD 3000 graphics embedded in Core ...
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Using extern monitor with multitouch to control pc - which cabel to use? [closed]

I have NEC MultiSync V321 monitor to testing and I want connect it to my notebook. I have hdmi cabel and display is fine but I can't control it. So I am asking if somebody knows that I must do some ...
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3 displays with Dell Laptop (2 monitors + laptop display)

I have a Dell Latitude 8420. It is connected to a dock. Is there any way to have two monitors connected to this setup and also use the laptop screen too? I want the desktop extended on the 3 ...
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External monitor display cuts in and out

I have a HP Pavilion 25bw external monitor that is connected to my lenovo T420s via a displayport to hdmi cable. When I boot into Ubuntu I have no issue but when I boot in Windows (7 or 8.1) the ...
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Misconfigured external monitor on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3

I have an external monitor (specifically, an HDTV) hooked up to my 2.53GHz 13" macbook pro. This display works fine and I use it with my mac in clamshell mode (eg. with an external keyboard/mouse and ...
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How to quickly switch monitors on multi-monitor setup?

At my desktop PC, I have 3 displays hooked up on my Palit GeForce GTX 480 to extend my desktop: DVI: Samsung SyncMaster T220 (22" 16:10, 1680x1050, as my main) DVI: Samsung SyncMaster 940BF (19" ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (with Iris 5200) only output 1920x1200 via HDMI?

I have a late-2013 15" retina MacBook Pro with an i7-4750HQ CPU and onboard Iris Pro 5200 graphics. And in case it makes any difference, I'm running Win8.1 on it. When I connect this MBP to an ...
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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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Fuzzy image on Emerson LF320EM4 TV when using HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an Intel HD Grapics 4000 video card, running Windows 7. It's also connected to an Emerson LF320EM4 TV via HDMI. All I want is a crisp image, but I am having ...
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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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Lenovo drivers do not send auto adjust information to a monitor

Lenovo drivers do not seem to provide any external monitor with how it should auto adjust. Is this correct behavior? I've noticed with a few Lenovo branded monitors (thinkvision L1711pC and below), ...
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How to turn off the laptop monitor when using an external monitor?

I have a Toshiba Laptop and I have searched all over the place for a solution to the following problem. I use a Toshiba DynaDock to connect to an external monitor. I used to have Windows Vista, and ...
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External Monitor display issue when closing the lid of laptop

Has anyone experienced this with an Acer or any other laptop? I am working on a new Acer laptop (1810T) which I almost alway connect to an external monitor with a VGA cable. I have set graphic ...
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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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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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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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How to select video connector between laptop and external monitor?

I want to connect a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop to a Dell 2408 WFP external monitor. The ThinkPad laptop has a 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) onboard display. It has Mini-DP and HDMI ports, and via a ...
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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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Restore monitor detection to one only or restore start menu to bottom

I have a co-worker that is no longer able to see his start menu. He used to have it pinned to the left edge of his screen. I tried to troubleshoot it a bit and discovered if we do Windows + R then ...