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According to Wikipedia (emphasis mine): The basis for this otherwise odd seeming resolution is similar to that of other "wide" standards – the line scan (refresh) rate of the well-established "XGA" standard (1024x768 pixels, 4:3 aspect) extended to give square pixels on the increasingly popular 16:9 widescreen display ratio without having to ...


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Shorter answer. Do we agree on one official resolution? No. Yes. Maybe. All depending on where and what context the “4K” designation is used. On a basic technical level, “4K” is 4096 x 2160 and nothing else. But thanks to competing manufacturers creating competing hardware for formats and media specs that are themselves competing against each other ...


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Apparently, Windows collects EDID information (Extended Display Identification Data) from all displays that were ever connected to the machine. There's a tool from the awesome NirSoft called MonitorInfoView that can show that data: At this point it was obvious for me which entry is the one I'm looking for, but let's assume I have a lot of entries and I ...


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At the time the first computer wide screens became popular, the usual resolution on 4:3 panels was 1024x768 (XGA display standard). So, for simplicity and backward compatibility, the XGA resolution was kept as a basis to make the WXGA resolution, so that XGA graphics could be displayed easily on WXGA screens. Just extending the width and keeping the same ...


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It is probably supposed to be a "hidden" window from a shoddily written application. To figure out which process it belongs to, download Process Explorer, an excellent diagnostic tool from Sysinternals. Run the program and accept the EULA, no installation required. In the toolbar there is an icon that looks like a target, titled "Find Window's Process." ...


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768 is the sum of two powers of 2 (512 + 256), and 1366 is 16/9 times 768, rounded up to the next integer. But only the person who selected that resolution can answer the "why". Some people just like powers of 2. Also, 768 times 1366 is just over one Mebipixel (2^20), which is about 1.05 Megapixel (1.05 * 10^6). 768 times 1365 is just under that, so ...


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I had the same question in the 2007, because my computer doesn't supported my default tv resolution 1366x768 and I found this: WHY does 1366 x 768 exist? This has to do with a 1 megapixel processing boundary of easily available chipsets for VRAM ( video memory ) and video processing display drivers. Its a standard memory size of importance to chip ...


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The image will look blurred, which can strain your eyes on the long run. But it won't harm the display itself.


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Between two LCD displays identical aside from the physical PPI (and resolution), the one with the higher PPI (and resolution) will use more power for at least two (related) reasons: More pixels = more transistors to power More transistors on the panel = reduced light throughput = more power needed to match the brightness of the other display. Sending a ...


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Generally, processes should run as root only when it's really necessary. sudo screen means that screen itself and all shells under it are running as root, while screen followed by sudo means that only that shell runs as root. So just looking at security, the latter is preferable, but if you really need to open a lot of root shells, you might decide to take ...


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LCD monitors will only ever look nice and crisp when set to their native resolution. In your case, 1920x1080. If things are too small to read, you're best bet is to keep the 1920x1080 resolution and adjust the screen "DPI" setting in your OS. You haven't specified what OS you're running, but assuming it's Windows: Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1


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The software that performs the magic is called the font renderer. On a Mac, it's part of the Quartz engine. On Windows, it's called ClearType. You'll also notice that color representation is a bit better in OS X too. In Windows, ClearType is optimized for on-screen readability. Apple optimizes their rendering for WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) ...


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It is possible, but involves lots of work and is kind of useless. You wouldn't call the end result a monitor, as such -- the Paperwhite logs into an SSH session, so it pretty much only works for terminals, as the lag between wireless keyboard and the e-ink screen is around 200ms. An article about this exploit is published by Max Ogden : Kindleberry ...


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1366×768 8-bit pixels is just above 1MiB (by 512 bytes), so it does not fit into an 8Mbit memory chip. 1360 is also divisible with both 8 and 16, enabling simplified and optimized algorithms for processing graphics.


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Looks like this has been solved in Windows 10. I have a Dell XPS 13 that runs at 3200x1800 at 200% scaling. I'm running an extra monitor on the display port and I'm now able to chose the scaling level per monitor. As per the screenshot, as you click on each monitor, you can choose the scaling %.


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I have a Dell U2515H connected via HDMI to an nVidia card. I tried softMCCS and it worked fine. I was able to adjust the backlight brightness from the software. These are the control codes this monitors apparently supports: New control value Restore factory defaults Restore luminance/contrast defaults Restore color defaults Luminance Contrast Select color ...


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Some monitors and/or display adaptors will stretch the image to fill the monitor's native resolution. Depending on how well they do so, you may not notice anything except a slight loss of sharpness. If this stretching is done badly, you will see entire lines of pixels doubled, distorting text and sharp curved or diagonal lines. Other monitors and/or ...


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If you select a non-native resolution, the driver has to calculate every pixel value from the original image where it corresponds to a fraction of a pixel. The interpolation error of up-sampling results in the blurry impression you have noticed. The error can be reduced if you select a resolution with the same aspect ratio (width / hight) as your native ...


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As @Wyzard says, computers talk to monitors via DDC and this uses 4 pins on the vga. See the pinout on wikipedia. A working vga cable needs all the pins wired independently from each, and also from the cable shielding to the chassis, i.e the metal cover of the plugs and sockets. Only pins 4 and 11 can be missing or not cabled. Inside a monitor there is a ...


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The power cables should be interchangeable between a PC and a Display. Check to make sure your display cable isn't loose and is still good. Otherwise it is possible you may have damaged either your video card / port on the PC or the Display.


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Not sure what parts of the screen get colored pink, but I'm assuming they are those that are solid white. To correct your colors in software, Windows has a built-in tool called Display Color Calibration. You can search calibrate display or you can go to Color Management > Advanced > Calibrate display. Adjust gamma (and/or brightness, if needed) very ...


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This is most probably a hardware problem and cannot really be fixed by software. If the hardware has decided to display white as pink, then for the software that color is still white. The only real fix in case of a hardware problem, until the laptop is repaired, is to use an external monitor (might not work in all cases). Here are some tests that you can do ...


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That's happening because of Windows 10's DPI virtualization. That feature makes sure UI elements are big enough to be readable at high resolutions, but it also introduces blurriness. Since Windows Explorer has support for high DPI, Windows doesn't need to do any simple bitmap streching. Unity, however, apparently isn't DPI-aware. To disable display scaling ...


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You should check this out https://pcmonitors.info/articles/using-icc-profiles-in-windows/ I know this is not the absolute solution but I can't leave comments, so I'll leave this as an answer. I hope this will help you mate Edit: A photograph or video that shows the problem will come in handy 👍 P.s. You should try to uninstall graphics driver and ...


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This is really old but I found a solution that still works in OS X 10.11.2: hit cmd + "brightness up" for display detection and cmd + "brightness down" to switch between mirror and extend display modes. It seems to be the brightness keys and not necessarily the F1 and F2 key.


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If you like terminal, then you can get via below command system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType |grep Resolution For example >system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType |grep Resolution Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz


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Personal experience: "Sudden" size change of desktop items (and web browser content) comes from holding CTRL and rolling the mouse wheel.


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Alcohol is absolutely fine. Most cleaners as-is include some level of alcohol, it's the reason why they evaporate quickly. I use it all the time on external and internal components. You must be thinking of ammonia or acetone. These should definitely be avoided. Windex general does contain ammonia but it's diluted by a lot of other solvents. To answer your ...


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Detecting a monitor's resolution depends on information provided by the monitor itself via DDC. In a VGA cable, this uses several pins and wires that are separate from the ones used for the actual video signal. A cheap VGA cable might be missing some of these wires (to save on costs), or the wire might be present but broken (due to wear & tear).


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If everyone is using laptops, then you can connect to the workstations using any remote desktop tool, like Window's built in Remote Desktop, or use VNC, or even TeamViewer. These options are far more flexible than running cables.



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