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Questions tagged [display]

Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Screen Contrast Automatically Adjusts

When I switch from a light to a dark colored window, I notice my display slowly starts to increase the contrast. It does it in short increments every second, so it takes 15 seconds to finish. It's ...
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My Samsung Series 5 (550P7C)

My Samsung Series 5 (550P7C) only offers res. of: 1920 x 1080 I have purchased a new monitor with resolution of: 2560 x 1440 I cannot "boost" the resolution settings.....can anyone offer advice please?...
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Vertical lines appear on the black color

With a HDMI connection (a BenQ XL2411T monitor connected to a Xbox One S console) faint vertical lines appear on the black color: The image is only for demonstration purposes as the colors are ...
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My laptop display doesn't work, but does emit a “black light”

The display of my laptop, a Dell inspiron 1545 PP41L, all of a sudden didn't show any picture anymore. But it does give of light, but everything is black. What I was doing: Trying to restore the MBR. ...
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Why Windows 10 fonts looks pixelated in all apps?

I have been using Linux and Mac for past 8 years. I installed Windows 10 (October update) today first. And got a nasty surpirse. The default font (which I believe Segoe UI) looks horribly pixelated, ...
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My TV as a monitor has two types of 1920x1080, dependent on AMD display driver version. How can I get the one I want with newer drivers?

I am using my TV as a desktop monitor and I have an AMD video card, they are connected via HDMI cable. My TV has two different interpretations of 1920x1080 (its native resolution). One is just "...
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CentOS Linux screen -ls does not list sessions

screen -ls does not list sessions anymore. It did work before, I can not remember what mistakes I have made. However I still can ls /var/run/screen/S-qlu to see all the sessions. Is there anybody who ...
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27 inch Monitor with USB Type C connector, benefits?

Might be dumb question, but here it goes: If i have a PC without any USB Type C (Only USB 2.0 and USB 3.0) , but i want to get a monitor that does have USB Type C, does it mean i could use the USB ...
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The boot uefi screens will not display (blank)- windows starts and displays well

TL:DR My new-ish Dell monitor gives a resolution error during boot, so no UEFI access 4 me. This ONLY happens while booting. Otherwise the display is aces. So it looks like the mobo does not ...
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Changing which graphics card drives the laptop display

Wanted to know if it was possible to change the laptop display to run using the dedicated graphics card instead of the on-board one.
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Monitors occasionally dont turn on, popping out CMOS battery for a few minutes fixes [on hold]

Occasionally when i go to boot up my computer, my monitors do not turn on, the USB devices do not boot up, and the computer does not boot to windows. This will persist until I unplug everything, pop ...
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Acer Predator monitor flicking and black bars across screen, can it be saved?

I have had my Acer monitor for a few years now and nothing has ever gone wrong with it up until now, when I turn it on, it flickers and displays black lines across the monitor like so: https://www....
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Second monitor turns black once I install intel graphics driver [on hold]

I've been using a second monitor with my laptop for months, one day it stopped working. The monitor is detected, everything's fine except for the output, it's just black (not turned off black, backlit ...
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Best way to fix a malfunctioning Pixel

I've looked up several times about how to fix a stuck pixel; but all their classifications of stuck do not really apply to this. I have a single pixel that's blue, however if I mouse over it; it ...
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Resizing display to occupy less area [on hold]

I have a 15.5'' display on my Dell laptop with an integrated Intel graphics card (relevant?) . Is there a way to resize the display so that it occupies a lesser area, and look like a 13'' display? Is ...
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Screen is constantly dimming

I bought a new Laptop, Lenovo Ideapad 320, have Intel and Nvidia Card and now, after a week the brightness of my Screen is constantly changing. -.- I turned every power saving setting off, including ...
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Lap top screen not bright enough

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series Laptop. The screen isn't bright enough but when I press Fn and the up arrow nothing happens, nor F11 or F12. any suggestions
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Why is it possible to flip the screen? [closed]

My friend running Ubuntu just called me saying: "my screen got flipped, how to fix it?" I told him how to fix it but that raises the question, why is it possible to flip the screen? On Linux you ...
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FPS capped on certain display modes (144hz+60hz monitor)

I am unable to completely track the source of the problem but I know some temporary (unwanted) ways to fix it. My problem comes up often. I will boot up a game in fullscreen mode and everything runs ...
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Small white square on screen

I have recently noticed a small white square on the bottom right of my laptop screen. I have absolutely no idea what that is or how to take it off. Here is a print screen. This little white square is ...
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new file on desktop makes wallpaper vanish

I have a bit of a weird issue with my work PC, its a dell machine with an i7-7700 CPU so intel 630 graphics, I'm using the latest drivers from the dell website for the graphics which is 23.20.16.4973, ...
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USB-C monitor working with laptop and desktop?

At work I got a laptop, its nice. I simply plug in a USB-C cable and i got monitor, power, keyboard and mouse. At home. I got a desktop computer. Is it possible to create a setup where my keyboard, ...
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Turn off screen with a hotkey and enable back ONLY

A very long time I remember I found a small program that does exactly that. I.e., you press a hotkey and one's screen/screens all turn off, and the only way you can enable them back on, is by pressing ...
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Would a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Run 144hz?

I have an ASUS 1060 GTX i7-7700 laptop and I am looking into purchasing a Dell 1440p 165hz Monitor. My ASUS laptop only supports a Mini DisplayPort and I want to utilize G-sync on the monitor using ...
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New Laptop Screen is Very Dark, but the old, broken screen was very bright and “worked”

As the title says, I replaced my old, broken screen with a new screen that I purchased from laptopscreens.com. The old screen was totally broken; it had a black line through the center and the screen ...
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DVI-I to VGA Adapter does not work?

So I was trying to find a way to get dual monitor for a while now. I bought this https://www.lazada.com.ph/-i100246212-s100289910.html?urlFlag=true&mp=1. Now I tried connecting my second monitor ...
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Computer not booting up after adding RAM [closed]

So, my computer has worked just fine for years, and finally I got additional RAM sticks to install into it. Without touching anything else except for RAM, the computer refused to boot, with mobo ...
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View PC graphics output without monitor

I recently inherited an older PC running win7 and I wanted to see if it still works, the issue is I don't have an VGA monitor and VGA is all the computer supports, so at the moment, there is no way ...
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Can you power drain a flat screen monitor?

Two people I work with stated that we should power drain a monitor. I've been working in computers for a while, and I've never heard of this. Is that a thing? Okay, here's a little more context; ...
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What is the (exact) naming scheme for ASUS monitors?

ASUS monitors have names such as "MG28UQ" or "PA27AC". I don't even know exactly what the name consists of. Obviously, the diagonal length is in there - a two-digit number in inches. Can someone ...
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What are the pros of getting a curved desktop monitor - for real?

I'm about to purchase a new desktop monitor. My current one is a 23-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio flat monitor, but I am thinking of increasing the size. My intended use is mostly desktop work - authoring ...
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OMEN by HP Laptop PC - 15-ax033dx (ENERGY STAR) 144hz?

I have a 144hz gaming monitor and I was wondering if I could use the full capabilities of it with this computer, while only having a hdmi port, or if I could get an adapter to convert to duallink dvi ...
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My computer has a 960m with a i7 6700k I was wondering what version of hdmi port it has [closed]

I have a gtx 960m with a I7 6700k processor and I got a vg248 gaming monitor and I was wondering if it could run 144hz OMEN by HP Laptop PC - 15-ax033dx (ENERGY STAR)
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Differences in simultaneous HDMI and DisplayPort monitors

I have a GTX 1060 with one HDMI and three DPs, but currently only have one DP cable, one HDMI cable and two identical FHD monitors. Both monitors supports HDMI and DP. My question is: will they "look"...
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Can I extend my Windows display to another Windows 10 laptop via cable?

Is there a way I can extend my Windows Display to another Windows Laptop via a USB cable, etc.? I know I can't use an HDMI port on the receiving laptop b/c that's an "out" only. I'm hoping that I can ...
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Why is the Wireless option not visible for Display Sharing?

I"m trying to extend my Windows 10 display to a second Windows 10 laptop per these instructions. However, the instructions say I should see a ..wireless option : But I do not see it on my screen:
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What are the differences between multiplexing using tmux/screen and opening tabs in a terminal emulator?

I am trying to compare these two methods of running multiple shells/processes by measuring memory and cpu usage via htop. Can someone explain the differences in how each method functions, or if ...
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Laptop screen too dark

Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540) screen is too dark. You can see a little if you use external light directly on screen and it's working properly with an external monitor. I had two Thinkpad E540: A - ...
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How to solve this error of Ubuntu 17.10?

Chrome font was changed. Icons and unicode characters are not displaying in any website. -> These errors appeared after running sudo fc-cache -f -v command.
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Match scale across two monitors of different sizes windows 7

I have dual monitors of the same 1920-1080 resolutions but different sizes. For my work i'm analyzing large spreadsheets and i want to have it go across both screens continuously so I can follow the ...
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Is it safe leaving monitors turned on (stand by) or could it harm the devices

I was wondering if I could leave my monitors turned on after I’ve turned off my pc, here are some other questions I had: Does the yellow status LED always suggest the monitor is in standby mode? ...
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Dark colours are blocky when displaying non “flat” images

My new display has a very odd fault. When scenes with a lot of color (gradients etc.) are on screen the blacks and darker colors become strangely pixelated (picture below.) A Photograph of the ...
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Black screen but GPU, LCD cable and panel are fine [Lenovo ThinkPad t440p]

Laptop was on when this happened: no beeps, no error messages, no reboots or system shutdowns, no nothing. The screen just went black while the rest of the device continued running. I’ve connected the ...
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Samsung Curved Monitor Distorted Display

This new 24 inch curved monitor works just fine when I checked it by connecting with my laptop, but whenever I connect it to my old custom built PC, the screen dims randomly, goes dark and flickers ...
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4k laptop monitor compatibility with LCD control boards

Context: I am working on a project to turn a laptop in to a monitor-keyboard combination for a desktop computer so I can use it on a couch without any other furniture. I have never tried anything ...
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Laptop Interface for Desktop Computer [closed]

I usually buy gaming laptops. The main reasons are as follows: I like that I can use them in my lap on a couch without any furniture or mounting. The monitor is easily adjusted, either with the ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Arrow shortcut doesn't work

I have my screen in a manner that it is very easy to rotate, which is very practical to read. I used to use this hotkey combination in the past, but it seems that it is not working anymore. I know I ...
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How long has my display stayed on?

Is there a way to find out for how long the display of my laptop has actually stayed on? It turns off automatically when left idle for a while, or when I close the lid (I've set it not to sleep on ...
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How to disable monitor until reboot? Windows 10 [duplicate]

Hey guys I'm looking to disable my computers monitor and have it not turn back on no matter what until a reboot, I was thinking maybe a batch file or vbscript, thanks.
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Is it bad to continuously power off a desktop monitor by disconnecting it from the power socket instead of using the power button?

I have my desktop computer in such a set up in that the computer is directly connected to the wall socket, but the display and other devices (a lamp, phone chargers, USB hubs, etc.) are connected to a ...