Questions tagged [external-display]

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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How to achieve 4k 60 Hz output through USB C from notebook?

I am using a Dell Precision 5550 (I assume similar to this configuration) and have a USB-C Dock (link to German product page on Amazon) connected to it that claims to be able to output 4k 60 Hz ...
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How to extend Laptop screen with a monitor?

I am using a laptop and I tried to extend laptop screen with a monitor using HDMI cable. However, when I extend the monitor via Display Settings, the mouse can only be active one of the screen; laptop ...
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Both monitors not working simultaneously. one with USB c and another with HHDMI

My Dell dock can't take VGA cable from monitor so I used a USB-C to VGA adapter to connect to the dock and simultaneously my another monitor with HDMI connected to dock. But I'm just seeing a screen ...
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How to disable a display which doesn't exist?

My problem is that my laptop's screen is broken, so I use an external monitor to play some games on Linux. I have an AOC International 15. But, according to my laptop, there is a third external ...
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3 monitors without VGA port on a laptop

per the subject, I don't think I'm doing this right. I'm getting conflicting info from many different people in person. I have one HDMI port and one video card on a laptop. IBM ideapad 3. I'd like 3 ...
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PC display is blinking - Turning off and on again in intervals

Let me start by saying this is something that has been happening since I first built my PC a couple of years ago and it's been a real mystery to me since then... Let me explain why. The issue My PC ...
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External display for Surface Pro 7 stuck in 640 x 480 resolution?

Just got this new system setup Surface Pro 7 (running Windows 10) MS docking station (mini DP port) Dell U2414H display (DP in port) However the external display (U2414H) is stuck in 640 x 480 ...
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Mouse pointer flickering on external monitor with HiDPI Scaling on

A few days ago I switched from macOS to Linux Mint, and first everything was just fine. But today, I connected an external display to my MacBook Pro Early 2015 "13 and turned on HiDPI Scaling. ...
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Screen artifacts, not present on screenshots or video capture

This has been a problem that has been recurring for a while, but now I finally found a way to replicate it consistently (details on that below). The thing is, there are flickering horizontal artifacts ...
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HP Pavilion 17 Laptop Broken Screen - Can't enter BIOS

NOTE: This is not a duplicate of Cannot enter BIOS due to broken screen, because none of the solutions there solved my issue. Looking for further direction. My old HP Pavilion 17 laptop is still ...
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make monitor look exactly as tv for movies after enhancing colors

I was researching on tv vs monitor comparison and found that it is advised to use tvs for watching videos and movies because they provide better, enhanced colors that make movies look more realistic. ...
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connection to a monitor display without detection

Is it possible to connect my laptop to a monitor through HDMI without it being detected on the laptop and just mirror the content? Maybe through a HDMI splitter or something ? I'm setting up a lie ...
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Windows 10 fonts look white shaded on Full HD TV

I am just going to put two pictures here and I hope one of you guys tells me how to get rid of the white area behind the letters? I have tried contrast, brightness, etc. nothing worked so far.
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Text seems horrible and jagged only if using extra TV monitor as “extended”

I have connected my Full HD Philips 42" TV to my laptop via HDMI cable. When I use it as a mirror screen, no problem, everything is perfect. However if I use it as an "extended" screen, ...
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windows 10 wakes up from power save mode after monitor goes into sleep mode

I set windows 10 to go into power save mode after 10 minutes and I have the 223s7 philips monitor plugged with HDMI. after 10 min windows send a sleep signal to the monitor and they both go into power ...
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The monitor that's connected to the laptop through USBA-HDMI adapter blacks out when the laptop's lid is closed

I have this asus laptop which has a single HDMI port to which I have one external monitor connected, and the other monitor is connected through the USBA-HDMI adapter. I notice two things: When both ...
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Why do TVs have different input lags with computers than they do with other devices?

So I have two different modern TVs, different gaming laptops (relatively new, Win10, 16GB RAM), and a few gaming consoles. Everything is rigged with HDMI. It's a pretty standard setup. On both of my ...
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How can I connect my Custom-built PC with portable monitory Lenovo ThinkVision M14t which has only USB-C (alt mode)?

I am thinking of buying a portable screen with stylus support for note-taking. I have narrowed my choice to a couple of monitors, the primary one being Lenovo ThinkVision M14t. I liked its design and ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen with broken screen - how to get it to use external monitor?

I've been given an old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen which has a broken screen - not physically broken, but it doesn't show an image at all. It sort of "lights up black" if you know ...
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xrandr command for 2 1200p screens and one 4K with scaling

I'm trying to get 2 24" 1920x1200 monitors to work alongside a laptop's native 4K display to no avail. Either there's some weird panning on the external monitors or super tiny text on the 4K. I ...
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Connecting external HDMI monitor from type-c laptop

today I received type-c adapter (bought this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001596762329.html) I connected this usb type-c to HDMI adapter using type-c port which charges laptop and ...
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Using 2012 iMac as a monitor for 2020 M1 MacBook Air

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) and i want to use it as a second monitor for my new MacBook Air (M1, 2020). Is it possible without latency or any quality loss? If it is, what are the options ...
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Freeze external display

i have an external display which connects with my computer, how do i freeze the display screen or change it to the screen i want to show. Like i am in "Microsoft Teams" and i want to freeze ...
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Laptop output to external screen at 4K 60hz

4K 60hz is not possible with HDMI 1.4, which is what most laptops use even today. What are some ways in which a laptop can output 4K 60hz to an external screen? What would I need to check for this? ...
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Quick change between extending display and disconnecting display

Is there any quick way to toggle settings for displays without going into Windows Settings each time?(keyboard shortcut, create icon on desktop/ in taskbar, etc.) I have 3 displays, but only 2 of them ...
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Universal Docking Station with Dell

I have Dell XPS 17 9700, with Windows 10 Professional, and I connected it to a universal docking station called Targus Dock177 which is compatible with DisplayLink. It automatically detected the ...
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How to change zoom settings on Windows 10

My laptop, via hdmi connects to my TV. The issue is the TV doesn't fit all the screen. It means the close icon at the top right of windows doesn't show (nor any scroll bar) Zoom settings do not help. ...
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Monitor buttons stop working after DDC/CI control

I was using this ddcctl to control my Xiaomi 34" monitor via command line. Everything was fine when I was just running commands like: ddcctl -d 1 -b 30 (to change brightness to 30, works fine) ...
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Run an External Display Before Windows Boots on Laptop?

The hinge on my laptop is broken, and I’ve been using an external display as the primary monitor, with an external keyboard and mouse. The laptop display still works, except I can only (force) open ...
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How to get 60Hz on 1440p with MacBook Pro 13" 2015 retina?

I am planning to buy Dell U2520D monitor for Macbook Pro 13" retina (early 2015). The monitor is 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz. It included 3 types of cables: DisplayPort cable (DP to DP). USB-C cable (C ...
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iiyama monitor ProLite XUB2792UHSU - stuck on standby (requires mains unplugging/replugging)

I've been trying to overcome some issues with my new iiyama monitor. Hope you can help me with this. Basically the monitor works fine most of the time and I can use it normally when it's turned on, ...
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Why is there a display output placeholder when there isn't a physical port on my machine

Why my laptop shows DP-1-1 and HDMI-1-2 when there is only one HDMI and no DP port on my laptop. command : $arandr output : output (imgbb link to screenshot) command : $xrandr -q output : Screen 0: ...
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How to connect external display if the laptop's discrete gpu is dead

I have a laptop with a "dead/not working" Nvidia GPU and I gave up on fixing that GPU. My problem now is how I'm going to connect my external monitor to my laptop and will utilize the intel ...
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How can I get my monitor to 4k 60hz connected to a laptop?

my laptop resolution is only 1080p but has 60hz, I have it connected to a 4k monitor but the monitor only can only go up to 30hz. I can get the monitor to do 60hz but that is at 1080p. If my laptop ...
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Connect PC to TV from VGA to HDMI

I have a PC unit with a VGA port to which I connect my monitor and it works with no problems. When I try to connect the same VGA port to the HDMI port from the TV (HDMI IN 2(DVI)) it doesn't display ...
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Text blur when connecting a lower resolution monitor to a high end laptop

I just got the new and slick Lenovo ThinkPad T15g, with the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Super with Max-Q 8GB. This new machine replaces my old 10-year old ThinkPad W530, which I used with two external ...
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I have a USBC to usb cable, can I use the usbc port in my computer and then attach the usb part to a monitor?

I am to receive a Dell monitor soon. I have one cable with a UBSC and USB one each end. My computer has a usbc port, while the dell monitor only has hdmi,vga, and regular usb ports. Will my monitor ...
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Audio problems when (un)plugging an external display during a zoom meeting on macbook air

I have a MacBook Air with which I use an external display (Dell U2419HC), connected over USB-C. This display has no spekaers. The connection also doubles as charger for my MBA, and an usb keyboard and ...
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Is it possible or how to update system tray playback device name in Windows 10?

I have an external monitor which is connnected with a HDMI cable. When it get connected to the host machine, Windows 10 automatically gets its name. The problem is, the OS is using English (United ...
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Black screen when connecting laptop via USB-C hub to DVI screen via HDMI cable and adapter

I'm trying to connect my Thinkpad T14 with Windows 10 to a BenQ GL2450 screen that only supports VGA and DVI. The HDMI port of my laptop is used, so I've bought the GIKERSY USB-C hub with HDMI and a ...
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How to make a dual (Extend) display persistent in Windows 10

With Win+P and choosing Extend I am able to create a (virtual) second monitor (display) in Windows 10. See Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor After restarting Windows, this dual display is ...
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Extend Screens Showing “Input Not Supported”

I have an old hp monitor (With VGA input) that I've connected to my dell laptop through an HDMI-to-VGA adapter. In my display settings, I have "Extend these screens" selected. But the old hp ...
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Swap display layout in Windows with command line

I have my laptop screen and an external monitor. The Windows Settings screen for Display details always crashes on my work computer (Start > Settings > Display), so I'm looking for a command ...
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2 external monitors 1 laptop resolution cannot set to native resolution

I have two external monitors connected to my laptop via a USB 3.0 to HDMI splitter. I intend to have the laptop lid closed and only use the external monitors. This is working. The problem is one of ...
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Connect multiple external monitors to older Macbook pro from 2011

I have a Macbook pro from 2011 running Mac os X El Capitan version 10.11.6 with the following technical specification: Processor: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphic card: AMD ...
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Surfacebook and 10 bit color depth display

Im in the market for a new external display. As I also do some semi-pro photography I was thinking of buying something that supports 10 bit color depth. However Im not sure if my surfacebook supports ...
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My monitor doesn't work with win10

I have a monitor that does not work with my win10 laptop. I checked everything with my other laptop and the same cable (hdmi), monitor works no problem. I also tried my laptop with other monitor and ...
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Maximised windows spill onto above monitor on Windows 10

I have one monitor positioned above the other, with the taskbar only showing on the main (lower) monitor. I noticed that when I maximise a window, part of it spills onto the above display. Chrome and ...
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Does Windows know physical size of external monitor?

I have a new business-class laptop and Windows 10, with an external monitor connected via HDMI. Both monitors (i.e. the laptop's and the external monitor) are 1920x1080 but the external monitor is ...
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AMD Ryzen processors with Vega 3 + 4k external monitor

I am wondering if I can plug a HDMI/DP cable between: laptop powered by AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250U and 3200U (with Vega 3 graphic built-in) external, basic 4k monitor by LG and get things work. Just web ...

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