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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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Is it possible to install windows on a laptop with a broken screen using hdmi cable only

I have an asus laptop, the screen is broken but was working fine connected to an external monitor via hdmi cable. It was slow so i decided to reset the pc, since it restarted I can't complete the ...
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Loss of DP signal when other devices get connected

I have a Dell U2415 connected to my Lenovo ThinkPad T460p as an external monitor via Mini DisplayPort, and I encounter the following issue: when I connect, for example, an external hard disk via USB ...
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Using the dedicated graphics card on an external monitor

I have just bought a Lenovo Yoga 730 15" with an Intel graphics card and a Geforce 1050 graphics card. It runs games perfectly fine when I'm using the internal monitor, but as soon as I change to an ...
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Monitor doesn't wake up after sleep when connected via DP to a closed-lid MacBook Pro

I normally use my MacBook Pro with the lid closed and connected to a external monitor via Thunderbolt (mini-DisplayPort) to DisplayPort cable. The issue I have is that when the Mac is asleep, and I ...
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Windows Display Settings with multiple monitors for home and work

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 that I use both at work and at home. At work I have two 2K Samsung monitors while at home I have a 4K Asus monitor and a 1080p Acer monitor. The setups are ...
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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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Using Windows laptop as 2nd screen for Ubuntu desktop. possible?

I know its trivial to use your laptop as a 2nd monitor if your desktop is also running Windows. But what if you are running Linux(Ubuntu) on your desktop. Is is still possible to somehow use your ...
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External Monitor No Longer Detected After Laptop Screen Replacement

My set up, is that my HP Spectre x360 laptop is connected to an external monitor / mouse / ethernet via a hub. I am using Ubuntu 16.04. It usually works fine. Yesterday I had my cracked laptop screen ...
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Laptop/Tablet as external monitor

I was mainly thinking about a setup in which I could use my tablet as a second screen for my laptop (both connected in the same network). An additional possibility at home would be to use my tablet ...
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Exactly same monitors bought 4 months apart, not the same output?

In my work place I use 2 monitors, they are both bought from amazon and both are same brand and model: Dell P2217H. The one on the left is bought around 4 month after the one on the right. They are ...
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Laptop's keyboard and display dead. HDMI out and usb keyboard works

I have a HP ak008tx laptop. Its just over a year old. My first problem started after it accidentally got pulled off the table and onto the floor when someone walked through the power cable trap. -_- ...
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Achieving Max Possible Resolution with remote desktop 2015 iMac to Windows 10 Laptop

Can someone please provide some assistance on what the best and/or cheapest solution is to the following: I have a late 2015 27 inch iMac (retina 5k) in my home office. By far the best thing about it ...
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Cannot drag full desktop and app windows lose position when being the desktop is dragged to another monitor in macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1)

I have several application windows open in one of the desktops on my MacBook Pro (late 2016) running macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1), and have a Dell monitor connected. Whenever I want to move a ...
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Windows 10 cannot use 4k resolution on external monitor but ubuntu can

I've got an interesting problem I can't seem to find anywhere. My laptop, a dell xps13 with an intel 5500 graphics card seems only to be able to recognize my external 4k monitor and adjust resolution ...
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Can I connect a monitor with EVERY USB-C port?

I owned a Microsoft Surface Go which have an USB-Type-C USB port. Since now I used USB-ports just for periphals and also have a USB-graphic Adapter for an older Notebook. There exist some cables USB-...
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Windows 10 - Disable third monitor automatically when it's powered off

I have three monitor outputs from my video card: monitor 1, monitor 2, and a projector. The Windows display settings looks like this: monitor setup If the projector is turned off, and I move my ...
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Connection losses via HDMI?

I own an Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-51-536M). I am using a desktop pc right now, but I am considering using my notebook as main working station. My notebook has 1 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB-C Port. ...
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4k 60Hz over usb-c not working, OSX Macbook Pro 2017?

I recently connected a 4k 60Hz monitor to my macbook pro 2017 (touchbar), and OSX. I could not get it to display at 4k 60Hz. Any advice. My monitor is Asus PA328Q and I am using the apple usb-c to ...
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Windows 10 - external display remains an extended desktop after input is changed away from the PC

My setup: HP Spectre Laptop, running Windows 10 Pro with all the latest updates Plugable Triple-Monitor docking station: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Delivery-Specific-Thunderbolt/dp/...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2018 External Display Issue

I have a 29" LG Ultra Wide monitor, which was working perfectly with my 13" MBP 2015 (connected directly via HDMI - HDMI). I have bought a 2018 MBP 15" that only has USB-C ports and I'm having issues ...
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How can I setup a larger resolution to an external display, than the max shown, in Neverwhere (Home Edition) CloudReady Chromium OS?

My computer is a Dell mini Inspiron 1012 and I know my display supports 1920x1080, but Chromium OS doesn't have an option larger than 1024x768. Is it possible to change it, anyway? I know Chromium OS ...
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Automate arrangement of multiple displays in Windows 10

I work in an open space office type with external monitors at every single work space. I don't have a set work space, so everytime I connect to a new external monitor screen I get the default open of ...
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Two 24" monitors with different resolutions

I have a HP E24li and a dell E2414Ht https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-elitedisplay-e241i-led-monitor-24-smart-buy/specs/ https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-e2414h-led-monitor-24-series/specs/ But ...
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Screens turning off unecessarily

I just started at a new job. I've been given two big samsung monitors. (I'm not sure what exact model. Device manager doesn't report anything) When I lock the screen, the lock screen picture ...
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Unable to connect specific monitor via DP 1.2 to laptop

I have an DELL U2414H which I'm trying to connect to an Alienware 17 R4 via the DP 1.2. Whenever I connect the monitor to the laptop: The laptop freezes for 5-10 seconds then it's ok, then it ...
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Microsoft Wireless Display: black border around image (screen image is scaled down)

I've been connecting to a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (firmware version 2.0.8381) for the last couple years, from my Windows 10 (64-bit) laptop with an Intel HD 620 graphics chip. I have been ...
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Building NTB/PC hybrid

I have this idea in mind. Can someone with experience in this point out to me how can I achieve it? I want my notebook to be able to plug into docking station when I get home from work. This docking ...
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connecting HDMI monitor to DVI/USB port

I am going to buy new computer with high specs, but it doesn't have hdmi port. It will have instead: 4xUSB 2.0 ir 2xUSB 3.1, PS/2, RJ-45; 1xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0; VGA, DVI. My monitor has DVI and HDMI....
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Opened Windows Shift to Primary Display,Whenever LCD is truned off

I am Using LCD with my Laptop, When LCD gets off, all windows on the LCD shift to laptop screen automatically. So I have to rearrange. I am using HDMI cable, as I don't have VGA port in my Machine.By ...
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Three monitors without external GPUs

Is it possible to connect three monitors using only the motherboard and get distinct output? The motherboard is MSI Pro Carbon Z270 and it has one HDMI and one DVI ports. I cannot use external GPUs ...
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Attempting to “Project to This PC” causes a BSOD

I'm trying to project from my desktop PC to my laptop (Dell XPS 13, 2018) so that I can use it as a third display. However, every time I put in the pin to connect to the laptop over Bluetooth, it ...
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How to force a monitor to be recognized as a Generic Non-PNP monitor in Windows?

I have an Insignia NS-19E310NA15 monitor. Normally when I connect the monitor via VGA to my computer, my computer recognizes the monitor and limits the maximum resolution on the monitor to only 1366 ...
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How do I figure out why my external monitor goes black?

My late 2013 MacBook Pro is connected to an external monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to Dual link DVI adapter. About once a day, the external monitor goes black. The applications continue running, ...
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How can I set extended monitor setting as the default when any secondary screen it attached?

When I plug in a new secondary monitor to my laptop, I have to configure the display from "Duplicate" to "Extended". While this persistes if I plug in the same screen, windows forgets/ignores this ...
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Configure Linux to act as an additional desktop or extended display to client

Let's say I have 2 computers. Computer 1: Runs Linux. Let's say Debian, or Ubuntu, Raspbian, etc if that matters. It controls a nice large display that I'd like to utilize. Computer 2: We can ...
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Using a 24" Apple Cinema Display with a Dell latitude E5470

Has anybody managed to use an Apple 24" Cinema Display with a laptop using the VGA port? Mine is a Dell E5470 running Windows 7. I have the latest drivers for the Intel graphic card installed. ...
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Windows 8 boot mode on external monitor

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 8 where the screen is not working, so I am using an external monitor connected through VGA. I will enter the boot mode by restarting the computer and keep pressing F2,...
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Multiple Monitors with Windows 10 Assigned Access

I am trying to set up a kiosk environment that utilises two monitors. I can successfully set up assigned access to open my app, but the problem is that the second monitor is a blank screen when extend ...
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Pink area on white background on TV screen via HDMI

I got a mac mini, and I'm connecting it to a Panasonic-Viera in HDMI. On an area of the screen, I see light pink when the background is of light color (especially white background). I do not see it ...
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External monitors very slow to wake after locking screen

Equipment: 2015 Macbook Pro in dock 2 external Lenovo ThinkVision T24i-10 monitors This situation happens often. I lock my computer and go to a meeting for 30 minutes. When I come back, I hit a ...
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External monitor time is not correct

I have connected an external monitor (hp 22 es) to my MacBook Air. I have set the monitor to go to sleep mode at a specific time, so first, I needed to adjust the external monitor's time (I would say ...
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Computer cannot display on all 4 displays

I recently got a (free) computer monitor and I want to try and hook it up. My PC seems to detect the 4th display, but it seems to be maxing out at 3. Originally I thought my cable or DispayPort to ...
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MacBook spontaneously loses connection to external display for some seconds

I'm using MacOS High Sierra and sometimes my MacBook loses connection to my external monitor for some seconds and then reconnects. This is very annoying. The monitor is connected via Mini Display Port ...
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Microsoft Surfacebook use USB as display port

I own a Microsoft Surfacebook 1, and my USB 3.0 is not registered my external monitor. My miniDisplayPort is already hooked up to another monitor, and I would like to avoid paying $100 for a display ...
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Project to second display with Mac via Bluetooth

I'm using my Windows 10 computer to have my TV as a second monitor, and I do this by using the "Project to second screen" feature built into the OS. We want to do the same thing with my girlfriend's ...
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HP ZR2740W - no display, cause identified, how to fix it?

One day on this monitor picture went black and did not come back until I disassembled it and simply reseated the LVDS (??? I know Laptops have LVDS ribbon, is this cable the same sans form?) cable - ...
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4k monitor with HDMI, bandwidth not coping with 2560x1600. What do I need to change?

I've just given my old 2560x1600 monitor (Dell UltraSharp 3011 or 3011t) to my parents. Their PC has an Intel mATX early Haswell motherboard, I'd guess about 2013 - 2014 ish? It's got DVI and HDMI ...
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Cannot increase maximum resolution for external monitor in Windows 8

I have an old, good Lenovo T440s laptop which I have two operating systems on: Opensuse 42.3 and Windows 8. I am trying to attach newly bought external monitor LG 29UC88-B via cables: T440s display ...
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Does a ThinkPad x230 i7 support a 4k external monitor?

I'm looking to buy an external monitor for my ThinkPad x230 with an i7 CPU. Is it possible to use a 4K display like this Dell UltraSharp with it? Here are the full ThinkPad x230 Specs + I'm running ...
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Mini displayport output not working after Windows 10 update 1709

Since Windows 10 Update 1709, there has been no output signal from the mini DisplayPort of my laptop. The 2nd monitor is detected in the device manager and in the display parameters, but receives no ...