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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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Change which display is shown with "Second Screen Only" selected with multiple monitors

I have three monitors. I have two computers hooked up to these three monitors. Sometimes I need to work on one computer while having the other computer open. My display that is marked with the number ...
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Can I use two monitors and a tv display with mac mini?

I have a 2020 Mac Mini M1. I have extended a display using HDMI port for monitor 1 and thunderbolt 3 to HDMI for the 2nd monitor. I would like to have a tv display mounted above these two displays for ...
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Possible to use laptop with 1920 max resolution with 4k monitor

I have an older (2018ish) Lenovo laptop which has both Intel HD Graphics 530 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics and I recently received a new 4k monitor for work. I have connected the laptop to the ...
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Why does my 4k Dell monitor (connected to Dell laptop via Dell dock) switch from 60Hz to 30Hz intermittently after sleep?

Setting the Scene I have the following setup: Sometimes (and every time today) when the laptop is resumed from "sleep", the monitor has inexplicably changed from 60Hz to 30Hz. When I first ...
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Strange pixels on display

I attached my notebook computer to a USB-C docking station which drives HDMI monitors. Computer is driving the docker via DP Alt Mode. I have noticed strange pixels on the montior but only on black ...
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Can I unplug laptop display and use two external monitors?

Will I be able to connect two monitors to my laptop with a HDMI splitter and extend the screen if my laptop display is physically unplugged from the motherboard? Searching on Google, I find out that ...
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Screen 1 completely black after unlocking the machine

Windows 10 machine, connected to an external screen with HDMI. Before leaving the computer one tends to lock the screen (Windows Key + L). Then when one comes back after a period of time and adds the ...
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xrandr — Treat multiple monitors as separate screens

I have two monitors: Laptop monitor 1920x1080 External monitor 2560x1440 connected with Display Port cable Output of xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4480 x 1440, maximum 32767 x 32767 HDMI-...
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Laptop makes loud noise when an external display is connected

I've a MSI GS63VR 7RF laptop with a GTX 1070, and suddenly it has started making a loud noise that resembles the noise that printers make while printing some document. It seems that when I disconnect ...
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No signal on external screen

I have this PC: LENOVO V530-24ICB AIO Windows 11 And this is my second display: ASUS VA249 When I connect the Display to HDMI port it says "NO SIGNAL" on the screen What I have tried: I ...
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Problems extending my display

I have a hp 650 notebook. I am unable to extend or duplicate my display. Once I connect to my external screen(it's a projector with a VGA connector if that helps), it shows up for like two seconds and ...
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USB-C through dock connected monitor randomly freezes after waking up from sleep

My Razer laptop is plugged to a Razer Chroma dock trough USB-C. My monitor is a Samsung Odyssey G7 plugged to the dock with a USB-C to DP1.6 cable. Upon waking up, the screen freezes a couple times ...
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Can I black out a duplicated external display?

For presentations I duplicate my laptop screen to a projector. At times I want to black out the projector while keeping the laptop screen on. Preferably with a hotkey. Powerpoint has this feature. (...
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Mouse lags when cursor is on an external display and not the built in MacBook Pro display

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro (the one with the 4 USB-C ports only) and an LG 4K HDR WQHD Display. I tried using an HDMI cable with a USB-C hub to connect them. However this results in a severe lag when ...
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Setting up multiple HDMI Monitors on Linux

So I currently have like 3+ monitors in my house that are all using HDMI connections. On my computer I have USB 3/ USB 2 and and HDMI connection. Is there any type of device i can use that can extend ...
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Weird bug with external Monitor on Linux

I own a Dell Inspiron 15 7590, with Intel i5 9300H and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 2x8Gigs of DDR4 RAM that I bought separately from Crucial. It runs a classic Win 10 installation, on a 480Gb nvme ...
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Is it possible to dim an external IPS LED computer monitor below hardware brightness level zero (0)?

My primary external IPS LED computer monitor is too bright, even when its hardware brightness is set to zero (0) and its contrast is turned down. As such, I run a software tool that applies a ...
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Unable to connect 4 displays at once

I have a Dell XPS 15 9500. I have a powered USB-C hub with 2 HDMI adapters. I have been using 2 external displays and the built-in display for weeks. I attempted to hook up a USB-C monitor that I ...
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Changing Resolution of Disconnected (hidden) "Miracast" Monitor

I had successfully set up a FireTV Cube to act as a wireless display for Windows, however, the default resolution wasn't correct. I changed it to 1080p and was successful, then for some reason I ...
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Windows 10 with lower color depth?

Currently, if I open Advanced Display Settings and List All Modes, all supported modes have "True Color (32 bit)". I Googled and did not find a solution. Given that lower color depths have ...
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No image on second monitor

I have a Thinkpad T14 gen 2(intel processor and integrated intel iris xe graphics) that I just took out of the box. My main goal is to connect it to my 2 monitors. When I try to connect it to my ...
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Output sound from a laptop's speaker and from an external speaker at the same time

I have a laptop running Windows 10 and I recently got an extra monitor to use along with it. The thing is, the monitor has built-In speakers and I'm trying to configure my system so that sound would ...
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How to make my peripherals connected through monitor be detected by laptop

I have a setup where I have a laptop and computer that I use regularly with the same monitor. Until now I have always switched the radio reciever for my headphones, and the wireless reciever for my ...
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Mac OS Big Sur : how to make my display arrangement stayed permanently?

Situation : I have a MacBook Pro 16" I configured it to run with 3 more monitors like do : Problem : When I reboot my Mac sometimes from sleep, it messed up all my displays arrangement ...
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Natively controlling Dell external monitor brightness in Windows 10

I read online that the Windows 10 has a native brightness control slider in the action center. However, this slider is not available to me as I use an external monitor (Dell 32" 4K monitor a.k.a ...
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external keyboard doesn't wake up Mac m1 in clamshell mode

I own a MacBook Pro m1 13. I close it and connect it to an external display. After finishing my work I put my MacBook to sleep, and when I try to click on the spacebar or move my Magic Mouse it doesn'...
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Mac external monitor no scale option

When I connect to a benq 4k 32 inch monitor, there are 5 scale that I can choose. However when connect to a dell 27 inch 2k monitor, no scale options. I change the resolution to lower but it just ...
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Is there an API for HP DreamColor Monitors? Something that can control input via internal USB hub?

I have a HP DreamColor Z24x G2 monitor and a couple of HP Z24N monitors (first edition I believe) and both models have a built-in USB hub. Interestingly, on the HP DreamColor Z24x G2, the USB 2.0 HUB ...
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Screen itself larger than monitor at recommended res? Software solution? How to zoom out?

I've started using a TV as a secondary display My resolution is 1080p, but only about 980 of it is visible 100p of visual content seems to be behind the TV frame. I'm wondering if there is a software ...
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Blue screen after connecting to additional monitors when using external USB to run windows 10 on mac

I am using an external USB hard drive to run windows 10 on my mac. Everything works fine until I connect external displays. The system just crashed and it remains a blurry blue screen even I manually ...
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USB-C Splitter for Power-in & A/V-out - Does this exist?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop that has a single USB-C port (plus a couple of standard USB 3 ports and an HDMI port). The USB-C also happens to be the main charging port for the laptop. I have a ...
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Virtual Box and Ubuntu 20:04: Ubuntu for the secondary monitor behaves not correctly

I have in some laptops installed VirtualBox 6.1.28 r147628 (Qt5.6.2) where: The Hosts are MacOS (El Capitan) and Windows (7 and 10) The Guest is Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 for each Host. The Guest ...
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How do I make a USB "hub" from an LG monitor connected to a PC

I have an LG HDR 4K monitor connected to a Macbook Air laptop via USB Type-C, and a PC via HDMI. I also have a keyboard and speakers connected to the same monitor via USB. Since the monitor and the ...
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Disable display output signal from USB-C port

I want to disable USB-C port for exernal display output signal and instead only use the HDMI as display port. I have USB-C connection from laptop to a screen/display, purely for the reason to provide ...
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Can HP EliteBook 840 G7 Notebook drive a 5k2k display?

My employer provides my with a HP EliteBook 840 G7 Notebook. I'd like to buy a external monitor for it, and I came across the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor - U4021QW. I'm somewhat confused by ...
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Access BIOS from an external monitor

Laptop display is not working properly. It is showing a white screen when turn on. I need to access BIOS of this laptop. What I have tried so far and failed: Set project settings as "Secondary ...
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My laptop does not support ultrawide monitor?

I got a Dell Vostro 3500 with i7 11th gen and Iris Xe Graphics from work, I have my personal monitor, a LG 29WK600 Ultrawide 2560x1080 monitor. While trying to connect it with the laptop, it only ...
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Dell UltraSharp U2421E - solid colors look pixelated with tiny white lines

I connected a brand new Dell UltraSharp U2421E monitor to a brand new Dell Latitude 5520 laptop with Windows 10, resolution 1920 x 1200. I noticed at once that blue headers of windows that are solid ...
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How can I see which monitor correspond to display X in Windows 10?

I have 3 monitors connected to my computer running Windows 10: How can I see which monitor correspond to display 1, 2 and 3 in Windows 10? E.g. does display #1 correspond to monitor 2752 or the Asus?
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Is there a standard term for monitors which can be adjusted to both landscape and portrait? Do they signal the computer when it changes?

I'm thinking of upgrading my monitor. I've noticed that flat panels that can be adjusted between landscape and portrait mode are no longer always expensive and not necessarily scarce. But searching ...
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Connect Laptop HDMI to Monitor's DisplayPort [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a problem with detecting external monitor. You can find link to the question here. As I didn't find any solution, one of guys told me to use DisplayPort to HDMI cable. So my ...
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Laptop only recognizes (Intel SSD 660p Series) NVMe disk when external monitors are disconnected

I'm facing this most strange issue with my laptop. My laptop has 3 video ports: 2 mini display port 1 hdmi port On which I connect 3 external monitors. When I turn on the computer, it boots ...
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Display Bios to external Monitor at System Start

Recently, My laptop lcd got broken after a fall so I unplugged it from the motherboard. I am trying to connect it with an external monitor but unable to get my bios display onto external monitor. I ...
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VGA monitor panel "twitches" between normal and slightly yellow on MacBook but works perfectly on Windows laptop

I have a cheap Lenovo 1920x1080 flat planel VGA display, a 7-year old HP ProBook and a new M1 MacBook Air. When I connect the monitor to the PC laptop it just works perfectly. When I connect the ...
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Windows 10 - Prevent second screen from defaulting to "Extended" when plugging in monitor

I use Windows 10 through a KVM to connect my laptop and switch. Normally this works fine. Something is going wrong with the other laptop on the KVM so today I have been plugging and unplugging. I keep ...
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Windows installer does not show video

I have laptop ACER Nitro AN515. I'ts own monitor is broken and i am using external. The problem is when i try to install windows again it does not load video driver. The problem is when i boot to ...
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Disable randomly-activated touch-sensitive buttons on BenQ monitor

I greatly enjoy using my BenQ monitor, being certified as truly flicker-free. But unfortunately the touch-sensitive buttons on the front-face bottom-right of bezel stopped working properly (right ...
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How to hide 2nd monitor from a Software that is preventing multiple display devices

I have a software that prevents me to connect to any additional monitor, the software is preventing it to avoid any piracy or recording of the content it has, although my only intention is to use my ...
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Is it possible to set up laptop and desktop on two monitors so that I can drag and drop files from one to other?

Sometimes I transfer pictures or files from my laptop to computer and after processing them I would store them back on my laptop, this would be much easier if I can do something like described above. ...
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How to Connect Multiple Displays on Laptop with Multiple Graphics Cards

I have an MSI GE70 2OE laptop. It has both an Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GTX 765M graphics card. It uses Intel graphics by default and only starts to use 765M on gaming or video related stuff ...
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