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Displays / Monitors

A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.

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Hi I was thinking about getting a second monitor so I can have a dual display on my work computer, and I have been reading about it and I think a better solution is to get a large curved monitor, maybe a 34" curved ultrawide monitor that way I can have two windows of data open but only have one monitor in use. For work I do lots of graphs / excel sheets and compare data. I would like to spend less then $1000 so what is the best suggestion anyone has?

I was looking at the following monitor, but with only one user review I figured maybe there is a better option? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/philips-brilliance-x-line-349x7fjew-34-led-ultrawide-hd-freesync-monitor-high-gloss-white-with-silver-chrome-stand/6148908.p?skuId=6148908
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What apps or methods will allow me to project what is playing on my iPhone X onto my iPad?
I am using outlook 2016, and not sure why, but a lot of emails are not displayed correctly.
As you can tell, just looking at the email in the bottom view pane, it's not displayed correctly.
Same thing when I open it.  The actual email in a way is centered, but why is there is so much grey padding
on each side of the email?  I am using a 4K monitor and my resolution is full 4K.  What's strange is, most of the emails are fine,
it's just some that are like this, maybe 25% of them. Perhaps it's only happening to the emails that are using HTML, and if that's the case, why is that?

I have windows 10 on this PC and it is up to date
I am using 2 monitors on this system
When I start my PC the screen displays in color and allows me to login as usual
The home screen comes up in color and displays  all my icons properly
Both screens are displaying in color
Within about 30 seconds both of my screens change to display everything in black and white.
Whatever application I open displays the data in black an white.
This first stared when I was working in MS Word.
In Settings ofall themes display as B&W and all colors are shades of B&W

Any assistance to change this back to color would be appreciated
I want to connect two of these monitors: http://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1120/S24H850
To a Macbook pro 15" 2017 2.8Ghz intel core i7

The Macbook spec is here:https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

It looks like it's possible, but there are a couple of things I'm wondering about:

What adaptor(s) do I need?  The samsung screen states that it supports displayport daisy-chain - does that mean I can connect the laptop to one screen and connect the second screen to the first screen?

I understand MacOS doesn't support MST - does that mean I can't extend the desktop across both screens and will end up with one mirroring the other?

The Samsung screen resolution is 2560x1440 and Macbook Pro resolution is 2880 x 1800. The macbook states it supports 4 resolutions below 2880x1800, but the samsung's stated resolution is not one of them.  Will I still get the benefit of the Samsung's resolution without the image being distorted?

Thanks in advance for your help!
I need to know if my Dell OptiPlex 7020 will support a display port monitor.
I have two connect two LG UD 3289-W monitors, I want to connect both to my MacPro computer.
It does not have UDB-C connection and only one HDMI connection.

I connected one via HDMI and works fine. I tried to use a mini to HDMI connector and plugged it into the thunderbolt port but that did not work. I don't know how to daisychain them since they don't seem to have an output.

Any ideas?
Vizio GV42L
tv powers on and then turns off 3 seconds later

it is an old tv from 2006 so no receipt or warranty

How should I fix

Is there a reset button.

If there is a reset function using remote; it would be difficult to type in 3 seconds
My pc is a Lennovo M72e and the OS is win 10 prof 64 bit, and I have 2 monitors.  At the moment how I navigate the mouse somehow got changed.
The monitor 1 is on my right and the 2nd monitor is on my left.
If I am in on Monitor 1, I have to move my mouse to the right of monitor 1 extreme for the mouse to appear on the left of the screen on Monitor 2.  
But as I am right handed, I would like the mouse to move to the left extreme on Monitor 1 and appear on  the right side of monitor 2.
and once in Monitor 2, to move the mouse the reverse, i.e. to the right side of monitor 2 and it will appear on the left side of monitor 1.
Can the experts please  suggest the way to achieve this.  thank u and regards
How do I switch my monitor configuration so that my monitor 1 will be monitor 2. and my current monitor 2 will be 1.
Note:  they are TWO different models, with two different connections so I can't just swap them physically.
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User has a very recent MacBook Pro with 4 USB/Thunderbolt 3 ports.
They will be switching the monitor between a 2.5 year old iMac with Mini Display port and the above MacBook Pro.

They need a monitor that will work with a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter when they attach it to the MacBook Pro, and directly to Thunderbolt 2 when they plug the monitor into the iMac.

Can someone recommend a monitor that is known to work with adapters?

What throws me is how can the display be 13.9 inch and Dimensions (W x D x H) be 12.72"

13.9" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS or
13.9” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS
Dimensions (W x D x H)
(mm) : 323 x 224.5 x 14.3
(inches) : 12.72" x 8.84" x 0.56"

We've been having issues for quit some time now (probably since August or September of 2017) with a lot of different computers at different clients (We're an MSP) that are having screen tearing or other application rendering problems and it seems to mostly be programs like Microsoft Office, Impromed Infinity, FileMakerPro, and other LOB applications that "look like Office" which as far as I can tell means they were designed in VisualStudio perhaps with WPF, but I'm not a developer. Not every one of them looks like an Office ripoff, but enough that it seems like a trend to me.

The computers are of different brands running different versions of Windows (mostly 7 and 10) and they generally run different applications (with the exception of MSOffice which spans from 2010 to 2016) on different networks at different companies.

Most of these computers have some sort of intel HD display adapter, but all different models and with different driver versions. We've tried many different display drivers, chipset updates, BIOS updates, windows updates (or uninstalling ones that were supposedly related), and a whole slew of other possible fixes to no avail. We've contacted Intel and Microsoft and Intel has just ended with "get the driver from the manufacturer" which we've done. "Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration" has been used wherever possible with little to no change and we've tried with Aero both on and off.

It's hard to post screenshots since a lot of the screenshots contain…
This thread has a lot of details, but the most important thing can be summarized in one paragraph.

Everything seems perfect now.   It appears Windows 10 just needs to be in put in extend screen for a few minutes while each monitor is configured.  After that it is ok to revert to duplicated screens, and windows 10 still knows the resolution of each screen.

------- if you are interested in more details, read on -------------------

I have given up on getting my windows 10 laptop to display nicely on an external 2220wm monitor.  (see previous question

So I bought a new AOc  E2252Sw which has a wider screen (1920 x 1080).  

with my t460p laptop lid open I did the following:
I used start > settings > display
The resulting dialog showed a  single "monitor picture" at the top  with "1/2". (this indicated that the display was duplicated across both monitors).

I changed the resolution to 1920x1880 (recommended)  and both monitor looked GREAT!.

But, if I closed the laptop lid, the external monitor looked TERRIBLE. If I opened the lid, both screens looked great. I repeated that several times before I convinced myself I wasn't crazy.

To resolve the problem, I switched the display dialog from "duplicate these displays" to  "extend these displays".

Now the dialog shows two "monitor boxes" 1) t460p on the left    2) …
I had this question after viewing vizio gallevia tv powers on but turns off seconds later.

I dont have a receipt
and this is an older tv

So I cant ask vizio to send me usb.

How can I get this usb?

Also how can I see model number?
A few days ago Windows did some updates and ever since I have been going round in circles trying to undo the damage.
This is a Windows 10 (home) PC which has a Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 on board GPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon (TM) RX 480 graphics card.
Before the upgrade all was perfect, images, video, icons, gaming was crystal clear. Since the upgrade everything has taken on a dark/dim theme and when I play my game it is night! (this game has no night).
I have gone on a massive merry-go-round of installing all AMD drivers, reinstall all AMD drivers, creating an AMD profile for the game, checking Windows settings to ensure resolutions, brightness, contrast, themes are all as they should be.
I have changed every known setting from eco friendly to burn the world. I have done a system restore (which did nothing) and allowed updates to run again. I have changed reg keys to stop windows automatically doing driver updates during windows updates. I have confirmed through the AMD/Radeon utility that my dedicated graphics card is the primary source. I have googled this to the moon and back. Is there ANYTHING I could have missed? System restore only seems to want to let me go back a couple of days so I am guessing that the install of the "features update" for windows was a line in the sand update?
Dear all,

I have a monitor with a USB hub and it's 'upstream' port is a USB-C.
It has 2 downstream ports, USB type A, I have connected my mouse+keyboard to it.

My macbook has USB-C output, if I connect it to the monitor, it works just fine.

My desktop doesn't have a USB-C output, which means that if I switch to my desktop (video over HDMI) I cannot use my mouse+keyboard without unplugging everything.

How should I connect my desktop to my monitor?

Would a USB type A -> USB type C cable work?
Or should I buy something like this https://www.amazon.de/dodocool-Express-Type-C-ConnectorSuperSpeed-Windows/dp/B01C59TB0I/?tag=androcentr0a-21&ascsubtag=UUwpUdUnU49956YYw ?

Martin de Laat
vizio gallevia tv powers on but turns off seconds later

I tried different outlets
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I have a dozen MSI GS63VR's to deploy.   Our current setup uses HP Z books with hard docks that provide power, Ethernet, dual display ports and several usbs.  

Hi am having a hard time finding a dock for the new MSI's.   I have tried USB 3 docks but they will not pass the Nvidia video thru, only the onboard intel.

Has anyone used a thunderbolt dock with these LT's that will provide dual monitor at the Nvidia level ?

We have a conference/ brainstorming room with an Iiyama display mounted on a wall.

We would like to connect devices such as PCs and laptops to this Iiyama display as to allow for multiple devices to display their screen on the Iiyama display.

Here are the technical specifications of iiyama 86" TE8668MIS-B1AG Interactive Display:

I am looking for the best types of cables to connect the following devices to the Iiyama 86" TE8668MIS-B1AG Interactive Display to get the best video quality:
a. Laptop (HP 250 G6 Core i7-7500U: https://www.laptopsdirect.ie/hp-250-g6-core-i7-7500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-professio-1wy37ea/version.asp)
b. PC (Microsoft Surface Studio: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/devices/surface-studio/tech-specs)
c. Sky Q Mini box
d. Blu Ray Player
e. AVR (Denon AVRX4300H: https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx4300h)

Noting that:

1. The Sky Q Mini box and Blue Ray Player are already connected to the AVR.
2. It is for conference/ brainstorming room.
3. There may be visitors laptops - Windows or Mac
4. The Iiyama display is wall mounted

What would you recommend as the best types of cables to connect the above devices to the iiyama 86" TE8668MIS-B1AG Interactive Display to get the best video quality?

I have a few users who are using dual screens. Let's call the screens A and B
Screens A use VGA cables to and Screens B use USB-to-DVI cables.

I have already checked the WIndows 10 power settings and the green settings on the monitors.
But Screens B keep "going to sleep" after about 30 minutes.
The only way to wake them , is by unplugging the USB-to-DVI cable and plugging it back in.
I checked the USB power settings too.
I have a new Lenovo t460p computer which is 5 times faster than my old t500.

I love it except for one thing:  The quick launch icons are WAY TOO BIG, even after I set the quick launch to View > "Small Icons" (they were even bigger before that).  

I know that quick launch is not supported by Microsoft anymore, but I happen to love its functionality, so please help me find a solution.

I have attached three screen shots that demonstrate the problem.  All screen shots were taken when a laptop was connected to my Samsung 2220wm.  (the t500 used a VGA connection, and the t460p used a hdmi to VGA converter.

Does anybody have any ideas?
I just bought a montior stand and I'm trying to figure out exactly what kind of screws I need, and whether both of my monitors use the same screws.

I have an LG 34UM58 monitor, and a Samsung P245OH as well.
I also have a samsung LU28E510DS/ZA, so I need a dual monitor stand that supports both of my large monitors.

I currently have this stand, but it' won't work.

Any idea's what type of screws I would need to mount these monitors?
This is probably non IT sort of question. My ThinkPad Lenovo Yoga P40 laptop screen is too glossy and therefore
everytime I am working on it, no matter any background color or windows, I can see strong reflection like a mirror on this laptop screen. Meaning I can see myself which is very distracting to me.

I was wondering if any one know of any screen protector or matt sort of sheet that I can use to reduce this reflection. Making the screen brighter makes a little bit difference but still pretty annoying to me for constantly seeing my own image like a mirror.

Screen res is set to 2560 X1440 which is recommend.

Screen specs:   14.0" (355mm) FHD (1920x1080), anti-glare, LED backlight, IPS,
250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 700:1 contrast ratio

My Dell Latitude laptop E5570 had no issues.

Displays / Monitors

A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.