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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What is the best port replicator to purchase so that I can connect my Lenovo T450 laptop to two monitors with Display port inputs?
Simple, centralized multimedia control
Simple, centralized multimedia control

Watch and learn to see how ATEN provided an easy and effective way for three jointly-owned pubs to control the 60 televisions located across their three venues utilizing the ATEN Control System, Modular Matrix Switch and HDBaseT extenders.

I am sure this must be a common question but I can't find a good solution.

We have several meeting rooms, they all have smart TV screens with HDMI inputs for sound / audio.

Our issue is they are used by external people presenting from a wide range of hardware / software.

If someone has a direct HDMI output it works great, then someone with a MAC / droid tablet / mini HDMI / display port / VGA etc turns up and it is time to dive into a sack of adaptors!

I have tried apple TV, Chrome Cast and my trusty sack of adaptors but all of them require someone technical to be there for the inevitable issues.

What I really need is a solution that lets me display a device screen over WIFI with a self contained application (no install) I am looking at teamviewer or something similar but ony the very large screens have a PC behind them.

Can anyone PLEASE recommend a hardware or software solution that will translate all inputs into a HDMI TV.

Thanks in advance
Bubbles move from the bottom to top making an click impossible. I have disabled the touch screen and it works fine after that but as soon as we reboot it enables again. I need a permanent solution to turn off touch. I've done a lot of trouble shooting with no luck.

Right click Start and select Device Manager,
Expand Human Interface Devices,
Right click HID-compliant touchscreen,
Select Disable device.

Problem is it enables at reboot.

I also Factory restored to see if it was software and same issue. So I think the hardware is bad. Now can I unplug touch? Or is this a whole part replacement? Warranty of course is over so no help from HP. Seems to be a common issue of recent that has plenty of forum requests but no other solutions available then disable in Device Manger (again a temp solution)...

i have a old crt and i have cutted the old vga cable and i want to join anew monitor vga cable how can i do it
I am converting a garage into a room I will use for combination purposes.  Mostly it will be a home cinema. But as an ICT  business owner I will use it the odd time as a meeting room where I will be using MS Office, the Internet, etc. I will also use it as a training room as I train people but only once in a while. 15% meetings. 15% training. 70% Home Cinema. I have ordered the new & relatively low cost 4k Projector  Optoma UHD 65 plus a Motorised Screen for approx  $/€ 3,500.  However, I am becoming confused if I should just have ordered a 75" TV.  I can no longer see the benefit of a projector other than that the motorised screen will roll up revealing a Dry Erase board or a smart board,  as wall real estate is scarce that might be handy. I could also get a larger display, but I could live without that.  However a flat screen TV would be more compact,  might provide far more features on its remote control than a projector would,  has a better quality display, no consumables, doesn't need the room to be darkened etc.  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Robbie.
Weird thing.  Every time I undock the laptop and dock back my screens switching from 1 to 2 and 2 to 1.  
Two screens connected with docking station with mini-display to displayports.   So every time it happens I just swapping monitors in display settings and problem fixed.

At least one other user has reported the same annoying issue.   Also Lenovo laptop and similar docking station.

Anyone had that or any ideas?  Thanks.
I am looking at this laptop and have two questions:


1-If I re-format it to run Windows 7 Pro, are there drivers I can download from Dell?
2-how many external monitors will it support at 4k resolution of 3840x2160?
I would like to have a laptop that will run two external monitors at 3860x2160.  Can you tell if this one will do that?

We are trying to connect to a Epson EB-2265U that has a wireless connection. On a Windows 7 laptop we get error - "Windows received information from the projector that it cannot interpret" when using the Connect to a network projector.

However, on a Windows 10 laptop it finds the projector automatically and manages to project.

I have a CD with some projector software but I wanted to see if there is a way Windows 7 can connect just as Windows 10 does without drivers etc. This would be helpful for visitors so that we don't ask to install software on their laptops to enable projection.
I need a board in my home that shows the status and/or details of projects that we are all working on together.  

The thought initially is that anyone can add content to the board, from any computer or device.

How can I make this happen?
Create the perfect environment for any meeting
Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

We have a Dell Precision 5520 laptop connected to a Dell TB16 USB-C dock and two Dell P2715Q monitors connected to the dock.  One monitor is connected via a standard DisplayPort cable.  The other is connected via a DisplayPort-to-miniDisplayPort cable.  When Excel (2016 64-bit) is opened in full screen on one of the external monitors, sections of the spread sheet are masked by black, grey, or white spaces of varying sizes.  We don't have the problem if we run Excel in a window - as long as the window doesn't exceed a certain size (about 3/4 of the monitor screen).  We have done the following troubleshooting steps:

- Updated drivers for the Laptop and the dock
- Booted into safe mode with networking and tried to run Excel  Excel wouldn't run because the license couldn't be verified.
- Uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Office 2016 64-bit
- Experimented with display resolutions with the following results (We didn't test any resolution below 2048 x 1152):
** The problem exists with the following resolutions:
### 3840 x 2160 (This is the recommended resolution - by Windows 10 - for the laptop and external monitors)
### 2560 x 1600
### 2560 x 1440
** The problem went away at the following resolutions:
### 2560 x 2048
### 2560 x 1920
### 2048 x 1536
### 2048 x 1152

Any suggestions?
Had Office 2007 installed on a Win Pro 7 HP desktop.  At that time I was able to open up outlook on the main display and drag it over to the other monitor.  All worked fine.  Then I upgraded to Office 2013 and now when I try to drag over the outlook window to the other screen I can only see some of it.  It shows the header and some of the side but nothing in the middle.  It's blank.  If I click around I eventually can see more of the screen and it is usable but I have to do this everytime.  Any ideas?
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
I installed windows 10 creator upadate in my ACER ASPIRE U5-710 TOUCH SCREEN. Everything went well but the touch screen which is not working anylonger.
In the attempt to fix the problem, I tried in sequence:
1) windows hardware troubleshooting - no result
2)  I searched for the HID  touch screen driver in device manager  but there is not a HID touch screen driver; by the way,  all drivers worked  properly and were up to date (no yellow sign)
3) I downloded and installed all drivers suggested by Acer, in particular VGA drivers and Chipset , hoping that the touchscreen was embedded there - still no result
4) lost any hope. Ii decided to return to Windows 10 and I disinstalled Creator Update by using the proper windows function to return to the  previous  system -   but now the touchscreen did not work even in the  old system
5) so I  contacted ACER and they were only able to suggest me to restore the whole system to the initial condition by using the ACER recovery utility, wich the kind of suggestion that even my  5 year old  nephew  could give me. Yes, of course, this would probably work, but I want to find a true solution.
Is there anyone who coudl suggest a possible solution or at least something to try that I did not  think of?  Thank you in advance
My son has set up a Raspberry Pi in the home to display images. He enabled FTP and told me to connect via WinSCP. I have done this, and I see all the folders on the Raspberry Pi. However, I cannot upload images or do anymodifications on the raspberry pi due to a permissions problem.

Any ideas what could be the cause of this?

I am logging in with his username and password, which has full rights to the Pi.

Thank you.
Hi, I have a Macbook Pro and iMac on my desk, and they obviously both have their own keyboards and trackpads.

I am wondering if it is possible to do the following two things:

01 - control my iMac using my Macbook (keyboard and trackpad) so that I don't need to use the iMac keyboard and trackpad?

02 - swap and flick my Macbook screen up onto the iMac screen if i need a larger screen and flick back again (etc)

A few things to note:

- i am using the new Macbook Pro so it only has the USB C ports
- the iMac is one year old and has all of the usual ports

Thank you in advance for your help.
i had a issue with the led monitor . it has internal crack and externally no damage . what woild be reasons for that . and vendor is not ready to repair as he is saying that its a physical damage. am sure that it is not physically damaged . what would be the reasons for that
I am having an issue with my monitor and Adobe products in general.  I realize it is probably the software and probably is related to other products as well but some are working and others are not.  The issue is that I have a USB-C port on a new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook.  I have it extended to a USB hub with 3 USB 2.0 ports.  One port is plugged into a Dell 27 in monitor with resolution of 1920 x 1800, The Dell Ultrabook is set to 3200 x 1800.  The Dell Ultrabook screen looks fine.  The Dell 27 in monitor looks bad with some programs. It looks like it's really displaying at 800 x 600.  The program screen is way too big.  It needs to be sharper and smaller so it looks like the Dell Ultrabook screen.  I have read that there is an issue with Adobe where the program tells the computer it's a size it's not.  Can anyone assist?
It has come to our attention that some remote control software we use has a conflict with the Matrox video driver.  (When we connect remotely to a computer running a Matrox video driver, it is very slow.)

How can we replace this driver remotely?  We will only get one shot at this since, if something goes wrong, we're doing it remotely...

If we revert to the "VGA Standard" driver, will it look like the screen (i.e. have the same resolution) when we go into Safe Mode?
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Windows XP Display Settings Multi Monitors loses settings during restart.  Is there a setting in the registry that can be modified so that XP retains these settings rather than resetting each day.  Drivers are up to date.
I'm running a Toshiba Portege z30 and have a display issue. It's hard to explain without a photo so I have attached one for review. The screen starts breaking up into multiple black boxes at random. I've sent it back to Toshiba repair but the issue still persists. Anyone experience this before?
I connect from my home PC (Win10) to my office PC (Win7) using RDC. Both machines have dual monitors. I connect using MSTSC /SPAN and get mostly great results. 1 application I use doesn’t play well. When the /SPAN is used the application stretches out badly and is pretty much unusable.

When I asked the vendor, they say that /SPAN is very old and I should be using /MULTIMON instead.  However, when I connect using Multimon, I don’t get both screens, just one. All applications appear on screen 1 only.  

Why would /SPAN work but not /Multimon?
Is something wrong with my setup?
What kind of adapter is needed to connect two external monitors to a Lenovo Yoga 720-131kb laptop?

Is it possible to do this without having to purchase a port replicator? If so what kind of adapter is needed?
Hi Experts,

i have tried looking on-line but have so far been un-successful. I need to get a guide which can be given to users to help them setup monitors. not with regards to the physical setup but more so the software side. I don't fancy writing the document myself as i would have to include all the following scenarios:

Scenario 1: you have 1 additional monitor that you would like to connect to the laptop to duplicate or extend the display.
Windows 7
Windows 10

Scenario 2: You have 2 additional monitors that you would like to connect to the laptop
Windows 7
Windows 10

Scenario 3: You have 3 additional monitors that you would like to connect to the laptop
Windows 7
Windows 10

is there any content online which would answer these questions in a generic way as i know that display settings can be a pain but the common issues here are users having issues getting the monitors the correct way round or resolution / size of icons are incorrect.

worst case scenario i will have to bring together several articles online with screen shots etc but was hoping there may already be a john and janets handbook as such on this.

thanks in advance,

Hello experts I've been provided a laptop from my company.  Its a Dell Latitude E5570 with a Intel HD 520 Graphics card, driver is up-to-date, which connects to a Dell DisplayLink.  I cannot get it to disconnect the built in display when connecting it, it always has three displays.  Not sure what to do, I've gone through the display driver properties, display setting in windows, switched cables, docking stations & monitors.  I've exhausted all my ideas.

Oh yeah its got windows 10 pro

Thanks in advance.

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.