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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I have a Dell Optiplex PC with an i5 CPU and 16GBs RAM, with 3 monitors. Recently added the 3rd. View Sonic, Dell, Dell monitors. Everything seems to work ok except when moving excel, word or Google Chrome to the middle monitor. After you move excel over, you cannot left click on a cell or type in it. However I can right click all over the place. If I move the excel window back to any other monitor all the keys I typed suddenly appear. Move it back to middle, locked again. Same thing happens with Google Chrome when doing a Google search. The weird thing is if I move Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer one of our business programs to the middle monitor it types in the search bar just fine.

The setup uses 3 VGA monitors. One is directly connected to the PC with VGA cable, 1 is connected with Dell DP2VGA adapter and the problem child is connected with startech USB2VGAE3. We've unplugged the startech adapter, uninstalled the startech software, rebooted, and reinstalled the software. Same problem. We also done the same using an entirely new startech adapter. Same problem.

Any ideas?

Also tried repair install of Office thing it is an office problem since both word and excel behave the same, but then again, Google Chrome behaves the same also.
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I just upgraded my copy of CuteFTP from 8.3 to 9.3, and it instantly solved a problem I had been having with getting VBS scripts generated by the program to run properly.

BUT the upgraded version's screen display is so small it is very difficult to work with. I've  tried to fix this but nothing seem to work. Here's the problem:

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I'm running Windows 10 on the computer in question, an Acer Switch 5 laptop/tablet.

By the way, I also installed this upgrade on my desktop computer which is using Windows 7, and it installed without a hitch there, with no problem of display size for the text.

Experts, how do I straighten this out?
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On my Laptop, if I want to use TWO monitors that are extensions of each other, I hold down the Fn Key and click F8.

How does one do the same on a DESKTOP PC running Windows 10 Pro.  (I have done it countless times in Win 7) I thought I tried everything, obviously I did not!

Can anyone help?!

Thanks,

Biggles1
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The resolution on my Surface 4 Pro Laptop is 2736 x 1824 which is what is recommended.

When I try to extend the desktop to my 32" LG monitor for presentations, the resolution for that monitor is maxed out at 640 x 480.

This wasn't the case a month ago and I have been unable to determine what happened.

Assistance in resolving this and gaining a higher resolution for the extended monitor would be greatly appreciated.
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Have a client who has dual 24" monitors setup vertically and has just purchased a Surface Pro 13" and is using RWW to access her office workstation.  The problem is the display on the Surface Pro is so small that it is impossible to read.  Does anyone know how to change the display on the the Pro to make it more readable?
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Has anyone attempted to connect laptop with broken screen to another working screen but from another laptop make/model?  
 I'd assume it should have different voltage, drivers, etc. Besides mechanical issues, like hinges, etc.

Anyone done that?
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Monitor goes black periodically, then comes on by itself.

I purchased a Samsung 390 Series 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor.

Without any pattern that I can tell, the monitor goes black. The computer thinks it's on because windows on the monitor don't jump back to my other monitor. The monitor power is definitely on because I can toggle between HDMI and Analog, but that's the only thing that happens when you push the power/menu button in the back (when it's black). When the monitor is on, the button gives you all the menu options, to include power.

I noticed that on Display settings the monitor isn't registering ... so something's going on. Both monitors are HDMI connections to the PC, and I switched the ports, but the reaction is the same.

Just thought I would check if anyone has any possible solutions, before I lug it back to Best Buy to get a new one.

(btw, I love the curved monitor, but apparently they did not catch on (nor curved TV's), you see 99% flat in the stores.)

Samsung not registering
Samsung not showing on Display Settings
HP Monitor shows up ok in Settings
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Hello, I have a Dell E Port Plus II docking station and Latitude E5530 laptop hooked up for one user.  I recently reloaded her laptop with Windows 10 Pro after her hard drive went out and I replaced.  She has 2 DVI monitors connected to the E Port Plus II.

When I dock the laptop and power up, the screens both flash, the Windows startup screen shows on one of them, then one screen goes into power save mode, the one stays on but it's black, and that is it.  I open the laptop screen and it is at the login prompt.  When logged in, it will use the 1 monitor that stayed on during startup but it should work with the laptop screen closed as always.  It is showing the 3rd monitor in Display Settings when I detect, but the # won't show on the screen, the 3rd monitor stays in power save mode.

I have another user with the exact same setup, OS, monitors, etc. and it works fine.  I can't figure out why this one won't work.  I updated all drivers, BIOS, chipset, etc.  But still I have the same issue.

Any ideas what may be causing this?  I tried 2 different docks, multiple power supplies, but have the same issue.
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Hi,

We are currently creating a conference room to be used for meetings.

We have many cables coming to our board room table which can be used for people's laptops during meetings.

The table we have ordered has no slot for a connectivity box so we will be making a hole in the table to fit a connectivity box.

The ports needed for the connectivity box are:
- Cat 6a/ 7
- Display port (version 1.4)
- Power socket (Irish/ UK or universal socket)
- Audio in (for 3.5mm cable)
- HDMI port (version 2)
- USB (Type A) (version 3.0)
- Telephone port (RJ11)

This is what we were recommended:

EVOline FlipTop Push Large brushed stainless steel, brush strip

Socket Modules:1 x 75mm

Multimedia Modules:
1x USB Type A 200mm Cable (50mm) (version 3.0)
1x HDM-I No Cable (25mm) (version 2.0)
1x Display Port 400mm Cable (25mm) (version 1.4)

Data Modules:
2 x CAT 6A No lead
1x Main Lead 3 meters.

Price: €350.42 less 10% net before vat €315.38, Transport charge included.

This is fine except that the price is a bit high and we were told delivery would take 6 weeks.

Is there an Irish or UK companies that sell the EVOline FlipTop Push Large brushed stainless steel, brush strip or something like it for around €100 with a much faster delivery time?

Thanks,
Robbie
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We want to display a calendar (shared google calendar) on a big screen in the office.

My question is can I connect a big TV 50” monitor to one of the computers in the office as a third screen with a cable to the TV screen on the wall? Do I need a special graphics card for this? Will this overwhelm the computer?

This is not for gaming a video streaming
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What 24" Quad Computer Monitor -- Mount Free Standing hardware do you recommend that I do NOT need to screw into a hole on the desk surface ?

  ** Example
          ** https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V004/dp/B00DGSI5WS?th=1
          ** FREE STANDING edition, not DESK MOUNT
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Looking for a bit of advice guys.. I have a asus ZX270 MB, i7 processor all is running great.  I am using 2 monitors 1-hdmi and 1-display port, I have no graphics card installed. I want to be able to run, say a video on the tv and  work on the pc on the monitor.  since I only have one graphics source I don't think I can do it.  But the question is this-  I have a usb c port could I use this to stream to the tv while running the monitor from the display port.  My own feeling is no, since there is still only one source but I am no expert so I thought I would ask you guys if this is possible.
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I have a Surface Pro 3 and a Microsoft docking station.  I have successfully connected two external monitors using Mini Display port to Mini Display port cable.   All three screen are visible and work great.

Here is the problem:  I have set all three screens to extend.  Screen 1 = Surface Pro Screen; Screen 2 = external monitor screen; Screen 3 = external monitor screen.   I have set Screen 2 has the primary screen, but Screen 1 remains the primary screen.  The only way Screen 2 becomes the main screen is to plug and unplug the screen from the docking station.  What am I missing?

I want my user to be able to use either two screens or all three screens, while connected to the docking station and having Screen 2 (external monitor) the main screen.

Currently, the only way I can get Screen 2 to be the main screen is to duplicate Screen 1 and Screen 2.

Any help is appreciated
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On some Dell laptops, the keys on the keypads can be made to light up
(when typing in the dark): I'm now using Thinkpad x270 : can it do this?

x270 comes with a camera : does this camera has an LED/flash to light
up when in a dark room?
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Hi,

We are currently creating a conference room to be used for meetings.

We plan to have a large display installed on the wall, board room table in middle of the room and cables running from the display to the board room table.

We plan to have many cables coming to the board room table which can be used for people's laptops during meetings.

The table we have ordered has no slot for a connectivity box so we will be making a hole in the table to fit a connectivity box.

The ports needed for the connectivity box are:
- Cat 6
- Display port
- Power socket (Irish/ UK or universal socket)
- Audio in (for 3.5mm cable)
- HDMI port
- USB (Type A)
- Telephone port (RJ11)

What would you recommend as a very good conference table connectivity box to use with these cables?

Thanks,
Robbie
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We’re restocking our cat 6 preterminated data cables.

We’ve ordered from monoprice for years and like them.  Anyone have a better vendor we should try?

Wonder what else we should add in the way of adapters and cables. Usb 3.0? A? B? C? Male? Female? In what combinations <g>

HDMI to Mini DisplayPort? VGA to hdmi? Mini hdmi to vga?  

Haven’t dealt with DPI connectors in a long time.  But there’s loads of vga monitors and newer computers don’t have vga ports

I’d like to be able to be at a client and get the adapter or cable I need from the truck and not have to order it and make a return trip.

Does anyone have a list they could share?
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For some reason my home triple monitor setup isn't working correctly. The normal setup works fine but when I try to configure nvidia surround for gaming the middle montor, which is a different brand but the same size, has black bars on either side. I have never set up a PC to do this and was wondering what was going on.

I am running an i7 8700k, 32 GB mem, and a GTX 1080 ti so it should support it without issue.

My monitors are

From left to right.

Samsung 27in 1080p 60hz , Dell 27 in 1440p 144hz, and another samsung 27in 1080p.

The dell is the one with the issue.
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Hi,

I have  an Apple Monitor Thunderbolt Display 27" which is discontinued now. I need to plug this monitor to my Lenovo P720 which has miniDP port. Is there any adapter for that?

Thanks
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Looking for a good external screen when on a road.  Any recommendations?
I used this one ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenScreen-MB16AC-15-6-Inch-Monitor/dp/B071S84ZW7

Wonder if anyone knows anythings similar or better on a market?  Thanks.
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In a multi-monitor setup, is it possible to configure Outlook 2016 to open every time it is run on multiple monitors-  inbox on one monitor, sent box on another, and calendar on a third - how is this done?
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I spilled hot tea on the right side of my monitor. I wiped it immediately, but some may/must have gotten into the crevice where the screen meets the black plastic frame(monitor for a desktop).

It seemed OK after, but this morning the bottom right has a black spot in the corner and I can't see the taskbar because it is flickering very fast.

I can't move the taskbar because what's in the flickering portion seems to be images of icons on my desktop.

I am trying a system restore to an earlier date, but it's not done yet.  Please advise as to what to do. I don't really know if it's because of the spill or some other issue. Thanks in advance.
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Hi guys,

I have a few HP Elitebook (4k display) running windows 10, and a second screen using RDP to a Server 2012R2 RDS server.
My problem is, when I enable the PreferExternalManifest in the registry to fix DPI scaling it will no longer allow multiple screens to work.

I have tried using the program options (aka "Use all my monitors" in the display tab of MSTSC, as well as mstsc /span /v:server and mstsc /multimon /v:server

When i disable PreferExternalManifest it works with multiple monitors, but fails to render well.

Has anyone come across this and found a fix / workaround?
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We use LogMeIn Rescue and configure hosts on our servers and other devices. Is there an option to disable or turn off the hosted device monitor?

The concern is someone closes the host while we're logged in as admin. We understand it's unlikely with the location of the servers and who's onsite (the majority of the time it's our clients trusted staff). There are times cleaning and phone techs, etc are standing next to the server. We looking at this as a precaution. What would be great is something similar to RDP how the remote connection is locked from public viewing. Note, not looking for another solution because we have a contract with LogMeIn.

LogMeIn hasn't really been any help discussing with them and their forums are nothing like this...not that helpful.

We turn off the monitors but they get turned back on and this doesn't help with security. We prefer to have the ability to block the monitor on the host from being seen by end users.

If there isn't a solution to this we'll just disconnect the monitors and view other options when our LMI contract ends.

Thank you.
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my mac crashed immediately after I plugged in 2 LG ultrafine display monitors today
i have LG monitors with usb-c connected to the mac

I have osx 10.13.6
Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9
Memory 32 GB ram
Graphics Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Grpahics 630 1536 MB


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I had this question after viewing Can't get 2nd monitor to be recognized by Dell Optiplex 3050. I have two monitors to connect to a Dell 3050 but they only have VGA connectors. If I connect the monitors separately they work, but if I try to connect them at the same time only one will work.
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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.