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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Here are the images photographed from my two screens.  The laptop which has normal proportions and the desktop with my "stretched" disproportionality.

This is the stretched screen:

Stretched image
This is the normal screen:

Normal Image
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I am running Windows 10, and recently had an issue with my monitor.  So I got a new HP Monitor, and everything seems stretched (see image below).  I tried adjusting the resolution, but the proportions are still distorted.  How can I restore the proper proportions to my screen?

Stretched Screen Image

Hello Expert,

I am looking for a monitor with speaker (smaller the better), desktop, and/or motherboard that will produce the greatest internal decibel sound and will work with Windows operating system.  Also this sound will not be used for music or bass but rather an alert (that i need to investigate something) and I would rather not have to deal with external speakers that could unplug themselves.  The loudest that I have found so far is the  Sceptre E246 F series monitor which has 2 10W speakers.

I am also open to any other other windows device that will fit this need,

Thank you!
I have a client that wants to use a large (>48" ) touch screen monitor as part of his presentations. He is the COO of the company and is in charge of all the project managers.

It would be a large wall mounted unit. He wants to be able to have it access files on the company servers. He wants to be able to display an EXCEL spreadsheet, among other file types and be able to move 'cell' contents around as the projects move forward.

I would be able to set up the computer its connected to and and the monitor itself, but am unsure what would be a reliable product for this use case.

Can you recommend a monitor that would full fill these requirements?
Challenge: Two external screen goes black about every 10 minutes, but not the laptop’s LCD.

Latitude 7490 connected to a WD15 docking station.

A hardware diagnostic test found no issues and the chipset drivers software was the only item that needed to be installed.

What caused the LCD screens to go black?
Windows 10 EliteBook does not find second monitor

I have an HDMI cable and got an adapter called:


But, when I plug it into the Samsung monitor, I only see the desktop of the PC displayed on the monitor.

So, I go to the laptop, right-click and select Display Settings.

But it does not detect a second monitor.

What am I missing?

We have jumped from a 17 inch monitor to a 22 inch. The 22 model is black in color and 1/2 inch thick and the setting buttons are on the bottom of the screen and not clearly marked. We went to the control panel and there are about 20 resolution settings. We played around with some of those and on those far higher than 800 x 600 got us "input not supported."

What would be the best place to start for step 1 in getting the settings the way we desire: Control panel settings for displays "or" the settings offered on the monitor.
The width is fine but the height is leaving off too much.
I am running a program (ValueCapper from Post Time Daily) that I have used for years on a desktop computer with a typical size monitor  (about 21" x 12") on my desktop.

I have a copy of the program on my Acer Switch 5 to use on the road and because the screen display has LOTS of information, on the 10x5 inch screen, the size is very difficult to read.

How can I "zero in" on one part of the screen (and hopefully enlarge it) to make using the program easier and more practical?

Sort of like having a "magnifying glass" to look at the data displaying in super-small type?

It seemed like this should not be a difficult thing to do, but I just haven't been able to come close to a fix.

Experts, what say you?

I have an A/V question. I just mounted 5 LG TV's in a few offices. I terminated each end to a HDMI keystone, and the length of the HDMI run is approx. 15 - 20 ft. I'm connecting the PCs to the TVs as a third monitor. Of the 5, two are working without an issue, but i'm having issues with the other three. The OS and the graphics card is detecting the TV as a third display, but after choosing the correct input on the TV, it's still displaying "no signal". This is the case for all of the displays that aren't working.

Any advice or guidance will be helpful!
I used to be able to make my Thinkpad x270's  LED screen dimmer or  brighter by pressing the F5/F6
buttons on the keyboard.

However, for the last 3 days, pressing this buttons don't result in any change to the screen anymore
though a little bar on the screen pops up showing the bar moving (to lower or higher) : see attached
for this bar.

I don't recall any change that I've done other than there's Win 10 patches being deployed.  I have no
privilege to undo the patch.

What can I do pending getting help from our corporate end-user support.

I did not plug into external monitors/screens : I'm referring to the X270's built-in screen;  For sure
when I plug its HDMI to an external screen, F5/F6 wont brighten the external screen : will need to
press the external screen's Brightness buttons to adjust it
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Hi Guys,

I am having an issue with a clients computer.
She is using dual monitors on Windows 10 and it is cutting off the top of applications, internet browsers mostly but sometimes even file explorer. The bit that is cut off is basically a mirror of what's behind it, so if one thing was open and desktop behind right clicking would give you desktop options.

Changing the resolution, then reverting it seems to intermittently fix it.

I have tried uninstalling the graphics drivers, updating windows/drivers, recreating windows profile, SFC, DISM also checked for virus' this is a new PC with Windows recently put onto it.

I also changed in Intel HD graphics control panel to scale to full screen, tried with the setting Override application settings and without.

Changed scaling on windows to 100% tried 125% tried setting a custom scaling.

Every single one of these seems to fix the issue, but comes back sometimes within hours or sometimes days.

Unsure what to try next, i was told and have read on a few threads that it is a windows glitch for dual monitors no one seems to have a fix though, apparently there was a hot fix for this but can't seem to find it.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.

Picture isn't the greatest, sorry, i can't seem to recreate it myself so this is all i have, but you can see where it is being cut off. Picture isn't the greatest, sorry, i can't seem to recreate it myself so this is all i have, but you can see where it is being cut off.

Many Thanks,
I've got NetBanner  installed on a STIGGED version of windows 10.  I use dual monitors, on the primary monitor the bar at top displaying Classification  any window opened with stop at the bottom edge of banner, on the secondary monitor windows open up with the banner on top almost entirely hiding the  _ square & X at top of window.  I've search the internet, checked display settings both in windows & settings for actual display adapter, check the GPO controlling Netbanner.  I cannot find anywhere i can tell the banner to go to background instead of staying on top.  Is there a newer version of NetBanner available?  
System is running windows 10 enterprise
Need an HDMI switch for two inputs to one output

I have one display and two computer, a MacBook and a Windows PC. So, I am looking at this device, since it gives me an option to even add a third PC:


My MacBook uses a Thurderbird port with a converter to HDMI.

My questyion is whether I would be imposing any capacity limits that could impact responsiveness on the display.

There arwe other options here, but I like the idea of three inputs and one output.


15 pin connector on the back of the Toshiba 20 inch monitor. It's labelled as RGB. When connected to a computer via the VGA port there is a color picture but nothing but many moving lines so unless there is some setting it's trash.

Anyone on RGB? The three settings on the front of the unit are TV, video, or RGB.
I need a VGA monitor for an experiment.

There is a VGA Connector on my HP ENVY dv4 laptop.  There is Intel Core i3 inside the laptop.

Is this VGA input or output?  Can I output graphics from my experiment board to this laptop monitor over VGA cable?
dual Monitor setup.   Both monitors are VGA, we are using the VGA port off the motherboard, and a display port adapter from the PC to fire up both monitors.

Works fine, setup is fine, everything looks good.  then user (dispatcher in PD call center) reports that  1 or both of the screens goes black for a very short period of time, then comes back.

When I watched for this I only saw one monitor do this, no message on screen that signal was lost.

Checked for cables being loose, nothing notable to report wrong.   I am just curious if anyone else has seen this behavior in a dual monitor setup where both monitors are being run from motherboard video?

I am putting in video cards, also looking to make one of the monitors NON VGA.  will see how that works....
User was getting following error , I restarted the machine, message has disappeared and even though I can get display on two external monitors , intel graphic settings is not picking up external monitors , just the build-in display


This file does not have a programme associated with it for performing this action. Please install a programme or if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control

Advise please
I only know a little bit about LCD screens and I was hoping someone could answer this question.  I have an LCD I need to replace for a customer, part NV156FHM-N48.  The cost on it is significantly higher than if I was to purchase NV156FHM-N46.  Can someone tell me if I can use either screen and what the difference is?  They are both IPS 30 pin EDP.  The only difference I just now see is the N48 does not have screw mounts.  Is there any other difference?
Hello Experts

I have 2 PCs, both identical units, with identical add-on video card that support deal monitor in extended mode.

I just upgraded to Version 1809 and now I have two monitors, both displaying the same thing.

I've disabled both the onboard and addd-on cards; re-enabled only the add-on card and still the same.  I've uninstalled both cards (in Device Manager) and restarted both PCs.  Still mirrored monitors.

I looked at undoing the upgrade, but Windows indicates I'll lose programs if I do.  

I'd appreciate any assistance.


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hi guys

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570, with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050Ti (4GB) graphics card. It also has an Intel UHD Graphics 630.

The question I have is, am I making the most out out of my display for performance? When I go in to the actual Nvidia control panel, I have attached a screenshot of what it shows. It hasn't selected the Geforce, but instead the Intel UHD?
I just purchased a Dell UP3216Q monitor directly from Dell. This is a 32" 4K 3280x2160 edge-lit LED monitor.

Dell's product page: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-ultrasharp-32-ultra-hd-4k-monitor-with-premiercolor-up3216q/apd/210-afln/monitors-monitor-accessories

There is a very thin red line running vertically down the screen just about 13 cm from the left edge of the screen. It also appears during the Dell monitor diagnostic, so it clearly is coming from the monitor itself and not any application or Windows.

Should I consider this normal or a problem? Might it get worse over time? I am looking for your insight to determine whether to call Dell tech support and possibly look to exchange the monitor.

Thanks, Pete
I have a Dell Precision 3400 that's about 10 years old. In recent months sometimes when I boot up no video is sent to the monitor.
If I reboot it once it always starts displaying. What's the likely problem? Could I solve it with a new graphics card?
I have a three monitor setup that is running off my desktop PC. I also have a laptop that sits on my desk and I'd like to setup my laptop so that I can display what's on my laptop on my far right-side monitor using a docking station or port replicator, but still have the other two monitors running off my desktop PC. I also have a wireless keyboard and mouse that runs on my desktop PC. I'd like to be able to switch between using the wireless keyboard and mouse on the desktop PC to the laptop as needed. I keep my email and chat open on my laptop and do most of my work my desktop PC. I'd monitor my email and chat off my laptop on my far right side monitor and as I need to respond, I could switch my keyboard and mouse to work off the laptop and then when finished go back to working on my desktop PC. (see embedded image). What  would I need to configure this type of setup? Thanks.

I want to connect my LCD TV to a laptop about 25-30ft away.  Stream movies.  Now its sitting right next to that TV and connected VGA and sound cables separately.
 TV has HDMI ports and laptop has a DisplayPort.  If I find HDMI to DisplayPort cable.  Would it carry a sound also?

Any other ways to connect wireless may?
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.

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.