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 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,

Peggiergreg
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This problems happens more often at night than during the day, as the PC's are located in a 24/7 office.

We've made sure to install the latest video drivers, updated the BIOS, checked all the cabling, checked the power settings so nothing sleeps or hibernates, and even swapped out two of the PC's with two brand new machines - all with the same results.

Yesterday I noticed one of the PC's had 7 different users logged in. Apparently, nobody knows how or bothers to log out and so by the end of the day there could be a dozen active logins on some of the busier computers. I think THIS might be the issue. The users are blaming Windows 10. Event Viewer doesn't show any one particular app crashing but i just can't seem to find what's making the monitor cut off and back on.
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Trying to connect it to recent model MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports

Here's how it's connected:
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  • The DVI from the "Octopus" connector is first going to a DVI to Mini Display Adaptor, which worked fine when plugged into the Thunderbolt port of an MacBook Air
  • This adapter goes to a ITD ITANDA Thunderbolt  to USB-C adaptor, directly plugged in.
The power light on the Apple Cinema HD Display is on, the USB is plugged in, but the computer doesn't recognize the display.

Do we have the wrong Mini-Display port to USB-C adapter?

Is there a way to attach this second monitor?

Thanks
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Any help would be thanked.
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When I try to connect like this my Blackmagic Devide is Blank BUT the splitter works well with Monitors.

Please advise a splitter or a scenario that is best suited with the devices I already have?
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every time users with graphic monitors reboot their pc's all of the icons move to upper left corner and are really small.  If they move them and resize  they are okay until the next reboot.
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I have a Surface book with a docking station. The surface is connected via Mini Display to two monitors and I want a 4th monitor via USB. Which is not working. It sees the Samsung TV as a monitor but it's not transferring signals. The TV shows some resolution error.

Here are what I have

1- surface book
2- monitor
3- monitor
4- TV
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What could I do when my TV is turned on it flashes slightly then goes black and none of the TV controls work or show they function
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Environment: ESXi 5.0, view admin v 5.0 build-481677, vSphere v 5.0

Hardware:(Primary) Dell Wyse 5050 (P25) Tera2 Firmware 5.3 zero client, (Secondary) 24 inch dell monitor for dual setup.  

Issue:  After connecting to our view server on the zero client,  I try to connect to a floating pool with the dual monitor setup, both screens go dark for 5-10 seconds and return to the server address again.  However, if I unplug the secondary monitor and connect to that same pool, I can then plug the monitor back in and can use the dual display setup just fine.  

What I've tried: Lots of good old fashion google searches but more specifically.. on the zero client itself I have changed the resolution from its default native settings to the specific resolution used on the master image.  I verified that the video driver is also the latest as per the vmware site VMware SVGA 3D(7.14.1.1207.)  In View Administrator I have set the display setting to use 4 monitors and use the highest resolution as per this vmware

 kb (1027899)  

In the desktop pool settings, ensure that:

-The maximum number of monitors is set to four.
-The maximum resolution is the highest value available.
-Run the System Configuration Utility, msconfig.exe, on the Windows 7 virtual machine and ensure that the No GUI boot and Base Video options are not selected.Shut down the virtual machine, and power it back on.  This power off is required to reconfigure the virtual machine's vmx file.
After I follow these…
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OS: Windows10
Internal video card: GEForce 960
Monitor: Samsung se650 series
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I eventually realized this issue was permanent and installed a (new) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. It generated a Code 43 error that even an hour with ASUS support couldn't solve in spite of installing up-to-the minute drivers for the 950.

I'm now connected to my mother board's video (ASUSteK P8Z68-V LX Rev X.0x with American Megatrends BIOS 0602 dated 09/13/2011. The processor is an Intel Core i7-2600K at 3.40 gigahertz. I have 16 GB Memory.

I have three questions.

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2) I you think my rig is close enough to being up-to-not-totally-outdated, is there a video card that supports two monitors you can recommend?

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Thanks for your help.
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Let me know.

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When I start a PPT presentation in presentation mode, one of the external displays disconnects and the laptop display turns on.

It stays this way even after the presentation mode is ended.

The Slidesshow monitor setting is set to Automatic, and use Presenter View is checked.
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I've read that using RDP or VMConnect.exe instead of Connect from Hyper-V's console will allow me to see a full sized image, but can't find an understandable checklist to enable either of those features. Can someone help with those issues? (Getting the RDP working is important because the Yoga only has a 13" screen.)
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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.