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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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I have recently purchased a APC Back-UPS CS 500 to support a small system. I have a new Samsung CF390 curved monitor
but for the life of me cannot see how I can connect it so it is supported by the ups.

Does anybody no if there a way as there is no point in supporting the tower if the monitor will go off.

Thanks in advance
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External Display not working well on Toshiba C850 Laptop. it flickers and keeps disconnecting frequently. Also, changes resolutions by itself.

Windows 7 32bit & Windows 10 same issue
I tested the same display with other devices and working fine.
I already updated drivers from Microsoft and AMD,

Anyone Help, please
Is there a tool that can save the layout of all open programs and documents in windows before rebooting so that when windows comes back and i login everything is restored ?

Got this PC and it has a HDMI port and a VGA I think.

Can it display on two different monitors?

I want to know before ordering a second monitor for it.

So the goal - one monitor connected to the HDMI
The other to the other port

Its win 10 and the end user is having difficulty doing it but it may just be him and not the capability of the PC  

> He tries to connect an additional monitor via the HDMI port to a Display adapter port on a HP screen via an adapter and it doesnt work.  Long story. Please dont ask if possible :-)

So will this PC display to two screen or not?

If all else fails I will add an additional video card - but do I need to?  

Hi, We have a 2016 Server running a DC an RDS server and have a few users that run Multiple screens over RDP and that all works good, one is a laptop with second screen and other two users have PC's. while working they have lets say email open on the one screen and excel on the laptop screen and while working on email, the application jumps to the laptop screen, this is also the case for the PC's the app jumps from the non default/main monitor(Local) to the default monitor... now in 2012 this never happened... the laptop or PC's have no power managment and are actively being used so not screen to sleep or pc sleep going on.. is this a new issue in 2016 and please can Microsoft have a look at this... new OS and silly issues dont go well together. Looking to resolve this as Client not happy having to chase apps over the screens.

I am a business person who works from home.

I am looking for a TV to use for TV/ Home Cinema and PC usage.

80% of the time this TV is used by my family for TV/ Home Cinema usage.

20% of the time this TV is used for PC usage.

I have been considering the FW-75XE9001 75" BRAVIA 4K HDR Professional Display.

I suppose any new TV would do for PC usage such as Ms Office, Internet, Video Conferencing etc., so what I am particularly interested in is getting the highest quality picture possible for the "Home Cinema" experience.
Thank you for your thoughts.

Hi Guys,

can i create a batch file which will change the screen resolution, screen positioning (multi monitor)? if this is possible can someone give me an example please?

i want to be able to setup about 4 to 5 icons which show a different setup for example (1 monitor + Laptop, 2 monitors + Laptop, 3 Monitors + Desktop). i want the user to simply click this button and the screens to adjust.

then we can make the batch file a default icon on each user image.

i also want to be able to have a revert button incase it all goes wrong for the user!

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
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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'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?
We are having an issue with a group of brand new Windows 10 PC's that are located in an area where multiple users log into them throughout the day. Users are reporting that they can be running an app and the screen will go blank and the monitor power cycle itself, like sleep mode kicked in and then it came back on. Some say it happens so frequently that you can't hardly use the machine.

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.
I have a 5yr old LCD TV which goes black after being switched on, but there is sound. Someone tell me that it could be the Panel problem. Kindly Help me in fixing the problem.
I am also having issues running Server 2012 R2. I tried the above downloads but after installing I received the error message "computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software." Any ideas anyone???
The computer is a Stealth. I7 processor, DVI port, VGA port,16G of ram.
Thanks in advance

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I want trying to find a solution that many businesses are asking me so solve.  I have many people that want to display one computer screen onto many smart televisions.  i.e. it is trivia night in a big bar.  They have eight televisions.  They want the computer that has the trivia questions on it to be displayed on all the televisions. If the client had installed a hdmi matrix switch this would be a simple fix, but without that wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to mirror the computer to multiple displays.  
Any help would be thanked.
We have a LCD Projector that is about 50 to 60 ft from the laptop.  We are using a 100 ft VGA cable for the connection.  There is also a TV monitor that is being in the same.  One of our tech person brought a splitter and attached to the end of the VGA cable.  Then there is a VGA cable going to the laptop and another VGA cable going to the TV.   After setting that up, we notice that the projection on the screen is dimmer and both the projection and TV monitor have wavy jumpy images.  What can we do to get clarity and get rid of the wavy jumpy images.  Thanks
Trying to set up newer computer.  Have a HP compaq 6300pro (mini tower) that has a VGA and displayport++.  Used to have a lenovo computer that had a VGA and HDMI ports.  Need 2 monitors. The VGA is working fine, but can't seem to get the displayport to be recognized.  Running Win10 64bit. Had to purchase an adapter for the HDMI cable to go into the the display port.  I know a connection is happening somewhere - with the monitor powered on, no connecting cables I get the message CHECK SIGNAL CABLE. Then when I plug the adapter onto the cable, I get HDMI POWER SAVE MODE immediately  But I can't get the computer to recognize the monitor.  There is only 1 display adapter listed on the device manager (INTEL HD GRAPHICS). I don't see the displayport showing anywhere on the device manager.  But I can't find any drivers for this computer for Win10.  Any help would be appreciated.
Setup:  Presenter laptop connected via a HDMI Splitter to a Projector and a Blackmagic Ultra Studio Mini Recorder to my upload laptop.

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?
When i turn on my laptop the screen stays black. I can hear the fan running and the charger light is on, so why isn't it turning on correctly?
I am connecting monitor to laptop. usb to vga connection with the adapter. I connected all the wires. the message says no signal. what should I do.

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.