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 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
BrightnessTpad.png
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In an environment in which a desktop computer is using an Nvidia GTX 1050 video card, a Dell monitor is plugged into this card's DVI port.  From the HDMI next to the DVI port, an HDMI cable is going to an Inland HDMI 5 port splitter's HDMI In port from the HDMI outport an HDMI cable is going to an Iogear cat5 HDMI extender to two Vizio televisions.  A program titled Media Shout is installed that requires the computer to be set to Extend displays and works fine.  But for some reason if we want to Duplicate the display, the television screens go black.
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I want to live my android screen to display on my gridcontrol in c#. I think we can use  'adb screenrecord ' but I don't know how to create and send video streaming. thank you in advance.
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I have user who keep loosin top of all applications randomly. Her Internet explorer will look like it is in full screen mode but she has not pressed F11 ( I know it as it happen in front of me. But problem is not limited to I.E , she will loos top of PDF reader, File Explorer and whatever app is opened. Resolution o both screen is same which is 1920*1080. Laptop is thinkpad L480 and the second screen is Iiyama B2483HS.
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For some reason Windows+P is not working on our Windows 10 Enterprise (1809 - build 17763.253) estate.

This was a handy way to quickly switch between projectors and attached screens and people are used to using it.

Other Windows Key shortcuts are working (Win+R for instance).

This is not working on laptop or attached keyboards.  If we open Project manually from the notifications bar, then Win+P will allow you to step between the different options, but won't bring up that menu without manual intervention.

I have seen web posts about new versions of DisplaySwitch.exe maybe suppressing this behaviour (for version, see screenshot) but reverting to an old version of DisplaySwitch.exe seems to be a bit hacky and extreme.

DisplaySwitch.exe version
I don't know if this is just broken for us or if it is a general thing that Microsoft have changed for some reason.

Does anyone know if this is a universal change or just a quirk of our environment?

Is there a way to enable/disable this (via registry, GPO, InTune or something else) that might help us to get it working?

Thanks,


Jon
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I have an application question
Basic Information:
4 computers with 2 video ports each, all monitors will be 1920 X 1080
one video port on each computer is directly connected to a 55 inch monitor
the second video port will need to be connected to one 42 inch monitor 4 connections.
when the primary video on the 55 inch fails it is to then be displayed onto the 42 inch screen. First one that fails only on automatic.
There would also be the need to manually switch the 42 inch to any one of the 4 computers.
If you have Ideas and or reference areas p[lease advise.
Thank You
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeing double in Office products mostly when projecting but will occur when normal view as well. I have updated the display drivers and disabled hardware acceleration within Office products. I am attaching a picture of the error here: https://imgur.com/a/OrgiLzZ

The laptop and Office products are fully up to date.
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I need an exceptionally portable second screen that is close to 12 x 8 on the outside so that it will fit into this binder which also holds my Windows Surface 4 pro computer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FCNBQ6S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Some low priced highly portable options/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Hey guys, i had 2 monitors and a amd firepro w5100 graphics card - running w7. All of a sudden, my dual monitors became one long one. I need them back to being extended. How do i fix that?
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My gateway monitor shows the gateway icon then shows RGB no signal
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I have a dvi plug in but I still can’t use focus and hd position
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Hi,

We are searching for a touchscreen display/ TV to have in our conference room.

Ideally the size we are looking for is about 55 inches.

It will be useful for us but we are aware it comes at a high cost.

What is the cheapest 55 inch Touchscreen available?

Thanks,
Robbie
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How can i spilt my single display into a single screen using four projectors??
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What is the best option for a giant TV on a rolling stand for a conference room? possibly 100 inch 4K but not crazy expensive
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Hi,

I am using python as RPA.
For that, I have to change the resolution of monitor or laptop according to my requirement.
Can we do or set the same resolution so that one code will run in both, laptop as well as monitor.
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I am using Display Fusion 9.2 by Binary Fortress to manage my 6 monitor set up. Something is stuck with it and I am getting very high CPU Spikes which is slowing down my system considerably. I have two NVIDIA GTX 640 graphics cards. I just update to NVIDIA 397 graphics drivers.  I have 24GB ram on a Windows 10 system recently updated. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi there,  Q
I have got an Acer Harman/Kardon (thats probably not telling you anything at all), anyway, its an  All in One Acer and its running Windows 7.
It only has a HDMI cable output and the second screen has the HDMI cable.  I have tired 3 cables but the Acer won't identify or detect the monitor.
I am reading I am likely to need an upgrade to the graphics card.  I really don't know how to to this. Do you actually have to buy something to the motherboard or do you simply add some software that allows the two computers to talk to each other?
I wish it was a simple settings issue, but I suspect it's more.
I hope someone can help.
Thanks,
A
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Recently, when remote session is logged in, the host laptop's display monitor only shows only 2/3rd of the display.  Note the laptop itself has a complete screen as well as the computer system that I am conducted the remote session from.
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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.