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 all,

I have a Samsung DB10D signage screen and like to get content on it.
I've been trying via MagicInfo Express.  When going to the final step, uploading the content to the screen, the application tells me that the screen needs to be updated.
However, when going into the update menu of the screen, it states that it's fully up-to-date.
Any ideas on how to get the screen updated to use MagicInfo Express?  (download section on the Samsung website is limited to partners)
Any other possibilities to get content on it (other application, cloud solution, ...)?

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I have a KVM connected to my primary computer and secondary computer. Monitors 1 & 2 are connected to my primary computer and monitor 3 is connected to the KVM over HDMI. The problem I am having is that when I switch back to my primary computer whatever I had on monitor 3 prior to switching to my secondary computer is kicked over to monitor 1. I then have to move it back over to monitor 3. I know that when I switch to the secondary computer my primary computer loses connections to monitor 3 and this is causing the problem.

Is there a way configure the primary computer to drop the connection to monitor 3 when switching the KVM?
My new laptop is slow when using a USB docking station and external monitor.  When I first plug it in, performance is fine (no issues with control inputs or video).  However, after rebooting, the computer slows down dramatically - when I resize or drag windows, they seem to stutter across the screen, and mouse / keyboard is either laggy or stutters as well.

I tried doing a factory reset, then installing Mcafee, Updating Windows, and then updating drivers (have not installed any applications other than Chrome or Firefox) and get the same symptoms.  My hardware is pretty 'beefy' - I don't think that's the issue, but even after installing all of the drivers from Asus, Dell, and Targus, I still have these issues.

The hardware is:
1. ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo - 32 GB of RAM, I-9 processor, Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics.
2. Dell 3415W Monitor
3. Targus DSU400 USB docking station, connected via Thunderbold

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can try to resolve it

I keep getting a "No Signal" message on the TV when I plug a PC display port cable into my Sanyo TV. The cable I purchased is Display Port to HDMI.
I have a Lenovo pc and am running Windows 10.
I have attached pictures of pc bios settings and a diagram of the back of TV.
I want to see my PC image on my TV screen.  That's my goal.

tvbiostv modelback of pc
if i have two desktop computers, can i connect both of them AT THE SAME time into a curved monitor. so i could split screen? would this work?

thoughts on neck risks here? i am a big fan of look straight ahead and not engaging some old whiplash pain by looking left and right for prolong periods
Power 'and' display.

I thought that I would be able to use a micro-usb to usb-c cable to pair this Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c with this Microsoft Surface Go device https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-go/8V9DP4LNKNSZ/L8M8?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab.

While the monitor does come on when it is plugged in using only the micro-usb to usb-c cable, it says "no signal" very briefly, and goes to black.

Is there any way to pair the devices so that the second screen will function?
Screw needed for this monitor arm that is less likely strip

I bought this item which came with an allen wrench to tighten up two places where the arm turns. Unfortunately, it strips out and I need to replace the screw with something more sturdy.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.


We are current using OpManager to monitor performance and availability of all servers and network gears in our network environment including servers, switches, routers, f/w etc.

We also are using Cisco Prime to monitor Cisco gears including wireless WAPs, controllers, switches etc.

There are other tools as well, there are some overlapping scopes regarding monitoring.

We have been migrating about 70~80% of the servers into cloud (Azure and Office 365 and AWS and other 3rd party cloud service providers).

We are looking for some network monitor tools to give us 360 degree view including performance, security alerts, availability, bandwidth usage etc. Please see the following tools for consideration are just a few examples:

 MS Advanced Threat Analytics,
Network watcher etc.
Cisco Prime

Is there any product available in current market which would provide all the information as a network /system admin needs?

Any information and help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

We have one brand new HP EliteBook 850 laptop that is used with an HP docking station and 2 ViewSonic Monitors. All 3 screens are used in this case (laptop monitor + 2 ViewSonics).
Every night the laptop is powered off. When powered back on in the morning, 'sometimes' the screen orientation is lost. Meaning 1-3-2 becomes 1-2-3. and of course mouse travel from left to right doesn't work anymore. When the user takes the laptop home with him and returns in the morning and re-docks the laptop, the orientation is always messed up.
Any ideas on why this happening?
We are able to reconfigure each morning so that the monitors work as 1-3-2 and the mouse moves from left to right across all three screens.
I purchased an Onten VGA to HDMI Adapter to hopefully connect an older model ELMO TT02 that doesn't have HDMI to a Smartboard SB-6065 that doesn't have a VGA port but only Displayport and HDMI on to convert signal.  Not having any success doing this.  Instructors would prefer to not have a computer inbetween the ELMO and Smartboard if possible.  Does anybody know a possible method out there to accomplish this?
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Surface book with dual external displays on surface dock maxing resolution at 1680. The screen looks horrible. I have another surface here connected the same way with one monitor that is showing 1980 just fine. I cannot figure out what this particular surface has such issues. I tried updating driver, installing all the windows updates. using only 1 monitor instead of 2. Also, when lid is open, the display allows 3000 X 2000. The second you close the lid, the resolution changes to a max 1680
We have many network monitor tools which have lots information, please see the following:
1.) Opmanage : monitor switches, servers.
2.) Exinda: monitor network traffic on different networks.
3.) Cisco Prime: monitor mainly wireless network.
4.) Cisco ISE: monitor users authentication process.
5.) Barracuda Cloud control: email alignment with SPF and DKim and DMarc  alignment
6.) PPT: report of email spam, phishing and virus.
7.) AV SIEM solution: report of abnormal/malicious network traffic detection.

We would like to consolidate all the high level graphic/charts/data info from above seven monitor systems into one system displaying on a single big screen (or two ~three screen, displaying each screen with 5~10 seconds in turn) with live dynamic updated data/info, which would be on the wall outside our IT department.

We approached Splunk for a solution 2~3 years ago, it can be done but very expensive: we talking about $200k-ish, which we would never be able to get it approved by senior MGMT.

My questions are:

1.) Has anyone done this before?
2.) What is the best approach for this consolidated high level info/data on one system?
3.) How to achieve this? and what is the cost?

Any information and help would be much appreciated.

I created a GPO to turn off the display after 1 minute.  1 minute just for testing, it will be 5 when it works.   It does not turn off the display.  We have WOL setup on the computers per the instructions below.  Would these stop the computers from turning off the display?  Currently the GPO is only for Win 7 computers.

4.      Restart the system an press the F2 key to access the BIOS, then in the Power Management section of the BIOS, enable Wake on LAN (WOL)
5.      Also in the Power Management section of the BIOS, DISABLE the Deep Sleep option (Enabled by Default)
6.      Finally, in Windows power management , disable the Fast Boot option.
a.      Type Power Options in the Search bar, then click Power Options on the drop down menu.
b.      On the left side of the Power Options page, click the hyperlink for Choose what the power buttons do.
c.      On the next page, click the Hyperlink to Change settings that are currently unavailable (this option will require local administrator rights to the system.)
d.      Scroll to the bottom of the page and uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option.
Looking for 4k monitor options for Windows to use with Radeon card with 2 displayport.
I'm being told by a retailer that 27" is the smallest option for 4K for Windows.  Is this accurate, and what are some low-price options?
For 4K work is it better off getting a 4K capable laptop?
Monitor, maximized window blank/empty space on top of screen.
It does appear on the top or the bottom of the windows explorer or chrome or any other program. If you click / right click on this bar it seems you click / right click on the window that was active under it or the desktop is there is no other screen below.

It is not reproducible, it's not constant. Some days it happens every 5 minutes, other days it happens once.

Tried everything I can imagine with it. Getting nuts / frustrated. And our client even more so.

- changed display drivers to latest version, older version.

- reinstalled windows even with an old version of windows. With and without drivers from manufacturer or with and without windows updates.

- changed hardware (monitor and also changed vga cable)

- changed scaling. In windows, in intel drivers, monitor scaling, windows scaling, ....

- disabled fancy windows graphics settings

Everything helped for a few minutes / hours but the problems always returns.
My work 2 laptops desktop backgrounds keeps randomly turning black.  It's hurting my eyes b/c it flashes. HP says it happens when security or legal remotes in, but I checked on that and that's not happening.  I have Stardock Fences installed, too as my icon management app.  This is on Win 10 and it's up to date.
thank you,
There's been a thread of this error, but no solution applicable to my situation. (Dell XPS 8930/Win64/pro 1809

Every couple of days, particularly when using productivity apps, my screens will go black for five seconds, then come back.  In EV I get event 4101 and this: " Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

This did not start until an MS tech, helping with another problem, updated me from 1803 to 1809.

My instinct was to update the display driver. I see two in DM: Intel UHD Graphics 630 and NVIDIA GeFore GTX 1060 6GB. Can't figure which one to dry to update.

Some other considerations. On 3/30 when the machine was updated to 1809, this appeared in DM Events for the NVIDiA:
And this appeared for Inter UHD Graphics 360:
Another complication: Can't find latest driver for NVIDIA on their site. Went to Dell site for drivers for my machine and was offered this with service tag:
It does not appear to be the driver listed in device manager GeFore GTX 1060. I'm guessing there might have been two options for graphics cards when the machine was purchased, but wouldn't my express service tag picked the right one? And for the life of me, I can't find a driver for the GTX 1060 on their site.

How does a Microsoft Surface tablet work? is there a white paper on how the Microsoft Surface works?
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 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.
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?


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

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?


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?

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?

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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