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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Is it possible to manually assign monitor's number sequence in window 10. I would like to make monitor 3 monitor 1.
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I need a portable swivel arm that secures to the edge of a table for my Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c. It does not have VESA holes on the back despite the picture that shows them.  The screen is 7.5" tall when turned to landscape view. That's the shortest distance edge-to-edge, so the arm needs to be able to hold that securely.

The two pieces that I purchased on Amazon are noted below, and while they are portable enough to put in a laptop bag, which I like a lot; they are not sturdy enough to hold the Magedok where it doesn't move around too easily.
1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W51I2L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I find something that works, the plan will be to get it fully assembled and leave it fully assembled so that I can just pull it out in a ready state, and attach it to the side of a table when I am ready to do a demo in a public place.

Assistance in finding the right monitor arm to give me this perfect balance between sturdy and compactness is greatly appreciated.
I have a Commodore 64 working with video cable and 1702 monitor. Will the same cable and monitor work with a Vic20?
I need to decide on a brand and model for a new monitor. The computer is a Dell Precision Workstation T3600 running Windows 7 Ultimate. The graphics adapter is an nVidia Quadro 600 with 1GB memory and DVI and DisplayPort outputs.

The usage is basic - Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, some PowerPoint), email, web surfing. The monitor needs to be about 27" to perhaps 30" - it has to fit some tight space constraints on the desk due to an overhead hutch. Single monitor - no dual configuration.

A thin (in front-to-back depth) model will be helpful given the space constraint.

I want a highly reliable brand. Presumably a fairly basic or intermediate performance monitor will suffice.

In the past I have always used Dell monitors. Should I continue that? Or do you think there is a different brand/model I should consider this time? Please share your reasoning.

Thanks, Pete
I think an old Dell 2709W monitor just died but want to check if I am overlooking anything. The monitor display suddenly became a mess of unreadable, moving colors. I did not take a picture of that but have two others below.

Here is a picture of the monitor's on screen menu:
on screen menu
And here is a picture of the text that moves around the monitor screen while no input is active:
screen saver with no input
The monitor looks the same way when disconnected from any computers and video input cables. The computer to which the monitor was connected when the failure occurred is working fine connected to another monitor.

I cannot read the on screen menu enough to try resetting the monitor to factory defaults.

In your experience is there a way to possibly restore proper operation of the monitor? Or should I stop investing time in it and replace it?

Thanks, Pete
need advise on a good 4k color correction screen. this viewsonic seems to do the job but when comparing with this dell im not sure (forget the price for now)

the dell seems faster with response time

and the dell has all the adobe rgb colors while the viewsonic at 78%... does this make a huge difference for editors?

I am putting together what I call a computer audio workstation for my office. To cut to the chase, what I want to do is use BOTH a Toshiba laptop a Dell desktop along with an external CD player/burner.  i will also be recording vocal stuff using a couple of microphones routed  to computer through a Berhinger Eurorack mixer.

I'd like to use the screen on the laptop as a monitor for the Dell for certain applications.

I know this sounds a bit old school, and it is. I have some specific audio recording work I'm planning to do on a regular basis and have determined hat a separate audio workstation will  enable me to do it easily and  save time.

What do you recommend?

How do you adjust the size of a maximized window to fit a particular monitor?

When I maximize a window, it is slightly larger than the viewable area on my screen. As a result, the outermost border of the window is not visible due to being obscured by the black edges of the monitor.

The thickness of the obscured edge appears to be 12 pixels on all sides. This was determined by running the following AutoHotkey script:

WinGetActiveStats, Title, Width, Height, X, Y
MsgBox, The window position is:  %X%, %Y%, %Width%, %Height%

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The monitor resolution is 3840 x 2160. However, the script returned the following:

      The window position is:  -12, -12, 3864, 2184

So this shows that the actual upper-left origin of a maximized window is -12, -12, rather than 0, 0 as it should be. Also, window width and height of 3864 and 2184 exceed the horizontal and vertical screen resolutions of 3840 and 2160 respectively. In each case, the difference is 24 pixels.

Connect 3 monitors to Mac mini [late 2014] - OS X Mojave 10.14.5 only any 2 of 3 connected are active displays.

2 connections are Thunderbolt/VGA, other is HDMI/VGA.

I can have temporary access to Mac mini 2018 - will this solve 2 of 3 --->all 3 issue?
I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon that was working fine until recently being update to Win 10 1903. Everything tested so far has been fine except the 3CX Soft Phone client. It will not display on the builtin monitor. If I attach another monitor, set the monitor as primary, then it will display on the second monitor. I can drag the Soft Phone to the builtin monitor and it will display fine. Once I disconnect from the monitor and restart the Lenovo I cannot see the Soft Phone. I have tried many screen resolutions and nothing seems to alter that. The builting monitor is using Intel graphics drivers. I have updated them and still no good.

This is a touch screen display. The X1 with the issue is 2nd gen. I have a seventh gen X1 (non-touch screen) and it is working fine. Same OS - Win 10 ver 1903
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I currently have an Nvidia Quadro P2000 card, and I am installing (2) 50" 4K monitors, that require a 40' HDMI cable.
My video card is Displayport, and I don't want to have to have an adapter from Displayport to HDMI, so i've been looking for
Display port to HDMI 40' that does 4K and I can't find any.

Should I change my video card and go with a video card that is HDMI?   If so, what would be a good one that supports 5 or 6 monitors, full 4K resolution?

I'm thinking at this point, I might just try a 40' HDMI cable with a Display port adapter, but the HDMI cable will be in the wall, so I can't replace it if this
setup doesn't work.

Any suggestions?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I wish to add a third HDMI device to my VIZIO television, but, it only has 2 HDMI ports.  That said, I am wondering if there is a device which can be hooked up to my television which would extend or add HDMI ports.  In concept, it would be similar to a USB hub.  But, I am unsure if such a device exists for HDMI interfaces.  

           Any shared thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

           I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.

          Thank you

Any alternatives to Teamviewer that allows for dual monitors?   I need to setup a user to be able to connect from her home desktop (Windows 10) using dual monitors to her work desktop (Windows 7 Pro) to use her dual monitors there.   We're a very small company and the cost of Teamviewer is out of our budget.   Anyone successful out there without breaking the bank?

We have a user that has a burned in image on his ThinkPad W530. The example is below and right near the cursor you can see writing and what looks like a bar going across the screen. We have changed the background and to different pictures but this is burned into the screen. Is there anything that can fix it besides swapping the screen out?

  Wondering if anyone knows if this Privacy filter also has anti-glare properties as well?

3M™ Framed Privacy Filter for 20" Widescreen Monitor
Mfg.Part: PF200W9F

Client is dissatisfied with the quality of text and images on an HP desktop, Windows, with stock graphics and an entry level 21-25" monitor.
She is used to working with MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the Windows text and graphics is pixelated in comparison.

She has employees that use the HPs and Windows and work they produce in MS Office and even the text in Outlook doesn't pass muster as they are sending to clients. It becomes worse when they take screen shots and then enlarge them.  

Is an add-on graphics card the Windows answer to approximate a retina display on Mac, or does the monitor matter as well?  They also use a remote appliance from Sonicwall that does portal based RDP to connect to desktops in their main office.  Scrolling can be slow and erratic, as well as making the video quality even worse.
Will RDP sessions replicate the quality of text and images across the internet?  What minimum equipment is needed to improve the overall situation?
3 Monitor Setup Question

So I just purchased a Lenovo P330 Low Profile ThinkStation. I want to run 3 monitors, on board I have 2 displayports and 1 HDMI.. Any recommendations on using the onboard graphics to accomplish a 3 monitor setup?

I have some computer at work that has 2 to 3 screen a today when I arrived I have some users that got just one screen showing the login. The other monitor was not working despite being ON. All monitors we are HP new and old ones. We use Windows 7 pro.

Can you please advise?
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Device ManagerHi,

 I have a DELL Latitude E5570 laptop. It had Windows 7 and I upgraded it to Windows 10 today, but the problem is that the LCD screen display nothing when it boots.
 I can see DELL logo and Windows 10 Log (4 small squares), but I don't see the logon screen.
 However I can connect to that computer remotely using Spalshtop software or Remote Desktop program.
 in Device manager, there are yellow marks on Video Drivers. I downloaded latest video drivers and chipset program and installed them all, but I can't get rid of these yellow marks.
 When I connect the laptop to an external monitor using HDMI cable, nothing is displayed on the external monitor.
 Can you help?
I am having an issue a workstation connected to two monitors one of them being a TV. We have a smart TV mounted on the wall of one of our rooms for presentations. The input to the TV is controlled by a small video controller in our datacenter which in turn connects to the HDMI connector on the workstation in the data center. The workstation has two video outputs. The other output, which is VGA goes to the KVM. I want to use the KVM to connect to the workstation to control what's displayed on the TV. It's a window 10 so I have it set for multiple displays. The VGA output is erratic and keeps flashing on and off. If I go to the display settings and select an option and try to make a change it keeps going back and forth between the main display screen and the selection I make but the display does not stay stable long enough for me to make any changes. I want to display the same content on both.
I am using an LG monitor model # 24EN33 which has worked well for me for some years now. Picture is great.

But there's a setting I'm missing or SOMETHING that is eluding me that drives me nuts.

When I walk away from my desk, after a short period of time (I estimate 15-20 minutes or so), the monitor shuts itself off. The computer is still on. If I hit the on/off button on the monitor, it comes back and the screen display is the same one I had before it went off.

I have looked through the LG manual for this monitor and just can't seem to find the info that I need to STOP the monitor from shutting off as I have described.

What am I not seeing here?

(No pun intended!)
When I turned my AIO dell on this morning, the monitor was solid green. No text, no beeping..nothing. I tried unplugging the power to it for 15 sec. then a second time for a full min. I also tried unplugging all peripherals and then restarting it. Still green. Any thoughts?
Vizio P55-F1

Connected HDMI direct to Dell laptop (e5590)
WD15 port replicator usbC connection
laptop Windows 10, 8gb, SSD 500gb
TV is extended display

When moving windows to the TV, the lag is very noticeable especially in the mouse trying to click on objects like menus or links.

Tried all HDMI ports trying to match Hz I/O
Tried multiple HDMI cables
Vizio Picture setups - tried all - standard, vivid, game, computer and tweaked options within these in the advanced options.

Tried to change the display properties in display settings to match the screen refresh rates.  Window 10 does not recognize the actual device thus Windows uses a generic Dell driver.  Only 2 options for refresh rates.

Any ideas or experience with this?  Do it all the time with other TV sets and never experienced it.

after all i've tried, my options are:

Find a setting in the "Picture" settings on the Vizio that matches and fixes issue.
Bypass the WD15 port replicator and directly into the laptop
Load a compatible driver in Windows that gives more screen refresh options or force the generic to other Hz values (option is checked in windows to "Not show options not supported..."

Thanks for any help.
I have a laptop, docking station and two desktop monitors.  When I dock my laptop to the station my two desktop monitors turn on.  My laptop is 1, my middle monitor is 3 and my far right monitor is 2.  I open Chrome and the window appears on my laptop screen 1.  I move this app over to middle monitor 3.  I open Outlook and the window appears on my laptop screen 1.  I move this app over to my far right monitor 2.  I open my Slack app on my laptop screen 1.  I do my work and eventually I need to go mobile.  I remove my laptop from the docking station and all windows are now on the laptop.  I get this.  All apps have to go back to laptop screen 1 because there are no other monitors.

What I don't get is why when I dock my laptop on the station again that my middle and far right monitors are not retaining my aforementioned Chrome and Outlook designations.  I have to move them from my laptop screen 1 to the other monitors over and over each time I re-dock my laptop to the monitors.

Is there a way to get my laptop app windows to remember what monitor they were on previously?

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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