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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 am looking for a 24-27" 4K non-glare touchscreen monitor. Does anyone know of any?
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When I go into the monitor's onscreen menu, it shows my resolution as 3840x2160, 30Hz (connected via DisplayPort).
Next to that it shows 3840x2160, 60Hz (maximum).
Based on the information I've been reading, it looks like the Mac Mini can't do anything over 3840x2160, 30Hz so that makes sense.
However, when I go into SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS and choose "Scaled" for the resolution, I get only the following options:
- 2560x1440 (low resolution)
- 2304x1296 (low resolution)
- 1920x1080 <- this one is marked
- 1504x846
- 1280x720
I have an abundance of cables but nothing allows me to get this thing to 4K.  Dell doesn't support Apple's OS so they don't want anything to do with it but I've been reading online that THIS monitor is supposed to be one of the recommendations online for a budget 4K monitor.
Any help would really be appreciated.
I have this huge screen sitting next to me.  Is it possible to utilize it as an extra remote computer.  Remote Desktop to it and see a large design blueprints?  Need a large screen to see design documents.  I see it has an Ethernet port.
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I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 - Core i7 7700 3.6 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB, with 2 Display Ports, and an HDMI output port as well.
(There are no VGA ports available)
When connecting the HDMI monitor to the computer for the first time and powering it on, nothing appears on the display..
The monitor has power, is plugged into the HDMI port at the back of the computer, yet no output on the screen from the computer.. just a floating message from the monitor itself.. which proves that it's working...   (The monitor only has 2 HDMI inputs and nothing else to connect to the computer).

Can anyone assist with any suggestions?
Many thanks.

I have a Dell Optiplex 980 SFF which was purchased from Amazon.  The  unit appears to be in good working order, EXCEPT for the "on-board" VGA port does not work - the unit came with a graphic card and now I know why.
> I removed the graphics card because it was running very hot and for this application that this workstation will be used, simple VGA will work just fine.
> Connecting to the on-board VGA port, there was not video during POST and after a time, I could hear Windows familiar chime when completing it's boot up.
> I started to troubleshoot.
> After having to deal with a dead CMOS Battery, I was able to configure the BIOS to use only the on-board Video (aka the VGA port) and after several attempts, the only way I can get Video at POST is with the graphics card.

So, I purchased a new(??) Optiplex 980 System Board (Which also had a dead CMOS battery, which I replaced with a new one) and low-and-behold, it TOO has a faulty VGA port.  So, now I have to ask myself...
> Am I doing something wrong?
> Is this a class issue with the Optiplex 980 SSF models?
> Was the second system Board a "used" one with the same problem?

So, I thought I would reach out to the nebulous and see if this is me or something else.

Inquiring minds need help....

Dumb question.  So I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 570 with two graphic adapters.
One Intel HD Graphics 620, and 2nd
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX.
They both show in a device manager.

When looking into the display adapters properties it shows that its using an Intel adapter.  So how exactly is the 2nd one being used?
Client purchased two new monitors for his office. One is an HP Pavilion 32q and the other is a UHD 4K 27" monitor. Both have only HDMI and displayport connections. He wants to use them in his office with computerts that only have VGA video capability. Is there an adapter that will work going from the VGA on the PC to either the HDMI or the Displayport on these monitors?

Thank you.

I am trying out an Acer CB281HK monitor.  When I hook it up, the display is a bit underwhelming, somewhat unsharp and fuzzy.  I wonder if I need a driver?  I went onto Acer's site and downloaded what I thought was a driver file, but when it opens it is just a notepad file and a ICC Profile. There isn't a driver installer. Anyone know what do with the ICC Profile or can you help me find a driver installer?
How many different monitors can be connected at one time to this Lenovo T450 docking station?

This docking station has the following monitor outputs on it:

- 2x DisplayPort 1.2*

- 1x DVI-D*

- 1x HDMI 1.4*

- 1x VGA*

How many unique video displays can be provided if a monitor is connected to each one of these video outputs?

We are looking for recommendations for a 32 inch monitor without any glare. Our engineers are doing design work all day and they state that every brand we get, there is always a glare.

If anyone has a recommendation for a 32 inch monitor without any glare, it would be greatly appreciated.
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What is the best port replicator to purchase so that I can connect my Lenovo T450 laptop to two monitors with Display port inputs?
Bubbles move from the bottom to top making an click impossible. I have disabled the touch screen and it works fine after that but as soon as we reboot it enables again. I need a permanent solution to turn off touch. I've done a lot of trouble shooting with no luck.

Right click Start and select Device Manager,
Expand Human Interface Devices,
Right click HID-compliant touchscreen,
Select Disable device.

Problem is it enables at reboot.

I also Factory restored to see if it was software and same issue. So I think the hardware is bad. Now can I unplug touch? Or is this a whole part replacement? Warranty of course is over so no help from HP. Seems to be a common issue of recent that has plenty of forum requests but no other solutions available then disable in Device Manger (again a temp solution)...

I am looking at this laptop and have two questions:


1-If I re-format it to run Windows 7 Pro, are there drivers I can download from Dell?
2-how many external monitors will it support at 4k resolution of 3840x2160?
I would like to have a laptop that will run two external monitors at 3860x2160.  Can you tell if this one will do that?

We are trying to connect to a Epson EB-2265U that has a wireless connection. On a Windows 7 laptop we get error - "Windows received information from the projector that it cannot interpret" when using the Connect to a network projector.

However, on a Windows 10 laptop it finds the projector automatically and manages to project.

I have a CD with some projector software but I wanted to see if there is a way Windows 7 can connect just as Windows 10 does without drivers etc. This would be helpful for visitors so that we don't ask to install software on their laptops to enable projection.
I need a board in my home that shows the status and/or details of projects that we are all working on together.  

The thought initially is that anyone can add content to the board, from any computer or device.

How can I make this happen?
Had Office 2007 installed on a Win Pro 7 HP desktop.  At that time I was able to open up outlook on the main display and drag it over to the other monitor.  All worked fine.  Then I upgraded to Office 2013 and now when I try to drag over the outlook window to the other screen I can only see some of it.  It shows the header and some of the side but nothing in the middle.  It's blank.  If I click around I eventually can see more of the screen and it is usable but I have to do this everytime.  Any ideas?
I installed windows 10 creator upadate in my ACER ASPIRE U5-710 TOUCH SCREEN. Everything went well but the touch screen which is not working anylonger.
In the attempt to fix the problem, I tried in sequence:
1) windows hardware troubleshooting - no result
2)  I searched for the HID  touch screen driver in device manager  but there is not a HID touch screen driver; by the way,  all drivers worked  properly and were up to date (no yellow sign)
3) I downloded and installed all drivers suggested by Acer, in particular VGA drivers and Chipset , hoping that the touchscreen was embedded there - still no result
4) lost any hope. Ii decided to return to Windows 10 and I disinstalled Creator Update by using the proper windows function to return to the  previous  system -   but now the touchscreen did not work even in the  old system
5) so I  contacted ACER and they were only able to suggest me to restore the whole system to the initial condition by using the ACER recovery utility, wich the kind of suggestion that even my  5 year old  nephew  could give me. Yes, of course, this would probably work, but I want to find a true solution.
Is there anyone who coudl suggest a possible solution or at least something to try that I did not  think of?  Thank you in advance
Hi, I have a Macbook Pro and iMac on my desk, and they obviously both have their own keyboards and trackpads.

I am wondering if it is possible to do the following two things:

01 - control my iMac using my Macbook (keyboard and trackpad) so that I don't need to use the iMac keyboard and trackpad?

02 - swap and flick my Macbook screen up onto the iMac screen if i need a larger screen and flick back again (etc)

A few things to note:

- i am using the new Macbook Pro so it only has the USB C ports
- the iMac is one year old and has all of the usual ports

Thank you in advance for your help.
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I am having an issue with my monitor and Adobe products in general.  I realize it is probably the software and probably is related to other products as well but some are working and others are not.  The issue is that I have a USB-C port on a new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook.  I have it extended to a USB hub with 3 USB 2.0 ports.  One port is plugged into a Dell 27 in monitor with resolution of 1920 x 1800, The Dell Ultrabook is set to 3200 x 1800.  The Dell Ultrabook screen looks fine.  The Dell 27 in monitor looks bad with some programs. It looks like it's really displaying at 800 x 600.  The program screen is way too big.  It needs to be sharper and smaller so it looks like the Dell Ultrabook screen.  I have read that there is an issue with Adobe where the program tells the computer it's a size it's not.  Can anyone assist?
It has come to our attention that some remote control software we use has a conflict with the Matrox video driver.  (When we connect remotely to a computer running a Matrox video driver, it is very slow.)

How can we replace this driver remotely?  We will only get one shot at this since, if something goes wrong, we're doing it remotely...

If we revert to the "VGA Standard" driver, will it look like the screen (i.e. have the same resolution) when we go into Safe Mode?
Windows XP Display Settings Multi Monitors loses settings during restart.  Is there a setting in the registry that can be modified so that XP retains these settings rather than resetting each day.  Drivers are up to date.
What kind of adapter is needed to connect two external monitors to a Lenovo Yoga 720-131kb laptop?

Is it possible to do this without having to purchase a port replicator? If so what kind of adapter is needed?
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,

Hello experts I've been provided a laptop from my company.  Its a Dell Latitude E5570 with a Intel HD 520 Graphics card, driver is up-to-date, which connects to a Dell DisplayLink.  I cannot get it to disconnect the built in display when connecting it, it always has three displays.  Not sure what to do, I've gone through the display driver properties, display setting in windows, switched cables, docking stations & monitors.  I've exhausted all my ideas.

Oh yeah its got windows 10 pro

Thanks in advance.

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.