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External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

Question: External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

Answer:External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

anyone can tell me?

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Hey everyone,

I recently bought an external monitor for my laptop and I would like to use both of the screens in extended mode.

The problem is that my laptop's screen resolution is 1366x768 and the external monitor's resolution is 1440x900.
How do I change the resolution individually for each screen? I can change the external's resolution by using "second screen only" mode, but when in extended mode, I can only go with 1366x768. I tried searching on google, but with no luck.

Is there even a way to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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I have spent hours trying to work this out to no avail. I have a T60P with a  ATI Mobility FIREGL V5250 video card External screen is Viewsonic VG2230WM What i am trying to do is make the viewsonic my MAIN screen and then the laptop screen as #2 the extended screen. I currently have it working in reverse however the options in the display settings are greyed out to enable me to make the viewsonic the main screen Any help would be much appreciated, I found quite a few posts about this but no solutions. Marc

Answer:T60P external monitor problem, setup external monitor as main and laptop screen as # 2 Vista 32bit

This isnt a complete solution but it helps... you can just drag your taskbar onto the external monitor screen. 

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Hello, I have a T520 with a docking station.  There is an external monitor connected to the VGA port in the docking station and I have the laptop set to only use the external monitor.  However, when I close the screen of the laptop and put the laptop to sleep, and then when I open the laptop again, the laptop monitor turns on and mirrors on the external.  So basically, I need to set it to only use the external every time the laptop starts up.   Is there any fix to keep the laptop screen off while it is docked? Thanks.

Answer:T520 External Monitor/Laptop Screen issue

I don't have a dock to test. But I would look at the setting for Action when closing the lid/cover. Hibernate, go to sleep would be the normal actioins. You'd want nothing to happen. Look into the choice and I believe that will resolve it. There may be a group for when DOCKED as notebooks had years ago. The settings would apply only to when Dockend and not undocked.





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Hello, So I have a user that just recently started to have an issue.  The laptop is fine (beyond the sound issues with the X230 which aren't solved (sound issue)), but if the user puts the laptop in the docking station with the laptop lid/screen closed/down, the external monitor only displays the desktop background but no login screen or desktop icons. This user has Windows 7 Pro. on it, I just installed the latest video driver from Lenovo's site and that didn't help.  I made sure the screens were set to clone and not extended displays. When the user flips up the laptop screen/lid, both screens are cloned and all is fine.  Supposedly this just started to happen a few days ago. But if the user has the laptop turned off, puts it in the docking station, closes the lid and turns the laptop on, the external monitor works just fine. I've changed clone to extended desktop just to see if that would help any but it didn't.  Set her back to cloned displays. Only other thing I can think of doing is to make sure the external monitor's resolution is set right but...don't understand what's going on.... Thoughts?

Answer:x230 (2320) laptop issue with external monitor when laptop lid/screen is up

Hi, cftech
 
My first recommendation would be to make sure that the BIOS and chipset drivers are the latest version. Since the external monitor works, just only certain circumstances, this is most likely a software issue of some sort. The BIOS can be found here and the chipset here.
 
Also, if possible, could you have the user try to connect to the external monitor without the docking station? I'm just curious if the docking station could have something to do with the issue,
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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Last year, I ordered and installed a Lenovo 19" Flat-Panel monitor (and driver) for my T-61p ThinkPad.  Recently, as a contractor working on an IBM project, I was provided with an R61 ThinkPad and HP 1740 monitor.  The monitor driver that came with the R61 allows me to extend my desktop displays across the R61 screen plus the monitor screen as one contiguous desktop spread across the 2 screens.  The driver that came with my Lenovo 19" monitor only gives me the option of duplicating my T61 desktop screen on my external monitor.  Can I extract/copy the driver from the R61 and install it on the T61?  Or download a free version of the "extended desktop" driver from Lenovo, IBM, or somewhere else?  I've searched the Lenovo site but found no references to driver downloads. 

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So I just purchased and connected a 23" Samsung LED monitor to my HP laptop. The screen shows up crystal clear, but due to the native 1920x1080 resolution on the monitor and the 1600x900 native resolution of the laptop, the monitor does not display the entire screen, leaving out fractions of the top, bottom, and sides. I can correct this by switching the resolution of the monitor to 1600x900, but the display becomes blurry and just plain bad. Surely there is a way I can use my new monitor to see the whole screen! Help!

Thanks so much!

Answer:External Monitor Native Resolution Issue

Did you look at any settings on your new LCD? Should have a button on it for settings, try that.

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so I have this hdmi cable that plugs into the DVI on my external monitor. I did get the screen to show up just on the external monitor and that's it.  Now, when I boot up my lap top I get black screen on both monitors.  Uh oh. I've unpugged the  monitor, batter, all that stuff. I think it's possible I clicked on don't display external monitor or something, but not it's not displaying anywhere. I have an idea pad of some sorts w/ windows 8.  I don't think it's 8.1 thanks-Hayes

Answer:I was trying to extent monitor, I get black screen on laptop and external monitor :/

so I got this resolved.  the guy at the computer store hit f10 and then enter.  he did this while the screen was blackshouldnt' it just detect that there's not an external monitor?  but even when there was a monitor connected, both screens were black. /thread

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The two screenshots below illustrate the problem. Resolution in both cases reported as being 1920 x 1080, but there's a clear difference.  Monitor is Asus 24 inch, using HDMI connection.Grateful for any assistance. Thanks. (On edit: The screenshots don't show the difference as clearly as I'd hoped, but maybe someone has had this happen and has a solution.)  Lid open Lid closed 

Answer:Resolution on external monitor changes when using laptop wit...

Hello @kiwi-di, Welcome to the HP Forums! I have taken a look at your post and notice the resolution on the external screen is not clear when the HP Pavilion 15-ab101ax lid is closed. I want to help you resolve this issue. What is the model number of the monitor? Please begin troubleshooting with a hard reset. Once that is complete, follow the steps in this graphics troubleshooting document: HP Notebook PCs - Green Screen and Other Video Playback Issues (Windows 10) You can also try setting the external screen to Screen 1 before closing the notebook lid. 1. Right-click on the desktop2. Select "Display settings"3. Click on "Advanced display settings"4. Set the Asus monitor to the default screen I look forward to your reply!

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I have a bit of a dumb question.  I have a Lenovo T410i, with integrated graphics.  Is the top resolution it can drive an external monitor at 1440 x 900? And does that mean there is no point in getting a monitor bigger than 19inches? Many thanks, Joe













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Answer:Top screen resolution for external monitor

displayport can drive WQXGA resolution, the VGA can drive WUXGA with little effort. So you will be fine with a 19 inch LCD.

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Alright, so my laptop screen has been severely cracked for over two years (so badly that I can't use the left portion of the screen and also some of the right side). I have been using external monitors or televisions with hdmi inputs since it broke and have run into few problems. I recently moved and got all new stuff including a tv. Currently the tv is the only thing I have that I can use as an external monitor. 
 
My problem lies in the resolution. There is no resolution available that will fit the screen. Most of them are far too wide and long, so much that portions of my desktop are "hanging off" of the screen, and the others are so small that I can't really see anything at all. What do I do?! I've searched the web for an answer, I tried using software to change the available resolutions. I didnt seem to have this problem when I had windows 7, so i'm wondering if it doesnt have something to do with the operating system.
 
If you have any suggestions please reply asap! I can barely use my computer and it is utterly frustrating. 

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I'm not sure whether this is a Windows XP problem or a ThinkPad problem, but I need help anyway. I have a ThinkPad T60 with a 15" wide screen, and a docking station to which I have attached a 17" LCD monitor.

I also have glaucoma and some visual difficulties so it is difficult to use the maximum screen resolution.

I'd like to be able to run the ThinkPad by itself with at one screen resolution, and the ThinkPad+docking station+external monitor with another screen resolution, and know which display setting is which so that I don't accidentally set a screen setting on the ThinkPad when I think I'm setting up the external monitor.

Can anyone help?

Regards, Alex
 

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Hi, I have a brand new i7 X1 Carbon 2 and the OneLink Pro dock. I am connecting to: 1 x HP ZR30W - 2560x1600 resolution1 x Samsung B2443 - 1920x1200 resolution I am unable to make the resolution of the second monitor (the Samsung) greater than 1024x768. I have read over these forums and saw there is a firmware update for other docks that fixes this issue. Is there a firmware update for this new dock to resolve the issue? Anyone else having this issue? Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:X1 Carbon 2 + Midnight OneLink External monitor resolution issue

can you test these two monitors using the HDMI and miniDP port on the actual laptop?

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I have a laptop as my main computer and I have it hooked up to an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Sometimes I like to unplug everything and just use it like a normal laptop. When I use the Fn+F5 key to change to the internal display, the resolution is still the same from the other display. It is still readable but there is a black space where the screen could expand to. I tried to (while hooked up to the external display) change the resolution of the secondary monitor (the internal one) but it keeps just copying exactly what is on the first display (the external one). If I change the resolution on one monitor, they both change to that. If i click "Identify" it shows a number "1" on both monitors. I could just change the resolution every time i switch monitors but then when i plug it into the external one it is a little distorted (enough that i could navigate to change the resolution back though)

Or is there a batch or vbs script that could toggle the resolution between the two?
The two resolutions are: External: 1024 x 768 Internal: 1280 x 800

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I have a acer 6930g laptop with nvidia 9600m gt graphics card, and a viewsonic va2213w monitor (22" and native res of 1920x1080 @60Hz).
When in windows i can't get the monitor to display at 1920x1080, it will display at [email protected] However I can select the resolution in both windows setting and the nvidia control panel, but it just display 1400x1050 even though it says its displaying 1920x1080, i know this because the screen is all wierd and the monitor's osd says its actually at 1400x1050.
When running linux on the same laptop i have no problem display [email protected]
I have tried older drivers, pstrip and a few other solutions all to no avail.

Any help folks?

Answer:Laptop External Monitor Resolution Problem

Managed to fix this, in the driver release notes it says 1080p is not supported on the 9600m gt (dunno why). i tryed all the older drivers none fixed iths problem but i found this Forceware 185.85 - LaptopVideo2Go Forums that works perfectly so far.

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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Hi, I just got an external monitor for my Win XP laptop. The monitor's native resolution is 1440x900. Under Display settings, my laptop only goes up to 1024x768.

The external monitor shows that the current resolution is 1024x768, while the optimal resolution is 1440x900. Text looks bady pixelated on the external monitor - how do I increase the resolution?

Thanks,
Karen
 

Answer:Can't change screen resolution for external monitor

The video card in your laptop determines what you can see. If the laptop only allows for 1024 x 768, then that's what you have to accept.

One thing you can check. Go to the website for the laptop make and see if there is a newer driver for the video chip. This might allow you to get more screen resolution choices.

In a desktop, you could get a better video card. In a laptop, this usually isn't possible.
 

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I'm running an Asus EEC PC Netbook with Winows 7 Starter OS. I have this linked to an external montor screen in a boat which has a "native" resolution of 800x600.

When the monitor is connected, via VGA link, it forces the 800x600 resolution onto both itself and the netbook screen. Unfortunately I then lose part of the screen image.

Is it possible to somehow persuade the 800x600 monitor to display a quasi 1024x768 resolution, which is the usual netbook resolution? A thin black band around the image would not be a problem.

I have tried the obvious route: Control Panel - Adjust Screen Resolution -but without success; it won't let me move off the 800x600 setting.

Any help would be most appreciated.
 

Answer:Screen Resolution forced by external monitor

The best way to maximize your options is to check for a recent graphics driver from the card manufacturer.
 

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Hi,
I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 and ti works great however when I plug it into an external monitor LG W300H the resolution displayed is quite low. I try to choose a higher one but there are no options for higher resolutions. It's actually quite a bit lower than the resolution displayed on the laptops own screen.

Thanks for your help

Answer:Plugging laptop into external monitor results in low resolution

Hi denisj1,
Welcome to the community.
Please check the link below to update the video card drivers for your system:
Intel
http://dell.to/15xwOmR
Nvdia
http://dell.to/YbTe9Q
Please install the same and check again.
Thanks and RegardsSandeep P#iworkfordell

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Old computer is HP ProBook attached separately to a ViewSonic LED 1080p 22" monitor.  I use Extended Desktop mode with Built-In Monitor + Monitor.  Works great with Built-In Monitor at 1366x768 resolution and external monitor at 1920x1080
(and called VX2450 Series).  Roughly same size look, but the 22" monitor gives me great view on Excel Spreadsheets, etc.  New computer is an HP EliteBook and I can't the external monitor off this 'magnified' look.  Running the new computer
at 2560x1440 on the built-in monitor, and while the external monitor says 1920x1080, it looks magnified by 10 times or 20 times bigger.  Any ideas how to get the external monitor to be normal sized?  I like using the external for large spreadsheets.
 Thanks!

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I have a Qosmio G20 and today I bought a Samsung 226BW external screen. The Samsung has a max/optimal resolution of 1680x1050px. The Toshiba manual sais the laptop supports an external screen resolution up to 2048x1536 ...

I have now tried all kinds of settings, but the highest resolution I get on the external monitor is 1440x900 (- same as the laptop).
1440x900 on the 22" screen is not enough for serious picture editing; it simply looks unsharp.

What am I doing wrong? I deeply appreciate any answers/feedback; because if 1440x900 is all I can get, I have to take the xternal monitor back to the store ...

if anyone is so kind !?
Espen.

Answer:Qosmio G20: How to get higher screen resolution on external 22" monitor

Hi

The available screen resolution depends on the graphic driver. You cannot choose the favorite resolution of 1680x1050 because the graphic card driver doesn?t support it.

Maybe a graphic driver update could helps.

By the way; a inf file should be supplied by the monitor manufacture. You can install such file making right click and choosing install.

Check also these forum threads:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19677

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19570&messageID=71767

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Hi All,

This may be (probably) an easy questions to answer but I have a Satellite A660-1FM and want to use it with my Samsung Syncmaster (forgotten model) external screen. I grabbed an HDMI->DVI-D adapter, and all is well, but here is my question:

The toshiba specs page for my laptop (http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Satellite-A660-1FM/1096013/toshibaShop/false/) shows an external resolution capability of:
Max Resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
Max Refresh Rate : 100 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,920 x 1,200

But I get what I call standard HDMI resolution (not surprising I guess) when connected HDMI->DVI-D to my external monitor. I have previously run this monitor on my desktop at much high resolutions than 1080P, so the monitor is capable.
Just wondered what I'm missing here, or is it a case of the graphics card spec is higher than is possible to output from the laptop ?

Thanks for any help
Andy

Answer:Satellite A660-1FM - Max. screen resolution of external monitor

Hi azile,

What is the native screen resolution of your external monitor?
Can you connect your notebook and monitor with HDMI cable only why you need an adapter?

To be honest I don?t understand your question. If you already have Full HD screen resolution why you need more?

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When I connect my widescreen LCD TV to my new Equium A110-252 using external monitor port the computer's image doesn't fit the TV screen (too big).

I tried everything on the TV screen set-up controls but no joy. Surely there must be a simple fit-to-screen option on the Equium? Can anyone help?

Thanks Perry.

Answer:Equium A110-252: screen resolution on external monitor

Hi there, are you using the external monitor port or the S-Video?? Unfortunately if you use the S-Video port you cannot fit the entire desktop to the TV because it's technically impossible (without dropping lines).

TV has less number of lines than a computer monitor: PAL = 576 visible lines, NTSC = 480 visible lines unless you can switch to 640x480 mode 800x600 is the best you can use to display an image onto the TV.

Richard S.

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Hello,
I purchased XPS 13 9360 two weeks ago.
I have a screen resolution problem (blur, not clear) for all MS Office applications on external monitor (HP Pavilion 27xw).
Video driver is up to date (Intel HD graphics 620). I called DELL support but they ask me to pay as the problem occurs only for MS Office applications.
I searched online and found one solution which I need to make external monitor as "Main Display".
Then MS-Office application will have same problem on my laptop screen.
Please help! Is this really MS-Office problem?

Answer:XPS 13 9360 - MS Office screen resolution on external monitor

Hi stk7105,
Thanks for posting.
Apologies your monitor is not working the way you expected.  Dell has not tested our products to work with this HP Pavilion monitor, so it would not be supported.
Have you tried a different monitor?  
Please contact HP for assistance.  Thanks.

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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Hey All,

I'm having issues setting this up. I have a laptop that I use as my main workstation using a 27" monitor as the main display, while the laptop display is off. The resolution is 2560x1440.
I have the resolution and scaling setup perfectly for the few programs I use the most.

My problem is when I want to use the Laptop unplugged from the 27" monitor (say...on the couch) the text and icons are tiny and tough to use just to browse email and the web.

Is there a way to have my Laptop screen have a different scaling or resolution when its away from my desk so it's easier to use.

And will I be able to plug it back in to the External Monitor with previous Large Monitor settings intact?

Thanks in advance,

djvfx
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Lenovo X1 Carbon i7
BenQ GW2765

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Hey All,

I'm having issues setting this up. I have a laptop that I use as my main workstation using a 27" monitor as the main display, while the laptop display is off. The resolution is 2560x1440.
I have the resolution and scaling setup perfectly for the few programs I use the most.

My problem is when I want to use the Laptop unplugged from the 27" monitor (say...on the couch) the text and icons are tiny and tough to use just to browse email and the web.

Is there a way to have my Laptop screen have a different scaling or resolution when its away from my desk so it's easier to use.

And will I be able to plug it back in to the External Monitor with previous Large Monitor settings intact?

Thanks in advance,

djvfx
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Lenovo X1 Carbon i7
BenQ GW2765

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I was using my Yoga 3 with an external monitor over the micro HDMI port almost for a year. Never experienced a problem. Yesterday when I pluged the monitor it didn't recognized it. And the laptop's own screen was suppose to be HD resolution but it became 3200x1800 and it's not allowing you to change it. Tried to update the related drivers but they are already the latest. I'll be glad if someone can advise what to do..

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I have a samsung syncmaster external screen connected to a Satellite Pro U400.

The screen resolution only goes up to 1280 etc however the samsung minimum is 1440 x 920 (ish I forget).
How do I get the samsung to display the whole enlarged screen to save my eyes from the realativively small internal screen?

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - How do I get the native screen resolution for external monitor?

Hi!

Did you try to update the display driver on your notebook? Check the Toshiba website for an update:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if you run the ?factory settings? or have you installed your own Windows version?
And what OS do you use? Did you install all Windows updates?

For external LCD monitors you should set the screen refresh rate to 60Hz.
And if you want to change the screen resolution you must select the second monitor in graphic options on Windows.

Bye

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Hi I have just taken delivery of my Yoga 2 pro but I am struggling with the setup and cannot get a proper duplicated screen using a Kensington 3.0 Superspeed dock.  The Yoga has a resolution of 3200x1800 and my spare screen is a BENQ G2420HD at 1980x1080. Help, I have already ordered a screen and a dock to replicate this setup in a foreign country and the kit is on its way including a second Yoga 2 pro! Best David













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Answer:How can I duplicate my screen to an external monitor and get a 1920 x 1080 resolution?

Press the F10 key (without pressing Fn).

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I was using my Yoga 3 with an external monitor over the micro HDMI port almost for a year. Never experienced a problem. Yesterday when I pluged the monitor it didn't recognized it. And the laptop's own screen was suppose to be HD resolution but it became 3200x1800 and it's not allowing you to change it. Tried to update the related drivers but they are already the latest. I'll be glad if someone can advise what to do..

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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Hello.

I just bought new LCD. It is - ViewSonic va1912w - 19 inch - wide screen.
I used installation cd, followed all steps and installation was sucessfull. The monitor works properly only if it is set at 1440 x 900

At present i have no graphic card installed. But i have 512mb of ddr2 ram with 2.6 hgz intel processor.

After installing monitor... the highest resolution i can set is 1280x768. At present monitor is set at 1280x768 and result is horrible.

I tried reinstalling. but no change.
Then i went to direversguide.com and downloaded new drivers - installed it successfully and still maximum resolution shown is 1280x768. Now, if i dont set resolution to 1440x900 - results are really bad.

any hint on what should be done?

Thanks,
Romit
 

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My hardware/software:
-Acer X223W Monitor
-Radeon 4860
-Windows 7 64

Here's the problem:

I was using my computer when my mother accidentally hit the room switch which turns my entire rig off. Annoyed, I turn my computer back on and now my screen resolution is all messed up. On top of that I can't open Chrome due to misplaced files.

I reinstalled all my drivers but instead of detecting the name of my monitor, it just shows Generic PnP Monitor instead.
I pick the best screen res(1600 x 1200) but that is clearly wrong(but the best i can do).

I've done a system restore and reinstalled all my drivers. I looked for the Acer X223W drivers but all I got was a security catalog, setup information, and an ICC profile that doesn't do anything when I run it. I searched for driver updates on device manager but it says the Generic PnP monitor driver is up to date.

My fear is that this is truly a hardware problem from the light switch, and nothing but a new monitor will fix. Anyone care to dig into this one?

Cheers

Answer:Generic PnP Monitor issue, Screen resolution is off

According to Microsoft you won't need any additional drivers:

Windows 7 Compatibility for Acer X223W 22" TFT LCD: Acer. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Try uninstalling the monitor and then reboot. Acer was no help, seeing that they apparently didn't bother after they got past the 32-bit Vista driver.

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Hi all, hope someone can provide some clues as to what I need to do to get screen resolution from changing when I switch display settings from extended to duplicate screens.

PC is a self built machine with on Intel HD board graphics, however I am using a Radeon 6870 GFX card. the latest drivers have been installed (15.20.1062.1004-150803a-184226E)

I have a Dell P2414H monitor that is connected to the GFX card using DisplayPort cable and a 46" Sony HX823 LED TV connected via HDMI from the GFX card as well.

the monitor and TV both support 1920x1080 resolution and this is the resolution that the Dell runs on when the display setting is set to Extended Displays.

When I want to watch a movie I set the display to Duplicate Displays, the resolution drops to a lower setting as the taskbar and open windows all increase in size. the display properties however still report the resolution as 1920x1080.

Any ideas why this is happening? and what I can do to stop it from occurring?

Many thanks

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HI,

I've plugged my laptop into an HP LA2306x 24inc monitor. Max resolution for monitor is 1920x1080 60hz. I've changed the settings on the laptop to connect to projector and set up the resolution as 1920x1080. Images are perfect but I cant centralise the screen. I can just see the top of the toolbar and there is 1cm to spare at the top of the screen.

I have tried all the monitor settings and taken a look at the graphics card settings. Am very confused. Can anyone help?


Ive attached a picture showing the cursor/pointer at the top of the screen to indicate the gap.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Screen won't centralise on monitor. Resolution issue? Help

What graphics card do you have? sometimes you have to "upscale it" with your software suite.

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Hello
I have a new Windows 7 (32-bit) Dell Latitude E6410 laptop, and a new Dell E1909WDD Flat Panel Monitor.
The only way to connect to the monitor is via an integrated DisplayPort cable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort
There is no VGA or other alternative. The monitor supports DisplayPort only.
The problem is that the monitor will not allow any other resolution than 640x480.
In Windows 7 Control Panel | Display | Screen Resolution, I can detect the E1909WDD as display #2, but the resolution drop-down is stuck at 640 x 480 - the resolution drop-down control is disabled.
In Control Panel | Devices and Printers, the monitor is showing as "Generic Non-PnP Monitor". In the monitor's hardware properties | Driver Details it shows:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
The CD which came in the box contains driver files as follows.
D:\driver\Win7
 Volume in drive D is Dell E1909WDD Volume Serial Number is 2C1F-9E5E Directory of D:\driver\Win726/08/2009  07:37    <DIR>          .26/08/2009  07:37    <DIR>          ..19/05/2009  06:06             2,964 E1909WDD.icm19/05/2009  06:05             1,558 E1909WDD.inf27/05/2009&nbs... Read more

Answer:e6410 laptop with e1909 external monitor resolution stuck at 640x480

NM, sorry misread it.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hey everyone, I'm having this problem with Dota 2 and Diablo III. Whenever I connect my approximately 15" laptop to my 24" monitor using an HDMI cable, it forces me to use a lower resolution in order for the game to not be laggy. When I use my laptop by itself, it can support the highest resolution which is like 1324 x 1024 or something like that, in addition to all the highest settings (except shadow), and the game looks perfect. However, when I connect it to my monitor, there are many more resolutions to choose from, the highest being 1924 x 1000 or something, but when I choose this resolution the game LOOKS like it does when I just use my laptop at the 1324 x 1024 (or something close to that) resolution but it plays much much slower and forces me to use a lower resolution such as 1024 x 800 in order for it to be playable at the cost of graphics. I'm just wondering because when I play other games on my laptop that's hooked up to my monitor the games I play look the exact same on the monitor as they do on the laptop and I'm not forced to use a lower resolution, such as HoN. But when I play dota 2 and Diablo 3, the graphics become shittier on my monitor because I am forced to use a lower resolution. I don't need or want a higher resolution supported by my monitor if using it only makes the game laggy and unplayable, I'd rather use the lower resolution of my laptop with the perfect graphics and have it displayed in that exact way onto the monitor, which is what happe... Read more

Answer:Resolution Issue when connecting Laptop to Monitor via HDMI cable

Flangdoogler, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The full make and model of your laptop would help, as then we could see what it has for graphics in it (GPU). Depending on what it is it is likely that you answered your own question,






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Or is that I simply cannot have the same graphics displayed on my laptop (15") be copied exactly onto my monitor (24") due to graphics card reasons?


If the graphics card in the laptop isn't up to running it at high settings and resolution, then one or the other has to be lowered (and most time both) to get the game to be playable.

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after many issues lve finally got the system up and running.

lm using the same gfx card as l used to the Radeon 4650 HD after installing the cards drivers it seems to cause issues where the monitor gives me an "unsupported" resolution error when on my previous setup said card had no trouble going to 1350*768 (cant seem to go above 1024*768 without having to roll back drivers)

Answer:Screen resolution issue - not picking up monitor properly on new build

just another note l didnt add, it seems my monitor isnt being picked up as "plug and play" but some generic monitor.

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I decided to hook up my desktop's monitor to my laptop, to give the dual screens thing a test.

My monitor resolution can go up to 1440*900 pixels, and my laptop at 1280*800 pixels.

But when I hook up my monitor to my laptop, there is no option for 1440*900 for the monitor's resolution. I have to use a different one which doesn't look quite as good. My laptop can remain at its highest as normal.

Is this a side effect of using dual screens, or is there a way I can get the 1440*900 option back when I hook it up to my laptop?

Many thanks.
 

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If I plug my monitor in after the laptop starts, it works fine, I can extend desktop to the monitor. If I reboot with the monitor plugged in the laptop display resolution is reduced , messing up my icon layout.  Anyone know how to change this behavior? I am assuming this is probably because it assumes I am in a docking station or something? Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity.  Message Edited by Agotthelf on 07-05-2009 06:41 AM

Answer:T500: restart with 2nd monitor plugged in changes laptop monitor resolution

ati graphics, btw

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S3 laptop, running Windows XP Pro Sp2. When I plug in an external monitor, the laptop automatically starts up with the external monitor as the primary display and I can then go into settings and extend the display to the laptop screen. All fine so far. However, what I want to do is to play video on the external monitor and have other applications such as web browser on the laptop screen. However, no matter what I try, I cannot get this to work.

I can play the video on the laptop screen and other programs can be viewed on the external monitor, but I don't want that. The reason for the external screen is so that I can view video at better quality than the laptop screen will give me.

If I move the video window to the external monitor it goes there OK, but the video continues to play in full screen mode on the laptop screen as well. If I try to move other application windows to the laptop screen, the full screen video stays on top and the other windows cannot be accessed. There are no video controls accessible from the laptop screen, only from the video software on the external screen.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to have the video only play on the external monitor, and have the laptop screen available for other things? The video software I have been using is VLC and Windows Media Player.

Toshiba Tecra S3, Windows XP Pro SP2, Nvidia Geforcce Go 6600
 

Answer:Laptop and external monitor issue

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Please help. I have an HP DV2945SE Laptop with Vista. The laptop screen broke and I successfully hooked an external hp vs17e screen. However, this has slowed down my system when playing smaller games like Zuma, or watching videos etc. There is a severe lag. How can I eliminate this. My computer ran very fast with these types of things before I had to hook up an external screen. Pleeeease help me I am practically computer illiterate, but otherwise fairly intelligent. THANKS
 

Answer:HP Laptop using external monitor issue PLS help

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I recently got a 24" 1920 x 1080 external LCD monitor for my laptop. It's awesome. I've been using laptops only for many years and now I'm very sorry I waited so long before getting one. But, on to my issue:

I want to only use the external monitor and keep the laptop screen turned off. The problem is that when I resume from sleep sometimes, but not always, the laptop display comes back on showing only the desktop wallpaper. So I then have to hit the windows key plus "p" (for projector) and select projector to get the laptop display turned off again.

I know how to select the external monitor in W7. Basically, one goes to screen resolution from the desktop right click context menu and make the proper selection under multiple monitors (see screenshot below).

But windows 7 seems to forget this setting sometimes and it's a mild annoyance to have to check the laptop monitor and if it's on, hit the windows key plus "p" each time (or almost each time).

So I'm wondering if there's some way to force windows 7 to remember to use only the external monitor and keep the laptop monitor off until I tell it otherwise? I suppose this issue is likely due to some bug in one of my drivers but I am using all the latest drivers.

Answer:Issue w. laptop & external monitor

Why not just keep the laptop lid closed? The external monitor will display, and your laptop display will be turned off. OR, are you using the keyboard and touch pad on the laptop? If that's the case, do yourself a favor and get a full size keyboard and mouse, and plug it into the laptop, push the laptop off to the side, and keep the lid closed. Alternately, you could invest in a docking station so you don't have to plug everything in each time. That's what I do at work.

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I just got a HP ZR24w monitor and have connected it using VGA to my Lenovo ThinkPad T400, with graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400. The drivers are up to date. I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit.

I want the external monitor to display the same thing as my laptop screen, not act as a second screen. This works fine, but won't display a resolution higher than 1280x800. If I make the monitor a second screen instead of a clone, the monitor will then display at the proper 1920x1200 resolution.

How can I get the monitor to display at 1920x1200 when cloning the laptop screen?
 

Answer:can't get monitor at max resolution when connected to laptop and cloning screen

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Hello!
I recently purchased an external monitor (BenQ EW2740L) for use with a PS4 console, however I thought I would try to connect it to my Laptop (ASUS N550JV - Running windows 8). I was trying to connect the two with a HDMI cable as my laptop doesn't have ports to fit the supplied D-Sub cable. Long story short, My computer detected and installed the monitor but im presented with a black screen and the monitor gives the message "No Cable connected". I've tried the Fn + F8 option of projecting to a second screen however no luck.
Also my Computer and the monitor both have a native contrast of 1920x1080 if that helps.

What am I doing wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: External Monitor to Laptop issue!

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Hi, when the X1C description says "resolution 1600x900" I guess it refers only to the display. Will it be possible to achieve a higher resolution, i..e 1900x1200, with an external monitor? Thanks four your answers.BestChristof PS I think of exchanging by Thinkpad S1 Yoga to a used X1C.













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Answer:X1C resolution 1600x900 ->> higher resolution with external monitor possible?

Which gen is the x1 carbon that you are getting? Since if it's gen 3 then lowest is 1920x1080 and highest is 2560x1440 that I'd available for the gen 3 but it also depends when buying the model you can pick which display you want but now you are exchanging to a x1 carbon so yeah it depends on generation model

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Answer:Can X250 (i5-5200u) support an external 4k monitor @60p together with the laptop monitor (1080p) ?

No one had tried 4k mon on x250?

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I'm trying to use an older flat screen monitor as an extended monitor on my Yoga 900 series laptop.  I have a VGA to USB connector.  The reason I"m trying to do this is that I cannot use Windows 10 terminal server to remote to my clients server because the resolution is so high everything is tiny.  (I have played with the resolution on my laptop; also the scaling, but when I finally get to a full screen resolution I can see, the cursor disappears in the apps I'm using). I can get the external monitor to work in extended mode just fine and the result on the old monitor is exactly what I want.  But when I'm in remote desktop, running Microsoft Access, the screen flickers and after just a few mminutes, blacks out.  I can revive it, but this is not a workable solution. I have a couple of other flat screens monitors I could try - but they are also older.  I'm willing to try them, but don't want to spend the time if someone else has a better idea. Do I need a more up to date monitor or should I suspect the converter cable.....OR is there another solution out there for my 'older' eyes?

Answer:using older Sony flat screen monitor as external monitor on Yoga 900

Hello,  The solution is to increase the resolution in the Display tab of your Remote desktop application:http://i.stack.imgur.com/MmSkB.jpgYou can even still use your two monitors if you want, by clicking "Use all my monitors for the remote session". About the strange Access problem, I would update the BIOS and the display driver of the Yoga, if it hasn't been done  already:http://support.lenovo.com/fr/fr/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-900-13isk/downloads/D...http://support.lenovo.com/fr/fr/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-900-13isk/downloads/D...

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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After the recent Windows 10 update, my wife's laptop no longer displays on the external monitor. All was well before the update.

I am comfortable that Windows sees the monitor because clicking on Display Settings shows two displays. If I unplug the HDMI cable, only one display is shown.

I have confirmed that the monitor works by trying it with another laptop. I have also changed the HDMI cable between the laptop and the external monitor.

Device manager reports that I have the latest display driver installed.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

Answer:Desktop Icons Rearranged To Laptop Monitor From External Monitor

If you booted up without the external connected, it likely switched the laptop screen to now be the main screen. Just go back in and double check which one is set to main.
I run dual screens on my laptop but leave the laptop screen as main. My external is a smaller screen than my laptops 17 inch screen. It's a portable 15 inch USB screen.
I on occasion boot up my laptop without the external connected. Having the laptop screen as the main screen helps in this situation.
I don't put any ICONS on my desktop, its just my personal preference. I launch my every day Apps/programs from my taskbar.

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Compaq laptop monitor broke cant see anything on laptop monitor, so I bought a new hp external monitor to use. When I plug it in to the VGA port on laptop it states no signal....and cant install monitor software d/t I can't see laptop monitor. This may not be as hard as it seems to me, but I don't have a clue how to do it. Any help please?

Answer:External monitor for broken screen on laptop.

Some laptop external video ports have to be enabled (or toggled on/off) by Using a Function Fn Key + F? Key sequence. Check manual or keycap.

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I know there are threads relating to this topic, but none offer all of the information I need.

I have a Lenovo Ideabook with a permanently trashed LCD screen (don't ask). Two issues I am unsure of how to address:

1) How do I attach an external monitor in the first place? (There is probably a basic port for this, but I am at work without the laptop and want to look into this ASAP.

2) Since when I reboot the laptop I will see nothing onscreen, what keystrokes do I need to execute in order to move my desktop display to the external monitor?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Cracked laptop screen--need help with external monitor

Your laptop should have a (usually) blue VGA port to the back or sides.

They look like this, http://www.tvone.com/images/1t-vga-cattx-rear.jpg

It should automatically show up on the monitor, no key strokes needed.
 

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I have the new Acer Aspire laptop and a TV which I use as a monitor. They have worked together very happily some time now. But yesterday I had to do a forced shutdown when the start button would not work and the TV screen shrank in size and there were error messages. When I rebooted, the TV monitor stayed black and a computer screen came alive for about 10 seconds as it was rebooting, then went black. I disconnected the TV from the computer and started her up and the computer screen behaved itself.
Even if I set all of the display parameters to indicate only one screen (the computer screen), if the TV monitor is connected to the computer, I end up with two black screens.
I have tried many display duplicate and extension.
No new software installed.
There is one clue. I disconnect the TV monitor from the computer, boot up, choose duplicates to display. Then I connect the TV monitor to the computer. What happens, for about one second, is that both screens light up.
What is going on? Help please.

Answer:Both laptop screen and external monitor go black

If you are still getting the black screens when starting up there is a useful shortcut you can try. Press the windows key + P. This will give you some options to try different combinations of TV monitor and/or screen.

It sounds like you might need a graphics driver update or roll back to a previous one it is has recently changed.

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Hi everyone.

I have a MSI GS60 ghost pro gaming laptop which has Intel HD graphics 4600 and Nvidia GTX970M GPU, CPU i7 4720HQ, running Windows 10. I study abroad, several months ago i went back home and plugged-in my laptop to the TV via HDMI for gaming like normal. Yesterday i bought an ASUS VC239H external monitor and tried to do the same thing, but there is no HDMI input signal, the Laptop cannot detect the monitor (include display settings, intel HD graphics settings, nvidia settings). This is what i tried:

- Fn+f2, Fn+f8 keys, windows P switching to duplicate or extend or anykind of options
- plug the monitor into my friend's laptop with windows 8 through that HDMI cable and it works fine, the same with other laptop running windows 7==> cable and monitor are normal
- plug my laptop to my neighbor's smart TV. There was ''connected' symbol which appears on the TV but black screen instead of image, Laptop couldn't detect the TV
- reinstalling nvidia and onboard-graphics drivers and update to the latest
- Made a clean install of windows, tried windows 8 also but the same result
- Updated my BIOS and EC
- Bought an adapter HDMI-Mini Displayport to use the mini displayport with HDMI cable

nothing works

Im sorry that i copied my thread from other forum to here therefore some problem with the text color

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Hi everyone.

I have a MSI GS60 ghost pro gaming laptop which has Intel HD graphics 4600 and Nvidia GTX970M GPU, CPU i7 4720HQ, running Windows 10. I study abroad, several months ago i went back home and plugged-in my laptop to the TV via HDMI for gaming like normal. Yesterday i bought an ASUS VC239H external monitor and tried to do the same thing, but there is no HDMI input signal, the Laptop cannot detect the monitor (include display settings, intel HD graphics settings, nvidia settings). This is what i tried:

- Fn+f2, Fn+f8 keys, windows P switching to duplicate or extend or anykind of options
- plug the monitor into my friend's laptop with windows 8 through that HDMI cable and it works fine, the same with other laptop running windows 7==> cable and monitor are normal
- plug my laptop to my neighbor's smart TV. There was ''connected' symbol which appears on the TV but black screen instead of image, Laptop couldn't detect the TV
- reinstalling nvidia and onboard-graphics drivers and update to the latest
- Made a clean install of windows, tried windows 8 also but the same result
- Updated my BIOS and EC
- Bought an adapter HDMI-Mini Displayport to use the mini displayport with HDMI cable

nothing works

Im sorry that i copied my thread from other forum to here therefore some problem with the text color

Answer:My laptop cannot detect any external screen/monitor

Is there a setting in the BIOS that controls the use of the HDMI output - perhaps it has been inadvertently turned off.

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The backlight of my lcd broke on my laptop and now i have a external monitor hooked up to it. It is currently on split screen and I want to make it to show the same thing (meaning whatevers on the laptop screen to show on the external monitors)

Answer:Connecting laptop screen to External Monitor

usually this video is xfer to the external monitor by clicking the fn, special function key, and one of the F keys usually the F key with a monitor screen symbol on it....

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Hi everyone.

I have a MSI GS60 ghost pro gaming laptop which has Intel HD graphics 4600 and Nvidia GTX970M GPU, CPU i7 4720HQ, running Windows 10. I study abroad, several months ago i went back home and plugged-in my laptop to the TV via HDMI for gaming like normal. Yesterday i bought an ASUS VC239H external monitor and tried to do the same thing, but there is no HDMI input signal, the Laptop cannot detect the monitor (include display settings, intel HD graphics settings, nvidia settings). This is what i tried:

- Fn+f2, Fn+f8 keys, windows P switching to duplicate or extend or anykind of options
- plug the monitor into my friend's laptop with windows 8 through that HDMI cable and it works fine, the same with other laptop running windows 7==> cable and monitor are normal
- plug my laptop to my neighbor's smart TV. There was ''connected' symbol which appears on the TV but black screen instead of image, Laptop couldn't detect the TV
- reinstalling nvidia and onboard-graphics drivers and update to the latest
- Made a clean install of windows, tried windows 8 also but the same result
- Updated my BIOS and EC
- Bought an adapter HDMI-Mini Displayport to use the mini displayport with HDMI cable

nothing works

Im sorry that i copied my thread from other forum to here therefore some problem with the text color

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Hi everyone.

I have a MSI GS60 ghost pro gaming laptop which has Intel HD graphics 4600 and Nvidia GTX970M GPU, CPU i7 4720HQ, running Windows 10. I study abroad, several months ago i went back home and plugged-in my laptop to the TV via HDMI for gaming like normal. Yesterday i bought an ASUS VC239H external monitor and tried to do the same thing, but there is no HDMI input signal, the Laptop cannot detect the monitor (include display settings, intel HD graphics settings, nvidia settings). This is what i tried:

- Fn+f2, Fn+f8 keys, windows P switching to duplicate or extend or anykind of options
- plug the monitor into my friend's laptop with windows 8 through that HDMI cable and it works fine, the same with other laptop running windows 7==> cable and monitor are normal
- plug my laptop to my neighbor's smart TV. There was ''connected' symbol which appears on the TV but black screen instead of image, Laptop couldn't detect the TV
- reinstalling nvidia and onboard-graphics drivers and update to the latest
- Made a clean install of windows, tried windows 8 also but the same result
- Updated my BIOS and EC
- Bought an adapter HDMI-Mini Displayport to use the mini displayport with HDMI cable

nothing works

Im sorry that i copied my thread from other forum to here therefore some problem with the text color

Answer:My laptop cannot detect any external screen/monitor

Is there a setting in the BIOS that controls the use of the HDMI output - perhaps it has been inadvertently turned off.

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I have the new Acer Aspire laptop and a TV which I use as a monitor. They have worked together very happily some time now. But yesterday I had to do a forced shutdown when the start button would not work and the TV screen shrank in size and there were error messages. When I rebooted, the TV monitor stayed black and a computer screen came alive for about 10 seconds as it was rebooting, then went black. I disconnected the TV from the computer and started her up and the computer screen behaved itself.
Even if I set all of the display parameters to indicate only one screen (the computer screen), if the TV monitor is connected to the computer, I end up with two black screens.
I have tried many display duplicate and extension.
No new software installed.
There is one clue. I disconnect the TV monitor from the computer, boot up, choose duplicates to display. Then I connect the TV monitor to the computer. What happens, for about one second, is that both screens light up.
What is going on? Help please.

Answer:Both laptop screen and external monitor go black

If you are still getting the black screens when starting up there is a useful shortcut you can try. Press the windows key + P. This will give you some options to try different combinations of TV monitor and/or screen.

It sounds like you might need a graphics driver update or roll back to a previous one it is has recently changed.

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Hi

As the title says, I have just upgraded my laptop to windows 10 from windows 8, I usually use the laptop screen and an external monitor, for dual screen, however in windows 10, with the external monitor connected it does not detect and other screens, am I missing something or have things changed under windows 10?

Answer:Laptop screen not detected when using external monitor

Press WIN + P, does it give you the option to duplicate or extend the display to the laptop screen?

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Hi, I bought a HP 10 inch mini laptop(with XP) just a month ago. I have used the laptop with a 21 inch external monitor which is connected to the laptop via a VGA port. It has been OK for a month, but I don't know what I did to it, Today I just can not keep both my laptop screen and the external monitor screen on at the same time, when I connect the external monitor, the laptop screen turns off immediately, if I disconnect the external monitor, then the laptop screen came on. I need to keep both of them on at the same time, hope someone can help me. Thanks.

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Hello,
My HP pavillion xh365 laptop has developed a problem with the screen going black. This happens after running for a few minutes to several hours. The screen goes completly black with no faint outlines showing. I have tried running the onboard diognostics, but get the same trouble. The only way to recover the screen is to reboot. I have the same problem whether the laptop is running on the built in display or is conneceted to an external display. Both screens go black at the same time. When the screen goes black, I can hear some changes in the pc. The sounds I normally hear are just the hardrive and the fans, but when the screen goes black, I hear some changes in the pitch of one of the sounds.

I have not recently made any changes to the system.

What do you suppose is causing the black screen?

Thanks to all, Jerry.
 

Answer:black screen on laptop & external monitor

Hardware could be failing; my advice is to use a program like SIW or if your BIOS supports it to check the temperature that your laptop is running at. The increase in noise could be related to the pc unable to vent properly. The excess heat would cause problems. Also, have you tried a system restore or rolling back your video driver? :major
 

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I am moving from a desktop to a laptop w/ docking station. I want to be able to drop the T61 into the dock and go dual-screen with the lappy screen (usually holding outlook open) and say a 19" LCD. Is this possible? Would the Intel X1300 support a 19" LCD res? I am most likely going with a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, but just in case I changed my mind.. I would like to know.

Answer:Can the T61 w/ Adv. Mini Dock do dual-screen laptop screen + external monitor?

Yes - all the T61s here using the Advanced Mini-Dock (including mine) and they all support dual-screen.We use 24" Monitors with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 32 Bit and it looks teriffic.If you dock and undock a lot I'd recommend using the ThinkVantage Presentation Director to set up your screens.I think the nVidia is worth it.





ThinkPad T61 - ThinkPad T410 - ThinkPad T420 - ThinkPad T430s - ThinkPad T440s - ThinkPad T460s

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Hey,

I have a Qosmio G50-10H, running windows 7 32-bit. After connecting an external monitor the internal laptop screen goes almost black. It's possible to see some elements on screen, but it's to dark grey to work on. It does not respond much to color or brightness adjustment (black to really dark grey). The main trouble is when disconnection the external monitor the internal monitor still is dark grey and still isn't responding much to adjustments. It's so dark on the brigthest adjustments that it is impossible to work on. I have downloaded latest driver for support, but still same problem.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Laptop monitor goes black after connection external vga monitor

It is somehow strange.
Can you switch between LCD and external display using FN+F5 key combination?
If you can switch to LCD only is everything OK again?

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I would like to know (if its possible) to add an External monitor along with my laptop Monitor and to be able too have Both running a different window application at the same time while using the laptop mouse/touch pad.

Answer:Adding an External monitor too work along with my laptop monitor

No.When you connect an external monitor to a laptop it disables the laptop display by default.

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Hi I have lenovo ideapad y y500 with 650m sli, which originally had windows 8 but then I updated to windows 8.1 and used the fix for GPU bios provided by this forum.The issue is that both my external and laptop monitors go black when I connect external monitor to my laptop with vga cable.I have had this issue since I updated nvidia driver back in the middle of january. (befor the update it worked fine I had no issues). I only used external monitor occasionally so I decided to wait for nvidia to fix the problem (rolling back to previous nvidia driver version did not help). Well now after 3 new version the problem persists. I tried using  the hot key on my keyboard to change between 4 different monitor-laptop setups (only laptop, only monitor, resize..) and it did not help.  I tried recording my laptop screen when I pluged in the external monitor and the video is normal (it isn't black). I then opend nvidia control panel to see if it recognises external monitor and recorded the screen. My external monitor (samsung) was recognised.Click for video on youtubeIn between black flashes i pluged in/out the external monitor.Translation for "zaslon na prenosniku" : laptop's screen. So any idea how to resolve this problem ? Thanks in advance.

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I am trying to setup a dual monitor setup with my t400s and mini dock 3.  I want to use the laptop display plus my acer through the dvi port on the mini dock.  I can't do anything to get the laptop display on at the same time as the external.  I'm using windows 7. is this possible with this dock?

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Hi,

A disclaimer before I proceed. Im not the best with computers or computer terms.
I have a Samsung laptop (not sure of the model), and the screen broke months ago. Since then I've been using an external monitor without any issues until today. When I start up my laptop I can never see anything displayed on the external monitor until the log in screen. The monitor will always go into hibernation mode until the log in screen.

However, today it's taking longer to start up and I cant see what's going on. At first I thought windows was performing a disk scan but i waited over an hour! So that must not be the issue. I want to find a way to display what is happening on the external monitor if possible. I have been endlessly searching all day online for help. I would really appreciate any help/advice.

Thank you!
 

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I don't wan turn on both laptop screen and my external monitor at the same time. So is there any way to make my laptop screen auto turn off as soon as I plug my external monitor vga cable to my laptop (without pressing Fn + F2 Keys) ?? Please help me out. Thank You.













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Answer:How to auto turn off laptop screen while using external monitor ?

i don't know if it's possible but you could try going into display settings and set external one as it's main display if possible and then disable laptop one with Fn + F2 but idk if it will remain off if you power laptop of and then on again :/ Update: found how to do this, right click on desktop area and select screen resolution while having external display connected then from there you will find a drop down box 3rd one or 4th one can't remember but inside it you will find stuff like display desktop on screen 1 or 2 so find which screen number your external screen is and apply it to that screen then laptop screen should become black like it's switched off and you will see desktop area is on external display so i hope this solves your request. P.s don't forget to hit kudos button if this helped

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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052OAS Windows 7awhile back laptop screen went black. i just dont have the money to bring it to local Comp tech. So i have been searching for a few days in the forums. I can see the log in screen just barely not enought to do anything (such as Back up my comuter as the owner manual recommends)So i hooked up and external monitor through the RGB (monitor port) that was good for a bit. now laptop is the same (without the option to use fn F# keys) BUT the monitor is in Power save mode and i am at a lose for what to do? not being able to manuver the mouse. Ive tried many many times to... take out battery, un plug AC, hold power down for 30 secs, Fn f2, try from there to boot in safe mode. Fn f8  Fn f10. anything i have trouble shot ive followed close instructions and done many times.  Hoping to at least be able to fix this myself.  Thank so much i look forward to hearing u from you!

Answer:Laptop screen almost black.... hooked up external monitor.

QuoteI can see the log in screen just barely not enought to do anything (such as Back up my comuter as the owner manual recommends)Makes me think that the backlight is burned out.

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I have tried so many things to fix this but nothing works. I can't contact HP, because I have no money and my warranty is up. Every time I turn on my laptop I hear the noise and see the lights on but the screen is pitch black. I tried shining a flashlight to the screen to check if I see the picture at all and the screen is just black.
 

Answer:HP Laptop screen black but works with external monitor

Dig111096 said:


I have tried so many things to fix this but nothing works. I can't contact HP, because I have no money and my warranty is up. Every time I turn on my laptop I hear the noise and see the lights on but the screen is pitch black. I tried shining a flashlight to the screen to check if I see the picture at all and the screen is just black.Click to expand...

be sure the monitor settings for your graphics are not set to an external monitor. go to control panel, clicking Display Settings to check this out and toggle between screen 1 and 2. click the icon that corresponds to the monitor that you want to designate as the primary display, and then select the 'This is my main monitor' check box.

if not, the use of the external monitor which works ok confirms the issue.

its not the video chip or motherboard. could be the lcd screen itself or if it is the inverter. most of the times it is the inverter that is the problem and can be fixed, you just have to get the correct inverter that supplies the right amount of voltage and you will be back in business.

sometimes its the backlight (light bulb) that went, which is more difficult imo and more time consuming. shine a flashlight on the lcd , if you see a faint image then in most cases it is the backlight that needs to be replaced. If you don't see an image even when shining the flashlight then it is most likely the inverter. if that helps.

if deciding to look at repairs for the inverter, enter ... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad T61 with a damaged backlight running windows XP SP3. Instead of investing in a new backlight or LCD display, I'm using it with just an external monitor. Only the external monitor is enabled by default, and the T61 boots to the external monitor. In general, it works fine, but frequently it attempts to re-enable the laptop LCD display, mostly whenever there is flash animation within the Google Chrome browser. When it does this, the external monitor blanks, the local LCD comes on momentarily, then the display returns to the external monitor. I've gone into the Device Monitor and disabled the local Monitor, but to no avail. I checked the BIOS, but I didn't see a way to disable the local LCD. So my question is: What must I do to avoid flicker/blanking of the external display whenever the T61 attempts to re-enable the local LCD?

Answer:T61 using ONLY external monitor - keeps trying to re-enable the local laptop LCD screen

in the bios menu there is an option to boot on external screen on DVI, VGA, etc, choose the port that the external screen is connected to and see whether that helps.

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I have a hp dv6000 laptop, it dosn't move much and doesn't have much wear and tear but the screen seems to have gone dead. It remains lit black, but doesn't display anything except for a few seconds during the windows loading screen or just before the desktop loads, where it displays normally, though it flickers very slightly, then goes right back to lit black.

I don't move it around so i figured i could just turn it into my desktop, but when i plug in a lcd moniter, and it works fine during the boot sequence, into the windows loading screen then gives me a no signal message on the moniter then turns to black. Unplugging and replugging the monitor doesn't return any image.

Booting in safe mode does not remedy this problem BUT booting in VGA mode does. When i boot in vga mode it loads up at low resolution just fine, though if i go into the display settings and change any setting that would cause the video to reset ie switch resolution then click apply, monitor turns black just like during regular bootup. This includes when i try to disable the default monitor. Note that during this vga process the regular laptop screen still does not display, only the external monitor.

The laptop continues to run properly despite no image, as i can shut it down and restart it through keyboard commands.

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Answer:Dead laptop screen, configuring to external monitor

Have you tried reinstalling the video or chipset drivers from HP's support site. I know this can be difficult in low resolution
 

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Dear all,

I have a Dell Precision laptop (M4800) with 16 GB RAM and a big SSD.

I have been struggling for ages with this bleeping w10 and have got to a stage where it does actually run very well ... if the comp is using a docking port and external monitor (in this case a Dell U3011, 30-inch).

But when I run the laptop using the laptop screen (no port, no external monitor) it is laggy... it takes an appreciable time for Windows Explorer to come up when I got Win+E, and when it does I actually see the screen components being painted; various other hotkeys are slow too (seconds to display the window).

I assumed this might have something to do with the resolution settings... but nothing changes it.

My graphics card is an NVidia Quadro K2100M...

Any ideas?

Answer:lag when using laptop screen / good perf when using external monitor

Hi, and welcome to tenforums!

Do you have any other peripherals attached to docking port? USB drives or network connection?

I would check two things at first: remove any links to files or folders in Quick Access in Explorer window, that can be removed or dead, secondly check shell extensions.
You can try shell extension viewer and remove them one by one. There are some threads on this forum already. Nvidia shell extension is known to cause some problems.

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hi, i have jut installed windows 7 ultimate n 32bit, the problem i have is that i cant get my laptop to display on an external monitor - i need to do this as the screen on my laptop is damaged beyond repair - the startup process does, but after i get 'no signal'

now, when i re-installed xp a week ago, i had the same problem but managed to solve it by pressing F8 and choosing enable vga mode before xp loaded.
i tried to do the same with wndows 7 by choosing the low resolution option, however this doesnt work, i get the initial 'windows is starting' screen then 'no signal'

ive also tried pressing Fn + F5 once windows has loaded.

the laptop is an acer travelmate 4233, any help will be appreciated

Answer:laptop screen broken, external monitor 'no signal'

Kinda begs the question on why you would want to upgrade a broken laptop...does the screen stay black? Does the welcome music play? Asking because Windows might be hanging up during boot....

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Dear all,

I have a Dell Precision laptop (M4800) with 16 GB RAM and a big SSD.

I have been struggling for ages with this bleeping w10 and have got to a stage where it does actually run very well ... if the comp is using a docking port and external monitor (in this case a Dell U3011, 30-inch).

But when I run the laptop using the laptop screen (no port, no external monitor) it is laggy... it takes an appreciable time for Windows Explorer to come up when I got Win+E, and when it does I actually see the screen components being painted; various other hotkeys are slow too (seconds to display the window).

I assumed this might have something to do with the resolution settings... but nothing changes it.

My graphics card is an NVidia Quadro K2100M...

Any ideas?

Answer:lag when using laptop screen / good perf when using external monitor

Hi, and welcome to tenforums!

Do you have any other peripherals attached to docking port? USB drives or network connection?

I would check two things at first: remove any links to files or folders in Quick Access in Explorer window, that can be removed or dead, secondly check shell extensions.
You can try shell extension viewer and remove them one by one. There are some threads on this forum already. Nvidia shell extension is known to cause some problems.

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The screen on my hp laptop suddenly went dead

the laptop works with an external monitor

Any suggestions as to how I can find out what's wrong or how I can fix it

hitting function key (which is supposed to switch from external monitor to laptop screen doesn't solve the problem
 

Answer:hp laptop screen dead, works w external monitor

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My laptop screen went black otherwise the laptop seems to be working. My friend said I could connect an external monitor and hit fn key and f4 key and It would connect to external monitor. I made the connection and hit both keys but to no avail.. Monitor states no signal..

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I hooked up my broken screen toshiba XP laptop to a external monitor with a VGA. I removed the laptop screen driver, and installed the new monitors drivers and was able to change the resloution to reasonable size. It worked great, for a day. Now the screen only shows the windows start up logo and then turns black. I know the computer is still running because i can still log into my accont when I guess the right buttons. HOW CAN I MAKE THIS WORK? thanks much.
 

Answer:Broken screen laptop hooked up to external monitor help

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Ok - First off Im using a 32" Dynex TV as a monitor, hooked in through a VGA port on the TV. When I start my computer the screen jumps around and it says 'detecting signal', settles on 640x480 during boot When windows 7 starts to open it jumps again for a moment and goes to 1366x768 (the right setting for it) I was playing Metro 2033 and its too slow in 1366 so I reduced it to 1024x768 which apparently the TV cant do, it just went black, so it reset to 1366. I was trying various resolutions, some were too wide too skinny etc and accidentally clicked on 1024 again, screen went black and this time didnt revert. I restarted my computer and now after the 640 phase in boot it doesnt go to 1366 like it should but at the opening to windows 7 where you put in your password it switches to 1024, after it jumps to adjust a few times it goes black like in the game.. it tells me detecting signal (normal) then no signal detected (which is what it tells me if I have it on say component 1 with my xbox 360 turned off, or video 1 with my dvd player off, or even VGA with the computer off for that matter)

What Ive tried:
I tried turning the monitor off and on to see if I could adjust the settings back while it was adjusting before going black, but it just stays black...

I started up in safe mode, which was 800x600 and it was ugly but worked, I tried resetting the resolution but it only gave the base options (640, 800, 1024, 1280) and that was only for safe mode, it didnt hold when I ... Read more

Answer:monitor resolution issue - can I change my resolution from outside windows??

does the Nvidia card have any software which could manage screen resolutions? If so you can try that in safe mode....

Also, tap F8 on startup, but instead of safe mode chose "enable VGA mode" which should cause windows to boot normally, but in 800x600 (or something of the like, that just about all monitors and TV's support)

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Hi,
Just as the title says, I'm having a slight issue with my dual monitor setup. I regularly need to keep my computer on while not using it, so I usually turn both screens off when I do so.
My problem occurs when I return and turn both monitors on. When I turn on screen 2, nothing bad happens, and there is no change in the position of the windows I had open on both screens. However, when turning on screen 1, both screens refresh, and afterwards all windows that were open on screen 1 are now in the same positions on screen 2. I have had this problem since I installed the second screen about half a year ago.
I know this is a minor issue, but the number of times I've had to rearrange the screen is annoying. Is there any solution to this? Might it be something in the Win 10 display settings? Thanks in advance!
I have Win 10 Pro (10.0.10586 Build 10586)
Screen 1: Dell U2715H (miniDisplayPort) (2560x1440)
Screen 2: Dell U2713HM (Digital) (2560x1440)
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
I have the displays set as 'Extend these displays'.

Answer:Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on

I'm not sure I can help, I haven't had that problem. I run 3 monitors. I assume you have gone to display properties and arranged the monitors as they are physically located and set one of them as primary display. Make sure each monitor has 'Extend Display to this monitor'. You should do the same in the Nvidia Control Panel. That's really all I had to do with mine.

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