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Laptop Monitor Screen Connected To External Monitor Resolution Issue

Question: Laptop Monitor Screen Connected To External Monitor 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 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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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 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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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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Hi all,
I connected an external screen for testing a presentation (just a second monitor), and ticked presenter view, clicked extend desktop and then it correctly identified the monitors., but the resolution on the external was low. So I turned it up, and fiddled around a little, then suddenly my laptop screen went blank (probably after I clicked yes to something) amd only the external monitor now shows anything. In display settings it now suddenly has two of my external monitors, and not my laptop one listed...

Identifying them shows nothing on my laptop, and the screen being "1"

I really need it back to my laptop screen, as it's hard to do stuff when the laptop is 1m away from the screen! I'm writing this post like it...

So please help!

Edit: Oh and by the way, unplugging the screen gives No Signal, and nothing to the laptop

Edit 2: Somehow I made both monitors appear in the list again, but still only the external will display anything. If I choose my laptop screen and click extend to this, it asks me to keep changes, I say yes, then it greys out again
Thanks,
Nappymonster
 

Answer:Solved: Connected external monitor, then my laptop screen turned off,. now not seen

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I have a T410 running Windows 7 SP1, with an NVIDIA NVS 3100M display adapter. When I have my laptop connected to an external monitor (using both monitors) the laptop screen flickers. I have observed it when connected to two different monitors, one plugged directly into the VGA port on the laptop, the other being the monitor connected to my docking station when I have the laptop docked. It seems to only happen when I move the mouse, if I just let it sit it doesn't seem to happen. The external monitors do not flicker, only the laptop screen. The laptop screen does not flicker at all when the laptop is not connected to an external monitor. Any ideas?













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Answer:T410 laptop screen flickers when external monitor connected

I have almost the same problem but I do have two external screens and my laptope is connected to the docking station...and one screen blinks / flickers on and of..sometimes it is every 10 sec and somtimes less

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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 just purchased an HDMI female to micro-HDMI male connector and tried it out with my Yoga! Everything works flawessly I managed to play two 4k videos from youtube simultaniously on both screens and I had no problems with performance which surprised me. But, after all there is a little problem. My external monitor supports 1920x1080 resolution max and when I move some of my windows from the laptop to the external monitor some of them look really really really big, some of them actually get resized correctly but many dont. For example ini the screenshots you can see how big an icon looks on the external monitor, I cant even see my whole Task manager, the right-click menu on the desktop takes up 1/9 of the screen and more. Is there a way to fix this or I will be the retard at work who bought a laptop for 1700$ and nothing works at 100%? http://prikachi.com/images/63/8235063I.jpghttp://prikachi.com/images/85/8235085Y.jpghttp://prikachi.com/images/87/8235087a.jpghttp://prikachi.com/images/92/8235092d.jpghttp://prikachi.com/images/99/8235099U.jpg

Answer:Yoga 3 pro HDMI connected, Problem with external monitor resolution

I am not an expert at this but I think 2 monitors work best when the resolutions are same.
Have you set the Y3P at 1440p and the external at 1080p?

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I wanted to use a BENQ 2010 WAP Monitor with my Satellite P300 Notebook os is Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

When I connect it, the display resolution changes to an unusable one.
I installed the latest ATI drivers which I downloaded from the Toshiba site. The monitor's max resolution is 1680 x 1050. This resolution does not exist anymore after connecting up the monitor.

Also, I cannot set the correct resolution for the LCD display of the notebook anymore.

How do I set up the display, so that the monitor displays a clone of the Notebook LCD and find the right resolution?

Answer:Satellite P300 - wrong display resolution if external monitor is connected

Hello

I never heard about such an issue.
What is the native screen resolution of your internal monitor and what resolution is set if you connect an external monitor?

Maybe you should try to update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website.

If the external monitor is connected can you see a picture and what is the screen resolution of this monitor?

Greets

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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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Hi, I connect an HP v220 monitor to a Dell Latitude D620 laptop running Windows XP Professional SP2.

When I first connected the two devices together they set up automatically and I had correct resolution on the new monitor. Now approximately 6 months later the monitor has reverted to a maximum 1024x768 resolution and I am unable to adjust to the preferred 1680x1050.

I have updated the laptop video driver and have installed the HP monitor driver and still no luck.

Anyone have any other ideas? Many thanks.
 

Answer:Can't fix resolution on HP monitor connected to laptop

After uninstalling the monitor and all drivers associated with it I also upgraded the Bios driver. I now have access to higher resolution options. However I can't use the preferred ratio of 1680 x 1050. The closest I can get is 1280 X 768 which looks better than 1600 x 1200.

Anyone know how I can get the 1680 x 1050 option to come up?
 

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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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I have a Dell Inspiron 5558, that comes with a GeForce 920m graphic card. The graphic card's specifications say that it can go with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160.
Until a couple of days ago, I was using a 23'' monitor connected through HDMI, using a 1920x1080 resolution. Today I bought a 27'' monitor, and I was hoping I could set a higher resolution, but I can't.
Maybe I'm a bit confused of how the resolution thing works.The problem is that, after moving from a 23'' screen to a 27'' screen I was hoping to have more desktop space, but instead I have just everything larger, I mean, there isn't additional desktop space, just the same as before, but larger (as if it were zoomed in).
Both monitors are 1920 full hd.I'm a bit confused, I don't know if I should be able to set a higher resolution or not, giving that the monitor is 1920. But if that's the case, what would be the point of a 32'' monitor if it only goes up to 1920? Everything would be just bigger, larger, as zoomed in.
I was hoping to have more desktop space with this new monitor, considering that I have the GeForce 920M that goes up to a larger resolution.
Is that possible?

Answer:Is it possible to set a resolution higher than 1920 for an external monitor connected to my Inspiron 5558 with a GeForce 920m?

The system is new enough that it may well support HDMI above FHD -- but check your monitor manual.  Many monitors are limited to 1920X1080 over HDMI (higher resolution requires a different input -- displayport -- which your system doesn't have).

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Hi, my problem is that my laptop screen is broken and when i switch the display to monitor only it's set to a resolution that is outside this monitor's capability of displaying so all i get is a black screen informing me it's unable to display this resolution. I'm currently using the display duplicated which makes the proportions all wrong as my laptop is widescreen and my monitor is not.

Is there any way to change the resolution on the monitor without it being selcted as my main monitor?

Answer:Changing resolution on a monitor connected to a laptop

Have you tried to get in through safe mode? safe mode will scale down to a safe resolution to use. then you can set the default size back down. Safe Mode

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I want to purchase a high resolution monitor that will be connected to Dell Precision M6800 with NVidia video card,4mb.  Currently running 1920x1080 on a 27 inch monitor and not happy with picture. Main use is for 2d AutoCAD. What would happen with a 2560x1440 monitor is connected?...4K? 

Answer:High Resolution Monitor Connected to M6800 Laptop

1920x1080 on a 27-inch display is below the norm; typically that resolution is only used up to 24 inches and most 27-inch displays use 2560x1440, so no wonder you?re not happy. In terms of replacements, as long as you connect it via DisplayPort, you should be able to run up to 4K. But FYI your graphics card is 4GB, not 4MB. ;)

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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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I'm currently running lenovo y560 0640, and I'm connecting to a rather old model of AKAI HDtv. It does not support above 720p and whenever I switch my settings to TV only it automatically sets the TV setting as 1366x768 or some other resolution that my TV is unable to display and shows the error Not support.
I tried using the duplicate display option which works as I switch my display on both the laptop and the TV to 1280x720. But I am currently trying to run it on TV only so I can try playing a few games on my TV. I have AMD Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series display driver.
But using the duplicate method I am still able to play a few games
but my main concern there is whether or not it will over work the graphics card displaying the game on two separate displaying devices. And also if there is a way I can set the resolution of the TV before having to actually switch to it.

If anyone can help it will be very helpful.

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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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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 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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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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My laptops screen resolution is 1366 x 768 and I plugged in a external monitor via hdmi and it's recommended resolution is 1920 x 1080. Everything on my monitor is too big for the screen and the taskbar is cut off along the bottom and when I go to full screen, stuff across the top is cut off.

Answer:External monitor connected to laptop

Hi DaaamRon,

First, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .

Second, a silly question. Have you gone into "Screen Resolution" to adjust the added screen? If not please give that a try.

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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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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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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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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 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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Hey guys,I've been a lurker on here for awhile now and finally decided to post. I have had my HP Pavilion laptop (Windows 7) for 3-4 years now and just recently decided to hook it up to an external monitor to help with home productivity (it's only a 13'' laptop so it was about time). I took my old desktop Dell monitor and plugged it to the laptop via the monitor's VGA cable. However, recently the external monitor (which I have designated as my main display) started flickering for no particular reason. I updated my driver and then googled this issue online. The only real answer I have found is a "grounding" issue that does not pertain to me since my laptop continues to flicker even when it is not plugged in to battery power.So, I went out to Best Buy and bought a new VGA cable thinking that perhaps the cable was old and needed to be replaced. Although the new cable initially seemed to fix the issue, the external monitor still flickers at times, sometimes every few minutes and at other times several times per minute.Now, I just purchased a new 23" HP external monitor and although the flickering is less frequent, it still continues. I tried using a power surge and separating the power outlets for each plug (i.e., the plug's of my laptop and the external monitor) but that didn't seem to do the trick. I also tried using an HDMI cable but to no avail. Also looked at the refresh rate and I can't go below 60 HZ for the external monitor, so I seem to be fine there. Both the laptop and... Read more

Answer:External Monitor Flickering When Connected to HP Laptop

What does no avail on the hdmi mean? It did not work or it still flickers? Do you have the laptop set to only put out to the external monitor or is the built-in display also being driven by the video card? In other words, how exactly do you have the display set up? I think you are saying you have both screen displaying an image? Are you extending to the external monitor or mirroring the built-in screen? I know the external is the primary monitor but how are you using the built-in display? I would think you would have the best luck setting it to display only to the external. The other constant in the equation is the electrical system. Have the monitors always been plugged into the same outlet? Monitors can be very sensitive to electrical anomalies. I see you use a "surge" (supressor) but the inexpensive ones do not really smooth out power; you have to use a ups/battery backup for that. Is the wall power outlet a 2-prong or a three prong? Have you tried moving the whole setup to another room or another location? Does the built-in screen ever flicker?

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I have an external 4k UHD monitor connected to my HP 8470p laptop. (I project content only on external monitor and my laptop screen is off)

The settings on Windows 7 have been configured to turn off the display after 1min (my laptop is still on and never shut off or put to sleep).

After a min of leaving the system idle, my monitor screen turns off and immediately within a few seconds turns on, a blank screen appears and displays my input source (in my case would blink "Display Port" a couple of times). Then a few seconds later turns off. This keeps looping forever and my monitor never sleeps.

Can anyone please help me resolve this?

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To anyone, I have a new Thinkpad Pro Dock and a T440S. Connected an external Viewsonic monitor with a DVI cable to to dockstation. When I close the lid to the laptop the external monitor would only give me the resolution 640x480, on the forum I found that there was a firmware. I upgraded the firmware. Shutdown the laptop unplug the AC adapter and plugged everything back in. Now when I boot up the external monitor says out of range and black and the laptop screen is black and can't see anything.  If I unplug the laptop from the dock the laptop monitor screen comes back. How do I fix this problem. I only have a DVI cable. I have Windows 7 64bit Pro. The firmware was gid638ww.exe













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Answer:Thinkpad Pro Docking station connected to external monitor out of Range on monitor

Hi Ipodtrip,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Check uninstalling the graphic driver from the system, and use thinkvantage system update utility to update the drivers. Because this utility will search for exact drivers for your system.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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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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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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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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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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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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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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Only change was to plug in monitor - it did ask if I wanted laptop screen to mirror monitor - said no - when I disconnected I just unscrewed connector and on repower got onscreen response. Can see screen only with flashlight shined at oblique angle

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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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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 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 am new to this forum and I am having some trouble with my laptop. My laptop screen was cracked, and my future brother in law removed the screen completely, and then connected an external monitor. Everything was working fine until he performed a full system restore because of a corrupted file. Now the screen goes black on start up. In safe mode a pop up states that the installation cannot be completed in safe mode and automatically restarts, putting me back at square one. Is this issue fixable or should I just throw it away?

I have an acer laptop/now desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium if it helps.
 

Answer:External monitor connected to laptop goes black after system restore

I don't have much time but this will help others. When does the display go black? After the standard BIOS post information when it goes to Windows? When do you get the error message?

I assume this may be a refresh rate problem but there's not enough info to go on.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM Laptop and I have an issue that is probably not huge, but it is very annoying. I connect my laptop to an external monitor, pretty much all of the time. I use this monitor (a Dell E177fp) as my main display in an extended desktop form. I like using the external monitor as my main display, and it is very convenient to have two monitors, but unfortunately this same issue persists, and has been this way ever since I bought my computer: whenever I have my laptop plugged into the monitor and I reboot, my computer boots up, showing the Compaq BIOS screen on both screens as well as the starting windows screen on both screens. However, once it boots up to the Welcome screen, it shows the logon on my Main display, but then the monitor is disconnected. I then have to login, wait for Windows to load all its stuff up, then press the Windows key + P until it shows the "Extend" option. Then I have to go into the Screen Resolution settings and reset the external monitor as my main display. Now it's not like this is a huge problem, it's just that I have to do this EVERY time I reboot. So my question is, is there any way to make Windows 7 remember that the external monitor is the main display? It's just inconvenient to have to deal with this upon every reboot. Thanks in advance.

Answer:External monitor connected to laptop; connection upon reboot problems

Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

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Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014 running Windows 8.1 Pro Touch screen works fine when computer booted stand alone.  However, if booted with external monitors attached then touch screen doesn't work (display but no touch support).  At first I thought this might have been because I had a DisplayLink external USB monitor adapter attached but scenario remains the same even with the DisplayLink USB adapter disconnected and software uninstalled. Currently if I boot with a 1920x1080 DVI monitor plugged in to HDMI port and 1920x1080 DVI monitor plugged in to mini DisplayPort port I have full multi-monitor support for 3 displays but no touch support on the laptop built in display. If I boot without the external monitors attached and then attach them while the system is running I now have full multi-monitor support for 3 displays and touch support continues to function on the laptop primary display.  If I restart then everything continues to work including touch support. However, if I shutdown (rather than restart), and boot with the monitors attached then I lose touch support again. Anyone with similar experience ???

Answer:No Touch Support on Laptop Display When External Monitor Connected

Can anyone confirm either that they have the same problem? Or that they have a similar configuration and cold start doesn't have any problems with the touch screen when external monitors are attached?

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Hi,Maybe somebody can help me with this. Today when I turned on my T400 the LDC screen went black after starting windows. I can see the booting messages but when starts loading windows 7 (displays the windows logo) the LDC screen in the laptop goes black. If I connect a external monitor directly to the laptop, LDC starts displaying.Even if the monitor the monitor does not have any display the LDC is working.If I change the settings to display in boths. Both screens work. I made all possible combinations and everytime if I disconnecte the external monitor the screen goes black.I used a dock station and it does not work. LDC and monitor (connected to dock station) were black. If I connect the monitor directly to the laptop the dock station and the LDC worked fine. So display in dock station and LDC only work is an external monitor is directly connected to the laptop. Any idea why this is happening or have a similar problem?Thank you,Rob 

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Here's a weird one... With no external screen connected to my T410 I can watch the BBC iPlayer without the screen 'sleeping' after 5 minutes, which is perfect..... as I don't want the screen dimming and then going into power save mode while watching anything.However when I connect an external monitor, in Extended desktop mode, whenever I watch the iPlayer the screens shut down after 5 minutes. Im sure there's a setting but just cannot find it. Any help appreciated 





_____________________________________________________________________________________________________T410(2537) -- i7 620M - Intel HD GPU (1440 x 900) - 8GB RAM - 128GB Crucial M4 SSD - 250GB Hitachi HDD - Windows 7 & 8 Pro

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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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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,

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 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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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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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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I have a new X220 running Win 7 Pro. I have it connected to an HP 2509m external monitor using a Display Port to HDMI cable. Every time I connect the laptop to the external monitor, the laptop's volume control shows up on screen every time there's a sound (double clicking on a folder, email notification, etc). If I then restart the laptop while keeping it connected to the external monitor, the problem goes away.  That is, until the next time I disconnect from the external monitor and later plug it back in, when the cycle repeats. The pic below shows the volume control popping up after clicking on a folder.  FYI this monitor was previously used with a Dell laptop without any issues. Any suggestions?  













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Answer:X220 Volume Control Pops Up On Screen With Every Sound When Connected To An External Monitor

Still hoping to find a solution for this - any help would really be appreciated.

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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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Does anyone who has upgraded to Windows 10 use the configuration above?  If so, how is it working?   In earlier post, I noted the glitches experienced with this configuration with my present Windows 8.1 OS.   Would appreciate input from a user with above configuration before I upgrade to Windows 10  --  thanks!  

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Hi everyone.
I have an Alienware 15 R2 (i7 4720HQ, 970M, 16GB, FHD) running windows 10.
I have set it up in desktop mode by connecting it to ASUS MG28UQ 4K monitor, mouse and keyboard. The monitor is connected through the laptop's mini dp port.
The problem is that when I boot up the laptop with the monitor connected, the laptop's internal sound card (SoundBlaster Redcon 3di) does not function, and is not available in the audio playback devices menu. The intel display audio works, though.
But when i shut down the laptop, disconnect the monitor, and then boot it back up, the sound card is detected and functional, and stays funtional even after i connect the monitor to laptop after it has booted. It keeps working until i reboot, after rebooting the same thing happens.
Any ideas what might be going wrong?

Things i tried:
reinstalled sound card driver
windows troubleshoot

Thanks in advance  

Answer:Sound Card not detected when laptop boots up with external monitor (mini dp) connected - Alienware 15 R2 (4720HQ)

First, make sure that the display audio device is not 'disabled' in Device Manager. When connected through HDMI this should be enabled. If it is disabled, try enabling it and see if that resolves the problem.

Second, I would suggest downloading the latest graphics drivers from Intel. This should also update the HDMI audio drivers, and may fix the problem. You may also need 4th Generation or later CPU graphics drivers. You may want to download Intel's driver updater, to automatically search for drivers.

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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 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 have a monitor connected to my x230T to do an extended desktop.  When I tap on my laptop screen it does not "click" on that spot, it clicks on a spot on the monitor.  As an example, if I tap the start button on my laptop screen, the start menu does not open up - instead the bottom left portion of the monitor is clicked on.   I want the touch to remain on my laptop screen.  How do I fix this?













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Answer:Touching laptop screen touches the connected monitor. I don't want that

Did you setup the configuration under Systemmanagement->Tablet-PC-configuration? There one can choose which display is the pen and touch display.

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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, (I use Windows 7 and Window+P doesn't work)

Sillilly, as I often do things, I have bought a Dell U2410 monitor to rig up with my HP laptop to use as an Extended Monitor. I hooked them up and no problems ensued. The default 'Duplicate Screen' option came into play and I had the same screen showing on each monitor. So, I changed to 'Extension' setting and the Dell went blank.

This is where it gets silly. I (for some reason) clicked on 'Show Monitor 2 only' (The Dell monitor) and after that, both screens went black. I unplugged the HDMI lead connecting them, and the laptop screen came back as it would. Now however, every time that I plug the HDMI cable to connect the 2, both screens stay black.

My question is; can I change the default setting to 'Duplicate Screen' BEFORE plugging in the HDMI?

OR... Can I simply delete the Dell monitor (driver?) from my laptop so that it forgets my choice and resets to the default Duplicate Screens setting on it's own?

The problem is that when both screens are blacked out, that I cannot change anything as I can't see anything!!!

Thank you for your awesomeness and replies.

Kind regards,

Me!

P.S. Windows + P doesn't work. If I unplug the HDMI from the laptop, I can use Window+P. But it doesn't matter what mode I choose before reconnecting, both screens still go blank. If I try Window+P when they are connected, nothing happens.

Answer:Black Screen on Dell U2410Extended Monitor when connected to HP Laptop

194 views, and nothing!! For anybody who may come across the same problem, I figured it out. Plug in a VGA at the same time as the HDMI is connected and change the settings. Quite easy really. Though I did lose several hours before figuring that out... I hope I save you guys some time. Also, the screen didn't show up because the HDMI port on the laptop is faulty. Test that too if you are having problems. It can be repaired at any computer repair shop by re-soldering. Thanks forum for your immeasurable help!

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I have temporarily connected a 22 inch LCD tv monitor( until i get a new one) to pc via HDMI lead but i cannot get resolution set right.The recoommended native makes the taskbar disappear of screen and the desktop icons are barely visible on left side of screen.
I have tried various resolution settings but all are no good apart from one which makes the desktop look like like a laptop screen.

I have reset Windows 10 and updated Intel Graphic Card drivers to the latest but still resolution cannot be set correctly for monitor and used a VGA lead aswell.

Is it because you need a proper pc monitor to have correct resolution ?

Answer:Cannot get resolution right on tv monitor connected to pc

It could just be either that the TV isn't communicating the available resolutions back to the card or that the card just can't display a screen in the resolution that the TV has available to fill the screen.

Does the TV have an 'adaptive' resolution under settings? , mine does and adjusts itself to fit the signal being fed from the PC.

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I have temporarily connected a 22 inch LCD tv monitor( until i get a new one) to pc via HDMI lead but i cannot get resolution set right.The recoommended native makes the taskbar disappear of screen and the desktop icons are barely visible on left side of screen.
I have tried various resolution settings but all are no good apart from one which makes the desktop look like like a laptop screen.

I have reset Windows 10 and updated Intel Graphic Card drivers to the latest but still resolution cannot be set correctly for monitor and used a VGA lead aswell.

Is it because you need a proper pc monitor to have correct resolution ?

Answer:Cannot get resolution right on tv monitor connected to pc

It could just be either that the TV isn't communicating the available resolutions back to the card or that the card just can't display a screen in the resolution that the TV has available to fill the screen.

Does the TV have an 'adaptive' resolution under settings? , mine does and adjusts itself to fit the signal being fed from the PC.

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I have temporarily connected a 22 inch LCD tv monitor( until i get a new one) to pc via HDMI lead but i cannot get resolution set right.The recoommended native makes the taskbar disappear of screen and the desktop icons are barely visible on left side of screen.
I have tried various resolution settings but all are no good apart from one which makes the desktop look like like a laptop screen.

I have reset Windows 10 and updated Intel Graphic Card drivers to the latest but still resolution cannot be set correctly for monitor and used a VGA lead aswell.

Is it because you need a proper pc monitor to have correct resolution ?

Answer:Cannot get resolution right on tv monitor connected to pc

It could just be either that the TV isn't communicating the available resolutions back to the card or that the card just can't display a screen in the resolution that the TV has available to fill the screen.

Does the TV have an 'adaptive' resolution under settings? , mine does and adjusts itself to fit the signal being fed from the PC.

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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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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.

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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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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, 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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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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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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