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What is going on with my laptop screen?

In the past few days I've notice blue vertical lines on my monitor, only in white areas. What is going on? Is it a graphics card issue? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 11, 2014 - 10 answers

I need a new external monitor for my iMac

I had a new iMac and my older, external Apple display (10 years) recently died. The thunderbolt screens have terrible, terrible reviews. Any suggestions on a specific model for a 27 inch screen? I do video editing so it needs to be pretty decent. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Apr 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Monitor WTF

About six months ago we started having issues with our computer monitor. Upon booting our 2-ish-year-old Dell desktop, the monitor would blink on and off a couple of times, then work as normal. As time went on, the blinking went on longer and longer until it was doing it for close to a half-hour. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Apr 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Battlestation: Multiple desktops and monitors but 1 keyboard and 1 mouse

Hi, I have 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, and two desktop computers to use with a 3-monitor setup. I would like to know the best way to use a triple monitor setup where I can click a button and switch back and forth between desktop A and desktop B for the single keyboard/mouse and the monitors. Consolidating files onto one machine is not an option. Are there devices or hubs I could plug the keyboard/mouse/monitors and desktops into that can do this? Amazon links would be great.
posted by furious on Feb 5, 2014 - 14 answers

High-DPI Linux?

I have a Yoga 2 Pro, freshly purchased, with an insanely high resolution screen (3800 x 1800). I generally run Xubuntu in a VM alongside windows, but I'm struggling to make it truly workable. What is the state of the art in resolution independence when it comes to Linux? What window manager should I be looking at, are there guides and tweaks etc.? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Heavy Excel user ISO work-from-home setup

I'm looking for recommendations on a home-office setup that will eliminate the need for going into the office on weekends. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Oct 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Is a smart display a smart choice as an external monitor?

I currently have an Asus Netbook that serves as my primary computer (although I tend to travel with my iPad on short trips and leave the netbook at home). I'm a PhD student and know I'll need to upgrade within the next year before I start the heavy dissertation writing. However, right now I'm thinking of getting an external monitor to use at home for more screen real estate (useful for reading articles and taking notes). Should I get a smart display or a regular monitor? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Jun 15, 2013 - 4 answers

How to mount this monitor stand?

I want to mount a monitor stand on my desk, but there's a vertical lip that gets in the way of the clamp. What's the best way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Eye pain from long computer usage

An IT co-worker is having problems with eye pain. Specifically, they are experiencing light sensitive pain waking up in the morning and at night, so much so that driving in the dark can be dangerous. What can they do to improve this so they can get to work safely and work their desired hours? [more inside]
posted by diode on Feb 18, 2013 - 8 answers

What kind of computer or tv monitor is this?

I need to rephotograph some stuff off a computer monitor and I love the texture of the screens in this clip from Moneyball, especially in the extreme close ups and player head shots. The visible honeycomb of pixels is what I'm interested in. I've shot stuff off a Cinema Display (no visible pixels really) and broadcast monitor (visible but rectangular) before and it doesn't look like this. Any idea what kind of monitor or LCD looks like this?
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

What is causing this inexplicable video problem with my monitor?

What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Nov 10, 2012 - 17 answers

6 monitors 10 pc, how to hook it up

So this involves a whole bunch of computers (Linux, Windows (server), Windows (7) and Macs and 6 monitors a keyboard and a mouse. I am trying to find a way to dynamically assign a computer to one or more monitors, and change it around whenever needed. (So no monitor should be hardwired to a single machine) I am thinking of a super duper KVM switch but I havent been able to find one yet.
posted by digividal on Oct 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Grandma's right- something's wrong with her screen

Why are black bars moving from the top to bottom of my grandmother's computer screen and is it as dire as it looks? [more inside]
posted by costanza on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor?

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Best monitor for photography under Linux?

I am currently (still) using a CRT monitor and would like to move to an LCD panel. My primary usage is for photography and web browsing. I have spent the last three weeks or so researching monitors and have found out that (1) I will need to buy an IPS panel, (2) having looked at monitor sizes in the store I really would prefer a 27 or 30 inch monitor and (2) I have resigned myself to the fact that I should expect to pay at least $1,000 for a good monitor, possibly closer to $2,000. What monitor would you recommend? Is it really worth upgrading to a really high-end monitor ($2,000+)? More questions and details inside. [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Dec 31, 2011 - 18 answers

Need help diagnosing a monitor issue

I have a monitor problem. Or maybe a motherboard problem. Or maybe both. Or maybe neither. But there is a problem with my computer, and I need some help diagnosing it. [more inside]
posted by Shohn on Nov 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Specifying where new windows are to appear

Is there a way to specify exactly where, on my screen, each successive new window should appear? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Cheap TV to use as monitor?

Looking for a small (~15") TV to use as a monitor and for playing video games on. What are the options? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Square eyes from a rectangular monitor. Not ideal.

I have been completely outsmarted by my monitor (or perhaps Windows XP?). Please help! [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Aug 15, 2011 - 10 answers

over chair computer harness

I'd like to make an aluminum frame over my zero gravity chair to support my computer monitor and rig up something that would make the mouse easy to use in a reclining position. Can anyone tell me what the name of the aluminum frame joints are, and where would would I find the aluminum tubes and joints? [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on May 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Adjusting colour saturation in OS X

Adjusting display colour saturation in OS X [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on May 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Which monitor should I get?

Confused about which computer monitor to buy! There are so many and so many different kinds now. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Apr 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me screen my next monitor

I am going to buy a new computer soon. As a migraineur, I’m concerned about the kind of display I get. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

I am looking for Portrait Mode LCD Monitors but having no luck finding many on the web.

I am looking for Portrait Mode LCD Monitors but having no luck finding many on the web. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Using a laptop screen as a display for a different laptop.

My laptop has a broken screen. Before I send it off for repair, I need to back it up, but I can't do that without a screen. I don't have access to a monitor to plug it into, but I do have two other working laptops available. Can I somehow hook them up so I can use one of the working screens with the broken laptop? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Is my Mac's video card about to die?

Text on my Mac pro's monitor is behaving oddly, with intermittent horizontal bars of static across the lines of text. I think it might be the video card. Is it about to die? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI?

Should I go for DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI for connecting my new monitor to my computer? [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Dec 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Buying a flat-screen computer monitor

Help me buy a flat-screen monitor for my husband as a Christmas gift, please? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Dec 10, 2010 - 14 answers

A blue monitor, but not the blue screen of death

Why did my monitor turn blue? ... and now today, I cant seem to get it to work. (I'm sooo clueless.) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Nov 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Scary pixelated laptop display..what should I do next?

I have a Mac Book Pro 17inch..I have had it for about 2.5 years. The logic board had to be replaced around 3 months ago. Fortunately, apple fixed it gratis, since this model had "known issues" and it was handled under warranty even though it was out of warranty. It has worked fine since then, no problems whatsoever, until this morning when I tried to wake the computer --the screen was crazy looking and the cursor was frozen. Super horrifying since I haven't backed up in 3 weeks (I am a typical 60 year old user). I restarted and everything seemed ok except when I went to blogger (as a typical 60 year old, I maintain a blog)...there was an error message that cookies were disabled. HMMM. I got to the blog by googling myself and things seemed ok. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 21, 2010 - 9 answers

monitor color adjustment

i want to adjust the color of my monitor dvds people appear blueish and navigateing the monitor is apain in the butt i would prefer a convinent program to manage colors any suggestions ?
posted by quseio on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

42" TV as monitor: good idea?

I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Computer screen blinking on and off

My secondary PC screen is blinking on and off when certain events occur. [more inside]
posted by Harald74 on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get my Thinkpad to respect my monitor, or vice-versa

Thinkpad, external monitor, internal brain: which of these three is broken? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Jun 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Digital photo/video set-up

I do a fair amount of photo/video editing and would like to step things up with some new equipment. I'm going to replace my overheating, broken screen hinge laptop with a desktop and monitor, but I know nothing about gigs and ram and video cards. Any other suggestions regarding photo storage, organization, and editing software are welcome. [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Mar 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Dual monitors on PC AND mirrored main input to LCD TV

How do I connect my LCD TV (VGA input preferably but it also has an HDMI free) to my desktop computer, which has 2 monitors already hooked up to the 2 DVI-out ports on the graphics card? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Feb 17, 2010 - 8 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Big monitor, big monitor, talk about eyestrain, my girl's got 'er

We're a Mac office, and we rotate the computers around when we get new ones. So imagine my delight when I got my weird 15" G4 monitor magically replaced with my boss' 24" iMac! w00t!... except that the giant size really spaces me out. Help! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Select a TV for our conference room

Help me select a TV (to be used as a computer monitor) for our conference room. We've got a small conference room at the office. I'm considering buying a used LCD (or plasma?) TV to use as a computer monitor for meetings. I need a little guidance in choosing the right specs. [more inside]
posted by namith on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Mac and eystrain

I've been wanting to switch to a Mac for around a year, but my vision isn't perfect and Macs seem to be designed for designers with 20/20 vision. [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Sep 4, 2009 - 27 answers

Ship or sell my computer from Japan?

Is it worth it to ship 2-3 year-old computer components from Japan? [more inside]
posted by greasepig on Aug 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Is my monitor dying or is it something else?

Is my monitor dying or is it something else? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jul 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me with new screen resolution!

I need to change the screen resolution to 1280x1024 for a new app on my work pc, but my eyes much prefer the lower resolution (1024x768). There are other problems, too! [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Turn a $300 PC into a $1000 tablet?

Is it possible to turn my tablet PC into a secondary monitor and still retain its tablet-y properties? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on May 26, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I plug an Xbox 360 into a computer setup?

Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I stop my monitor from shaking?

Help, my CRT keeps shaking and its driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Feb 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Downsides to using an HTDV as a computer monitor?

I'm thinking about getting an HDTV to use as a monitor for my computer, because the versatility and cost/size ratio seem much better. What are the disadvantages? [more inside]
posted by ambulatorybird on Dec 28, 2008 - 18 answers

So tired of standing on my head...

I somehow hit a combination of keys on my keyboard that turned the display on my keyboard completely upside down. Restarting didn't fix it. Help! [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Cheap computer to run Spore?

What's the cheapest reliable computer I can buy that will play Spore? Challenge: I want to use my 32" HDTV (with VGA) as a monitor. [more inside]
posted by raygan on Sep 16, 2008 - 22 answers

Why won't my computer talk to my monitor?

My monitor stopped talking to my PC. Strangely, the monitor shows the Windows startup screen before going dark. It does this every time I boot up. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jun 17, 2008 - 12 answers

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