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Windows 10 no longer detects second monitor

I've been running Windows 10 on a Lenovo B590 for about a year, and have always used a second monitor without any problem... until now. [more inside]
posted by the return of the thin white sock on Dec 28, 2016 - 10 answers

Best capacitive touch monitor for Windows?

Almost two years ago today I posted a question about whether we could use OS X with a touch-screen, and mostly the response was no. Now I'm back asking which capacitive touch monitors would be best on Windows! We are resigned to setting up dual boot on this Mac Mini so we can finally get a better touchscreen. [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 14, 2016 - 2 answers

Dealing with shifting windows on a multi-monitor setup

I have two computer monitors: a 1920x1080 144hz one that I use as my primary monitor for gaming on and a 1680x1050 60hz one that I use as a secondary for browsing/chatting/miscellaneous things on. This nearly always works well, but I've been running into an issue where if I'm running something at fullscreen at a non-native resolution on my primary monitor it shifts everything offscreen on the other -- making chat windows or Netflix unusable. Is there an easy way to fix this on a software/system level? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Mar 23, 2016 - 5 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

Windows 8 Dual Monitors Question

Dual Monitors - One Touch Screen and One Nontouch...has anyone used this setup? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Jul 22, 2013 - 1 answer

Software to monitor network activity AND which program is active?

I am looking for some software (cheap, free) that will tell me which program is currently accessing the net AND how much traffic is being transferred. [more inside]
posted by gnossos on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors?

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 3, 2010 - 9 answers

It is so connected. It's *always* connected.

Can Windows be persuaded to ignore lies the BIOS tells it about what video monitors are connected? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Dual monitor weirdness?

Dual monitors with a DVI splitter in XP but they're acting screwy. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Windows 2000 max resolution issue

I'm working on a windows 2000 pro machine that is running at 800 x 600 resolution. The monitor supports 1024x768, but in display settings, the resolution slider is all the way. It seems that 800 x 600 is the max resolution. Is there any way I can increase this?
posted by kraigory on Aug 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Increased productivity or neck injury?

Dual monitor annoyance: How do I make sure that dialog boxes/windows open in the same monitor? [more inside]
posted by special-k on May 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Where to find updated info on (graphic design) hardware?

How should I keep up-to-date on hardware for graphic design? I'm not a graphic designer by trade, but I would like my personal (WinXP) computer to be suitable for hobby-work graphics. More details and criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Pixels not included.

I'm at my wits' end trying to find a suitable LCD monitor to use as a secondary screen for an oldish Toshiba laptop. [more inside]
posted by _dario on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

What is this strange box on my desktop?

What is this strange box that won't go away on my desktop? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Feb 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Problem with LCD monitors & native resolution

Problem finding lower resolution LCD monitor. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jan 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Device Manager in XP doesn't see LCD monitor

Help! I've just reinstalled Windows XP, and now my computer doesn't recognize that I have a monitor in the Device Manager, which means I can't install drivers, which means my screen in currently in 4-bit colour mode. Which is really not going to sit well with my family if I can't fix it. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Feb 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Why is my MSWord program seizing up with hot-pink static snow and how can I make it stop?

Help! What is making my MS Word program suddenly seize up and look like scrambled pink and blue static? [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Jun 25, 2006 - 9 answers

My eyes are tired!

I read a lot of text on screen (on a CRT) at work. Is there anything available to minimize eyestrain while doing it? (something like Tofu, but for Windows) Suggestions for settings are also welcome.
posted by northernsoul on May 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Monitor display's gone all wonky

My monitor started going light then dark, and now it's settled on a bit of both: in broad lines, according to whatever's darkest on that line, across any program showing. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Multiple Monitors, Remote Desktop

I use two monitors at work, and remote desktop in at home. Some applications, which persistently remember the window location will be hidden on startup because they're off the screen. Is there a utility out there to move all windows on the screen?
posted by anomie on Dec 14, 2005 - 13 answers


Adobe Gamma makes my laptop screen really dark. Um, should it do that? Is there something I should be using instead?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Oct 17, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I rotate my display back to normal?

Office emergency! Help me get this monitor out of portrait mode and back into its usual landscape display! [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 17, 2005 - 8 answers

End reboot anoyance!

Windows XP application monitor thingy needed. I am looking for some software that will offer to re-open all software that was open before the PC was restarted/crashed, upon rebooting windows. [more inside]
posted by asok on Aug 23, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I track a Window application's install process?

Anybody know of a good Windows utility for monitoring the activities of program installation software? Most importantly what gets written to disk (file writes and registry entries), but a log of the installation program's net activity would be a bonus. [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Jul 19, 2005 - 8 answers

quick dual-monitor enabling/disabling

I need a way to quickly enable/disable the Windows XP option of extending a desktop over two monitors [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jun 17, 2005 - 4 answers

Disk Space Checker

I am looking for a way to monitor the disk space remaining on several of our windows servers. [more inside]
posted by viama on Mar 9, 2005 - 10 answers

On my HP Pavilion mx703 that runs on Windows XP, the screen will get wavy black lines working their way up.

I have an HP Pavilion mx703 that runs on Windows XP. Lately, right in the middle of working on it, the screen will get these wavy black lines on it (can't really be more specific than that) that start at the bottom and work their way to the top. It's annoying as hell, and nothing gets rid of them except shutting down completely - rebooting doesn't help. A friend suggested "Degausse", but that doesn't work. I'm not as computer-savvy as other MeFites here - anyone know what to do? It's done it four or five times this evening alone, and I'm at my wits end. Please help!!
posted by ScarletSpectrum on Oct 12, 2004 - 5 answers

Is there a tiny app for Windows XP that will let me put my PC monitor on standby with just one click?

Is there a shortcut or a teeny tiny lil app for Windows XP, that will let me put my PC monitor on standby with just one click. I don't want to turn the power off, just put it on standby.
posted by riffola on Aug 8, 2004 - 17 answers

A "Task Manager" for Bandwidth (for Windows 2000)?

I'd like to know which applications on my computer are using how much of my internet connection's bandwidth. Something like Task Manager for bandwidth. Any recommendations for something free for Win2K that's easy to install, use, and uninstall? Or is there a built-in utility I'm missing?
posted by scarabic on Jun 10, 2004 - 9 answers

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