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Reasonable Repair Estimate for MacBook Air Display Problem?

Help me figure out if my Mac repair place is on the level. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Sep 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Displaying sentimental water?

I have roughly 150ml of water, a little bit of sand, and three small rocks from a recent international trip. Crafty Mefites, do you have any suggestions for how to make this into something neat that I can hang on a wall? It doesn't matter to me if the rocks and sand stay in the same place. My first thought was something like an Ecosphere that I can fill myself but I'm not sure if that would work out long term.
posted by fireoyster on Aug 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Display issues on my laptop

My new laptop works perfectly except for the screen. At boot, the contrast is almost grey. On certain colors/wavelengths(?), there seem to be tiny pixels gyrating, almost like snow on old-fashioned TVs, but much smaller. It's nonetheless distracting. What settings do I change? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Aug 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Looking for a desktop program or widget that displays interesting photos

Anyone know of a Windows 7 compatible program or widget that automatically downloads and displays pictures pulled from the Internet on the desktop? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Projecting an image onto the ceiling?

I'm interested in projecting a device's output (HDMI, Thunderbolt, whatever) onto the ceiling for truly lazy reading or movie watching while in bed. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jul 2, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I display 75 business cards in a creative way?

My a cappella group is having a 20th anniversary bash in August, and I'd like to do something fun to display the set lists that I have collected over the last decade or so. I use the backs of our business cards to write our set lists in different colored pen, including the note to blow before each song, who will be introducing what, and other cryptic scrawls. I have amassed about 75 of these cards, and the group would like to display them as a piece of memorabilia of sorts. I have considered a business card collage, which could be interesting, but I'd like some more ideas. Please help me be crafty!
posted by blurker on Jun 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Can my 27" Cinema Display fly?

I have one of the 27" Apple displays. I am flying from Seattle to Hawaii next week, and need to take the display along for work purposes. I have the original box, and the airline is fine with me checking this kind of 'luggage'. But I have a few concerns... [more inside]
posted by roygbv on May 22, 2014 - 10 answers

Are there projectors that will display content delivered over a network?

I'm looking for a projector that would ideally connect to a wifi network and magically let random people show their screens remotely on it. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 9, 2014 - 10 answers

E-ink tablet wirelessly mirrors laptop?

My computer is inside my apartment; my e-ink tablet is in the backyard; both are on the same wireless network. The tablet both (1) mirrors everything on the computer and (2) serves as a wireless keyboard and mouse, sending my touch commands to the computer. How close to this setup am I able to come right now? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Seeking custom 2-button remote to navigate itunes forward/backward.

For use with a Mac Mini. Wireless preferable but not essential. [more inside]
posted by ducky l'orange on Feb 24, 2014 - 5 answers

LED pattern light display

What are those things called / what should I search for to purchase one? [more inside]
posted by lulz on Jan 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Videos for the office TV?

My office has had a giant TV sitting unused for ages. Today, we got a Chromecast to plug into it to get some use out of it. What would be some things we could play that would be nice background video? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 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

Help me keep our Apple Cinema displays out of the landfill.

We have five aluminum 30" Apple Cinema displays at the office. They are slowly going dim. I don't want to trash them. How can they be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Nov 24, 2013 - 12 answers

What 3 monitors for the Ergotron LX Triple Display Lift Stand?

After reading previous AskMe threads suggesting that three monitors is best to avoid the neck strain from constantly looking left or right with two, I want to get a Ergotron LX Triple Display Stand and three monitors to go with it. The problem is it's hard to find monitors these days that will fit into the LX Triple Display's dimensional specifications. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me fix an intermittent monitor fault

My husband and I bought two monitors a little over 12 months ago. They worked just fine for 6 months when his developed an intermittent fault. Essentially, the screen abruptly goes static-y and weird, and horrible noise comes out the speakers - I guess it should be described as interference. None of the controls work and it has to be powered down and back on again. Two months after his started going wrong, mine did too - exactly the same way. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Interesting ways to display my eyeglasses?

I've been wearing glasses nearly my entire life, and own many pairs of prescription glasses. Since I wear glasses every day and have been doing so for so long, my various frames are as much fashion accessories as vision correction. But they pretty much just sit in hard-shell cases in my drawer, and I've been thinking that I'd like to have them displayed on my dresser in a way that lets me see all of them at once, like a jewelry display. Can you recommend a creative way to display my prescription glasses (currently 8 pairs in frequent rotation) on my dresser top? DIY and store-bought options both welcome. Complication: glasses are front-heavy, because I am extremely visually impaired, and will topple over if left open and set down themselves on a flat surface.
posted by juniperesque on Aug 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Firefox zooms in by default. How can I fix this?

Everything in firefox is zoomed in twice by default. Icons in the bookmarks bar are larger than they should be and pixellated. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

7-Screen 'Giant Dashboard' Wanted for Office: How?

My office really wants to have tons of large displays up showing realtime statistics and metrics. Thanks to America, flat-screen TVs are cheap. And I've already written all of the visualizations. What computer should run these things? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 13, 2013 - 19 answers

What's a great monitor that's comparable to the Apple Cinema Display?

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro. I need to scale up to a large external monitor but both the new 27" Apple Cinema Display ($999) and the old 30" one (available on CL) are a bit on the expensive side. Are there comparable quality ones I can get for cheaper? Would love to hear about ones you've tried.
posted by special-k on Jun 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Are laptop screen parts autodetected by the system?

Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

I want to mount items for display and also rearrange the elements later.

This a framing/curation/decoration AskMe. I have an adorable set of (very lightweight) wooden french curves that I would like to mount in a display, but not permanently. [more inside]
posted by Glomar response on May 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Remote Desktop Connection woes

My work computer is a laptop running Windows 7. I am working far from my office this week (as I often do) and I connect to my work server through Remote Desktop Connection. Typically this is pretty much problem-free, but for the last two or three days, when I log in to the server, I am seeing the server's desktop not as a full screen, but in a window about 10" wide on my 17.3" laptop screen. As well, while the laptop's screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, the window looks to be 4:3. Attempting to resize the window through the Maximize/Restore Down icon avails me naught: I can mouse over the edges of the window and drag it to a new size, but it maxes out at the size that I mention, which covers maybe 60% of the screen's real estate. Numerous reboots and resets have not rectified it and I am at a loss as to how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Apr 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Thin screen or tablet for poster presentations

My graduate research has recently headed in a video-heavy direction, which makes the ol' poster presentation format somewhat challenging. I'd like to have a thin screen or tablet to hold — or better yet, mount — where I can easily play a number of videos. What's my best option? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 23, 2013 - 5 answers

How to display a beautiful, sentimentally-valued coin?

Among other things my mother has passed on to me a Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin. How shall I display it securely? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Mar 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Macbook Pro will not connect to Thunderbolt display

MPB late 2011, Thunderbolt native running 10.8.2 will not light up Thunderbolt display I bought today at the Apple Store. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

not the brightest bulb in the monitor

My iMac is doing something weird with brightness. It's not showing up at full brightness except every once in a while for a second after the display has slept. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Sep 22, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I display the image from my telescope on my computer screen?

I'd like suggestions/recommendations on a solution that will let me display the image from my telescope onto a computer screen. [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Aug 27, 2012 - 6 answers

New netbook's display gives me headaches

My netbook is giving me headaches and sometimes migraines. Help me adjust my display? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 5, 2012 - 9 answers

GLONASS Satellite Stats on iOS Devices

Is there an iOS app that shows the received signal strengths of GLONASS satellites? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Jul 16, 2012 - 5 answers

How to calibrate monitor without installing software?

Monitor Lizards Wizards: Is is possible to calibrate a monitor without installing software? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jun 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Time/temp/solar: What is solar?

Time/temp/solar display: what is the solar telling me? [more inside]
posted by hishtafel on May 18, 2012 - 3 answers

What is the cheapest, most effective way to get a programmable display for 160 characters, visible at 100ft?

What is the cheapest, most effective way to get a programmable display for 160 characters, visible at 100ft? [more inside]
posted by wooh on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How do mobile devs discover screen sizes and specifications?

How do mobile developers detect screen sizes, types and other information about the display of various phones in the wild? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Apr 17, 2012 - 3 answers

How to fix grainy display in Windows 7?

Suddenly text and logos look very grainy on my Windows 7 computer. [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Apr 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Wacky display on Mac. Halp?

When I log into my MacBook Pro, the graphics contrast suddenly increases — by a whole lot. What the heck is going on? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Displaying a Cinemagraph

What is the minimum hardware needed to display a cinemagraph? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

How Can I Make Windows Fonts Look Better?

How can I make font display in Windows look better? I recently had to set up a Windows 7 (64-bit) machine. I haven't used Windows for several years. The quality of the font display doesn't seem to have improved. Fonts look ragged to me. Big headline fonts at news sites are pretty awful, like they were slapped on by a sloppy painter. How can I make this better? Any tricks or products that address this? I've used Cleartype but, frankly, I not sure I noticed anything change.
posted by justcorbly on Dec 24, 2011 - 33 answers

How can I turn two love letters into a gift?

I need ideas! I have two love letters that I would like to display, or archive in an attractive way, and give as a gift to the letter writers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Display Photos in Calendar Online

I want to display my images in a calendar view- online. [more inside]
posted by tgelston on Dec 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Ubuntu display setting problem

How can I get my screen back to bright? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Nov 30, 2011 - 2 answers

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift?

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift? [more inside]
posted by heyheylanagirl on Nov 28, 2011 - 35 answers

Un-bork my card

Puzzling computer display problems. Is my graphics card salvageable? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Nov 25, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I see on my main monitor what is being displayed on my secondary monitor?

I have a secondary monitor on my iMac that is installed in a room 50 feet away from my main monitor. I need a way to see on my main screen, whatever is displayed on the secondary monitor. Using Mac OS X 10.7. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by orlandop on Nov 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Why are the embedded videos I try to watch all FUBAR?

Why do many embedded videos look bright green and all pixel-y on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by tenzingy on Nov 18, 2011 - 4 answers

So I get super powers, right?

Why does this happen and is it dangerous? When I heat anything in the microwave for about two minutes or longer, the timer/clock display casts a blur on the glass in front of the numbers, i.e. if the display says 2:30, the glass in front of the display will have a very blurred 2:30 on it. From the front it looks like the display itself is blurry, but if you stand at an angle to the side you can see how far back the numbers are from the glass in front of them. The blur will disappear after a few minutes. Should I be concerned?
posted by Nattie on Nov 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Steve's Office is as Messy as Mine

Can you identify the random bits of technology in this photo of Steve Jobs' home office?
posted by LastOfHisKind on Oct 16, 2011 - 7 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

too much for just loose change

What to do with a random collection of foreign coins? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Oct 3, 2011 - 8 answers

MacBook Screen Washed Out

My MacBook's display suddenly faded to a very pale bluish white, and all the colors look very washed out. Closing the display and reopening it will sometimes fix the problem, but within an hour the screen suddenly fades again. Restarting has no effect. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

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