So. I guess they're finally going to pry XP out of my hands after all. As long as I'm updating, I'm thinking of getting a new desktop which would be used primarily for photo editing and storage. Advice? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham
on Mar 10, 2014 -
Hey music people I'm wondering if you maybe have figured out a solution to this issue I'm having. Basically I need to master/play electronic music on my studio monitor speakers, usually at a VERY LOUD level so I can hear if all the frequencies are where they should be. I'm living with the folks and they got super pissed when I was doing that in my closet. So I moved outside with the speakers facing away and they were still pissed. Keep in mind this is all in the middle of the day.
posted by wavecal22
on Feb 27, 2014 -
In an effort to simplify my system, I'm looking for some straightforward monitor speakers to use with an Alesis MultiMix. Specific details? [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar
on Jan 31, 2014 -
Need help troubleshooting my new monitor set up. Problem is my new VGA to DVI adapter [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Sep 21, 2013 -
My boss just majorly promoted me and then snuck in a weirdly punitive request at the end of what was otherwise an absolutely outstanding/stellar review. Why would he ask this of me in the first place given my promotion, and how can I say no? [more inside]
posted by Hello Darling
on Jun 30, 2013 -
The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work. I need the DVI port as I am running a Hackintosh and Apples are not compatible with VGA. What are some of my options and what is your diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 19, 2013 -
What PC laptops today have high pixel density (similar to Apple's retina displays) IPS or PLS displays?
posted by jsturgill
on Jan 4, 2013 -
How will a new external monitor work with my old PowerBook G4? ie. Help me unnerstand screen resolution. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Oct 9, 2012 -
I have a PC - CPU tower with one VGA port, a DVI port and few USB ports. And I cannot open this to add any cards, corp policy.
And two monitors with just VGA ports.
Is it possible to setup a dual monitor? - one extending to another not a splitter with mirror image in two monitors
posted by daveg02
on Jul 16, 2012 -
I would like to run a lot of monitors (100+) with a few computers. Functionality isn't important, the visual is. It's for an art space. Any suggestions?
posted by Optamystic
on Jun 21, 2012 -
What 30" plus monitor has a beautiful exterior like apple monitors (white or silver)? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Feb 11, 2012 -
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 -
Gaming Monitors: Should I upgrade from my awesome Viewsonic P220f CRT to a Dell u2711 or Samsung S27A950D? Do I really have to choose between quality/resolution and speed? Trying to make a Black Friday decision. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Nov 24, 2011 -
I've a monitor with DVI-D and D-Sub input. My graphics card has DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI output. I'm connected via D-Sub right now, but I hear DVI gives better image quality. Is this true? And does HDMI have better quality than DVI? If so, would an HDMI-to-DVI cable give me better quality than vanilla DVI? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto
on Nov 17, 2011 -
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 -
Why do my screens attached to my DELL laptop running Windows 7 turn a slightly orange hue every day at 4:45pm until I shut down and restart? [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Will modern graphics cards with two DVI ports (or one DVI and one VGA) and an HDMI port allow me to use dual monitors plus a TV (or 3 monitors) at the same time? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Are efforts afoot to improve the quality of photos displayed on computer monitors? What, for example, would it take to produce a photo display on a screen that would be essentially indistinguishable from a darkroom print of the same size?
Do we need screens with many more, smaller, pixels? Do we need better software? Both?
posted by justcorbly
on Aug 23, 2010 -
My boss insists we turn off our dual 30 inch Apple monitors when we go to the bathroom. He says it wastes energy. But they're still plugged in to the wall and receiving power. How much energy is really being saved?
posted by captainscared
on Aug 18, 2010 -
Are there any LCD monitors still being made these days with a clean & elegant rear? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on May 5, 2010 -
My computer automatically restarts even though i told it to shut down. Started after i installed a 8400gs PCI card in my computer. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter
on Mar 7, 2010 -
I've never had an LCD monitor and need help choosing one. Confused by information overload and conflicting information. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Feb 24, 2010 -
I'm looking for an OS X app that can remember my arrangement of application windows and revert to it at any time (but mainly on startup). [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Feb 18, 2010 -
I have three (Windows) video applications and one monitor. I want to be able to switch quickly (and as seamlessly as possible) between them running full-screen on the monitor (with keyboard hotkeys). Any idea how to do this?
posted by frenetic
on Oct 14, 2009 -
Annoying Vista bug: monitor positions change after waking from Sleep mode. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 7, 2009 -
Why do two properly calibrated monitors look very different? I have a dual monitor setup -- a Samsung 216BW and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX -- with each monitor running on its own graphics card (Nvidia 8400 and 8800, respectively). I'm calibrating with an X-Rite i1Display2. According to the i1D2, both monitors are properly calibrated -- but the Cintiq is much warmer/redder, and the Samsung is considerably cooler and yellow/greener. What gives? [more inside]
posted by roundrock
on Mar 8, 2009 -
I have searched through previous posts, but have not found specific info on women's heart rate monitors, specifically those worn on the wrist and that include a chest strap. [more inside]
posted by angiewriter
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Please help me:
Make my triple monitors work in Ubuntu
Find a distro that will gracefully handle three monitors. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel
on Jun 22, 2008 -
multiple monitors filter: How can I launch a program directly into second monitor without buying Ultramon? Is there a command line tag I can put into the shortcut for instance? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on May 28, 2008 -
Looking for a solution for a flash based photography website to not look small on big monitors, and not look too big on small monitors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Apr 9, 2008 -
We are looking to purchase a flat screen monitor or television that can cycle through files so we can advertise programs at a library. We want to be able to hook a flash drive up to it and use word documents. Any suggestions? Essentially we want to do this without having to ask our IT guys to hook up another PC for us.
posted by zzazazz
on Apr 4, 2008 -
A couple months ago, I sold my old Sony Trinitron and gave up TV. It's been fantastic and I haven't really looked back.
But I *have* been missing watching movies on a screen bigger than my 15” laptop. I've also always wanted a bigger monitor for my laptop, so I can juggle more projects at once.
So I'm starting to look around for a large LCD monitor or sizable HDTV to serve these needs. I've had a couple co-workers at previous jobs tell me they use an LCD TV as a monitor and they swear by it for cost savings and multi-functionality. [more inside]
posted by jkl345
on Feb 18, 2008 -
I can't set my external monitor as the primary monitor on my Dell Laptop in Windows XP, what is wrong? [more inside]
posted by jesirose
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Is there any way that the USB hub built into one of my monitors can remain on, while the monitor screen is turned off? [more inside]
posted by zackola
on Nov 16, 2007 -
You know the arrivals/departures screens that hang out in airports? I want one of those for my team, to help track the status of projects. What software do I need? [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan
on Sep 4, 2007 -
I'm having some trouble figuring out what my screen resolution should be. My monitor is the Dell UltraSharp Widescreen 2007WFP... which is a 20 inch widescreen.
Its native resolution is 1680 x 1050. At this resolution everything is very clear and normal and good. However, everything is a bit too small for me to read comfortably. The monitor is maybe 2 - 2.5 feet away from my face, which I think is normal, but everything is still just a little on the too small side.
Because of this, I've been using a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 96 DPI. Everything is easily and comfortably readable for me like this. The only problem is I lose a lot of screen real estate vs its native resolution, and everything becomes just a slight bit less clear.
So, what I'm wondering is, what should my settings be? Thanks in advance for any help.
posted by creative
on Jun 16, 2007 -