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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

Affordable, unobtrusive monitor for Raspberry Pi?

I have a couple of Raspberri Pis that I'd like to play around with, but I have a small workspace and no room or desire for a dedicated, desktop-style monitor. What are some reasonably priced, low profile options to look at?
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 26, 2015 - 11 answers

USB DAC for studio monitors!

I have a pair of active powered studio monitors with balanced inputs, and am looking for a USB DAC to drive them. [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Jul 24, 2015 - 7 answers

To iMac or not to iMac

Should I get a 27" Retina 5K iMac, or a MacBook Pro plus a 4K monitor? [more inside]
posted by dire on Jul 10, 2015 - 8 answers

Thunderbolt display or something else?

I'm looking for a monitor for my MacBook. I have a Thunderbolt at work and it is great, but the $1k price seems Apple markup priced. Is there another market comparable in price? Or is the picture and sound not really matched? It has been forever since I actually looked at a monitor. Bonus question: On OS X with a gigantic monitor how do I lock things to the left and the right as if I were using two separate monitors? I lose track of things on this monitor.
posted by geoff. on May 29, 2015 - 17 answers

GRR Stupid Samsung monitor!!! Why can't I turn it on?!? Help please!

I have a Samsung SyncMaster B2430 flat screen monitor. I use it as an external monitor with an ASUS laptop. Right now I am not using it because I CAN'T TURN IT ON. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Apr 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Good 27" monitor to connect to late-2010 MacBook Air

Looking for a good 27" monitor to connect to my late-2010 MacBook Air. The Wirecutter's recommendation, however, is nearly three years old, and Apple's Thunderbolt monitor is more than three years old. Are there more recent guides? Or do you have any specific recommendations? P.S. I have to make this purchase before Dec. 31, so I can't wait for some new monitor that won't be available until next year. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 2, 2014 - 11 answers

HDTV as monitor vs. "monitor" as monitor

I have long used a Samsung LCD TV as a monitor. It works for me, with adjustment of the settings (backlight, sharpness, special display compensations turned off, etc.) as well as the graphic system's. So is there a good reason to buy a computer display that bills itself as a monitor over an HDTV? I've done a short search and the reasons given don't convince me, since they don't mention display quality differences. (Reasons, some old, include: can't go higher than x resolution, connectors, speakers...) [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Nov 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Monitor options for this laptop with these ports?

What are the monitor expansion options for a laptop with these ports? images. I think I see mini-HDMI on the right hand side? And is that DisplayPort on the left?
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Apr 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Goodbye, XP...hello photo-optimized desktop?

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 - 11 answers

How to 'blast' music on speakers for mixing, living with parents

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. [more inside]
posted by wavecal22 on Feb 27, 2014 - 22 answers

Monitor speaker recommendations

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 - 11 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

vga to dvi converter: did I buy the wrong one?

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 - 5 answers

How to Refuse a Loaded Request from Boss

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 - 32 answers

The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work.

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 - 5 answers

Laptops with high pixel density displays?

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 - 7 answers

Help me see what I'll be seeing

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 - 6 answers

Two VGA only monitors & one VGA only PC - Dual screen needed. Please suggest.

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 Please help.
posted by daveg02 on Jul 16, 2012 - 7 answers

A Lot of Monitors a Few Computers

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 - 8 answers

Monitors that look like apple monitors?

What 30" plus monitor has a beautiful exterior like apple monitors (white or silver)? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Feb 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Aero Snap on a monitor that's too large

How do I divide a large monitor & still use Windows 7 Aero Snap? [more inside]
posted by veryblue1 on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I protect my monitors from my cats?

Over the weekend, one of my cats managed to destroy two TFT monitors. How do I protect the replacements from a similar fate? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Dual Screen pc Display Glitch

I have a dual screen pc display problem that I'm having trouble diagnosing. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 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

Stick with my awesome CRT or take the plunge for an IPS or 120hz monitor for FPS gaming?

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 - 8 answers

Display Cables Battle Royale: D-Sub vs DVI vs HDMI

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 - 8 answers

Who sells an Apple-quality LCD monitor in a smaller size?

Who sells an Apple-quality LCD monitor in a smaller size? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 19, 2011 - 15 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

OK, who sunset my computer?

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 - 2 answers

3 Monitors with a Single Graphics Card

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 - 6 answers

Two monitors, one shoulder; how do I relieve the pain?

How do I survive, ergonomically speaking, with two monitors? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 16, 2010 - 17 answers

When Will Online Photo Display Equal Prints?

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 - 11 answers

Does it save energy?

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 - 23 answers

LCD Monitors with an Elegant Rear

Are there any LCD monitors still being made these days with a clean & elegant rear? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Computer will not shut down by itself

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 - 5 answers

Wall mounting multiple monitors

Question about wall-mounting flat panel monitors [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Mar 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me pick an LCD monitor

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 - 13 answers

Remember the location of my application windows?

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 - 6 answers

Switch between fullscreen video apps?

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 - 4 answers

Help me replace my monitor

My old Sony crt monitor died and I need advice on picking out a new one. [more inside]
posted by vronsky on Sep 14, 2009 - 11 answers

My games need viagra - they won't stay up!

(Vistafilter) Cannot full screen with dual monitors [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Jun 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Fixing multiple monitors position changing after waking from Sleep in Vista?

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 - 0 answers

Help forcing non-native resolution for external monitor.

Need help forcing older laptop to power external LCD monitor at a resolution of 1280 x 768. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Apr 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Color Inconsistency Between Two Calibrated Monitors

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 - 12 answers

Women's Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation

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 - 9 answers

Where the hell can I buy an new "old" Apple Cinema Display?

Where online can I purchase the "old" DVI-based 23" Apple Cinema HD Displays? [more inside]
posted by melorama on Dec 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I use my studio monitors as live sound monitors or speakers also?

Can I use my studio monitors as live sound monitors or speakers also? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Oct 19, 2008 - 10 answers

What sort of heart rate monitor should I buy?

Could someone please give me advice on buying a heart rate monitor? [more inside]
posted by Jack Alucard on Jun 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Three Monitors, One Linux (I know obscenity when I hear it)

Please help me: Make my triple monitors work in Ubuntu ----OR---- Find a distro that will gracefully handle three monitors. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jun 22, 2008 - 9 answers

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