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Capacitative or edge to edge glass touch screen monitor for Mac?

I'm looking for a standard size (22" or so) capacitive or edge-to-edge glass (LED) touch screen monitor for use with a Macbook. This is hard to find, apparently. More details on why inside. [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Oct 7, 2014 - 8 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

Does split-screen software like this exist?

I am looking for some sort of software that will split my single monitor into four separate desktops that will allow me to have full-screen video on each quadrant. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Feb 10, 2014 - 9 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

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

Two screenfulls of a web page, one monitor?

Is there any way to make a web browser use two windows to show the first and second window-fulls of a single web page? This would be the equivalent of the "two up" view found in some PDF viewers. On the left, your normal view of a web page. On the right, the next part of that same page -- the thing you would see if you hit "page down" in the first window. [more inside]
posted by dgrobinson on Dec 10, 2012 - 6 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

Looking for the First Computer Font.

I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Streaks on the machine

PC Screen Cleaning: What's the best way to clean a PC monitor? Tried water, scared of windex, changed the cloth type -- still have wipe marks and dust. Home readies or commercials solutions with type of cloth to use appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1 on Apr 30, 2011 - 16 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

Why doesn't my netbook want to use its entire screen anymore?

My netbook seems to think its monitor is 3/4 its actual size. Wha? [more inside]
posted by Casuistry on Jan 28, 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

Sci-fi movie tech in the real world

I want one of those monitors you see in movies that are a piece of glass that you can see through. They invariably have maps on them, and are touch screen. Awesome. Is this even possible?
posted by basil1 on Aug 3, 2010 - 10 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

Surrounded by darkness...

I have an Omnitech OM22WD monitor and I want to change the display. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Dec 19, 2009 - 0 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

forcing resolution change - good/bad/otherwise?

What kind of "hardware damage" are we talking about? Netbook screen resolution question inside - please help. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Mar 30, 2009 - 10 answers

VGA-output woes with old laptop connected to HDTV

I've connected a VGA-cable from my old Packard Bell Easynote (Windows XP) laptop to my Samsung HDTV but it doesn't display anything and the tv detects no input from the computer at all. [more inside]
posted by kampken on Jan 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me choose a monitor

Help me a choose a widescreen monitor. The more I look, the more confused I get. Tell me what to do. Please. [more inside]
posted by rhymer on Oct 9, 2008 - 21 answers

How to hookup 2 external monitors to a laptop with one VGA port?

What's the best way to setup 2 external monitors on a laptop with just one VGA port ? [more inside]
posted by greenknightwatch on Jun 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD monitors/TVs?

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD televisions and monitors? Alternatively, suggest a good LCD television or monitor. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 15, 2008 - 14 answers

19" LCD (1440x900) + (?) + eMachines T2862 = crisp, clear, monitoring

Please help me fit my new monitor to my crappy old computer. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Vertical line on laptop monitor ... is this the beginning of the end?

Vertical line on laptop monitor ... is this the beginning of the end? [more inside]
posted by momzilla on Oct 25, 2007 - 7 answers

What should my screen resolution be?

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 - 11 answers

Is this LCD a bad idea?

Would it be foolish for me to purchase this Apple 17" Studio Display? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 25, 2006 - 9 answers

What is the deal with production monitors; 4:3 or 16:10?

I have the option of buying either 3:4 or 16:10 (regular or widescreen for you and me) and I don't know what the better choice would be. [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Nov 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Laptop Screen Problems

Is there any hope for my laptop screen with an inch wide, and slightly opaque black line running down the right hand side? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen?

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Turn a dead iBook into a cool gadget!

How can I convert a dead iBook into a portable monitor? Any other parts I should salvage? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Enable screen resize?

I have a 1024x768 resolution. When I run programs which are native to 800x600, instead of stretching to fit the whole screen, they show in 1024x768, but in a small box in the middle of my screen with a huge black border. The same thing happens when I manually change my resolution to 800x600 - resolution stays the same, but the viewable area shrinks, leaving a small rectangle in the middle and a large blank space around it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 29, 2006 - 8 answers

LCD Screen to Digital Photo Frame

After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar on Nov 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Which 19-21" monitor should I buy?

What LCD monitor should I buy? This thread 6 months ago recommends the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP, which is about $383 right now. Is that still the best bang for my monitor bucks? I'm not a gamer, do a little web work but nothing hugely critical, and look at my computer screen for most of the day. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 5, 2005 - 21 answers

Looking for a bigger TFT

I'm looking to buy a >19" TFT soon. What's good? [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Aug 18, 2005 - 7 answers

Gray Screen Of Death?

Running WinXP, with Samsung 150s flat-panel monitor -- both about 2 1/2 years old -- never had any problem with either...but during the last week or so, after sitting idle for a short period of time (perhaps 10 minutes?), the monitor screen goes gray -- dark, charcoaly, gray. [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Apr 1, 2005 - 4 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

Damaged antiglare coating on CRT monitor.

The screen of my 17" CRT developed a strange, highly-reflective, streaky sheen after sitting under my stairs for six months. (Photo, close-up photo.) I've tried several cleaning agents, but nothing takes it off. The only thing that happened in the interim is that somebody spilled a cup of hot coffee in the vicinity, which splashed the screen, but we cleaned it off pretty quickly and didn't notice any damage at the time. Could coffee etch glass? Or could something else have caused this? Is there anything I can do to clean the screen?
posted by waldo on Aug 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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