Articles in Category: Displays and Display Devices
Displays, monitors, screens … the output device on which your computer displays its activities and results, include LCD, CRT and whatever technologies they think of next.
Sometimes 800×600 is your only option. We’ll look at ways to work with this.
Most modern TVs and computers can be connected easily, but there are a few issues to be aware of.
HDMI is better than VGA. I’ll explain why, and what you need to look for.
Screen resolution is a simple concept, but when combined with the myriad ways that Windows can be configured, it can become confusing.
“No Signal” is a message coming from your display device (not from your computer), indicating it has nothing to display. I’ll review possible causes.
A black screen is most commonly caused by a screen saver, but there are other possibilities.
Photographic images have a number of characteristics that we often don’t consider or understand. I’ll review how digital pictures are constructed and stored, and what you need to keep in mind when sharing or publishing.
It’s not difficult to shut down a machine if you can’t see its screen — as long as you plan ahead.
Windows 10 makes it easy to make things bigger on the screen.
Windows 10 made adjusting the size of items on your display much easier.
Adjusting the brightness of a monitor or display can often be done right on the display itself. Sometimes it’s also possible to adjust the brightness in software.
Of course it depends, but you may be able to get that old monitor working with a new computer.
Touch screens are normal screens with touch detection built in. There’s no obvious reason it would be brighter, but I have a few thoughts.
It is common to use an external screen, or even a projector with a laptop. More than likely you can set up your TV using the same connectors.
A monitor going dark could indicate a couple of different problems, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a hardware issue with the computer itself. I’ll show you a couple of ways to diagnose the problem.
Depending on the hardware ports that you have on that laptop, you should be able to simply plug in a monitor. I’ll show you your options.
To get the clearest image possible it’s important to have a graphics card that can produce the native or prefered resolution of your monitor.
Computer monitors are smart devices these days but they too can fail. It’s not always your PC showing an error, and that message on your monitor might be from the monitor itself.
Many components in laptops are device specific, which makes it difficult to exchange one laptop screen with another. Replacing that screen is going to be a problem.
Usually an issue with the monitor, we’ll look at ways to adjust your screen.
It usually means your desktop settings don’t match your video card’s or your monitor’s capabilities.