Questions tagged [monitor]

A screen that displays output from a computer/device. Use this tag for questions about monitor configuration and troubleshooting.

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Black screen for 1-2 seconds while alt-tabbing a fullscreen game or using a Windows key

When I Alt+Tab or use a Windows key to get out of a game (in this case World of Warcraft) and use a Windows feature or other program like Chrome, when I return to the game, I experience a 1-2 seconds ...
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How to use your PC as a display for your Xbox One S

My TV is broken and I still want to play on my Xbox. I tried using an HDMI cable to connect my Xbox to my PC but my PC wouldn't display anything. How do I connect my Xbox to my PC using an HDMI cable?
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Does the Nintendo Switch work properly with some 16:10 monitors?

I have connected the Nintendo Switch to a 16:10 monitor (EIZO FlexScan SX2262W). The monitor's native resolution is 1920 by 1200, but I have tested that it also accepts 1080p input. In the resolution ...
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Playstation 1 games stretched outside screen

I got my PlayStation 1 setup with an RCA cable with a SCART adaptor. When I play games they don't fit inside the screen - they appear to be 'stretched' off of the screen and I can only see the ...
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PS3 | Updated to version 4.85 issue

My PS3 is Super Slim. So I just updated my PS3 to 4.85 which was working well before I updated it. I ticked the box "Turn off PS3 after software installation" and I let the PS3 update do its thing. ...
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Use ps4 on monitor as well as tv

I would like to use my ps4 on my monitor whilst im gaming ,but for using Netflix and such i would like to use my tv. Any tips/tricks on how to accomplish this?
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Fallout 4 starts in Small Window at Top Left Hand Corner of Screen?

I bought Fallout 4 recently (finally more like it), and wanted to play the game. So I launched it, and popped up in a small window on the top left hand side of my screen. I went into to game settings ...
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Fullscreen games blacking the screen and running on second monitor

It all started today, it had not happened to me before. Whenever I launch a game which is set to work fullscreen from startup, the game loads a couple frames in my primary monitor before freezing on ...
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Can you connect an External Display with a higher Refresh rate to a Razer Blade Laptop that has a 60hz Display?

If I have a Razer Blade 15" laptop with a 60Hz display. If I connect an external monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate via HDMI, can I use the 120Hz refresh rate while gaming on the external monitor or ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 laptop which I play Sins of a Solar Empire on and I want to move it to my second monitor which is connected via a VGA cable. How would I do that? Windows + shift + ← or → does move ...
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What is “game mode” on my TV and why should I enable it when playing games?

I have a Vizio TV, but I've seen this feature on plenty of other brands as well. Why should I enable Game Mode on my TV when playing console video games? What benefit does it bring to my gaming ...
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Use LG UltraFine 4K with PS4 Pro (And probably Xbox One X)

I'm interested in getting one of these displays (21.5 inch 4k variant) to replace my old 1440p one. I have also pre-ordered an Xbox One X and would like to know if it's gonna work with the display. ...
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How do I stretch a resolution to fit my monitor?

After hearing about how Red Dead Redemption 2 uses a custom resolution of 3840x1080 and stretching it to fill the screen, I wanted to do something similar on PC. I like having a high framerate while ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

I'm shopping for a gaming laptop. I play RPG/shooters like Fallout 4 and MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and Black Desert Online. I prefer high pixel density displays. In a 15.6-inch laptop screen, 1080p ...
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How can I connect a PS3 to two TV/ sound systems in two different rooms?

Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection. I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge. I'd ...
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How do I play Team Fortress 2 with custom monitor refresh rate?

I managed to create a working custom display resolution using Nvidia control panel. The refresh rate is set to 68Hz instead of the maximum default 60Hz. The OSD (on-screen display) says it's working ...
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PS3 stuck on 576p

I literally tried everything, from changing HDMI cables to changing TVs to resetting the PS3. But the PS3 still is stuck on 576p. Please can anyone suggest any possible way to fix this, it was fine ...
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Trying to connect my SNES to new TV using RF cable - can't get it to auto tune or manual tune

Whenever I select auto tune it just goes through 0% - 100% and finishes saying it didn't detect anything and to check the antenna connection. With manual tune, there is 'DTV' or 'TV'. In DTV, I have ...
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On a dual-monitor setup, how can I keep the game in one monitor without the browser windows on the other monitor moving?

I have two monitors. One is an Acer LED LCD and the other is a plain Dell LCD. My goal is to have a full screen game on my Acer monitor (the primary monitor) with a browser running on the Dell monitor....
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Playing a steam game with a controller while using other applications (Multi-Monitor)

I'd like to be able to use my computer while my boyfriend plays a game on steam. I have two monitors and he's using a Xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc. Is it possible to allow the game to be ...
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How can I play a NES emulator in grayscale video mode?

I'd like to play some emulated NES games in grayscale. Is there a video mode/effect I can apply that displays the games in grayscale instead of color?
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What is the difference between Fullscreen and Windowless Fullscreen?

Except the fact that you can alt-tab out and back in without much lag with Windowless, what are the main advantages of one over the other? As I see it, Windowless is only an advantage; you can tab ...
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How to get an Atari game console to work on a flat screen TV? [closed]

My TV does not have a cable in for my Atari. Is there a device that converts from RF coax or UHF to HDMI or other common ports found on flat screens? Is there a aftermarket console that can play the ...
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Latency: TV vs monitor

Is there any difference between a TV and monitor in regard to latency (for high-speed online games such as fightings, sports simulators and FPS) when connected to PS/Xbox via HDMI cable? If there is ...
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What are the differences in scaling on the GPU vs on the Display?

I currently am using a ViewSonic XG-2700-4K on a GTX 1080. However, in some games that I would rather have High settings over Medium settings, I would have to sacrifice the resolution. I use CRU (...
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

I was just given a pile of SNES games, and have no SNES to play them on, so I intend to purchase one. The problem is I have no TV - I play my consoles on a monitor. This should be fine, except that ...
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144hz Monitor refreshing on 60hz [closed]

I recently bought an AOC G2770PF 144hz 1ms Monitor which you can check out here: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2770PF-Freesync-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B013YIR5WU Currently, i don't have a Desktop ...
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How important is HDR when using an Xbox One X on a 4K TV that doesn't support HDR?

Ok, so I bought an Xbox One X for use on my Samsung 4K TV only to find out that my TV doesn't support the kind of HDR (or any kind) that the Xbox wants to output. Does the HDR aspect of the display ...
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How can I fix old games being run in portrait mode on my Windows tablet?

I have a tablet with Windows 10 on it. It has an Intel Cherry Trail processor with integrated graphic card. I installed several games on it (Warcraft 3, C&C: Generals, NFS: Most Wanted, UT2004, ...
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Multiple screen on Flight Simulator Steam

I'm trying to use Flight Simulator on multiple screen, how should I do that? I already checked the Microsoft Page but it doesn't help: when I have FS full screen, it occupies only one monitor and the ...
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How can I connect my PSP 3001 to my TV?

I have a PSP 3001 and I want to connect it with my TV. So far I've only found the AV component cables that say "for 2000 series only." Many sites say it will work with PSP 300X as well. Will it? Is ...
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Around what year did games go widescreen? [closed]

I am building a WinXP box to play games I have trouble with on Win10, and I am thinking of placing a 4:3 screen on it, as I didn't think games really supported widescreen until probably well after ...
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Spawning mouse cursor on second monitor when Alt-Tabbing

I play CSGO in full screen windowed settings on my primary screen and have another game running on my second monitor. How can I make it so that when I Alt-Tab out of my CSGO game my cursor spawns on ...
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How to change my monitor display from PAL-50 to PAL-60?

Recently I decided to dust off one of the first X360 games I played and give them another go for the remaining achievements. One of such games is Feeding Frenzy. After I booted up the game, it threw ...
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Walking Dead Fullscreen Second Monitor

How would I go about moving TWD to my second monitor (TV)? What does not work: Win + Shift + Right/Left (It just makes the second monitor white and displays the game on the first one) A program that ...
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Shadowplay records wrong monitor

I have 2 monitors (1920x1080), and I run Battlefield 4 on my second monitor (secondary screen). When I try to save background recording in Shadowplay (1 min video), it always saves the desktop image ...
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How do I start Fallout 4 on my Primary Monitor?

I'm trying to play Fallout 4. It used to work fine on this machine, but have since reformatted and reinstalled. The issue is, it always appears on my right side monitor (I have 3 monitors). The ...
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Playstation 3 on PC Monitor

I tried to hook my Playstation 3 using HDMI to my monitors DVI port via an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. The monitor does not display anything. I connected the same display to my laptop via HDMI with the same ...
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How to fix games boot on left screen monitor only

I'm probably not the first this happen just never find a solution! There i have on my left a 24 inch screen connected by dvi middle screen a 50 inch screen set has main screen in windows and use ...
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How to run Rogue Legacy for Linux on a specific monitor?

I've got a right tack monitor layout, and the vertical monitor is the main one. This makes for rather odd graphics settings in Rogue Legacy: Only vertical resolutions are displayed, up to 1200x1920. ...
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Gaming on 2 monitors macOS

I want to play CS:GO or other related games on my MacOS but with 2 monitors at the same time. But the game will launch only on 1 of the monitors that I choose from the System Preferences. Any idea or ...
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How do I use my iMac as a “monitor” for my Xbox 360 and my Wii?

I ditched cable a long time ago and have been making do with Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes for my television needs. The displays on the new iMacs these days are big enough and high enough quality that I ...
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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

I recently switched over to a dual monitor setup and am still getting to know the features. I've noticed that whenever I mouse over from a game onto a browser (Chrome) and clicked, it would minimize ...
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How to connect an N64 to an Apple display (non) thunderbolt?

I have an Apple display (no thunderbolt) and an N64: . I don't have a TV. Is there any way I can hook the Apple monitor up to the N64?
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How to run SuperHot at full screen on a Mac?

I have SuperHot downloaded through Steam, and am attempting to play it on my 1080p external monitor. It launches windowed at less than 1080p, and I don't see a setting to adjust the resolution or ...
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How does the PS3 handle 21:9 aspect ratio displays?

I'm thinking of buying a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor because I do a lot of work editing documents and the super widescreen would be very helpful for that. Since I also intend to use this monitor with ...
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After monitor upgrade Steam seems low resolution

I upgraded my monitors from 1920x1080 displays to 2560X1440. Now for some reason Steam seems to be low resolution - like it's defaulting to 1920x1080. In every other program, the text is noticeably ...
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OBS Studio crashes when using NVENC

Please correct me if I am posting on the wrong site (this seemed the best place to put it) So I was setting up OBS studio for recording my gameplay of MC but when I pressed record it crashed. I ...
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Is variable framerate still distracting with G-sync/Freesync?

I understand what G-sync/Freesync does and that variable framerate should feel smoother with it, but do you still notice it when framerate is fluctuating from let's say 60-90 FPS, or 90-120 FPS, ......