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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Can I adjust the aspect ratio on a Nintendo Switch to display on a 4:3 monitor?

I have a Nintendo Switch, connected to 4:3 LCD computer monitor (GNR TS702) via a DVI-D input and a cable. The picture displays fine, and fills the whole screen at 1280 x 1024, which I imagine means ...
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Dual Monitors: Clicking out of game window to another browser freezes control for game window. How to use 2 windows simultaneousely?

For example say I'm playing game on monitor 1 with a controller, and then another person is surfing the web on monitor 2. This used to be possible without conflict. But now once clicking on monitor 2, ...
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How do I fix this black border problem in games

In dark souls 3 for example, I have this problem: I have my display set to 1280x1024 on my desktop and I set the graphics xml of dark souls to the same graphics: And here are my nvidia settings: I ...
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Will playing on TV cause delays?

I would like to know if playing on a TV will cause input delays. Right now I play on a 60 Hz monitor. The TV is also 60 Hz but is a bigger screen.
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Problem with connecting an Xbox One to a monitor

I have an Xbox One which I use with a TV. I now want to use my large monitor instead. It's a LG W3000H which works fine with my pc. I connected the Xbox to the monitor using a HDMI to DVI cable, but ...
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Dota 2 user interface / display problem

Soon as I launch Dota 2, the display becomes as shown in image attached. The screen starts flickering and there is great noise and disruption on the screen overall. I have particularly attached an ...
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Why is my screen flickering when I plug in my second monitor (which is a TV?)

I have two monitors right now, one is a 4k UHD TV. When I have the display "Extend these displays" rather than "Show only on 1" (1 is the monitor, not the TV) the screen flickers horrendously. When I ...
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Is it fine to play PS4 pro games on a full hd monitor? [closed]

Will there be a lot of loss in video quality if one uses a Full HD (1920x1080) monitor to play PS4 Pro?
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Screen is completely white!

I have played Roblox for years and recently my dad purchased me and my sister new Mac Book Pro's. I was extremely excited for this new laptop because on my old one Roblox had not worked. I download ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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, ......
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soft blurry graphics on xbox 360 hooked to pc monitor

i bought an xbox 360 today and hooked it to my monitor with an hdmi cable. everything looks good except when i get into a game, (madden for example), the quality is softish kinda blurry, the ...
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Make bigger screens (bigger resolutions) make you see more map in RTS games? [closed]

I have always wondered why bigger screen sizes/bigger resolutions don't make you see more of the map in RTS games (in any game, really, but this can be partially solved in FPS games by increasing FOV)....
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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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30 FPS with 60Hz monitor?

Starting today I started playing Team Fortress 2 again, and it was locked at 30 fps since I had G-Sync on. Then I went on Minecraft, and I still had 30 fps because it was still on. The thing is, my ...
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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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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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ShadowPlay desktop capture resolution failure

I have a nice pair of 4k resolution monitors, but I prefer playing my games in Borderless Windowed mode due to multitasking and frequent need to Alt+Tab. So I have ShadowPlay recording the desktop, ...
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msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10 laptop

I have a gamma issue. My computer is an msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10. It's a brand new computer, so the graphics card should be fine. The problem first started when I was playing Overwatch. I ...
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Does using an HDMI splitter introduce input lag?

I have a Smash Bros Melee setup with a low-latency display and a low-latency Wii->HDMI converter. I'd like to split the signal across two displays (so everyone can see the screen during 4-player ...
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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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Amnesia strange screen shaking [closed]

I'm making a custom story (sorry if this should be on the GameDev), but when I enter the map and it fades in, the screen shakes (rolls) (counter)clockwise. Here's a video: ...
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Why doesn't my monitor project audio from my PlayStation 3?

I am currently using a Dell UltraSharp U2414H, and have my computer hooked up to it with a HDMI cable. I have my gaming headset plugged directly into the monitor, itself, and the audio from my ...