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

This is normal for exclusive fullscreen games. It has to reinitialize DirectX and have it take over the display again. Try using Borderless Windowed instead of Fullscreen if the game supports it if ...
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Black screen for 1-2 seconds while alt-tabbing a fullscreen game or using a Windows key

The other answer is incorrect. This used to be normal for exclusive fullscreen games. However, beginning with Windows 10 v1803 (March 2018), Microsoft introduced a feature called "Fullscreen ...
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How do I set up Civ 6 on multiple displays?

First of all, it depends on your graphics card if it's possible at all and how to activate it. I can only tell how it's done with the DirectX 12 version on a Nvidia GeForce 970 (so with AMD cards the ...
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After monitor upgrade Steam seems low resolution

I believe this might be a Windows 10 display scaling issue. Here's two things to try: Windows 10 has a display scaling feature. I think for high resolution monitors, it essentially "zooms" in. The ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

Let's start with the easy one. Can the human eye actually tell the difference between 60hz and 144hz? Yes. It's one of these "you gotta see it for yourself" thing. 144hz looks crazy smooth. Even ...
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How to use your PC as a display for your Xbox One S

You need a HDMI input port on your PC and configure your PC to simply use pass though the signal. I highly doubt there is one, it's most likely a HDMI output port. So you can't do it. If your monitor ...
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Use ps4 on monitor as well as tv

I see two possible options for using a TV and a Monitor simultaneously: #1: HDMI Splitter An HDMI Splitter is exactly what it says: Splits the HDMI input into any number of HDMI signals. They come ...
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Curved Monitor and Xbox One Setup

No. According to the Xbox support site, the Xbox One only supports 16:9 resolutions such as 2560x1440. 21:9 resolutions such as 3440x1440 are not supported.
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Screen is cut on edges

This is a TV problem that happens with most 720p or 768p, but rarely on 1080p or 4K displays. As mentioned on the comments, this happens because of over scan. Some TVs have settings to modify or turn ...
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Around what year did games go widescreen?

Based on http://www.wsgf.org/mgl, widescreen support in some way, be it through external software, manually changing ini settings, changing registry entries, a command line flag or completely native, ...
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How do I start Fallout 4 on my Primary Monitor?

The solution was from the launcher, set the game to start in Windowed mode. From there, hit alt tab to get the mouse so you can move the game window to the desired screen. Wait for the main menu ...
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After monitor upgrade Steam seems low resolution

Adding to @Timmy Jim's answer. This issue affects older Windows operating systems as well, and won't go away until Valve adds HighDPI support to Steam. Setting Display Scaling to 100% will fix Steam'...
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Does the Nintendo Switch work properly with some 16:10 monitors?

This was a well known issue that was repeatedly reported to Nintendo on their official forums among other places and a variety of fixes have been released targeting the problem. The problem was ...
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Can I adjust the aspect ratio on a Nintendo Switch to display on a 4:3 monitor?

No, it doesn't seem so. It seems Nintendo imagined that people would only connect to 16:9 displays and did not add any options in the Switch display settings. I have been having the same trouble for ...
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Is variable framerate still distracting with G-sync/Freesync?

The main purpose of GSync/Freesync is precisely to prevent you from noticing such fluctuations (which you usually notice by sudden lag spikes). In addition adaptive sync prevents screen tearing from ...
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AV to HDMI 1080p Scaler Video Converter Outputting Sound But Not Video

Okay, so I did a little bit of digging, and it seems that I the converter I got was not what I thought it was. The one I got is apparently a very well-made copycat of the product I was trying to get. ...
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How to get an Atari game console to work on a flat screen TV?

There are devices that can "tune" into RF Analog signal and convert it to HDMI, for example, this one on Amazon. It's kinda expensive though if you're going to use it just for playing Atari 2600 ...
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What are the differences in scaling on the GPU vs on the Display?

It's typically something boiling down on individual hardware combinations I'd say. I think these are the most important points here: No matter where you do the scaling, it will take some time to be ...
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Is there any difference between a TV and a monitor in regard to input latency?

Regardless of your output device or means, TVs were never designed with low input lag in mind. As you can see from this study TV latency varies from 15ms to 100ms and that is borderline unacceptable ...
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144hz Monitor refreshing on 60hz

The problem is that windows doesn't default to a 144 Hz refresh rate for your monitor, you have to change it yourself. On Windows 10 you can find it this way: right click the desktop select display ...
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How do I stretch a resolution to fit my monitor?

This isn't very easy to do and may not work for certain games at all. The first step would be to change your desktop monitor resolution to the desired one. This can be done with specialized tools(e.g....
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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?

You haven't mentioned some other specifications of the laptop or monitor that might help to give you an answer, but from what I can tell, the laptop has an HDMI 2.0 port which is capable of driving a ...
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Two monitors, but can't play and use the mouse at the same time on both screens

Achieving what you want on a simple Windows PC directly is going to be difficult and some games may exclusively grab devices anyway and prevent you from doing this. However, if you are willing to ...
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Does the original N64 Zelda: OoT have small black borders like this or is it my TV accessory?

The overscan area is a lot larger than you think. CRT televisions were not precision devices. I've shaded the overscan area (technically, overscan + action-safe areas) of your screenshot in red -- ...
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How to obtain as best as possible video quality in PSX/PS2 on modern TV

It's unlikely that converting the composite signal to HDMI will result in a significantly better quality than wiring it directly to the TV. The cheap converters are generally not much better than what ...
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Connecting an External Monitor to my laptop drops the frame rate

If the monitor has a higher resolution than your laptop screen and you have adjusted the settings in the games to match you monitors resolution then that would explain the performance drop. You will ...
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What is the difference between Fullscreen and Windowless Fullscreen?

First of all, let's get this out of the way: When you say "Windowless Fullscreen", you actually mean "Borderless Fullscreen" or "Fullscreen (Windowed)". Windowless ...
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