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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Tearing occurs when the graphics card's buffer is sent to the monitor while that same buffer is being changed. You still get tearing even if the FPS is limited to the refresh rate of the monitor ...
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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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What is V-Sync and when should I enable it?

V-Sync is short for "Vertical Synchronization"; its only purpose is to avoid screen tearing in games. What is screen tearing? Image by Vanessaezekowitz, via Wikimedia Commons. Used under ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I may have a solution/workaround if you're using windows 8.1: Make your "secondary" (the one you want the game to display the game on) as primary. Right-click your taskbar and unlock it. Drag and ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

A solution I am using involves Steam. Install Steam and start it up in Big Picture mode, under display settings, select the monitor you want to play the game on. By doing this steam changes the ...
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

The original SNES, while certainly one of the pinnacles of the 16-bit era, doesn't come without it's issues. You might find that original hardware will be harder to wrangle, especially 30 years later ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

Launch Game. Hit Alt + Enter. Move your windowed game across to the desired monitor. Click the game. Hit Alt + Enter. Play. Interesting solutions here. But ive never encountered a program that didnt ...
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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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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Because even if your fps is the same as refresh rate of the monitor, it doesn't mean the frames are synchronized with the refresh rate. Screen tearing can happen at any fps, if vsync is off.
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

There are a variety of computer cards called TV Tuner Cards, many of which include TV Capture functionality - older ones often have the Cable or Composite-In you'll require (this is how I played ...
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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

This only happens if you run a game in full screen mode. If you go to options => graphics in this particular game and turn the display to windowed / borderless, it'll solve your problem. Then the ...
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What's the best amount of Hz?

OK, I'm going to set the record straight here since I know quite a bit about this topic. ;) Modern advertising has confused the masses in regards to Hz.. so here it goes. All consumer grade HDTVs (...
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Is it possible to use a Macbook Pro as a monitor for Gamecube or Playstation 3?

Unfortunately the answer is going to be the same. Your Macbook may have an HDMI port, but it's an HDMI Output, not an Input. The monitor is connected internally, so you don't have direct access to the ...
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Is it possible to have a second monitor that is unaffected by fullscreen games on the first monitor?

Is your "main" monitor on the left side? I have a 3 monitor setup with the main monitor in the middle and have noticed that my left screen is fine and dandy even when the middle screen has a superlow ...
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Civ:BE not containing mouse on multiple monitors

If you go into the Interface Options section of the Options menu, you should find this option right here: Flip it to either Fullscreen or Always, to suit your preference, and your mouse will no ...
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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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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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On a dual-monitor setup, how can I keep the game in one monitor without the browser windows on the other monitor moving?

This is happening because the game you are running is not running at the same resolution as the monitor you are on. If you adjust the settings in the game to match those of the monitor, you shouldn't ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I've automated the process of switching the primary display, switching HDMI audio and more in a small tool: https://sourceforge.net/projects/tvgamelauncher/ It's free and open source, so enjoy!
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What's the best amount of Hz?

You are right that the difference is probably in the TVs, but you are looking at the wrong figures. The refresh rate (measured in Hertz (Hz)) is the number of times per second that the image on the ...
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

Unfortunately going from Composite to VGA is not a simple process. VGA has 3 channels (RGB), while composite has only one channel. To go from composite to VGA, you have to do this: Analog (...
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How can the game be loaded on a different monitor?

Start in windowed mode, drag to correct monitor. Hit alt+Enter for fullscreen, quit and restart with windowed mode uncheck and thats it fixed
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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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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

It may be not the direct solution for your problem, but there is this company in japan with great products for video capture, one of them is the XCAPTURE-1 you can get almost any input, and send to ...
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