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Internet becomes slow on external monitor when laptop's lid is closed?

Q: Internet becomes slow on external monitor when laptop's lid is closed?

Hi I am using a laptop with a monitor via vga cable, laptop is set not to sleep when lid is closed. So i close the lid and use it fine with external monitor but the internet becomes slow....dont rly know what to do. works fine when lid is open.
possibly a driver automatically becoming sluggish upon closing lid? please help thx
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win 7 64bit
lenovo v570 laptop

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A: Internet becomes slow on external monitor when laptop's lid is closed?

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Okay .. this should be do-able .. but somehow I am struggling to set this up. Here is my situation. I have a T61 (7661-KD7) to which I have connected an external monitor and a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse.  All I want to be able to do is this. Open the lid of my T61, power it on .. and then close the lid. So that I can continue to use my laptop .. but use ONLY the external monitor, the wireless keyboard and the wireless mouse. (I do NOT need the lid to be open after I power up the laptop) Anyone using a similar setup ? eb   

A:External Monitor Only - w/ T61 Lid Closed ?

This is rather easy (Windows XP, Vista should be similar if not same procedure) Click on the Start Menu, then click on RUN. Type in powercfg.cpl and press OK After this click on the Advanced TAB. You should see an option that lists When I close the lid of my portable computerShutdown (Initial setting...) Set it to "Do Nothing" You can then power on your notebook with it being completely closed provided you don't need fingerprint authentication.  Hope it helps. 

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This worked fine with win 7 - but after shifting til win 7 i can no longer make my X220 stay awake when closing the lid and connected to external screen (Samsung). I have been all-over Win 10's settings and Lenovos ditto - but... HOW...? Anyone...? /kossie99

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Need Power on with lid closed Inspirion 17 series 5000 with docking station and external monitor

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Just found a very interesting problem.  I just purchased a new 27" monitor and connected to my Dell XPS (9343) using a mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable.  The laptop was on and running when I connected everything and closed the lid.  Everything was working beautifully, until I ran WIndows update and had to reboot.  Then all *** broke loose.  The machine started beeping like crazy and the battery charge light started blinking orange then white and then it shut down.  After I recovered from my almost heart attack (I thought my laptop had died)...I opened the lid and hit the power button and it started up fine.  I closed the lid after it rebooted, and continued to work fine.  So as a test, I restarted the laptop again with the lid closed while the external monitor was connected and again the beeping and the orange light blinking.  Proceeded to turn it back on with the lid open...everything fine.  I checked the BIOS settings and everything seems to be normal.   It seems there's a problem with this laptop not being able to be restarted in the closed lid position when an external monitor is connected (something I do ALL THE TIME with my Lenovo work laptop that is also connected to an external monitor).   Has anyone else had this problem?  Is Dell aware of this issue??  

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Dell engineers have appeared to have overlooked a setup on the new m5510 precision laptop.  Originally found on a laptop and pro support was going to send out a new motherboard and lcd, however I reproduced the same scenario on another brand new m5510.

If you hookup an external monitor to the laptop via the built in hdmi port and than in windows configure that as your primary (disabling the laptop screen).  Also turn off windows action to sleep when you close the lid.  Now close the lid to use the laptop as a 'docked' computer with the external monitor and mouse/keypad.   This will function fine, however once you try to 'restart windows' here is where the bios is not functioning correctly.

The laptop will shutdown and a white Dell log will popup on the external monitor and stay there.  Than the LED on the leading edge of the laptop will begin to flash an error sequence (2x amber followed by 7x white and repeat).  I am told that sequence references a defective LCD.  The LCD works fine, all diagnostics pass.

The problem appears to be that the computer/bios is not properly recognizing that the external monitor is hooked up (despite it showing the dell logo) and is throwing this error fault haulting boot to the OS.  With the lid closed the built in LCD is deactivated, but the external is definately there the whole time.

If you leave the laptop screen up however the system will properly restart.  IE:  exter... Read more

A:Precision M5510 External monitor (primary) & lid closed software/bios design flaw

I have the same problem, I have seen the 2x Amber followed by 7x white many times. I tried a Dell TB15 dock only to find it even more buggy. I returned it, awaiting the supposed TB16.
Question is, is Dell going to do anything about it? Do they even test things like this before releasing new firmware?
Did you ever find a solution qwerytfsadg?

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My problem is: The external monitor (DELL 2715, 4K) is connected to ThinkPad P1 via Thunderbolt 3 dock station. Then the cover of notebook is closed, I move the app window by mouse, the window moves twitching. Then the cover is open, images on both screens, internal and external, are identical (clone mode), the window move very quick and smooth, like normal.Also, if I see the video with closed cover, the video is twitching, but the cover is open, all the ok.What is the solution of this problem? I need work on extarnal display with closed notebook cover. Thank You!

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Okay here goes

I'm not a programmer, but I was wondering if it would be possible to write a little background program that would put my computer to lockdown when I closed the lid on my laptop computer?

Here is the command i wanted executed.

rundll32 user32.dll LockWorkStation

Note: Before anyone gives other options I do not want to use standby, hibernate, screen savers passwords, or the win + L. And the option isn't under window's power control options.

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This is the information I've gotten so far. If you check out this link

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d..._db841434-fe00-448d-b5bb-2c35d1ad0ec4.xml.asp

It talks about detecting when a computer is closed or open - "PO_CB_LID_SWITCH_STATE − Indicates that the lid switch has changed states." But is this in C or visual basic or something?

Finally my friend has posted this

"Basically, it looks like the event is available at the driver level, but not at the application level. So you have to write a driver to capture this callback, then pass it along, somehow, to an application which will do what you want. "


 

A:Program to monitor my laptop's lid being closed

No replies uh?
 

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I've connected my Probook 450 G2 to an HP 2311x monitor using HDMI to HDMI ports.I have a wireless keyboard and mouse so I'd like to operate with the notebook closed on the keyboard tray below the desktop where the monitor is. I know this is a simple question, but when I close the laptop the monitor also goes dark.  I think there's a Fn Key, or another set-up option, that allows me to either not have the laptop go to sleep when closed, or allows the monitor to stay live when the laptop is shut.   I also use the laptop away from the monitor often so I need to be able to switch to the laptop screen and to have the laptop sleep when closed, (to preserve battery). Thank you,HKhk

A:Keep monitor live w/laptop closed

HKhk Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Here's a thread from HP that describes what the power options do in Windows 8: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03397760 You want to change the "Close the Lid" setting to say "Nothing".  Then, when you close the lid, no changes are made.Good Luck

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ZBook 15 G3, running Windows 7 Pro with Thunderbolt 3. E231 monitor connected via display port connector.System will not boot up with the laptop lid/top/cover closed. The monitor will display all white then looks like booting Windows 4 color window shows, then white lines and red lines at top of screen, then screen turns off no signal. Open laptop and it is on, power light, but no display on laptop either. Have set to when laptop closed do nothing, E231 is primary screen. Tried every combination of screen settings. No luck. Have to leave laptop open to use.Also wireless mouse and keyboard very unstable. Used on a Dell as it is a Dell wireless keyboard and mouse by Logitech. Mouse just skips or fails to respond at times. Key board fails to do anything after a short time not using or just when ever it feels like it. Connected wired keyboard as work around for now. Local IT at company does not have soultion for this newly issued unit. 

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I am trying to use my laptop (HP-17-e020us) with an external monitor connected using the HDMI port with the laptop cover closed.  How can I do this without the laptop suspending operation? Thanks

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So I recently noticed that when I close the lid completely, the monitor doesn't turn off, I can still see light coming from the gap. I've done a fresh install of windows xp recently, but I didn't notice whether it was from the start, or did I do something to fault it.

I have a Dell inspiron 1520. Well worth noting here that when I choose standy when lid is closed it works, so that means the lever mechanism works. That's why I put this in the software section.

Don't know what else to add. Help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Dell laptop monitor doesn't turn off when lid closed

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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Ok, several months ago I downloaded Bearshare and it seemed to work fine for a few days causing no problems, I could close it out and surf the web fine, then all of a sudden if I used it and then closed it, I could not surf unless I restarted 2 or 3 times. Sometimes I could get it to work after the "page could not be displayed" showed up by clicking on the "detect network settings" link on the page. So I uninstalled it and have been having no problems since, but I decided to try Kazaa Lite yesterday and it works great and I could even surf while it was downloading, but today I can't hardly surf at all, anywhere, it took me twenty min. just to get on here, I keep getting the "page could not be displayed" could this be a coincidence or do P2P programs just not like my computer? I am running XP Home and have DSL. Any ideas? Or maybe my ISP decided to have problems today.
 

A:P2P causing slow internet even when closed?

Hi,

Only suggestions I can come up with at the moment is run your anti-virus program & Ad-Aware and Spybot, and see if something is found lurking about your system....

http://www.safer-networking.org/

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Wizzkid
 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I have an hp laptop windows 7 64-bit, fully updated via windows update. I sometimes hook my laptop up to my TV via HDMI cable. (I am connecting to the internet and network via wireless card) I have it set in power options so that when the lid is closed "do nothing", unfortunately when the lid closes the internet doesn't respond and says there is a problem with the DNS server when there isn't any problem at all because all of the other devices on the network are working completely fine. Also the internet people ran a diagnostic and it's perfectly fine at almost 6 megs down.

I figured there was a problem with it when I close the lid the internet stops responding as for when the lid is opened the internet is fine. I went into the device manager and went to the properties of my wireless networking card and in there to power management and unchecked allow computer to turn off to save power or something like that. Anyways I'm at a lost I'm not sure what else to do. It seems the computer is still connected to the network just not the internet. I would like to be able to close the lid and internet browse on my tv if possible.

Thank you

A:Laptop internet turns off when lid closed

Try using High Performance profile in Power Management.

How long does the lid have to be closed for this to happen?

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Hello!

I've looked through all the Windows options and used Google several times, but I can't find a solution to this problem.

I bought a new Sony Vaio VPCF11M1E, all drivers are up-to-date and the options are correct. I have the lid close action on "do nothing" and the box in the device manager -> wireless lan driver unchecked (so it's NOT allowed to turn off the device to save power).

Still, whenever I close the lid on my laptop, the wireless internet connection disconnects. The actual wireless lan connections are still there when I open the lid, my laptop is just not connected to the internet. Also, this seems to happen just whenever my laptop feels like it. Sometimes the internet will be disconnected after 10 minutes, sometimes after 5 hours. I also left an application running over night that constantly uses the network connection (to see if it disconnects while idling), but when I woke up in the morning, the wlan was disconnected as usual.

It's not my router, it doesn't turn off the internet after X idle time and the network works fine when I leave my laptop open. The problem I have with leaving my laptop open all the time is my cat... Cat hair is a killer for poor computers.

I had an MSI laptop before, I didn't have this problem. My boyfriend also has a Medion that doesn't have this problem. The 4th laptop in the house, an Acer Aspire 7740G has the same problem, however.

Both laptops have Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed, as did the ... Read more

A:Wireless internet disconnects when laptop lid is closed

No suggestions? :/

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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First off, lemme say it has been humorous for me to get all my greetings as idiot. I don't know where the first place to look for would be to find out how to download with the top down of my laptop using xp. I have turned power management to no avail. I have a compaq presario r3000 pentium with yer basic mobo ethernet (i'm not a complete idiot). Ok, so what I want to do is begin downloading a file, close the laptop screen, and have it continue on. Is there a software setting that allows or disallows such a feature? I figured it was power save and as it wasn't am looking for possible alternatives to getting files downloaded with the top down. I dunno, is this an impossible feat?

the idiot

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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The laptop our family shares recently had its monitor broken. It displays half of the screen, but will not stop shaking. I have it hooked up to an external monitor, but I am unable to use it to display the laptop screen without changing the display settings via the laptop. Is there some command I can use to set the external monitor to display the laptop screen? Or do I need to replace the laptop screen?
 

A:using an external monitor as a primary monitor for a laptop

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Hi All,
I have an external Envision flatscreen monitor that I have been using attached to my laptop for around a year. I have the monitor displaying on both laptop and the external Monitor. Just recently I had a pc issue which I have rectified and my external monitor since rectifying that issue now displays fuzzy. What can I troubleshoot to find out my issue. I've reviewed the Graphics and Display Properties. It is currently sitting at 1024 by 768, Color: True Color and Refresh 60HZ. The odd thing is that when I am in Display Properties, Settings tab, the left monitor in top is black (this should be my laptop) and the right monitor in the pic, which should be my external monitor is gr3y. When I have pressed on the black monitor, and press Identify it indicates 1. When I press on the grey monitor and press identify, it says it is not active, although I do have an image on my external monitor (fuzzy image). When I click the arrow on 'Extend my Windows Desktop this monitor' the right monitor then is black and when I press on it and press 'Identify' it says it is 1 as well. Is this correct. I know this has nothing to do with the fuzziness but still thought I might see if this is an issue or not.
When I right click on my desktop and go into Graphics Properties - I just get confused as to what this is all about. When I go into Display Tab the Monitor is checked, I can check on any of the others i.e. Notebook, Intel Dual display clone or Extended Desktop. Re... Read more

A:Fuzzy External Monitor - Laptop Monitor ok

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Bought a Pavilion, and for what I need it to do, it is working just fine. However, when I attach an external monitor to it - the response on that monitor only is dreadfully slow. Windows on the laptop screen are just fine. What can I do to improve the response on the external monitor? Once that is fixed, I hope to have a 2nd external monitor in place too. Ideas?  

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Hi people, So, I really tried to solve this on my own, but currently I'm unable to. I got a new T450s with 128GB SSD (20BW series) on november-2016 and I've never been quite satisfied with its performance when I'm using an external monitor extended. My monitor is a Samsung 22" LED FHD panel that I can use on either RGB or HDMI. This machine has an Intel 5500 graphics card. I received this unit with Windows 7, and it was constantly lagging (even without monitor attached) with all the bloatware that Lenovo packed with it. Well, I've rebuilt the PC from scratch using a fresh Windows 10 media, and at least now when using it standalone, it runs very well. However, the performance when using my external monitor never really improved. Here's what I already did: 1) upgraded all drivers and firmwares to the latest level we have on Lenovo2) Changed the power scheme to High Performance3) Tested generic drivers from Intel4) Monitored my CPU with cpu-z to check if it was being capped - it wasn't.5) Tried using RGB or HDMI - no change6) Disabled the power savings settings on each of the USB and display devices on device manager.7) Increased the video memory on the BIOS to 512mb8) disabled intel AMT on the bios9) tested using mains or the battery10) Disabled the v-sync settings on the intel graphics card (only available when on battery) What I've noticed is that, specially when using chrome with some heavy websites, the laptop tends to lag more. I've tried to u... Read more

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Hi, I have an old laptop that I have installed Puppy Linux on, it works fine except that my monitor doesn't work. So I plug in an external one, but its a bad setup because the laptop needs to be open. I was wondering if I could take the monitor off the laptop. Would the computer still work? The model is an old Toshiba 1100.
Thanks
Ned
 

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Is it possible to use an external monitor as the only monitor via laptop besides setting the external monitor to the secondary monitor and closing the lid of the laptop making it as if the external monitor was the only monitor? I ask this extremely lengthy question because I am trying to run my display at 1360x768 but my laptop monitor is only 1280x768 crippling the display of the external monitor. (edit: this theory is incorrect. I can only blame the laptop driver's inability to display the higher resolution.For some reason it can display 1360x768, but only when panning in 1280x768)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:laptop external monitor

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Gateway ML6732 and Sanyo 42" LCD


I have a VGA to DVI connector and then DVI to HDMI into an LCD 42" tv.

I tried the Fn F4 key and only the screen flashes on the laptop. I tried going through display settings and no luck. There is a "detect external projector" function and nothing is detected. TV is not getting a signal.


Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

A:External monitor for laptop...

That laptop doesn't have Nvidia drivers, does it?
Have you tried changing the display settings?
Do you still have the manual for your TV?

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okay i have just bought a 42 inch toshiba hd ready tv and i want to connect my laptop to it via vga. however when i do this the tv doesnt display on the whole screen (just a square part of it). i have tried to change the res settings on the laptop but the tv just says settings out of range or something. please help
thanks
smithy

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Trying to use my laptop with an external HP monitor; I have them connected; using FN & F4 keys I can toggle between displays (monitors) or both.  However, when only external monitor is on (which I want), & I close the laptop lid (as the HP monitor is designed to slide the laptop under it), the laptop shuts off & the external monitor goes dark. How do I keep the laptop on when the lid/screen is closed?  (HP Tech Support wants $49 to tell me.) Thanks.

A:External Monitor with laptop

Hi, Right click the Battery icon in the Taskbar and select Power Options. In the following window, select 'Choose what closing the lid does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, next to the heading 'When I close the lid' set this to 'Do nothing' in the dropdown menu for both 'On battery' and 'Plugged in'. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the window to apply this change. Regards, DP-K  

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Hello

I have a laptop with two VGA (intel & nvidia). I can connect external monitor with HDMI (clone mode), only with intel (from intel's menu).
is there any way to connect the external monitor with the nvidia card?

A:laptop with two VGA & external monitor

If the nVidia adapter is VGA only you'd have to use an adapter/cable to HDMI.
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.I1JZY1Of5H0

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But have no idea how to do it. Does anyone know how I might do this? I'd ideally like to rig it up to an HDMI adapter, but VGA would be fine as well.

A:Want to rig up an old laptop lid as an external monitor.

Kbronski, Sorry to tell you this but the screen on a laptop is not the same as a external monitor.. It requires the electronics from the laptop to drive it. So the answer is no.

Rich

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I just bought a laptop with a shattered screen. It's an HP Pavilion dv2315nr. Nothing custom or altered. It works fine, but with the screen broken, and me unable to afford a replacement yet, it's basically just a desktop for now.

My problem is that I've been trying to use it with an LCD monitor. I hook it up, but the picture doesn't automatically transfer to the LCD like older laptops did. HP designed it so that you have to press the FN+F4 keys to switch to an external dispay. No matter how many times I try, it won't switch to the LCD. I've tried it at various points during the startup, and varied the ways I press the key combo. It did switch a couple times the first day I had it, but Windows Vista has a password on it so I couldn't go farther. When I restarted to try and do a system restore, it switched back to the laptop's display.

I need this thing to immediately switch to the LCD when it turns on so I can do a system restore and use it until I get a replacement screen. To do a system restore, I have to press F11 immediately while starting up. I've done that, waited a few minutes, and tried to switch to the LCD. It won't do it. And I can't think of anything else to try.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I'm thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi, but I don't have a monitor I can use.  Is it possible to connect it to the HDMI port on my P50 laptop, and use the laptop as a monitor?  I've seen this done on Apple computers, and it seems like it should work here too.

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Hi

In general I use my laptop in one place, so I use external keyboard and monitor. Most of my stuff I do only on external monitor, but when i work (code and stuff) I like using both monitors (external as main + laptop monitor as secondary).

The problem is with switching between views. All I do is open laptop if I wanna use both monitors and close it if I don't need external. I have two problems:
1. After doing this operation (either open or close) windows will freeze for like almost 2 seconds before "adding" extra monitor - which is really annoying

2. I use my external monitor as default ALWAYS. But during this 'switching time' all applications which are set up to 'full screen' are changed to be 'still fullscreen' but smaller, like maybe 1-2 pixels smaller, and this is really annoying. To make it 'real fullscreen' again i have to switch it to smaller window - and maximalize again.
I hope You understand what I'm saying.
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I really have problem with fixing at least second problem. I would be happy with the way it was in windows XP - so "laptop-monitor" is always reachable for applications - even when it's not active.

I have windows 7 x64
Nvidia optimus with Nvidia gt540m and intel card graphic

setting default GPU to Nvidia or intel doesn't affect the problem

A:Laptop + external monitor

You probably have different resolutions between the two monitors, so a maximized window on one, won't be the same size on the other. You may not have this issue if the screens are set at the same resolution. I recall having consistent results back when I had a laptop + external monitor which both had the same (1440x900) native resolution.

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Dumb question?  To use an external monitor on my Inspiron, what port do I plug into on the laptop? 

A:using an external monitor on laptop

It depends on the system model -- specifically which type of port(s) it has -- and on the monitor, and the same.
No one can answer without knowing those two things.

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i have a samsung syncmaster 915N that i am trying to hook up to one of my laptops and am having no luck. i have two hp's one is a pavillion dv4, the other is a dv6000. i tried messing with every setting i could find on both computers and can't get anything but a black screen to show up on the samsung monitor. it came from a desktop that crashed so i know it works. i tried the function key that looks like the monitor as well.
any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

A:External Monitor to Laptop

You do not mention the operating system.Are you wanting to use both monitors at once ore are you experiencing trouble with the built in monitor?When you plug in the external monitor is it detected? Does it show up in Device Manager under monitors?If you are running XP. Go to Control Panel > Display > do not recall the exact path from this point. But under one of the tabs will be a black window. In the window should be two monitors. There will be options to set the primary and secondary monitors as well as an option to "Extend Desktop into this monitor" or similarly worded. Is it checked?

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I have an Inspiron 8200 Dell Laptop and want to hook up an external monitor that I have. I plug the monitor cable into the back of the laptop and through settings can bring up the wallpaper on my laptop and drag items over to the monitor but what I want to do is to only utilize the external monitor. I don't want to have to drag items over across the screens. Is there a way to disable the monitor on the laptop and only use the external monitor?
 

A:Using external monitor on laptop

Press the function key, it's purple I think and says fn, and then press the F8 key CRT/LCD.
 

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i am temporarily using my daughter's old laptop. the screen isnt working so i have plugged an old monitor into it. unfortunately i cant get the settings changed for this monitor such as pixel size. any ideas on how i can ?
 

A:laptop with external monitor

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Hello,

A recent tragedy has left the display on my laptop inop. only approximately 1/10th of the display in the top left corner remains. I have an old Dell flat panel monitor that I wanted to hook up to have at least some functionality while I pursued a new computer or a replacement monitor. (feel free to comment on this as well).

When I hooked up the monitor, it worked as I had hoped. I saw my entire desktop on the external monitor. The only issue was the resolution was different making everything appear too large for the screen. I adjusted the resolution, and next thing I know, the only option is to "stretch monitor across both screens". This leaves the toolbar and all icons on the screen that does not work. All I have been able to do is to drag the toolbar to the external monitor and just restore/move any windows that open to that monitor. This is very cumbersome and too much for my wife to deal with.

I have a feeling that adjusting the resolution is what started my trouble. Please remember when giving advice that my primary monitor has only about 10% usable space, this makes accessing many tools difficult.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions,

Scott

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1505 running xp media center. The video card is a radeon 256 and I think it is integrated, but I don't know the complete specs. Can get them from Dell if needed.
 

A:External monitor for laptop

If you use the ATI Catalyst Control you should be able to close the display to the external monitor.

Or Press FN and one of the F# keys on the keyboard and it should also enable the secondary monitor as an identical clone to the LCD panel.
 

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Hi, I am really need help. Trying many ways but nothing helps.
My laptop doesn't recognize my external monitor. 
I was trying to connect monitor to my friend's dell laptop (he have smaller laptop, but very similar with mine) and all works just instantly after connect.
At the same time, on my laptop external monitor was work after many actions with drivers, uefi, etc. And in the end I don't understand what factors can help me in past to connect with monitor. But I can say, that external monitor works at first time after install drivers and rebooting pc, I think.
Recently I reinstall my operating system and trying to connect external monitor again - as I expect - laptop doesn't recognize it again. To resolve it, I am install the drivers, trying actions, that helps me, how i think, in past. In the end - nothing works and laptop doesn't recognize the external monitor again, like in past.

All characteristics that can help are below.

Laptop - Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
Motherboard System - UEFI A14

Video Cards
Integrated - Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete - AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M Series (Mars)

External Monitor - IIyama Prolite XB2483HSU

Connection between laptop & monitor - HDMI-HDMI

My Thoughts
I really don't understand what happens. In past I have the experience to connect different laptops and external monitors and always it was very easy. Just put in hdmi cabel and all works! I can't understand what's wrong with my laptop. ... Read more

A:Laptop & External Monitor

Ok, I found the solution! From random posts in internet I was create list of different actions to resolve my problem & one of them help me.
Solution.
1. Disconnect the external display
2. Restart Windows, and disable SecureBoot from BIOS (also must be uefi boot mode instead of legacy)
3. Once you are logged into Windows, re-install the display drivers.
I want to tell more about this paragraph.
How do I re-install display drivers?
- Open Device Manager
- Delete Intel Graphic device & his drivers
- Delete AMD Graphic device & his drivers
- When you delete graphic devices & drivers windows must start to search for drivers in internet and trying to install them (windows must have permission to install drivers automatically)
- When install starts - just waiting for the end - it can install about 5-10 minutes
4. After install connect the monitor - if monitor still doesn't work (like in my situation), reboot laptop again and leave the monitor on & connect to laptop.
Monitor must work after this at Welcome screen moment.
5. If it doesn't work yet
- try standard fn+F1 combination (it must work already after all that you've done before)
- wait about 5 minutes for windows (it can start to download some drivers for monitor - I think it's the most important moment - at my situation this drivers start to download before last laptop reboot) and than reboot laptop again with the monitor on & connect to laptop
- just reboot it again with the monitor on... Read more

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