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Questions tagged [display]

The display tag should be used for display and video related issues. Questions about hardware issues and what display to buy are off-topic.

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Lock screen on corner action (with timeout)

I have installed Elementary OS on my iMac 5k (17.1) and it looks stunning. However I'm missing a feature from macOS that I grew quite fond of. When I move the mouse into a corner of my Desktop the ...
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Issues with exernal monitor on elementary OS Juno

Two days ago I installed elementary OS and now I am experiencing issues with my external monitor. I'm using a Dell XPS 15 9560 with and LG superwide monitor. Unable to disable built-in monitor At ...
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Unable to fullscreen video on second monitor

I can't run any fullscreen video on my second monitor. I tried with youtube on google chrome, netflix on firefox and vlc. Any ideas on why?
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Night mode not enabling

In Juno Beta 2 night mode worked as intended. I've performed a clean installation of the stable release, now night mode does not respond at all. Using an Inspiron 3558. I can see the night mode icon ...
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Juno: video freezes for a few seconds on VGA second display

I am about to decide which Linux to use during the next year and I have given a try to different Linuxes, and I am able to compare and say this only happened in elementary OS with exactly the same ...
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Not displaying properly on my TV

I can’t see the corners and the bottom dock is half visible. On Mac, I have the ability to Underscan and it would solve my issue, but don’t see the equivalent on this OS. Any help would be ...
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Juno Display Scaling Issues

Just installed Juno. Overall a great job, elementary team should be really proud of their work! I'm having some issues with display scaling. I have a Dell XPS 13 (3200 x 1800) and two external ...
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Monitor settings do not work. Cannot disable integrated screen of the laptop

In monitor settings at System settings, after re-ordering the screens correctly, if I want to disable the internal screen, even after disabling it the laptop screen will still be on and show Pantheon. ...
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Sometimes screen goes blank

I have HP Elitebook 840 G1 with installed elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki(64bit). Sometimes my screen goes totally blank for few seconds and after that works perfectly. It happens like few times in a hour. ...
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Maximize screen space in elementary os

I have a laptop with only 11 inches display. I'd like to know how could I maximize screen space. In gnome shell I use extensions like hide top bar to, well, hide the top bar, and pixel-saver to ...
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Strange window tearing only when resizing windows

I installed the Juno Beta 2 iso and fully updated and upgraded all of my packages. I am running AMD RX 480 4GB graphics card using the built-in open source amdgpu drivers. I have noticed that whenever ...
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Elementary OS Juno Beta 2 freezes randomly (once every 15-30 minutes)

I tested it on 2 PCs, both have the same problem, The screen glitches, tears diagonally, sometimes half of the screen becomes black. I can still see the mouse pointer and move it around the glitched ...
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Login screen is not visible at the far edge left of the monitor

I am using an external Samsung monitor. The login screen is not visible, just a little vertical horizontal line at the left. However, when I type my password, everything is restored correctly. Is ...
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Black screen and nothing more

here is the problem, after 5-10 days I have to reinstall eOS. The computer (a mac book pro) gives me just a black screen, after passing the gray screen mac. No line code, nothing at all. This morning, ...
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Top Bar and Dock Icons very large [Elementary OS Juno]

I have a problem, my Elementary OS Juno, it has the top bar and the very large dock icons. The screen resolution has the standard size of my notebook. See my pictures: But my resolution have 1366 x ...
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Customization tools for juno

Anybody knows if there are any plans or third party initiative to allow some level of customization to Juno? In particular I have a small display so I always try to maximize the usable screen. In ...
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Screen keeps going blank after 15 seconds

Can someone help me. I am new to linux Elementary Loki OS. For some reason my screen keeps on going blank after 15 seconds. I have tried everything. Upon installation this did not happen so I assume ...
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Can't move windows between monitors

I'm using two external monitors (one VGA, one HDMI) with my laptop. If I disable the laptop screen (to use just the external monitors) I can't move windows from one display to the other using the ...
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Juno Beta: Screen doesn't turn of in Login Screen or Lock Screen

Created a bug report for this already, but hoping that someone can advise me if it's just a setting that I need to change in the lock screen. If the lock screen or greeter is active, it prevents my ...
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How to retain workspace segregation across display changes?

I am moving to Elementary from a bespoke desktop on Arch, using i3. My workflow consists of having multiple windows per project, and separating the projects by workspaces. I use a ThinkPad T430s and ...
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bad display and install problems

how are you? I was using Elementary for a couple of months with any problem. But suddenly I cant read anything because fonts where as you can see in the pic I attach. So I decided to install another ...
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FRUSTRATED WHILE TRYING TO CONNECT TO A MONITOR

I Had installed elementary OS With high hopes. It is a beautiful OS, no doubt. But so far I am having more trouble over trivial things than I would have thought. I have a laptop, I want to connect ...
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screen color problem (Elementary Loki)

I installed Elementary Loki a week ago and so far I'm liking it quite a bit. It's my first time running a Linux based OS. Nonetheless, I'm experiencing an annoying problem. Once or twice a day the ...
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3rd Monitor doesnt go into sleep mode

I am currently running 3 monitors and its working beautifully, except for one issue. My 3rd monitor remains on indefinitely while the other two will sleep correctly when inactive. Does anyone know ...
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Juno 5.0 Beta - apps (mail) open in unassigned screen estate - Displays issue

I have had this problem with Firefox too, where opening a new window and closing Firefox solved the issue. With Mail, the app opens but goes in an unassigned part of the screen. Impossible to get it ...
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Elementary poor performance after update

When i first installed elementary os without updating the os itself everything was smooth and working fine. When i rebooted from the updates my mouse starts skipping a lot and the overall performance ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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Juno beta starting up really slow, times out on black screen >3min

On MBP 6,1 2010 Juno beta boots normally at first but then times out on a black screen for over 3min, 5min originally. I've tried this and it has significantly reduced the boot time, together with ...
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SOLVED - elementary OS 0.4.1 - text obsucation after screenshot

Good afternoon, as I asked elsewhere, while trying to take a screenshot with elementary OS 0.4.1, i selected the "obfuscate text in screenshot" toggle. At this point, the app crashed and most text on ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Laptop and two monitors- as my mouse moves towards the laptop monitor, the desktop scrolls across and puts a duplicate of the laptop screen. WHY?

Anyone know how to turn this off? It would be really nice to have three monitors that don't "move" when you move the mouse.
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Both my iMacs show four desktops

Each version of Elementary Ive tried boots up but with four displays of the desktop in a 2x2 layout - so each is too small to read any icons or text. This happens on both my intel iMacs a iMac 2006 ...
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Horizontal lines on display starting with previous update

I apologize if this has been asked before, I have had a look and while I have found similar issues from users, nothing that helps me. Thank you for any help you can give! After an operating system ...
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command to enable 60hz on 4k display

I can't seem to get this new 4k monitor to not lag. Here's what I got: Acer Aspire 5 A515-51 (basically a standard laptop with standard Intel HD graphics) LG 27UD58 4k monitor I am running eOS So......
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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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Screen timeouts

I have an issue that after 5 minutes of not using my laptop I goes into sctreen saver and then I have to re enter my password. I cant find a setting to change this. Thank you
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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2008 iMac Display Shuts Off

OS installed in 2008 24-inch iMac for over 2 weeks. This week the display would shutting while the machine continues to run (can hear fan running). Only way around is to reboot, but it would ...
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Problem with desktop paring

I have a laptop that I use as a fix PC. I wired it with a cable. When I turn on my PC from standby, on the desktop I only see the mouse, the rest is black, but on the desktop of the laptop it's all ...
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Desktop not coming up & black screen after updates

I installed updates and after the restart, the screen comes up black with a blinking cursor. I can get to terminal by ctrl-alt-F1 and sign in, but all attempts to troubleshoot have failed. This is ...
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Locking the screen disables networking/bluetooth

It seems that when the screen is locked, some connections are disabled. At least : networking (cable or wireless) bluetooth It is annoying and an unwanted pattern in my case. Is it a known issue ...
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Script will not run properly if ran with a hotkey combination set in “Settings -> Keyboard”

While running Loki 0.4.1, I've made a script to switch my video and audio output devices as well as the DPI using gsettings and some xrandr, pacmd and pactl commands. I've wired this script to Super+...
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Loki - Black screen after locking screen

This has been happening since a few months. I have activated screen locking after 10 minutes without activity. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with some privative drivers. I thought that it was ...
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Second monitor doesn't connect

I'm running Elementary Os Loki 0.4.1. I wanna connect another monitor to my laptop, but my OS doesn't recognize it. In settings it doesn't even detect that I have another monitor connected (via HDMI). ...
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Lock Screen shortcut setup

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can be used to manually lock the screen? If not, can it be configured somehow? Any pointer to relevant documentation would help. Thanks, Arjuna
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DisplayLink Logout issue

I installed the latest drivers for my display link however when I connect it it logs me out of my account and then when I try log in it will log in for 2 seconds blank screen and then I'm back at the ...
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Why on earth does my screen have these weird speckels? [duplicate]

What are those speckles in the whitespace? Im using NVIDIA drivers, and have a Ryzen 5. The resolution is 1600x900.
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dock and top bar is not visible only wallpaper (loki)

Actually, i did a mistake. I install tweaks for elementary and then I remove dock and one more from the startup(in tweaks settings). Everything works fine but when I restart only wallpaper is visible ...
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Can't rearrange displays order in settings

I can't rearrange the displays order. https://youtu.be/vJ8ZOMLBgbo
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How to disable screensaver when locking a session?

I would like to somehow disable the screensaver (black screen) when locking a session in Elementary. I would like the greeter screen to show up immediately after locking and stay on until I unlock ...