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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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Display Bug - elementary OS 5

Display Bug - elementary OS 5 - on load from sd (or installation mode from sd) - display (external) sleep mode every 1-3 seconds - and I don't install or start this OS... Old notebook Toshiba ...
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Dim the screen after a period of inactivity

I noticed that the dim option from power settings is missing or is gone in Juno, I remember it being there in Loki. In my opinion, this option not only saves power but it also kind of tells you that ...
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Multiple Monitors on Elementary 5 OS Juno

Currently I'm running Windows 10 on my HP Spectre x360 Convertible. Due too performance issues I'm trying to decide if I'm gonna reinstall Windows OR switch to Elementary. I already ran the 'try' ...
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display arrangement: external monitor on top of laptop internal monitor not possible

Whenever I arrange the displays in the system settings to be on top of each other the top display is forced to the left or right of the bottom display. as a result the displays are not vertically not ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

What am I missing? I've got Elementary running in Hyper-V, but the only screen resolution available to me is 1152x864. EDIT: Of course I figure it out as soon as I post. For the record, it was ...
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multi-monitor setup with both landscape and portrait position break wallpaper setting

I am running Juno and I have a 3-monitor-setup with two in portrait and one in landscape. Display setting shows this layout: before I change my layout using xrandr commands (3 monitors in landscape)...
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Both monitors dont display anything when connecting external monitor

When connecting external monitor to my laptop, i can only see blinking mouse cursor on main laptop monitor, neither of the displays work. Shortly after disconnecting external monitor, laptop monitor ...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

So I have this script that changes the resolution of on of my monitors that works and that I was able to run on login by adding it in settings»Applications»Startup. The only problem is that I need it ...
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Couldn't lock screen: Cannot invoke method; proxy is for a well-known name without an owner

I recently installed Elementary OS on the following system: System: Host: dell-elementary Kernel: 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 1 Distro: elementary OS 5.0 Juno Machine:...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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Second monitor wont work

When installing elementary os, both monitors work perfect, but after installation booting both are black, i unplugg the one with dvi socket and only use the hdmi one and it works, then plugging in the ...
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Gamma value reset to 1 on copying or deleting any file

I am using elementary os juno, and added xgamma - gamma 0.7 to startup. But whenever i copy or delete some file it automatically reset to 1. I want permanant solution for that, plz advice. Thank you....
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Black, flickering screen when booting eOS Juno from live DVD

I'm trying to boot into a live DVD of eOS Juno on my late-2009 27'' iMac, but after selecting "Try elementary OS.." at the welcome screen, after a short while the screen will switch to a black display ...
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Screen flickering and sliding while changing to/from full-screen mode while playing videos

Whenever I am playing videos on any application (web browser/video player), screen flickers. It is random. Sometimes it does not flicker. Switching to the full-screen mode is smooth. However, exiting ...
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Snap display arragement in System Settings

On Mac, when you're rearranging displays in System Preferences, it automatically snaps the screen you're dragging to your other screens' edges. This makes rearranging a lot easier. Is this possible ...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os

I'm using eclipse photon to program in java 8, and when I create a new class, package, I enter the settings, etc. It seems that these windows are inside a window, how can I solve this?
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Using an eGPU on elementary OS Juno?

Currently I have a Dell XPS 15 9560. I'm looking for a smaller laptop, like a Dell XPS 13 9370, but at the office I will need a stronger GPU. An eGPU would be a solution; much more power over the 1050 ...
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Quick move plank to primary monitor

Use Juno release. I have a laptop and often connect an external monitor to it. When an external monitor is connected, I make it primary. I added hotkeys/commands: Win+PageUp: xrandr --output eDP-1 --...
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Cannot get Elementary to output 4K 60Hz

I recently installed eOS Juno on a laptop with i5-7300U running Intel HD Graphics 620. I have it connected to a Samsung LU28E590DS/ZA 4K monitor via a Thunderbolt-HDMI 2.0 connector. I know this setup ...
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Black screen on login - Gtk: cannot open display

When logging in, the desktop goes directly to a black screen (although the cursor can be seen and moved). Trying to do something via the console (Ctrl + Alt + 4), e.g. executing google-chrome, gives: ...
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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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Resolution nightmare [duplicate]

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen with a 1080p 14" display. My default (max) resolution is 1920x1080. It looks good in Elementary 5.0, although fonts are a bit too small. So i installed Elementary ...
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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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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) (EDIT : Still have this problem on Juno stable release)

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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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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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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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......