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How to set hot corners on a second display

I want a "multitasking view" hotcorner on my second monitor, but the hot corner settings only give the options to set them for my primary display. How would I accomplish this?
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Black screen when try to lock screen

I don't know why I get a black screen when I try to lock the screen (super + L), after a while it shows normal, the wallpaper and the option to unlock with my password, but I wonder why I get this ...
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How to change display resolution

How do I change the display resolution which has only one setting 640 x 480 to settings that will fit my laptop?
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Screen corruption after suspend

not really sure what to call this, but if my computer wakes up from sleep, I have no issues, however if my computer resumes from a suspend action, then my screen looks like the attached screenshot. I ...
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Laptop + HDMI external monitor issue?

I've reinstalled my laptop yesterday and decided to give Elementary another shot. Everything's working great and I'm loving it but now I have a big issue. I connected the laptop via HDMI to an ...
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How can I disable the rounded display corners Gala plugin?

At all 4 corners of my screen there are rounded corners, but I want to use my screen normally and use all pixels I have. Is there any way to configure this?
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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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How do I change my display brightness?

I'm using elementary OS Freya installed as a dual boot. Since installing everything was okay. Suddenly, the screen is very dark. With my F-keys I can not control the brightness. If I use my big screen ...
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How do I turn off the backlight (laptop)

I just want to listen to the music, but I have to wait for more than 5 minutes until the led turns off, what can I do about it?
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Multiple Monitors not functioning properly

I have an external monitor attached to my laptop via HDMI. The monitor is mounted above my laptop so they are positioned in a vertical format. If my laptop is the primary screen, then I can't drag ...
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Screen tearing and graphical glitches in Loki

I installed elementary OS Loki last night, and I have noticed that when I login the screen will do some weird glitch and then go to desktop. This also happens sometimes when I switch workplaces. My ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

loving the new OS. Just installed Loki today and have a problem with screen brightness. My screen is at full brightness, which is a pain at night. I have a MacBook Pro late 2013 11,3 with dual nvidia,...
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Open Broadcaster Software and Shutter only capturing the background (eOS Freya) [closed]

Ever since I installed elementary OS, I couldn't get Open Broadcaster Software and Shutter working properly. They only capture the background. When asked Shutter to capture the wingpanel, it captures ...
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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Multiple DPi Screens on Loki

I have a touchscreen Dell XPS 9550 and an external 27" Dell screen. How can I make sure the external monitor doesn't scale everything up as it currently is by 2x? The XPS is HiDPI whilst the screen ...
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Screen flicker, blink, pulse, flash [closed]

Anyone experiencing random screen flicker, blink, pulse, flashing when on single and dual monitor, or opening multiple windows at once? OS & VERSION elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit) HARDWARE ...
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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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Unusual display resolution issue

I have elementary OS on 2 ageing laptops and my main PC. Both laptops display properly but the PC is wonky. Monitor is a 1920x1080 Samsung All-in-one Win 8.1. I built an AMD64 based linux PC and am ...
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Super GRUB is not displaying on my external monitor [closed]

OK so I have my laptop connected to a TV and I'm running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and elementary OS Freya. I open the lid just enough for the power button to work, then I close the lid. Screen ...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os [closed]

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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Cycle through all applications, across workspaces

I am running Loki with 2 monitors. I have workspaces only on my primary monitor. Also cycling through opened applications with Alt+Tab, I can only cycle through application on that workspace: Is ...
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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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Cannot install due to screen size

Is there a way to acces terminal in the installer so I can change the desktop interface. The screensize is too big and I can not acces the menu's or buttons.
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Black/blank screen after fresh Juno install

I finally tried to get on the Juno(release-juno) ship, but I'm having a major issue in that when I boot up, I get the elementary OS logo followed by a black/blank screen. What I can do I can press ...
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Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

i have this problem and i can't figure it out how can i resolve it. Maybe it's a Elementary OS... i don't know. I running VMware Workstation (Trial version) on my Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki), and ...
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

In my freya setup, I had 2 planks, one for each of my monitors. I accomplished this by using the settings file in ~/.config/plank/dock[n]. This file is now missing. Is there any way to create another ...
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Secondary monitor not working

I've had this issue both with Elementary OS and Xubuntu which both run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Every time I would boot up either Elementary or Xubuntu I would be left with my primary monitor working and my ...
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Adjust Refresh Rate

I'm curious as to what the suggested method for adjusting screen refresh rate is. There doesn't seem to be an option under the display settings, despite being a fairly standard and important setting. ...
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How to adjust display colors in elementary OS

How can I adjust the display color on elementary OS? They only offer predefined profiles that I can set my monitor to, but I can't calibrate any of them. I already have gnome color manager and icc ...
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How Do I Set HiDPI Scaling for individual displays on elementary OS Loki?

There have been a lot of questions that are similar in nature, but none can truly address the Issues I've been having. I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 and have pretty much all of the hardware on it ...
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Dual Monitor Setup stopped working / Screwed up xorg.conf file

After disabling my second monitor via system settings, I cannot turn it on anymore with that setting. What did work is to enable it with the NVIDIA settings, but after writing that to Xorg I think I ...
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How do I set a custom screen resolution as permanent?

I am using the latest elementary OS build 0.3.2. I need a screen resolution of 1280x800_60.00. I can set the desired screen resolution using xrandr. This change is only temporary and disappears upon ...
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"Turn off screen when inactive" not working, and need a screensaver

I am running elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Under "Power" in "System Settings", the "Turn off screen when inactive" is not working. I have it set to 10 minutes, and when the timer is up, ...
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Is this a safe solution to Screen Tearing on Freya with Intel i3 Integrated Graphics?

I am currently using elementary OS Freya with my Lenovo G510. It has a 4th generation Intel Core i3, with Intel HD graphics. I was searching for some answers regarding the screen tearing I am ...
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Enable multi-monitor expose?

Expose acts really weird on multiple monitors on Freya. On Luna, it worked great, but on Freya, there seems to have been a regression leading to only one monitor doing the expose: Is there a way to ...
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Full HD Display at 14" : GUI elements too small

Got an notebook with Full HD resolution on 14". Now i got the problem that the GUI and all elements are too small to work with them properly. Like in windows I'd like to set the scaling factor to 1.25 ...
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Second monitor not working

Second monitor works only when I lock the PC and the lock screen is on. But when I log in the monitor doesn't work, the display doesn't detect any source. The monitor is detected in Settings, but when ...
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Nvidia GPU not detecting displays

Having problems with NVIDIA GPU not detecting displays properly. I have 1 external monitor, and a laptop screen Using Elementary Freya 0.3 x64 and NVIDIA binary driver 355.06, everything is up to date....
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Freya very sluggish after plugging in monitor to laptop

I have two laptops and when I either install elementary OS Freya or run it off a USB. Every time I connect a monitor to the laptop the system responds very sluggishly. For eg: When I click on any of ...
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Black screen after unlock screen

Frequently I need to lock my screen using Super+L, but when I put my password to unlock, the system presents a black screen for over 10 seconds. After that all things are ok, but this black screen is ...
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External Monitor Scaling Issue with elementary OS

I have a HP x360 Spectre laptop with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a HP 22" External Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Everything looks giant on the external display. I'm not really sure how to modify ...
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How can I diagnose a system freeze? [closed]

After installing Freya I noticed that my laptop hangs very often. I can however do Alt + Ctrl + F1 and back Alt + Ctrl + F7 to get it working again. Could someone tell me how can I find out what is ...
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Resolution of LightDM an additional monitor - Elementary OS Freya [closed]

How to fix this problem with the resolution of LightDM an additional monitor? lightdm 1.10.5 Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected (normal ...
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Using third-party apps on a high DPI (Retina) display

What settings do I have to change such that third-party apps have the same scaling and font size as native elementary apps? And where is the right place to file bug reports about this? Qt/KDE for ...
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WIndows Opening Off Screen

I have a 4 monitor setup with one of my screens rotated. I am having an issue where when I open applications they are opening half on screen half off. I though perhaps the desktop itself might be ...
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Terminal is maxed and can't resize in Odin

I was typing and somehow managed to get terminal to max size (not full screen) No matter what I do I can't resize it. The resize arrows are in the upper right corner but do nothing. I looked online ...
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Can't un-mirror display for dual monitors - Juno

I am on a Dell 9360 on which I have installed elementary Juno. I have it attached to a Samsung 27 in monitor. I was using the two screens successfully unmirrored with the Dell on the left as the ...
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screen flip issue with Juno 5.0 on HP 840 G1

So i just recently purchased an HP 840 G2 and decided to make the switch to Elementary OS along with the purchase. Running into an issue with the screen constantly rotating when the laptop is moved. ...
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Too much contrast/exposure? (I think)

So after the last update a few days ago I noticed that everything just had too much contrast (or exposure, I'm not sure), the text also looks weird and it's been a pain to look at. What do you guys ...
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