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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Maximize apps on second screen only maximizes to half the width

I'm running Elementary OS Loki on the newest Dell XPS 13. Been trying to setup a dual extended screen but I recently noticed that whenever I maximize an application on this screen it will maximize to ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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Cannot make windows fullscreen in Loki with multiple monitors

I have a 3-monitor setup using 2 external monitors in addition to the primary display on my monitor. I have the external monitors side by side, with the primary laptop display centered below them. ...
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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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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I installed this with additional drivers for a nvidia gt520m but when I restart, black screen appear, this is a fresh elementary os loki; yesterday I installed manually the driver via terminal, but ...
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Screen locking just after sign in

I really like Elementary OS so I tried to install Loki on my laptop. It is a Lenovo Y570. Here are specs: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-y570/specs/ Video is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / ...
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How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki? [duplicate]

There are instructions how to do it previous versions of elementary OS but not for Loki. There is no setting file in the /home/.config/dock1 folder to edit. My monitors are not mirrored, they are ...
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Can I change the brightness threshold of the slider?

I have an Intel Graphics card. The brightness range goes from 0 (black) to 976 (full brightness). I would like to set the minimum brightness to 6 since it is the minimum brightness in which I can see ...
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I have no GUI after signing in

Changed my power settings so that it would do nothing when I shut the lid on my laptop. Then I had to restart to get the settings to work. After that, when I get to the sign-in screen where I can ...
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Cursor Size not changing

Could any one please help me. I have an issue with cursor size. Since I'm using a 4k display, most DEs seem to make cursors huge and with the sizing bug. I have tried dconf-editor to change the size ...
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Firefox 49.0 doesn't show words in italics on Wikipedia

I have encountered a weird problem with the recent version of Mozilla Firefox (49.0) on Loki. There seems to be a bug when displaying Wikipedia pages - words in italics are simply left out. See e.g. ...
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“Fit to screen” For External monitor

I am using a TV as an external monitor, but the screen does not fit properly. Only the top half of the apps on the bottom dock are visible, and none of the top menus on the desktop are showing. On ...
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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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Display layout problem with 3 monitor screens

I am not new to linux. First of all i have to say that i've installed it on my work laptop (sysadmin) which i use with 2 additional monitors. The layout is: left monitor - additional monitor - ...
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AMD R9 390 not running games with AMDGPU

Installed elementary OS Loki because it comes with linux kernel V4 that support new hardware but after installation I found out that Ubuntu 16.04 won't support my AMD R9 390 because new Xorg V 1.18 ...
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How to scale desktop on second display? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3 with an internal hidpi display (2560x1440) and I have an external display attached to HDMI1 (1600x900). By default the internal display is scaled down and everything ...
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Screen distortion

I have installed Loki. Everything was fine with setup and desktop bue when I tried to open Music app this appened To be honest this is not new. I experienced this in Freya but can't remember what I ...
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Brightness controls on Oryx Pro with Nvidia on Loki

I have a System 76 laptop with nvidia dedicated graphics and am having trouble with the brightness adjustment controls in Pantheon. I have installed the system76-driver-nvidia from their ppa. I have ...
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How to cycle displays in Loki?

By default when an external display is connected it appears as extended to the right. In Displays settings this can be changed and also one can be closed, etc. Can displays settings be cycled with a ...
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Unknown display, low resolution

Can't get my resolution higher than " 1024 * 768 " while my native resolution should be 1980 * 1080. Also it says that it can't recognize my display "Unknown display" . using dell inspiron 15R 5520 i'...
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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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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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AbiWord - Top of the document blinks in Loki [closed]

Title says it all... When I have AbiWord opened in a document, the top of the document blinks. I've tried not having the app maximized, moving it to another monitor... no joy. Since I've never used ...
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Problems running three monitors with Loki

Loki wasnt recognizing two of my montiors. I managed to fix that through installing the NVIDIA Driver for my card, but now those two monitors dont have a correct resolution and i cant set it up to be ...
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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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Using Mir display server with elementary

When and how will I be able to run elementary on Mir/Wayland display server? Is it going to be possible on the first release of Unity 8?
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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Can't start the OS because of video problems

I have a Windows 10 computer, I've created a 100 GB partition to install Elementary OS, I've used Rufus to create a bootable USB device. The installing process is perfect, I have no problem, it runs ...
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clone display laptop/tv [closed]

I am "old fart" and my vision is not too good. I am using Linux Mint 17.3 KDE, where the clone display works. I installed this oS and the "clone" do not work. My laptop is Lenovo G51. Any way to fix ...
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I'm having trouble connecting my TV to my computer [closed]

when I try to connect my computer to the TV and mirror the screens I'm starting to see problems, especially after I do a restart. Problems like: the resolution seems to be low, everything is in big ...
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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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Problem with Wingpanel in External Monitor setup [closed]

I currently have an external monitor connected to my laptop via VGA. I am using Freya. My external monitor is configured to be the primary display and my laptop screen is switched off. Plank works ...
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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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Set up configuration for external display

I have a laptop and quite frequently I connect and disconnect external monitor. The monitor always has wrong configuration (main display is on laptop and display placement is wrong) on connection, so ...
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Desktop shows in frame on screen

How to make this screen normal. Please check this image and help.
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Plymouth boot splash stretched with widescreen monitor

I just upgraded from a monitor of 1680×1050 to a new one with 1920x1080 screen size. The elementary logo is now stretched. I've tried "sudo update-initramfs -u" and "sudo update-grub2" without avail. ...
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How to reduce the brightness of a desktop pc?

I can see the option to reduce the brightness of the screen on my laptop but not on my desktop. Is there a way to adjust this on my pc?
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Recommended laptop with docking port for 2 monitors, compatible with elementary OS? [closed]

I plan on using a laptop so I can stay on the go. However, while I'm at home I have a need for multiple monitors. Is elementary OS known to support multiple monitors? What is a good laptop + ...
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Connecting external monitor logs out computer [closed]

When I connect an external monitor via VGA, the computer logs out (not just screen lock). I can see the lock screen on both the monitors with low screen resolutions on both. When I enter the password, ...
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How to resize second monitor display area

I am very new to Linux in general and elementary in particular (2-3 days) so this question might be dumb. I do the majority of my work on a second HDMI monitor. In windows, i could resize the display ...
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High Screen Resolution [4:3]

High Screen Resolution [1280x1024][4:3] i search google and tried to use the screen resolution. above but i failed i am newbie to this operating system , usually on windows when update my Graphic ...
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How do I put applications on the home screen? [duplicate]

Someone said in a video that it's currently not supported but, is there a way to put applications on the home screen and not just the dock? Thanks! Trace
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Mirroring screen

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=470381Capturedu20160412130115.png I've accidentally blocked the button, I don't know how. And I tried to launch this command : xrandr --output HDMI1 --pos ...
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Printscreen bug: only the background image is saved [closed]

I am facing a problem with the print screen: when I press the print screen button it prints only the background image of my desktop. How to fix this?
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What is the maximum resolution supported by elementary OS?

I recall reading somewhere either here or on the elementary OS site that the maximum resolution supported is something like 2560x1600. Is that true, or are higher resolutions supported? I ask ...
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Additional windows of an application open in wrong display

I'm using elementary os with a dual display setup. Following is the arrangement. Let's say there's a Firefox window opened in the bottom screen. Then we click on some link and another Firefox window ...
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Elementary OS Black screen after driver update?

I installed a graphics driver update using NeteXt'73 and now my screen goes permanently black soon after the pulsating elementary logo boot animation. How can I fix this? I cannot login nor access the ...
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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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Trying to rotate the secondary screen counter clockwise but main screen crashes

After installing elementary, I tried to rotate my secondary screen, as the title implies. However, as I followed my instincts and navigated myself to the display settings in the system settings ...