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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Inverted colors in all the system

In random time, my screen looks like when i active contrst mode, but the problem is that i cant see nothing, all the white parts o texts tunr into black and same for blacks turning into white, i check ...
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Dell WD19TB and ElementaryOS

I have a Dell wd19TB thunderbolt dock and it seems to work fine with ElementaryOS until I try to disable the Laptop display and only use my external displays. I am trying to disable the laptop display ...
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How to add 1920x1080 Display option and make it survive restart

I have elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera installed in VirtualBox 6.1.10. The display size 1920x1080 is not offered in the display settings. I have done the following to temporarily add the option. In terminal ...
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Brightness calibration via keyboard shortcut

When I set the brightness to the minimum it stays at zero visibility, which seems to me as a calibration error. It's very frustrating if you don't have keyboard shortcuts to increase it again.
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emails from gmail account not syncing

Since yesterday emails from gmail account are not being downloaded at all - I have elementary OS installed on another laptop and I have experienced no problems. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Mac Mini HDMI output not working (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera; Mac Mini mid-2011)

I just installed elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera on my mac mini (mid-2011). However, I am not getting any video output on my HDMI out port. Only the DP output works. Here is the output of xrandr: Screen 0: ...
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Elementary OS greeter screen resolution issue

I am definitely stuck with the problem. I may change user session screen resolution easily, but the greeter stays with ugly unreadable microscopic text. I have read multiple "solutions" ...
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After running software updates via AppCenter, external monitor is significantly dropping frames

Using a Dell D3100 with a Dell Inspiron 3153. Operating system is: Elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Linux 5.3.0-59-generic GTK 3.22.30 Running DisplayLink Driver version 5.3.1 for ...
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Windows Tiling in Elementary OS 5.1

I have tried to implement a solution to accomplish at least 4 windows tiling, Elementary seems to do only vertical 2 sides windows tiling as detailed here. I tried and failed with the instructions ...
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Application window can't be moved because it is positioned above the monitor boundary after external monitor is connected

I work with two monitors, and this is their configuration: When I am in this configuration, new application windows that have not been opened since I connected the external monitor are positioned ...
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How to make entire display grayscale?

I'm trying to make the entire display grayscale in elementaryOS, it's not already present under the native Accessibility settings. I've tried the advice listed here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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Screen options - two screens - I ask what is it for?

I have a compliment and criticism to make. I really like the (basic) look and in general, it works very well and I give it 5 stars. But there is a star that fails. When there are updates, it is ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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Annoying dual-screen window placement issues

Generally most things work well for me on 5.1, but I have one annoying issue. I have an external monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI, and have it set as my primary screen (to the right of my ...
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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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How to apply another color profile to Elementary OS?

I've been downloaded gnome-color-manager, but i don't know how to change color profile in elementary os, i tried using colormgr, but it's not working. I want to make a display more bright and ...
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Elementary OS set default display

i use Elementary OS 5.1 and i use Laptop with Monitor. Every time i want to log in to system i have to set Primary Display Manually with F10 on keyboard (External Monitor Only). also i tried to set ...
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Fullscreen glitch / problem / blackout when using online video (Youtube, Netflix) on browser (Firefox, Midori, Chrome) and VLC

I'm a bit new to linux environment but I did all the research I can before posting here. I will just go to the point. When I open a Youtube or Netflix video (and sometimes other fullscreen apps like ...
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Screen mirroring in Elementary os

how do i achieve screen mirriring on elementary os? I know i might use an HDMI cable, but what about when it comes to usin wi fi? And it's even possible to do it without he former and the latter, that ...
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Cursor flickering on a primary screen when changing randr on the second screen

If I run: xrandr --output DP-1 --scale 1x1 ...where DP-1 is my external monitor, I don't have any cursor flicker, however, everything looks way too big on the secondary screen. By playing around ...
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Monitor Settings EOS Hera

After I set up my monitor in the Monitor Settings app and Save it says Saved but then next time I boot up Elementary the settings are gone. The same for "hot corners" in desktop setting.
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Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . How to solve the Display issue?

Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . A transparent window is always appears around the main window . This app is not from elementary app store . But from their own site of Veracrypt. I have tried ...
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Screen dimming when user inactive - how to turn off it?

How can I turn off automatic dimming of screen when I am inactive? I was looking in settings but I coudn't find anythink. Thank you!
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Dual display setup is wrong, before login

I have two displays, the secondary one being on the right to the primary one. no problems here. however when I first boot into elementary, it seems to ignore the display settings, thinking that the ...
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Screen stuttering

From time to time, my laptop screen simply starts to stutter. This happens more often with the laptop screen than with my external monitor. My screen was tearing, but fixed with this: https://www....
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Dual monitor mode switch

I recently dual-booted my Asus Zenbook UX480 with Elementary OS Hera and I am very happy with it in general. I tried plugging in a second monitor with HDMI and it doesn't quite work as it should. As I ...
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How to persist the displays config in lock screen?

I'm using DISTRIB_ID=elementary DISTRIB_RELEASE=5.1.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=hera DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera" and configured 2 displays like this: however, in lock screen, the order ...
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Black screen before login screen

When I lock my device, first few black screens are shown along with "GPU artifacts". Is this normal? (This is my first time using Elementary OS)
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External Monitor and HP Elitebook 840 G5

Installed Elementary OS Hera on a HP Elitebook 840 G5. The OS is fast, stable and responsive. When plugging in a external monitor to the HDMI port, the monitor itself (an LG 27UD58) recognizes that ...
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Mouse click does nothing for a few seconds after unlocking the session

Since the very first time I tried eOS I noticed that there is a annoyingly noticeable "delay" that takes place every time I unlock my session (except when I'm logging in) before the mouse clicks ...
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Setting display resolution to 4k disables GUI

I am using 5.1 Hera. I recently reinstalled the X-Server and now when I set the display resolution to 4k (which worked initially, before I broke and reinstalled some stuff), the screen turns black, ...
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changing VirtualBox view mode leads to problems with resolution and scaling factor

I am running elementaryOS 5.1 in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 6.1.2 on macOS 10.14.6 on a Macbook Pro with retina screen. VirtualBox guest additions are installed on elementaryOS. As the native ...
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How to reinstall display manager, window manager, and desktop environment?

I was on elementaryOS Loki and I clicked the Update button on AppCenter which brought my elementaryOS to 5.1 Hera. After various days I noticed that any applications that are not cured for ...
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Two displays one wont turn off

I have two displays and i'd like to shut off the display on my laptop but it won't turn off. I must be missing something but I don't know what. I turn it off in the settings menu but it still stays ...
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How to connect wireless display linux and SmartTV

I use Elementary OS 5.1 and i have got SmartTV. How to connect screen mirror with Wifi? Android and Windows 10 also have a function called wireless display. Is there a similar function in Elementary ...
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Resolution changes after nvidia proprietary drivers installed

After installing nvidia 390 drivers I rebooted to find my screen locked to a 1280x1024 resolution, with no option to change it. What should I do?
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Screen flickering randomly and static dot flashes

I recently installed elementary OS. Everything was working fine when suddenly, I see a flicker down on the screen. On closer inspection, I see static dot flashes when I move the cursor and screen ...
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Asus UX580GE Screenpad 2.0 update broke eOS

I recently updated my laptop's screenpad firmware to the latest version but it kind of broke elementaryOS. Basically when launching eOS it boots without any issue to the login screen, but when it ...
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Veracrypt Display window problem

Just installed elementary 5.1 . When opening veracrypt always there is a transparent window bellow the original window . Not in any other app . I have used veracrypt without any problem in elementary ...
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Mirroring Screen/Wireless casting

My laptop works fine projecting my desktop screen to my TV on windows 10, but it just doesn't work in elementary os. I tried to use google chrome cast browser and it doesn't find my TV. Can anybody ...
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Second monitor works fine, then goes to sleep after half hour or so regardless of power or display settings

I am not sure what to try next. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. After what seems like a half hour or so, the second monitor goes to sleep and it won't wake up unless I unplug the second ...
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blank screen when laptop wakes up

elementary OS 5.1, all updates are installed. Runs on Thinkpad T480s. I've installed it two months ago. Every time it wakes up from suspended mode the desktop is blank. I can see wallpaper only. ...
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I use 2 docks wih plank for dual screens but it still shows both docks on a single screen

I found the plank config to set up 2 docks for both screen on my dual screen at home so each screen can start all apps for that screen (mail and util on small screen, browser and development stuff on ...
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Slow WiFi with router but not on phone hotspot and Screen Calibration Macbook Pro 12' mid 2012

I'm running eOS on my macbook pro mid 2012 and it's running pretty well. I'm experiencing some problems with the WiFi: I'm using the right drivers (Broadcom proprietary for BCM4331 from bcmwl-kernel-...
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Lenovo 330 multiple displays

I have a Lenovo 330 Laptop and in Win10 I run three additional monitors from a USB C hub. Elementary only sees the laptop screen and one additional monitor. Is there some way to find all the ...
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Not registering display

I ran elementary properly for about an hour, but rebooted and it stopped recognizing my desktop distorting the view and layout. is there a way to fix this?
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Elementary OS 5.1 turn off screen on lock not working as expected

I am using laptop, connected to docking station with 2 external monitors. The problem is that when I want to lock the OS with Super + L keys, elemenntary OS is first shutting down the monitors for ...
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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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Not many options in Display Settings

I have installed AMDGPU-PRO drivers and MESA drivers and the system is updated but I cant figure why all options like rotate and all are missing for me. Can anyone please help?
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Mouse wrapping on screen

I have a multiple monitor setup that goes like this: TV | Primary | Secondary. The TV is used for media, so I don't want windows opening there (the screen is off most of the time), but since the TV is ...

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