Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    External Monitor Acting Weird

    I work off of a Windows 8 laptop connected to an external monitor. Very suddenly, the set-up stopped working right. I must have the monitor plugged in to the laptop in order to use the computer at all. Without it plugged in, the laptop screen covers only two thirds of the screen and is frozen, and the mouse will move around, but it won't do anything when I click. As soon as I plug in the external monitor, my laptop screen works fine, but my external monitor is frozen, not showing the whole screen, and not allowing me to click anything. Any thoughts on why this might be?

  2. Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Queensland, Australia
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Have a close look at your settings in Control Panel/Display (or right-click on Desktop then click on "Screen Resolution". You might need to play around with the settings a bit to get the result you want.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts