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using older Sony flat screen monitor as external monitor on Yoga 900

2016-02-19, 20:19 PM

I'm trying to use an older flat screen monitor as an extended monitor on my Yoga 900 series laptop.  I have a VGA to USB connector.  The reason I"m trying to do this is that I cannot use Windows 10 terminal server to remote to my clients server because the resolution is so high everything is tiny.  (I have played with the resolution on my laptop; also the scaling, but when I finally get to a full screen resolution I can see, the cursor disappears in the apps I'm using).


I can get the external monitor to work in extended mode just fine and the result on the old monitor is exactly what I want.  But when I'm in remote desktop, running Microsoft Access, the screen flickers and after just a few mminutes, blacks out.  I can revive it, but this is not a workable solution.


I have a couple of other flat screens monitors I could try - but they are also older.  I'm willing to try them, but don't want to spend the time if someone else has a better idea.


Do I need a more up to date monitor or should I suspect the converter cable.....OR is there another solution out there for my 'older' eyes?


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Re: using older Sony flat screen monitor as external monitor on Yoga 900

2016-02-19, 23:34 PM




The solution is to increase the resolution in the Display tab of your Remote desktop application:


You can even still use your two monitors if you want, by clicking "Use all my monitors for the remote session".


About the strange Access problem, I would update the BIOS and the display driver of the Yoga, if it hasn't been done  already:



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