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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Why don't device and app sound mixers match?

My question is specified in the title, to be more exact I would like to show this particular screenshot of the sound mixer: As you can see here, the volume of the IE reached the maximum level, but ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Prevent laptop from going to sleep when I close the lid, but only if I'm connected to an external display

When I'm connected to an external display, I would like to close the laptop without it going to sleep. When I'm not connected to an external display, I would like to have closing the lid put the ...
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automate so that if and only if external monitor is attached, closing laptop lid does nothing

Please don't mark as duplicate before reading the whole thing. I have read the other posts and they do not solve my issue. I'm using a laptop with an external display. When the display is connected, ...
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Automatically adjust volume for audio jack vs. built in speakers?

Is there a setting to have my Windows 10 laptop automatically remember my volume settings when I plug in or unplug a device (speakers or headphones) into the 1/8" audio jack? For instance, if I plug ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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Toggle integrated/discrete graphics manually

Many laptops have two GPU's, an integrated Intel processor, and a discrete Nvidia processor. There are options to set which processor is used by specific applications, though those settings are not ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Prevent .NET Runtime Optimization Service from running on battery?

When I opened my laptop this morning, it had rebooted itself (after installing updates). Now the .NET Runtime Optimization Service (ngen?) is using quite a bit of CPU while the computer is on battery....
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Want unchanged HDMI output when lid closed (Linux)

My question is similar to a couple of other questions except I need a Linux/Ubuntu solution. When I plug a HDMI cable into my laptop, I automatically get a second desktop on the second screen. This ...
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Linux UI frequently freezes for <1 second

The Linux Desktop (Xubuntu 16.04) freezes frequently (multiple times a minute) for less than 1-2 seconds and then returns operating normally. During the freeze only the mouse cursor is movable. The ...
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Brand new laptop li-ion battery has 74% capacity, should I return it? What can I do?

I've only had this battery for maybe three days. I think it might have hit 100% once... and it hasn't since. It's been dropping... 94%, then 92%, now 91%... I know that you're only supposed to charge ...

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