Ken has a problem with his monitor. All his icons have turned to negative. He tried to change the cable, and he even tried another monitor. Leo says it may be that his settings were changed. Ken should go into accessibility and see if it's set for high contrast mode. But when he unplugs it and plugs it back in, it goes back to normal. Leo says that's odd. Leo says to update the drivers on the video card. If it rights itself when he tries again, that points to a hardware issue and Ken should try replacing the video card.
Pete would like to mount a Mac monitor on the wall. Leo says a VESA mount is the best and Leo recommends Ergotron arms. That's what TWiT uses in the Brickhouse studios. He recommends bringing his monitor back to Apple and requesting a model with the VESA mount. Leo also says that Dell's 5K monitor is great for the same price. It may be worth going that way.
Jack has an old monitor and he doesn't know what he can do with it. Leo says it largely depends on the connectors, and whether it's a 15 pin VGA, a DVI or HDMI. He could use adapters, but if he looks at the connector and the back of the monitor, he should be able to see what he can connect it to.
Kenny has a Mac Mini set up as his front desk. When people walk in, he shows people the tours he offers, since he owns a tour company. He has the Mac Mini connected to two monitors set up to mirror each other. He's wondering if there's an easy way to turn mirroring off when customers aren't there. Leo says he just has to change it in the display settings, and then he'll have an extended desktop with those two monitors, and he can drag things from one screen to the other.
Dan bought a new Dell computer about a month ago with a VGA monitor. It worked for about a day, and then stopped working after going to sleep. They plugged in a second monitor and it wasn't working. It could only work via HDMI. Leo says HDMI is better quality-wise, but Dan uses it as a TV as well. When it goes to sleep, it won't wake up. He's concerned that the monitor is faulty.
Gary notices that his resolution doesn't adjust when he docks his laptop to his monitor. Leo says that's odd because Windows should do that really well. Chances are, this is an issue with the Lenovo laptop. Ideally, Gary will want the monitor to display at the native dot for dot resolution.
Joe wants to know the difference between a TV and a monitor. Leo says a TV has a lower resolution and a tuner, whereas a monitor has higher resolution. A TV isn't designed to be as crisp because the viewer will be farther from it. A monitor is designed for up close viewing while working on a computer.
Todd just got a new AlienWare laptop and he's looking now to build his own desktop. Leo says these days he doesn't see any advantage to building your own desktop because you have to support it. And they're not cheaper to build anymore.
Louis wants to know if you can use a non touch second monitor with a touch screen laptop. Leo says sure. Windows 8 is designed to use touch, mouse and keyboard equally, so there's no issue. There's also keystrokes for everything. Leo says he should have at least one touch screen, though, if he can.