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I have a dell monitor wich I want to connect to my laptop ,,

I've connected the monitor to my laptop and try the F keys to swich screens but with no result ,,,

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You may have to enable the external display via the display properties advanced options.

Right click the desktop and click properties from the drop down menu. Then go to display properties and click the advanced button. There should be an option in the tabs up on the top to switch to an external monitor if the laptop supports it.

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