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Thank you for purchasing the LG Monitor! Your LG Monitor comes with unique features to make your viewing experience a pleasure. Monitor performance varies based on many factors such as your PC, video graphics card, ambient lighting conditions etc. Hence, before starting to use your monitor, you will have to setup and calibrate your monitor for best picture quality. Introducing forteManager . This utility software helps you through the setup and calibration process to obtain the best picture quality. You no longer need to use the manual adjustment controls on the monitor. With special features such as Fine Window and Auto Content Recognition, forteManager ensures that you get the best out of your LG Monitor. Its powerful Profiling feature helps you to enjoy the advanced features of the LG Monitors in a multi-user environment. This manual describes forteManager features in detail and is intended to be a valuable guide to derive the best of your LG Monitor. forteManager provides two modes of operation: Wizard mode and OSD mode. Wizard mode, the preferred method of use, takes you through a step-by-step process to accurately calibrate the monitor. This method obtains the best display results when completed. OSD mode allows you to easily make changes to any single monitor setting without the need to go through a predefined sequence. This method is less accurate than Wizard mode, but allows easy access to any monitor setting.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. LG forteManager is a trademark of LG Electronics Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Other trademarks and Logos are property of their respective holders.

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Table of Contents

Product Information.................................................................................................... 3 1.1 System requirements.............................................................................................. 3 1.2 Installation ............................................................................................................. 3 1.3 Uninstallation......................................................................................................... 4 2 forteManager Basic Concepts ..................................................................................... 5 2.1 Basic Functions...................................................................................................... 5 3 forteManager Features ................................................................................................ 6 3.1 Ez Menu Options ................................................................................................... 6 3.1.1 ez Zooming ..................................................................................................... 6 3.1.2 Profiles ............................................................................................................ 6 3.1.3 Auto Functions ................................................................................................ 9 3.1.4 f-ENGINE ..................................................................................................... 10 3.1.5 Fine Window................................................................................................. 11 3.1.6 Wizard ........................................................................................................... 12 3.2 Display Menu Options ......................................................................................... 13 3.2.1 Brightness...................................................................................................... 13 3.2.2 Contrast ......................................................................................................... 13 3.2.3 Position.......................................................................................................... 14 3.2.4 Tracking ........................................................................................................ 14 3.2.5 Sharpness ...................................................................................................... 15 3.2.6 Resolution ..................................................................................................... 15 3.3 Color Menu Options ............................................................................................ 16 3.3.1 Color Temperature ........................................................................................ 16 3.3.2 R/G/B ............................................................................................................ 16 3.3.3 Gamma .......................................................................................................... 17 3.3.4 Color Calibration........................................................................................... 17 3.4 Option Menu Options .......................................................................................... 19 3.4.1 Pivot .............................................................................................................. 19 3.4.2 Preferences.................................................................................................... 20 3.4.3 Input .............................................................................................................. 21 3.4.4 Power Indicator............................................................................................. 22 3.4.5 Dual Monitors ............................................................................................... 22 3.4.6 Restore Factory Settings ............................................................................... 23 3.5 Help Menu Options .............................................................................................. 24 3.5.1 Information.................................................................................................... 24 3.5.2 Technical Support ......................................................................................... 25

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1 Product Information
The software is packaged as an InstallShield installation package. The installation package is available on the CD-ROM accompanying your LG Monitor. Note: Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) before installing the forteManager software.

1.1

System requirements
Hardware: Intel Pentium processors 512MB RAM 25MB free disk space Recent video card (refer to the supported video cards section for further details) LG LCD Monitors Software: Windows operating system Internet Explorer 6.0+ Windows Media Player 10+ Latest drivers available from your video card vendors

1.2

Installation
Insert the forteManager software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The installer will automatically start. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note: If the installer does not start automatically, then you can manually start the installer by double clicking the Setup.exe found in the root folder of the installation package CD-ROM. Note: During the installation, if you want to review the selected option you can go back to the previous step by clicking Back or exit the installation by clicking Cancel. Step-1: Select the desired language support. The installation will continue in the selected language. Step-2: You will be presented with the welcome page. Click Next to advance to the next step. Step-3: Read the End User License Agreement (EULA). Select the I accept the terms of the License agreement option if you agree with the terms and condition. Click Next to advance to the next step. Select the I do not accept the terms of the License agreement option if you do not agree with the licensing terms and conditions. Note that the installation will end if you choose this option. Click Finish to exit installation.

Step-4: Select the desired installation folder to install forteManager. By default the forteManager software will be installed under Program files. Click Next to advance to the next step.

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Step-5: You will be presented with the Ready to install page. Click Next to advance to the next step. Step-6: If you are satisfied with all the settings then select Install to proceed with the installation. Click Finish when installation completes.

1.3

Uninstallation
If you want to ever uninstall the forteManager software, you can follow these steps: Note: Exit the forteManager application before proceeding with the uninstallation. Step-1: Select StartSettingsControl Panel to launch the Control Panel. Step-2: Launch Add or Remove Programs by double-clicking. Step-3: Select forteManager from the list of installed programs and select Remove. Step-4: You will be presented with the installer wizard screen. Select the Remove option. Click Next to proceed with uninstallation and follow the on-screen instructions.

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2 forteManager Basic Concepts


Launch forteManager You can launch the forteManager in the following ways: Double-click the forteManager icon on the Desktop Select StartProgramsforteManagerforteManager

Minimize forteManager You can minimize the forteManager in the following ways: You can minimize forteManager to Taskbar by selecting the option. If you have enabled the System Tray option, you can minimize forteManager to the System Tray by selecting the option.

Restore forteManager You can restore the forteManager in the following ways: You can restore forteManager from the System Tray by double-clicking the tray icon. You can also restore forteManager from the System Tray by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting Open option.

Exit forteManager

You can exit the forteManager application in the following ways:


If you have enabled the System Tray option, you can exit forteManager by rightclicking the tray icon and selecting Exit option. If you have not enabled the System Tray option, y can exit forteManager by ou selecting the option.

2.1

Basic Functions
Close Option
System Tray option Selected Not Selected Behavior of Cancel option Hide the application to the System Tray Popup Save Profile Exit the application

Reset Option This option shall restore the original values for the current Monitor parameter. For example, choosing Reset option for Brightness will reset only Brightness parameter to the last saved value.

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3 forteManager Features
3.1 Ez Menu Options
This section describes the EZ Menu and related functionalities. Refer to the following topics: ezZOOM Profiles Auto Functions f_ENGINE Fine Window Wizard

Note: Some of these parameters are supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.1.1

ez Zooming
ez Zooming feature enables you to switch to lower resolutions easily by pushing the ez Zooming key on the Monitor. This feature is always enabled by default and will not be active if you exit the forteManager application. Note: ez Zooming will not function in certain non-standard resolutions. You must be using one of the standard resolutions supported by forteManager to use this feature. Note: This feature is supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.1.2

Profiles
Profiles are snapshot of the Monitor parameters. You can create as many profiles as desired. Profiles allow multiple users to configure the Monitor according to their individual preferences. Each Profile maintains the following information: 1. 2. 3. Brightness Contrast Sharpness

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4. 5. 6. 7.

Color Temperature Auto Function state Power indicator state f-E NGINE and Fine Window information

Profiles provide better flexibility to store multi-user configurations. To access, select Profile under the E Z Menu menu. If you have enabled the 'Desktop Menu' option, then you can also access Profiles by right-clicking on the Desktop.

3.1.2.1

Default Profiles
forteManager provides the following 'Default Profiles': Normal - Use this profile for normal day-t o-day operations. Movie - Use this profile when you want to watch movie content. Text - Use this profile when you want to do word-processing or related activities. User - Use this profile to configure various f-ENGINE parameters according to your preference.

You may load any of these default profiles at any time. Note: These 'Default Profiles' cannot be deleted or overwritten.

3.1.2.2

Creating new profile


You can create as many new user profiles as desired. The 'User Profile' can be deleted or overwritten. Step-1: Click 'Save As' to pop-up the 'save profile' screen. Step-2: Enter a descriptive name and select 'OK'. This will save the current Monitor settings into the Profile. The new Profile will be added to the Profile list. Note: If you have many profiles in your profile list, you may have to scroll to the right to see newer profiles. Note: If you enter an existing profile name, that existing profile will be overwritten with the current Monitor settings. Note: Normal filename naming conventions apply! You cannot enter special characters as profile names.

3.1.2.3

Loading profiles
You can load the 'Default Profile' or the 'User Profile' listed in the Profile list. Step-1: Select the desired profile from the Profile list. Step-2: Click 'Load' to load the profile. N ote that it may take few seconds to load the profile. Note: You may be able to load a Profile created for Monitor-1 onto Monitor-2. In this case, the features that are not supported by Monitor-2 will not be loaded.

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3.1.2.4

Deleting profiles
You can delete only the 'User Profiles' listed in the Profile list. Step-1: Select the desired user profile from the Profile list. Step-2: Click 'Delete' to delete the profile. Note: Deleting a profile is permanent. You will not be able to restore the deleted profiles.

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3.1.3

Auto Functions
Auto Functions enable orte Manager to configure your Monitor settings automatically. f The following Auto Functions are supported: Auto Content Auto Bright

Note: Auto Functions will not be active if you exit the forteManager application. To access, select Auto Function under the E Z Menu menu. If you have enabled the Desktop Menu option, then you can also access Auto Functions by right-clicking on the Desktop.

3.1.3.1

Auto Content
Auto Content automatically configures the Monitor for optimal settings based on the Applications in use. When any 'registered' Windows application is launched, the application window will automatically turn into a Fine Window. f ENGINE will be automatically set to the associated profile. By default the following applications are registered: Microsoft Outlook MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint Windows Media Player

Registering Programs: Step-1: Select 'Options' under 'Auto Content'. Step-2: Select Add and browse to the application of your choice. Step-3: Select the application. Step-4: Double-click the profile to associate an f-ENGINE mode with that application. Unregistering Programs: Step-1: Select 'Options' under 'Auto Content'. Step-2: Highlight and select Remove to unregister the application.

3.1.3.2

Auto Bright
Auto Bright automatically adjusts the Monitor brightness for the most comfortable viewing. With this feature 'turned-on', the brightness will be automatically adjusted in relation to the changes in ambient lighting.

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3.1.4

f-ENGINE
f-ENGINE is a unique feature of LG Monitors and is designed to greatly enhance LCD monitor picture quality. The -ENGINE uses two picture processing techniques - RCM f (Real Color Management) and ACE (Adaptive Color and Contrast Enhancement). While RCM expresses vivid natural colors, ACE function enhances brightness and contrast without degrading color. f-ENGINE can enhance the picture quality for particular types of content. The following modes are supported: Normal mode Movie mode Text mode User mode

Note: If Fine Window is active, only the Fine Window will be set to the f-ENGINE mode; otherwise, entire Monitor will be set to the f-ENGINE mode. To access, select f-ENGINE under the E Z Menu menu.

3.1.4.1

Normal Mode
This is the 'Default' mode and generally usable for all types of applications and content. Step-1: Select the 'Normal' option under the f-ENGINE modes.

3.1.4.2

Movie Mode
The 'Movie' mode is best suited for watching motion pictures. Use this mode when playing games or watching DVDs. This mode provides the best 'skin-tone' and 'green' colors. Step-1: Select the 'Movie' option under the f-ENGINE modes.

3.1.4.3

Text Mode
The 'Text' mode is best suited for word processing and documentation. Use this mode when working with documents having text content. Step-1: Select the 'Text' option under the f-ENGINE modes.

3.1.4.4

User Mode
The 'User' mode provides advanced settings to better accommodate today's wide range of computer applications. The following ACE and RCM functions of the fENGINE can be configured only in this mode: f-ENGINE Brightness Adaptive Color and Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Real Color Management (RCM)

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3.1.5

Fine Window
To enhance the viewing experience of Multimedia content, your Monitor supports special regions. This special region is called as Fine Window'. Fine Window can be positioned ' anywhere on the Desktop and has its own f-ENGINE mode. For example, to view a web-page with embedded movie content, you can create a Fine Window and set the Fine Window to the Movie mode. Then you can position the Fine Window over the Movie content area. Note that the Monitor will continue to be in Normal mode while the Fine Window area will be in Movie mode. Note: Fine Window only supports VESA defined resolutions. Fine Window may not perfectly match in other non-standard resolutions. Note: Fine Window feature is supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information. To access, select Fine Window under the EZ Menu menu.

3.1.5.1

Creating Fine Window by Window


Fine Window created by this method is associated with a particular Window. The Window may be any application Window on the Desktop. Because of the association, Fine Window will move, resize, minimize and restore along with the application Window. Step-1: Select the Fine Window' and hold the mouse button d ' own. The cursor will change to .

Step-2: Without releasing the mouse button move the cursor over other application Windows. A marquee will appear over each window object for easy recognition. Step-3: Create the Fine Window as follows: Select the desired window object and release the Fine Window cursor to select the window object. To select the entire window, move the Fine Window cursor over the Title Bar of the Window and release it.

3.1.5.2

Create Fine Window by Region


Fine Window created by this method is not associated with any particular application Window. This is an independent window and can move, resize, minimize and restore. Step-1: Select the 'Fine Window' and release the mouse button. The cursor will change to .

Step-2: Left click anywhere on the Desktop and drag to define a Fine Window region. A marquee will be displayed to identify the zone. Step-3: Create the Fine Window by releasing the mouse button. Step-4: Select the 'Hide Window Border' to hide the Fine Window border. Note that Fine Window can be moved, resized only when the Window border is visible.

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3.1.5.3

Setting f-ENGINE Mode to Fine Window


You can associate any f-ENGINE mode to the Fine Window. Step-1: Create the Fine Window either by Window or by Region. Step-2: Select the desired f-ENGINE mode to apply to the Fine Window. Note: When you create a Fine Window, the Fine Window will be in 'Normal' mode by default. Hence, you may not see any difference until you apply an -ENGINE mode f (other than Normal) to the Fine Window. Applying the 'Normal' mode may 'hide' the Fine Window if the window borders are not visible.

3.1.5.4

Canceling Fine Window


You can cancel the Fine Window in many ways: If you have created the Fine Window by window, the Fine Window will automatically close when the associated application exits. If you have created the Fine Window by region, you can just close the Fine Window. Note that you may not be able to close the Fine Window if the window border is not visible. Alternately, you can also select the 'Cancel' on the forteManger to cancel the Fine Window.

3.1.6

Wizard
To help you setup your Monitor quickly, forteManager provides you with a 'Wizard'. This Wizard guides you through a simple step-by-step process of adjusting the following parameters: Resolution Tracking Brightness Contrast Picture position Sharpness Color temperature

Note: If any of the above parameters are not supported by the Monitor or based on the Monitor input type (analog/digital), certain steps may be skipped by the Wizard. To access, select Wizard under the EZ Menu menu. Step-1: Click the 'Start Wizard' option to launch the Wizard and follow the instructions. Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the Monitor parameter. Select the adjust the in steps. and the to

Step-3: Where provided, you may select Pattern to launch the pattern. Patterns make it easier to adjust the Monitor parameters. Step-4: Select Finish to accept the modified settings and end the Wizard. You may select Cancel at anytime to discard the modified settings and end the Wizard.

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3.2

Display Menu Options


This section describes the Display Menu and related functionalities. Refer to the following parameters: Brightness Contrast Sharpness Tracking Position Resolution

Note: Some of these parameters are supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.2.1

Brightness
Adjust the Brightness for the best possible picture quality. If the Brightness setting is not correct, the details in the darker areas may not be visible. To access, select Brightness under the Display menu. Step-1: Use the slider to adjust the Brightness. Select the Brightness in steps. and the to adjust the

3.2.2

Contrast
Adjust the Contrast for the best possible picture quality. If the Contrast setting is not correct, the details in the lighter areas may not be visible. To access, select Contrast under the Display menu. Step-1: Use the slider to adjust the Contrast. Select the Contrast in steps. and the to adjust the

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3.2.3

Position
Position needs to be adjusted to center the display on the Monitor. If the position is not correct, some areas of the display may not be visible. To access, select Position under the Display menu. Step-1: Use the Step-2: Use the and and arrows to center the display horizontally. arrows to center the display vertically.

Note: This feature is applicable only in the Analog input mode. This feature will not be available if you have connected your Monitor over a Digital DVI cable.

3.2.4

Tracking
Monitor's display timing should be synchronized with the video signal for perfect picture. Tracking will synchronize the display timing with the video signal. If the tracking is not correct, noise may be observed on the Monitor display. To access, select Tracking under the Display menu. Step-1: Click Pattern to launch the tracking pattern. Step-2: Perform Auto Setup to use the manufacturer recommended settings. Step-3: If there still appears to be movement in the patterns adjust the Clock to reduce any noise on the screen. Step-4: After adjusting the Clock, adjust the Phase to completely eliminate residual noise. Note: This feature is applicable only in the Analog input mode. This feature will not be available if you have connected your Monitor over a Digital DVI cable.

3.2.4.1

Performing Auto Setup


Auto Setup' configures the Monitor to use the manufacturer recommended settings. Auto Setup will automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings for the current resolution. Step-1: Select 'Pattern' to launch the tracking pattern. Step-2: Select 'Auto-Setup' for automatically synchronizing the display timing. Note: In case you see noise on the display after performing 'Auto setup', you may need to adjust the 'Clock' and 'Phase' manually to eliminate the residual noise. Note: You will have to perform 'Auto setup' whenever you change the display Resolution.

3.2.4.2

Adjusting Clock
First perform the 'Auto Setup'. If there still appears to be movement in the patterns adjust the Clock to reduce any noise on the screen. Step-1: Select 'Pattern' to launch the tracking pattern.

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Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the Clock. Select the Clock in steps.

and the

to adjust the

3.2.4.3

Adjusting Phase
First perform the 'Auto Setup' and adjust the 'Clock'. Then adjust the Phase to completely eliminate residual noise on the screen. Step-1: Select 'Pattern' to launch the tracking pattern. Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the Phase. Select the Phase in steps. and the to adjust the

3.2.5

Sharpness
Sharpness needs to be adjusted for the best possible picture quality. If the Sharpness setting is not correct, crisp text and images may not be displayed. To access, select Sharpness under the Display menu. Step-1: Click Pattern to launch the Sharpness pattern. Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the Sharpness. Select the Sharpness in steps. and the to adjust the

3.2.6

Resolution
Your Monitor will support many Resolutions. While, you may choose the Resolution of your preference, 'Preferred' resolution is the Monitor's 'optimal resolution' setting and provides crisp and clear text, color and image.

3.2.6.1

Changing resolutions
You may select one of the supported Resolutions.

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3.3

Color Menu Options


This section describes the Color Menu and related functionalities. Refer to the following parameters: Color Temperature RGB Gamma

Note: Some of these parameters are supported only b certain LG Monitor models. y Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.3.1

Color Temperature
LG Monitors supports various color temperatures including sRGB, 5700k, 6500k, 7500k, 8500k and 9300k among others. Color temperature is the point at which equal combination of Red, Green and Blue are intensified to the highest levels that produce the White color. The perception of White color depends on the ambient light conditions. Hence, set the Color Temperature where the Monitor appears to display a proper White color. To access, select Color Temperature under the Color menu. Step-1: Click 'Pattern' to launch the Color Temperature pattern. Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the Color Temperature. Select the adjust the Color Temperature in steps. and the to

3.3.2

R/G/B
All the displayed colors are produced by mixing Red (R), Green (G) and Blue (B) primary colors. Equal RGB produces the optimal White color. If the adjustments are not correct, the displayed colors can be adversely affected. Adjust the RGB to get the optimal White color.

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To access, select RGB under the Color menu. Step-1: Click Pattern to launch the RGB Color pattern. Step-2: Use the slider to adjust the RGB Colors. Select the RGB Colors in steps. and the to adjust the

Note: Any changes to the RGB will set the Color Temperature to User mode.

3.3.3

Gamma
Gamma determines how exactly/closely your Monitor can reproduce the colors of the original image. Adjust the Gamma for the best possible picture quality. If the Gamma setting is not optimal, you may see color shifts in the displayed images. To access, select Gamma under the Color menu. Step-1: Use the slider to adjust the Gamma. Select the Gamma in steps. and the to adjust the

3.3.4

Color Calibration
forteManager color calibration enables you to experience the widest range of colors on your LCD Monitor. The color calibration wizard guides you through a simple step-by-step process of finetuning the colors. Once the process is complete, you will experience accurate colors on your LCD Monitor. To access, select Color Calibration under the Color menu. Step-1: Adjust the display's height and tilt for normal viewing. Comfortably position yourself at the distance and viewing angle as you would for everyday use. Do not change your viewing angle during the calibration process. Step-2: Look at the middle square in the color triangle. It should appear neutral gray without any color. If the square appears to have color tint other than gray, slowly drag the square away from the same color on the color triangle until the color tint is removed and it appears neutral gray. Refer to the picture below:

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For example, if the square appears to be slightly reddish, click on the square and slowly drag it away from the Red color on the color triangle. This will reduce the red tint from the square. Step-3: Once the square appears to be neutral move the slider up and down until the square blends into the background. Even if the square does not blend perfectly with the background, get as close to blending as possible. Step-4: Repeat the steps until finished. Note: Selecting the Factory Default Preset will disable color calibration. Note: Color calibration should be done only in the 'Preferred' resolution.

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3.4

Option Menu Options


This section describes the Option Menu and related functionalities. Refer to the following parameters: Pivot Preferences Input Power Indicator Dual Monitor Factory Settings

Note: Some of these parameters are supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.4.1

Pivot
To assist different presentation modes, your Monitor may support the following orientations: o 0 degrees (normal mode) o 90 degrees (portrait mode) o 180 degrees (normal inverse) o 270 degrees (portrait inverse) o Note: Orientation feature is supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.4.1.1

Changing orientations manually


When you manually orient the Monitor to modes other than 'Normal', then you will need to reorient the display as well. Step-1: Select the desired Orientation to reorient the display. Note: Manual Orientation will be disabled if 'Auto Pivot' feature is enabled.

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Note: Pivot feature is supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.4.1.2

Changing orientations automatically


LG Monitors support multiple orientations. Auto Pivot ensures that your display

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Step-1: To have quick access, enable the Desktop Menu option. Note that the Menu will not be available if you exit the forteManager application. Note: This quick access menu is not available on Windows XP-64 and Windows Vista.

3.4.3

Input
Certain LG Monitors can support both Analog and Digital inputs. You can use these two inputs in various configurations. To access, select Input under the Options menu.

3.4.3.1

Input Configurations
Scenario-1

Input -1

Input-2 Not connected

Scenario-2

Analog

Digital

Note: Dual input feature is supported only by certain LG Monitor models. Refer your Monitor Owners Manual for further information.

3.4.3.2

Switching to Analog input source


Ensure that you have connected an LG Monitor to the PC over the Analog VGA cable. Step-1: Select the Analog option to switch the Monitor to the analog input mode. Note: If Monitor cannot detect the Analog input, your LG Monitor will switch back to the Digital input automatically.

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3.4.3.3

Switching to Digital input source


Ensure that you have connected an LG Monitor to the PC over the Digital DVI cable. Step-1: Select the Digital option to switch the Monitor to the digital input mode. Note: If Monitor cannot detect the Digital input, your LG Monitor will switch back to the Analog input automatically.

3.4.4

Power Indicator
Power indicator on the front of the Monitor indicates the current state of the Monitor.

To access, select Power Indicator under the Options menu. Note that the Monitor may be in the following states: On: Power indicator is always illuminated. Off: Power indicator is turned off. By default Power indicator is on. If you would like to reduce the ambient light for your comfort, you can turn-off the power indicator. Step-1: Select the 'On' or 'Off' option to switch the power indicator.

3.4.5

Dual Monitors
Two monitors could be connected with one PC at the same time in the 'Extended Desktop Configuration'. forteManager supports Monitors in 'Extended Desktop Mode'. To access, select Dual Monitors under the Options menu. The following scenarios are supported: Scenario-1: Two Monitors connected to the same PC over the two inputs.
Input -1

Input-2

3.4.5.1

Moving forteManager across Monitors


Select the desired Monitor. forteManager will a utomatically move to the selected monitor. You can also 'drag' the forteManager from one Monitor to the other Monitor. When you drag forteManager from Monitor-1 onto Monitor-2, forteManager will control the Monitor-2.

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The following scenarios describe the forteManager behavior:

3.4.6

Restore Factory Settings


In case you have modified the display settings and you are not comfortable with the modified settings, you can restore the Factory settings. To access, select Factory Settings under the Options menu. The default Factory settings will be as follows: Feature Auto Contents Auto Brightness f_ENGINE Brightness Contrast Sharpness Color Temp. R/G/B Gamma Power Indicator Factory Default Enabled Enabled Normal 100 70 5 6500K 50/50/50 2.2 On

Step-1: Click the Restore option to restore the factory settings.

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3.5

Help Menu Options


This section describes the Option Menu and related functionalities. Refer to the following topics: Monitor Information Support

3.5.1 3.5.1.1

Information Asset Information


forteManager can display the asset information regarding your Monitor. Asset information includes Manufacturer Name, Model, Plug-n-Play ID, Serial Number, Usage Time, Manufacturer, Date, Display Type etc. To access, select Information under the Help menu.

3.5.1.2

Software Updates
Software updates may be available for forteManager from time-to-time. These software updates will be made available at the download center. You may please visit the download center periodically and download the latest updates. To access, select Info under the Help menu. Step-1: Select the Check Update option to launch your default browser and connect to the download center. Step-2: Download the update software manually. Step-3: Follow the update instructions to update your forteManager.

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Note: Your Internet connection needs to be online to access the download center.

3.5.2 3.5.2.1

Technical Support Support


Technical support provides information and answers to some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs). If needed, you may use the automated online Technical Support form to send your query to LG Electronics for resolution. To access, select Support under the Help menu. If you have enabled the System Tray option, then you can access technical support by right-clicking on the System Tray icon. Step-1: Select the Tech Support option to launch your default browser and connect to the support center. Note: Your Internet connection needs to be online to access the support center.

3.5.2.2

User Manual
forteManager provides detailed help on all of the features. To access, select Support under the Help menu. Step-1: Select the 'User Manual' option to launch online help. If you have enabled the 'System Tray' option, then you can also access Help by right-clicking on the System Tray icon. You may access the context sensitive Help at anytime by pressing 'F1' function-key.

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