I have two issues.
- Surface 4 Pro
- Surface 4 dock (brick style)
- Belkin Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter
- Asus VE247 Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 23.6"
- When docked, I use only my monitor.
- Tablet is at 200% scaling, monitor is at 100% scaling.
1. Fonts appear blurred when connected/removed from dock.
This happens with Outlook/Word 2016, Visual Studio 2015, Firefox, Opera and probably most other apps. Windows start menu, Explorer, Edge and store apps don't have this problem.
Assume that I am viewing a web page in Opera on my monitor. Then once I undock the tablet, fonts will look blurred on Opera. Its not just the text on the web page, even text on menu and other UI controls have this problem. Only way to resolve that I know of is to reboot. I have posted a screenshot here
, but I am not sure if you can understand the difference from it.
2. Monitor rapidly turns on/off when tablet turns off
This issue was solved by using Cable Matters Gold Plated Active Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Male to Female Adapter Supporting Eyefinity Technology & 4K Resolution.
I have my Surface 4 configured to turn off the screen after 5 minutes. When the screen turns off after 5 minutes, the monitor doesn't turn off. It tries to turn off, but something wakes it up immediately. Then it will show "no signal" and goes back to off. And this repeats. I have uploaded a video of the problem here
When I connect the Belkin adapter directly to the tablet, it works fine. Monitor starts behaving this way only when the Belkin adapter is connected to the dock. When the monitor is doing this, the moment I undock the tablet, monitor goes off as expected.