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Laptop Screen Resolution issue!?!?!?!

Question: Laptop Screen Resolution issue!?!?!?!

Ok. I'm not retarded i swear.
Right now im on a laptop thats resolution is at like 1600/1200 or something and id like it down to 1024/768. Usualy when i do that the icons and everything becomes bigger but it fits the entire size of the screen. Now when i do it on this laptop it just shrings the desktop down to that size and leaves a huge black box around everything else. Anyone have any idea what im missing?

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Hello, please help.

I have a laptop Dell Studio connected to Hitachi HDTV. The problem is that since at least 2 weeks ago when I connect the TV as a projector I am not being able to use the full recommended resolution wich is 1920x1080 because it won't fit my TV screen as it used to do.

Can you help figure out what is the exact problem now?

Answer:Laptop to TV output screen resolution issue

Adjusted aspect ratio on TV settings to fit the full screen.

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After a recent Windows update, my driver that determines what mode it's in, Laptop, Stand, or Tablet, got all messed up, when it should be in Laptop it thinks it should be in Tablet and the other way around.  I also have an issue with screen resolution where the optimal and suggest resolution makes everything really small.  I changed the resolution, but it's still not ideal and not where it was before. Does anyone know of any fixes for these issues?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

Answer:External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

anyone can tell me?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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I have a weird situation that I can't figure out.

I have a widescreen 17" Dell laptop. The resolution is 1920 x 1200.

Every time I shut my laptop screen and open it back up, all my icons are shifted into the upper left and any windows that I had open maximized are now smaller in the upper left. It is like it switches to a really low resolution when I shut my laptop screen. I updated my display drivers and still the same issue.

The only thing I've done lately is install Red Alert 3.

I can't figure out where these settings are and it's quite annoying. Any ideas?

Answer:Laptop resolution issue

Dunno the cause, but a lot of these issues are caused by corruptions in video drivers - so that would be the place to start.
If you don't know how to update the video drivers, post back with the exact make and model of your system and we'll figure it out.

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i have an hp w2207 22 inch widescreen monitor

ive run vista on it 2 years at 1600x1200...i applied some system updates last week and it set my res to 1440x900 and i can't change it back. It's saying that 1600x1200 "signal out of range"

this is driving me nuts, i was used to all the icons being a certain size and its just bothering my apparent OCD that i cant get it back to that

the only thing i can think that might be an issue is that i just installed a manual switch. I use my monitor to play my xbox 360 in addition to just using it as a monitor, i bought a simple switch so that i didnt have to keep swapping out the cables every time i wanted to play, theres port a and b, computer is in a, xbox in b, and the other port connects the switch to my monitor

but, i was using the switch for about a week at the 1600-1200 res...no problems

this be drivin me crazy!

i appreciate any help anyone could give

Answer:screen resolution issue

Have you tried updating your video drivers?

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I know my screen can handle 1280 x 800 but the maximum windows 7 will let me set it is 1024 x 768?

Help!

Answer:Very Odd Screen Resolution Issue?

You will need to upgrade your Video Card drivers.
Go to device manager and right click on your video card and select update driver you may have to go to your card manufacturers website to get the very latest drivers

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        - I Have A Dell Dimension 3000. 512MB RAM. Windows XP. -When I Got It, It Did Not Work I Rebuilt It And Restored The Systems. It Works Ok Now. Except For The Fact That I Can Not Adjust The Screen Resolution For My Computer I Pretty Sure It Is Supposed To Be On 800x600But Not Totally Sure. When I Run Some Programs They Won't Completely Fit On The Screen. Same With The Internet It's Really Annoying. It Would Be Greatly Appreciated If Anyone Can Help. If I Left Anything Out Let Me Know.

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue

Did you remember to re-install the MBoard drivers from the Dell CD ? ? These should include the video drivers as well.

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So, I normally run at a 1650x1050 screen resolution.
I run windows 7, with a radeon 4350 HD video card.

I have had no issues with screen resolution, until now, It just won't go up to 1650x1050. The highest it will go is 1600x1200, which isn't what I want.

I have tried updating the drivers for my graphics card, but still, I cannot set the resolution to 1650x1050. Help?
 

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue? HELP!

When did the resolution change?
 

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Hello! I am having a problem to where my screen resolution randomly changes when the computer is under pressure, like in Movie Maker. Sometimes it just does it randomly. Please help?

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Hi,

I just did a clean install of Vista Ultimate Edition 32-bit on my HP Pavillion zd7020us notebook but I can't select the proper resolution for my display (1440 by 900 pixels). The display adapter says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter".

The video graphics are Nvidia GeForce FX Go5600, and when I try to install the Windows Vista 32-bit RTM driver from Nvidia.com I get an error message that says "The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your hardware. Setup will now exit."

I have all of the updates installed, but the driver is still listed as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and I am not able to select 1440 x 900 as my screen resolution.

Can anyone tell me what I could do to set my screen to the proper resolution? Thanks!
 

Answer:HP Screen Resolution Issue

Usually graphic drivers for laptops, are supplied only by the manufacturer, HP. Looking at your model, it looks like it wont support Vista at all, so there might not be any video drivers.

You could try this modified ones for vista: http://www.tweaksrus.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=163&Itemid=41/
 

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I just finished reformatting my hard drive, re-installing windows, and putting all my drivers back on. Now I'm having the same screen resolution issue I had the first time I put everything together. There are no resolutions that fit my T.V. Originally I found a way to slide or pull the screen size around but now I cannot find this again. I'm using AMD VISION Engine Control Center, I'm about %80 that's where I found this last time. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about and where it's at.

Answer:Screen resolution issue

Cph645 welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should be what you are looking for,

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recently i have formated my pc after that i saw a problem that my desktop screen is stretched my screen resolution support 1600 x 900 but now it not going up from 800 x 720 all my application preview stretched

i use windows 7 ultimate
nvida gforce graphic card 1 gb
4 gb ram ddr 3 kingston
gigabyte mother board system
 

Answer:screen resolution issue

You need to download and install the latest graphics drivers for your Nvidia card.
 

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I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer and a 22" LCD monitor. I downloaded updated AMD drivers. Now it recommends resolution of 1280 x 1024. However, when I accept that setting it creates a boxy image with a wife black stripe on each side (in other words, not filling the screen). The only setting that gives me a full screen image is 1280 x 800. However, that setting gives me oversized icons and text, even though the setting is "smaller - 100%."

Can someone suggest what to do to get the text in a little more manageable size?
 

Answer:Screen resolution issue

A 22" monitor should be using 1920x1080 or something very similar. Do you not have that setting?

Next it would really help if you posted ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact video card, exact monitor, etc.
 

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So, I normally run at a 1650x1050 screen resolution.
I run windows 7, with a radeon 4350 HD video card.

I have had no issues with screen resolution, until now, It just won't go up to 1650x1050. The highest it will go is 1600x1200, which isn't what I want.

I have tried updating the drivers for my graphics card, but still, I cannot set the resolution to 1650x1050. Help?

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue? HELP!

Hi -

Uninstall the video drivers, re-boot; Windows 7 will install drivers upon re-boot.

Be sure all Windows Updates are in --> www.update.microsoft.com

Check resolution.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My computer is in a very weird situation. About a week ago my VGA adapter broke and I needed to replace it with a new one. (My monitor is from 2009) With this new adapter I turned on my computer and my resolution is stuck at 1280x720. I used the NVIDIA control panel to make my resolution 1920x1080 and it worked, although when I start up a game it automatically goes to 1280x720 and it can't go any higher. I tried looking at my screen resolution in the control panel and it says 1024x768 is recommended!?!?! Also, when I look in the NVIDIA "change resolution" it seperates the 1920x1080 and the other resolutions so that 1920x1080 is categorized as hd/sd and the 1280x720, 1024x768 etc are categorized as PC and not hd/sd. It also says my native is 1024x768 now. Before the old adapter broke I could play games at 1920x1080 and had no problems. I have an Alienware X51.

Windows 7 64bit
Intelcore i7 3770 CPU @3.4 ghz (quadcore with hyper threading)
8gb of RAM

Thanks for helping
 

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue (Help Please)

Hi cliff24245, and welcome to TSG.

There's no guarantee I'll have a solution, but it might help someone here to help you if you told us the brands and model numbers of both the monitor and the new video controller card (the actual card manufacturer info, not the information about the GPU on the card).

Did you install the latest drivers for your new card?
 

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I can not get the screen resolution to go higher than 1024 X 768 without it panning.   I just want to increase (make the display smaller to my eyes) instead of having the whole screen pan.  I want to be able to do it how you would do it on a standard desktop. Any help?!?!?!

Answer:T42 Screen Resolution ISSUE!!!

Panning? Do you mean "scrolling"? Could you please tell us what software application you are talking about? Centex

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I just purchased an emachines computer with Vista. I have it hooked up to an LCD screen so my son can also watch tv. My question is:

How can I get the screen resolution to change when there isn't any way to move the slider bar over to a bigger resolution(i.e. 1024 X????)? It won't let me change the settings and everything won't fit on the page.
 

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Hello! I am having a problem to where my screen resolution randomly changes when the computer is under pressure, like in Movie Maker. Sometimes it just does it randomly. Please help?

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i noticed this first in win xp... when i boot after the motherboard i instantly get a invalid mode or can not display... i know that its not a setting in an os... because it doesnt have time to boot... i know its not the monitor cause i switched it with my tv and same issue... it seems to be an issue with the motherboard but i didnt think this was possible... i can view the bios and am fairly comfortable with it but i can't find anything wrong... i even installed Ubuntu on to one of my hdd and it does the same thing after a fresh install with no video setup
 

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ok i have a windows 8 laptop, it recently under went some updates that added a start button in bottom left hand corner, and changed colour of screen when i turn on, im sure you guys are familiar with the updates....

unfortuntley not sure if connected or not since around this time, when iv plugged in my samsung moniter the screen resolution on the 2nd moniter no longer appears to ne 1920x1080, it looks magnified to say the least.... the resolution on my laptop is still correct and like before...

interesting one thing i did notice which might be a clue to whats wrong for you guys...when i clicked identify screens the number one appeared on my laptop screen the number 2 appeared on my 2nd moniter but only half of it and very big the rest of it was disapeared below where the tool bar would normally be....

if you think you know what problem is, please be very simple in you explenation..... im not very techy at all

thanks

Answer:screen resolution issue

You're probably in mirror mode. Toggle between screen, Fn+F5 to set the resolution on the 2nd one.

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i Have a 17" CRT SAMSUNG MONITOR.
&
an Onboard ATI 4250 HD GRAPHICS {motherBoard inbuilt}.

i Just installed the graphics card driver & the issue of screen resolution came.

Before installing the driver, Windows 7 generic display driver was used & it supported various resolutions, at that time i was using 1152x864

i Liked that resolution.

But after installing the driver i cant see that resolution in the properties & i have to use 1024x768 which is no good compared to the previously i was using.

Can anyOne pls. help me out how can i enable & use that resolution once again ???

Answer:Screen resolution issue

What's the exact model number of your monitor?

I'm fairly certain however that you're being limited to 1024 x 768 (a common resolution for 17-inchers) because it's being read directly from the display; it's maximum reported resolution. The actual terminology begets me at the moment, but that's basically it.

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So I just installed (successfully, thank god) my new Radeon 1950XT. All was well, I used the highest possible resolution for my tft-screen like I always do (1440x900), but here's the problem... Whenever I play a game now, the resolution keeps changing! For instance, if I use 1024x768 as the resolution for the game I'm playing, whenever I quit the game and get back to the windows desktop, the resolution is now the same as it was in the game. I have to manually enter Catalyst Control Center (cant do it via desktop properties because in there, the maximum resolution is whatever the game I was playing had) and set the resolution back to 1440x990. And whenever I play a game and exit it, it's the same thing all over again.

I'm kinda assuming its some sort of setting I havent found... I just dont know where to look anymore. Any help greatly appreciated!

UPDATE!
So now it seems that its not only after I quit a game or something, its after rebooting as well. It seems the default setting is ALWAYS 1024x768 and I cant change this in the standard Preferences via right-clicking the desktop, I HAVE TO change it in Catalyst Control Center. Also, a minute after rebooting and entering Windows, the screen flickers and first displays the desktop in 1440 for like a second, and then quickly changes back to 1024. Whats up with this?

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue

Hi Marcus,I would try updating the video drivers. You should be able to find those on the ATI site. Also check to see if anything is listed in the Event Viewer. Usasma did an excellent job with a mini tutorial here - How To Use Event Viewer . See if anything is noted. Also, do you receive any error messages?

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Hi everyone,
I'm having some issues with my display screen.
My sister wanted to plug her laptop to the TV using an S-video cable and it somehow has caused my laptop's maximum screen resolution to 1024x768 (multiple monitor)....It's considerably smaller than my original max screen resolution. As well...It is very fuzzy and widely stretched on my laptop's screen, but looks normal on the TV.

After unplugging the cable and restarting the computer, I still cannot get out of the multiple monitor mode. And my screen is still fuzzy and stretched and ugly. This is bothering me quite a bit. Please if anyone can give me some pointers to restore my screen size back to what it was before plugging it into the TV would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Max screen resolution issue.

hi hasao,

I think your screen resolution has most probably changed. It generally happens automatically when you connect to a projector or a TV.

Changing the display settings of your computer might just help you. You can do that by right clicking on the desktop and then choosing display settings. There you can edit the resolution of your screen which best suits you ....

Hope it helps

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I use a back office PC to input data into an EPOS (Electroniv Point of Sale) programme. I have been in touch with the programme suppliers and they state that the only way to get it to run at full screen is to have the PC resolution set to 800 x 600. Problem is that when I switch to other programmes i.e. Int Explorer, Excel etc they would appear better at higher resolution(s). Is there a way to overcome this?

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue

Unfortunately, it seems that your EPOS program has been written to use only an 800x600 resolution setting whereas most programs will resize automatically to the monitor's setting. In the case of flat screen monitors, it is important to use the correct native resolution and refresh rate; CRT monitors are more tolerant. I suspect you either have to run everything in 800x600 or use a higher resolution with bands at the edge of the EPOS display.

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My screen resolution is at the minimum instead of where it should be. When I try to use the settings to reset it, it does not work. Any suggestions what else to do?

Answer:Screen resolution issue.

What display adapter appears in Device Manager?

If it is showing the Microsoft Basic adapter, you probably need to install drivers for your specific hardware. You may get better advice if you fill in your system specs.

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My screen resolution is at the minimum instead of where it should be. When I try to use the settings to reset it, it does not work. Any suggestions what else to do?

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Hello, I bought the HP OMEN laptop about a month ago and I've come across and issue that has been present since I first started up this laptop.  The issue I've been having has to do with the icons on my desktop. In the picture shown above there are several icons on the right of the screen. they are near the edge, but not as close as they are supposed to be. I cannot place these icons any close to the edge than they are now. Same goes for the bottom part of the screen. The icons closests to the bottom are as far as i can place them. Currently my screen resolution is set to 125%(recommented). tuning this back to 100% somewhat fixes to problem with the icons but everything is VERY small. I have my desktop icons set to work from a raster. I can turn it to be able to be moved everywhere which also fixes the problem. but the fact that it wont work like this is bothering me alot. Furthermore, in some programs the text seems a bit blurry even though my general text settings are all good. Is there any way to fix this? I've tried returning to the store I bought it from, but they have been little to no help. Asking on this forum is a last try before demanding a return. Thank you for reading and I hope some of you might help me with a solution! -Sasja Koning  

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So I got my L520 (78595AG) today and to my great disappointment the max screen resolution I was able to set was only 1366x768. One of the reasons I chose to buy this laptop was specifically because of HD+. I tried to remove the old drivers and re-install new ones, but to no avail. The computer is fully up to date (both the ThinkVantage and Windows). Any suggestions? Afaik, the only thing I haven't tried yet is to update the BIOS, but as of now I'm running version 8GET33WW (1.10).













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Answer:Screen resolution issue with L520

did you get a LCD with HD+ resolution?

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My Girlfriend Ideapad Flex 15 started acting out and she was having issue with the USB port so she could not use a mouse or USB drive.....I had to backup the 30gb of data in wifi with my Seagate Central drive which worked fine so now I want to reset this thing to original factory settings....Start the laptop with the small round button choose the recovery option and I finally arrive to the One key recovery screen.....but there is one issue as the screen resolution is inadequate and I can not see the NEXT button to start the process and go to step 2. I even tried the tab button and enter...nothing work. Next step is sending it back to Lenovo for repair as it became slow as hell and the usb situation does not help. Any insight would be greatful

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I am running Windows XP and at home added a second 19 inch screen onto my notebook. (15.4 in). The internal card supports dual screens and I was able to set it up perfectly using different drivers for the notebook screen (1) and the ViewSonic (2). Now I am going on the road so I go to "unload" the second screen. I go backwards but now on my notebook, the desktop is larger than the screen so that I don't see the entire screen, but instead it scrolls when the mouse is pushed to the edge. There must be some setting I am missing. I am leaving at 4:00 am..thus the desperation.

Pradhan
 

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I have an issue with resolution screen in Windows 10. The issue is that Windows gives me a choice only 3 resolutions. These resolutions are 1280x1024, 1024x768 and 800x600. Recommended resolution is 1024x768, but even that doesn't satisfy me. I don't know how to set another screen resolution than that which i have a choice. I have a computer connected to a television, so my computer screen is a television. It's connected RGB cable.
Thanks everyone for the advice.

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I have Y50-70 UHD multi touch laptop I am facing issue of screen.my application resolution is very low I am getting tiny letters in menu bar and like that...and while watching hd videos my screen is jumping  insence dancing like if we play whoofers na will get some boom sound like i am getting boom type ..please solve that both problem main problem is tiny applicationsssssss..its my new laptop $1452 very costly.i love to buy but after buying this facing bloody problem not company laptops had ever faced and facing this problem except lenovo...what should i dooooo i want it perectly ...

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1280x768 is my resolution usually on my laptop and it stretches to fit the whole screen no black border on either side but all of the sudden i was playing a game then i exited the game and now i have black borders on either side usually with a LCD monitor you hit the autocfg button and it just stretches it to refresh is there any possible way to fix this issue?

Answer:Resolution Stretch fit screen issue.

Have you tried changing the game's resolution to fit your monitor?

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Hi,
I don't remember changing anything,only added a pic to my desktop. Now when I open a browser window (IE) things are all alittle bigger. Going to Google (my home page ), it doesn't fit completely into the browser window. All fonts on the desktop appear normal, however, the right most column of icons, has shifted away towards the middle of the screen by about an inch.
Coming here looks out of wack too. The logon boxes are more towards the middle of the page instead of more to the right like usual for me.
Any help would be appreciated.

PS. It seems that only web pages are out of whack, they don't fit anymore. The Google issue went away after I cleared internet stuff etc with ATF Cleaner. But this site's page still doesn't fit, as well as all other web pages. Spreadsheets and folders opened up on the laptop appear fine. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Resolution Issue Vaio Laptop

Figured it out. IE's screen size got set somehow to 150%. Spotted it bottom right hand corner.
 

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Hi all, hope someone can provide some clues as to what I need to do to get screen resolution from changing when I switch display settings from extended to duplicate screens.

PC is a self built machine with on Intel HD board graphics, however I am using a Radeon 6870 GFX card. the latest drivers have been installed (15.20.1062.1004-150803a-184226E)

I have a Dell P2414H monitor that is connected to the GFX card using DisplayPort cable and a 46" Sony HX823 LED TV connected via HDMI from the GFX card as well.

the monitor and TV both support 1920x1080 resolution and this is the resolution that the Dell runs on when the display setting is set to Extended Displays.

When I want to watch a movie I set the display to Duplicate Displays, the resolution drops to a lower setting as the taskbar and open windows all increase in size. the display properties however still report the resolution as 1920x1080.

Any ideas why this is happening? and what I can do to stop it from occurring?

Many thanks

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My hardware/software:
-Acer X223W Monitor
-Radeon 4860
-Windows 7 64

Here's the problem:

I was using my computer when my mother accidentally hit the room switch which turns my entire rig off. Annoyed, I turn my computer back on and now my screen resolution is all messed up. On top of that I can't open Chrome due to misplaced files.

I reinstalled all my drivers but instead of detecting the name of my monitor, it just shows Generic PnP Monitor instead.
I pick the best screen res(1600 x 1200) but that is clearly wrong(but the best i can do).

I've done a system restore and reinstalled all my drivers. I looked for the Acer X223W drivers but all I got was a security catalog, setup information, and an ICC profile that doesn't do anything when I run it. I searched for driver updates on device manager but it says the Generic PnP monitor driver is up to date.

My fear is that this is truly a hardware problem from the light switch, and nothing but a new monitor will fix. Anyone care to dig into this one?

Cheers

Answer:Generic PnP Monitor issue, Screen resolution is off

According to Microsoft you won't need any additional drivers:

Windows 7 Compatibility for Acer X223W 22" TFT LCD: Acer. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Try uninstalling the monitor and then reboot. Acer was no help, seeing that they apparently didn't bother after they got past the 32-bit Vista driver.

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I recently upgraded my motherboard to a GeForce6100PM-M2 64 x2 Dual Core Athlon with 4 GB DDR2 800. My screen is an LG 225WS which runs at 1680 x 1050 (native) resolution. My old motherboard had a Radeon 9700 which gave me 32 bit colour.

With my new motherboard installed when I set my screen to 32 bit colour any mouse or window movement causes the screen display to break up badly. I have installed the latest drivers from NVIDIA and LG. I first contacted NVIDIA who said if I have their latest drivers it must be an LG problem. LG told me that as long as I have their latest driver, the plug and play monitor should function correctly and it must be a graphics card problem.

Grateful for some advice to solve this issue.
 

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HI,

I've plugged my laptop into an HP LA2306x 24inc monitor. Max resolution for monitor is 1920x1080 60hz. I've changed the settings on the laptop to connect to projector and set up the resolution as 1920x1080. Images are perfect but I cant centralise the screen. I can just see the top of the toolbar and there is 1cm to spare at the top of the screen.

I have tried all the monitor settings and taken a look at the graphics card settings. Am very confused. Can anyone help?


Ive attached a picture showing the cursor/pointer at the top of the screen to indicate the gap.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Screen won't centralise on monitor. Resolution issue? Help

What graphics card do you have? sometimes you have to "upscale it" with your software suite.

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I have an old Compaq Presario F700 laptop which I use solely to run emulators on. It runs Windows Vista, and I've never had much of a problem with it, besides a relatively slow startup. It is clean of viruses, at least according to my last scan of AVG and Malwarebytes.

The battery died while I had been using a Project 64 emulator the other day, and his been stuck in a super tiny screen resolution ever since.

Now normally, I'd find that particularly easy to fix--but this time, everything -else- didn't shrink with it. I can right click my desktop, go to display settings, and I can't get to my monitor resolution adjustment bar because I can't pan the window far enough onto screen.

I had the bright idea of plugging a second monitor into the VGA port in the side of my computer, and managed to change my resolution then, but as soon as I disconnected the second monitor, it reverted to it's tiny state again. I'm not quite sure what to do for this problem, and my google searches aren't turning up much about it.
I will also be at school for a majority of today, I'm taking my Finals for the year. I will check in and respond when I can.
 

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue : Windows Vista

I can't get to my monitor resolution adjustment bar because I can't pan the window far enough onto screen.Click to expand...

This might work for you to be able to move the window up far enough to see the monitor adjustment bar.
1. Press alt+spacebar
2. Press M and a 4 sided-arrow appears
3. Use the up arrow key to move the window up (all movement of the window is done with the arrow keys)
4. Once the window is at a position so you can see the adjustment bar, press the enter key to hold it in this position. You can then use the keyboard and mouse as you normally do to work on the screen adjustment.
 

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A friend of mine was telling me about a problem he was having completely dumbfounded having never heard of such an issue I had him describe in detail the problem in msn messenger.

Hes using this:
Windows XP with service pack 2, Firefox 1.5.0.1, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420.

and heres the problem copy and pasted directly from MSN messenger (just pieced together without the whole **** says: thing

The first problem is that my mother regularly plays pool on Yahoo (that's not the problem).. If you've played games on Yahoo you know that below the game is a chat window. Recently a status bar appeared on the game window, covering half the chat. You cannot see what someone types until something new is typed and pushes the first up to the top half of the chat area. Bear in mind that my mother uses 800 x 600 resolution. When I suggested she change to 1024 x 768(which fixes the issue), she claimed "The table is too small to see if I do that.". I suggested she try Firefox. I thought this was finally my chance to convert her, as I've been trying for 2 years now. She went to her little game in Firefox, but still had the same problem. I changed her resolution and said to her "Get used to it." Then left. This morning I get on and she tells me she's having a problem. I sign onto her user name and it's back to 800 x 600. I sigh, and open Firefox...then for some odd reason the resolution changed to 640 x 480. Everything worked fine other than th... Read more

Answer:A very strange issue with Firefox and Screen Resolution please Help

Howdy

IE tab in FireFox
Works quite well. Hope it helps.
 

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We recently purchased a Dell GX270 running Windows XP Professional.

We were hoping to replace our Sony VIAO as a music and ITunes server in our entertainment center.

We have a dennon reciever which brings in HDMI (converted from a DVI output in the video card) and send it to our sony Flat Screen TV

Previously we could run multiple resolutions and screen rates with no difficulty.

When we installed the Radeon 9200 video card, with DVI output, the card was operating great in "plug and play mode" on a regular computer monitor (flat screen)

when we moved the GX270 to the TV, it would only display 720 x 480 screen resolution....

we are not sure how to correct this and have the other resolutions...

Hypothesis 1: change driver from "plug and play" to "default" monitor... we dont see an option for this. we have deleted the previous montors from the configuration and letting it reinstall....

Hypothesis 2: hook up a primary monitor on our video card and the dvi as a secondary monitor.. then make changes using the primary monitor (Computer monitor....) and then switch which monitor is "primary"

Hypothesis 3: there is some known driver issue, etc... and we can get it fixed!

We looked on the web quite a bit, and found something similar in these forums... but... not sure.... http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/491054-dual-monitor-nightmare.html
 

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When i connect my tv (19" Sansui LCD) to my laptop and select "Duplicate on both monitors" It works perfectly fine at 1366x768 resolution. When i select "Only show on 2" to turn my computer monitor off, it totally kills the resolution on my tv to something like 1024x768, and then stretches it to the wide screen. But i of course do not need 2 monitors running. How can i turn my laptop off without it killing my resolution?

Please note:
The monitor works perfectly while duplicated, it does not work while only on by itself. I do not see a reason why turning my computer monitor off should make the tv not work.

Thanks for help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Flat screen resolution issue

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Originally Posted by Chikokishi


When i connect my tv (19" Sansui LCD) to my laptop and select "Duplicate on both monitors" It works perfectly fine at 1366x768 resolution. When i select "Only show on 2" to turn my computer monitor off, it totally kills the resolution on my tv to something like 1024x768, and then stretches it to the wide screen. But i of course do not need 2 monitors running. How can i turn my laptop off without it killing my resolution?

Please note:
The monitor works perfectly while duplicated, it does not work while only on by itself. I do not see a reason why turning my computer monitor off should make the tv not work.

Thanks for help!




you should have a button for disabling your main display. i don't think it affects a secondary display, try that

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When I was ordering my T530, stated both on my order (incl. the order confirmation email and the printout) and on the Lenovo website, the display was "15.6" FHD (1900 x 1080) LED Backlit AntiGlare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready". Actually, it was of 1366x768 resolution. This is too low for me, I have asked for a return with full refund. Response from Lenevo: With regards to your query on order number xxxx, since the ThinkPad T530 is a Laptop where you could configure as per your needs. I see you chose the 15.6HD1366x768LED screen. We cannot make any changes on your order as it has already shipped if you wish to make a return you can return it but you will be subjected to a 15% restocking fee as per Lenovo Policy. Please revert if you agree to the 15% restocking fee. The best we could offer you if you wish to return is Lenovo will take care of shipping and handling for the return back to our warehouse. I replied to this response as below, and also applied for RMA number two days ago. There has been no responese from Lenovo so far.Dear xxx,It is Lenovo that has caused the screen-resolution issue. When I was ordering the T530, stated both on my order (incl. the order confirmation email, attached bellow, and the printout) and on the Lenovo website, the display was "15.6" FHD (1900 x 1080) LED Backlit AntiGlare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready".  This issue has also been discussed on Lenovo Forums:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T530-HD... Read more

Answer:Return of T530 due to the screen resolution issue

Hi xwu, welcome to the forum,
 
sorry to read that you're not happy with your situation, but there's something you could maybe help me understand.
 
xwu wrote:
on the Lenovo website, the display was "15.6" FHD (1900 x 1080) LED Backlit AntiGlare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready". 

In the thread you linked to the discussion starts by pointing out that the website had the 1900 x 1080 described as HD and not FHD as you quote, or did you order after the error was corrected?  Maybe you could post a copy of your order confirmation to confirm to members that this is what you should have received.
 
The delay in your receiving a reply may be due to Lenovo investigating the case, but I would suggest you call and speak to a sales rep about the situation rather than sending emails.
 
edit; typo

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Hello everyone, this is my first post, I'm usually able to mine this excellent site for answers but I'm really struggling with a few issues. Primarily my resolution is messed up, I did a clean install of windows xp everything seemed fine but after I updated to sp2 it kind of went to hell, and I did just update to sp3.
The current screen resolution settings are at 640 X 480 pixels and can't be adjusted, the color quality is set at lowest (4 bit) that's the only option. At first I thought this thing was booting in safe mode, that's what the appearance reminds me of.
I'm thinking it might be a driver issue, I downloaded Drivermax and it didn't help or I don't know how to properly use it, The device manager shows 4 yellow question marks under other devices and are Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, USB Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible).
I downloaded Everest and generated a report, I'll attemt to attach it.
 

Answer:Screen resolution driver issue? my first post

First:
Download and install the chipset identification Utility

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...rsion=Windows XP Home Edition*&DownloadType=

The the following in order:

USB 2.0 driver

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...rsion=Windows XP Professional*&DownloadType=

Ethernet Driver:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...oductProduct=Intel®+Desktop+Board+D845GLADeng

Audio Driver

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...rsion=Windows XP Professional*&DownloadType=

graphics driver

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...rsion=Windows XP Professional*&DownloadType=
 

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My T420 laptop is capable of 1600 X 900 screen resolution. After changing the resolution temporarily to 1024 X 768,I tried to change it back a couple of hours later to 1600 X 900. However, now I do not even see 1600 X 900 as an option.The highest option is its' current setting of 1024 X 768. Can someone tell me how I can get the 1600 X 900 resolution to show upagain as an option so I can change the screen resolution back to its' factory setting? I do not know what could have happenedexcept for maybe a windows update took place before I attempted to change the screen resolution back. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated.  

Answer:T420 Screen Resolution Change Issue

hey Quinn,welcome to the forums. could you check the graphic card version on your unit and compare it to the version available on http://support.lenovo.com .is it the same or is the one on the support site ? If both of it is the same, uninstall the graphic driver from your unit and then download the driver from our support site.do not install it yet, set your unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig first and then only install.





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Hello

I recently purchased a television set to use with my computer as the main monitor. When I plugged my PC in, the screen resolution was humourously low (720x480) whereas the native resolution for the set seems to be 1360x850. I have since changed the resolution by fiddling with the settings a bit, but I have a rather pressing issue on my hands: none of my games seem to respect the resolution.
For example, Star Wars Battlefront II (my favourite PC game, might I add) ran fine on my old monitor at 1024x768; however on this monitor it enters into a fuzzy resolution which pushes some of the menu off the bottom of the screen. It also won't allow me to change the resolution as the menu is completely blank.
Another example is Bit.Trip Runner which does have a working resolution changing menu but only goes up to 720x480. The same goes for Garry's Mod.

This kinda leaves me in a pickle as the computer was specifically built for lower-end gaming.
For the record, my graphics card is an ATI Radeon 5570 which has completely up-to-date drivers, and a seemingly unbranded "generic" television which also seems to have up-to-date drivers.
 

Answer:Solved: Bizarre screen resolution issue

BUMP.

This is a pretty pressing issue, fellas.
 

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Hello.

I just bought new LCD. It is - ViewSonic va1912w - 19 inch - wide screen.
I used installation cd, followed all steps and installation was sucessfull. The monitor works properly only if it is set at 1440 x 900

At present i have no graphic card installed. But i have 512mb of ddr2 ram with 2.6 hgz intel processor.

After installing monitor... the highest resolution i can set is 1280x768. At present monitor is set at 1280x768 and result is horrible.

I tried reinstalling. but no change.
Then i went to direversguide.com and downloaded new drivers - installed it successfully and still maximum resolution shown is 1280x768. Now, if i dont set resolution to 1440x900 - results are really bad.

any hint on what should be done?

Thanks,
Romit
 

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I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!

Dan

Answer:[SOLVED] 1920x1080 screen resolution on a 15.6" Laptop Screen

1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.

If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.

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hi,

I recently upgraded to windows10 from win7. post upgrade I am facing issues related to display. 1600X1200 mode is available, but it cuts a portion of the screen. 1400X1250 works fine, but unable to utilize the whole screen-space. here is what i tried:
1) upgrade drivers
outcome: unable to get drivers changed from Microsoft basic display adapter after uninstalling the Microsoft basic display adapter in device manager.
unable to change or update dell drivers downloaded from dell.com (R68954)
Trued reinstalling nvidia drives. failed
I am using a Asus A7V(MB). unable to install from MB drives as they are pretty old ones.
logged on to Asus account and updated the VIA AGP Driver for Win9x/2000 andVIA AGP Driver v4.03 for Win9x and Win2000.
All working fine. Display 1600X1200 without any cut...
you can try if required for Dell 2001fp monitors...

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hi,

I recently upgraded to windows10 from win7. post upgrade I am facing issues related to display. 1600X1200 mode is available, but it cuts a portion of the screen. 1400X1250 works fine, but unable to utilize the whole screen-space. here is what i tried:
1) upgrade drivers
outcome: unable to get drivers changed from Microsoft basic display adapter after uninstalling the Microsoft basic display adapter in device manager.
unable to change or update dell drivers downloaded from dell.com (R68954)
Trued reinstalling nvidia drives. failed
I am using a Asus A7V(MB). unable to install from MB drives as they are pretty old ones.
logged on to Asus account and updated the VIA AGP Driver for Win9x/2000 andVIA AGP Driver v4.03 for Win9x and Win2000.
All working fine. Display 1600X1200 without any cut...
you can try if required for Dell 2001fp monitors...

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Hey everyone, I'm having this problem with Dota 2 and Diablo III. Whenever I connect my approximately 15" laptop to my 24" monitor using an HDMI cable, it forces me to use a lower resolution in order for the game to not be laggy. When I use my laptop by itself, it can support the highest resolution which is like 1324 x 1024 or something like that, in addition to all the highest settings (except shadow), and the game looks perfect. However, when I connect it to my monitor, there are many more resolutions to choose from, the highest being 1924 x 1000 or something, but when I choose this resolution the game LOOKS like it does when I just use my laptop at the 1324 x 1024 (or something close to that) resolution but it plays much much slower and forces me to use a lower resolution such as 1024 x 800 in order for it to be playable at the cost of graphics. I'm just wondering because when I play other games on my laptop that's hooked up to my monitor the games I play look the exact same on the monitor as they do on the laptop and I'm not forced to use a lower resolution, such as HoN. But when I play dota 2 and Diablo 3, the graphics become shittier on my monitor because I am forced to use a lower resolution. I don't need or want a higher resolution supported by my monitor if using it only makes the game laggy and unplayable, I'd rather use the lower resolution of my laptop with the perfect graphics and have it displayed in that exact way onto the monitor, which is what happe... Read more

Answer:Resolution Issue when connecting Laptop to Monitor via HDMI cable

Flangdoogler, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The full make and model of your laptop would help, as then we could see what it has for graphics in it (GPU). Depending on what it is it is likely that you answered your own question,






Quote:
Or is that I simply cannot have the same graphics displayed on my laptop (15") be copied exactly onto my monitor (24") due to graphics card reasons?


If the graphics card in the laptop isn't up to running it at high settings and resolution, then one or the other has to be lowered (and most time both) to get the game to be playable.

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after many issues lve finally got the system up and running.

lm using the same gfx card as l used to the Radeon 4650 HD after installing the cards drivers it seems to cause issues where the monitor gives me an "unsupported" resolution error when on my previous setup said card had no trouble going to 1350*768 (cant seem to go above 1024*768 without having to roll back drivers)

Answer:Screen resolution issue - not picking up monitor properly on new build

just another note l didnt add, it seems my monitor isnt being picked up as "plug and play" but some generic monitor.

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Hi, I really like my new Yoga but had an issue that almost made me send it back.  I would find that when I would swipe for the charms, the first time nothing happened but subsequent times it would work.  It turns out that any swipe from any direction didn't always "catch" the first time.  After digging around via Google, I found this post and it fixed my problem!  I thought it would be beneficial to other users as well. ----------------------- Fixing Touch Screen Delays / Lost Input on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Tuesday, 30 October 2012 I got a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga this weekend (loving it!) but noticed an annoying quirk ? the different Windows 8 edge swipe actions seemed to require two swipes. A few reviews have run into this as well, such as this one from ZDNet. Once you got it reacting to your swipes, though, everything was instantaneous. After experimentation, it turns out that not touching the screen for about 4 seconds was enough to put it into this double-swipe mode ? which is evidence of some sort of sleep mode. It turns out that this doesn?t just cause edge swipes to go missing ? it causes a general feel of sluggishness and lack of reaction. You click a button, and it doesn?t register. You click again, and it finally does. After a bunch of digging and unrelated searches, it turns out that it is indeed a sleep mode issue ? the driver for the touch screen has the option enabled to let Windows put it to sl... Read more

Answer:Resolution: Yogo screen unresponsiveness/multiple swipe issue

Easier way to find out which USB Input Device belongs to the touchscreen is by right clicking on it and choosing "Disable". The one that stops your touchscreen from working is the right one.

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On my laptop, when I set the screen to any resolution lower than the maximum (1600x1200), rather then having the effect of "zooming in" as it ought to, instead it simply keeps the same "zoom level" and instead decreases the amount of the screen being utilized. The effect is a black screen with a little window in it, the window being my desktop, start menu etc. How can I zoom in on this and make it a lower resolution while still using the entire screen? I have many games that run at a maximum reolution of 1024x768, and even some that run at a max resolution of 800x600, so this is quite frustrating.
 

Answer:Laptop Screen Resolution

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Hi All,

I have a VERY old Thinkpad (IBM) 500MHz/256MB - Ok ok enough laughing

All of the drivers are installed for the GFX card, it is a "Silicon Motion LynxEM+" GFX adapter. Where you change the resolution, it will allow me to go to 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 & 1600 x 600 - 800 x 600 works fine, but anything above that, & I have to scroll around to see the start menu etc. Is there anyway of going to a higher resolution and compacting this into the screen without scrolling?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Screen Resolution on old Laptop

If the monitor doesn't allow you more than 800X600, you cannot have a higher resolution.
Try Everest to check what it says on the monitor capabilities.

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Hi,

I purchased a HP Pavilion dv9000 back in 2007. In spring of 2010 my school upgraded my computer from Vista to W7. When they did, my screen resolution wouldn't go higher than 1024 x 768.

After several months of using the computer at that resolution I finally asked a tech friend what he recommended. He had me install a NVIDIA driver. The file name is 179.48_notebook_winvista_win7_32bit_beta.

The solution seemed to work. I now have a resolution of 1440 x 900; however, my computer has started to freeze. I will be working on it and suddenly it will lock up - nothing will work to unfreeze it besides doing a forced shutdown. My concerns are growing, as forced shutdowns will inevitably lead to something bad...

My computer seems to run overly warm. When I built the computer on the HP website I pulled out all the stops... I usually work with the computer with the vent hanging off the side of a table so it doesn't get as hot. I'm not sure if this happens to be the issue with my computer, but it has never froze up before...

Maybe it could possibly be a malware issue? Although, I use this computer solely for work purposes and never do much beyond google searches...

Any help would be great.

Thanks!

b
 

Answer:HP laptop screen resolution

The driver could well be the issue. There is no need to run the beta driver.

What GPU does your laptop have?
 

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Hi there,
Maybe it's already ask but this is my question: My desktop pc upstairs has a screen resolution 1900x1600, my laptop downstairs 1920x1080 (fullHD). When i open a RDP from the laptop to my desktop upstairs the screen is full size on the laptop but the icons and everthink is small, can this be bigger?
Thanks for help
gr ed

Answer:rdp screen resolution on laptop

If I understand correctly, you want to make your icons a bit bigger.
To do this, right click on your Desktop, point to View and then select Medium or Large Icons.
If you also want the taskbar buttons to be bigger, right click your taskbar, select properties and UNcheck "Use small icons".

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Hi all,Please please please help me!my laptop is currently set on 1024x768 32BPP but the screen looks as if its been started in safe mode everything is enlarged and very edgy, I have been playing with it since trying to get the movies playing through the tv so I think I'm the one who's messed it all up.I dont have the internet on my laptop now so cant connect to try any kind of online diognosis on it.any help is much much appreciate please people!

Answer:Please help with screen resolution on laptop!

Display properties - settings tabset resolution to 1024x768set colour quality to highest 32bitclick advanced -general tab set dpi setting to Normal 96monitor tab set screen refresh rate to 60Hzhas this improved things?

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I recently bought a Dell E6510 laptop as a desktop replacement and so far I am very happy with my choice especially considering I got a Core I5 processor for not a lot of money. I also got the Dell Docking Station and I plan to set the computer up with an external mouse, keyboard, and monitor and this is where my question comes in.

The laptop I have has the lower resolution 15.6" display at 1366 x 768. When I bought my laptop I wasn't aware that the unit also offered resolutions of 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080. Obviously I would have preferred the HD display but all in all I am very happy with the laptop and its capabilities.

My question is if I buy a 24" LED or LCD monitor and connect it to my laptop with a Displayport to DVI cable will I get the hi-def display on the 24" monitor? Input on this is appreciated. Thanks all.
 

Answer:Laptop Screen Resolution

If your graphic card is HD capable I don't see why not.
 

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Hi all
I have a dell inspiron 9100 and can not get the resolution right to use full screen, when I first got laptop played games and everthing full screen I have reinstall driver for display adapters gone into settings change them also advanced and change to none some times this works but as soon as i turn off goes back to half screen can anyone help it is sending me mad thanks pat
 

Answer:Laptop Screen Resolution

Hiya

Are you still having this problem? If so, go to Control Panel | Display. Settings. Are you using 32-bit colour? Also, if you click on Advanced, and then Monitor, what is your Refresh rate set to?

This part:

gone into settings change them also advanced and change to none Click to expand...

What did you change to none?

Regards

eddie
 

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I have been putting off updating to Windows 10 on a Hewlitt Packard G60 laptop, however, today, the computer did upgrade.

It seems as if the Windows 10 installation worked, with the exception of two issues.

1. The screen resolution has been changed to 1024x728, and there is no way to change it to anything but lower resolution, so this causes the graphics to be stretched horizontally.

2. The picture used for the desktop has been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. I assume this is also a result of whatever the issue with the resolution is.

This laptop has a Mobile Intel 4 series express chipset adapter, and apparently has the most updated driver.

Can anyone help, or let me know if there is another driver for this somewhere? If not, can someone tell me how to revert back to Windows 7, because this is not acceptable.

Thanks

Answer:HP Laptop Screen Resolution Issues

Hello jsrfo Welcome to the Ten Forums! and world of "Buggy Upgrade Installs"!

While you can revert back to 7 as long as you haven't run the DiskCleanup tool or removed the Windows.old folder quite yet the problem typically seen with upgrades from 7 to 10 is going three versions newer and running into headaches which result in forcing a clean install to follow! Too bad you are just now arriving here since there is a guide for skipping the initial upgrade to simply see a working copy of 10 go without headaches!

Recently another HP laptop upgraded to 10 from 7 had also come out "Buggy y y y y y" as all heck while already knowing a clean install would follow to clean up the mess! Other then that 10 runs all too much a lot like 7 but is the newer form of the WinMin kernel in use as well as seeing the newer form of a Start menu brought back.

The fact that the display there came out sideways doesn't clearly indicate that the upgrade is actually what went sideways on you not seeing everything go on as it should! I will still point you at a couple of guides seen here at TenF that will be for Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First and the Windows 10 - Clean Install regular guide showing the how things are done you will still want to lookover anyways.

I wouldn't worry any about this being strictly a 10 related problems since displays going sideways has been around since XP at least as well as seen with Vista and 7! Speaking of HP in par... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm having trouble with my screen resolution. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce card. ( I can get its full specs ifneed be)
Basically, I can only use the reso 1400x1050. Anything else is not good quality and looks "fuzzy." Anyone know why?
 

Answer:screen resolution problem with laptop

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I , in the past few days, purchased my first laptop, a Dell 17R-5720. I have been very diappointed in the display. I set it at its top density and find the scren a bit grainy. Also the reflective quality in any lighted area is bad with lots of glare. I have tried all of the adjustments in the software with minimal improvement.

Would a 15.6 screen be any better! I think the laptop I have has True Life (what ever that is) display and the Intel 3000 integrated graphics. I think the resolution is ??? over 900. I think I will sell or return what I have and look for something else.

Any comments or suggestions? I don't do games or heavy video editing but would like a bright clear presentation!

Rbuck
 

Answer:Acceptable screen resolution for laptop

I would change it for one you have seen working and are happy with before buying.
 

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I have been putting off updating to Windows 10 on a Hewlitt Packard G60 laptop, however, today, the computer did upgrade.

It seems as if the Windows 10 installation worked, with the exception of two issues.

1. The screen resolution has been changed to 1024x728, and there is no way to change it to anything but lower resolution, so this causes the graphics to be stretched horizontally.

2. The picture used for the desktop has been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. I assume this is also a result of whatever the issue with the resolution is.

This laptop has a Mobile Intel 4 series express chipset adapter, and apparently has the most updated driver.

Can anyone help, or let me know if there is another driver for this somewhere? If not, can someone tell me how to revert back to Windows 7, because this is not acceptable.

Thanks

Answer:HP Laptop Screen Resolution Issues

Hello jsrfo Welcome to the Ten Forums! and world of "Buggy Upgrade Installs"!

While you can revert back to 7 as long as you haven't run the DiskCleanup tool or removed the Windows.old folder quite yet the problem typically seen with upgrades from 7 to 10 is going three versions newer and running into headaches which result in forcing a clean install to follow! Too bad you are just now arriving here since there is a guide for skipping the initial upgrade to simply see a working copy of 10 go without headaches!

Recently another HP laptop upgraded to 10 from 7 had also come out "Buggy y y y y y" as all heck while already knowing a clean install would follow to clean up the mess! Other then that 10 runs all too much a lot like 7 but is the newer form of the WinMin kernel in use as well as seeing the newer form of a Start menu brought back.

The fact that the display there came out sideways doesn't clearly indicate that the upgrade is actually what went sideways on you not seeing everything go on as it should! I will still point you at a couple of guides seen here at TenF that will be for Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First and the Windows 10 - Clean Install regular guide showing the how things are done you will still want to lookover anyways.

I wouldn't worry any about this being strictly a 10 related problems since displays going sideways has been around since XP at least as well as seen with Vista and 7! Speaking of HP in par... Read more

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I have been putting off updating to Windows 10 on a Hewlitt Packard G60 laptop, however, today, the computer did upgrade.

It seems as if the Windows 10 installation worked, with the exception of two issues.

1. The screen resolution has been changed to 1024x728, and there is no way to change it to anything but lower resolution, so this causes the graphics to be stretched horizontally.

2. The picture used for the desktop has been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. I assume this is also a result of whatever the issue with the resolution is.

This laptop has a Mobile Intel 4 series express chipset adapter, and apparently has the most updated driver.

Can anyone help, or let me know if there is another driver for this somewhere? If not, can someone tell me how to revert back to Windows 7, because this is not acceptable.

Thanks

Answer:HP Laptop Screen Resolution Issues

Hello jsrfo Welcome to the Ten Forums! and world of "Buggy Upgrade Installs"!

While you can revert back to 7 as long as you haven't run the DiskCleanup tool or removed the Windows.old folder quite yet the problem typically seen with upgrades from 7 to 10 is going three versions newer and running into headaches which result in forcing a clean install to follow! Too bad you are just now arriving here since there is a guide for skipping the initial upgrade to simply see a working copy of 10 go without headaches!

Recently another HP laptop upgraded to 10 from 7 had also come out "Buggy y y y y y" as all heck while already knowing a clean install would follow to clean up the mess! Other then that 10 runs all too much a lot like 7 but is the newer form of the WinMin kernel in use as well as seeing the newer form of a Start menu brought back.

The fact that the display there came out sideways doesn't clearly indicate that the upgrade is actually what went sideways on you not seeing everything go on as it should! I will still point you at a couple of guides seen here at TenF that will be for Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First and the Windows 10 - Clean Install regular guide showing the how things are done you will still want to lookover anyways.

I wouldn't worry any about this being strictly a 10 related problems since displays going sideways has been around since XP at least as well as seen with Vista and 7! Speaking of HP in par... Read more

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I'm new to laptops.. just picked up a Latitude c840.. It appears the native resolution is 1600 x 1200.
Now I don't like how small things are and webpages that are far over to the left. I prefer a different resolution like I do on my desktop which is set at 1024 x 768. But when changing the laptop resolution it shrinks the entire desktop and leaves a large black border on all sizes except the 1600 x 1200. I know in the past when I have discussed screen size people have had strong opinions why they like the higher res... but I personally don't. I want the majority of webpages to fill the screen and just everything bigger... So how can I make this change on a laptop.. I update the video driver.
 

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I'm using an HCL laptop with win 7. Earlier it was XP after sometime, it was crashing so I got win7 32 bit installed. But now in win7, when I try to change the screen's resolution, it shortens the length. Like my recommended setting is 1280x800, now when I tries to change it to 1024x768 the length of the screen shortens, this never happened in XP. How can I make it adjust to screen?

Answer:Win 7 HCL laptop screen resolution problem

U may adjust the lengths manually from either your video drivers software settings or directly the keys on the monitor.

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Hello, Everyone...

I have an issue that would have me tearing my hair out - y'know, if I had any - and I'm hoping you folks might be able to help me. I wasn't sure which section I should put this question in; Windows 7 or Video Card, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong area.

I am trying to use a program called Wirecast for YouTube for some Live Streaming. When I open the program on my laptop, the application is too big for the screen, leaving me unable to access the lower buttons. My screen resolution is set at 1366x768.

As a test, I downloaded the program to my desktop, and it took an even lower resolution than that to make the program display just fine. I am only left to assume that my laptop is not actually displaying the resolution it says it is. To be honest, it visually doesn't even really look like a resolution that high.

My video card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 525N with Intel HD Graphics Family.

I went through my device manager and had the drivers for each updated...

This is driving me nuts, because this program would help me out a lot! Any ideas or advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!

Cheers,
-Curtis-

Answer:Laptop Screen Resolution Not True?

Hi Curtis.

Drop in on the nVidia site and allow the page to auto-detect your device, and supply a newer driver - Best to do this automatically, because if your machine is using the wrong GPU, then nVidia will tell you it's set as a secondary.

/ Crit.

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Hey everyone,

I recently bought an external monitor for my laptop and I would like to use both of the screens in extended mode.

The problem is that my laptop's screen resolution is 1366x768 and the external monitor's resolution is 1440x900.
How do I change the resolution individually for each screen? I can change the external's resolution by using "second screen only" mode, but when in extended mode, I can only go with 1366x768. I tried searching on google, but with no luck.

Is there even a way to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello there.
Over the past week, I have had two problems with my Compaq laptop, both screen (or resolution) related.

A few days ago, I was innocently browsing online when the resolution on my laptop became HUGE, way bigger than safe mode resolution. I have an irrational fear of large resolutions (or in this case, small), so I just shut my laptop off using the power button.

A few minutes ago, I was watching something full-screen when the screen suddenly became very light brown and unresponsive. Just like above, I shut it off with the power button.

Can someone please advise me on this? I don't have the money for a new laptop so I'd like to get this problem fixed asap.

Some basic info:
My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50-110M laptop. It runs on Windows Vista, has a 4 GHz processor and has 2GB of RAM. The graphics card is a bog-standard Nvidia graphics card usually found in laptops.

Thanks very much for your help in advance!
 

Answer:Screen/resolution problems with Compaq laptop.

Bump.
 

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Hi ! this is my new Lenovo Y700-15 which i recently bought, i have  problem with resolution screen  all browsers ( Firefox - Chrome  ... ) so small  but all my intel HD 530 and nvidia drivers updated tested on : win10-win7-win8 ! any idea ? thaaanks : ))

Answer:Y700-15ISK laptop Screen resolution !

Is your resolution 3840 x 2160?I'm guessing it may be.http://www.pcgamer.com/the-secret-problem-with-4k-display-scaling/

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Just got my Dell 2007WFP today - great screen (got an S-IPS panel!). I am hooking it up to my Acer 5021 with ATI X700 128MB via VGA.Whilst randomly fiddling with resolutions, I managed to get the 1680x1050 resolution and it looked great, but after restarting windows, the resolution disappeared from the control panel. I have fiddled with every setting imagineable and it won't come back. I have searched the Dell "driver" CD but no drivers to be found.Also, is there anyway for the display to automatically switch between internal and external when you insert/remove VGA cable?

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I decided to hook up my desktop's monitor to my laptop, to give the dual screens thing a test.

My monitor resolution can go up to 1440*900 pixels, and my laptop at 1280*800 pixels.

But when I hook up my monitor to my laptop, there is no option for 1440*900 for the monitor's resolution. I have to use a different one which doesn't look quite as good. My laptop can remain at its highest as normal.

Is this a side effect of using dual screens, or is there a way I can get the 1440*900 option back when I hook it up to my laptop?

Many thanks.
 

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I bought 15" monitor instead of 14", but even this it fits to my laptop. Working nice. The only problem is when I put back frame on the screen it covers too much around. "Icons are under the frame". I need fit the screen it like in regular monitors, where I can rotate, move, stretch... ect. Is there a way to make screen smaller in laptop? Any software maybe?
 

Answer:How to change laptop screen size (not resolution)

You may need a new video driver or adapter. As all displays need a "scaling engine" (a digital video processor that includes a memory array) to match the incoming picture format to the display. But some video drivers support virtual screen sizes. Check to see if yours does.

For more details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution
 

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I opened my laptop one day to find my screen is much larger than usual.  I am unable to get into some of my files and some of my email attachments.  I have tried many times to make it smaller by changing the resolution but after it restarts it will change from small to extra large.  I don't know what to do. I have a Dell Inspirion laptop with Windows XP.  Any ideas?

Answer:I cannot change screen resolution on my Dell laptop

Some suggestions1. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-change-your-computers-screen-resolution/2. This one sounds a bit far out but you never know. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/p/19260246/19446660.aspx My own suggestion would be along the lines of uninstallling the current video drivers and/or going to the manufacturer's site and update the video drivers from there. Then trying to change your resolution after that. truenorth

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When I right click on the desktop it states my screen res is 1366 x 768. However I just tried to open a website and was cautioned that my screen res is 1093 x 614. When I close the warning dialog box, I cannot proceed to login on the site in question.

Has anyone got any suggestions on how to resolve this.
 

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I have recently upgraded to windows 10 but I cannot use the Maximum screen resolution of 1440 x 900. The only options are 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600. My graphics card is NVIDIA Ge Force Go 7600. I have tried downloading the "latest" driver which seems to be for Vista. The full screen resolution was available previously when using windows 7. Is the graphics card simply not compatible with Windows 10?

Also at start up I get a warning message "C:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll the specified module could not be found" Are the two issues connected? Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Screen Resolution on HP Pavilion dv 9000 laptop

Same old laptop model, same problem, I hope the solution is the same too:

1) Download this driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48BETA
2) After downloading select it, then right click -> Proprierties -> Compatibility -> set compatibility for Windows 7 and "Run as Administrator"
3) Double click it to install it.
4) If all goes well, it will work at once.

Good luck!

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HP 520 Graphics Adapter, driver version 20.19.15.4483. Native resolution is 2560x1440, when set to anything else, the screen will not relight after opening laptop from screen turning off, be it display power down for PM, or standby or hybernate.  

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Hi
Last evening, at a friend's, his laptop was connected to his TV via hdmi cable and straight away, it duplicated/cloned his desktop on the TV screen. Brilliant!
However, at some point, while we were experimenting with the different ways of using the TV display, a window came up on the TV to do with best resolution etc so we clicked OK. Hmm, it hasn't worked properly after that.
So, somehow we changed the TV screen resolution, I think, but don't know how to get it back to what it was, no matter where we looked on the laptop. The laptop screen's resolution settings were all the same as they were, not changed.
We gave up trying to resolve this after some time.
Can someone advise as to how to change the TV screen resolution to what it needs to be for projecting the desktop. As far as I know, as a TV, it is still working OK.
I'd be grateful for any help and suggestions, please
Cheers

Answer:Laptop to TV via hdmi, changing TV screen resolution

Make and model of TV?

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Wondering if this is because a missing driver?
Its a dell latituse D505
 

Answer:I just reformatted my laptop, and I cant adjust the screen resolution..

Yes you will be missing your graphics driver

Guessing at your using XP, so here are the XP drivers fro your PC
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...&s=dhs&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D505&os=WW1&osl=EN

you will need to if you havnt already done so install the chipset driveres first then install your video drivers, now their are two options that DELL have use in that pc you will need to get the correct ones, to aid in finding whats installed in your PC download and install this Everest once run click Computer Summary and under Display it should tell you what graphics Dell have used in your PC.


But if your not using XP then enter your OS version here to access the drivers for your PC
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
 

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I know that I am probably daft doing this, but all PCs that I use regularly (home and work) I set to 800x600 resolution. I also do this on the work laptop. Works fine on al of them. Clear text, nice big icons and menus I can actually readJust bought a Toshiba laptop (L10 series) Moved the res from 1024x768 to 800x600 (for the reasons mentiond above and also to get web pages to fill the screen - no point in not using it!)Text (on icons especially) is now well fuzzy. Tried the clear text thing and it's no better. What do I do?!Also, I'm sure that when I first tried resizing the res, there were about 5 choices. Now I can only see the two mentioned above! What's that about?! Dave

Answer:New laptop screen resolution - fuzzy text

LCD screens have an optimal resolution - which is when the resolution you set it too exactly matches the number of pixels of the display. You will see this recommended resolution in the manual. If it's a 15" display, it's probably 1024x768.Any other resolution is a compromise - some displays handle it well, some not so well. Sounds like you've got a "not so well one". Usually there are some controls for the display itself (look for the menu, or setup button on it) which you can adjust to improve matters. Often they're timing/phasing controls and the like.That's one of the drawbacks of LCD displays, I'm afraid.You're probably better putting the resolution back to standard, then in the display properties, adjusting the text/iconsize/dpi etc.

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Hello,just a little question.I discovered, connecting my UHD TV to the HDMI of my laptop, I got 4k resolution on TV and on the laptop screen!That's great!But, whtn I disconnect the HDMI; I cannot select 4K resolution of the screen, but only  FHD.Why?How can I get 4K resolution on my screen laptop without connect UHD-TV? It support the 4K resolution. I saw it !thanks.

Answer:4K resolution on a screen laptop withou HDMI connected

matematiko wrote:.... But, whtn I disconnect the HDMI; I cannot select 4K resolution of the screen, but only  FHD.Why? ..Hi, The 4K resolution is for the TV, not your laptop because your laptop only supports 1920 x 1080      http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c05193635     39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal FHD SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) Regards.

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Hello, the other day I did a force shutdown of my computer and when it booted back up the screen resolution had shrunk from its 1280x800 to 1024x768, as if it was an old CRT. The image does not extend all the way to the right or the bottom leaving a two and a half inch black gap on the right, and about a half inch streak of pixels in the gap at the bottom (if you hover your mouse down there the pixels from the arrow will sort of smear all the way to the bottom).

I've tried to change the resolution, but my computer no longer gives me an option any larger than 1024x768. I've updated all of my drivers, to my knowledge. Nothing seems to be working. I've also Googled this very problem and have come up empty handed. Any help would be appreciated. Keep in mind that I'm quite the laymen. Thanks in advance :)

Answer:Laptop Resolution Shrunk, Pushed to Side of Screen

Hi and welcome to TSF try something simple like system restore to before the problem occured go to all programs accessories system tools system restore

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My terminal app (teraterm) leaves litle 1 pixel artifacts on the screen as I type.  This only happens on the built-in panel, not on an external monitor (I can drag the same window from the laptop panel to the external window and the artifacts don't happen).  I can't get a screenshot of it, so I'm attaching a photo.
 

I don't think this is app related, though I have only seen it in this app.
 
If I take a screenshot, the artifacts don't appear in the shot.  If the app repaints, the artifacts go away.  They don't appear on the external monitor.  The internal panel is a 3K panel, but I'm running it at 1920x1280 for compatibility's sake (too many apps are not smart w.r.t. high DPI).  
 
It does not happen if the panel is set at native resolution!
 
-- pryankster
 
 
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When my Evesham laptop boots using battery power the screen resolution correctly sets itself to 1,200 by 800. If I plug the mains adapter the screen resoltion immediately changes to 800 by 600 and a pop-up window appears titled Pmodeconfg. This has three resolution settings including one that says 'Default'. Clicking on default brings up the correct resolution but if your not quick enough, the screen sets itself to the pre-selected resolution in the window which is 800 by 600. Easy to get around I know but a bit of a pain everytime I want to use mains power. Any ideas folks? The problem only started about 6 weeks ago following some MS updates which automatically downloaded.

Answer:Laptop mains charger effects screen resolution

If you go into the power settings from control panel you should be able to change this. If its not there than check the graphic driver advanced options...

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This is probably a silly question but I have just got a new laptop. While playing games on it, I was frustrated by the black borders of the screen on both sides. I was able to make the computer automatically adjust the resolution to the game that I'm playing so that the black space was filled. But today it has stopped doing that.

I've forgotten how to put it back and I've looked for how to turn this option on again but I can't figure it out.

Can anyone tell me how?

Answer:How to make laptop automatically adjust screen resolution?

I do believe what you have to do is go into the game settings and set the resolution to match what your screen supports.

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 I just ordered and received what I thought would be the laptop of my daughter's dreams, with all the upgrades available. She is an artist, using many digital art programs.  I ordered the highest resolution 1920x1080, thinking it would be an asset for her, but it was a terrible mistake. It has made things too small for her to use effectively, and we we go in and try to change the resolution on the unit using the tools available to reduce it to 1366x768,  things still do not look right because the system is optimized for 1920x1080. Things then look the correct size but are blurry to her, not as crisp. Is there any way to get this corrected to reduce the system's optimized resolution to 1366x768 without returning it and ordering an entire new laptop?  This was a custom build, and HP charges a surcharge of 15% on returns for this purchase.  

Answer:Ordered wrong screen resolution on brand new laptop

Hi, Since she is an artist, the 1366 x 768 resolution won't help. There are MANY 15" laptops now have 3840 x 2160 resolution, 1920 x 1080 is not enough. Anyway, my option is to give her a good FHD 24" to 27" monitor, she will work at home with the monitor and use laptop screen when away. Beleive me, artists like higher resolution screens. And last option: swap it. Regards.

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