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Need to manually change 2nd monitor resolution

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    Need to manually change 2nd monitor resolution

    ****Running windows 8 64bit****

    When I hook up my samsung tv to the laptop, the default resolutions available to select for a second monitor don't seem to be optimal for my TV display, the edges of the desktop get cut off on my tv if i choose the closest resolution option 1280x720 to match my screen. this is annoying when i display and maximize a window on my tv because the title bar, scroll bar and taskbar become partially cut off or completely out of sight. IS there anyway to manually add a customized resolution in addition to the default ones available under display settings for my second monitor?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit

    You need to use the television's native resolution. Some modern '720p' televisions actually use 1366x768. 1080p televisions use 1920x1080 always though.

    As for the screen not fitting? this is because of certain HDMI settings on the television. In the television's menus, look for something like "HDMI Mode" or something. Often it's a number between 1 and 2. Pick the one that doesn't overscan.
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Need to manually change 2nd monitor resolution
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