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How to change scaling resolution on extended monitor?

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    How to change scaling resolution on extended monitor?


    I currently have a 15" PC with a 3200x1800 resolution. Using Windows 8.1. I have the scaling to highest.

    My 2nd external monitor is 1920 x 1200.

    I am trying to extend my desktop to the 2nd monitor but is there a way to use different scaling for both the PC and monitor?

    I have unchecked "use scaling for all my displays" but no matter what, I still can't change the scaling on the external display. It uses the scaling settings of my PC (scaling set to highest because of 3200x1800 resolution) and because of that, the monitor scaling shows everything large.

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Bump. Still looking for a solution. Thanks.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello is250,

    When set to have separate DPI scaling per display (step 5 below), Windows 8.1 automatically chooses the optimum DPI scaling value for each display based on the value (ex: Smaller -> Larger) chosen for overall scaling. You might see if playing with different scaling value sizes may help.
    For the modern screens, you could also see if having "Make everything on your screen bigger" on or off looks better.
    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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