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External monitor connected to laptop


DaaamRon

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#1
My laptops screen resolution is 1366 x 768 and I plugged in a external monitor via hdmi and it's recommended resolution is 1920 x 1080. Everything on my monitor is too big for the screen and the taskbar is cut off along the bottom and when I go to full screen, stuff across the top is cut off.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    i5 3210M 2.5Ghz
    Memory
    6GB
    Browser
    Chrome

Lee

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Hi DaaamRon,

First, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .:thumbsup:

Second, a silly question. Have you gone into "Screen Resolution" to adjust the added screen? If not please give that a try.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

DaaamRon

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Hi DaaamRon,

First, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .:thumbsup:

Second, a silly question. Have you gone into "Screen Resolution" to adjust the added screen? If not please give that a try.
Yes I have. If I go smaller, all it does is just make it to where it all fits, but there is big black bars of empty space around it, and text in browsers looks warped and messed up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    i5 3210M 2.5Ghz
    Memory
    6GB
    Browser
    Chrome

Lee

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USA, Idaho

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#4
Yes I have. If I go smaller, all it does is just make it to where it all fits, but there is big black bars of empty space around it, and text in browsers looks warped and messed up.

Okay. Check to see if you can play with the function buttons on the monitor. Sometimes monitors will not resort to what the computer is telling it to do.

If that doesn't work then check to see if there is a new driver available for your graphics card. Sometimes Windows will use the drivers it has available, and not the latest updates put out by the graphics card manufacture. Fingers are crossed. . .Good Luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

singleta

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#5
Just registered to say that this solution worked for me, thanks!

My (Samsung) monitor was set to display an image size of 16:9. When I changed the setting to "screen fit" the desktop was perfectly set and the text was no longer blurry.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

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