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Windows 7: How to Change Desktop Aspect Ratio

02 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to Change Desktop Aspect Ratio

My new desktop came with Windows 7 and a new flat screen monitor. The monitor is of the new style, much wider than it is high. Consequently, everything looks shortened way down--it's awful.

How can I make the display area less wide, w/o making it shorter?

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Get a non-widescreen monitor...That would be what I would say. Otherwise changing outside of the native resolution will just create an even worse image for you.
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Right-click the desktop and select screen resolution - adjust settings there. Otherwise use the guide to update your drivers in my sig and use your graphics card control panel.
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried Right Clicking on the desktop, then "Screen Resolution"?

You can change the resolution there, I don't know if different aspect ratios will be available to you, usually every VGA has its different list of resolutions.
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02 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the fast replies. I right-clicked the desktop and it says the setting is 1024 X 768. Well, it's more like 2000 X 768! The monitor is an Asus--maybe one of the monitor controls will let me change it. I'll try---.
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02 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What is the recommended settings in screen resolution? Download the monitor and other drivers - use the guide in my sig.
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02 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

The "recommended" size is way too small. I finally managed to get it to "maintain aspect ratio"--it kept reverting to full screen, full of distortion. I just hope it sticks.
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