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Windows 7: Laptop Has 'Fixed' Resolution

23 Dec 2012   #1
chome4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Laptop Has 'Fixed' Resolution

Got a 'budget' laptop, Compaq Presario CQ58. 1366x768 seems to be the only resolution available. Nothing else is listed.

Are there any third-party resolution changers available or any Windows hints as to how to change resolutions?


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23 Dec 2012   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

why would you want to change resolution? That's its screen's native resolution. Anything more or less will look ugly (the reason why it's locked in the first place).
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23 Dec 2012   #3
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Try a video card mfgr driver as opposed to the PC mfgr driver. That may give more options...
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24 Dec 2012   #4
Derek10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Or try advanced settings - Adapter - List all modes or on AMD Catalyst, but never saw a locked down resolution, as is common to support at least 1024x768 or 800x600.
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24 Dec 2012   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chome4 View Post
Got a 'budget' laptop, Compaq Presario CQ58. 1366x768 seems to be the only resolution available. Nothing else is listed.

Are there any third-party resolution changers available or any Windows hints as to how to change resolutions?
Hi there

If you connect an external monitor / LCD TV to your laptop you'll probably find the built in video driver will offer more resolutions -- press the Windows key +P and switch to display only on 2nd monitor.

When on the 2nd monitor right mouse click anywhere on the screen and then choose screen resolution.

A lot of laptops only offer a standard "Native" resolution for its own screen but almost all of them -- even cheap ones offer a lot more choice when an external monitor is plugged in -- either via HDMI or VGA type cable. - Remember to switch the display to the 2nd screen only to get this to work (Windows + P).

For example I have a smallish laptop also which only offers 768 X 1366 native resolution -- but when I use an external monitor I get more choices -- for example - screenshot enc.

Cheers
jimbo


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