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Windows 7: 1680x1050 display set to 192x1080 desktop size, not res


19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
1680x1050 display set to 192x1080 desktop size, not res

Hey guys, i have a little wierd request

Is it possible for my max res 1680x1050 display to change desktop size to the one of a 1920x1080 display (and make Windows 7 think its in resolution 1080p) but by keeping the actual 1680x1050 resolution.
By that i mean that you have to point to the edge of the screen to view the rest of the desktop which ofcouse cannot be fully displayed ?
Ive seen it before, but dont know if it can be done.

Thanks !


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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

So you want to run 1080p, but your monitor only supports 1050?
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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums .Their is a tutorial on how to force refresh rates and resolutions, but I"m pretty sure you can't force you monitor to accept a resolution that the EDID wasn't designed for. Fabe
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20 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thats not what i wanna do, i want to keep the desktop resolution at 1680x1050 (max for this display) but the desktop will become larger than the actual screen so you have to scroll to the sides to view the rest of the desktop (on the pc)
And yes its because i want to run 1080p on the tv and 1680x1050 on the pc in clone mode

Anyone ?
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21 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
Thats not what i wanna do, i want to keep the desktop resolution at 1680x1050 (max for this display) but the desktop will become larger than the actual screen so you have to scroll to the sides to view the rest of the desktop (on the pc)
And yes its because i want to run 1080p on the tv and 1680x1050 on the pc in clone mode

Anyone ?
You can't display more on a monitor than its resolution. You can magnify the desktop if you want.
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21 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
Thats not what i wanna do, i want to keep the desktop resolution at 1680x1050 (max for this display) but the desktop will become larger than the actual screen so you have to scroll to the sides to view the rest of the desktop (on the pc)
And yes its because i want to run 1080p on the tv and 1680x1050 on the pc in clone mode

Anyone ?
You can't display more on a monitor than its resolution. You can magnify the desktop if you want.
Ive seen it done before with ect intel graphicschips, when you increase the resolution above the monitor max, the display res is kept in max res but the desktop wil become larger and you can scroll to the edges to access the whole desktop.

I am sorry if i dont make myself clear, but i hope you guys will understand what it is i want to do
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21 Feb 2010   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A pixel, in terms of a monitor, is a physical unit; thus, it cannot be increased or decreased. A monitor with a resolution of 1680x1050 has 1,680 pixels across it's length, and 1,050 pixels across its width.

A 1680x1050 monitor can display resolutions lower than 1680, but it cannot display anything higher because it's just not physically possible to do so. You can play something in 1080p, but because you lack the hardware, it's going to run at 720p. It still looks very sharp, but it's not 1080.

I'm still not real clear on what you saw your friend do, but whatever he did, he did not add pixels to the monitor.
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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It seems im not making myself clear, i dont know how i else should explain it.
I know i cant increase the res more than what the device is build for, but it seems wierd to me if no one else reading my thread has not experienced this mode where the display remains in its highest (native) resolution but the actual windows desktop picture is that af another higher "resolution". And the user therefore has to point to the edges of the display to view that corner of the desktop.

Im on my laptop right now with a onboard intel graph chip and i can do the above just by increasing my resolution above 1024x768 which is its highest resolution.
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21 Feb 2010   #9

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Instead of explaining, detail your methods step by step, so we could gain an understanding? What are you clicking to go above your monitor's native resolution?

As it stands, I have no way of replicating what you're doing. Under my display properties, there is no way to set my resolution above 1680... either in Windows display properties or my nvidia control panel properties. The option to go above 1680 simply does not exist.
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21 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Instead of explaining, detail your methods step by step, so we could gain an understanding? What are you clicking to go above your monitor's native resolution?

As it stands, I have no way of replicating what you're doing. Under my display properties, there is no way to set my resolution above 1680... either in Windows display properties or my nvidia control panel properties. The option to go above 1680 simply does not exist.
Well i have the same problem with my nvidia based computer (thats whats this whole thread is about)

But on my intel GPU laptop its very simple. >
Display properties, uncheck "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". That wasy i can increase the resolution above the native and the display will react as i mentioned above.
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