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Windows 7: Monitor screen resolution/size

14 Mar 2010   #1
dickholloway

windows 7
 
 
Monitor screen resolution/size

when i hook my inspiron 17 with W7 up to my Dell 22" monitor, the combination will not allow for the highest screen resolution without shrinking the display by 50% with black sides.

inspiron resolution with no dell monitor = 1600x900 .....all ok

inspiron resolution = 1440x900 , when hooked to dell monitor display is full screen

inspiron resolution = 1600x900, when hooked to dell monitor display is about 50% with black sides???

i'm sure i can't be the only one not to be able to figure out WTF is the problem.


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14 Mar 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dickholloway View Post
when i hook my inspiron 17 with W7 up to my Dell 22" monitor, the combination will not allow for the highest screen resolution without shrinking the display by 50% with black sides.

inspiron resolution with no dell monitor = 1600x900 .....all ok

inspiron resolution = 1440x900 , when hooked to dell monitor display is full screen

inspiron resolution = 1600x900, when hooked to dell monitor display is about 50% with black sides???

i'm sure i can't be the only one not to be able to figure out WTF is the problem.
have you tried using the adjustments in the nvidia control panel ?
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14 Mar 2010   #3
dickholloway

windows 7
 
 

nope where do i find it? thanks!!!
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dickholloway.

It should be in the right click context menu, r click a blank spot on the desktop to see if it's there.
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14 Mar 2010   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello dickholloway.

It should be in the right click context menu, r click a blank spot on the desktop to see if it's there.
thank you for that BFK , missed the post
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14 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello dickholloway.

It should be in the right click context menu, r click a blank spot on the desktop to see if it's there.
thank you for that BFK , missed the post

No probs pebbly, we're a team here.
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