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Windows 7: Dual display on win 7 resolution

30 Mar 2010   #1

win 7
Dual display on win 7 resolution


I have a pc connected to a regular monitor and to a plasma tv, I would like to have the same setup on Windows 7 as I have on winxp meanning that when I set my desktop resolution to 1920x1080 (highest res. for the TV) my monitor (the display is cloned) displays it's own max resolution (1680x1050) only you can move the mouse and 'move the screen' a bit when you touch the edges as there is more desktop space then the monitor can see in one picture.

To my dismay Windows 7 won't allow me to set 1920x1080 but will go as much as my monitor can go (if I turn of the monitor then it will) so is there any way to make it work like on xp, I hate it when features like this get removed and the os is 10 years more advanced, at least give us an option

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30 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Currently I believe the latest ATI display drivers allow for this, or will in the update next month.
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31 Mar 2010   #3

win 7

Really, right now I have 10.3.
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31 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM

No not really. Clone mode has to set with the same resolution. It's a Windows 7 WDDM driver model limitation. Only XP could do that pan & scan type method.

Although, I did hear that the third party software Ultramon could do what you mant.

• Mirroring
Mirror the primary monitor on one or more secondary monitors, for example when doing a presentation. Or mirror only a single application on a secondary monitor. A unique feature is support for different resolutions, the source monitor can run at a higher resolution than the mirror monitor.
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31 Mar 2010   #5

win 7

Thank you!

Will try it now.
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