Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Custom Resolution Question

22 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Custom Resolution Question

I use my laptop for a lot of recorded screencasts and we're making a jump to all HD screencasts in the next few weeks within our company. The only issue I'm having is my laptop has a screen of the 16:10 widescreen orientation versus the normal 16:9.

My default resolution is 1280x800. Nowhere can I figure out how to bring it down to 1280x720 without hooking up an external display that supports that resolution. For example, my Sony TV takes VGA up to 1280x720 and hitting Fn+F7 adjusts my desktop to match (800 to 720) but at no other time is there an option on the slider for it.

Is there ANYTHING I can do to add this as a setting? I know my Intel GMA 4500HD chip can do it, I know my screen can do it, but Windows 7 Ultimate and the drivers don't seem to think it can be done.

Any advice on what to do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

This *may* help:

Control Panel > All Control Panel Options > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > Monitor Tab > Select your monitor in list > Uncheck "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display"

It also might help if you get real drivers that have a control panel other than the default windows one. Can't find GMA 4500HD in the list, but if you get the model of your motherboard using a program like Speccy you should be able to download the latest drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the ideas, but:

1. "Hide Modes..." is greyed out unless I'm connected to a projector

2. The drivers I have are from Intel as a part of the Express 4 Chipset.

For the record, my laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-NS150J

According to Speccy, this is what's onboard:

Code:
Monitor
	Name	Generic PnP Monitor on Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
	Current Resolution	1280x800 pixels
	Work Resolution	1280x760 pixels
	State	enabled, primary, Unsafe
	Monitor Width	1280
	Monitor Height	800
	Monitor Bpp	32 bits per pixel
	Monitor Frequency	59 Hz
	Device	\\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
	Memory	1839 MB
	Memory type	2
	Driver version	8.15.10.1872
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Custom Resolution Question





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Custom Resolution Question
Thread Forum
Solved How do I set custom resolution on Intel GMA? Graphic Cards
How to change the monitor resolution to a custom resolution General Discussion
Custom resolution in windows 7 after upgrade Graphic Cards
Intel HD graphics custom resolution Graphic Cards
Custom resolution Graphic Cards
Custom Resolution Help Graphic Cards
how to set a custom resolution? Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33