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Windows 7: Game screen stretched?

10 Aug 2010   #1

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Game screen stretched?

When I first got my computer a few months ago, fullscreen games that were set at a lower resolution than the widescreen monitor, were shown as a large square in the center, similar to watching a standard definition show, on an widescreen TV. Now the games cover the whole screen as a rectangle, and look terribly stretched. Is there any way to put it back?

Here's a mockup I did in photoshop to show what the old square looked like:

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10 Aug 2010   #2

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DPI. Ill get the information.

Here you go
DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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10 Aug 2010   #3


Have you either adjusted some settings like GPU scaling in your cards control panel, or adjusted a setting on the monitor?

It looks like it's set to 'fill' rather than 'maintain aspect ratio'.
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