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Windows 7: Dual Monitors....aspect ratio issue.

27 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Dual Monitors....aspect ratio issue.

Hi. Have an issue here with a dual monitor setup that is really beginning to irk me. My main display, display 1, is an 'LG 1680 x 1050', display 2 is a 'Samsung 1920 x 1080'..., the problem is, that every once in a while the second displays aspect ratio goes all screwy, like it shifts...for instance, if i have media center on that display, the screen gets cut off so the volume buttons and media center button are off screen.

I can fix it by going into the screen resolution settings and disabling that monitor, and then re-enabling it. But obviously i'd like a more permanent fix.


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28 Jul 2010   #2


Does media Centre always open on display 2 (the 1920x1080) or do you sometimes open it on the 22" display?

If you bounce back and forth between displays, it may be the 1680x1050 16:10 AR is confusing MC which causes the 'zooming' (for a lack of a better description) when moved to the 1920x1080 16:9 display.

If media centre is only ever opened on the 2nd display and still 'zooms' ... then I'm not quite sure why.

I'm merely hypothesizing as to how this could occur since I haven't personally had this issue occur and therefore don't know of any 'permanent' fixes offhand.
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29 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 32bit

Thanks for the response. Yes, WMC only ever opens on the second display, there's very little switching.

Anyway, the problem hasn't come up in a few days now for whatever reason. Fingers crossed.
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