How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?

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  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 7
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    How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?


    Running W7, 64. Have a wide-screen LCD monitor, and I want 1024x768, period. That will chop some screen area off each side, fine. But even with the 1024x768 setting, the display is stretched horizontally and shrunken vertically, so photos look awful.

    How to fix?
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  2. Posts : 29,566
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
       #2

    Windows picks up the resolution available from the actual monitor - so unless you can change settings on the monitor itself you will only have the widescreen options available.
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, Nigel

    I posted the problem in the Asus forum, because I cannot get bthe monitor to change any settings.
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  4. Posts : 29,566
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
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    I know the problem I am in the process of trying to get a 19" HDTV to give the resolution promised. it has the opposite problem to your's - it keeps reporting it's a 4:3 Aspect 1024x768 not the 1360x768 on the VGA output I need for the Laptop. DVI is fine though
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  5. Posts : 552
    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    Barman58 said:
    Windows picks up the resolution available from the actual monitor - so unless you can change settings on the monitor itself you will only have the widescreen options available.
    In CCC I actually have a setting changed that causes my screen to do this.
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  6. Posts : 44
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Windows i7 920 said:
    Barman58 said:
    Windows picks up the resolution available from the actual monitor - so unless you can change settings on the monitor itself you will only have the widescreen options available.
    In CCC I actually have a setting changed that causes my screen to do this.
    Ummm, what's CCC?
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  7. Posts : 212
    WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
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    Milanodan said:
    Running W7, 64. Have a wide-screen LCD monitor, and I want 1024x768, period. That will chop some screen area off each side, fine. But even with the 1024x768 setting, the display is stretched horizontally and shrunken vertically, so photos look awful.

    How to fix?
    Having the same problem. Round circles like google earth sphere is an elipse. I tried in vein to adjust the monitor and the computer display every way possible I think. When I was using my XP computer and the same 23" monitor, I was able to solve the problem by clicking stretch on the computer display but this WIN 7 computer won't do it.
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  8. Posts : 44
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I fixed it. I changed the "screen resolution" setting from 1024x768 to 1280x768, and now the photos look normal.
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  9. Posts : 2,165
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #9

    you should run your LCD monitor at its native resolution to get the best image. Running it at lower resolution can jntroduce jagged text and a fuzzy image.
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  10. Posts : 44
    Windows 7
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    The problem with that is the photos are tiny, because the "native" is huge. I have thousands of photos that I've run thru Photoshop, most in 800x600 and some in 1024x768.

    Doesn't seem that long ago when I paid $90 for a 128MB Smartmedia card---.
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