Windows 10: Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings?

Discus and support Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings? in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I have a Lenovo 580T, Windows 10.1903; with an attached second monitor, Dell 2311H, which I had also used for my T530 running Win7. Of course I am... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by chasfh, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. chasfh Win User

    Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings?


    I have a Lenovo 580T, Windows 10.1903; with an attached second monitor, Dell 2311H, which I had also used for my T530 running Win7.

    Of course I am having display issues, probably because of Win10's DPI Scaling policy. The recommended scaling is 125% for the original screen, and the scaling is set at 100% for the second screen. The second monitor renders fine enough, if not a tiny bit blurrier than on the Win7 machine, but certain legacy apps I run appear blurry on my main (laptop) screen:


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    Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings? [​IMG]


    I found a web page online that recommends how to fix this: apply custom scaling of 125, same as the "recommended" default scaling, sign out and sign back in, and voila, your blurriness will be fixed without changing anything else.

    Except not so voila. The legacy app does appear very sharp and at mostly the same size as before, but now the scaling on the second screen is freakishly big:


    Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings? [​IMG]



    Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings? [​IMG]


    When I open display setting to see the result of my fix, the scaling is grayed out and set to 175% for both monitors, not the 125% I chose. I tried as much as I could to decouple the scaling for the laptop monitor and the second monitor, but I can't figure out how to make it stick or render properly.

    I did go to device manager to check drivers and did successfully update the Generic PnP monitor driver to the specific Dell 2311H driver, but that did not help. The issue appears in native Display settings, and my inability to decouple the monitors through them.

    Unless I am missing something? Can anyone suggest a fix for this?

    :)
     
    chasfh, Jan 6, 2020
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  2. No display on monitor when TV set as primary display

    Issue solved

    Removed DVI/HDMI cable from computer and monitor

    Step 1: Check if the VGA monitor cable is defective.

    1. Turn off computer
    2. Connect the monitor VGA cable from the monitor to the VGA port on the computer
    3. Turn on computer, VGA monitor cable is good.

      Step 2: Tun off computer
    1. Connect HDMI Cable to HDMI port and TV
    2. Turn on computer and TV, there is no monitor black screen
    3. Click on the Windows logo, select the Settings icon , and then select

      System. Under Display there are two squares, labeled 1 and 2

      D Click on Advanced Display Settings:

      Display information: Display 1- Monitor Display 2 -TV

      E Right-click the Speakers icon in
      the taskbar, select Sound, click on Playback devices,


      a s tv screen with my brand shows
      AMD High Definition Audio Device ready.

      F. Problem solved



      Cause of the problem: Defective VGA port on the Syba VGA HD15+ 3.5 Audio to HDMI converter
     
    Rooben Kajima, Jan 6, 2020
    #2
  3. Vivian_S Win User
    External monitor display settings

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with the display scaling on your external displays. We will certainly look into this for you.

    As you are using Vizio TV, you may have to try using custom resolution settings if the in-built settings do not provide the required settings.

    For better clarity, please let us know:

    • What is the version of Windows 10 that is currently installed on your computer? You can click on Search and type
      winver.
    • Are you aware of any recent changes to the system, such as updates, after which you are facing this issue?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?


    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to check the steps mentioned in the Workaround section in

    Windows scaling issues for high-DPI devices


    I would also suggest you to check the Display drivers. Please refer

    Troubleshoot external monitor connections in Windows 10


    Set up dual monitors on Windows 10



    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Vivian S
     
    Vivian_S, Jan 6, 2020
    #3
  4. Noor_Azam Win User

    Can I Decouple Two Monitors' Display Settings?

    Can not use two monitors. Error message: "The display settings could not be saved. Please try a different combination of display settings"

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    • Since when are you facing this issue with the monitors?
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer?
    • What happens when you try to duplicate the monitors?

    I suggest you to try changing the display ports of the monitors and check if the second monitor is getting detected.



    I suggest you to follow the methods mentioned below and check if that helps.

    Method 1: Try rolling back the driver.

    To roll back the driver to previous build follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Press and hold the Windows + X key on the keyboard.
    2. Select Device manager.
    3. In Device manager, expand Display adaptor.
    4. Right click on NVIDIA
      Drivers and select Properties.
    5. Navigate to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver.
    6. Restart the computer.

    Method 2: Change the screen resolution.

    1. Go to Settings>System>Display.
    2. Under Resolution, set the resolution as 1024 x 768.
    3. Set the same resolution on the other monitor.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Noor Azam S

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Noor_Azam, Jan 6, 2020
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