Windows 10: External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

Discus and support External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by paulyjustin, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue


    I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.


    My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?


    My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

    :)
     
    paulyjustin, Oct 8, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Scale and Layout On Different Monitors?

    Hi Markos,

    When a laptop or PC has a screen or monitor attached (be it your laptop or external monitor) what happens is Windows polls that device and works out the optimal resolution for that device.

    In the case of your internal screen that is 1920x1080 that is why it is marked (Recommended).

    Then if you connect an external monitor, Windows will work out the optimal resolution for that screen and apply that - it may or may not be the same as your laptop resolution

    Windows will run both monitors at their optimal resolution. You can change this manually if you wish later . . .
     
    DaveM121, Oct 8, 2016
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  3. why do we lose function in our external monitors when we do windows 10 updates

    Try this:

    • Connect it to the external monitor then switch ON your laptop. If you failed to get the display in external monitor, then use the proper combination keys(like Fn+F5/ the function key that's having the monitor symbol on it) to toggle between your laptop
      screen and the external monitor.
    • Try decreasing your screen resolution.
     
    Yuri Nathan, Oct 8, 2016
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  4. External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

    Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings (at the bottom). Select the monitor you want to change the resolution on, then change the resolution setting in the drop down list.
     
    alphanumeric, Oct 9, 2016
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  5. Elias Win User
    Just go to Settings>System>Display>Advanced Display Settings
    Then choose 1920 × 1080 (Recommended)
    Hope this helped
     
    Elias, Oct 9, 2016
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  6. I fixed this with another method. Changing the percentage if text etc to 100 percent which is the minimum...

    Can someone here confirm this is the method?
     
    paulyjustin, Oct 12, 2016
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  7. 100% is the normal default setting. If it was set higher, that will make things look bigger than normal. It might even distort things. Even when set to 100%, you still want the resolution set to the native resolution of the monitor for best viewing.
     
    alphanumeric, Apr 5, 2018
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