Windows 10: How do i change the "Active Signal Mode" resolution?

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  1. dreadre82 Win User

    How do i change the "Active Signal Mode" resolution?


    My Laptop is currently running on WIN 11. I purchased a 24" monitor and connected it to the laptop via HDMI. The laptop resolution is set to 1920x1080 recommended. However, on the monitor the display is stretched. How can I lower the resolution on the monitor without changing the resolution of the laptop display? Thanks!

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    dreadre82, Dec 1, 2021
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  2. desktop resolution and active signal resolution

    I have my desktop resolution set at 1280 x 1024, which is what I want,

    but the active signal resolution is set at 1920 x 1080.

    Where can I change the active signal resolution to 1280 x 1024?

    I have tried going to "display adapter properties" and list all modes,

    but this only lets me change the desktop resolution.
     
    MayonAccounting, Dec 1, 2021
    #2
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    How do I forcefully change the active signal resolution?

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you want to change the active signal resolution for the monitor that you are using.



    I would suggest you to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned below and see if that helps:



    1. Press Windows Logo key + I, to open
      Settings.
    2. Click on System and select
      Display
      from the left pane.
    3. Scroll down and select Advanced Display Settings.
    4. Click on Display adapter properties for Display # (Display 2 in your case).
    5. Click on List All Modes under
      Adapter
      tab.
    6. Now, select the resolution that your monitor supports.
    7. Click on OK and click on
      Keep changes
      .


    You may also want to try updating your graphics drivers. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows Logo key + X, and select
      Device Manager.
    2. Expand Display adapters.
    3. Right click on the graphics card
      device
      and select Update Driver.


    Article for reference:
    Update drivers in Windows 10
    .



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Dec 1, 2021
    #3
  4. How do i change the "Active Signal Mode" resolution?

    Changing active signal resolution on 2in1?

    I have a Lenovo Yoga Book that I use for art, media, and basic gaming. When I run some games, the image is turned 90° and partially unviewable. Looking at the display settings, I believe this is because the output resolution is 1920×1200, while the active signal resolution is 1200×1920. I imagine this is due to this device's tablet mode, which is likely built for portrait mode. As I prefer landscape mode, is there a way I can change these output resolutions to match each other?
     
    Ty LaBounty, Dec 1, 2021
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