Windows 10: Laptop screen does not remember display scaling before and after using an external monitor.

Discus and support Laptop screen does not remember display scaling before and after using an external monitor. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a Dell laptop running Windows 10. When I am using the laptop standalone, meaning it isn't plugged into an external monitor, I set the screen... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by IMTheNachoMan, May 14, 2022.

  1. Laptop screen does not remember display scaling before and after using an external monitor.


    I have a Dell laptop running Windows 10. When I am using the laptop standalone, meaning it isn't plugged into an external monitor, I set the screen display scaling to 100%. Then I plug in an external monitor and set the display scaling to 125%.When I unplug the external monitor, or reboot without the external monitor connected, the display scaling is still set to 125%. I want it to automatically revert to the display scaling it was before the external monitor.Is that possible?

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    IMTheNachoMan, May 14, 2022
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  2. Remember Scale settings on external monitor

    I have a docking station for my laptop but right now, every time I connect up, Windows acts like it is seeing the monitor for the first time and using the same settings with that monitor that my laptop screen has.

    Is there a way to get the machine to remember my scaling settings and such for the external monitor?
     
    nhorton-F36C58F9-50B8-4B31-BB8F-9B948E7702AB, May 14, 2022
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  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, May 14, 2022
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  4. jon_win10 Win User

    Laptop screen does not remember display scaling before and after using an external monitor.

    Automatically change display scaling when laptop docked/connected to an external monitor (win 10)

    Hi. Hoping someone can help me with this issue. I have a laptop which runs in QHD resolution. Because the screen is small I have to use 150% scaling so that I can see things clearly. I also have a docking station at work which is connected to a 27 inch
    QHD monitor. When im connected to the external monitor i need to have scaling at 100% or things look bad. I only mirror my laptop screen on the larger external monitor, so i am not using one screen as the primary/secondary. I know windows 10 has the ability
    to adjust scaling and other settings for each monitor, but when i look at the settings, my monitor is listed as "1/2", so I cant adjust settings for each monitor individually. I want to know if there is a way that my laptop can run in 150% scaling when it
    is disconnected from the external monitor, and automatically run in 100% scaling when it connects to the external monitor. Since both monitors are QHD, the only thing i need to change automatically is the scaling. Can this be done without having to change
    settings manually?

    thanks!
     
    jon_win10, May 14, 2022
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