Windows 10: Monitor resolution question

Discus and support Monitor resolution question in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Is it possible to change my 1680x1050 monitor to display 1920x1080? I don't want to get a new monitor.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kamchatka012, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Monitor resolution question

    Is it possible to change my 1680x1050 monitor to display 1920x1080? I don't want to get a new monitor.

    Kamchatka012, Apr 8, 2021

  2. Monitor resolution


    Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with screen resolution. I will try to help you in fixing the issue.

    To help you suggest more steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

    What exactly happens when you try to change the screen resolution? Do you get any error message?

    The recommended resolution on windows 10 is 1920 x 1080. Change the resolution to 1920 x 1080 and check.

    The reason why your display was stretched sideways is because the resolution was in-corrected.

    Here are the steps to change the screen resolution:

    • Right Click the Desktop and select
      Screen Resolution.
    • Click the Make text and other items larger or smaller link.
    • In the Change only the text size section click the
      drop down menu
      to select the items you want to change.
    Hope the information was helpful
    Nachappa C K, Apr 8, 2021
  3. Second monitor screen resolution problem


    For us to properly isolate the issue with your second monitor screen resolution, we would like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer prior to the issue (e.g., updates, software installation)?

    • When did the issue first begin?

    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you try resetting your monitor settings, and check if the issue still persists. You may refer to your monitor on how to reset it.

    We look forward to your response.
    Michael Gall, Apr 8, 2021
  4. Monitor resolution question

    Monitor resolution

    Hello again!

    Since I sent you the last message I restarted my computer and lo and behold the problem is resolved. The screen is perfect. I am not sure what I did but whatever it was worked.

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    TonyDLloyd, Apr 8, 2021

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