Windows 10: Old second monitor has icons too big

Discus and support Old second monitor has icons too big in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; basically what the title says. I have a really old monitor that I want to use as a second monitor. But when I plug it in, the icons and the whole... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/XDLOL420, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Old second monitor has icons too big


    basically what the title says. I have a really old monitor that I want to use as a second monitor. But when I plug it in, the icons and the whole screen is just really big. Its not zoomed in and I've been trying to play around with the resolutions on the windows settings and couldn't get it to fix itself. Here is a picture of how it looks like for me https://imgur.com/a/7Gf0SR4

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    /u/XDLOL420, Sep 19, 2020
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  2. Anne Ros Win User

    How to stop all the main screen icons moving to second monitor (Windows10) ?

    Hi,

    This can be a default when opening a game to maximize the functionality of having two monitors. To clarify the issue, we need additional information:

    • When you close the game, do the icons go back to the main display or does it stays on the second monitor?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?

    We'll keep an eye out on your response.
     
    Anne Ros, Sep 19, 2020
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  3. Second monitor screen resolution problem

    Hi,

    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, Sep 19, 2020
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  4. Old second monitor has icons too big

    Second Monitor

    Hi David,



    Some of the advantages of having multiple screens (dual monitor) are it increases your productivity or it allows you to do multitasking. When awaking your PC after putting it to sleep, it will be directed at the sign in page. Normally,
    the second monitor will just reflect black screen and the main monitor will reflect the sign in page. After signing in, your second monitor will automatically open if it is turned on.



    If the second monitor doesn’t turn on, we recommend that you run the
    Power troubleshooter by following these steps:



    • Click the Start button, then type Control Panel and then press Enter.
    • Change the View by option on the top-right to Large icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting, and click on the View all option on the left pane.
    • Run the Power troubleshooter.


    If the issue persists, kindly refer to the resolution provided by breadbox88 in this thread and
    check if it will help you with the issue.



    Update us with the outcome.
     
    Efraim Gar, Sep 19, 2020
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