Windows 10: Unable to change screen resolution for external monitor

Discus and support Unable to change screen resolution for external monitor in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a Surface Laptop 3, and a Viotek 34" ultrawide monitor, connected through the Microsoft docking station using Display port to Mini-Display port.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Wtwo3, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Wtwo3 Win User

    Unable to change screen resolution for external monitor


    I have a Surface Laptop 3, and a Viotek 34" ultrawide monitor, connected through the Microsoft docking station using Display port to Mini-Display port.


    When I originally connected my laptop, I was able to adjust the external monitor's resolution with no problem. Recently, it's stuck at 640x480 and grayed out so I can't adjust it. I've updated all drivers, uninstalled/reinstalled, restarted computer, but nothing seems to be working.


    The odd thing is, my wife's computer, a Surface Laptop 2, has no problem with adjusting the resolution on the external monitor. Anyone experience a similar issue?

    :)
     
    Wtwo3, Feb 23, 2020
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  2. Kaesgaan Win User

    Different resolution for laptop screen/external monitor?


    Hey everyone,

    I recently bought an external monitor for my laptop and I would like to use both of the screens in extended mode.

    The problem is that my laptop's screen resolution is 1366x768 and the external monitor's resolution is 1440x900.
    How do I change the resolution individually for each screen? I can change the external's resolution by using "second screen only" mode, but when in extended mode, I can only go with 1366x768. I tried searching on google, but with no luck.

    Is there even a way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Kaesgaan, Feb 23, 2020
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  3. 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, Feb 23, 2020
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  4. Kaesgaan Win User

    Unable to change screen resolution for external monitor

    Different resolution for laptop screen/external monitor?


    I still haven't figured it out. In Intel graphics control panel, I can change settings individually for each monitor, but when in extended mode, I can change the external monitor's resolution to 1366x768 only. In Windows Settings (while in extended) I can't change the resolution at all:


    Unable to change screen resolution for external monitor [​IMG]
     
    Kaesgaan, Feb 23, 2020
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