DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,


Large monitor is large! And it works with my old computer!

Well... sorta. Just switching the plug over displays my monitor, but as one might expect displaying a 1280 x 1024 resolution on a 1929 x 1080 monitor results in a rather stretched image.

So i tried setting the resolution to 1360 x 768. Everything looks a little mushed together because of the reduced height, but the width seems right. (Some windows do seem wider than normal though, especially ones for text editing. Not sure what's up with that.)

So i tried bumping up to 1680 x 1050. I wasn't sure if my graphics card could handle it, but i figured i ought to test it. Well it works... sorta. Strangely my desktop is now actually larger than the monitor screen. I can scroll it around by going to the edges. But the monitor resolution is larger than the current screen resolution, so why is this happening?

Edit: Bizarre, i had to go into advanced properties and edit my monitor settings under "Displays." I guess it wasn't picking up the right settings by default and wasn't _really_ sending 1680 x 1050 before? I'll need to remember to change those back when i switch this computer back to the old monitor, though as long as the resolution it's trying to send is small enough for the old monitor it shouldn't really make a difference.

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