rying to make external screen bigger

Hewlett-packard / J2x46ua#aba
January 11, 2017 at 15:10:35
Specs: windows 10, 4gig
I have 24 inch Viewsonic J2X46UA#ABA plugged in Hdmi and need to make it bigger than it is to fit monitor size..Just
trying to enlarge area on external monitor to git screen completely;

Davidw

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#1
January 11, 2017 at 16:54:44
What's the native screen setting for the monitor, 1920x1080? Is that what the display is configured for?

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#2
January 11, 2017 at 18:13:16
A search shows that 1920x1080 is indeed the native resolution.

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#3
January 12, 2017 at 03:34:39
Yes it is 1920x 1080 optimum but what is weird is that's a little to big but another strange thing is it only does it when lid on laptop is closed.But im getting there.

Davidw


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#4
January 13, 2017 at 02:16:28
Screen setting on laptop is 1366x768 on laptop and won't let me go any higher.

Davidw

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#5
January 13, 2017 at 07:18:58
Anything here help?:

https://www.groovypost.com/howto-wi...

See in particular that under Configuring Settings.

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#6
January 13, 2017 at 08:02:34
If you have the external screen set to mirror the screen on the laptop, then you are only going to get the size of the built-in laptop resolution.

Try setting it to external monitor only or have the external screen show an "extended" screen.

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January 13, 2017 at 16:46:28
Derek i did try that link but whats strange is when i extend it it turns off display on laptop.plus i cant use crtl and scroll on mouse to make it fit screen exactly on 1920 by 1080.that setting is just a little to big for some reason.

Davidw


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#8
January 13, 2017 at 17:35:25
"i cant use crtl and scroll on mouse to make it fit screen exactly on 1920 by 1080"

Does this mean you are not talking about screen size generally but page size zoom in your browser? If that's what you mean then what browser are you using and is it the same with an alternative? Usually zoom goes from tiny to massive.

If the above is not what you mean then please clarify what you are doing when you see this bad fit on the external.

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#9
January 14, 2017 at 05:00:01
Derek i'm using Firefox browser latest version.My problem is it says 1920x1080 is optimal size but at that size it cuts of my task bar and spreads page a little bit to much.so i figured i could crtl plus use scroll on mouse to remedy that problem.And also when i use optimal size on external screen my screen on laptop turns off.Do i also need a external key to make this work?
Why doesn't laptop screen keep working when i adjust external monitor?hopefully i explained it better this time.And this windows 10 upgrade from windows 8.1

Davidw

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#10
January 14, 2017 at 05:47:13
Both your laptop and your external have an aspect ratio of 16:9 but the setting 1920x1580 is something else. Maybe there is not a suitable Windows 10 driver for your computer which gives the ratio you need because as far as I am aware 1920x1080 is optimal for the monitor itself. Double check that from the monitor spec.

Go to Device Manager and check to see if there is a later Display Driver. Go to Display Adapter, find yours, then right click it and you'll find the option in Properties. Otherwise go to your computer manufacturer and see if they have one for Windows 10.

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#11
January 14, 2017 at 12:04:50
In reply #2, Derek wrote:

> A search shows that 1920x1080 is indeed the native resolution.

It appears that you are referring to David's 24" Viewsonic monitor.
But David did not post a model number. The number immediately
following the brand name "Viewsonic" ("J2X46UA") is the HP part
number (not model number) for the notebook computer. Do all or
nearly all 24" Viewsonic monitors have 1920x1080 resolution?
Or how did you confirm the number??

I'm practically certain that the computer can output only one
screen resolution at a time. Since the resolution of the built-in
screen is 1366x768 and that is the maximum resolution it can
handle, even if the GPU can output higher resolution to an external
monitor, if you have both the built-in screen and an external monitor
on simultaneously, 1366x768 is the max resolution you can get.
If you can and do set the GPU output to a higher resolution than
that for the external monitor, then it is too high for the built-in
screen, so that screen shuts off.

The best you can do if you want both screens working is to adjust
the external monitor to stretch the 1366x768 image to fill the
1920x1080 screen, which might give a low-quality image.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#12
January 14, 2017 at 12:35:45
Yes, look at the spec for both the computer the monitor. Mostly these days they are both 16:9 ratio but they might not be. If the computer and monitor require different ratios then that could be the problem.

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#13
January 15, 2017 at 05:00:40
Derek,

I'm not sure you understood my comment. You indicated in
reply #2 that you had confirmed the resolution of the external
Viewsonic monitor via "A search" even though no model number
for the monitor had been posted. And still hasn't. Did I miss
seeing the model number in plain sight? Did you find that all
24" Viewsonic monitors have 1920x1080 resolution? Or what?

Also, do you agree that the notebook computer can output only
one screen resolution at a time? That was my impression, but I
might be completely wrong about it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#14
January 15, 2017 at 05:26:57
Re #13

I now think my original Google search was dubious. For that reason I suggested the poster should check the resolution against the monitor spec.

My feelings are the same as yours regarding the last para but I'm not 100% either. It might depend on the display module.

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#15
January 15, 2017 at 05:39:57
i appreciate all your help guys i'm going to try later today to install monitor drivers from the cd that came with Viewsonic monitor and to also update them if necessaryAnd the viewsonic monitor is model number VX2452

Davidw

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#16
January 15, 2017 at 12:28:08
You never know I guess, but monitor drivers normally only add relatively unimportant features.

Display drivers are more likely to fix trickier problems such this.

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