Dual screen wrong resolution
March 6, 2019 at 9:26 am #31376ParticipantMarc Berry@marc-knuckle
At work i use an office and used to share my monitor with my customer when viewing things. Due to a back issue they have installed a second monitor so i don’t have to keep twisting and reaching over. This is then set to clone what I’m seeing on mine.
The new screen, mine, is 1920 x 1080 and is great. However this has forced the other to the same but it should only be 1280 x 1024 so it is not looking great.
I went into monitor settings and even if i click on to monitor 2 and adjust its settings it changes mine too. I can’t seem to be able to have each at a different resolution.
I can’t say where i work but they may have put blocks on certain settings but if anyone can give me an idea I’ll try it.
March 6, 2019 at 10:18 am #31377
A clone is a clone i.e. they both have to be the same resolution. If you think about it it has to be.March 6, 2019 at 11:01 am #31378
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A clone is a clone i.e. they both have to be the same resolution. If you think about it it has to be.
Cheers Dave. Yeah, makes sense. I wasnt sure whether i was missing an option somewhere.March 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm #31379
You could try making the smaller screen the primary and cloning that then seeing if your monitor will upscale it.
It will still be 1280 x 1024 so the icons etc will be a bit big ?March 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm #31380
You could try making the smaller screen the primary and cloning that then seeing if your monitor will upscale it. It will still be 1280 x 1024 so the icons etc will be a bit big ?
Tried that Dave. You’re right, it works but it’s too big then on the new screenMarch 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm #31381
Windows now handles cloned screens and as was said above a clone is a clone. Until recently dual screens were handled by the graphics card driver with things like Dual view. May be worth having a look in your graphics card control though.March 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm #31382ParticipantJayCeeDee@jayceedeeForumite Points: 5,207
Can’t you then use W10’s large/medium/small icon option??
1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop.
2. Select View from the contextual menu.
3. Select either Large icons, Medium icons, or Small icons. The default is medium icons.March 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm #31383
Firstly my company only updated from win xp to 7 last year.
They’ve also locked out the actually graphics card settings and even the right click menu!March 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm #31384
JCD, if he makes the icons OK for his screen they will be too small for the other screen.
The answer is a £68 AOC monitor from Amazon for the other monitor. I’ve bought a few of these recently.March 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm #31388
Think you are stuck.W10 now understands cloned displays and only gives you one frame buffer.
Without support from a special driver you are stuck. Sorry ?March 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm #31389
No worries guys
Thanks for the helpMarch 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm #31390ParticipantJayCeeDee@jayceedeeForumite Points: 5,207
JCD, if he makes the icons OK for his screen they will be too small for the other screen. The answer is a £68 AOC monitor from Amazon for the other monitor. I’ve bought a few of these recently.
I forgot that essential factor!! I was coming from what I did to my setup, but I’ve got my desktop spread over my two screens, one exclusively for email and one for browser.
I suppose Marc could do what I do, when I want two separate browser windows open at the same time, I just flip one over to the other screen, click and hold the tab and swipe it over to the other screen. It all really depends on his work processes.March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm #31397
There is the thing. If you span your displays you get a frame buffer for each and you can do what you like with it.March 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm #31398
A frame buffer is basically an area of memory.March 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm #31402
At the youth housing charity the support workers have to sometimes show the kids something on their screen. I got them these gas powered monitor arms for £30 (their idea). It enables them to flip the monitor through 180° to face the person sat opposite from them and flip it back again. Only light finger pressure is needed.
Balancing them is easy, there’s a screw hole in the “elbow” allowing you to loosen or tighten the tension. Once the monitor is balanced flipping it doesn’t send it dancing up and down. The cables are hidden behind shrouds so it looks neat too.March 6, 2019 at 8:18 pm #31411
Cheers guys. As they’ve already done the workplace adjustment and put the second screen in I’ll have to work with it now but i really appreciate the suggestions
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