Windows 10: How to make 800 x 600 game become full screen on laptop

  1.    12 Oct 2017 #1

    How to make 800 x 600 game become full screen on laptop

    I have a number of games that run in an 800 x 600 resolution. I have wide screen monitors on my PC and they scale perfectly to become full screen on my PC's but on my laptop the games appear in a borderless window. The window takes up approx 3/4 of the screen but it's not full screen. Is there a setting I can use to make the window full screen? and how do I do this?

    My laptop is a HP Envy 2017 (i5-7500u model)
    OS is Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Games are typically java games

    Many thanks for any help

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  2. Posts : 4,777
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       12 Oct 2017 #2

    Change your desktop resolution or change the settings on the game to match the native resolution that it should be set at.
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3

    I tried that. The laptop has an option of 800x600 but the resolution looks higher than that. Anyway, the game still plays in roughly 3/4 of the available screen space. I tried all the other resolutions available but nothing seems to alter this. Is there an option like "stretch to screen" or "no, I really do want 800x600 full screen"?

    Thank you for your suggestion.
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  4. Posts : 818
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2017 #4

    Go in to the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel:
    Desktop > Graphics Properties...
    > Display > General Settings > Basic
    Resolution > Scaling.
    If you want full screen then it will be horizontally stretched because of the differing aspect ratios.
    An internal Laptop screen may not have all the options of an external screen.
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  5. Posts : 4,777
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       12 Oct 2017 #5

    Setup two different profiles in your settings. One for gaming and one for regular use. There are third party TRS programs that you can use to change your settings without having to remember to go in and do that. It is nice when you do not cover the whole screen, especially if you are waiting on a email reply.
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