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  1.    17 Feb 2018 #1

    Changing display size


    I have a PC running the latest (17th February, 2018) Windows 10. It uses my TV set as a monitor. The display is slightly too large for the screen area so I can't see the edges. In the past, it has been possible to make small adjustments to the Windows 10 display so that the display will fit the screen area. I can no longer find this. Does it still exist and, if so, how may I gain access to it, please?
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #2

    This might not be relevant to your situation. Have you tried changing resolution ?

    Settings > System > left side, Display > right side, Resolution.
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  3.    17 Feb 2018 #3

    Thank you for your reply.
    I had tried that, but it isn't what I want.
    What I would like to do is to change the dimensions of the display so that it fits inside the screen area. This used to be possible - I've done it before - you could change the height and width of the display separately. However, as with most computer-related things one does infrequently I can't remember how!
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       17 Feb 2018 #4

    A TV used as a monitor sometimes has overscan problems. That usually appears as a small cut off around all of the screen even if correct resolutions are chosen.
    You will have to go thru the TV settings for a PC input to the TV. They may use different wording depending on the manufacturer.
    On mine it goes something like Settings > System > Screen Settings > Display area > Full Pixel.
    So it's not obvious.

    Sometimes it can be done with say a Graphics Control Panel, Nvidia/AMD.

    Sometimes it helps to switch on in a particular order.

    I favour the TV settings method so you don't mess with Graphics Card settings for other PC type of monitors.
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  5.    17 Feb 2018 #5

    Thank you for your reply.
    The connection from the PC to the television is via a HDMI cable, so the PC setting in the TV menu is not involved.
    What I would like to do is to alter the size of the display area: this has been possible in the (fairly recent) past.
    Does this capability still exist in the present (17th February, 2018) version of Windows 10?
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #6

    ralphholmes said: View Post
    The connection from the PC to the television is via a HDMI cable,
    I don't have much to offer. However, since you are using your TV as a monitor, I would suggest that .........
    you use the TV remote > open the Menu option > go to Picture > go to Display settings ................ find out if there is an option to turn your TV screen to FULL.
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  7.    18 Feb 2018 #7

    Thank you for your suggestion: there is no such option.
    What I would like to do is to alter the size of the display area in Windows: this has been possible in the (fairly recent) past.
    Does this capability still exist in the present (17th February, 2018) version of Windows 10?
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       18 Feb 2018 #8

    ralphholmes said: View Post
    Thank you for your suggestion: there is no such option.
    What I would like to do is to alter the size of the display area in Windows: this has been possible in the (fairly recent) past.
    Does this capability still exist in the present (17th February, 2018) version of Windows 10?
    Assuming you have Intel graphic,
    Go to Graphic properties (right click on desktop, or in taskbar) and select Display. Down on bottom find customize

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  9.    19 Feb 2018 #9

    Thank you very much André: that has solved the problem.
    The latest Windows 10 had removed or otherwise disabled the AMD Graphics Controller software, so I had to install it again.
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  10. AndreTen's Avatar
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       19 Feb 2018 #10

    ralphholmes said: View Post
    Thank you very much André: that has solved the problem.
    The latest Windows 10 had removed or otherwise disabled the AMD Graphics Controller software, so I had to install it again.
    You're welcome. Glad it worked.

    Didn't know which card you have, but these settings are very similar between them :)
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