1.    08 Oct 2016 #1
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    External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue


    I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.


    My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?


    My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.
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  2.    09 Oct 2016 #2
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    anyone can tell me?
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  3.    10 Oct 2016 #3
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    Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings (at the bottom). Select the monitor you want to change the resolution on, then change the resolution setting in the drop down list.
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  4.    10 Oct 2016 #4
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    Just go to Settings>System>Display>Advanced Display Settings
    Then choose 1920 × 1080 (Recommended)
    Hope this helped
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  5.    12 Oct 2016 #5
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    I fixed this with another method. Changing the percentage if text etc to 100 percent which is the minimum...

    Can someone here confirm this is the method?
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  6.    13 Oct 2016 #6
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    100% is the normal default setting. If it was set higher, that will make things look bigger than normal. It might even distort things. Even when set to 100%, you still want the resolution set to the native resolution of the monitor for best viewing.
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