Windows 10: Different resolution for laptop screen/external monitor?

  1.    10 Aug 2017 #1

    Different resolution for laptop screen/external monitor?


    Hey everyone,

    I recently bought an external monitor for my laptop and I would like to use both of the screens in extended mode.

    The problem is that my laptop's screen resolution is 1366x768 and the external monitor's resolution is 1440x900.
    How do I change the resolution individually for each screen? I can change the external's resolution by using "second screen only" mode, but when in extended mode, I can only go with 1366x768. I tried searching on google, but with no luck.

    Is there even a way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 770
    Windows 10
       10 Aug 2017 #2

    You should be able to. I use an external 1920 x 1080 monitor with a 1366 x 768 Laptop, HDMI connection. Extended mode.
    There is no problem with the different resolutions.
    You obviously cannot change the screens native resolution.
    In duplicate mode the larger one just scales up.

    There are no settings to be done, it just does it.
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  3.    10 Aug 2017 #3

    I still haven't figured it out. In Intel graphics control panel, I can change settings individually for each monitor, but when in extended mode, I can change the external monitor's resolution to 1366x768 only. In Windows Settings (while in extended) I can't change the resolution at all:

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       10 Aug 2017 #4

    Kaesgaan said: View Post
    I still haven't figured it out. In Intel graphics control panel, I can change settings individually for each monitor, but when in extended mode, I can change the external monitor's resolution to 1366x768 only. In Windows Settings (while in extended) I can't change the resolution at all:
    Hi there. I dual monitor, but on a tower (see my system specs below).

    I think this may depend on your graphics driver and build.

    If I open Settings app > System > Display > I get this to highlight either monitor to change either one. This is in extended mode. Some settings get greyed out depending on highlighted monitor.

    Tutorial on the subject: Change Screen Resolution of Display in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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  5. Posts : 770
    Windows 10
       10 Aug 2017 #5

    In the first image, just the monitor selections 1. is the Laptop, 2. is the Dell monitor.

    In the second image, the drop down box for the laptop built in display indicates 1366 x 768 (native) one only.
    The Dell monitor lists various resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 (native).
    It defaults to the native resolution, you could select a lower resolution and it would scale up or centre etc.

    But as I say it just does it. You may have to fiddle about with scaling as your aspect ratios are different.

    The third image is mine with your 1440 x 900 on the Dell, and it looks like the preview picture, horrible on mine but again it just works.

    You can do the same thing with the Windows Settings as the other images. It's the same thing.

    I just did it the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel way to be different.....

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