800 x 600 resolution makes desktop small with inches of black surrounding it
Not long ago I connected a televison to my laptop and in doing, forgot that the F8 key changed outputs. I knew it was a function key, but I made many errors before I finally recalled which key it was. I also used many Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-F6, and many other stupid key combinations that many have caused this problem.
Here is the issue: When I change the monitor resolution so my kids can play a game from 1500 x 1400 (I think) to 800 x 600, the desktop shrinks down to 800 x 600, or so it appears, and a few inches of black surround it to the edge of the screen. And, the resolution still appears to the high, like it never actually changed. It is as if the screen thinks I just want a 800 x 600 view of my normal resolution.
I reinstalled the driver last night from the backup disk. That did not work. Same conditions.
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Re: 800 x 600 resolution makes desktop small with inches...
Try going into your computer's BIOS. In there should be an option to expand your desktop / video or something like that. It will have the word expand in there and when you see it you will know what it means. Basically your laptop has an optimal resolution of 1024 x 768 and since you are running it in 800 x 600, the laptop is only displaying that. Set that option in the BIOS and it should stretch your 800 x 600 to the full screen.
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Many times it may happen that the resolution of the monitor is set to higher than its limit causes the monitor to be in off state and thus make the system inoperable to overcome such problem you can perform some usefull tips as follows<br />
Start the system, after a few minutes just click the Right mouse button and on the keyboard press Down Arrow key for "Seven times" then press Right Arrow key one time then press Down arrow key again once. Then press Enter. The resolution should set to be 800,600 thus Starts the Monitor again to normal
In the desktop screen, click the right mouse button. click on Screen resolution in the drop down menu.
See what the resolution is set at. There should be a recommended setting. Try that. Try other resolutions and see if the condition changes.
In the Start menu, click the right mouse button on Computer.
Click on Manage in the drop down menu.
In the left hand menu choose Device Manager.
Click on Display adapters
The adapter in your laptop should be displayed.
Click the right mouse button on the specified adapter.
When the uninstall is complete, either reboot or Scan for Hardware changes.
This will reinstall the adapter drivers.
You may have to update the drivers.
Make a note of the adapter and model. Search Google for that make and model or go to Sony's site and find the drivers for your laptop. Reinstall or update the drivers.
If all this fails you may need a hardware technician to work on your system.
When you connect the vizio try changing the resolution settings on your laptop to see if that makes a difference. Could be that your video card output is not really compatible with the higher requirements of the Vizio.
Your graphics card on that should push that resolution so I would probably lean toward the tv. Try changing the aspect resolution or (zoom button) on the remote to change the way the screen is delivered. As long as the resolution on the laptop is a widescreen resolution and the same for the television. Make sure in your tv settings, that the aspect is set at 16:9.