How to get windows desktop to render in 144 hz?

jasonduke Posts 3 Registration date Thursday November 18, 2021 Status Member Last seen December 3, 2021 - Dec 3, 2021 at 01:00 AM
Hello! I recently upgraded my computer monitor from 60 Hz to 144 Hz. My Geforce Experience fps counter shows 59 when no game is playing, but I can get upwards of 120 Hz in some games when in full screen.
Is there something I'm missing here to get the Windows desktop to render in 144 Hz? Is the GeForce experience fps counter inaccurate? I know there's not REALLY a point to having a web browser or a spreadsheet in 144 Hz since most streaming video maxes out at 60, but I'd like to get a smooth experience when I flail around dragging a window around XD
What am I doing wrong? I have adaptive sync enabled as default in the Nvidia control panel under "Manage 3d Settings," and the refresh rate is set to 144 Hz under "Change Resolution."