External monitor on laptop picture too small

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Troy - Oct 14, 2011 at 10:09 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 15, 2011 at 12:11 AM
Hello,
Can anyone tell me why the picture area on my external monitor is smaller (about a One inch border all around) when I run it on my laptop than when I run it on my PC?

Monitor- LG E2360V-PN 23" Led
Laptop- Acer Aspire 7540-1284
Running 1920 x 1080 resolution (recommended)

Is this because this is the largest size screen my laptop will support? If yes, can someone help me to understand why?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Oct 14, 2011 at 10:49 PM
The laptop screen is 1600x900 max. The video chip in the laptop may not support anything larger. Did you check for the max resolution on the laptop? Look for the Nvidia Control Panel to see if you can change the resolution of the external monitor.

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Thanks xpcman,
Yes, the laptop max resolution is lower than the monitor, but I thought that using a lower resolution would only result in a less crisp image, not a smaller in size image as I am experiencing. I'm pretty sure I'm just not thinking in the right terms. Can you help clarify?
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Oct 15, 2011 at 12:11 AM
You want the monitor to "scale" the image to the full screen. That option should be in the menu of the monitor. That way you get a full screen but may get fuzziness in the image.
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