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New ViewSonic Monitor - Expand Desktop to Fill Screen


HoppaLong
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XP Pro_SP3

Model: VX2276-SMHD
Optimal Resolution: 1920 x 1080

New monitor and ATI video drivers are working fine, but there is a problem.

My Desktop does not expand to fill the entire monitor screen. In other words,
I've got 1/2" - to - 3/4" black bars surrounding the Desktop.

There is a possible fix. If you have ATI Catalyst Control Center installed, here
is the procedure:

1. Open Control Panel / Catalyst Control Center.
2. At the top/left of the dialog, click the Graphics drop down menu.
3. Select Desktop and Displays.
4. At the bottom of that window, click the Black Arrow at the top of the Monitor
Image and select Configure.
5. In the Image Scaling section, select the Scale image to full panel size option.
6. Click Apply/OK.

I had an old copy of Catalyst Control Center. A few weeks after the install, it
stopped working. I remember googling about the problem. Found many posts
about CCC not working.

I downloaded Catalyst Control Suite_v14.4. When you run the installer, no
shortcuts are added to the Start Menu. It doesn't install anything. All the files
are dumped into a few folders.

Is there an app (excluding Catalyst software) that will expand my Desktop to
fill the monitor screen? If not, I need a version of Catalyst that actually works.

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What port is the monitor connected to? In the monitor settings, you can stretch the picture if it is not full screen. If connected via VGA, then the monitor should have an auto-tuning button.

 

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Hello ED_Sin.

Monitor is connected with an HDMI cable.

When you say "Monitor Settings" I assume you're referring to Control Panel ->
Display Properties -> Settings Tab.

Here is a screenshot of the Settings Tab:

https://postimg.cc/XXBFMgbZ

I can drag Monitor 1 with my mouse, but it cannot be stretched. If I'm wrong, tell
me how to stretch Monitor 1.

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17 minutes ago, HoppaLong said:

When you say "Monitor Settings" I assume you're referring to Control Panel ->
Display Properties -> Settings Tab.

More likely the settings on the monitor itself. You know, the physical buttons and such...

 

19 minutes ago, HoppaLong said:

Here is a screenshot of the Settings Tab:

https://postimg.cc/XXBFMgbZ

Why is the bottom part cut?!

Not that it matters...

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3 hours ago, HoppaLong said:

When you say "Monitor Settings" I assume you're referring to Control Panel ->
Display Properties -> Settings Tab.

No, I mean the settings in the monitor itself.

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And it is possible that everything is working correctly. In the off state it seems that there are no framework as on smartphones, but in fact they are:

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RainyShadow, I took a screenshot of the monitor in the Settings Tab. The bottom part
part was not needed for this discussion.

ED_Sin, I just received this monitor from Amazon. The OSD menus have hundreds of options.
Is there an option to expand Desktop to fill the monitor screen? If it's there, I can't find it.

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I can’t say exactly what the settings are, because all the monitors are different, but I found on the Internet that there are H. POSITION and V. POSITION settings. Somewhere there should be settings for stretching the image.

 

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It's usually part of the aspect ratio controls.

If your graphics hardware is set to the monitor's native resolution, which it appears to be in this case, the image should be exactly pixel mapped to the screen, so there should be no borders.

:dubbio:

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