Many of the Windows users may prefer to use an external monitor with their Windows 10 laptop for better productivity as a large screen allows you to do more if you do a lot of multitasking. However, at times you may encounter display related issues. Some users have reported that the display is larger than monitor issue on the Microsoft community forum.
I just upgraded from win7 to win10 and have a graphics problem.The display fits perfectly on my laptop screen but when I display it on my TV the display is bigger then the screen and I can’t fix it by changing the resolution.
Fix it with these steps.
How do I make my screen fit my monitor?
1. Customize Graphics Properties (Windows 7 only)
- Right-click on anywhere on the Desktop.
- Select “Graphics Properties”.
- Now click on the Display option.
- Click on Customize Aspect Ratio
- Now drag the slider to make the display fit your screen.
- Close the Graphics Properties and reboot the system. Check if the settings are preserved after the restart.
For Windows 10 Users
- Type graphics in the search bar.
- Click on Intel Graphics Control Panel option.
- In the Graphics Control Panel, click on the Display option.
- Under “Select Display” section, click the drop-down menu and select your external display/monitor.
- Click on the Custom Resolutions tab.
- Enter your monitor‘s screen resolutions in the Width and Height field.
- Enter the refresh rate a few points lower than the monitors refresh rate. So, if it 60hz monitor, enter 56-59.
- Now drag the slider for “Underscan Percentage” a little and click on the Add button.
- Now set the custom resolution as your preferred display setting and check if that resolves the issue. If the issue persists, try to change the Underscan Percentage a little until you find the correct working resolution.
2. Change Screen Resolution
- Click on Start and select Settings.
- Click on System and select Display from the options.
- Open the drop-down menu under Resolution section, and select the Display Resolution that is supported by your system.
- Check if the contents on your screen are displayed normally. If the issue persists, try to scale the layout.
- Click the drop-down menu under Scale and Layout and select %150. Check if the scaling has resolved the issue. If not, try again with different scaling options until you find the right size.
3. Update the Display Drivers
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
- Type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and press OK to open the Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager, expand Display Adapters.
- Right-click on the graphics driver (Intel UHD Graphics ) and select Update Drivers.
- Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software“.
- Wait for the Windows OS, as it will search and download and pending update for the driver.
- After the update is installed, reboot the system and check for any improvements.
4. Check the Physical Buttons
- Most of the monitors come with a physical button at the side or bottom that allows you to control some settings of the display including brightness, orientation, and display resolution.
- If your monitor has manual controls, use the physical buttons and try to change the settings. This should allow you to fix display larger than screen issue.
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