Windows 10 doesn’t fit the screen? Try these fixes

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If you use an external display with your computer, you may encounter scaling issues. Several users have report Windows 10 doesn’t fit to screen problem in the Microsoft community.

I’ve just upgraded my desktop PC to Windows 10, from Windows 8.1, however, the taskbar, and the rest of the screen, stretches off of the monitor.

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This problem occurs due to an incorrect scaling setting or outdated display adapter drivers.

If you are also troubled by this issue, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the problem.

Troubleshoot scaling issues in Windows 10

1. Manually change the display size

  1. You can manually resize the display size to fit the screen using the graphic control panel.
  2. Depending on whether you have a dedicated GPU or integrated one, follow the steps below to manually adjust the display size.

Adjust display on Intel Graphics

  1. Type Intel in the search bar and click on the Intel Graphic Control Panel option.
  2. In the Intel Graphics Control Panel, click on click on Display (bottom left).
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  3. Click the General Settings tab.
  4. Under “Resolution” click the drop-down menu and select the display resolution of your monitor.  That is if the display only supports  1366 x 768-pixel resolution, select this option. If the monitor supports HD or UHD, select the resolution accordingly.
  5. Click on Apply to save the changes.
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  6. If the issue persists, click on the Custom Resolution tab under Display.
  7. Click on Yes to acknowledge the warning message.
  8. Here you can manually change the height and width of the display. Make the necessary changes and click on the Add (+) button.
  9. You can select the Custom Resolution from the General settings again.

Adjust screen size on NVIDIA GPUs

  1.  Right-click on the desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. From the left pane, click on the Adjust desktop size and position tab.
  3. From the right pane, click the Size tab under “Apply the following settings“.
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  4. Check the “Enable desktop resizing” box under “resize the desktop if the display setting did not provide a proper fit” section.
  5. Save the changes and check if Windows 10 fit the screen.

Adjust display size in AMD control panel

  1. Right-click on the desktop and click on AMD Radeon Settings.
  2. From the ADM Radeon Setting window, click the Display tab.
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  3. Use the HDMI Scaling slider to adjust the HDMI scaling.
  4. The preview should be visible on the screen in realtime. Set the scaling to your prefered position and that’s it.

Want to fix AMD GPU scaling issues for good? Check out this awesome guide.


2. Update display adapter driver

  1. If the issue persists, try updating the display adapter driver from the Device Manager.
  2. Type device in the search bar and click on Device Manager.
  3. In the Device Manager expand the Display Adapter section.
  4. Right-click on your graphics device and select Update Driver.

  5. Select “Search automatically for updated driver and software” option.
  6. Windows will now search for any pending update and download it.
  7. Once the update is installed, check if Windows 10 fit the screen.

If you are using a TV as an external display, make sure you adjust the zoom option on the TV before making any changes on the source device.

Follow the steps in this article to fix the Windows 10 doesn’t fit the screen issue. Do let us know what fix worked for you in the comments.

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