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Old 04-18-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I have a Dell s2009wb external monitor hooked up to my Toshiba A135-S4427. I can get both screens working easily, but the external won't go into full screen. "Maintain aspect ratio" actually looks better with a black boarder only at the top and bottom. The full screen hangs to the right with a black on thee sides. Since this is a wide screen, I'm also seeing quite a bit of stretching that I would like to get rid of.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

eta:

I just found the fix and will put it here so I don't forget. I made sure to update drivers for the monitor and notebook. That took a while, but I was able to do it via windows update. It didn't work from the Dell site.

Make the external monitor primary. Right click on screen --> personalize-->Display settings. There will be a drop down menu, choose 2. that lists external monitor. Click 'main monitor' and extend to computer. Set resolution to high -> click apply-> ok.

I wasn't able to apply earlier or lick main monitor. I guess thas was a driver issue?

Last edited by Braunwyn; 04-18-2010 at 02:55 PM..
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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..... I wasn't able to apply earlier or lick main monitor. I guess thas was a driver issue?
I hope nobody was around to see that happen!
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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I hope nobody was around to see that happen!
LOL! Ahh, it's too bad we can't go back and edit. Click! Click!, tho, my dog would probably lick the monitor. I saw her licking the front window this morning.
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