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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Windows 10

I have been struggling for a while to set this up: enabling Display Settings so that they would support the 1366x768 resolution of my TV screen, after I connected my laptop with Windows 10 installed to my TV [1]. In Display Settings this resolution simply was not offered.
Until I figured out this setting in Display Settings -> Advanced Display Settings -> Display Adapter Properties -> Monitor:

Removing the check mark from this check box revealed the resolution I was looking for. Apparently Windows didn't have much of a clue about the connected monitor. OK, I admit, I connected it via a simple VGA cable.

Very Happy

[1] I gave up on ubuntu, too many things didn't work out of the box ( like sending laptop to sleep when closing the lid ), too much googling and obscure hacking needed, and then display driver started crashing when laptop woke up later on. I do complain a lot about Windows, but Linux systems can be worse, and with Windows 10 Microsoft made a great move towards good quality.

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Nice amagard. One day I might end up with Windows 10. Right now staying with 7.
standready on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:54 pm
I've had the opposite happening at a friend's computer. The screen kept going for a Generic Non-PhP monitor with only one generic resolution, which ironically is the one you were looking for. It would do this intermittently. Like sometimes it would show the correct resolution for the Samsung Syncmaster S300, and most of the time the generic distorted icons and large fonts would appear. I had loaded a new graphics driver - updated it, had updated the monitor driver - run diagnostics, but nothing helped. My last attempt at a solution seems to be working now, which was to replace the VGA cable. So far so good.
deanhills on Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:31 pm

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