Windows scaling issues for high-DPI devices
When you use a high-DPI device such as a Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book together with external monitors, you experience the following issues:
Elements such as applications, the taskbar, icons, toolbars, text, and dialog boxes appear to be fuzzy.
Elements are too large or too small compared to the rest of the desktop.
Blurry text appears in applications or in the Windows interface.
Although these symptoms may be seen on a single monitor, they’re more common when you use multiple monitors that vary in display resolution. These symptoms also occur when the hardware configuration changes, such as when you dock and undock a device that uses external monitors, or you detach an external monitor from the device.
These issues commonly occur in the following scenarios:
Applications are moved between monitors that use different display resolutions.
The monitor that applications are displayed on changes between docked and undocked configurations.
Users mix connections during the same logon session. For example, users log on through a remote desktop connection (RDC), and later connect directly without first logging off.
Display information is determined when a user logs on to the system. A logoff-logon process resets the display information and improves behavior. However, the issue recurs if the monitor configuration changes during the same logon session, such as when you dock or undock the device or detach an external monitor.
This issue has become more prevalent since the introduction of 4k and higher resolution monitors, especially when these monitors are mixed together with older, standard monitors.
For more information about how Windows scales applications, see the following Core Team Blog articles:
Display Scaling in Windows 10
Display Scaling changes for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Improving your scaling experience
Improved high-DPI support for desktop apps
To resolve this issue, use the following methods.
Check for software updates
Improvements are continuously being added to Windows 10 and Office 2016 applications. If you are experiencing a specific issue, first check whether it has been resolved in the latest Windows release or cumulative update. To check Windows 10 updates, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Windows 10 Update History
Match screen resolutions
Consider deploying monitors that have complementary screen resolutions.
When you use multiple monitors (including when you dock or connect to remote screens), a greater difference in the resolution between the native device and external device is more likely to cause the issues to occur. For more information, see the following OneDrive presentation:
Surface Pro 3 and Multi-Monitor Guidance
Use UWP applications
Use or deploy Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications instead of Win32 applications.
Modern (UWP) apps always scale correctly. If there is a comparable modern app available, you can substitute that app to mitigate the scaling issues. For example, Edge is a modern app that does not cause the DPI Scaling issues that Internet Explorer might experience. Similarly, Remote Desktop is an alternative to mstsc.exe.
Check for known issues
See the following articles for more information about known issues in these specific products.
Office apps appear the wrong size or blurry on external monitors
Note Office 2016 applications started being released starting in September 2016. Additional updates are scheduled to follow.
3165808 Internet Explorer 11 Window display changes between built-in device monitor and an external monitor
To work around scaling issues, try the following methods:
Log out and in
Log out and log back in to the system. This improves how applications and elements are displayed when the monitor configuration changes.
Change application properties
In Explorer or on the Start menu, right-click the application name, select Properties, select the Compatibility tab, and then select the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings check box.
Note: In Windows 10 Version 1703 and later version of Windows, the text of the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings option is changed to Override high DPI scaling behavior, scaling performed by: Application.
Check whether applications are DPI-aware
To determine an application’s support of DPI Scaling, follow these steps:
Download and run Sysinternals Process Explorer.
In Process Explorer, click the columns, and then add the DPI Awareness column to the view.
Start the application that you want to check.
Report an issue
Many UI elements have been updated because of customer feedback. Because DPI Scaling issues can involve multiple symptoms and configuration, information from users can help us identify specific scenarios and prioritize the development of updates.
To provide such feedback, follow these steps:
Record monitor configurations. To do this, take a screenshot of Display window (Start > Settings > System > Display).
Record the steps that you must follow to reproduce the issue.
Take screenshots or video of the desktop or applications before and after the scaling issues occur.
Run DXDiag.exe on the system.
Select Start > Feedback Hub. Search on “DPI” to check whether any listed issue matches your specific issue. If you find a match, you can add additional feedback, including screen shots, DXDiag results, and any other relevant information.
Display scaling is a deceptively complex problem. There is no magic bullet or single fix to resolve all DPI Scaling problems. DPI Scaling benefits from continuous improvements in the core operating system, in application development models, and in applications from both Microsoft and third parties.
Different versions of Windows and application development models have different display scaling capabilities and limitations.
For example, in Windows that were released earlier than Windows 8.1, desktop environment and applications understand only one scale factor, generally based on the primary display at the time that the logon session starts. When the display changes in the middle of a logon session, the system bitmaps scale content from the system scale factor to the new monitor scale factor. This makes sure that content doesn’t become excessively large or small. However, text may appear blurred. (The effect is worse when you scale up.) If the system shrinks or stretches UI elements to the correct size, this may cause some blurriness in dialog boxes and other UI elements.
In Windows 10, investments were made so that large parts of the desktop UX will scale crisply in docking-undocking scenarios. Additional scalability improvements were made to the taskbar, File Explorer, desktop icons, context menu, and other UI elements to improve the user experience.
Microsoft is continuously updating the system and first-party applications. Third-party applications may require similar investments.
MSDN: Writing DPI-aware Win32 applications
Thurrott Blog: July 13, 2015 post that discusses DPI Scaling. Article is based on the «Devices» chapter of the Windows 10 Field Guide.
Windows Blog: July 15, 2013
Build 2015: Display Scaling: What it is and what you need to know about it to have great visuals
Build 2014: Windows Desktop Development Platform Advancements
Build 2013: Making your desktop apps shine on high-DPI displays
NVIDIA Image Scaling not showing or working in Windows 11/10
NVIDIA Image Scaling (NIS) is a scaling technology developed by NVIDIA, one of the world’s leading graphics card manufacturing companies. NIS is a driver-based upscaling feature that uses improved sharpening and scaling algorithms to provide gamers with an enhanced gaming experience. Some users have complained that the NS technology is not working on their computers. There are several causes why NVIDIA Image Scaling may not be not showing or working on your Windows PC. In this article, we will see some possible fixes to resolve this problem.
You can enable the NVIDIA Image Scaling feature via the NVIDIA Control Panel and GeForce Experience. After enabling NIS, you can also make it appear as an overlay indicator in your game. If the NIS text label (on the upper left corner of the screen) is green, it indicates that the NIS technology is working on your computer, whereas the blue color of the NIS text label shows that the NIS technology is not working on your system.
How do I get NVIDIA Image Scaling to work?
To get NVIDIA Image Scaling to work, you have to enable it. There are two ways to enable NVIDIA Image Scaling, via the NVIDIA Control Panel and via the GeForce Experience. If you do not find an option to enable NVIDIA Image Scaling in GeForce Experience, enable the Experimental features option in GeForce Experience. After that, a new version of the app will be downloaded automatically. Now, restart the GeForce Experience app and you will see the option to enable NIS there.
We have explained the step-by-step process to enable the NVIDIA Image Scaling using both of these options below in this article.
If NVIDIA Image Scaling is not showing or working on your Windows 11/10 computer, you can try the suggestions explained below to fix this problem.
- Make sure that you have setup NVIDIA Image Scaling correctly on your device
- Make sure that your game supports the full-screen mode
- Switch to the dedicated GPU from the integrated GPU
- Disable NVIDIA Optimus (if applicable)
- Disable Integer Scaling
- Modify a Registry key
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Make sure that you have setup NVIDIA Image Scaling correctly on your device
The NVIDIA Image Scaling does not work until you set up and configured it correctly on your device. As we have explained earlier in this article, there are two ways to enable NIS on a Windows computer having the NVIDIA Graphics Card; via the NVIDIA Control Panel and via the GeForce Experience. We have explained the steps to enable NIS using both of these methods below.
Enable NVIDIA Image Scaling on a Windows computer using NVIDIA Control Panel
The following steps will help you enable NVIDIA Image Scaling from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Launch NVIDIA Control panel.
- When the NVIDIA Control Panel appears on your screen, expand the 3D Settings node and select Manage 3D Settings.
- On the right-hand side, you will see two tabs, Global Settings and Program Settings. Select the Global Settings tab.
- Select Image Scaling, click on the drop-down menu next to it and select On.
- Click OK. This will enable NVIDIA Image Scaling for your games.
When you enable the NVIDIA Image Scaling, the driver will generate 5 additional scaling resolutions based on the native resolution of your monitor. Now, the next thing is to ensure that your game will recognize these new resolutions. For this, you have to restart your system after performing the above steps. After rebooting your system, you can select the desired resolution for your game in the in-game settings.
Enable NVIDIA Image Scaling on a Windows computer via GeForce Experience
To enable NVIDIA Image Scaling via GeForce Experience, make sure that you have enabled the Experimental features in GeForce Experience. Without turning on the Experimental features, you will not see an option to enable the NIS. The following steps will guide you on this.
- Launch NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
- Click on the Enable Experimental features option available on the bottom left side of the interface. After enabling it, a new version of GeForce Experience will be downloaded automatically.
- After the download is complete, close the GeForce Experience and launch it again. Now, you will see the new Image Scaling option in GeForce Experience. By default, it is turned off. Turn it on by clicking on the toggle switch next to it.
- After enabling the Image Scaling, you will see a popup message on your screen, saying “Image Scaling is enabled. Optimize all games and settings…” If you click on Optimize, the Image Scaling setting will be applied to the games supported by Geforce Experience installed on your computer.
You can also select the NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions in the in-game settings.
2] Make sure that your game supports the full-screen mode
If the above methods won’t let you enable NVIDIA Image Scaling for a particular game, make sure that the game supports fullscreen mode. By default, the NVIDIA Image Scaling works for the games that offer the fullscreen mode. Therefore, you have to enable the fullscreen mode in your in-game settings. If the game does not support the fullscreen mode, lowering the render resolution can help. You can change resolution via the NVIDIA Control Panel.
3] Switch to the dedicated GPU from the Integrated GPU
The problem mostly occurs if the game is using the integrated graphics card instead of the NVIDIA dedicated GPU. If this is the case with you, you can fix it by forcing your game to use the high-end GPU instead of the integrated GPU. Some laptops have a MUX switch that lets users switch between the integrated and dedicated graphics card. If your laptop has a MUX switch, you can use it to switch from the integrated graphics card to the dedicated graphics card.
The users whose laptops do not have a MUX switch can go through the following steps to switch from an integrated graphics card to a dedicated graphics card:
- Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Expand the 3D Settings node on the left side and select the Manage 3D Settings option.
- Select the Program Settings tab on the right side of the interface.
- Click Add. Now, click on the Browse button and select the executable file of the game which is giving you trouble.
- Click Add Selected Program.
- Select the High-Performance GPU under the Use Selected Graphics Processor for this program.
- Save the changes and restart your system.
After that, your game will start using the dedicated GPU instead of the integrated GPU. This should fix the problem. If the problem still persists, try the next solution.
4] Disable NVIDIA Optimus (if applicable)
NVIDIA Optimus is the technology that automatically optimizes the notebook of the users to offer them the best performance and the best battery life. It is a GPU switching technology developed by NVIDIA. It makes your laptop switch automatically between the integrated and discrete graphics card based on the applications you use.
For some users, this feature was creating a problem. After disabling it, they were able to fix the issue. You might be facing the problem due to NVIDIA Optimus technology. If this is the case with you, disabling NVIDIA Optimus can fix the problem. The steps to disable NVIDIA Optimus differ for the laptops of different brands.
5] Disable Integer Scaling
NVIDIA Integer Scaling is a feature used to upscale the low-resolution images so that they cloud better match with the user’s monitor. Though it is a useful feature on NVIDIA Graphics Cards, some users have found it conflicting with the NVIDIA Image Scaling. If you have enabled the Integer Scaling, turn it off and then check if this helps you resolve the issue.
The steps to disable the Integer Scaling for NVIDIA GPU are as follows:
- Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Expand the Display node on the left side.
- If your GPU supports the Integer Scaling, you will see it in the options listed under the Display node. Select the Integer Scaling option to disable it.
6] Modify a Registry key
If NVIDIA Image Scaling is not showing on your computer, you can restore it in the NVIDIA Control Panel by modifying the EnableGR535 key in your Windows Registry. Before you proceed, we recommend you create a system restore point and backup your Windows Registry.
Click on the Windows Search and type Registry Editor, then select the Registry Editor from the search results. Click Yes in the UAC prompt.
When the Registry Editor appears on your screen, copy the following path and paste it into the address bar of the Registry Editor. After that, press Enter.
Make sure that you have selected the FTS key on the left side. Now, double-click on the value named EnableGR535 on the right side of the interface and enter 0 in its Value Data. When you are done, click OK to save the changes.
If the Value EnableGR535 does not exist on the right side, you have to create it manually. For this, right-click in the empty space on the right side and go to “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.” Right-click on the newly created Value and select Rename. Rename it to EnableGR535.
When you are done, close the Registry Editor and restart your computer. This should restore the NIS setting.
Read: NVIDIA GeForce Experience unable to open Share.
How do I know if NIS is working?
After enabling the NVIDIA Image Scaling, you can make it appear as an overlay indicator in your games. This is similar to the FPS displayed in the games by FPS Counter software. This NIS overlay indicator will help you know whether NIS is working or not. If NIS is working, the overlay indicator (NIS text label displayed on the top left corner of the screen) will be green. If it is not working, the color of the indicator will be blue.
Hope this helps.
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How to adjust display scaling in Windows 10 for high resolution monitors • Okie Doki
It’s no secret that Windows looks bad on high resolution monitors, high resolution and multi-monitor setups. Microsoft has tried several times to fix this issue with updates, but still not as good as it should be.
So even though it’s been six years since Windows 10 hit the market, users have to do a lot of manual tweaking to make visuals look good on high resolution monitors.
This is where display scaling comes in handy. Let’s take a look at how you can scale visuals in Windows to better fit your display.
What is display scaling?
Display scaling refers to adjusting user interface elements such as images and text so that they look good on your display. On high-resolution monitors, display scaling aims to make text appear sharper and images appear clearer.
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All this sounds good on paper, but Windows leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to display scaling.
Traditionally, programs scale their visual effects according to the pixels present. For example, on a 1080p monitor, the software scales to display visuals to around two million pixels. On a 4K monitor, the same visuals need to be brought to eight million pixels.
And this is where the problems start to appear.
First, because text elements must fit on individual pixels, they tend to look much smaller on high resolution displays. So, readability is a hit.
Second, the visuals don’t scale well if you’re running multiple monitors, especially if the monitors have different sizes and resolutions.
Related: How to use your laptop as an external monitor
To solve the problem with pixel-by-pixel scaling, Microsoft introduced Bitmap scaling. Bitmap scaling works the same as digital scaling. Essentially, Windows takes visual effects and distributes them across the display. You can imagine how this can lead to a loss of clarity and detail.
Fortunately, if you’re having trouble scaling your display, you can manually adjust the settings to your liking.
Display scaling on a single monitor
To adjust the display scaling on a single monitor, press the Windows key + I to open the settings panel, type display in the search bar, and select the first result. This will open the display settings panel.
Now under Screen Resolution, make sure your display’s native resolution is selected. For example, if you are using a 1080p monitor, select 1920 x 1080 from the dropdown list.
Then look in the Scale and Layout section and see what scaling factor Windows uses by default. For a 1080p monitor, the zoom ratio is set to 100%. For a 4K monitor, the ratio is often set to 150%. If you’re not happy with the default ratio, change it to your liking.
If you want to increase visual effects, increase the ratio. Conversely, if you want to make UI elements smaller, make them smaller.
After changing the coefficient, it is mandatory to log out and log in every time. Some parts of Windows do not reflect changes made to scaling until you log out and log back in.
If none of the scaling options work well enough for you, click More Scaling Options.
In the advanced settings panel, select «Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry.» As the name suggests, this option enables automatic display scaling. This may not work for all applications, especially if you are using multiple monitors.
Finally, if nothing else works, you can try entering a custom scaling size in the field under Custom scaling. Remember, always try small increments first, as you can set the zoom size to large, making it difficult for you to find the adjustment later.
Display scaling options for discrete GPUs
In addition to the built-in scaling settings in Windows, you can also configure advanced options if you have a discreet AMD or Nvidia GPU. Since these settings are geared more towards gamers, they are unlikely to solve any major scaling issues.
Display scaling for AMD GPUs
If you are using an AMD GPU, right-click anywhere on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Software. Go to the Display tab. Under Display Options, make sure GPU scaling is disabled and Scaling Mode is set to Maintain Aspect Ratio.
GPU scaling is used to scale retro games to native screen resolution. Enabling this setting has little to no benefit for day to day use, but does result in input lag. So only turn it on if you’re going to play retro games.
On the other hand, the scaling mode determines how the image is displayed on the screen. Keep Aspect Ratio preserves the aspect ratio of the image and does not stretch the image to fit the screen. This will result in black bars appearing around the image.
Center disables all image scaling and simply centers the image. Once again, black bars will appear around the image if the resolution doesn’t match your display.
Finally, the Full Panel scaling mode stretches the image to fill the screen.
Display resolution for Nvidia GPUs
The procedure for Nvidia GPUs is almost the same as for AMD GPUs. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel.
Once you’re signed in, go to the «Adjust desktop size and position» section located on the left side of the «Display» section.
Then select the desired zoom mode. Choose an aspect ratio if you’re not sure what to choose, since that’s the default.
Display scaling for multi-monitor setup
If you have multiple monitors of different sizes and resolutions, you will need to configure each monitor individually. Otherwise, you may end up with correct scaling on one display and a mess on another.
Related: How to use Chromecast as a second computer monitor
So, press Windows Key + I to open the settings panel, type display in the search bar and select the first result. From the Settings panel, select which monitor you want to set up at the top of the page. The rest of the steps are the same as above.
Be sure to log out and log in after changing the settings.
After setting up a monitor, drag a window onto that monitor and see if everything is ok.
Do the same for all monitors.
Display scaling for individual programs
Even after you have configured all possible settings related to display scaling, some programs may still not scale well. For example, on 4K monitors, programs usually have tiny fuzzy text. To solve this problem, you can leave the scaling to the program itself.
Navigate to the folder where the program is installed, then right-click on the program icon and select Properties.
Then click Compatibility and then click Change High Resolution Settings.
In the pop-up dialog, select «Override High DPI Scaling Behavior» and select «Application» from the drop-down list. The Application setting allows the program to bypass system-wide scaling and define its own scaling options for high resolution monitors.
An easy way to improve display scaling in Windows 10
Although scaling settings don’t fix all problems that occur on high resolution monitors, you can fix many issues by choosing the default settings. Windows has come a long way since its release. And things will get better as more and more people use high resolution monitors and multiple monitors.
5 Ways to Fit Your Screen to Your Monitor in Windows 11 (and Fixes)
With recent improvements around the world, PC parts are now sold at MSRP, prompting many users to finally build their dream PC. Building a PC can have its challenges, and among them is the task of fitting the screen to your monitor’s display. If you can’t fit your screen to your monitor in Windows 11, here’s everything you need to know about it. Let’s start.
How to fit the screen to the monitor in Windows 11 in five ways
To make the screen fit the monitor, you can adjust the resolution, scaling, or display options depending on the current settings. We recommend that you try changing the resolution to maintain visual quality and dpi. However, if this doesn’t work for you, you can try using one of the other options mentioned in the guide below. Follow any of the sections below depending on your preferences.
Method 1: Using the Settings app
Press Windows + i on your keyboard to open the Settings app. Now click Show.
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Click the dropdown menu for Scale.
Select 100% despite the recommended selection.
Now click the drop down menu for the screen resolution.
Select the default monitor resolution from the list on the screen.
The resolution of your monitor is listed in the product manual or on the product page. You can also find the same information on the OEM support site.
If you are unable to select a resolution at this stage or are having problems, scroll down and click Extended Display.
Click Display adapter properties for display N, where N is the number assigned to your current display if you have multiple monitors configured.
Click List All Modes.
Now select the combination of resolution, color and refresh rate that is compatible with your monitor.
Press OK again.
That’s it! Now you should fit your screen to your monitor based on its default resolution.
Method 2: Adjust display scaling
If you are still unable to fit the screen to your monitor, we recommend that you try adjusting the scaling in Windows settings. Scaling allows you to increase or decrease the size of elements on the screen, regardless of the screen resolution. This can help improve visibility and, in some cases, help fit the screen to your monitor. Follow the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Press Windows + i to launch the Settings app and click Display.
Now click on the «Scale» drop-down menu and select a scale above 100%.
The items on the screen should automatically resize after you make your selection. Keep trying other options until you find the one that works best for your display and monitor. Now you should have fitted your screen to the monitor.
Method 3: Using the Nvidia Control Panel
If you have an Nvidia GPU, you can use the Nvidia Control Panel to adjust the resolution, scaling, and other display properties. This should help you easily fit the screen to the display size. Follow the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Shift + Right-click an empty area on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
Once Control Panel launches, click and select Adjust Desktop Size and Position on the left under Display.
Click and select Aspect Ratio under Scaling.
Click the Resolution: drop-down menu and select the resolution supported by your monitor.
Now click and switch to the Size tab by clicking it at the top.
Select the Enable desktop resizing check box.
Click «Resize…» under the same.
Now use the Width and Height sliders on the screen to adjust the screen position. You can fine-tune and adjust the screen to perfectly fit the corners of your monitor.
Click OK when done.
A new custom resolution will be created and applied based on your display. Let’s check the same. Click «Change Resolution» on the left.
Your new permission should now be listed and selected in the Permission section to your right.
That’s it! You have now fitted your screen to your monitor using the Nvidia Control Panel.
Method 4: Use AMD Radeon 9 Software0059
AMD Radeon software allows you to fine-tune your screen size and position using HDMI scaling. This can help you easily fit the screen to your monitor display. Use the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Shift + right-click an empty area on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Software.
Now click on the gear () in the upper right corner.
Click and go to the Screen tab.
Click and turn on the switch for GPU scaling if it is not already on.
Click the Zoom Mode drop-down menu and select Maintain Aspect Ratio.
Now scroll down and use the HDMI scaling slider to adjust the display. Now you can resize your screen to fit your monitor.
You have now resized the display to fit your monitor.
However, if this does not work for you, we recommend that you try using a custom resolution on your system. Use the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Open the AMD Radeon software as we did above and click the Gear () icon.
Press and select Show.
Now click «Read and accept the license agreement» in the «Custom Permission» section.
Click I accept. Now click «Create New» in the «Custom Permission» section. We recommend that you leave most of the settings at their default values to avoid display issues. We need to focus on the resolution (Px) values at the top.
Enter the desired custom resolution that suits your monitor. More information about the default monitor resolution can be found either in the product manual, on the product page, or on your OEM’s support page.
However, you can choose your desired refresh rate when setting the custom resolution depending on your display.
Once you have entered the desired resolution, click «Create».
Your screen will now go blank for a few seconds. This is normal behavior as AMD Radeon Software is currently checking your custom resolution for compatibility. If all goes well, your custom permission will be applied and added as an option under Custom Permissions.
However, if the custom resolution is incompatible with your display, you will be notified. Click OK and try a different custom resolution until you find the one that works best for your current monitor.
You have now fitted your screen to your monitor using the AMD Radeon Software.
Method 5: Using the Intel Graphics Command Center
If you are using an iGPU or have a laptop, you can use the Intel Graphics Command Center to adjust the screen to fit your monitor. Follow the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Download and install the Intel Graphics Command Center on your computer using the link above. After that run it and click «Show».
Now make sure General is selected at the top, scroll down and click the Zoom drop-down menu.
If you are using a laptop, you will only be able to access this option after connecting to an external display.
Now use the sliders on the screen to adjust the screen to your monitor.
Save your settings once you’re done and you can now fit your screen to your monitor using the Intel Graphics Command Center.
However, if this does not work for you, we recommend that you try using a custom resolution instead. Revert the changes in the scaling settings and click the + next to the resolution. Adjust and enter your own resolution on the left sidebar. If you run into underscan issues, you can try a custom value next to % underscan.
Then click OK.
Now you have to fit your screen to the monitor using the custom resolution. You may need to try several values before you find the one that works best for your current monitor.
Method 6: Use your monitor settings
Most monitors these days have built-in independent settings for your display that help you customize your screen, as well as special features offered by your monitor.
We recommend that you try using the same to adjust the display on your monitor screen. Although you will not be able to scale the displayed signal received by your monitor, you will be able to adjust its position on the screen.
We recommend that you apply a custom resolution that matches your monitor and then use the settings provided by your monitor to reposition the image on your monitor screen. More information about this can be found on your monitor’s OEM support page.
Not able to match your screen? Try these fixes!
If you still can’t fit the screen to the size of your monitor’s display, the problem might be with your graphics driver or hardware components. We recommend that you use the sections below to check and fix the same on your PC. Let’s start.
Fix 1: Update graphics drivers
Most scaling and resolution problems are due to outdated or faulty graphics drivers. Updating your drivers can help fix the same on your PC.
However, we recommend that you force-uninstall the drivers first so that Windows does not resort to using older drivers. Follow the steps below to help guide you through the process.
Download and extract DriverStoreExplorer to your computer using the link above. After that run the same using the .exe file.
Click Driver Class at the top and use it to identify your graphics drivers.
Once found, select all your graphics drivers by checking their boxes.
Select the Force Delete check box.
Now click Uninstall Drivers.
Press Yes to confirm your choice.
The graphics drivers will now be forcefully removed from your PC. During this process, your display will become blank and blurry. This is normal as Windows will use the generic display driver at this time. Once the process is complete, close DriverStoreExplorer and download the latest drivers for your GPU using any of the links below.
Once downloaded, install the display drivers and restart your computer. You should now be able to use the methods above to fit your screen to your monitor’s display.
Fix 2: Replace cable
We now recommend that you try a different cable to connect to the monitor. Today’s display port and cable standards make it difficult to pre-assess compatibility if you’re not familiar with the specs.
There are many common HDMI and Display Port cable standards on the market. Incompatibility with your display cable may cause scaling and resolution issues, which in turn may prevent you from setting it up on your PC. We recommend that you try a different cable to rule out cable incompatibility as the cause of your problem.
Fix 3: Try a different port
We now recommend that you try a different display port. You may experience incompatibilities with your monitor depending on its features and capabilities. Port switching can help you identify and fix the same on your PC.
You can try a different HDMI port or switch to Display or VGA depending on availability. If you are no longer facing scaling issues on your monitor, then you are facing a faulty display port on your PC. We recommend that you contact a certified technician to weigh your options in such cases.