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Monitor uses TV resolution when setting up multiple displays

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December 18, 2013 6:28:37 AM

Hello everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble setting up multiple displays. I have a 24" Samsung monitor, 42" Toshiba TV, and EVGA GTX670 FTW. When I setup multiple displays and use the clone feature, my monitor automatically uses my TV's 1920x1080 resolution, making it look like crap. On top of that my desktop appears too big on my TV (has cut off on edges). My TV is connected to my computer through HDMI cable, and Monitor connected through DVI. It won't let me change resolutions on either screen when cloned. In the Nvidia control panel where I can change resolution it says "Some resolutions are available only in Single or Dualview display mode", but I don't see any option to change it to Dualview mode?

How do I make it so my monitor uses it's 1920x1200 resolution, when cloning?

I just want to be able to use my TV screen and a wireless keyboard every now and then (while maintaining 1920x1200 on my monitor).
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December 18, 2013 6:35:40 AM

you can't. When cloning the smallest res gets used on all of the displays, use extended if you need independent resolutions on each display...
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December 18, 2013 6:37:35 AM

It's not possible. Cloned displays always have the same resolution.
You could extend your desktop onto the TV and set both screens to use the native resolution.
You could just enable the TV as an output when you want use it.
You could use a KVM to switch between screens.
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December 18, 2013 6:41:09 AM

"How do I make it so my monitor uses it's 1920x1200 resolution, when cloning?" You can't that's not how clone mode works. When using clone mode both screens have to use a common supported resolution, in this case its 1080p. As for the cutoff edges you need to adjust the scaling in the Nvidia control panel under the adjust desktop size and position.
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