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Dual monitors, different resolutions. Matching the scale?

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
July 10, 2011 12:04:34 PM

High all.

I have 22" 1080p monitor which I use for gaming, but I also have a cheapo 19" 1440x900 monitor that I use for IRC, Vent etc.

My problem is that everything looks larger on the smaller monitor due lower resolution. For example, dragging a window from 1080p monitor to the 1440x900 makes makes it increase in size by ~1/3. Also, you can only move your mouse to the smaller screen if it's within the top 900 pixels of the 1080p monitor. This make sense, but doesn't make it any less annoying.

I thought of finding a way to force a higher resolution to the smaller monitor, though from searching around it seems very difficult/impossible. And If achieved it could also be dangerous to the monitor and the graphics card.

Can anybody think of a way to reduce the scale of the second monitor so that the things are the same size and make the mouse pass between screens without being restricted to the upper 900p pixels on the 1080p monitor?

The important information:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Graphics card: GTX 570

Cheers all,


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July 11, 2011 3:34:40 PM

Set both monitors to the same resolution, only way. Or get matching monitors.
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July 12, 2011 12:10:32 AM

What soft are u using to adjust higher resolution?