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How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

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  1. GbeTech

    GbeTech Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I want more work space than my Lenovo ThinkPad E530 currently supplies me with its 1366x768 resolution.

    I'm pretty sure there's a way to set it to a higher resolution, say 1920x1080, or something similar with a better aspect ratio, beyond the options Windows gives me.

    I'm not interested in it for gaming etc, just Windows and normal programs.

    Win7 64
    Built-in Intel HD 4000


    I've seen ways to do it with NV/AMD cards but nothing with a simple, built-in card.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
  2. flavallee

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    Right-click on an empty space on the desktop, then left-click "Screen resolution".

    The display window will appear.

    The "Resolution" box will list the settings.

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  3. GbeTech

    GbeTech Thread Starter

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    Hey flavallee thanks for the answer. But I'm trying to set a higher than native resolution, which is unnatural. So Windows doesn't give me that option.
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    You cannot display a desktop that is greater than the resolution of your screen.

    However some graphics cards used to let you set the desktop to a higher size and you could scroll around it with the mouse or the arrow keys.
    I haven't seen this for a few years.
     
  5. flavallee

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    The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 15.6" laptop has a native resolution of 1366 X 768.

    There doesn't appear to be a higher resolution option, unless you connect an external monitor to it.

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  6. lunarlander

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    The resolution that you can attain is a combination of 2 things: a) the capability of your graphics card, b) the capability of your monitor.
     
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