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LG Ultrawide Screen Resolution Help

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LG Ultrawide Screen Resolution Help

Hey guys. First time with an Ultrawide.
I'm using the recommended resolution (2560×1080) but I have these black horizontal bars. If I change to any other resolution, it can fill the screen but Windows looks stretched which I find distracting.

I tried playing with the monitor settings to see if I can sretch Windows vertically to fill the bars out.

Any ideas?
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Is the monitor connected to an HDMI or a Display Port on your video card? Certain HDMI Ports/Cables may limit your resolution.
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crownrai2 wrote: Is the monitor connected to an HDMI or a Display Port on your video card? Certain HDMI Ports/Cables may limit your resolution.
Its connected via hdmi to my Carbon X1. 6th Gen CPU, so no fancy gpu
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What's the model number of your screen. My widescreen is actually 3440x1440.
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TheGreatGazoo wrote: What's the model number of your screen. My widescreen is actually 3440x1440.
It's the LG 34WK650, its 2560x1080.
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Oh, I see you have extended screens. Windows doesn't always handle two monitors of different resolutions very well. What happens if you change it to show only on the widescreen and not on the laptop's monitor?
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TheGreatGazoo wrote: Oh, I see you have extended screens. Windows doesn't always handle two monitors of different resolutions very well. What happens if you change it to show only on the widescreen and not on the laptop's monitor?
Nope. Doesnt seem to help. Issue is there. Strange.
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What Lenovo do you have there? I've got a T450 and T480 here that I can experiment with and see what happens with my screen.
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It looks like it's stretching a 1920x1080 signal (if you looked at the resolution the monitor indicates its receiving it'll probably say that.

I'd expect the machine to support higher than HDMI 1.2, but your experience here seems to indicate this might not be the case. I haven't seen specifics on what spec the HDMI port conforms to.
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TheGreatGazoo wrote: What Lenovo do you have there? I've got a T450 and T480 here that I can experiment with and see what happens with my screen.
I'm actually on a X1 3rd Gen

This one, the resolution allows me to go all the way up to over what the recommended is, it just cant seem to look right.

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-th ... 00mhz-4mb/
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If it's the one you linked, it's the 5600u processor. It should support that resolution, try updating with the Intel driver over the Lenovo one.

I screen captured the max resolution on both HDMI and DP. Try switching over to DP and see what happens

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Are you using the cable that came with the monitor or another one?

Also, you could try installing the Windows 10 driver for the monitor from Here (scroll down to "Windows 10 Driver Update").
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solved, thanks everyone for helping, I went into the Intel Display Controls Panel (which I've never used in my life) and checks "Scale Full Screen"

That solved it! I don't know why windows plug n play couldn't figure it out themselves.
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