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Monitor With Higher Resolution is Actually Smaller

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BinaryMuse
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Well I have quite an interesting problem, and I don't think it's a problem with DisplayFusion, but I thought you might be able to point me in the right direction.

I am using DisplayFusion with a laptop on a docking station and an external monitor. The laptop screen is 1920x1200, and the external monitor is 1680x1050. However, the external monitor is actually larger than the laptop display, even though it has a lower resolution than the laptop display.

The problem, as you might already be guessing, is that a desktop picture that spans both monitors doesn't match up just right. I'm thinking there might be a way to fix this, but I'm not quite sure how. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Two pictures are attached; the first is a screen shot, the way Windows and DisplayFusion sees my setup. The second is an actual photo of my setup.

Great software, and keep up the good work!
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Nov 12, 2007  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This is something that bugs me as well. It is caused by the DPI being different for each of your monitors. The only way DisplayFusion would be able to compensate for this would be if you manually entered your screen's horizontal and vertical size. Then DisplayFusion would be able properly scale the images based on the monitor's DPI. This is a feature I will add to my todo list to play around with for a future version.

Thanks for the feedback!
Nov 14, 2007  • #2
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