Ok, so long story short my father is now working from home thanks to the T-Virus. He’s got his laptop from work along with a dock that has all of the connection types you can imagine. The goal is to set up three displays and it was done successfully but i’m just curious about proper scaling on a TV. We’re making do with what we have. My old 16:10 1050p monitor. An older 40" 1080p TV and the laptop screen. Basically, everything is working. But there’s just one thing i’m curious about. We came to a solution but i’m curious if it’s the best one?
So the TV works great, it acts as the second of third display but i’m just wondering why at full 1080p resolution set on the display through Windows, it cuts off some of the UI (window) of certain apps. For example, some programs might not show the entire extent of the window and you can’t see the Close, Minimize, Maximize buttons on the corner of a window. I desperately changed resolutions and found that a resolution of 1600 x 1200 perfectly displays everything. With this resolution, text could be a BIT more legible but it’s overall not bad. But everything fits perfectly. I’m curious about a couple of things. WHY this resolution?! I never would’ve guessed. Why the hell does a 4:3 resolution scale everything perfect on this 16:9 TV? It makes no sense. When I change it to 1080p text looks better, but you can’t see the entire window. Just the edge where the close buttons are.
Is this a luck of the draw type of thing and I nailed it with the resolution? There are just so many questions I have because it really makes no sense to me. Why is this 1600 x 1200 resolution working so well on this setup? There something I can do to run the TV at its full resolution?