Resolution on a 22 inch monitor

We have jumped from a 17 inch monitor to a 22 inch. The 22 model is black in color and 1/2 inch thick and the setting buttons are on the bottom of the screen and not clearly marked. We went to the control panel and there are about 20 resolution settings. We played around with some of those and on those far higher than 800 x 600 got us "input not supported."

What would be the best place to start for step 1 in getting the settings the way we desire: Control panel settings for displays "or" the settings offered on the monitor.
The width is fine but the height is leaving off too much.
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
What's the model of monitor? I'm guessing it's old and doesn't support that resolution. Either that or your refresh rate is incorrect.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Control Panel (Windows 7), Start, Settings, Display and set your computer for native resolution for the monitor.  See what resolution you get as a result.

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nickg5Author Commented:
John: We'll try that,
Alex: model G236HL (and based on looking at the other models that we have  (4 in total) the "23" may indicate that this monitor may be a 23 inch and not a 22.
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:

That's a 1080p monitor, should be good going up to 1920x1080 so set it at that and see how that goes. What cable are you using for this? HDMI or Displayport?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Sometimes the machine needs a reboot if you attach a different monitor so that the video card can detect the monitor correctly.  Have you tried rebooting the computer with the new monitor attached?
AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
that's true, I'd kind of hope that had already been done.

You could consider updating drivers as well.
Robert RComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
only the monitor itself there should be a button to select automatic so that the monitor automatically will adjust to the settings so that the display horizontal so that the image is neither too far on the right or left or adjust it vertically so that it is not too far up cutting upper part of the screen or cutting off the bottom of the screen. Auto should automatically adjust the image on the screen.  This is normally the best setting on the monitor itself. To adjust the resolution, then you will use to settings in the control panel, making sure you reboot the computer as previously suggested so that the computer detects the monitor properly.
nickg5Author Commented:
Taking the ideas one at a time:

John I do not see native in the settings. I've looked in all tabs and advanced settings.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On that screen, click on Change Display Settings.  Native Resolution should be there.
nickg5Author Commented:
I saw nothing in there that showed native. There was a long list of resolutions to choose from.

We did have "detect" and "identify." I clicked detect and everything got smaller. I then had to drag the edges to get everything to fit the screen. I am not seeing a way to reverse what I did. Here on EE this window is 10 inches wide. On the right side is a blue margin of 4 inches and on the left a blue margin of about 6 inches.
That is on EE. On another program independent of a browser there were 3 windows open with one on the right and two on the left with one above the other. There was no empty space. Now those three windows are still there but there is about 1/3 of the space in the overall window being unused. Being smaller the text and numbers are smaller and require sharper eye vision.

I could change the zoom from 100% to something greater on the browser but not on the other independent program.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try clicking on Adjust Resolution.   That looks like Windows 7 and I do not have a Windows 7 machine immediately handy.

Look also in Control Panel for Display Resolution / Monitor Settings.

If Desktop (not Laptop) it may not have these settings. Click on various resolutions that work.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In a Desktop machine, resolution is a function of the Video Card, that is why you can try a couple of resolutions
nickg5Author Commented:
Sometimes the machine needs a reboot if you attach a different monitor so that the video card can detect the monitor correctly.  Have you tried rebooting the computer with the new monitor attached?
........... Alex no I have not been able to as of now.

John, adjusting resolution gets me this screen.

I have intentionally not cropped the screen shot so you can see the blue margins on both sides. That is the result of my having clicked on "detect."

Here is my Hotmail account and all this empty space between last word in the sender and the date. Empty space not desired. "Detect" has made everything smaller, i'll reboot soon.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So that monitor / adapter native is 1920 x 1080

You can also try 1280 x 720.

That is a 16x9 widescreen monitor so make sure the machine video card is happy with widescreen
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
My browser
The blue margins are normal in my browser in full screen.  I'm running 1440 x 900 which is well under 1920 x 1080.

You can resize in your browser to make the letters and pictures bigger.

In this link above it shows ways to resize your text and pictures.  Choose the 125% option first and see if that works for you.  Test with all of your applications.
nickg5Author Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome - Happy to help
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