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Could I "zoom out" a monitor?

I just got a second monitor, which one that is a bit old, but does the work. Its resolution is 1024x768. My main monitor is 1920x1080. The thing is that the second monitor looks like if it was zoomed in or scaled bigger. I found out that if I change the resolution to a bigger one it zooms out as I would want it, but it does not display some things like the start menu or even the taskbar properly, like if it was displaying something bigger than the monitor itself.

Note that in the right display everything looks bigger.enter image description here

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What is the model of the second display, and how do you have it connected to your computer?

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1 minute ago, ProjectBox153 said:

What is the model of the second display, and how do you have it connected to your computer?

I do not really know the model of the second display, but I connected it via an adapter from VGA to HDMI, as mi PC's GPU does not support VGA

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Just now, SebDev said:

I do not really know the model of the second display, but I connected it via an adapter from VGA to HDMI, as mi PC's GPU does not support VGA

OK. It looks to me like it's a widescreen monitor, am I correct?

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1024x768! Rockin' out like it's 1998, love it. I remember my Gateway computer with a Pentium 2 in it having a tough time running Unreal Tournament at 1024x768. Had to run it at 800x600 and in Software rendering too..

 

I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 10 doesn't support 1024x768

 

EDIT: 

I am incorrect, Windows 10 looks to support all the way down to 800x600 (wow!)

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Have you tried adjusting the scale? (it's in windows display settings -- idk if you can set it per-display but worth a shot)

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1 minute ago, Action_Johnson said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 10 doesn't support 1024x768

I would be extremely surprised.

windows is all about compatibility (hell, you can't even name a file CON because of legacy printer drivers or something). Lots of people still use 768 displays and there's no real reason to not support it. (even cheap laptops nowadays sometimes come with 768p screens)

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3 minutes ago, Action_Johnson said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 10 doesn't support 1024x768

 

EDIT: 

I am incorrect, Windows 10 looks to support all the way down to 800x600 (wow!)

I'm not certain what the actual cutoff is, but I've run Windows 10 on devices with lower resolutions. 1024x600 comes to mind, and I think I've done lower as well. It would be extremely surprising to see that Windows wouldn't support low resolutions.

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16 minutes ago, ProjectBox153 said:

OK. It looks to me like it's a widescreen monitor, am I correct?

Found out the model. here there is some info. This one says another resolution, weird because even in my monitor settings (not windows but own display's menu) specifies 1024x768 as resolution

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3 minutes ago, SebDev said:

Found out the model. here there is some info. This one says another resolution, weird because even in my monitor settings (not windows but own display's menu) specifies 1024x768 as resolution

The display is just telling you what resolution it's getting from your computer, not the maximum resolution it can show. Do you have a DVI port on your computer that you could use instead? It would look a lot better than VGA and should give you the proper resolution.

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4 minutes ago, ProjectBox153 said:

The display is just telling you what resolution it's getting from your computer, not the maximum resolution it can show. Do you have a DVI port on your computer that you could use instead? It would look a lot better than VGA and should give you the proper resolution.

I do not have a DVI cable

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