Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Aspire One Netbook 1024 x 768 External Resolution

I needed to use an Aspire One netbook with a projector (external monitor) at a resolution higher than the default 1024 x 600 resolution with Windows XP.

At first, it looked like the graphic card on the Aspire One would not support anything higher in a conventional resolutions, but there is an easy fix.

To increase the resolution to a standard (such as 1024 x 768):
  1. Right click on a blank area of the desktop
  2. Click 'Properties'
  3. Click the "Settings Tab"
  4. Click "Advanced" button
  5. Click the "Monitor" tab
  6. Uncheck the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" checkbox
  7. Click "Okay" button
  8. Now you can adjust the slider for a higher screen resolution.

The display will look odd on the netbook (aspire one) monitor, but actually it implements scrolling, so if you move your mouse the desktop will scroll.

You can now use your Aspire One Netbook external monitor or projector at a higher resolution, such as 1024 x 768 with Windows XP

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