Dual Monitor with different resolutions ~ Desktop has pixels shift

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by NoJuice, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. NoJuice

    NoJuice Guest

    I've got a Radeon X800 connected to my primary CRT monitor at 1600x1200 and
    an LCD at 1680x1050 docked at the upper left corner of my primary desktop
    area. The problem is every pixel on my primary monitor at 1600x1200 that is
    between 1051 and 1200 is shifted one pixel to the right. This only occurs
    with the dual monitor setup. Has anyone else encountered this?

    The pixel shift only applies to the desktop. Any windows that sit over that
    area are not affected. Is this a problem with Vista itself, The ATI Driver
    or something else. Anyone got any clues?
    NoJuice, Sep 28, 2007
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  2. NoJuice

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi NoJuice,

    For best results with multiple monitor setups, it is always better to use
    the same make of monitor set to the same resolution, aspect ratio and refresh
    rate. Your problem stems from the fact that you are using two different types
    of monitor, not only set to different resolutions but also different aspect
    ratios (and possibly different refresh rates). When you say that the problem
    occurs with your desktop, it is because both screens are displaying part of
    it. A window opened on one of the monitors will display correctly since the
    information is sent to that single monitor. However, if you move the window
    so that it overlaps onto the other monitor, you will have the same problem as
    with your desktop (which you can treat as a large window).
    Dwarf, Sep 28, 2007
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