Changing Resolution On A Small Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by slyfox30, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. slyfox30

    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    #1 slyfox30, Dec 30, 2012
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    I have a Acer aspire One Mini laptop.I put windows 8 on it and it works great..But I just ran into a problem in the start menu when I click any metro apps it says that I need to use 1024x 800. The laptop only has a 10.1" screen size and a top res of 1024x600.. Is there any way to trick the metro menu to think its 1024x786 or a tweak in windows 8 to bypass it? TY for you time
     
  2. e_sentinel

    e_sentinel MDL Novice

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    "Display1_DownScalingSupported" might works : h t t p://w w w.askvg.com/how-to-force-enable-windows-8-snap-feature-in-low-screen-resolutions/
     
  3. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    type regedit on startscreen,search for Display1_DownScalingSupported & change its value from 0 to 1 & restart your pc....after rebooting change resolution :D
     
  4. Akko

    Akko MDL Junior Member

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    I have the same machine. Downscaling works, but it is such a pain in the eye that I went back to Win7.
    Another annoyance was that the Acer power management did not work in Win8 and the lappie went damn hot.
    Win7 is cool & better for batteries and lifetime.
     
  5. slyfox30

    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    mine seems to runn cool as long as its on a table and not on my lap...thanks ppl for fixing this
     
  6. slyfox30

    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    I updated the bios (it was like 5 bios behind) and changed a few setting under power management in windows 8 and now the fan speeds up like its suppose to instead of turning the cpu down. Another thing I noticed is when playing you tube videos at a low res of 480 ,it didnt get hot at all.But when I put a BD rip movie on it and played it did get hot even with the cpu fan speeding up.The movie ran fine but its for a big tv not a 10.1" screen.So any movie I play I will have to encode them to a smaller res just like I have to do with my Ipod Nano.. Is there anything else you think about the computer?Ive only had it a day and programmed it? shipping to my mom it 2 days