How do you decrease resolution below 1024x768 in Windows 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MrAnalysis, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. MrAnalysis

    MrAnalysis MDL Senior Member

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    Ok my projector supports above 1024x768 but its only one of those small pico things that i watch movies on sometimes and play a few games with.

    I prefer to use something below 1024x768 but Windows 8.1 will not let me for some reason and i cannot find a simple way to disable this new "feature". This was never an issue on any other windows it is just an 8.1 issue. All i want to do is use like 800 x 420 or something but the slider is locked at 1024 x 768 as the lowest (kinda s**tty heh)

    ATI have not updated graphics drivers or CCC yet and i prefer not to bodge it to install but i guess this would allow me to choose below.

    Looking for a simple windows solution that is not a reghack.

    I would add the projector is always monitor #2 and is in extended mode i never duplicate or just use projector. My main monitor is always the main and projector is always the extended.
     
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  2. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    #2 sevenacids, Aug 30, 2013
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    Screen resolutions below 1024x768 are not supported because that's the minimum for Windows Store apps and the Start screen won't work anymore etc. So that's the lowest you can get I think.
     
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    W0lfdale MDL Junior Member

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    Screen Resolution / Advanced Settings / List All Modes
     
  4. MrAnalysis

    MrAnalysis MDL Senior Member

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    #4 MrAnalysis, Aug 30, 2013
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    Cheers yeah just found it as you said lol. Bit of a pain in the ass though. Ooooo You know they said Mondern UI now supports 1024 x768 now as a minimum? Well bollocks! Just set projector to 700 x 480 and its loading up start menu and stuff just fine (looks a little odd though but no error or refusing) I guess they forgot to include an error or warning this is below recommended when you try.

    But yeah thanks guys.
     
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  5. tic

    tic MDL Member

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    Actually that warning exists but it only shows when you try to open a app at a resolution below 1024x768:biggrin: