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Virtual desktop with a resolution higher than my screen native resolution


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#1 3d1l

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hi,

I have a screen with a native maximum resolution of 1366x768, running with an Intel HD Graphics 3000.

I need to make a presentation where I'm going to compare several program windows running on single Windows 7 desktop at different resolutions. I can attach a second monitor and open and arrange all applications there, but I don't have monitors available in all resolutions. At least I don't have monitors with resolutions higher than 1600x1200

I had found that there are at least two ways I can do it. One is what is known in the gaming community as downsampling and the other is defining a virtual desktop with a resolution higher that the native resolution of your monitor and then make your "desktop viewport" to "move" around that virtual desktop in a PAN&SCAN fashion (in reality the virtual desktop will be moving on your screen but you get the idea).

The downsampling option (I used Entec's powerstrip), seems to work fine for games but the problem is that for windows, the text and some parts of the desktop don't look sharp enough and the other thing is that you cannot maintain proper scaling with the monitor aspect ratio.

What I have found about the P&S viewport solution is that it is hardware/driver dependent and I cannot find something for the Intel card.

Do you know any other way to do this? Is there a P&S viewport software solution that is not driver dependent? or Do you know how to make it work with an Intel card?

Other way independent of my current monitors and GPU is virtualize and changing the monitor setup on the virtual machine but then I have to install all sort of gadgets and the programs that I need to run on that VM, so that will be a last resort option.

Here are the specs of the graphic card and attached monitor:

Intel HD Graphics 3000 ----------------------------------------------------

[Video chipset]
Video Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Chipset Codename: Sandy Bridge GT2+
Video Memory: 1462752 KBytes
[Video Card]
Video Card: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB GT2+ - Integrated Graphics Controller [D2/J1/Q0]
Video Bus: Integrated
Video RAMDAC: Internal
Video BIOS Version: Unknown
[Performance]
Processor Clock: 648.5 MHz
Memory Clock: 665.0 MHz
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0126&SUBSYS_049B1028&REV_09
[Driver Information]
Driver Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Driver Description: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Driver Provider: Intel Corporation
Driver Version: 9.17.10.3347
Driver Date: 28-Jan-2014
DeviceInstanceId PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0126&SUBSYS_049B1028&REV_09\3&115 83659&0&10

Monitor -------------------------------------------------------------------


DELL 2001FP (Analog) ------------------------------------------------------

[General information]
Monitor Name: DELL 2001FP (Analog)
Monitor Name (Manuf): DELL 2001FP
Serial Number: C064648I35UL
Date Of Manufacture: Week: 34, Year: 2004
Monitor Hardware ID: Monitor\DELA007
Max. Vertical Size: 31 cm
Max. Horizontal Size: 41 cm
Horizontal Frequency: 31 - 80 kHz
Vertical Frequency: 56 - 76 Hz
Maximum Pixel Clock: 160 MHz
[Advanced parameters]
Input Signal: Analog: 0.700 V / 0.300 V (1.000 V p-p)
Display Type: RGB color
Gamma Factor: 2.20
[DPMS Modes]
Standby: Supported
Suspend: Supported
Active Off: Supported
Standard Colour Space: Supported
Preferred Timing Mode: Supported
Default GTF Supported: Not Supported
[DPMS Input Signal]
Serration VSync: Not Supported
Sync On Green: Supported
Composite Sync: Supported
Separate Syncs: Supported
Blank-to-black Setup: Not Supported
[Supported Video Modes]
1280 x 1024 60 Hz
1600 x 1200 60 Hz
1152 x 864 75 Hz
1600 x 1200 367 x 275 mm, Pixel Clock 162.00 MHz

LG Philips LP140WH4-TLB1 --------------------------------------------------

[General information]
Monitor Name: LG Philips LP140WH4-TLB1
Monitor Name (Manuf): 140WH4 [DELL P/N: KJ262]
Serial Number: Unknown
Date Of Manufacture: Week: 0, Year: 2010
Monitor Hardware ID: Monitor\LGD02EB
Max. Vertical Size: 17 cm
Max. Horizontal Size: 31 cm
[Advanced parameters]
Input Signal: Digital
Color Bit Depth: 6 Bits per Primary Color
Display Type: RGB color
Gamma Factor: 2.20
[DPMS Modes]
Standby: Not Supported
Suspend: Not Supported
Active Off: Not Supported
Standard Colour Space: Not Supported
Preferred Timing Mode: Supported
Default GTF Supported: Not Supported
DFP 1.x Compatible: No
[Supported Video Modes]
1366 x 768 309 x 174 mm, Pixel Clock 70.00 MHz
1366 x 768 309 x 174 mm, Pixel Clock 48.30 MHz
 



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Are multiple monitors an option?  Using Ultramon and multiple monitors you should be able to get a single screen to display at a higher resolution.  The resolution would be the total of the two monitors, 1600x2400 or 3200x1200 depnding on how you have them arranged.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

Are multiple monitors an option?  Using Ultramon and multiple monitors you should be able to get a single screen to display at a higher resolution.  The resolution would be the total of the two monitors, 1600x2400 or 3200x1200 depnding on how you have them arranged.

Kilroy thanks for your suggestion.

 

But I looking more for "standard" resolutions withing a particular aspect ratio format. For example 16:10 (1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050,1920x1200, 2560x1600, etc) then repeat the same with 16:9 so on so on.






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