Laptops come with pretty much everything you need out of the box and are ready to go after powering up for the first time. What if your newly purchased laptop had an issue where the images were all stretched and out of proportion? This tutorial will show you how to fix stretched images on any display or laptop including and excluding Acer Laptops.
1. Make sure your GPU driver is up to date. If your recommended settings for display are producing a stretched desktop and/or images then your drivers are the issue.
2. Make sure you’re on the right resolution.
Here is a guide to what the ideal resolution for your laptop’s display (measured diagonally) should be:
1280x768/1280x800[/b] – 5:3/16:10 aspect ratio respectively in 10.6”, 12.1”, 13.3”, 14”, 15.4”.
1366x768 – aspect ratio of 16:9.
1440x900 – aspect ratio of 16:10 on 14” displays.
1680x1050 – mainstream resolution for 15.4” displays.
1920x1200 – can be used on 15.4” and 17” displays.
3. Right click on desktop.
4. Then hover and click on Display settings.
5. In the new pop window, click on Advanced display settings.
6. In the Resolution drop down menu, choose the resolution that conforms to your widescreen format for your laptop’s display.
7. Reboot your laptop and see if the new settings resolve the issue.
8. Additionally you can try and change the refresh rate for your display.
Right click on desktop.
9. Click on Personalize.
10. Click Display.
11. Click on Change display settings.
12. Click Advanced settings.
13. In the new window, with the Adapter tab selected. Click on List All Modes.
14. You should see a list of refresh rates against the corresponding resolution. If you’ve set your resolution as necessary the refresh rate should follow suite but you can select it here for added measure.
15. Click on OK and then on Apply.
You should see the screen momentarily black out but it should return with your text looking crisp, the desktop looking like normal with all icons and images in their natural dimensions.