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Q: Connecting laptop to widescreen ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Connecting laptop to widescreen
Category: Computers
Asked by: yogrogan-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 21:00 PST
Expires: 16 Feb 2006 21:00 PST
Question ID: 434849
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100. It has a standard screen (1024 x
768). How can I get it to connect properly to a widescreen (1920 x
1200) on my desktop?

At the moment, my only option is 1600 x 1200 and the result is that
everything on the widescreen in stretched horizontally.

Is there some software (or hardware) to convert standard screen to
widescreen for Toshiba Laptops?

Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 18 Jan 2006 12:02 PST

Please try PowerStrip and tell me if it works. 

PowerStrip (the download link is on the left of the page)


Clarification of Question by yogrogan-ga on 18 Jan 2006 18:37 PST
Hi Endo,

You are a genius. We have three laptop computer users here at my work
who could not get their brand new wide-screens working and we thank
you very very much. Nobody at Toshiba, or in our computer support
company, or anywhere else could help.

We downloaded the program and went
Powerstrip>Display>Configure>Advanced Timing Options>Custom
Resolutions and set the resolution to the appropriate setting.

Easy as that.
Subject: Re: Connecting laptop to widescreen
Answered By: endo-ga on 18 Jan 2006 23:55 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Yogrogan,

I'm glad the program worked out for you.

PowerStrip is a powerful program that lets you do all sorts of things
with your display. Whenever I find that there's a refresh or
resolution problem, I turn to PowerStrip.

PowerStrip can be found here:

There are a couple of other utilities on CNET, if you feel like you're
missing something, but I wouldn't try anything else if PowerStrip
works for you.


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yogrogan-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
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