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using monitor and tv, display spilling over on tv

ok so i have been using my monitor and also a flatscreen, so the same thing shows up on both screens at the same time. i hooked up a different monitor, and since then, on the tv, the edges of the taskbar and surrounding the screen is cut off on the tv, spilling over. i remember that the last time i hooked up a diff monitor, the same thing happened, but i cant remember how to fix it. i've tried adjusting the display on windows display settings as well as intel graphics display, but i cant seem to get it fixed. on intel, the only option under scaling is maintain display scaling. my tv does not have an overlay option. someone PLEASE help me, as i do not have satelight or cable tv, so the only tv we have is through the internet, so if i want to watch something, its going to be cut off along the edges, not showing me the full screen. thanks in advance

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Here's the deal.

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For this to work with duplicating the screen BOTH TV and monitor SHALL be of the same resolution. What you noted should happen if there is any mismatch.

Tell more.

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do u mean...

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do u mean the same screen size, or the same resolution? they are not the same screen size, but neither were the previous two monitors that i used. as far as resolution, i'm almost positive i have them set to the same. but just in case, do u mind telling me exactly how to make sure each individual one is set to the same? thanks

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Same resolution as in pixel count and refresh speeds.

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If you want to really get into it, full model numbers but what you noted is typical and happens a lot. Not much of a mystery but you may want to try some other screen duplication method.

From https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/different-resolutions-for-multiple-monitors-in-windows-10/

"When you connect a second display to your PC, Windows 10 automatically sets the same resolution for it as the primary display. If both displays are the same size, this isn’t a problem. If one of them has a higher resolution than the other, it is a problem."

You can try what they write there but size, in that article is pixels, width, height and refresh.

It's a well done subject so I'll stop here with a google showing folk have been here before.
https://www.google.com/search?q=duplicate+screen+windows+with+different+size+screens+site:www.tomshardware.com&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwgryCzY_XAhVO22MKHdvTCmsQrQIIZSgDMAs&biw=1536&bih=732

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set to

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i have it set to duplicate, bc if i set it to extend, it only shows up on one monitor, while stuff is missing from the second one. if i set it to duplicate, the same screen shows up on both monitors, which is what i need, its just that on the tv, its cut off along the edges. there is no advance display settings option. what do u need when u say full details on displays? i have googled and googled and googled but i cant seem to get it fixed

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or is there a way to do it with extended, AND keep everything showing up on BOTH monitors? bc when i try it with extended, things only show up on one monitor, while things are missing from the second

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Are there no controls on the TV?

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My Vizio has controls which allow changing the view on the screen to fit about 4 or 5 different options.

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no

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no there are not

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both are set to the same

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both are set to the same under Intel graphics control panel

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Which could be incorrect for the longer reason given.

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Until I get full details on the displays, a small mystery but not unheard of.

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what do u need to know about the displays?

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size of the screens? thanks

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Make and model usually works.

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Remember you are into a well discussed area. I have yet to find a solid fix for those that want to duplicate displays where the displays are not matched.

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