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7.10: Adjusting Remote Monitor Settings

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    In this tutorial you will learn how to set your pi desktop to have the same screen resolution as the monitor or laptop you are using VNC Viewer to access your Pi with.  The first step is to determine your monitor (laptop) screen resolution

    Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution

    In Window's 10 you go to Settings/System/Display (you can type "Change display settings" in the windows search bar) and scroll down to "Resolultion

    clipboard_e91c105ce4b01f2c685966e9f2bcd5ac5.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Screen resolution in Windows 10

    Now that you know the resolution of the monitor you are using to remotely access the Pi, you can set the resolution to match that (1920x1080 in this case).

    Setting Pi Desktop Resolution

    Remotely log into your Pi and click the Raspberry icon/Preferences/Raspberry Pi Configuration (fig. 2)

    clipboard_e44915f91f6b6b0778c349a1c67a04a2a.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{2}\):Choose Raspberry Pi Configuration

    Toggle to the Display option and you choose "Set Resolution" (fig. 3)

    clipboard_eb7c0644b44da1a34fa157d3c31eded1b.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{3}\): Choose "Set Resolution" under the Display option

    Choose the option of your monitor and click OK (fig. 4)

    clipboard_eca76538e0f6ca9951d77ce496494f0d8.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{4}\): Copy and Paste Caption here

    You will need to reboot the Pi for the settings to take place.


    From Terminal

    from the terminal type 

    sudo raspi-config

    This brings up a menu, and you need to use the up/down arrows to navigate and choose option 2

    clipboard_eef89f7e2d6e309052a8710a1cfcdb23b.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{1}\): raspi-config options. (CC 0.0 Belford)

    Now choose option D5

    clipboard_e3b62bfcb0b62386b23da30199fb41523.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Display options under Raspi-config. (Belford CC 0.0)

    and pick a resolution

    clipboard_e6bdbd44b0058713cebd4590d8b052b7b.pngFigure \(\PageIndex{3}\): Available resolutions. (CC 0.0 Belford)





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