screen resolution all messed up

screen resolution is all messed up. When I am inside applications they look somewhat norml. Things on the desktop are HUGE… yet I have the screen resolution set to 1920 x 1080, which is the smallest it will let me make it. With my screen this large it is almost unusable

Hi Mitch, thanks for posting and I will be happy to help! Based off of your description, it sounds like Windows may be scaling the image on your displays and that is causing the behavior. We’ve published and article that speaks to this scaling behavior here if you are curious –>….

A common workaround to subvert this behavior would be to set the resolution of the internal display of your HP system to match (or be very close to) that of your external monitor connected to the adapter/dock (following this guide –>…), and then have Windows set the display scaling to 100% (following part 4 of this guide –>…) for your display. This should prevent Windows from scaling the content on the display and make things appear as desired.

If that helped, great! If not, our next step would be to get more information so please keep the dock/adapter and monitor connected (even though things don’t look as you wish) and send us the output of our diagnostic utility PlugDebug –> to our direct support email at with ‘Ticket Number 157414’ in the subject line so we can match everything up. This will allow us to examine some log files from your system to help determine the next steps.

Thank you,

David W.
Plugable Technologies