Note: You can scale the desktop for supported displays. Refer to the table in Adjust Desktop Size and Position-Windows Vista and Later for the list of supported display types. The scaling controls will not appear for non-supported display types.

To scale my desktop - Windows Vista and later

  1. From the NVIDIA Control Panel navigation tree pane, under Display, click Adjust Desktop Size and Position to open the page.

  2. Click the Scaling tab.

  3. Select a scaling mode, then click OK:

  4. Aspect ratio - This setting expands the desktop as much as possible while maintaining the same dimensional proportions, or aspect ratio, as the original image. There may be some black borders, but you may prefer this setting to avoid distorting the image.

  5. Full-screen - This setting stretches the desktop to fill the entire display screen.  

  6. No scaling - This setting leaves the display image in its original size and centers it on your screen resulting in a small though crisp image. A black border may appear around the display image.

  7. Integer scaling - Available only when scaling is performed on the GPU, and only for NVIDIA Turing and later GPUs. Scales smaller-than-native resolution source by duplicating pixels at the maximum possible integer factor in both horizontal and vertical directions.  

Setting the scaling mode is all that is needed for most cases. If you are an advanced user, however, you can change from the default scaling method as follows:  

  1. Click the Perform Scaling on arrow and select the scaling method you want to use.

  2. In the preview section, select a resolution and refresh rate.

    The preview image shows the effects of the scaling configuration on full-screen applications using your selected resolution and refresh rate.

  3. Click OK when finished.


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