Projected Image Cut Off or Cropped


Problem


Projected image appears to be cut off or cropped on display.

Cause

This is usually caused by the computer resolution not being compatible with the resolution of the projector.

 

Solution


You can find your projector's resolution in the owner's manual or on the manufacturer's website.  Projector resolution will usually listed under "Specifications" in manual.

  1. Adjust the computer resolution to one that matches the resolution of the projector.  If you are unsure what this is, you can also try previewing resolutions to see which results in best projection quality.
    • On Windows:
      1. Right-click on Desktop background.
      2. Select Display Settings.
      3. Click Advanced display settings (bottom of window).
      4. Select correct resolution from drop down menu.  
    • On Mac:
      1. Open System PreferencesDisplays.
      2. On the Display tab, hold down Option key while selecting Scaled option to see different resolutions.  
      3. Select correct resolution from list.  You can see previews of each when selecting.
  2. If this did not work, try restarting laptop while connected to projector.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357