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Is it possible to disable panel stretch/"scaling" on a ThinkPad X200?

2014-12-02, 15:48 PM
A few months ago, I was enlightened by a thread about how to disable panel stretching and enable the execute disable feature on my N200 laptop (these were features I'd been missing for years) by means of SymCmos. Now that I have an X200, I was impressed to see that you can enable virtualization and execute disable right from the setup screen, but I still can't find any way to disable panel stretch ("scaling") for times when resolutions other than 1280 by 800 are displayed on the screen. Does anyone know of a SymCmos tweak (or any other kind of fix) that can make this happen? Thanks.
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2014-12-07, 18:29 PM

Any ideas? Anything?

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2015-04-14, 13:21 PM

Any updates on this?

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Bueller?

2015-06-16, 0:36 AM

Any ideas? Anyone?

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Re: Is it possible to disable panel stretch/"scaling" on a ThinkPad X200?

2015-06-16, 6:55 AM

Hello,

 

I have never used an X200, so I am not familiar with its BIOS settings, but panel stretching on many notebook computers I have used is controlled in the BIOS under a setting called "horizontal screen expansion" or something similar.  If your BIOS has an option like that, try toggling it to see what difference that makes.

 

As for Data Execution Protection (the NX bit), here's how to enable it in Windows:

  1. Run Advanced Systems Settings (filename: SYSDM.CPL), the System Properties window will appear.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance section at the top, click on the first Settings... button.  The Performance Options window will appear.
  4. Click on the Data Execution Protection tab.
  5. Select the Turn on DEP for all programs and sercvices except those I select: radio button.

DEP will now be toggled on for everything except programs you've added to the exception list.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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2015-06-16, 12:52 PM

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Hello,

 

I have never used an X200, so I am not familiar with its BIOS settings, but panel stretching on many notebook computers I have used is controlled in the BIOS under a setting called "horizontal screen expansion" or something similar.  If your BIOS has an option like that, try toggling it to see what difference that makes.

 

As for Data Execution Protection (the NX bit), here's how to enable it in Windows:

  1. Run Advanced Systems Settings (filename: SYSDM.CPL), the System Properties window will appear.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance section at the top, click on the first Settings... button.  The Performance Options window will appear.
  4. Click on the Data Execution Protection tab.
  5. Select the Turn on DEP for all programs and sercvices except those I select: radio button.

DEP will now be toggled on for everything except programs you've added to the exception list.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 


Thanks for replying, but I think you may have misunderstood the question. I was telling readers that I already found an option on the bios setup screen to toggle DEP, but that there was no such option to disable panel stretch.

 

To get the wheels turning, I mentioned the SymCmos program that I was able to use to toggle such options on my N200 when its bios setup screen offered no way to do so.

 

Does anyone know of any tweak (SymCmos or otherwise) on the X200 that can disable panel stretch?

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