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Setting The Resolution Of The External Monitor; Switching Video Output Modes; Supported Resolutions And Refresh Rates - Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock User Manual

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Setting the resolution of the external monitor

The dock enables you to set the resolution of the external monitor.
In extend mode and single-display mode, you can set the resolution of the external monitor by doing the
following:
1. Click the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock icon in the Windows notification area. A pop-up menu opens.
2. Select ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock ➙ Screen Resolution, and then select the desired screen resolution
option for the external monitor. For example, "2048 x 1152" means that the video output resolution
will be 2048 by 1152 pixels.
In the mirror mode, you can set the resolution of the external monitor by doing the following:
1. Click the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock icon in the Windows notification area. A pop-up menu opens.
2. Select Video Setup. A window opens.
3. Depending on the operating system you are using, do one of the following:
• For the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system:
In the Resolution area, move the slider right to increase or left to decrease the resolution of the
external monitor.
• For the Windows 7 operating system:
In the Resolution drop-down list box, move the slider up to increase or down to decrease the
resolution of the external monitor.

Switching video output modes

To switch from one video output to another, do the following:
1. Click the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock icon in the Windows notification area. A pop-up menu opens.
2. Select ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock, and then select the video output mode as you want.
For more information about the video output modes, refer to "Understanding the video output modes"
on page 11.

Supported resolutions and refresh rates

The following table lists the refresh rates supported at various resolutions for the dock video output.
Table 1. Supported resolutions and refresh rates
SN
Resolution
1
640 x 480
2
720 x 400
3
720 x 480
4
768 x 576
5
800 x 480
6
800 x 600
7
832 x 624
8
848 x 480
9
1024 x 600
Refresh rate (Unit: Hz)
60, 67, 72, 75, 85
70, 85, 88
50, 60
50, 60
60
56, 60, 72, 75, 85
75
60
60
.
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Working with the dock
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