Recently, I bought a new monitor to use as an external display. I even asked a question about the compatibility on this forum.
Now, I am trying to configure things. Unfortunately, the experience has been a bit annoying so far. Part of the problem seems to be this message from the monitor system:
As text to help further research:
The screen is not currently set to the recommended resolution. Configure the PC resolution to 2560x1080/60Hz. (The 2560x1080/60HZ resolution may not be supported on some PCs.)
Current resolution: 1920x1080/60Hz
Recommended resolution 2560x1080/60Hz
It is especially frustrating because I only have the options below to configure it:
I do have 60Hz. But, I only have
1920x1080. There is no
As a palliative fix, I tried accessing the settings menu on the LG external monitor device. They present two options: (i) Full Wide and (ii) and Original.
On Full Wide, things look a bit stretched out, horizontally speaking.
See the PrintScreen (not sure it captures the stretched out feeling, hence I will also send a picture from a phone):
Alternatively, the monitor also offers another option for Aspect Rate called "Original".
On this one, only part of the screen is used. Things do not look stretched out this time:
I do not know much about monitors. And I believe I underestimate the challenge of compatibility.
If my understanding is correct, it seems to be a pure physics problem. The MacBook Air is a light rectangle (close to a square), but the monitor is way more stretched out horizontally. Hence, this incompatibility.
Is my understanding correct? Is there any palliative action I could take for better experience?
Since it was asked by user @DavidAnderson, I am using an adaptor called Dell Adapter - USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 DA200 to the USB-C to HDMI.