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mimarsinan

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OK, let's try a different approach...

Is there a way to "fake" a second monitor attached to my Surface?

That way I could enter Duplicate mode and work around the issue.

Does anyone know if you can use the Surface VGA converter without a monitor for this?

It seems that you could add a fake second monitor in earlier Windows releases, but not 10.

Come on, Microsoft...

...you keep breaking things *and* removing features - when are you going to fix them?

This technical debt is sure to catch up with you sooner than later.
 

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Not seen anything like this, so may be something about your configuration. You mentioned running VMWare, and that could be causing the problem.
 
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Let's play nice and not accuse third party products of things they could not have any control over...

While stretching my imagination I *might* see how VMware might actually be doing something to CPU power states:

Third New Problem: Aggressive CPU Slowdown

There's no way a user mode application could warp pixels on a screen.

Nowithstanding my previous report that this issue does *not* happen on a Surface Pro 3 (or earlier), you can try setting 1152x768 resolution and reproduce the issue on your own Surface.
 
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Well I have a fresh discovery to report!

When the display is turning from landscape to portrait, as soon as the "rotation effect" begins, (i.e. the landscape zooms out) the blurry goes away - and lo and behold, the blurry does *not* remain in portrait mode.

In fact, even in reverse landscape mode, the blurry does *not* show. The only time the blurry shows is when you are in notebook landscape mode.

Does anyone know of a way to fool whatever Windows bug is causing the blurry into thinking that it should be rendering in non-default-notebook-landscape mode? I can imagine flipping the device, but kind of hard to keep typing that way with a disconnected keyboard and all :)

Note: This was tested on a Pro 2017, I haven't had a chance to check the Pro 4 yet.
 
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mimarsinan

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Just checked on the Pro 4 - same behavior; on all displays except laptop landscape, crystal clear display.
 

hughlle

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Just checked on the Pro 4 - same behavior; on all displays except laptop landscape, crystal clear display.
Mine works perfectly in every scenario :) As does the sp3. As does the s3. Every orientation and external monitor configuration.
 
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mimarsinan

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LCD Panels are designed to work at their native resolution - lower resolutions will result in suboptimal results...
Thanks for stating the obvious, I wish I could say it helped, but it really doesn't.

Did you look at my high-res camera captures? They illustrate the problem beautifully.
 

jnjroach

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Thanks for stating the obvious, I wish I could say it helped, but it really doesn't.

Did you look at my high-res camera captures? They illustrate the problem beautifully.
Yet you expect to different result running at a lower resolution.
 
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