Is there a command which can “undo” the results of ALT+FN+1+3 on my laptop? It reduced the size of my screen


Is there a command which can “undo” the results of ALT+FN+1+3 on my laptop? It reduced the size of my screen

(I have an ASUS laptop (Notebook U46E Series, 64-bit OS, Win7 Home Premium Edition, Service Pack 1))

PROBLEM: I keyed in the following: ALT+FN+1+3 and immediately my screen was reduced in size and I lost the background of my desktop (but the desktop icons are still fine).

QUESTION 1: What is the command which can “undo” this and restore my screen to its normal state?

(Background: I had been following some instructions which I had found on the internet for how to create a musical note symbol. It said, for a laptop, to input ALT+FN+1+3. I am angry at myself that I did not read the instructions more closely. I was supposed to use the 1 and 3 ON the laptop’s Querty, and NOT use the numbers ABOVE the Querty, but, alas, I used the numbers above the Querty.)

(The only thing I tried on my own was CTRL+Z and that did nothing that I could see.)

Update: I contacted ASUS Support and they had me go into Display and adjust the resolution from 1024×768 to the highest resolution, 1366×768. I admit it did bring me back to having a full screen. YET, I want to know–was this a sufficient solution? Is my laptop compromised in any way? And so, next question–

QUESTION 2: Is 1366×768 a stable resolution?

BOTTOM LINE: I just wish ASUS could have given me a command to “undo” the results of ALT+FN+1+3, instead of fiddling with the resolution. Does anyone know the command for this? Thanks for any help/advice/reassurance!

1 Answer

No, your laptop was not compromised by setting the resolution to it’s proper setting. I’ve never heard of that combination of hotkeys, but it’s probably something that is proprietary to that Asus series, like switching to a second set of display settings.

I highly suspect simply pressing the hotkey combination again would have fixed it, or cycled through a number of settings with each press before returning to normal.

To more definitively answer question #2, your monitor has a resolution called the “native resolution”. It is the highest (and best) resolution the monitor can support. It is usually the highest setting in the Screen Resolution menu.

Asus support was correct, hopefully it didn’t take you hours on the phone for them to give you this proper fix!

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