Widescreen laptops and standard projectors
I'm surprised this isn't a more common problem, but I've browsed the forums and can't find anyone discussion on the same topic.
Basically we have a range of laptops ranging from old models with 4:3 screens, to newer ones with several different variations of widescreen aspet ratios. Most of our projectors work on 4:3.
Usually, when someone plugs their laptop into a projector, the screen resolution on the laptop adjusts (becomes distorted) to the same resolution of the projector, which then looks fine. However, sometimes this doesn't happen and we are left with portions of the image missing from the projector screen.
To make things more complicated, teachers move from room to room each lesson and take their laptops with them. Does anyone know of a way of getting any laptop to project onto any screen without going through a complex process of manually adjusting display settings?