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I purchased several Raspberry Pi 3s, reading the spec that their max resolution was 1920x1080.

I purchased several HP 22uh monitors to go with these, knowing their max resolution matches this.

On fully setting up my Pi, there is a 3/4" black frame around the border of the screen. For the parts displayed, the image is sharp, however I would like to use the full screen as the current display looks dumb.

I played around with the Pi and the monitor, and cannot find what settings adjustments will fix this.

Any ideas?

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    Have you tried changing the aspect ratio? There are also settings in the config.txt file that will fix this. – Darth Vader Apr 16 '16 at 7:37
  • Where is the config.txt file? Sorry, new to Pis – dthree Apr 16 '16 at 7:45
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    it is on boot partition – rav_kr Apr 16 '16 at 9:31
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    Assuming you are running Raspbian you can tun sudo raspi-config under advanced options is an overscan setting. – Steve Robillard Apr 16 '16 at 10:33
  • Thanks for the advice @SteveRobillard, that was spot on. – dthree Apr 16 '16 at 16:10
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In your /boot/config.txt file try changing disable_overscan=1 and see what that does for the borders. If that does not help, leave disable_overscan=1 and then try changing these values as well.

overscan_left=20
overscan_right=20
Overscan_top=20
Overscan_bottom=20

It will take some trial and error to find the correct values because the correct values are monitor specific.

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Use negative values as described in the info in config.txt file

This worked for me

disable_overscan=1

overscan_left=-16
overscan_right=-16
Overscan_top=-16
Overscan_bottom=-16

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