Change max resolution?

I have a 3200x1800 laptop screen and i keep it at 1920x1080, though whenever i connect something it changes to its max, is there any way to set a sort of new max resolution? perhaps say i want to make it so that the resolution will never go higher than 1920x1080? or is this just not possible due to the monitor controller?

Could you please provide the output of

inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

as described in this thread with leading and closing ``` or use the </> button above the text field you type in.

Here you go, Sorry it took so long, didnt check and didnt get an email. Ill try to keep a closer look on this

System:
  Kernel: 5.6.12-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 tk: Qt 5.14.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Razer product: Blade Stealth v: 4.06 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Razer model: Blade Stealth serial: <filter> UEFI: Razer v: 2.1 
  date: 12/11/2017 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.5 Wh condition: 54.1/53.8 Wh (101%) volts: 12.8/11.6 
  model: Razer Razer Blade Stealth type: Unknown serial: <filter> 
  status: Charging 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.53 GiB used: 1.90 GiB (12.3%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB bogomips: 32012 
  Speed: 843 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 
  3: 900 4: 879 5: 900 6: 901 7: 902 8: 900 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon 
  art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb erms est f16c 
  flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify 
  ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear 
  mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid 
  pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand 
  rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme x2apic 
  xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Razer USA driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel compositor: kwin_x11 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Razer USA 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.12-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Bigfoot Networks driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: f040 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 168c:003e 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-6:3 
  chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 40.72 GiB (17.1%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLW256HEHP-00000 
  size: 238.47 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: CXB7401Q 
  scheme: MBR 
  Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 29.40 GiB used: 12.52 GiB (42.6%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 label: N/A uuid: 54982d93-07b2-4d71-a5a6-790d453d8d66 
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511.0 MiB used: 272 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: N/A uuid: CE5E-EB56 
  ID-3: /home size: 203.70 GiB used: 28.19 GiB (13.8%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 label: N/A uuid: 9c0056d8-1a19-47b4-bd0b-982222feadd2 
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
USB:
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Sunplus Innovation USB Camera type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1bcf:2c9a 
  Device-2: 1-6:3 info: Qualcomm Atheros type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
  Device-3: 1-8:4 info: Razer USA Razer Blade Stealth type: Keyboard,Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 1532:0232 
  Device-4: 1-9:5 info: Elan Micro Touchscreen type: HID 
  driver: hid-multitouch,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 04f3:2379 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: 29.8 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 218 Uptime: 5h 15m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37 

bump?

Is it correct that it is this laptop?
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=razer-blade-stealth&num=1

Could you please look up the exact model number? You are sure it hasn't a separate Nvidia graphics card?

What does

xrandr 

show? Please post the formatted output here.
If your native resolution is not in the xrandr list you may want to follow this
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr#Adding_undetected_resolutions

Yes that is my exact laptop from the looks of it, i have the i7-8550U model, which is late 2017

[lillie@lillie-bladestealth ~]$ xrandr 
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 290mm x 170mm
   3200x1800     59.98 +  59.94  
   2880x1620     59.97  
   2560x1600     59.99    59.97  
   2560x1440     59.96    60.00    59.95  
   2048x1536     60.00  
   1920x1440     60.00  
   1856x1392     60.01  
   1792x1344     60.01  
   2048x1152     60.00    59.90    59.91  
   1920x1200     59.88    59.95  
   1920x1080     59.96*   60.00    59.93  
   1600x1200     60.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      60.00    59.95    59.82  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1368x768      60.00    59.88    59.85  
   1280x800      59.81    59.91  
   1280x720      59.86    60.00    59.74  
   1024x768      60.00  
   1024x576      60.00    59.90    59.82  
   960x540       60.00    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   864x486       60.00    59.92    59.57  
   640x480       59.94  
   720x405       59.51    60.00    58.99  
   640x360       59.84    59.32    60.00  
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

And theres my xrandr, again my only little issue here is that i use 1920x1080 due to steams weird hidpi issue on my laptop, and 1920x1080 feels and looks alright enough for me, i just dont want it to default to 3200x1800 whenever i plug a hdmi cable into my laptop

Did you try ARandR to manage your screens?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr#Graphical_front-ends

Its not really that i cant manage them without kde or anything, its just that for some reason it defaults to 3200x1800 if i plug something in, all im asking is if theres some file or something where i can change the default resolution or max resolution i can go to

It seems that KDE detects the maximum resolution and always switches to that whenever a new display is plugged in. I'm not sure how to bypass that, apart from using a third party tool to manage screen size, which is a bit hacky and might introduce new problems.

Ah, so im just out of luck then i guess, isnt too often i plug in anything so i guess ill just have to make do

I think with an adapted Xorg.conf it should be doable.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/multihead#Separate_screens

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Is there a good reason why you prefer 1920x1080 instead of the native 3200x1800?

This is the problem:

I don't know, I think it's worth looking into the "weird hidpi" issue...

Reducing the resolution to 1920x1080 for everything seems like the worst possible solution to me. What's the point in having this great display and not utilizing it to the fullest? :man_shrugging:

its just something with steam and how it handles hidpi screens, its either broken or cant display properly, its kinda known in some areas there are workarounds, but i dont really see myself using a high resolution for much if im just gonna make it look like 1920x1080 with zoom anyways

Excuse my naive question but:

Why did you buy such a small sized, high price, high resolution laptop in the first place?

it was a gift from a friend due to my hp breaking down on me, they didnt really need it anymore and sent it over to me

I still think that randr is your easiest bet and the Xorg.conf the more difficult but probably also more stable one. Give this a read.

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