Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Optimal Resolution Notification

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I bought it because it had the best combination of features (chip, RAM, SSD size, battery life, weight) I wanted at the lowest price. The thing I wasn’t wild about was the 3200×1800 resolution 13″ screen.

I’m no video/graphics expert, and at that screen size I don’t believe the extra resolution really makes the experience any better. The text is way too small to read, so you have to go with these scaling options that cause a sort of visual disconnect because some things end up being too small anyway. So I set it down to FHD (1920×1080), put the scaling right in the middle, and voila… a comfortable view I don’t need to wear reading glasses for and I get better battery life too. Only one problem, periodically I regularly have to dismiss an “Optimal Resolution Notification” pop-up coming from the system tray.

Getting rid of the optimal resolution notification

Turns out it’s quite simple, actually. It’s part of the Intel HD Graphics system tray notifications. Click on the Intel HD Graphics system tray icon, select “Graphics Options,” then “Balloon Notifications,” then “Optimal Resolution Notifications,” then “Disable.”

And you’re done.

2 thoughts on “Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Optimal Resolution Notification

  1. Thank you! I had this issue, too. But sometimes my screen spazzes out, goes into black flashes, and I think it’s because I changed the resolution, because that pop up came up after it was done freaking out.

    Do you know if that’s the issue or if something’s wrong with my laptop?

    • Sorry, but I don’t know. I think it was having that spazz-out issue periodically in Windows 10 and it was a driver issue, but I can’t recall how we solved it. Basically, Windows 10 and the drivers it loads on older Lenovos when you upgrade is just a nasty piece of business.

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