2405fpw

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  1. LifeBurnsFaster

    LifeBurnsFaster New Member

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    I just got a 2405fpw(24" Dell display) and hooked it up. Although the size of the monitor is impressive the screen looks liek shit. If i leave the computers display settings at default 1280x760?? then its streatched out. But when i change it to 1920x1200 the displays native resolution, everything is tiny.

    is there way to fix this or is just one or the other?:sadwavey:
     
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    LCDs only look good at their native resolution.
     
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    yeah i guess im going to have to get used these gigantic windows:hs:
     
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    ive seen the way it looks on native resolution. Looked good to me:dunno:
     
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    1920x1200 ftw
     
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    You can change to bigger fonts and bigger icons.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Open the Display Properties window and click on the "Advanced..." button on the "Settings" tab. Look around for the DPI setting in the window that pops up, and change it to 125% or 150%; that should make things big enough for you to see comfortably.

    Alternately, you can do one of these:

    - Wait for Windows Vista to be released before using your new screen.
    - Suck it up and get used to having vast amounts of usable screen space.
     
  9. LifeBurnsFaster

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    :hs: it just didnt seem right to me

    i'll get used to it
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    You'll love having all that space once you get used to it. Make sure to turn on ClearType; it will make text a lot more readable.
     
  11. LifeBurnsFaster

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    cleartype?? :dunno:
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    right click desktop > properties > appearance tab > effects button >
    under "use the following methods to smooth screen fonts" click on the
    drop down arrow and select "clear type" > select ok. Done.
     
  13. NoDoz

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    Native is the only way to go on LCDs. Interpixelation is so nasty when you try to run at a lower res. Also, i can't work on a computer without cleartype!!
     
  14. P07r0457

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    don't bother with the integrated cleartype... if you want to try it, get the cleartype powertool.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    All the cleartype powertool does is fine-tune the settings on the integrated cleartype.
     
  16. P07r0457

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    but default it's either all-on or all-off. The powertool allows you to choose something in-between.

    I hate it all-on, text looks blury. But tweaked, it looks great.
     

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