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Unread 08-17-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Wide flat screen help needed for newbie

Last night I installed a new Acer 20" LCD monitor, Wide Screen.

It's my first LCD monitor so the small font size problem I have most likely has something to do with where I'm at on the setup learning curve, like way back to the beginning of it.

When I set the resolution to the recommended 1680 x 1050, the desk top icons and font size displayed, both on the desktop and on web pages such as this one is VERY, VERY small. [ And yes, I do have new glasses with 20-20 corrected vision ]

I've dinked around some with both the DPI and Font size settings. Where I'm at now is with the resolution set at 1600x900. Not real thrilled with that either so the question is:

For those of you having one of these wide screen jobbies, what the secret in getting this thing set up right?
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Unread 08-17-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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the smart alec in me suggests that you try the windows option for the brain impaired. if all else fails try the accessibility options that allow users to enlarge the windows doohickees.

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Unread 08-17-2006, 10:49 AM   #3
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Mike I have the same problem. My computer has an old monitor and everything is BIG. The accounting computer has a fancy monitor and I can hardly read it. I have changed everything back to low resolution. Things get bigger quick.
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Unread 08-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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My dad has one o' dem widescreen thingys. I'll try to remember to check with him tonight to see what settings he's got on his.
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Unread 08-19-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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LCD monitors look BEST at their NATIVE or recommended resolution. Set it to that resolution and then from the Windows Display control panel, click on the Appearance tab and change the font size to Large or Extra Large.

If you use an LCD monitor in anything other than its native resolution it tends to look pretty bad.
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