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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Agee Bassett, Jan 16, 2002.
The eyes are still young, so always at 1600 x 1200.
there's got to be a joke here somewhere....lose 5pounds?
I have a 17" moniter, so the obvious choice is 1024x768.
Aren't there recommended resolutions for monitor size?
I've always been under the impression that 1024x768 is it for 17", 1280x1024 for 19" and 1600x1200 for 21" (what I'm using now). I've tried 1800x1440 on this thing, but it's way too tiny.
I have a 19" (and a good one at that), but I still prefer 1024x768.
I'm running 1152x864 on a 19".
See Rob's comments in this thread for why.
1600x1200 on a 21... Anything less than 80Hz or so makes me cross-eyed though!
21" Monitor at 1024x768 anything higher even on a big screen hurts my eyes.
19" monitor set to 1280x1024.
Home: 17" monitor, 1600 x 1200
Work: 17" monitor, 1280 x 1024
With regards to PCs, I see the common misunderstanding that high-res equals tiny characters. With a bit of effort, high-res equals much easier to read than lower res. This is because: higher-res = more pixels = more image detail = smoother fonts for the same display size.
Just like with digital cameras or scanners, more resolution equals more detail.
- First, bring up the Display properties panel (Start->Settings->Control Panel->Display).
- Click the "Settings" tab, and move the "Screen Area" slider one notch closer to "More".
- Click "Apply". (You may need to reboot).
- If you can get this resolution without obvious screen flicker, and with sufficient colors (True Color, probably), then do this again, going for the next higher resolution.
- Repeat until you've maxed it out.
Now, things are far too small to read, right?
- Get the Display panel up.
- Click the "Effects" tab, and click the "Use large icons" check-box under "Visual Effects"; This doubles the size of the desktop icons.
- Then click the Settings tab, click the "Advanced..." button
- Under the "General" tab, change the "Font Size" setting to Large Fonts.
- Click "OK". You'll probably have to reboot. Otherwise, click "OK" on the Display panel.
You'll probably be good-to-go now. But if now, you can jack up those fonts some more There are two ways:
1) Custom font size
- Back at the "Font Size" selector, choose "Other...".
- The "Custom Font Size" panel appears
- Increase the "Scale fonts to be: ___%" option. I believe "Large" fonts are 125%, so try the 150% or 200% (or enter your own. Click "OK" until you're back at the desktop or you've had to reboot.
- You should have bigger, easier to read, fonts
2) Windows Appearance; This is more time-consuming, but is more flexible.
- On the Display panel, go to the "Appearance" tab.
- By clicking the text in the example illustration, and then changing the font size in the pull-down menu, below, you can tailor the font sizes for nearly all aspects of Windows.
Home: 1152x864 on a 21"
Work: 1024x768 on a 17" (Now that I have a new PC with a better video card, I'll give 1152x864 another try)
As for the windows font size increase recommendation, many programs will have bizarre results if you put large fonts!
wow I need a new monitor!!! I run 1280x1024 on my 15"
Sony VIVITRON monitors all the way!!!
Viewsonic PT775 17" running 1280x1024...
17" CRT at 1024 x 768
15" LCD at 1024 x 768
1600x1200 on a 19".