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LCD Native Resolution Workarounds

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 21, 2008 5:49:30 PM

I'm sure that this has been discussed before, but I've searched a bit and couldn't find anything current.

Where is the hardware community in finding workarounds for resolving fuzzy text on non-native resolutions on LCDs? Are there any prospects on the video card side? I've tried cleartype on all the LCDs I own and it's pretty much worthless.

The typical LCD with 19-22" @1600+ resolution produces text that is way too small for me. I'm looking for an equivalent of 19" @800 x 600 but without the fuzzy text.
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 21, 2008 9:10:05 PM

Have you gone into the display properties selected settings then gone to advanced and upped the DPI ? This will increase the text size.

a c 120 U Graphics card
November 21, 2008 9:30:41 PM

I did it once back when I bought my first LCD. You have to set it up in the video card control panel. It's a custom setting that has something about using the monitor as a t.v..... or setting it to t.v. After you set it you have to hit the test button to see if it takes. Sorry I cant be more helpful but it will take the fuzziness out. I think the new video cards and drivers take care of that for you now. I haven't had the problem with my last few cards. Call the tech team from the company who's card you bought.
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November 21, 2008 9:38:45 PM

This may seem obvious but make sure you keep the aspect ratio the same... that is if you have a 22" Wide Screen at 1650 x 1050 you want to divide both numbers evenly so you may try 1100 x 700 (which is you can get by dividing both #'s by 1.5)

Again, that may be obvious but to get a resolution like 1100 x 700 you may have to download your graphics card software (not just the driver) to get special resolutions not normally listed under windows
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2008 9:56:00 PM

Which program do you want bigger txt in?

If its a web browser its usually ctrl and + at the same time to make txt bigger.

If its office software then make the changes there ,

but leave the resolution at native