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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 29, 2008 12:25:45 PM

I have a new Acer 22 Wide screen. I have updated the drivers. I was using a flat screen 17" and i have Vista. On the screen here, either in firefox or Internet Explorer, the top part where the address bar, File, edit, view,etc and even above the web page, the tabs i have opened, all is tiny. Is this feature to save on viewing space? Or do i have my settings wrong? When i view the webpage and then look at address bar, my eyes have to refocus and after some time i feel like I'm getting a headache. One more description. For example, if i miss spell a word and move cursor on top of word, right click, then a dialog box opens,(here is the problem) the info in the box is tiny. I would think, with a big view screen, the dialog box would be larger and the font inside as well. Hope this makes sense. Thanks

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November 29, 2008 12:39:52 PM

What's the native resolution of your monitor and did you change your settings to match that resolution?
November 29, 2008 12:50:41 PM

Not sure what the native setting is, but 1680 X 1050 is what's written on the box. And yes i have changed it a couple of times to try and adjust what i'm viewing. I have the DPI set at 120 %.
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November 29, 2008 1:25:08 PM

The resolution has to be set to the native 1680 x 1050 which, on a 22" monitor, isn't that small. My laptop is set to that resolution on a 15.4" screen and that's too small.

What was the resolution on your 17" monitor?

November 29, 2008 1:28:08 PM

I don't remember the 17" setting. I changed it back, but the toorbar fonts are so tiny, even the drop down menu's in favorites.
November 29, 2008 3:44:01 PM

What's the model number of that Acer monitor? I have a Samsung SyncMaster 226cw at 1650 x 1050 and it's fine, as long as I wear my glasses...
November 29, 2008 4:12:29 PM

X223W, why glasses?
November 29, 2008 8:46:17 PM

Two things you can do,
With the mouse at the toolbar right click and select large icons.
Also right click the desktop
In Vista hit personalize and on left adjust the DPI
In XP I think it is under your video card settings.
November 29, 2008 9:28:19 PM

Did you try View? Upper left between Edit and Favorites. Left click,come down to text size > , set mouse on will bring up 5 font sizes largest to smallest.
November 29, 2008 10:47:00 PM

Black Bart was a pirate from 1682. I'm going to call Acer Monday. I tried today, no luck. Thanks
November 30, 2008 1:27:03 PM

Can sharpness be adjusted on your Acer monitor? When sharpness is set too high, characters are very thin and that makes them difficult to read.
November 30, 2008 3:08:33 PM

No, i couldn't find any thing to adjust sharpness. I guess this is the way it is supposed to be. Even though the text in drop down menu's are very tiny, then when i adjust dpi, my system tray items look wierd. At least i can zoom in or out on web pages, it's just the text in drop down menu's never adjust, no matter how big i zoom the webpage view. Oh well.
November 30, 2008 3:50:46 PM

There should be a sharpness setting, but it might be called something else by Acer. What model is your monitor?
November 30, 2008 7:18:13 PM

It looks like the X223W doesn't provide that adjustment.
November 30, 2008 8:47:31 PM

Thanks. I guess i could go with the lowest setting(resolution), maybe that would increase toolbar font. Oh well. Glad i can zoom in and out of the web page.