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Resolution 1900 x 1080 problem on HP Envy 17-1050ea

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January 20, 2012 7:33:52 PM

Hello everybody,
I'm new here and sorry if I wrong something.

I have a big problem with resolution on my new laptop HP Envy 17-1050ea.
Recommended (native) resolution on this laptop is 1900 x 1080. Monitor is 17''. Problem is, all is too small. I tried to change resolution to 1600 x 900, and I got about 2'' all around screen of black. :( 

After 3 nights of searching for solution, I figured out that I must use 1900 x 1080 and adjust Windows 7 DPI. But there comes another problems. When I scale contents with Windows 7 DPI, Windows 7 scales only operating system stuff and programs. For all other programs which aren't by Microsoft stayed non scaled. Main problem for me are websites. I'm web developer and sites on FireFox and Chrome are too small, only IE (Microsoft product), scales websites properly. Also, because I'm web developer any additional zooming aren't allowed in my case because zooming fails when sites are in 1px.

Is there any solution to fix this problem with resolution?
I most would like to change change resolution to 1600 x 900, and fix that about 2'' of black around screen? (But I'm afraid that if I successfully manage it at 1600 x 900 at full screen, all graphic will be ugly, fonts, icons, graphic at all)

If I can't it change, is there any solution to optimize windows DPI for all programs and others?

P.S Sorry on my bad english :) 

Thanks in advance,
Filip
January 20, 2012 10:17:03 PM

To fix your black bars around the screen, first change your resolution to 1600x900, then go in CCC, change to Advanced View, then go to "My Digital Flat-Panels", then "Properties (Digital Flat-Panel)" and enable GPU scaling.
After, choose the option "Scale image to full panel size".

And yes, you would notice some blurriness since it isn't your monitor's native resolution.

Hope it helps! :) 
January 21, 2012 9:05:00 AM

Thanks @bloc97,
It's better to be 1600 x 900 when I works with web sites.
At all, there is no chance to fix blurriness on 1600 x 900?

Also, I want to ask, will Microsoft solve this Windows DPI bug? I mean on that, Windows DPI scales all programs (including non Microsoft) and stuff (like a websites) in new Windows 8, or maybe in Windows 7 system patch?
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January 21, 2012 10:17:27 AM

what connection are you using? If its hdmi, expect some bluriness zzz
January 21, 2012 1:27:00 PM

No you can't since when a non-native resolution scales to your monitor, your monitor cannot display one and a half pixel, so your GPU compensates by using some smoothing to make a 1600x900 work on a 1080p monitor.
720p should work better than 1600x900 for your monitor, but it would make your screen space much much smaller.

I didn't really know about this DPI bug, what version of windows 7 are you using?
January 21, 2012 1:27:41 PM

amuffin said:
what connection are you using? If its hdmi, expect some bluriness zzz


I'm sorry but he is talking about an Laptop, he doesn't have any external monitor.
January 21, 2012 2:42:16 PM

Same as u, Windows 7 Ultimate. I found some results about firefox. That seems like the bug is in firefox. Windows DPI scaling don't appear on firefox. I googled as "firefox windows DPI settings". Also I don't know why it don't appear on Adobe`s too.

Anyway, I think, that software developers must optimize their softwares for higher resolutions. Especially websites. For example, google on 1900 x 1080 looks like the fonts on him are 8px, non 12px or 14px. Same is with facebook and others. Or maybe that optimization will solve some newer operating systems.

On my old laptop I used 1440 x 600 (native) or something like that (can't exactly remmember), that was a perfect resolution for websites and other developer programs. As I see, only what I can do, is to buy new monitor much larger than 17'' with 16:9, and work normally.
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