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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 8:00:24 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and get a regular size screen instead.
--
Cyndi

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 8:00:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Cyndi, I don't have a laptop widescreen but I do have a Dell UltraSharp 20"
Widescreen LCD. I have no problems with blurry or fuzzy graphics or photos.
Until I bumped up to the native resolution for this monitor, pictures were
wider in proportion than they should be but not blurry.
Try the Dell Forum at dell.com or google groups advanced search with
keywords that describe the problem.

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this
problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and
get a regular size screen instead.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 9:19:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I'm not real familiar with laptops let alone widescreen laptops, but
a couple of thoughts come to mind in terms of why IE display
quality might be less than what is produced by other apps.

Is this IE only blurriness caused by motion, such as when he scrolls
the window? If so, in IE go Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
and find/uncheck the "use smooth scrolling" option and see if that
helps.

Does this blurriness only apply to images/pictures, and does it only
apply to those which are loaded from remote [web]sites? If so, I'd
suspect a dialup accelerator is reducing image quality in order to
speed up downloads, and only IE is configured to use it. Adjust
the accelerator's image compression settings.

Does IE display blurry pictures no matter where they are loaded
from? If so, what is the display DPI set to? Right click on desktop
and click on Properties, then the Settings tab, then the Advanced
button, and it is in the General tab. IIRC, when it is set to greater
than 96 and the UseHR registry value is set to 1, IE will scale things
up, thereby causing a reduction in image quality. UseHR, if it is set,
can be accessed via RegEdit (Start->Run, enter "RegEdit" and
click OK) and would be found under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Don't muck about with RegEdit unless you know what you are doing.
If that is the issue he could live with it, set UseHR to 0 to turn off IE
scaling of text & images, or run at 96 DPI and experiment with display
resolution etc to see if he can get things the way he likes.



"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering
because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are
terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128
mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
and get a regular size screen instead.
--
Cyndi
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 2:49:56 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Cyndi,

As I mentioned in my other post, if the graphics are ONLY bad in IE, then
the hardware is likely fine. It's a setting with the dialup. I see you use
prodigy, so I would call their help desk or if your son uses a different
service call them.

I have a Verizon wireless card, and when I turn on its speed up utility, the
images look terrible.

Tom
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this
problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and
get a regular size screen instead.
--
Cyndi
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 2:50:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
screen. Images are perfect.
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this
problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and
get a regular size screen instead.
--
Cyndi
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:20:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

He tried the tweak to the registry. It cleared up the graphics but left the text bad. When he tried to fix the text, he decided to get rid of the tweak. He scaled down to 96 dpi and scaled down from 1600 to 1200 on his resolution and the graphics are really nice, but he says the text looks "softened", but it's still better. He's just pissed that he cannot use something that he paid more money for at it's native resolution without having to downscale.
--
Cyndi
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:5rOdnWrzb8kRvCDfRVn-vw@comcast.com...
> I'm not real familiar with laptops let alone widescreen laptops, but
> a couple of thoughts come to mind in terms of why IE display
> quality might be less than what is produced by other apps.
>
> Is this IE only blurriness caused by motion, such as when he scrolls
> the window? If so, in IE go Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
> and find/uncheck the "use smooth scrolling" option and see if that
> helps.
>
> Does this blurriness only apply to images/pictures, and does it only
> apply to those which are loaded from remote [web]sites? If so, I'd
> suspect a dialup accelerator is reducing image quality in order to
> speed up downloads, and only IE is configured to use it. Adjust
> the accelerator's image compression settings.
>
> Does IE display blurry pictures no matter where they are loaded
> from? If so, what is the display DPI set to? Right click on desktop
> and click on Properties, then the Settings tab, then the Advanced
> button, and it is in the General tab. IIRC, when it is set to greater
> than 96 and the UseHR registry value is set to 1, IE will scale things
> up, thereby causing a reduction in image quality. UseHR, if it is set,
> can be accessed via RegEdit (Start->Run, enter "RegEdit" and
> click OK) and would be found under:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
>
> Don't muck about with RegEdit unless you know what you are doing.
> If that is the issue he could live with it, set UseHR to 0 to turn off IE
> scaling of text & images, or run at 96 DPI and experiment with display
> resolution etc to see if he can get things the way he likes.
>
>
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering
> because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are
> terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128
> mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> and get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:21:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

He has a wireless card, but it is disabled right now since we don't have anything wireless to connect to and set it up......how do you change settings in a card?....We have SBC/Yahoo, so you think they might be able to fix this?
--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message news:o Fave.186028$w15.54000@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Cyndi,
>
> As I mentioned in my other post, if the graphics are ONLY bad in IE, then
> the hardware is likely fine. It's a setting with the dialup. I see you use
> prodigy, so I would call their help desk or if your son uses a different
> service call them.
>
> I have a Verizon wireless card, and when I turn on its speed up utility, the
> images look terrible.
>
> Tom
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this
> problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and
> get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:22:15 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

have you had to change anything from factory default?.....and someone else mentioned that it might be a problem of the "S" screen. This is the one he has.....the WSXGA
--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message news:4Gave.186039$w15.15630@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
> screen. Images are perfect.
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this
> problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down and
> get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:42:47 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Honestly, I suspect his 'tweaking' left a mess, as my widescreen is
outstanding in both text and graphics.

Might want to consider restoring. I think it is F12 at boot. Save his data
first!!!

Tom
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:yKdve.3898$Bx6.2767@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
He tried the tweak to the registry. It cleared up the graphics but left the
text bad. When he tried to fix the text, he decided to get rid of the
tweak. He scaled down to 96 dpi and scaled down from 1600 to 1200 on his
resolution and the graphics are really nice, but he says the text looks
"softened", but it's still better. He's just pissed that he cannot use
something that he paid more money for at it's native resolution without
having to downscale.
--
Cyndi
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:5rOdnWrzb8kRvCDfRVn-vw@comcast.com...
> I'm not real familiar with laptops let alone widescreen laptops, but
> a couple of thoughts come to mind in terms of why IE display
> quality might be less than what is produced by other apps.
>
> Is this IE only blurriness caused by motion, such as when he scrolls
> the window? If so, in IE go Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
> and find/uncheck the "use smooth scrolling" option and see if that
> helps.
>
> Does this blurriness only apply to images/pictures, and does it only
> apply to those which are loaded from remote [web]sites? If so, I'd
> suspect a dialup accelerator is reducing image quality in order to
> speed up downloads, and only IE is configured to use it. Adjust
> the accelerator's image compression settings.
>
> Does IE display blurry pictures no matter where they are loaded
> from? If so, what is the display DPI set to? Right click on desktop
> and click on Properties, then the Settings tab, then the Advanced
> button, and it is in the General tab. IIRC, when it is set to greater
> than 96 and the UseHR registry value is set to 1, IE will scale things
> up, thereby causing a reduction in image quality. UseHR, if it is set,
> can be accessed via RegEdit (Start->Run, enter "RegEdit" and
> click OK) and would be found under:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
>
> Don't muck about with RegEdit unless you know what you are doing.
> If that is the issue he could live with it, set UseHR to 0 to turn off IE
> scaling of text & images, or run at 96 DPI and experiment with display
> resolution etc to see if he can get things the way he likes.
>
>
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering
> because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who
> just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are
> terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of
> diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128
> mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could be
> due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> and get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:43:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Wireless was just my example. Is it SBC/Yahoo DSL or dialup.

And yes, I'd call them.

Tom
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:JLdve.3900$Bx6.2940@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
He has a wireless card, but it is disabled right now since we don't have
anything wireless to connect to and set it up......how do you change
settings in a card?....We have SBC/Yahoo, so you think they might be able to
fix this?
--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:o Fave.186028$w15.54000@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Cyndi,
>
> As I mentioned in my other post, if the graphics are ONLY bad in IE, then
> the hardware is likely fine. It's a setting with the dialup. I see you
> use
> prodigy, so I would call their help desk or if your son uses a different
> service call them.
>
> I have a Verizon wireless card, and when I turn on its speed up utility,
> the
> images look terrible.
>
> Tom
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> this
> problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> and
> get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 6:47:41 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

It's DSL.......thanks for the suggestion, will call them today

--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message news:b4eve.115949$VH2.44158@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Wireless was just my example. Is it SBC/Yahoo DSL or dialup.
>
> And yes, I'd call them.
>
> Tom
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:JLdve.3900$Bx6.2940@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> He has a wireless card, but it is disabled right now since we don't have
> anything wireless to connect to and set it up......how do you change
> settings in a card?....We have SBC/Yahoo, so you think they might be able to
> fix this?
> --
> Cyndi
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:o Fave.186028$w15.54000@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > Cyndi,
> >
> > As I mentioned in my other post, if the graphics are ONLY bad in IE, then
> > the hardware is likely fine. It's a setting with the dialup. I see you
> > use
> > prodigy, so I would call their help desk or if your son uses a different
> > service call them.
> >
> > I have a Verizon wireless card, and when I turn on its speed up utility,
> > the
> > images look terrible.
> >
> > Tom
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> > Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> > last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> > desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> > video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> > this
> > problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > and
> > get a regular size screen instead.
> > --
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 7:04:11 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Dell is sending out a new one next week. The only tweak he did was change the one value in the registry and then change it back........have you changed any of your setting from their "native" settings? And which wide screen do you have? He has the 15.4, WSXGA.....for some reason, he said he HAD to have the WSXGA, not the WXGA or WUGA

--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message news:H3eve.115948$VH2.10237@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Honestly, I suspect his 'tweaking' left a mess, as my widescreen is
> outstanding in both text and graphics.
>
> Might want to consider restoring. I think it is F12 at boot. Save his data
> first!!!
>
> Tom
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:yKdve.3898$Bx6.2767@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> He tried the tweak to the registry. It cleared up the graphics but left the
> text bad. When he tried to fix the text, he decided to get rid of the
> tweak. He scaled down to 96 dpi and scaled down from 1600 to 1200 on his
> resolution and the graphics are really nice, but he says the text looks
> "softened", but it's still better. He's just pissed that he cannot use
> something that he paid more money for at it's native resolution without
> having to downscale.
> --
> Cyndi
> "User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:5rOdnWrzb8kRvCDfRVn-vw@comcast.com...
> > I'm not real familiar with laptops let alone widescreen laptops, but
> > a couple of thoughts come to mind in terms of why IE display
> > quality might be less than what is produced by other apps.
> >
> > Is this IE only blurriness caused by motion, such as when he scrolls
> > the window? If so, in IE go Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
> > and find/uncheck the "use smooth scrolling" option and see if that
> > helps.
> >
> > Does this blurriness only apply to images/pictures, and does it only
> > apply to those which are loaded from remote [web]sites? If so, I'd
> > suspect a dialup accelerator is reducing image quality in order to
> > speed up downloads, and only IE is configured to use it. Adjust
> > the accelerator's image compression settings.
> >
> > Does IE display blurry pictures no matter where they are loaded
> > from? If so, what is the display DPI set to? Right click on desktop
> > and click on Properties, then the Settings tab, then the Advanced
> > button, and it is in the General tab. IIRC, when it is set to greater
> > than 96 and the UseHR registry value is set to 1, IE will scale things
> > up, thereby causing a reduction in image quality. UseHR, if it is set,
> > can be accessed via RegEdit (Start->Run, enter "RegEdit" and
> > click OK) and would be found under:
> >
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
> >
> > Don't muck about with RegEdit unless you know what you are doing.
> > If that is the issue he could live with it, set UseHR to 0 to turn off IE
> > scaling of text & images, or run at 96 DPI and experiment with display
> > resolution etc to see if he can get things the way he likes.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering
> > because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who
> > just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are
> > terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of
> > diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128
> > mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could be
> > due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > and get a regular size screen instead.
> > --
> > Cyndi
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 8:44:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Well if you turn UseHR off, the fixed size fonts used by certain websites
(like www.cnn.com ) won't be scaled up and they may appear too small
for one's liking. Also, IIRC, the relative fonts used by some websites
(like www.washingtonpost.com ) won't be effected and will remain large,
and thus text will appear disproportionally large wrt images. Perhaps that
is what you meant when you said "left the text bad"? Try to be [more]
specific when you are describing these things.


"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:yKdve.3898$Bx6.2767@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
He tried the tweak to the registry. It cleared up the graphics but left the text bad. When he tried to fix the text, he decided to
get rid of the tweak. He scaled down to 96 dpi and scaled down from 1600 to 1200 on his resolution and the graphics are really
nice, but he says the text looks "softened", but it's still better. He's just pissed that he cannot use something that he paid more
money for at it's native resolution without having to downscale.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 10:35:42 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Cyndi,

You are posting multiple queries on the same subject. It's difficult to
stay on the topic and review all the replies to your posts when they are
strung out like this. But, regarding your apparent problem with your Dell
laptop and screen resolution, yes it is advised to remain with the native
resolution of the laptop. I, too, have an Inspiron 9300 with the 17"
widescreen, have made no changes other than dpi to 125% and the screen is
awesome. I do have clear type enabled. Text is crisp, sharp and clear.
Graphics are incredibly good! Movies on this thing are impressive for a 17"
screen.

A couple of things do come to mind. Does your son wear corrective lenses of
any kind, glasses or contacts? What is his viewing distance from the
screen? What are the ambient lighting characteristics where the laptop is
being used?

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:rMdve.3901$Bx6.2771@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
have you had to change anything from factory default?.....and someone else
mentioned that it might be a problem of the "S" screen. This is the one he
has.....the WSXGA
--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:4Gave.186039$w15.15630@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
> screen. Images are perfect.
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> this
> problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> and
> get a regular size screen instead.
> --
> Cyndi
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 25, 2005 10:43:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Mine is 17". It's 1440x800. Not sure which Wxxxx that is

I didn't change anything.
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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Dell is sending out a new one next week. The only tweak he did was change
the one value in the registry and then change it back........have you
changed any of your setting from their "native" settings? And which wide
screen do you have? He has the 15.4, WSXGA.....for some reason, he said he
HAD to have the WSXGA, not the WXGA or WUGA

--
Cyndi
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Honestly, I suspect his 'tweaking' left a mess, as my widescreen is
> outstanding in both text and graphics.
>
> Might want to consider restoring. I think it is F12 at boot. Save his
> data
> first!!!
>
> Tom
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:yKdve.3898$Bx6.2767@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> He tried the tweak to the registry. It cleared up the graphics but left
> the
> text bad. When he tried to fix the text, he decided to get rid of the
> tweak. He scaled down to 96 dpi and scaled down from 1600 to 1200 on his
> resolution and the graphics are really nice, but he says the text looks
> "softened", but it's still better. He's just pissed that he cannot use
> something that he paid more money for at it's native resolution without
> having to downscale.
> --
> Cyndi
> "User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:5rOdnWrzb8kRvCDfRVn-vw@comcast.com...
> > I'm not real familiar with laptops let alone widescreen laptops, but
> > a couple of thoughts come to mind in terms of why IE display
> > quality might be less than what is produced by other apps.
> >
> > Is this IE only blurriness caused by motion, such as when he scrolls
> > the window? If so, in IE go Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
> > and find/uncheck the "use smooth scrolling" option and see if that
> > helps.
> >
> > Does this blurriness only apply to images/pictures, and does it only
> > apply to those which are loaded from remote [web]sites? If so, I'd
> > suspect a dialup accelerator is reducing image quality in order to
> > speed up downloads, and only IE is configured to use it. Adjust
> > the accelerator's image compression settings.
> >
> > Does IE display blurry pictures no matter where they are loaded
> > from? If so, what is the display DPI set to? Right click on desktop
> > and click on Properties, then the Settings tab, then the Advanced
> > button, and it is in the General tab. IIRC, when it is set to greater
> > than 96 and the UseHR registry value is set to 1, IE will scale things
> > up, thereby causing a reduction in image quality. UseHR, if it is set,
> > can be accessed via RegEdit (Start->Run, enter "RegEdit" and
> > click OK) and would be found under:
> >
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
> >
> > Don't muck about with RegEdit unless you know what you are doing.
> > If that is the issue he could live with it, set UseHR to 0 to turn off
> > IE
> > scaling of text & images, or run at 96 DPI and experiment with display
> > resolution etc to see if he can get things the way he likes.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with
> > graphics
> > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering
> > because as of tonite, Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who
> > just got his new laptop last wednesday. The graphics are
> > terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or desktop. They ran all sorts of
> > diagnostics, had him download the updated video driver (128
> > mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If this problem could
> > be
> > due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > and get a regular size screen instead.
> > --
> > Cyndi
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 5:42:20 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

No, he doesn't wear glasses. The lighting is not great over his desk and that's where he has it right now. Where he has the most problem with the graphics is on IE, and nowhere else. By scaling down the resolution and dpi, the graphics cleared up, the text is still good, cleartype is on but he says it looks "softened", not crisp like it was when it was working on native resolution. I'm just trying to figure out where they problem might be, from it being a widescreen instead of smaller screen, from the resolution of this screen being larger then it might have to be, things like that. I watched a DVD on it last night after being scaled down and it looks "all right", that's about all I can say about it. It looked grainy to me, a little fuzzy, but then again, I had to ask him how it looked because my eyes are a lot older than his <s>......but he did agree with me. At the native resolution, the DVD was fantastic, but then we get back to the same original problem.
--
Cyndi
"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:NDnve.40$5J6.12830@news.uswest.net...
> Cyndi,
>
> You are posting multiple queries on the same subject. It's difficult to
> stay on the topic and review all the replies to your posts when they are
> strung out like this. But, regarding your apparent problem with your Dell
> laptop and screen resolution, yes it is advised to remain with the native
> resolution of the laptop. I, too, have an Inspiron 9300 with the 17"
> widescreen, have made no changes other than dpi to 125% and the screen is
> awesome. I do have clear type enabled. Text is crisp, sharp and clear.
> Graphics are incredibly good! Movies on this thing are impressive for a 17"
> screen.
>
> A couple of things do come to mind. Does your son wear corrective lenses of
> any kind, glasses or contacts? What is his viewing distance from the
> screen? What are the ambient lighting characteristics where the laptop is
> being used?
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:rMdve.3901$Bx6.2771@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> have you had to change anything from factory default?.....and someone else
> mentioned that it might be a problem of the "S" screen. This is the one he
> has.....the WSXGA
> --
> Cyndi
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:4Gave.186039$w15.15630@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
> > screen. Images are perfect.
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with graphics
> > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of tonite,
> > Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> > last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> > desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the updated
> > video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> > this
> > problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > and
> > get a regular size screen instead.
> > --
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 5:42:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Cyndi,

Your problem is with the settings in Internet Explorer. I would place all
the settings for the laptop display back at their respective defaults and
then dig into the options for IE. All graphics and text in IE on my
Inspiron 9300 are perfect.

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:0Knve.4102$Bx6.992@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
No, he doesn't wear glasses. The lighting is not great over his desk and
that's where he has it right now. Where he has the most problem with the
graphics is on IE, and nowhere else. By scaling down the resolution and
dpi, the graphics cleared up, the text is still good, cleartype is on but he
says it looks "softened", not crisp like it was when it was working on
native resolution. I'm just trying to figure out where they problem might
be, from it being a widescreen instead of smaller screen, from the
resolution of this screen being larger then it might have to be, things like
that. I watched a DVD on it last night after being scaled down and it looks
"all right", that's about all I can say about it. It looked grainy to me, a
little fuzzy, but then again, I had to ask him how it looked because my eyes
are a lot older than his <s>......but he did agree with me. At the native
resolution, the DVD was fantastic, but then we get back to the same original
problem.
--
Cyndi
"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:NDnve.40$5J6.12830@news.uswest.net...
> Cyndi,
>
> You are posting multiple queries on the same subject. It's difficult to
> stay on the topic and review all the replies to your posts when they are
> strung out like this. But, regarding your apparent problem with your Dell
> laptop and screen resolution, yes it is advised to remain with the native
> resolution of the laptop. I, too, have an Inspiron 9300 with the 17"
> widescreen, have made no changes other than dpi to 125% and the screen is
> awesome. I do have clear type enabled. Text is crisp, sharp and clear.
> Graphics are incredibly good! Movies on this thing are impressive for a
> 17"
> screen.
>
> A couple of things do come to mind. Does your son wear corrective lenses
> of
> any kind, glasses or contacts? What is his viewing distance from the
> screen? What are the ambient lighting characteristics where the laptop is
> being used?
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:rMdve.3901$Bx6.2771@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> have you had to change anything from factory default?.....and someone else
> mentioned that it might be a problem of the "S" screen. This is the one
> he
> has.....the WSXGA
> --
> Cyndi
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:4Gave.186039$w15.15630@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
> > screen. Images are perfect.
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with
> > graphics
> > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of
> > tonite,
> > Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> > last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> > desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the
> > updated
> > video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> > this
> > problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > and
> > get a regular size screen instead.
> > --
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 5:42:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:0uove.45$5J6.13238@news.uswest.net...
> Cyndi,
>
> Your problem is with the settings in Internet Explorer. I would place all
> the settings for the laptop display back at their respective defaults and
> then dig into the options for IE. All graphics and text in IE on my
> Inspiron 9300 are perfect.

The problem is that bitmapped/raster graphics don't scale [up] very well.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 9:02:26 AM

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Can you explain that? I don't understand.
--
Cyndi
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:ANSdnaPr388ivCPfRVn-oA@comcast.com...
>
> "Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:0uove.45$5J6.13238@news.uswest.net...
> > Cyndi,
> >
> > Your problem is with the settings in Internet Explorer. I would place all
> > the settings for the laptop display back at their respective defaults and
> > then dig into the options for IE. All graphics and text in IE on my
> > Inspiron 9300 are perfect.
>
> The problem is that bitmapped/raster graphics don't scale [up] very well.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 9:02:27 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Pedantic moment, sorry. Given that turning UseHR off solved your
IE graphics problem, I'm inclined to think that the poor image quality
you spoke of was in fact due to IE image scaling. Like I said, I'm
not very familiar with notebooks, and I haven't actually seen just how
bad it looks on a small hi-res screen. But I've experimented and seen
what it looks like on CRTs and desktop LCDs and it ain't pretty. I've
tried it on several different systems and things are the same, and back
when I looked into it I didn't come across any tricks for coaxing IE
into using a higher quality scaling algorithm. Which makes me think it
is an inherent limitation. However, I did recently coming across this
"Dell Internet Explorer Scaling Utility":

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx...

I haven't tried it, and the description doesn't make a whole lotta sense,
but who knows... maybe it would prove usefull in some way.


"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:CFqve.4154$Bx6.2145@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
Can you explain that? I don't understand.

-snip-
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 9:03:45 AM

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Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to affect any changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who have the 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the people with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
--
Cyndi
"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:0uove.45$5J6.13238@news.uswest.net...
> Cyndi,
>
> Your problem is with the settings in Internet Explorer. I would place all
> the settings for the laptop display back at their respective defaults and
> then dig into the options for IE. All graphics and text in IE on my
> Inspiron 9300 are perfect.
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:0Knve.4102$Bx6.992@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> No, he doesn't wear glasses. The lighting is not great over his desk and
> that's where he has it right now. Where he has the most problem with the
> graphics is on IE, and nowhere else. By scaling down the resolution and
> dpi, the graphics cleared up, the text is still good, cleartype is on but he
> says it looks "softened", not crisp like it was when it was working on
> native resolution. I'm just trying to figure out where they problem might
> be, from it being a widescreen instead of smaller screen, from the
> resolution of this screen being larger then it might have to be, things like
> that. I watched a DVD on it last night after being scaled down and it looks
> "all right", that's about all I can say about it. It looked grainy to me, a
> little fuzzy, but then again, I had to ask him how it looked because my eyes
> are a lot older than his <s>......but he did agree with me. At the native
> resolution, the DVD was fantastic, but then we get back to the same original
> problem.
> --
> Cyndi
> "Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:NDnve.40$5J6.12830@news.uswest.net...
> > Cyndi,
> >
> > You are posting multiple queries on the same subject. It's difficult to
> > stay on the topic and review all the replies to your posts when they are
> > strung out like this. But, regarding your apparent problem with your Dell
> > laptop and screen resolution, yes it is advised to remain with the native
> > resolution of the laptop. I, too, have an Inspiron 9300 with the 17"
> > widescreen, have made no changes other than dpi to 125% and the screen is
> > awesome. I do have clear type enabled. Text is crisp, sharp and clear.
> > Graphics are incredibly good! Movies on this thing are impressive for a
> > 17"
> > screen.
> >
> > A couple of things do come to mind. Does your son wear corrective lenses
> > of
> > any kind, glasses or contacts? What is his viewing distance from the
> > screen? What are the ambient lighting characteristics where the laptop is
> > being used?
> >
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:rMdve.3901$Bx6.2771@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > have you had to change anything from factory default?.....and someone else
> > mentioned that it might be a problem of the "S" screen. This is the one
> > he
> > has.....the WSXGA
> > --
> > Cyndi
> > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> > news:4Gave.186039$w15.15630@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > > Oh, I forgot to mention. My laptop is an Inspiron 9300 with a 17" wide
> > > screen. Images are perfect.
> > > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > > news:sF4ve.1935$N22.225@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > > On a laptop, has anyone noticed if there are any differences with
> > > graphics
> > > on a widescreen vs a regular screen? Just wondering because as of
> > > tonite,
> > > Dell is shipping out a new laptop to my son, who just got his new laptop
> > > last wednesday. The graphics are terrible only in IE, not in Netscape or
> > > desktop. They ran all sorts of diagnostics, had him download the
> > > updated
> > > video driver (128 mb ATI Radeon 300?) and it's still blurry in IE. If
> > > this
> > > problem could be due to the widescreen, then he said he would break down
> > > and
> > > get a regular size screen instead.
> > > --
> > > Cyndi
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 9:03:46 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it would
eliminate the problem?
Monica
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to affect any
changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who have the
9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the people
with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 6:23:18 PM

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My son found that switching to Netscape solved the problem, so I think I can assume that switching to Firefox would do it too. He designs websites and does them compatible with IE, including his own, and I guess that's why he wants to stick with IE.

--
Cyndi
"Monica" <monicakm@cox-internet.com> wrote in message news:LXtve.29192$%Z2.15525@lakeread08...
> Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it would
> eliminate the problem?
> Monica
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to affect any
> changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who have the
> 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the people
> with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 6:23:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Then, as others have suggested, he needs to
play with the settings in IE with the display
set on the native resolution. Trying to fix an IE
problem with display changes is guaranteed to
not work.

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:qTyve.24$0V3.16@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
My son found that switching to Netscape solved the problem, so I think I
can assume that switching to Firefox would do it too. He designs
websites and does them compatible with IE, including his own, and I
guess that's why he wants to stick with IE.

--
Cyndi
"Monica" <monicakm@cox-internet.com> wrote in message
news:LXtve.29192$%Z2.15525@lakeread08...
> Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it
> would
> eliminate the problem?
> Monica
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to
> affect any
> changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who
> have the
> 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the
> people
> with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 6:23:33 PM

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Thanks, I'll check this out.

--
Cyndi
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:9qSdnRPI9_6o-CPfRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> Pedantic moment, sorry. Given that turning UseHR off solved your
> IE graphics problem, I'm inclined to think that the poor image quality
> you spoke of was in fact due to IE image scaling. Like I said, I'm
> not very familiar with notebooks, and I haven't actually seen just how
> bad it looks on a small hi-res screen. But I've experimented and seen
> what it looks like on CRTs and desktop LCDs and it ain't pretty. I've
> tried it on several different systems and things are the same, and back
> when I looked into it I didn't come across any tricks for coaxing IE
> into using a higher quality scaling algorithm. Which makes me think it
> is an inherent limitation. However, I did recently coming across this
> "Dell Internet Explorer Scaling Utility":
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx...
>
> I haven't tried it, and the description doesn't make a whole lotta sense,
> but who knows... maybe it would prove usefull in some way.
>
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:CFqve.4154$Bx6.2145@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> Can you explain that? I don't understand.
>
> -snip-
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 7:25:59 PM

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I never even knew that something like this could ever be needed. His problem in IE is with the graphics, tho, and not the text and this seems to be what the download suggests it is for.
--
Cyndi
"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:FTyve.25$0V3.20@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
Thanks, I'll check this out.

--
Cyndi
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:9qSdnRPI9_6o-CPfRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> Pedantic moment, sorry. Given that turning UseHR off solved your
> IE graphics problem, I'm inclined to think that the poor image quality
> you spoke of was in fact due to IE image scaling. Like I said, I'm
> not very familiar with notebooks, and I haven't actually seen just how
> bad it looks on a small hi-res screen. But I've experimented and seen
> what it looks like on CRTs and desktop LCDs and it ain't pretty. I've
> tried it on several different systems and things are the same, and back
> when I looked into it I didn't come across any tricks for coaxing IE
> into using a higher quality scaling algorithm. Which makes me think it
> is an inherent limitation. However, I did recently coming across this
> "Dell Internet Explorer Scaling Utility":
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx...
>
> I haven't tried it, and the description doesn't make a whole lotta sense,
> but who knows... maybe it would prove usefull in some way.
>
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:CFqve.4154$Bx6.2145@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> Can you explain that? I don't understand.
>
> -snip-
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 7:26:00 PM

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I took a quick look at it, and the only thing I noticed it doing
was manipulating the UseHR registry value. IOW, I think it
is just a helper application meant to eliminate the need to edit
the registry by hand.

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:bOzve.39$0V3.6@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
I never even knew that something like this could ever be needed. His problem in IE is with the graphics, tho, and not the text and
this seems to be what the download suggests it is for.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 7:43:44 PM

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Which settings are you referring to in IE?
--
Cyndi
"Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message news:bOWdnTWrJOINVSPfRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
> Then, as others have suggested, he needs to
> play with the settings in IE with the display
> set on the native resolution. Trying to fix an IE
> problem with display changes is guaranteed to
> not work.
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:qTyve.24$0V3.16@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> My son found that switching to Netscape solved the problem, so I think I
> can assume that switching to Firefox would do it too. He designs
> websites and does them compatible with IE, including his own, and I
> guess that's why he wants to stick with IE.
>
> --
> Cyndi
> "Monica" <monicakm@cox-internet.com> wrote in message
> news:LXtve.29192$%Z2.15525@lakeread08...
> > Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it
> > would
> > eliminate the problem?
> > Monica
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to
> > affect any
> > changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who
> > have the
> > 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the
> > people
> > with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 7:43:45 PM

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Why isn't your son asking these questions? As a web
site developer he should be worrying more about these
alleged problems not mom who answers suggestions with
questions.

"Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Q2Ave.43$0V3.22@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
Which settings are you referring to in IE?
--
Cyndi
"Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:bOWdnTWrJOINVSPfRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
> Then, as others have suggested, he needs to
> play with the settings in IE with the display
> set on the native resolution. Trying to fix an IE
> problem with display changes is guaranteed to
> not work.
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:qTyve.24$0V3.16@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> My son found that switching to Netscape solved the problem, so I think
> I
> can assume that switching to Firefox would do it too. He designs
> websites and does them compatible with IE, including his own, and I
> guess that's why he wants to stick with IE.
>
> --
> Cyndi
> "Monica" <monicakm@cox-internet.com> wrote in message
> news:LXtve.29192$%Z2.15525@lakeread08...
> > Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it
> > would
> > eliminate the problem?
> > Monica
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to
> > affect any
> > changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who
> > have the
> > 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the
> > people
> > with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 8:29:19 PM

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gee, I thought I would just help him. He's 18, going into college and I told him I would find out.
--
Cyndi
"Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message news:KIKdnUwLZOYtSyPfRVn-gg@adelphia.com...
> Why isn't your son asking these questions? As a web
> site developer he should be worrying more about these
> alleged problems not mom who answers suggestions with
> questions.
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:Q2Ave.43$0V3.22@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> Which settings are you referring to in IE?
> --
> Cyndi
> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:bOWdnTWrJOINVSPfRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
> > Then, as others have suggested, he needs to
> > play with the settings in IE with the display
> > set on the native resolution. Trying to fix an IE
> > problem with display changes is guaranteed to
> > not work.
> >
> > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:qTyve.24$0V3.16@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > My son found that switching to Netscape solved the problem, so I think
> > I
> > can assume that switching to Firefox would do it too. He designs
> > websites and does them compatible with IE, including his own, and I
> > guess that's why he wants to stick with IE.
> >
> > --
> > Cyndi
> > "Monica" <monicakm@cox-internet.com> wrote in message
> > news:LXtve.29192$%Z2.15525@lakeread08...
> > > Cyndi, I wonder if you switched to FireFox for your browser if it
> > > would
> > > eliminate the problem?
> > > Monica
> > > "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > > news:RGqve.4156$Bx6.3776@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > > Can you suggest what options? Nothing has been touched in IE to
> > > affect any
> > > changes.....and I've been noticing from all the posts that all who
> > > have the
> > > 9300 have no problems, yet when I go into the Dell forums, it's the
> > > people
> > > with the 6000 that are having these same problems.
> > >
> > >
> >
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 8:29:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

As some others have said, text will typically only look crisp in the
panels native resolution. If text is then too small on web pages,
changing the Windows dpi (ie, in Display Settings > Properties >
Advanced ) may help read the text but that then can cause other
problems such as text overflowing areas, weird wrapping, etc.

And, similarly, using higher or lower font sizes by using IE's View >
Text Size can also cause problems. So can using IE's Internet
Options > Accessibility > Ignore font sizes specified on web pages
which is otherwise nice because it overrides text that is too tiny but
unaffected by View > Text Size.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2005 10:21:48 PM

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In doing some more reading, it seems that Netscape may have installed web
excellerator. In theory, the web is faster, but with fuzzy images.

See if that is installed.

Tom
"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:KNednbR9Bsh4RiPfRVn-3Q@comcast.com...
>I took a quick look at it, and the only thing I noticed it doing
> was manipulating the UseHR registry value. IOW, I think it
> is just a helper application meant to eliminate the need to edit
> the registry by hand.
>
> "Cyndi" <noonehome@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:bOzve.39$0V3.6@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> I never even knew that something like this could ever be needed. His
> problem in IE is with the graphics, tho, and not the text and this seems
> to be what the download suggests it is for.
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 27, 2005 2:24:26 AM

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thanks.
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Cyndi
"Markeau" <please_reply@news.group> wrote in message news:TpWdnSWaR9ALiyLfRVn-jA@giganews.com...
> As some others have said, text will typically only look crisp in the
> panels native resolution. If text is then too small on web pages,
> changing the Windows dpi (ie, in Display Settings > Properties >
> Advanced ) may help read the text but that then can cause other
> problems such as text overflowing areas, weird wrapping, etc.
>
> And, similarly, using higher or lower font sizes by using IE's View >
> Text Size can also cause problems. So can using IE's Internet
> Options > Accessibility > Ignore font sizes specified on web pages
> which is otherwise nice because it overrides text that is too tiny but
> unaffected by View > Text Size.
>
!