Optimum Windows display settings

  User-D741F308-D674-4279-90B19F89F559298B 19:21 30 Apr 2009

I replaced my graphics card the other day which all works fine but since then, all my windows (XP) and text within them are huge - not being Mr Magoo just yet what are the optimum display settings please OR how do I get it back the way it was ?

I currently have it at 1024x768 and 32 bit


  User-1229748 19:27 30 Apr 2009

right click the desktop-properties-settings-screen resolution or if that doesn't sort it click on view and change text size

Yes I know how to get to the settings page but what is the optimum setting that is usually set ?

I'll leave my confusion as to how swapping out a graphics card changes everything for another day!

  Stuartli 19:39 30 Apr 2009

From Desktop>right click>Properties>Appearance tab>ensure Font size is Normal from the drop down menu.

Thks as you were typing that I was doing just that - it IS currently set on normal (as opposed to large and very large) but still the words on me screen are twice the size they were and the windows they are in too.

  johnnyrocker 19:43 30 Apr 2009

is the pc by any chance in safe mode?


No its not - it happened since I swapped out the graphics card (like for like) - it looks now like its set for someone aged 112 !!

Driving me nuts

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:55 30 Apr 2009

There are no optimal settings as people will have different size monitors and everyone's eyes / preferences will be different.

Just play with the settings until they suit you.

  ^wave^ 19:59 30 Apr 2009

just a thought have you got the right drivers for the card

I believe so yes - as I said the card is a like for like but downloaded them anyway from ATI

  DieSse 21:33 30 Apr 2009

If you have a 17" or 19" TFT/LCD monitor, optimum setting is 1280x1024.

Your monitor specification will tell you what it's native mode is - that's the best one to use.

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