Screen Madness

  Fr0stY 18:03 17 Jan 2003
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  Fr0stY 18:03 17 Jan 2003

I am using a Dell Latitude (think i spelt it right) laptop i got for Xmas, now i have a little problem, when i increase my screen resalution past 1024x768 instead of making my icons smaller it makes me have to scroll across the screen to get at things, it is very hard to explain but if you have had the same problem then you will know what i mean. I am using Windows 2000 and this is cuasing a real problem becuase i need a higher resulution.

Thanx Fr0stY

  papa lazarous 19:21 17 Jan 2003

Laptops use TFT screen which have a 'native' resolution, in your case 1024x768. This is a fixed amount of pixels on the screen. If you set your desktop to this it looks fine. Any smaller and it can get fuzzy and blocky. Any larger and it physically cannot display any more pixels than it was designed to so the only option is to create a 'virtual desktop' by allowing you to scroll around. The only solution is stick to 1024x768!

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