TFT Monitor Problem

  38kev 15:48 28 Nov 2006

A colleague has poor eyesight and has an old 17" Viewsonic TFT monitor with native resolution of 1024 x 768 as opposed to the more normal 1240 x 1040. Does anybody know where I might find another one or something similar?

Alternatively what resolution should I be looking for in a 19" monitor to achieve the same actual size on screen. The monitor is used with Sage MMS and the text on screen cannot be resized to accomodate those with poor eyesight as it could for instance with Word or Excel.

Within reason cost is not an issue


  Stuartli 15:54 28 Nov 2006

17in and 19in TFTs generally seem to have the same native resolution.

  Carpigiani 16:07 28 Nov 2006

Your display can be set to 1024 x 768 uder the Settings tab of Display Properties.

  anskyber 16:08 28 Nov 2006

Is he using IE7?

  38kev 20:15 28 Nov 2006

Thanks for your help Stuartli, Carpigiani and Anskyber.

Stuartli do I assume from the fact that the resolution is the same that in effect each element on the screen is larger, this of course is the answer to my problem if it is the case

Carpigiani I have tried that but unlike a CRT a TFT used at the 'wrong' resolution is very soft and fuzzy.

Anskyber IE V6 is on the machine but it is literally only used for Sage MMS, it is in use in an accounts dept


  Stuartli 20:39 28 Nov 2006

Just a thought - has your friend tried the Windows Magnifier facility from Start>Programs>Accessories>Accessibility?

  Stuartli 20:39 28 Nov 2006

Another possibility is the ClearType utility from Windows XP Power Tools.

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