What screen resolution?

  peg leg 19:53 04 Mar 2005

My computer has a 19" Viewsonic TFT monitor and an ATI Radeon 256MB PCI Express card.
When I first start my computer I get a warning that I should change my screen resolution to 1280 X 1024 when I checked the settings they are 1024 X 768.
On changing to 1280 X 1024 the wording is very small and on reverting back to 1024 X 768 everthing goes back to normal size,which everyone here prefers.
Am I doing something wrong or is there something I am failing to do properly?

  Andrew-C 19:59 04 Mar 2005

I expect that 1280x1024 is the resolution that the manufacturer recommends to allow the screen to perform to its best abilities - however this will reduce the size of windows and text etc. (as you're effectuvly looking at a bigger desktop on the same size screen so everything on the desktop will look smaller)

If you're happy with how it performs at 1024x768 then I'd stick with that

  peg leg 20:05 04 Mar 2005

Thanks Andrew,that's what I thought.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:10 04 Mar 2005

1280x1024 is your monitor's native resolution. The pixel size is set so that it matches that resolution and only at that setting will the monitor deliver it's best image quality. However that does not mean that you have to use that resolution but, if you don't, some things, especialy text, may not be displayed correctly.

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