window xp sizing

  Brian-318590 15:53 25 Aug 2005

hi just got a new monitor benq fp71v+ lcd and having problems sizing my screen i used to run 800x 600 now its 1280x1024 as the monitor advises to run at this size i can increase the messege box window title etc though properties advanced dpi 150% and appearence but not the menu inside the box ie the task bar menu its like its the windows defalt size text .how can i set a default windows text size,or can i download a theme to cover the resoloution

  DieSse 16:20 25 Aug 2005

Congratulations - you just discovered a basic flaw in the way TFT monitors work - vis-a-vis how Windows handles display screens, :-((

I suggest you actually try it at 800x600 that you are used to. Some monitors are not too bad at handling non-native resolutions (some are pretty awful).

Set up the display properties for Clear Type and see how it goes.

I've read that the next version of Windows (Vista) will solve this problem by uncoupling resolution from dislay size.

  Brian-318590 16:33 25 Aug 2005

is there no way to go into the reg and change the text size

  johnnyrocker 16:40 25 Aug 2005

if you have a wheel mouse you could try holding down control and scroll with wheel, alternatively tools i/net options/accessability and put a tick in ignore font sizes on certain webpages.


  Brian-318590 17:43 25 Aug 2005

ok i,ve made it 1024x728 all seems not to bad but some web pages open 3/4 size can i set the resoloution to 800/600 for internet explorer

  VoG II 18:29 25 Aug 2005

Drag the sides of the IE window to fill the screen.

Close using File | Close.

The next time it should open full size.

  Brian-318590 18:35 25 Aug 2005

no thats not what i,m meaning the page is full size its the web sites page size thats not filling the desktops page if that makes sense i was thinking i could get explorer to open at 800x 600 resolution instead of my desktop 1024x728

  VoG II 18:38 25 Aug 2005

You mean like click here ?

That's because the page is designed for 800x600 and there isn't anything you can do to change it as far as I am aware.

  Brian-318590 18:47 25 Aug 2005

yeah thats like it. thanks i,ll leave it then

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