I have a 17" TFT and am trying to sort out the display. All the drivers and software are installed ok, but I'm getting a bit confused by the resolution. All of the software keeps 'optimising' the display to 1280x1024. the screens razor sharp at this resolution but all the text and icons are tiny. I want to be able to view at 1024x768, but everything goes blurry/pixelated. Is there any way to sort this so that i don't have to squint to view my screen for the rest of my life?
The reason the display wants to keep going to 1280x1024 is that ths is the *natve* resolution - where each pixel on the screen maps to each dot of resolution (ie there are actually 1280x1024 pixels manufactured into the screen.
Any other resolution is just a compromise - Chegs ®™ solution is probably the best.
Strangely, 19" monitors have the same native resolution as 17" monitors - which means that fonts and icons are naturally that much larger, and 19" is therefore a more satisfactory display all-round than 17".
Also - some monitors are better than ohers at coping with non-native resolutions.
Also try (if you've got XP) setting Clear-Type on - this can help too.