Viewable Screen size

  EFC1878 10:32 13 Oct 2005

After taking advice I have purchased a new TFT monitor and am very happy with it.

The only snag I have found (to date) is that having changed the monitor display setting to the optimum setting required/advised of 1280x1024 as advised some websites only seem to appear in part of the screen i.e. do not fill the screen.

Is there anything I can or should do on such websites.

PS/ PC Advisor does fill the screen so I am left wondering if it is a setting on the webiste?

  Fellsider 10:53 13 Oct 2005

I have a 17" TFT and it is set to 1024 x 768.

Don't have any probs with picture size

  PA28 11:04 13 Oct 2005

Your resolution is correct for a 17" - I have a 19" which also operates at 1280x1024 but my last 17" was the same - and I have no trouble with PCA and others filling my screen. What happens when you press the fullscreen icon at top right, and what happens if you hit F11? I'm sure it is your browser's settings that are causing your problem.

  VoG II 11:04 13 Oct 2005

Do you mean like click here

If so it is down to the way the site is designed.

  MAJ 11:10 13 Oct 2005

Jeez, PA28, how did your eyesight stand it at that resolution on a 17", I'd be blind in about an hour. :-)

  freaky 11:14 13 Oct 2005

The correct resolution for a 17" TFT is 1280 X 1024. If your's is a 15" then the resolution would probably be lower - check your manual. Also check that you have set the the correct refresh rate - normally 60 hertz. Again check your manual.

If on the other hand yours is a 19", then the resolution would be set higher than the figure stated above.

  Stuartli 11:20 13 Oct 2005

If you use Firefox and/or Thunderbird, Ctrl + and Ctrl - will increase or decrease the text size as required.

  PA28 11:22 13 Oct 2005

I think you'll find that most 19" TFTs come in at the same native resolution as a 17". As you say, 15" models are 1024x768. I'm wondering if MAJ has something different as if you come away from the native resolution then image quality is bound to deteriorate.

  Stuartli 11:28 13 Oct 2005

Some info on TFT monitors:

click here


All 15" TFT-LCD monitors: Set the resolution to 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz, 70Hz or 75Hz.

All 17" TFT-LCD monitors: Set the resolution to 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz, 70Hz or 75Hz.

All 18.1" TFT-LCD monitors: Set the resolution to 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz, 70Hz or 75hz.

  MAJ 11:32 13 Oct 2005

Mine is a 17" TFT HP Pavilion, PA28, I have it set at 1024 x 768. I'm not sure what the recommended resolution is on this TFT, I have set it for comfortable viewing (for me anyway). The refresh rate is 60 Hertz. The display is crystal clear and sharp, I don't play computer games though, so maybe it isn't set correctly for those. Having said that, my eyesight is perfect, I have never worn glasses, but a high resolution of 1280 X 1024 would certainly have me straining aftr a while.

  EFC1878 11:33 13 Oct 2005

I should have said that I have a 17" TFT

VOG - Yes that is the sort of thing I was meaning.

PA28 - Tried that and no real difference other than the borders of the site expand but the content is still only a portion of the screen.

I guess the conclusion is that it is the way that the indivudal sites are set up.

Thanks for the help and cofirming that my sanity is in check

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