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Solved: Help with screen resolution

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Monkey23, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. Monkey23

    Monkey23 Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to increase the screen resolution on my laptop to make things "smaller" so I have better use of the screen. When I increase the screen resolution under the display properties it makes the desktop "larger" and expands it outside of my visible display. I can mouse around and it will 'move' to the edges but I want to be able to see the whole screen. I have never had this happen on any computer before and I'm not sure how to change it to 'compress' the desktop at higher resolution to fit within the visible area and just make things smaller. :confused:
     
  2. jdean

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    With an LCD flat panel display, the display has a "fixed" resolution. If you try any other resolution, the image will either appear too small or too big (as in your case). Your graphics card control panel might support scaling, which would allow you to do what you want, but the quality of the image drops.
     
  3. Monkey23

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    ok. Thanks for the info. Guess I just need to buy a laptop with a bigger screen! lol
     
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