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Vista made my icons & photos view oblong Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by niko7y, Apr 12, 2007.

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  1. niko7y

    niko7y Thread Starter

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    After I installed Vista Home Premium my photos and icons all appear stretched wider horzontally, photos make everyone appear short and fat. Tech support for my laptop company Averatec charges $60 for half hour of toll support they say can fix it but it seems to high a price for tech support. My Pixals are 1024 x 768 32bit

    Any tips of how I can adjust the video viewing or whatever it takes to make view normal as it it did when I had Windows XP in it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Welcome to the TSG forum.

    What's the pixel specs on your monitor ???
    What's your display driver screen resolution setting ???
     
  3. niko7y

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    My Pixals are 1024 x 768 32bit
     
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    You didn't say .. But I'm betting you have a wide screen monitor .. right ?
    If so ... Do you have a display setting of something like 1224 x 768 ??
     
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    My computer is a Averatec laptop model 2300 The specs on the monitor are
    12.1" WXGA Display Supporting up to 1280x800 Hi-def Resolution
     
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    Set your display driver setting to 1280 x 800.

    When the ratio of you driver matches the monitor, it will display correctly.

    Your 1280x800 monitor is a ratio of 1280/800 = 1.6 ...
    meaning the monitor is 60% wider than tall.
    your display driver is set to 1024/768 = 1.333.
    This will result in the display being 20% fatter than it should be.

    The driver setting you choose must match the monitors ratio of 1.6 ...
    then this perfect circle/square will display as such.
     

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    When I go to display settings / it only shows 1024 x 769 in the slider as the most I can move/ if I click on advanced settings then click list all modes it still only shows 1024 x 769 as the default and no higher modes to select. I just cannot find the 1280 x 800 anywhere ?

    Thanks so much for all your time in replying to me. Niko
     
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    Upgrading the drivers from Averatec website did the trick. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and adding to my own knowledge and experience.

    My wife thanks you too as I am nicer now, Niko
     
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    It's bad enough when your wife asks you if these clothes make her a** look fat, now we need to worry about monitors :)
     
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