Getting 640x480 resolution

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kevin Ar18, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Is there any way I set up my desktop to 640x480 resolution without switching to safe mode? Or at least if I have to switch to safe mode, is there a way I can set up the refresh rate while in safe mode?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you tried this>
    To Get All Monitor Resolutions

    Control Panel\Display\Settings (Tab)\Advanced (Button)\Adapter (Tab)\List All Modes (Button)\640 by 480 @ Refresh.
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Windows XP dosent do 640x480
     
  4. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks, that did it.
     
  5. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Is there any way I can keep this option there permanently without me having to go through that step each time?

    Maybe somewhere in the registry or a file with settings?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What a pain. Didn't realise you had to do it every time. :(
     
  7. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Well your suggestion is still very useful.

    But you know how it is.... I thought it might be nice to have it available all the time.

    Then again, a few more clicks is still infiitely better than having to go into safe mode. Thanks.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Nothing I post is my suggestion, just stuff I've found. And I mean nothing, just like sargent Shultz. :)
     
  9. PHiSHnz

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    can i ask why you would want 640 X 480?
    heh ;)
     
  10. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I want to work on my computer from about 8 feet away (at times) and switching to 640x480 resolution helps me see things better.