what resolution do u use...?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by the_music_man, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    Hey i use 800x600 for my desktop and everything. but when i opened this program it required me to get higher one so i did 1024x768 and it made my task bar so small and stuff and i was like how can this be better. also when i opened up IE and looked @ cnet.com it looked retarted b/c it was half gray frame. so what rez do you use!? and if you use 1024x768 tell me if you have the same problem when viewing sites such as cnet and how can you read the font?!
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I use 1152x864 on a 17" Viewsonic. Some people even use resolutions as high as 1600x1200 on larger monitors. :D
    I can't stand 800x600 ... way too big and ugly for me.

    Usually 1024x768 or 1152x864 is ideal for 17" monitors. If you find the font too small, you can go to Display Properties, go to the Appearance tab, and select Large Fonts from the dropdown list (might not be available with all visual styles)

    The advantage of using higher resolutions is that you get more desktop space to work with.
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    1280X1024 for work and games on an IBM P97 (19" Flat Screen Trinitron). This is an awsome monitor by the way.:)
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    1280x1024 on a 17". I can't stand lower resolutions, everything just looks too big. cnet.com is half grey but that doesn't bother me. I prefer thr smaller text.
    By the way how big is your monitor prodj88?
     
  5. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    1112x1024 on my 15'' LCD ( ADi , i love it :) )
     
  6. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    I am using 1024x768 (on my 15" TFT) and 1024x1280 (on my 17" TFT rotated to upright square. Got the second display only a few weeks ago and wondering how I could live without it before). In 800x6oo everything looks too big and takes up too much space.

    In IE you can quickly adjust font size by pressing ctrl and scrolling the wheel of your mouse.
     
  7. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    i use 1024x786 on my 15" tft. and bout the font just use cleartype and the fonts will look bigger. me never wanna go backto 800x600 :p
     
  8. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Dual Monitors
    19" flat 1600x1200
    17" 1280x1024
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    1600x1200 or 1280x960 depending on what i'm doing and if i need the extra pixels :)
    I'm using a Hansol 710p (no longer in production)
     
  10. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i have a 17'' monitor and 800x600 only looks good for me
     
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I use a Samsung Syncmaster 170T DVI at 1240 x 1024.

    I love it, it's my baby, I want to buy another one ( but I can't, really expensive ) for photoshop/graphics software, need extra space.

    [​IMG]

    It's really nice for all sorts of things, I can't stand to work at anything less then 1280 x 960.
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    prodj88, set yer rez to 1024x768 and use large icons and set the DPI setting to either large or custom. See if it looks O.K. that way... experiment with yer settings.


    I use 1024x768 on a ViewSonic Graphics Series GS790.
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    SpeedY! You're back! :)
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Buying a new monitor tomorrow... pay day paid ;)
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    both my monitors I run @ 1280x1024 for regular usage...

    when playing games I always play @ 1600x1200... unless I want to clean up some jaggies... then I drop to 1280x1024 or 1024x768 and turn up the AA...
     
  16. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    :eek: :mad: :p
     
  17. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    19" @ 1600x1200
    15" @ 1280x1024

    Yummy =P
     
  18. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    19" @ 1600x1200.

    I could crank it up to 1920x1440, but talk about small on this monitor even.

    Melon
     
  19. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    wouldn't 1600x1200 be small like sh*t???? oh and another question. would puting my refresh rate @ 70hertz explode my monitor? b/c its like 8years old.
     
  20. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

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    LOL. If your monitor is any indication of how your system runs, should you really be boasting that line???