XP workspace resolution problem

  jonnyboy68 11:08 29 Oct 07
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Hi, i have an XP Pro PC and im having problems with screen resolution. On 1080 x 780 its fine. If i up the resolution (make icons smaller) it just seems to make screen bigger an dyou have to scroll across the workspace to get to taskbar etc. The higher the resolution the larger the screen becomes, can anyone help?

  DieSse 14:47 29 Oct 07

I don't quite follow you.

Can you post any images to Image Shack please.

Or try explaining again.

  brundle 14:52 29 Oct 07

Either you've reached your monitor's resolution limit, (it can't make the pixels any smaller so it just stretches your window off the edge of the screen) or your chosen resolution is the wrong shape for your screen type, 1024x768 (4:3) is more common.

  jonnyboy68 14:53 29 Oct 07

When i try increasing display resolution, rather than reducing size of icons etc so creating larger workspace it seems to enlarge workspace which overruns the screen size.
The desktop becomes larger so it cant fit on screen and you have to scroll across screen in all directions to reach four corners.

Is that clearer?

Currently on 1024 x 760 trying to up to
1680 x 1050

  DieSse 14:58 29 Oct 07

What knid of monitor have you got please?

When you say "scroll across the screen" how are you doing that?

Is the desktop the correct size, but only windows that are too large for the screen?

I can't quite understand the concept of scrolling the desktop - it should just fit the screen - whilst windows can, of course be larger than the screen.

  jonnyboy68 15:06 29 Oct 07

Screen is a 17" TFT monitor DGM. When you move the mouse the workspace moves about the screen.

  Ex plorer 16:16 29 Oct 07

Hi I have a 17" monitor they may vary but mine will only go to 1280x1024 must admit its not a TFT, what are you trying to achieve are you wanting to change the size of the icons.

  DieSse 16:19 29 Oct 07

The standard resolution for a 17" monitor is 1280x1024. You don't say what model, so I can't be any more certain than that - the actual figure should be in the manual.

Try it at whatever the mfr says is the native (standard) resolution.

  Ex plorer 16:22 29 Oct 07

Hi found this for you for the 17" TFT monitor DGM
Monitor.

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Dot Pitch: 0.264 x 0.264 mm
Maximum Colors: 16.2M
Horizontal Frequency: 30-80KHz
Vertical Frequency: 50-75Hz
Brightness (cd/m2): 400cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Response time: 8ms
Audio Output: 2W x 2
Input Signal: TV, S-Video, PC in, Audio RCA x 2, Composite Video, VGA, Scart
Aspect Ratio: 4:3

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