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Monitor Resolution Settings

Postby c327 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:00 pm

I have a new 19.5 inch widescreen monitor and the best resolution setting I can select from the menu on the PC so that the website fills the screen has the images kind of stretched. Is there a way of making a custom setting. The monitor has a recommended resolution setting but it is not one of the choices available.

I don't play games so I don't really need a large screen but the wide screen does come in handy when working on two documents or websites.
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Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

Postby rascard2007 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:27 am

Hi!

When U say stretched, do U mean more tall than wide?

normally it´s related to aspect ratio, widescreen uses 16:9 meanwhile the traditional aspect is 4:3. when U expand the 4:3 aspect to 16:9 U get a wider than taller image (people look fat) in te reverse way people look enlarged.

for a normal look U have to keep the aspect ratio, then U get either a black frame on both top and bottom of the screen (16:9 to 4:3) or the same black frame on both sides of the screen (going from 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio)

sometimes the problem is related to the resolution that the web site is optimized to, check that
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Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

Postby Karlsweldt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:40 am

There should be a user menu as part of the video driver program. Likely it has a choice of monitor aspect ratios.
Many sites use the 16:9 aspect, but many sites still retain the 'square' or 4:3 aspect.
Almost all monitors and TVs today are wide-screen design.
You sometimes have to accept the 'black curtains' on sides of the screen for some sites.
Better than scrolling sideways frequently to see the full image on a 'square' screen.
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Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

Postby evasive » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:08 am

make/model of the monitor? that way we can dig up the technical specifications. also, I hope you don't have onboard SiS video because generally they don't support widescreen resolutions.
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Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

Postby c327 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:44 am

evasive wrote:make/model of the monitor? that way we can dig up the technical specifications. also, I hope you don't have onboard SiS video because generally they don't support widescreen resolutions.


No have a dual DVI PCIE video card. It's a new Samsung 19.5 inch wide screen monitor with VGA & HDMI inputs. Have to get the model number and get back.
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