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Program for adjusting screen resolution

Q: Program for adjusting screen resolution

Hey guys,
I've been looking for a program to adjust my screen resolution. I'm connecting my computer to a TV, unfortunately either my graphics card or the TV suck. I used to have a program with which I was able to set my custom screen resolution. Does anyone know of such a program?

Thanks in advance!

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A: Program for adjusting screen resolution

try this one


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How can I change my default resolution on my monitor so it doesn't everyday

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Until recently, I was always able to adjust my monitor's screen resolution. Now whenever I try to adjust it to 2048 by 1536 pixels (the most resolution), I get an error message that says:


HF: 95.4 kHz
VF: 60.0 Hz


HF: 30-70 kHz
VF: 50-160 Hz

What does all this mean? Why can't I do something simple like set my screen resolution?

Help would be appreciated... thanks.

A:Adjusting screen resolution

That's a pretty high resolution. Sometimes resolutions are listed that a monitor doesn't support. Where you able to set it there before?

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Hey Friends,
I have Samsung Sync 15000:1 19' inch LCD Monitor with Native Resolution of 1600x900 & Windows 7 is installed in my PC.
Last time i was playing GTA & Suddenly PC Switched off Automatically due to Power cut.
After that i started PC & saw that 1600x900 Resolution is going out of screen.... & i cant even Adjust it through Monitor Buttons!!!
I Tried System Restore but even that didnt Helped
I changed Graphic Card of NVidea 9400GT to GeForce 7025 & yet 1600x900 is going out of screen
& now only 1280x1024 Resolution can be adjusted to see everything Properly........ But its not as sharp as 1600x900 was
i want that back!!! Can anyone tell me Solution?????
Even Re Installing Graphic Drivers Didn't Help me!!

A:Problem in Adjusting Screen Resolution

Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor installed?

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So I bought a new netbook for work travel recently and loaded a program that I need to use. Program runs fine and all, however the prescribed screen resolution for the program is 1024x768 and the netbook (with Windows 7 HE and an Intel GMA 3150) doesn't seem to want to go past 1024x600. Does anyone perhaps have a thought or a way to get 7 to display more here? I don't mind if I even just need to scroll around to get to all the material, but right now its just cutting off part of the program making it impossible to work on some of it.

A:Adjusting Netbook Screen Resolution

Hi Orion3,

While your 1024x768 program is a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024x600 is a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) as many netbooks have. I'm pretty sure that if 600 is the maximum pixel height it can display but you still need to match the 4:3 aspect ratio program, then you'll have to go down to 800x600 rather than up. Try that and let me know how it works.


Windows Outreach Team

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AOC 2353 monitor, on windows 7 has a recommended resolution of 1920 by 1080

when it is set here I notice even the desktop boots up quick and efficient. opposed to when it is set at 1600 by 900. which is best on the eyes.

problem with 1920 by 1080 is that the folders and print are far too minute to see.

this is with Intel onboard video, from the processor.

is there a way to expand the text and folders? browsers can be zoomed

would having a video card help?

A:adjusting screen resolution - AOC monitor

If you go into the advanced display settings, you can increase the size of items and fonts and can "bold" the text.
I've got bad eyes, so I do this every time I set up one of my computers after I install the Windows operating system.

The native resolution for my 27" monitors is 1920 X 1080.
This is an example of what my desktop looks like after changing the display settings.
As you can see, the icons and text are noticeably larger and bolder than they would be from using the default settings.
(click image to enlarge and view it)


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Hi everyone!
I have a problem when i start using Win7 and adjust my screen resolution...
when i adjust the resolution to 1206x682 or higher, the whole windows become larger and eventually become larger than my screen. So i can see only part of my taskbar. However, this will not happen when i use XP.
Is this normal?
At this time i can't use any video editing software as they require 1024x768 or higher resolution, what should i do?
Sorry for my poor English. I am still an English learner.

when i set to a higher resolution in XP, the icons are smaller and the size of the windows doesnt change. But when i do this in 7, the size of icons doesnt change but the whole windows become larger.
In 1820x720: (im using a Chinese Win7)

but in 1206x682:

A:Problem when adjusting screen resolution

Hi Son, welcome to the forums Hereis a link to the drivers for you're video card NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL if you post a little more info on you're system we may be able to help you further

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i have laptop hp 15-ay191nia with 620 HD card & radeon r7 m440, i need to adjust the screen resolution to 1280x1024 but only the resolutions allowed is 1366x768 max. how can i do it please???also how can i adjust it to 1920x1080 please?

A:resolution adjusting proplem in 15-ay191nia

Hi, The screen of your machine supports 1366 x 768 max as shown:     39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)    Source: http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05363483 Number of dots is the number of dots, you can't pump it over its suppoted resolution. Regards.  

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Hi! something's really wrong with my Display Settings. In adjusting the Resolution, you can only adjust to 600x800 to 1024x768 pixels. I'm getting pissed trying everything. I think the default monitor should be turned off..

A:Please help me with adjusting the resolution for Windows Vista Basic Acer laptop

Please HELP ME

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I have been reading through the search results for 'Screen Resolution' but I can't seem to find a answer for my problem.

I have been running several pieces of software in the 600x800 resolution for the last few months, I have now purchased an unwanted touchscreen which workes really well but likes a higher screen resolution, this has not been a problem and is running in 1280x1024.

However one of my programs is an EPOS System (Sales Stream, by JSA) this program works best in 600x800 and is difficault to use in a resolution any higher than this due to the touchscreen functions.

As this is the only program I have that does not automatically change the Screen Resolution and I don't want to lower the screen resolution permantly, I was wondering if there was a way of getting the software to change it by itself and return it once I exit the program.

I have tried to run it as 640x480 under the compatability tab this works but makes the software so big it does not fit the screen and is unusable.

Any help would be greatful, as I am fine in building PC but not very good when it comes to programming them, all my machine builds are built and OS installed and sold blank for customer own personalisation.

A:Screen Resolution for EPOS Program

Check this thread http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/2947.html

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My husband says he "accidently" uninstalled that program that automatically sets the screen resolution. It appeared in the taskbar as a little box with a number in it. I don't remember the name of the program and I've set the resolution manually however-now when I scroll through windows it stalls and doesn't roll smooth like it used to. please help me find that program again so that I can reinstall it. It would make my computer life soooo much nicer. Thanks.

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Hi, I got a new headset (Microsoft's lx-3000), but when I play a game in full screen and I try adjusting sound volume with the +/- buttons on my headset it minimize the game, full screen program or even youtube video in full screen mode.

When it minimizes, it shows a sound bar in the middle of my screen.

So now I just avoid the +/- on my headset, but when I accidently press it while playing a video or game and it minimizes , it really gets on my nerves.

Can anybody help me please?

Thank you :-)

A:Program is minimizing when adjusting sound

i saw that happening on my childrens mothers HP laptop, do you have an HP lappy?

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I have had my laptop for nearly half a year now and I just recently found an HDMI cable in an old junk box that can be connected from my widescreen Samsung DLP to my Laptop. The problem is that when I set my TV to be the main display the task bar does not fit on screen and I can barely see it. Another problem is when I play my games or watch videos they also appear to be bigger then what my screen is. I cant even see the exit or minus button when I make my windows/browsers in full screen. I have tried changing the screen resolution, but that doesn't work either. I then thought it might be my TV but it does not give my the option to change its aspect ratio.

I there solution to my little problem? Like a download or a program that is naturally in the computer that can adjust the aspect ratio (not resolution) manually for extended displays? And the resolution is on its recommended settings by the way.

A:I need help with adjusting my screen.

What is the graphics card on your laptop? Both AMD and nVidia cards have overscan options in their software which should give you the capability to adjust your display size manually until it fits. Also check that you're outputting the correct resolution for your TV.

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well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.

Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.

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Hi! My Lenovo Yoga 710 14-IKB is now stuck on medium brightness and I canīt change it. I have tried to disable and enable generic PhP drivers and rebooting. Brightness adjusting was working fine 3 hours ago but now when I booted up my laptop, it wasnīt working.

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I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number

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Hello! I have been having trouble with the brighntess not adjusting on my Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB.I initially tried all the methods suggested on the lenovo support website with no luck.I then went to best buy (which is where i purchased the computer) and was told there was nothing they could do because it was a hardware issue since i had already tried everything on the support site. The gentleman kindly gave me the lenovo customer service number and so i called the next day.The first call went smoothly, the gentleman updated my driver and the brightness worked. Unfortunately that only lasted 2 days so i gave lenovo another call. The second gentleman kindly uninstalled and reinstalled my driver (as stated in the support website, which i had already done) and so the brightness worked.. AGAIN for only 2 days.i proceed to call a third time, but this time the customer service representative, rudely raised her voice at me over the phone. She wanted to access my computer to update my drivers AGAIN and i mentioned i had previously called twice and on both occassions they did the exact same thing with she wanted to do. She then gave me a very smart-mouthed answer basically telling me to ship in my computer so that they can fix it. i kindly asked if i would be able to ship it at a later date because i needed it for school. She then rudely answered me that i  then needed to call back when i was ready to ship my computer and ended my call. I was very displeased with the way ... Read more

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I installed 8 on my wife's laptop, she plays several games through FB, She has to lower the screen size to 75% to play Words w Friends. There is no place to do this when FB has been pinned to the Start. Any suggestions.

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light

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I am having trouble adjusting the screen display. For example, on this screen where it says Home Podcast or Forum Rules, the lines are squeezed together so the lines overlap each other. Can someone help me adjust the screen display so I get a more realistic image? It is an adjustment issue but I do not know what to adjust or how to adjust the image.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Here are the screen image details and monitor info's.

General Information :
Product ID : ACR024E
Model : V213HL
Serial Number : LSJ0D0018513
Manufacture : Week 5of2012
Video Input Type : Analogic
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 48 cm / 29 cm
Monitor Size : 22.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Gamma Factor : 2.2
DPMS Active-Off : No
DPMS Suspend : Yes
DPMS Standby : Yes
EDID Version : 1.3

Features :
Maximum Resolution : 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal frame rate : 31 - 83 kHz
Vertical frame rate : 56 - 76 Hz
Bandwidth : 170 MHz

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I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away

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I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.

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I'm unable to adjust the screen brightness on my Yoga 920.  It's stuck.  The F11 and F12 keys do nothing. I have updated the BIOS.  I have reinstalled the driver.  When I do so, it fixes the problem ... until the next time the laptop goes to sleep or shuts down.  Then, when it comes back on, the brightness is stuck at wherever it was before. If I then reinstall the driver *again*, it fixes the problem ... until the next sleep/shutdown, when the problem reappears. A Lenovo support agent told me the only thing to do is a hard reset on the machine, restoring it to factory condition.  Obviously I'd rather not deal with that hassle if there's a less destructive way to fix the problem. Ideas?  Suggestions? 

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After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:V570 - screen still bright after adjusting the bar...

I've updated your post with the V570 model number based on your prior forum postings.  I assume that the V570 is the model you are referring to in this post?
As for your issue I have one suggestion.... have you tried disabling the Adaptive Brightness setting in Windows if available?  Here is a link that explains how.....

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On 31st Jan 2019 the screen driver was automatically updated. Since then, i can no longer adjust the screen brightness. Any suggestions? 

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My eyes are getting pretty old but I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am having trouble seeing the small fonts on my mail, facebook etc. When I go to make it bigger by right clicking on my desktop, selecting personalize, display settings... but every setting I use distorts the picture. What is a good setting for people who need a little bit bigger writing? Or is there a better way?

A:Adjusting screen setting for poor eyes

Hey, welcome, try this. press control key and press the plus key til you see the size you want, when done, press control key and the 0 key to put back at your original setting . Post back if this works for you.

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my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen brightness after i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1, i ve tried the update driver option to basic display adapter, it didnt work. i ve also tried changing monitor from non-PnP to PnP monitor, yet it didnt work, please i need help to correct this issue, cos my screen brightness just remained at highest, it will not be adjusted and this drains my battery faster than ever before. i will be grateful for any help i'ld get.

A:my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen bri...

Have you installed Acer Quick Access?http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/Quick%20Access/Quick%20Access_Acer_2.00.3006_W10...

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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.

What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.

I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.

Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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Dear people i am in trouble!

I just installed windows XP Professional on my compaq p.c, However when i went into right click Properties and went into screen adjusting it crashed and came up on my computer screen no signal! and as i try and restart it its fine then before i come onto my desktop it goes black and says no signal!!
I dont know what the problem is or what to do?, can anyone help?

A:XP Professional Crashed after adjusting screen settings in property

Press and release F8 continually as soon as you power up the PC, this will get you to a menu, select 'Enable VGA mode' and press Enter.

Once at the desktop change the Display settings back to ones that worked before then reboot normally and you should be ok.

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Hello guys, I am not seeing the 'screen brightness' adjustment on this pc though? Normally it would be at the bottom of the Power Plan window. Pressing the FN key and using the up and down arrows or f4 or f5 keys doesn't do it either, help?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Adjusting screen brightness?

mikehende,Reinstall the video card drivers. You may also want to install the chipset drivers first, reboot the machine and then reinstall the video card drivers.

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Hi. I'm new here and this is my first post. I looked around a little and found one other thread with a similar question, but the question wasn't really answered. I can't find anything on the net that doesn't confuse me so bad it makes my head hurt, so I thought I'd try asking here. Thanks in advance for any answers I get.

I will try and be as thorough as possible, although the resulting question will be simple. I'll start out with why I am asking the question to begin with.

So I am trying to play a game I used to play nearly ten years ago. It's a free online game called Continuum/Subspace and there are user created "zones" or variations of the game within the game (if that makes sense). I play in a zone called Trench Wars. It's a top down game, meaning you are looking down at your ship as if from above and the screen scrolls as you move to reveal more of the area (map) you are playing in. You are in a spaceship of your choice with varying weapons for each ship. The game requires aiming at your enemies before firing at them and anticipating their moves.

Well I noticed that playing at a higher resolution allows you to see more of your immediate area and expands your view of the map. It works just like your desktop in essence. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons, but the more space you have. In the game, the higher the resolution, the smaller the ships are, but you can see more space around you. Obviously, this would give an advantage to anyone playing ... Read more

A:Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

Simple answer is: you can not go over the native resolution of LCD panel because its physical thing for each pixel lcd panel has a cell you can not have more pixels than there is physical pixels in that panel.

smaller than native resolutions achieved by grouping more than one cell to form pixel thats why non native resolution on lcd sometimes gets blurry or edgy

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An associate of mine bought a
Dell Optiplex 320 computer used
has Win XP installed and little else.

The Antivirus installed is: Secure Resolutions Desktop virus protection
Which runs the executable srlogon.exe
Anyone know anything about this AV program - is it any good?
This is the first time I have heard of it.
Have done a Google search, did not come up with much information about it.

Info here:

Not much there - the posters there makes it sound questionable - but very little info - at this point I am thinking perhaps not too great - I don't want to make too quick on an opinion.
Appreciate your input.

Was not sure where to post - hope this is the correct place.
Thank You,


A:Anyone know of this AV Program - Secure Resolution

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Ok I have a friend with a Sony Notebook TRA2-A note book the real small one. Anyway, we finished loading some software on the notebook, then when we launched the software it wouldn't fit on the screen of the notebook. Really odd, we tried to get it to resize but the program is a fixed window, then we tried to make the resolution change and still it was stuck with larger than the window resolution. So, now I want to know how in the world do I get this program to resize with the resolution of the screen so that it will fit properly. The software in question is a proprietary piece of software that is used to launch an automatic satellite system for remote locations for Internet. They are using XP is there anyway I can force this program to adhere to the desktop resolutions?


A:Program refuses to re-size with resolution??

Windowed programs decides their own Window size.
There is a tool called The Customiser that can resize application windows programmatically and do other neat stuff.
You can download it from here.
It's a demo program but fully functional.

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My default resolution is 1920x1260 but I have one program that runs best at 1260x1028. How can I set it up so the resolution changes when I run that program then changes back when it ends?

A:How can I change the resolution for a specific program?

I don't think you can do that. You can select the program.exe file, go to the Properties / Compatibility tab and select "Disable DPI scaling on high dpi settings". You can also select "Run in 640x480 screen resolution" but that will be too large.

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Hi guys,

I'm totally new to Windows 7 (64bit) after using WinXP for a long time. I just got a new Dell XPS 15 laptop with a 1080p screen and it looks great, except that I have an issue where some programs don't seem to be displaying in the same resolution as the desktop. I can't find any advice out there about this issue either, though perhaps that's because I'm struggling to put the issue into words succinctly.

For example, iTunes looks ""blurry" compared with other programs (explorer, WMC, etc) - http://i55.tinypic.com/2mh8nfc.png

It happens with other programs, such as Google Chrome http://i55.tinypic.com/2pob9zk.jpg

It looks to me that the container is displaying in the correct resolution, but the content isn't. I have updated all of my drivers and installed all Windows updates but this hasn't fixed the problem. I'm running at native res 1920 x 1080.

Has anyone else come across this issue? Any help or a gentle nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.


A:Individual program resolution issue

Quote: Originally Posted by trudog

Hi guys,

I'm totally new to Windows 7 (64bit) after using WinXP for a long time. I just got a new Dell XPS 15 laptop with a 1080p screen and it looks great, except that I have an issue where some programs don't seem to be displaying in the same resolution as the desktop. I can't find any advice out there about this issue either, though perhaps that's because I'm struggling to put the issue into words succinctly.

For example, iTunes looks ""blurry" compared with other programs (explorer, WMC, etc) - http://i55.tinypic.com/2mh8nfc.png

It happens with other programs, such as Google Chrome http://i55.tinypic.com/2pob9zk.jpg

It looks to me that the container is displaying in the correct resolution, but the content isn't. I have updated all of my drivers and installed all Windows updates but this hasn't fixed the problem. I'm running at native res 1920 x 1080.

Has anyone else come across this issue? Any help or a gentle nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Matt and welcome to SF

Did you upgrade from XP to win 7?

Have you added or removed any fonts to the system?

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My PC crashes whenever I try to play certain games that load in full-screen (although I'm not sure the program is necessarily related to the full-screen display). Right now the particular game I'm having a problem with is Silent Hill 2, but I've also had it with games like Interstate 76, which is much older than my computer. Full-screen DOES work with the original Command & Conquer, though.

What happens is that I get some sort of error, which I could choose to ignore or close the program. Ignoring it does nothing, and when I close the computer freezes. The resolution jumps down to 640x480 and the color fades slightly. When I reboot, it's still in that resolution so I have to change it back to my preferred 1076x768.

I thought I might just try to disable the Full-screen, but I don't know how to do that before the program even loads.

I just downloaded the latest version of DirectX -- still doesn't work.

I figured it could be a problem with the graphics card or the drivers, but I can't get the exact specs on that because when I do the "Run -> dxdiag" the computer crashes in the same way! I don't know what to do.

The specs that I do know are:
- Windows 98 second edition operating system
- 160 MB RAM
- Intel Celeran Processor
- eTower 466ix

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:PC freezes upon program start, resolution shrinks

Okay, I figured out that I have an ATI Rage Pro display adaptor, and I downloaded the latest driver. The game still doesn't work, although the computer doesn't crash when I try to load it.

It starts, the screen goes black for a little while, and then I keep getting the message, "There was a crash last time. Using safe graphics option." I click OK and it just shuts off, though, back to the desktop as if nothing happened.

I'm thinking maybe I have to reinstall the game.
EDIT: Didn't work.

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I uninstalled myVapors software and now my fonts are messed up and it appears as if the resolution in certain windows is off as well.

I have attached examples.

I've tried resetting fonts in control panel>fonts. I tried setting my theme back to default windows aero. I tried changing monitor resolution. sfc /scannow found and fixed corrupt files but had no affect on my issue. I deleted font cache with ccleaner to no avail. I reinstalled myVapors and nothing changed. I'm running out of ideas.

Any thoughts?

A:Uninstalled a program and now font and some resolution are messed up.

Did you try running a restore point? Most likely the uninstall messed up some registry entries.

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Hi,I need help with a program I need to use in class called Cell Designer (v4.4).  Everything works just fine except the resolution of the window. It's unusable without a magnifying class. I've tried to change the resolution of my screen but it doesn't seems to help. What can I do about it ? I don't have this problem with any other program I use.

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This problem started happening about a week ago and I've never had a problem like this before. The problem is that often (but not always) when I start a game, it goes into full screen and it will usually change the resolution like mosts games do, except when I either exit the game normally, or alt+tab out of it, the resolution does not change back to normal. I have my desktop resolution set at 1024x768 normally. This seems to hold true for almost all my games. Even the windows screensaver causes the same problem if it changes the resolution.

After this happens, if I go into display properties and try to change any settings whether it is resolutuon, color depth, or even the refresh rate. I get an error that says it can't be done and I probably don't have administrative rights. The only way to fix it is to reboot the computer.

My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420. Around when the probelms started I updated the drivers to some beta drivers from the Nvidia site. I assumed those might be the cause so I downgraded to the latest official foreceware drivers which I had installed before. The only other things I can think of that I have installed before the problem occoured was the new Microsoft Anti-spyware but I doubt that would have caused it.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem? I am out of ideas...

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Hello there!
I like to record videos for World of Warcraft Events and turning them into some nice basic videos for the attendees to watch. I use Fraps to record and Windows Movie Maker to edit (I know, shame on me).

Recently, black brackets has started to appear on the sides of my recordings, when I put them into Movie Maker, this sadly ruins the recordings for me, due to some of the effects I put on them.
I recently changed from my Laptop screen to a monitor (Medion - MD 30159) 16 units wide and 9 units tall. Very old monitor.
I have tried downloading different movie editing programs, and another recording program and nothing has removed the brackets. According to an online guide I found, then I should be able to remove them by clicking from standard to wide, in the Windows Movie Maker program, but this only moved the brackets from the top and bottom of the screen, to the sides.
Could the problem for this be that my old monitor's proportions does not fit with the recording/editing programs?
Would it help me if I got a new monitor with other proportions?
Is there any possible way that I can remove the brackets of my current recordings? As I would hate to loose them (In another editing program? Settings in windows? Anything!)
- I use Windows 10 on a Lenovo Notebook (I think)

Thank you for taking your time to read this.

A:Problems with recording resolution for video editing program

Depending on the software used, it will either record using the desktop resolution or give you the option to choose your own resolution. If you are getting black bars, you are not recording the desktop resolution.

For best results and clarity, you should be using the screens native resolution in Windows and your games. In this case, that appears to be 1440 x 900.

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I just bought a new dell xps 15 which is really awesome by the way but the qhd resolution makes certain programs unusable. It's 3200x1800. So for instance I play online poker and when I downloaded a poker program the game client came up like 4 inches wide on the screen so the text is unreadable. I thought I would just have to use a smaller resolution like 1080p but the size of the game client didn't change when I changed the resolution. Resizing the client windows doesn't resize the text so what are my options?
Thanks guys

Oh Im using windows 8.1 to be clear

A:3200x1800 resolution making program text unreadable

Hi there.

Right mouse click on screen.

Go to PERSONALIZE==>DISPLAY==> then choose what you want to make larger .

Desktop Icons can be made larger anyway by using the SCROLL wheel on the mouse and holding down the CTRL key. Do this from your desktop.

(However some Apps using the .NET type of programming interface will have fixed "Box" size things and either can't be changed or will start to show weird effects as you increase text sizes).

Even from this Forum as you increase the text size you get some weird effects - for instance the Upload image dialog starts to look a "Little Wonky"

Screenshot enc

Another application like that is the EXCELLENT photoshop -- the menu text though is virtually UNREADABLE however the drop down items are OK and this is only on a 22 inch monitor running at 1080p.

Screenshot enc as well.
(Some online gaming is designed to be played on tablets or phones so you might be stuck with that size screen for your poker app. The developers these days seem to program their stuff based on a fixed number of pixels etc rather than realize there's a HUGE range of different size and resolution devices out there now. The Metro type stuff doesn't help either -- If there is a "Computer God" out there could he please BANISH all FIXED size screen programming and let the users monitors / devices choose the resolution the application runs on and adjust text sizes and window boxes accordingly).


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I bought my Yoga 910 with 4K resolution, Windows 10 and 16 GB/550 GB configuration in February 2017. I am facing following issues since last few days:  Screen resoltion is faded and appears like old days 800 pixels resolution rather than 4K, eventhough settings are all OK.Screen fonts appears to be fading...Screen acts like a "see through" occasionally...Meaning you can see an open app (like e-mail) and it surfaces on the screen.Contacted Lenovo support and guy was completely clueless. He loaded "Hardware" check utility from Lenovo on my machine and had asked me to run and he will call you back to me in two hours! He never called. In the meantime hardware check did not detect any issues! Any suggestions???  

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I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!


A:[SOLVED] 1920x1080 screen resolution on a 15.6" Laptop Screen

1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.

If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.

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What is a good freeware or shareware program that will convert the images on a small video clip shuch as YouTube into a larger, higher resolution image.


A:What's a good program to convert video clips to higher resolution

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