Posted 30 December 2005 - 02:51 AM
the 600x 800 is the only one where all the sites I visit fill the screen.
There are two separate situations here - one is related to your web browsing and the other to your desktop settings.
The monitor will have a "native resolution" which is the one it will work best at and is also the maximum resolution you can use. 1280x1024 is an excellent resolution for a 19" LCD. I'm using 1600x1200 on a CRT with "normal" sized icons and the icons and fonts are quite usable.
Many websites are optimised for 800x600 so when you view them with higher resolution they may for example only spread the text across half of the screen. Your browser window however should occupy the whole screen - if not click the 'Maximise' button. You can change the webpage font size to suit your preference by holding the 'Ctrl' key while moving the mouse wheel or pressing the '+' or '-' keys.
Did you install the drivers that came with your LCD screen? It probably won't make any difference but it's worth a try. Also try updating the drivers for your video card.
Have a look in Control Panel>Display>Settings>Advanced where there will be a whole bunch of display options (what they are depends on your video card software) one of which may be to put an icon in the system tray. This gives you a virtually one-click resolution change so you could, for example, set up windows for 1280x1024 and click back to 800x600 when you go online. You should not need to do that though.
Edited by Rimmer, 30 December 2005 - 02:52 AM.
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