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Can't handle my laptop's resolution, help please.


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#1 TomMcPadden

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:21 AM

Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. I apologize if I'm posting this is the wrong section but this seems like the most appropriate place.

 

I recently bought a laptop with a 1920x1080 resolution and 15" screen. Now using it, such a high resolution on a small screen seems redundant because I have to increase the size of everything, which oftens make it blurry. But some software (like photoshop, spotify, etc) override this setting and remain tiny, so it becomes a clash of large blurry text/images with tiny text/images.

 

Anyway, my question is: How do I handle a laptop with such a small screen and such a high resolution? Increasing the resolution or increasing the system text/app sizes often makes them blurry, especially web pages. But keeping the default resolution is way too small.

 

Thank you.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:27 AM

Instead of increasing the size of everything using 1920 X 1080 what happens if you change your resolution to 1366 X 768? Is this resolution available?

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-screen-resolution-windows-10-2



#3 TomMcPadden

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:32 AM

I've tried that, but it makes everything slightly blurry and unfocused.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:37 AM

Is ClearType enabled? I am not sure why they would but a 1080p screen on a 15" laptop. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:41 AM

Yup, I've enabled ClearType. It actually doesn't make much of an effect. I was quite confident that a 1080p screen would be okay because I noticed a lot of high end laptops have it.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:43 AM

1080p is fine but as your resolution goes up everything gets smaller. That's just the nature of the beast. Is everything sharp at 1920 X 1080?

 

Edit: How does 1440 X 900 look? I assume you have tried that also.


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 June 2016 - 10:47 AM.


#7 TomMcPadden

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:48 AM

I understand, impractical for small screens. Yeah, on 1920 x 1080 everything is perfectly sharp and clear, just too small.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:14 AM

Not much you can do about it, other than what you have already tried. 

 

http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/69945-35-1080p-15in-laptops



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for trying.

 

Some people seem to really like it. I don't understand how anyone could consider this an advantage.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:24 PM

I hate to say it but reading or computer glasses.....sucks I know. I wear glasses and usually have to increase the "View" screen function to be comfy even with glasses.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:37 PM

To change the size of text, apps and other items open Control Panel --> Display window.


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