LCD Native resolution? 1600x1200 icons too small?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lbbss, Feb 14, 2005.

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    lbbss Guest

    I am considering switch from a trinitron to a Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20"
    LCD for my work AutoCAD system. I read it should be set it it's native
    resolution of 1600x1200. On my trinitron 20" if I set it to 1600x1200 the
    icons are very small and hard to read. Is there anyway around that?

    this is a previous post I made on related topic.
    basically the three advantages of LCD are space saving, sharper picture and
    easier on the eyes due to less glare.
    lbbss, Feb 14, 2005
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    Scraggy Guest

    Right click on desktop>Properties>Settings>Advanced>Read & Adjust DPI
    Scraggy, Feb 14, 2005
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  3. You can't change the native resolution, but you can use a different
    resolution. Normally it won't look very good.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Feb 14, 2005
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    Jamco Guest

    a couple things, I have a 17" lcd, and it works excellent at lower then
    native resolutions...I think this problem of looking like crap at lower
    resolutions mostly applies to older lcds.

    Other thing to keep in mind a 20 inch LCD is 20" viewable, and a 20" CRT is
    only 19" viewable, so the image will be a bit bigger on the LCD
    Jamco, Feb 14, 2005
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    why? Guest

    x-post trimmed to 24hshd

    For CAD work wouldn't it be better sticking with a CRT, for less money
    you get the same resolution, better quality display , color temperature
    etc. All of that usually costs less then the similar spec LCD.

    Assuming it's a Windows based OS.

    Display Properties / Appearance / Item / Icon , set the size. There are
    lots of options, in the item list.

    why?, Feb 14, 2005
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    kenny Guest

    on XP, right click on the desktop> properties>appearance>effects>

    kenny, Feb 14, 2005
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    me Guest

    I am considering switch from a trinitron to a Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20"
    I have worked on a 20" trinitron previously and also found it unusable at
    1600x1200 due to readability issues, but you won't have these issues with
    Viewable area will be larger (compared to a 20" CRT), the monitor can be
    positioned closer and definition & sharpness will be crisp. Icons & text
    will be easily readable at this resolution. Try and see one in action (any
    20" LCD) to get an idea, or take a look at a decent laptop which run these
    resolutions (and higher) on an even smaller LCD!
    me, Feb 14, 2005
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