Standard or Widescreen monitor?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Bazzer Smith, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Indeed. Pythagoras, anyone? ;-)

    André Coutanche
    André Coutanche, Jul 21, 2006
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    RR2006 Guest

    Even my HP do this and automatically detect when you rotate the monitor to
    adjust the image. If I remember well, this feature is called "pivot".
    RR2006, Jul 21, 2006
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    Owain Guest

    The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the
    other two sides?

    Owain, Jul 21, 2006
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    b33k34 Guest

    If you watch a reasonable amount of TV on it then i'd go for a
    widescreen. 17" is usable but doesn't have a huge amount of vertical
    space - for a desk a 19 or 20" widesceen is nice and will let you work
    two docs side by side (or a document and email say). You can move the
    windows bar to the side to maximise the amount of vertical workspace.

    It also depends on how much you're going to spend - w/s monitors tend
    to cost more and i'd go for a really good 4:3 over a 'budget' w/s

    Widescreens on laptops are a terrible idea as theres just not enough
    vertical height on a 15" screen (above that and they're not really
    portable). I think a 12" 4:3 screen for a laptop you regularly carry
    and a 15" for one you carry less often.
    b33k34, Jul 21, 2006
  5. hides ;-)
    John Cartmell, Jul 21, 2006
  6. As far as I know, nobody makes any programme material, film or electronic,
    designed for "golden ratio".

    Roderick Stewart, Jul 21, 2006
  7. It allows them to specify the screen size with an impressively big
    number, even though the screen is actually slightly smaller in area than
    a conventionally shaped one would be on a similarly sized laptop.

    One possible advantage on a laptop is that a shorter screen is a little
    more mechanically stable so won't flap about so much.

    Roderick Stewart, Jul 21, 2006
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    Slurp Guest

    Slurp, Jul 21, 2006
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    Hawkins Guest

    Pressing F11 on most browser set ups will remove the 2 to 3 toolbars at the
    top of the screen and also the main bar at the bottom. A second press will
    bring them back again. It is also possible to drag the bars to display
    vertically at either side of the screen. I have not tried the effect of F 11
    in this configuration.

    Hawkins, Jul 21, 2006
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    b33k34 Guest

    Indeed - f11 is the IE shortcut for fullscreen, presumably copied by
    Firefox and others for compatibility. Has various different functions
    in M$ desktop apps. Now a quick shortcut to hide all toolbars in Word,
    and then get them back again, would be useful but F11 isn't it.
    b33k34, Jul 21, 2006
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    Agamemnon Guest

    It needs a dual link DVI graphics card so I can't use it on my present
    computer which would need a new motherboard as well as a new graphics card.
    Its only 16:10.

    If its not 16:9 I can't see any advantage for it over a 4:3 display at
    Agamemnon, Jul 21, 2006
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    ThePunisher Guest

    LOL!! have you any idea how small the 4 open windows on screen at the same
    time would be?
    ThePunisher, Jul 21, 2006
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    David Taylor Guest

    A quarter the size of said 19 inch or larger CRT. Have you any idea how
    silly that question was?
    David Taylor, Jul 21, 2006
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    Agamemnon Guest

    Since I am using 1920x1440 resolution right now the answer is yes. The size
    of each of the windows would be 93% of the window size when expanded to full
    screen if you were using 1024x768 resolution. If you overlap the top and
    bottom borders of each window and the side scroll bars then you'd be able to
    see the same work area you would see at 1024x768 in each quadrant and anyway
    there is not need to overlap. You can tile 4 instances of Word with A4
    documents selected at 100% and still be able to see the whole of the page
    within the standard margins. For most web pages 4 instances of Internet
    explorer tiled will display the whole width of the page since most pages are
    set to 800 pixels wide.

    If you want more you could always use 2048x1536 resolution by my monitor
    isn't really designed for that resolution although it can go up to it.
    Useful for editing lots of images side by side though or very large spread
    sheets where the fonts are not too small.
    Agamemnon, Jul 21, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    Most seem to be 5:4.
    Guest, Jul 21, 2006
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    Bazzer Smith Guest

    960X720 bigger than the 800X600 I have been using for the last 10 years.
    Bazzer Smith, Jul 21, 2006
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    Bazzer Smith Guest

    Thanks thats useful. I think forgot how to do that somoe time go!!
    Bazzer Smith, Jul 21, 2006
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    kony Guest

    He was making a point, about how poor a choice it would be
    to get a larger CRT and have the 4 windows tiled, and he was
    quite right, it would be a very poor and clumsy way to work.
    "IF" someone actually needed 4 open windows the obvious
    choice is two widescreen LCDs.
    kony, Jul 21, 2006
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    kony Guest

    No, not the size, only the # of pixels. BIG difference on a
    It is ridiculous to suggest working like that.
    No, you will be able to see a percentage of the outline of
    it, but not be able to discriminate at a per-pixel level
    anymore even with all pixels supposedly displayed. That is,
    unless your monitor has dual DVI, you sit extremely close to
    it, and it has outstanding quality. With all these factors
    in place, it's merely a very poor way to work with all that
    overlapping and manual adjustment every time a window is

    You don't seem to grasp what is obvious to most people. The
    goal is not merely to have every pixel on screen, it's to
    have them large enough and accurately enough reproduced to
    be discernable, individually. If you're not going to to
    that, there wasn't any point to it in the first place, you
    could merely choose smaller window elements and font sizes.

    Why are you suggesting such a horrible way to work? It is
    far worse than any other alternative, especially for image
    editing because the CRT at high res has terrible contrast
    and suffers from bleeding.
    kony, Jul 21, 2006
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    Agamemnon Guest

    My CRT can go up to 2048x1536 pixels
    I can tile 4 applications such as Word or IE on the screen without need for
    overlap since they only require 800x600 resolution to display all that is
    I am using a CRT therefore I don't need dual DVI.
    No, you don't.
    I can discern every pixel on my display at 1920x1440.
    No, its a very nice way to work. I have the equivalent of 4 screens on one
    19 inch monitor and I don't have to keep maximizing and minimizing in order
    to switch applications. Right now I have Outlook Express on the top right,
    IE on the top left, live TV on the bottom left and space to write this
    message on the bottom right without overlapping or needing to minimize any
    of my other applications.

    My CRT has none of these problems. It has gamma correction as does my
    graphics card and does not bleed.
    Agamemnon, Jul 21, 2006
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