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Old 12-05-03, 06:57 PM
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Question about running you LCD in native mode.

My new Dell LCD tells me the native mode is 1600 X 1200. Would that be the best setting or would I be ok running it at 1024 x 768?
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It will look much sharper in its native mode or an even multiple of it (like 800x600).

I don't like my 1280x1024 at 1024x768 at all.

Try it and see what you think.
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well, it's optimized for view in the native mode. from my experience, it gets a little "fuzzy" when it's not in the native mode.
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What model are you using? The 20" one? 1024x768 will make your icons really big. If you can't see, just jumbo size the icons and text size through settings.
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exactly. With LCD monitors it is very important to use the native resolution. If text and icons are too small, use the adjustments within windows to accomodate accordingly. When using native mode, you will notice that everything is much sharper and focused. When the display adapts to other resolutions, it is scaling the pixels and approximating the image, which will make it get fuzzy and sometimes blocky.
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Thats why I bought a monitor who's native resolution was 1024, makes it nice and easy on my eyes.
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This is my biggest pet peeve. I work at a University and everyone now requests LCDs and then they wanna run them in 800x600 or 1024x768 (native being either 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 depending on 17" or 20") because they're blind. They look horrible. I always try explaining it to them by saying it's like buying a race car and driving it 20 miles per hour.
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Another thing I want to bring up is how horrific the text looks if you turn on clear type in non-native resolution. OMFG, I couldn't even read what the lables for the icons are saying 'cause the shadow covered the actual text.

Personally, I have a 18" LCD running at native 1280x1024, clear type on, white background, no DT pic.

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