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I have a laptop with a 15" screen and a resolution of 1920 X 1200 and a 22" external monitor running at 1680 X 1050.

This means the laptop runs with a dpi of 150 and the monitor runs at a dpi of 90. Is there anyway to get the fonts on the laptop to be readable while keeping the fonts on the monitor from being gigantic?

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  • Set the DPI to be somewhere inbetween the two settings, so it just appears a little too big on the monitor, and a little too small on the laptop
  • Move the laptop monitor closer to your face so the fonts appear larger.
  • Buy a new external monitor with a higher DPI
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Well this is at work so I don't have much of an option to change hardware. The other two I've though about but aren't really very good solutions. I was hoping that there was some way to essentially downgrade the resolution on the laptop screen without making it all blurry. – Jason Tholstrup May 7 '10 at 18:59

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