The number of pixels in a given display or image, representing the smallest physical unit of display. One individual pixel represents a single colour value, and when combined, create a displayed image. Usually written as (width x height).

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Using native resolution on external display results in stretched, out of bounds image

I have an HP min 311 netbook with Windows XP, which I've connected to a Samsung SyncMaster 2043BW display via the supplied analog cable. The external display's native res is 1680x1050, which the ...
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Does the Eee Box EB1012 support a resolution of 960 by 540?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm talking about the display resolution here, not about video playback. EDIT: Did anyone actually try this? I was kinda looking for first-hand experience here... ...
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MacBook Pro External DVI Monitor Full Resolution not available

I have a new macBook Pro 13" and a 30" apple monitor. I am connecting this monitor via a DVI, and am unable to retrieve a list of all the supported resolutions for the 30" monitor. The Mac book only ...
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Too high screen resolution - cause damage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does increasing “Screen refresh rate” damage monitors? I accidentally put the resolution of my screen to high and it caused my graphics driver to crash and had ...
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Will monitor display this resolution?

I've a laptop with a resolution of 1366x768 only. The laptop has a 1GB Nvidia Geforce 230M graphics card. I also have an LG 23" monitor that can support upto 1920x1080 resolution. If I connect my ...
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Incorrect monitor resolution

I am trying to install a new 23" widescreen monitor, and have some problems. It is an LG W2343T plugged via DVI into a NVidia GeForce 8800GT card. Win XP. Both card and monitor have latest drivers ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 not detecting screensize and wont let me set the right resolution

I have an Acer Aspire Revo which has a Nvidia Ion graphics processor in it. I have it driving a Samsung SyncMaster 2043NW. When i used this monitor with a Windows PC it ran it 1680x1050. In ubuntu it ...
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Any way of changing Windows 7 screen resolution via command line?

I am using Microsoft's Live Mesh program to remotely access a PC running Windows 7, running on 2 screens: one with 1920x1080 and the other 1920x1200 resolution. I am accessing them via an old laptop ...
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Black padding/border on Benq V2410 monitor with radeon 4890 and windows 7

I just obtained a BenQ V2410 monitor and a Club Radeon HD4890 video card. Using Windows 7, I have troubles setting the correct resolution. I use the graphics drivers provided by Windows update. I have ...
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ImageMagick's 'convert' won't set resolution?

I'm trying to create an image using imagemagick's "convert". I have this command: convert -size 720x480 xc:white -units pixelsperinch -density 81x72 foo.jpg However, the image ends up with a ...
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Looking for an application that scrolls or pans netbook screens running Windows

I'm looking for a Windows 7 and XP compatible Windows desktop panning/scrolling tool. This is to solve a problem where some applications for example MSN have settings/preference Windows that are not ...
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Mac OS X 10.5 VNC Resolution independent of hardware display

Is it possible to set the VNC display resolution that is independent of the hardware resolution when you are using OS X 10.5 Screen Sharing? I have a macbook and a windows box with 3 monitors. I'd ...
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What about using a large modern LED TV as very large desktop display?

I explain. I am thinking about expand my desktop workarea. I am a software developer with 2 monitors (1280x1024). My first thought was buy 2 larger monitors (1920x1200) and use them in portrait mode. ...
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Making more screen resolutions available to Ubuntu

I'm running Parallels 4.0 for Mac on my black MacBook. Set up Ubuntu today to sandbox Linux a bit and see what it's about, as well as to have it available to test out my web designs in a Linux ...
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Resolution Missing in Windows 7

I used System Restore to rollback a driver update on Win 7 pro x64 (not display driver). When the system came back up, the resolution was less than it used to be. I went into both the Windows Screen ...
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Is there a way to set your monitor to any arbitrary resolution and aspect ratio (like 1000x400, etc.)?

I have a customer with a very very wide screen (1366 x 768) and I can reproduce the symptom using Virtual PC because I can resize the virtual PC window to get something close to that resolution. But ...
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Where can I check my MPG video file's resolution?

I have an MPG video file. How can I know its resolution?
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Monitor position moves when I reboot; any way to fix that, or dynamically set it?

I've got Windows XP running with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT (with two monitors) and a DisplayLink adapter for a total of three monitors. During each reboot the third (DisplayLink) monitor changes its ...
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Installed Ubuntu, the max. resolution is 800x600

I installed ubuntu, but the screen size is very small 800x600. I can't change the setting, what could be the issue?
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Any method to resize my app's window on Mac (macbook) to 1600 x 1200 or 1920 x 1200?

I would like to make a screen capture for an app (Firefox), but I am using a macbook, so the display is at 1280 x 800. I think if I can somehow resize the window to 1920 x 1200, then I can use ...
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Just switched to widescreen monitors — what should I do with all this extra width?

I just switched from two 19" monitors running 1280 X 1024 to two 22" monitors running 1680 X 1050. If I run typical apps full screen now, they tend to have a lot of unused white space. Examples: I'm ...
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How can I rotate my display orientation by 90 degrees?

I want to use my HP Mini as an eBook reader, but I would like to hold it like a book and rotate the screen. Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Keys does not work on this model.
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Windows 7 High resolution

In Windows XP it was possible to set the screen's resolution even higher than supported, so, if I wanted, I could set a very high resolution seeing teeny characters and have a huge screen. When I ...
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Mirrored monitors of different resolution

I want to purchase a 32" HD TV to use as a larger mirrored display for my PC. The problem is, my PC monitor is 16:10 and therefore has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, but the TV is standard 16:9, 1920 x ...
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Why would a CRT monitor stop displaying higher resolutions for one computer?

I have problems displaying resolutions above 640x480. Until recently the very same computer, graphics card and monitor used to operate just fine. On another computer the monitor still works as ...
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Will a bigger monitor with the same resolution have an impact on performance?

I'm aware that when you increase the resolution of a monitor you tend to see a drop in frames per seconds when running 3d applications (like games, for example), but do you also see a drop in ...
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Laptop changes resolution when the lid is closed/opened

i've had a problem for the last couple of days where the resolution on my laptop changes when i close the lid i'm running windows xp professional sp2 on a dell inspiron 1501 the video chip is an ati ...
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Windows 7 screen resolution

I have an HP110 netbook with Intel 945 Express graphics chipset. The basic screen resolution is 1024 x 576. When this machine had Windows XP installed, you could go into the graphics properties, ...
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Small monitor form for 1280x1024 resolution

Based on the size and resolution of my Macbook (screen 11.25in x 7, resolution 1280x800), you should be able to get 1280 x 1024 resolution on a monitor with a diagonal size of about 14.5 inches. ...
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How can I change console shell's resolution in ubuntu 9.10

How can I change console shell's resolution?, by this i mean the shell when you ctrl+alt+F1. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, i thought this could be done by changing grub's menu.lst file by with grub2 i ...
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Set DPI of individual applications in Windows

Is it possible to set the DPI of individual applications in Windows? I want to increase the DPI of one or more applications but not the entire system. Can this be done?
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Will I notice any difference between displays of different sizes but same resolution?

This might be a bit subjective, but I'm curious what the community opinion is on this. I'm in the market for a new laptop and I've narrowed my choices down to either a 14" or 15.6" model from the ...
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Linux HAL Screen Resolution

I just got myself an EEE PC and whacked Arch Linux on there. It's humming away nicely. Kudos to Asus on this fine machine. One thing that slightly annoys me is the screen resolution. With the font ...
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Why would Windows 7 installation on Laptop have blurry screen resolution?

I had Windows 7 on my ASUS X51R laptop, and the screen resolution was fine. I just reinstalled Windows 7 on the same laptop and the screen resolution is fuzzy, it is usable but the characters are ...
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Can't set 1280x1024 on Ubuntu with Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS

FINAL UPDATE: Here is the best solution that I found after going through this problem lots of times. The question below is outdated because as it turns out the computer is not the problem; the ...
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How do I improve my screen resolution in Windows Remote Desktop?

I'm RDP'ing into a Win2K3 machine from a WinXP machine, and I cannot stand the low screen resolution I get on the Win2K3 box. Text is too large and the graphics/colors aren't very smooth. How do I ...
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Netbook Screen Resolution on OpenSuse

I've just installed OpenSUSE 11.1 on my Elonex Webbook as I want to start playing with Mono. Unfortunately, there seems to be some problem with the video card, and it only seems to recognise it as ...
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Resolution issue

My harddrive crashed and I recently got a new one and re-installed Windows XP. When I am in windows, it will not allow me to change the resolution to anything other than 640x480. I think that it ...
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Why would all display pc monitors in a store be fuzzy and blurry?

I went to a store the other day (MediaMarkt, Berlin) looking to buy a second pc monitor. They had a wall full of PC monitors and you could choose which test application you wanted the monitors to ...
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Why does 1080p through a VGA cable fit my HDTV but is oversized when through an HDMI cable?

I have put together a new PC with a XFX GeForce GTX 260 graphics card and have it connected to my HDTV. First, I used an old VGA cable with a DVI to VGA adapter and plugged it in to my HDTV's VGA ...
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Second monitor with laptop doesn't go to full resolution

I have a Dell Latitude D520 with Intel 945GM chipset on board and WinXP. I started working with an external monitor a while ago (Gateway EV910). Initially everything seemed to work ok, and I was able ...
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Change the resolution from bash for Cent OS

I changed the resolution of my monitor in KDE but it doesnt fit the screen and it shows an out of range problem is there anyway to reset or change it back from bash?
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How to change resolution on Vista when it keeps booting to an unsupported resolution?

I have a Vista machine that used to be hooked up to a widescreen monitor, I moved and no longer have the monitor and planned to just hook it up to my widescreen TV's VGA input jack. I can see the ...
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Can I replace my laptop screen with another one with a higher resolution?

I currently own a HP EliteBook 8530p laptop. The screen resolution is 1280x800. This is way too low for my standards, so I'm considering ordering another laptop screen with a higher resolution (for ...
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Screen off the monitor

Just got a brand new Samsung SyncMaster 2233sw, a welcome change to my super old crt I used to have. The problem is that the recomended screen resolution is 1920x1080 and any other resolution looks ...
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Vista Screen resolution Changes when Switching Users

I regularly have a problem when switching between users in Vista - the screen resolution drops down to 800x600. If I try to set the resolution back to the maximum, it says nothing, but just keeps it ...
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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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Windows 7 display profiles shortcuts for switching monitor setups

I have 3 monitors attached to my 8800GTS, which can only use 2 at a time. I use 3 different setups: single screen (1) dual screen (1+2) single screen + TV out (1+3) having to click screen ...
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Change screen resolution to exceed the maximum on Windows 7

I want to run the Microsoft SDK Simulator on Windows 7 but it requires 1280 x 960 or greater, whereas I have just 1280 x 800 on my laptop. I remember when using Windows XP it give me a lot of choices ...
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On Windows XP - Change monitor resolution based on which user is logged in?

In Windows XP Professional, each of our family members are listed as icons at startup. Is there a way to have the system change the monitor resolution based on the family member? For example, if ...