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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Increase text size in Ubuntu 10.04 due to having large resolution/monitors

I have 24" dual monitors with 1920x1080 resolution on both of them. Consequently the text appears so small. I use the following text-intensive applications frequently: Web browser (Google Chrome) ...
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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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How can I change my Mac screen resolution without scaling to fit my monitor?

I know how to change my screen resolution, but I'm looking for a way to display a 1280 × 786 region in the centre of my display, without it being stretched to fit my 27" monitor! My goal to record ...
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Increasing Screen Resolution to more than limit and scaling to origional

I have a laptop, with Screen Resolution - 1366x768 (most common) - I want to increase it further to 1600x900 (or higher), in the same ratio. I want to scale the higher resolution on my current screen ...
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Can't set correct desktop resolution on Windows 7 after playing Mirror's Edge

Ever since I launched Mirror's Edge, my entire system seems to think that my monitor is 1600x1200, when actually it's 1920x1080. The game would only go up to 1600x1200, Windows will only go up to ...
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Fix screen resolution of macbook external monitor

I have a macbook 13" for about 3 years now, and last weekend I decided to format the disk and reinstall everything. Turns out that after reinstall Leopard, install all available updates, and connect ...
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Programs scaling small on high resolution display

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire S7-392. It has a 2560x1440 resolution display, and is running Windows 8.1 When I run programs, they do not increase their size in order to account for the small ...
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Is it possible to make Windows only use part of my screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to trick windows 7 to use only a part of the screen The left 25% of my display is damaged, and I would like to make Windows not use this damaged portion of the ...
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Apply display magnification to just one monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual monitors on Windows 7 - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor? I recently got a new work laptop. It supports a really high widescreen resolution ...
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VGA resolution with Sony Bravia TV

I just bought Sony Bravia KDL40S5100 tv. The VGA input is acting weird. I have a Gateway desktop with Windows 7 and Intel 945 graphics. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 9.04. The TV will not ...
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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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Use of second monitor in an Intel GMA HD graphics card

I'm considering acquiring this laptop, which has an Intel GMA HD graphics card (a cheap pseudo-gpu), a HDMI port, and top resolution of 1600x900. I have a 1920x1080, 23.3 inches, monitor that I'd ...
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Get display resolution from windows command line

I have seen several suggestions about programs to change the resolution from the command line. However I just want to display it, not change it. On linux I can use xrandr or xdpyinfo to get this ...
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How to sort images into folders, based on resolution?

Background: I've got a folder full of saved desktop pictures. I'd like to put them into folders, based on their resolution - 1024x768, etc. Creating the folders on the fly is a bonus. Currently, the ...
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Move Screen to Right Without Monitor Buttons

I have a monitor, which doesn't have buttons (quite unusual) and screen is moved to left for about 5cm. Any idea how to move screen from left to right?
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How to force a resolution on Windows 7

I have a machine with Windows 7 x64 and 2 screens. Both Samsung, a SyncMaster 2443NW (max 1920x1200) and a SyncMaster 2032MW (max 1680x1050) Problem is that the 2032MW on Windows 7 one only ...
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Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor

I'm trying to connect an older monitor (Starlogic M17ANA) to a newer system with Windows 7, but the only resolutions shown are 1024x768 and 800x600. I know the monitor is capable of 1280x1024, and was ...
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Shortcut to Windows 7 Screen resolution setting other than by right-click on the desktop

I regularly have to access the Windows 7 "Screen resolution" setting on a netbook with many full-screen windows open, often with bogged down CPUs. These are the usual necessary steps I have to ...
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Buying Dual Monitors of different size and resolution

I'm about to go choose a dual monitor setup: Is there any reason why I can't just walk out and buy the two TFT screens I like (a wide screen and a 'portrait' screen) and combine them? Mainly wide ...
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Resolution - Why does an LCD TV look ugly as a monitor?

I extended my desktop to my 32" Emmerson LCD TV and set my resolution to the native 1366x760 which is 720P but things still look "ugly". The text is by far not as crisp as a monitor, however a 720p ...
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Should all monitors be at the same resolution in a multi-monitor setup?

I have heard that monitors of different resolutions will have problems in a multi-monitor setup, such as black lines appearing on the screen. Is this true?
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How to change login resolution in Ubuntu?

How do you change the resolution of the login screen in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)? Edit: keep in mind that I need to change the resolution of the login screen, as explained below.
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Eee PC Seashell series netbook screen is cut off at bottom no matter the resolution

I have an Eee PC 1015PE Seashell netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (8.14.10.2230) with a "Generic Non-PnP Monitor" detected. I tried: Changing the ...
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Windows 8 Metro/Start resolution vs Desktop resolution

I am testing Windows 8 on my HTPC connected to a HDTV in my bedroom. The TV is 720p, but can scale down 1080i resolutions. I was running at 720p and the Metro/Start page wasnt working correctly. ...
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How to change resolution in ubuntu to unsupported resolution

I am trying to change resolution in ubuntu 10.04 ( as I am used to do in earlier versions) but It didn't works for me! I want to change the resolution to be 1024x768 (that doesn't appear by default ...
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How do you increase screen resolution in Windows 7?

I just purchased a new computer that I believe has an OEM version of Windows 7 installed. I am still using the same monitor and keyboard/mouse I used with my old Vista computer. The maximum ...
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Super large resolution on ubuntu server

I am using ubuntu server 10.04 on Amazon EC2 64bit. What I want to do is install a graphical user interface so I can view it using vnc or any other remote desktop, I am currently thinking of ...
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MacBook Pro 15in High-res hard to read. What setting should I change?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro with the high-res screen (1680x1050), but I noticed that all text is so small that to read it my face has to be like 18 inches away. When I adjusted the resolution to ...
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how to increase resolution of linux virtual box guest

I've got ubuntu installed on virtual box, on a windows7 host The default resolution for ubuntu is 800 x 600, how can I increase this? My windows7 resolution is high, this makes my virtual box ...
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OS X: Recovering from an incompatible screen resolution

I clicked on a screen resolution in OS X that was incompatible with my monitor and/or monitor cable. I can restart with the shift key held down and boot into a usable resolution, but if I restart in ...
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Triple monitor setup with one big and two half-sized portraited screens

At the moment, I'am equiped with a Benq XL2420T 24" LCD: The resolution is 1920x1080 with 120 Hertz refresh rate. I want to build something like this I saw somewhere on forums already, but didn't ...
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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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Windows XP Increase screen resolution beyond maximum

My Windows XP computer uses a 1440px by 900px monitor. I find myself wishing it was bigger... but is there a way to set the screen resolution to larger than 1440by900?
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Display size comparison chart?

I am in the process of collecting laptop recommendations for a friend. I need a way to show to her the size differences of the various formats (15" 4:3, 15" 16:9, 15" 16:10 .... up to 17.3") in a ...
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Is it Possible to Increase Display Resolution for OS X Maverick

The new OS X Maverick operating system has reduced maximum display resolution from 1920 x 1200 in Mountain Lion to 1680 x 1050, which is a SIZABLE reduction. The difference is obvious when viewing ...
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My screen doesn't fill the whole monitor

This issue bugs me so bad! I can do it manually, however I will not be satisfied unless it's perfect (which is doubtful considering I'm doing it manually). My screen doesn't fit my whole monitor ...
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Is setting your card to a lower custom resolution dangerous?

I have a laptop computer with integrated Core i5 Intel HD graphics.. I want to use the vga output to connect to an old tech CRT tv that has an RGB input port, So I'm using a vga to RGB cable. I heard ...
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Can adobe photoshop run with a screen resolution below the requirements?

If adobe photoshop CS5 link to requirements page says that it requires 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended), will it run on a computer with Resolution 1024 x 600 at all? Will it be the case of an ...
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Force display driver to crash and recover on Windows Vista

Windows Vista's display driver system allows drivers to crash and recover without blue-screening. Is there any way to manually force this process? I'd like to restart my display driver without ...
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Cannot increase my screen resolution

I am trying to install my new monitor but my Graphics Adapter (Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family) does not offer a resolution of 1920x1080 in the [Display Properties > Settings] ...
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Problem setting command-line console resolution. vbeinfo in grub2 does not report all resolutions

I have a Asus EEE PC 1005P which I installed a Command-line system on using the Alternate Installer CD of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Altough I think this is a general linux and grub2 question. I do not have ...
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Is there a way to find the native resolution of an LCD monitor (without looking up the specs)?

Is there any way to detect/default to the native resolution for an LCD monitor (on Windows XP)? (this is an older monitor and I haven't found the documentation on it)
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How deals Surface Pro 3 with HD monitors?

I've seen some videos on youtube where the Surface Pro 3 is connected on 4K monitors and it is working pretty good. I do not know very much about 4k technology and how the Intel HD graphics processor ...
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Why does Windows DPI scaling make screen elements look different?

One of the things that aggravate me about Windows DPI scaling is that it doesn't truly stretch out the whole desktop 1:1. Below are visual examples of what I mean. The top image is Windows at ...
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How can I avoid Windows 8.1 resetting my font size?

I am using Windows 8.1 on my laptop, which has a 15.6" screen with resolution 1366x768. I measured the screen with a ruler and calculated its DPI, which is 101. Therefore, I have set the scaling to ...
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How do I add a different monitor resolution to NVidia X Server Settings' list

I've got two monitors connected to the same PC; one directly via DVI, the other through a KVM switch on a (blue) VGA cable. I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on it, installed the current nvidia drivers, ...
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How do I set different text sizes for different monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor? I have a 15" laptop running Windows 7, which I also connect to a 24" monitor at ...
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Why do games or other graphical applications run choppy on lower resolutions, but faster on max monitor resolution?

This is considering I'm well above the system requirements. A non game example is the Cooliris app for Google, when I run on a regular chrome window is choppy when scrolling through the panels, but ...
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Program (or perhaps built-in feature of Windows 7) to change wallpaper depending on screen resolution?

I have a laptop with a resolution of 1680x1050. At work I use 2x 1280x1024 monitors, and sometimes I present using a projector that is 1024x768. My wallpaper, that I made for 1680x1050, looks awful ...
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Mark a portion of the screen as unusable

I have a laptop of which a large part of the screen is broken (shows garbage). Fortunately the broken area is a clean rectangle, the bottom 1/3 of the screen or so. The laptop is running Ubuntu 8.04, ...