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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How is it physically possible for monitors to change resolution?

When I run a full screen application at say 800x600 on my 1024x768 CRT monitor, the monitor makes some sort of clicking noise, turns black for a couple of seconds, and then somehow magically changes ...
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Why don't laptop and desktop screens have the same ppi as phones?

This is somewhat an economics and manufacturing question, so apologies if it's a bit off-topic but I don't know where else to ask. I have a 17" laptop with 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, which is nice. ...
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How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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Screen resolution depends over the LCD screen or by the graphics card inside the machine?

I am buying a HP laptop i.e. Probook 4540s the screen resolution that is by default offered by this machine is 1366 x 768, however I have also chosen to upgrade it and get a 2gb ATI Radeon card in it. ...
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Dell Optiplex 9020 and 2560x1440 Monitors

I am buying a Dell Optiplex 9020 with this GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 8570, 1GB DDR3, FH, 1 DP 1 DVI Will this support the native resolution of 2560x1440 via its DVI port? If not, will I be able to ...
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Custom resolution in VirtualBox Windows 8 with Guest Additions

I installed Windows 8 as a guest operation system, and I set custom resolutions with this command: VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Win 8 dev" CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x24 After installing guest ...
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Running vncserver from screen

At work, we use VNC to run a graphical session on a remote Linux server from Windows-based client laptops (sigh). I have a laptop with a much lower resolution than the external monitor on my desk at ...
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how to create a virtual monitor inside my existing one

I like to play old games which naturally come in low resolutions like 1024x768. Playing them full-screen produces bad results because a 1920x1080 screen doesn't do any good to graphics designed for ...
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Text mode console output shows a blank screen

I've started using a Technika LCD TV with my PC and, while it displays full OS graphics, the text that is usually displayed during boot up (with the exception of the initial BIOS screen) does not show ...
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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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Is there a command which can “undo” the results of ALT+FN+1+3 on my laptop? It reduced the size of my screen

(I have an ASUS laptop (Notebook U46E Series, 64-bit OS, Win7 Home Premium Edition, Service Pack 1)) PROBLEM: I keyed in the following: ALT+FN+1+3 and immediately my screen was reduced in size and I ...
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How do I list video files resolution?

I want to get a list of all my video files (mkv, mp4, avi etc) and their resolution, so I can see which SD video files need to be upgraded to HD. I mainly need a method (or a program) for windows, but ...
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Partially fried graphic display card in notebook and trouble installing drivers

The story goes like this: Windows XP started hanging up. Since it was pretty long time since I reinstalled it that was my first guess. As soon as the first restart after formating the drive I saw ...
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Disabling laptop monitor on boot?

I'm using a laptop with Ubuntu (no graphical desktop) to do all of my work. The resolution is awful, at 1024x576 or something similar. So I just close my laptop lid and plug it into an external ...
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Two different computers with one Microsoft account

I recently bought a 13 inch 1920x1080 laptop. If I set the default scaling to 100% in Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalisation -> Display, it's too small to be usable. I set it to 125 % and it ...
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My HDMI screen won`t display 1920x1080p desktop with Radeon HD 7850 2GB

Specs relevant: Graphics Card: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB (should support up to 4096 x 2160) Screen : BenQ GL2460 (native resolution is 1920 x 1080) Cable : HDMI cable connected to ...
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Does graphics card resolution apply to both outputs?

I have a graphics card with Maximum Digital Resolution at 2560x1600. It's the GeForce GTS 250. It has 2 DVI outputs. Will it support 2 monitors at 2560x1600 as well as it would support 1? Specs: ...
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Graphics card keeps cache upon reboot

I have a dual monitor system with my computer dualbooting ubuntu and windows 7. Whenever i boot into ubuntu it doesnt remember my resolution setting. For some odd reason when switch resolutions on the ...
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Loss of quality on a tablet?

I am about to buy a tablet with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 ( 215 ppi ). I have a full HD monitor and I'd like to know what would happen if I connect the tablet to the monitor via HDMI and play ...
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New Laptop Screen, Low Resolution

I have a Sager NP9130 laptop. I had a 1920x1080 resolution. Recently my screen was cracked, and I grabbed a screen from a local PC repair shop to replace it. I'm currently using it, and it works ...
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How can i know max resolution support of my PC video outputs?

I am using NP700Z5C model laptop and i want to attach 2 external screen that is 1440P and 1080P for it but i am quite unsure that this laptop can reach those resolutions. I know that many hdmi output ...
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New Screen in Laptop, Resolution Issue

I'm a regular at Stackoverflow; this is my first time out in the Stack Exchange. I have a Sager NP9130 laptop. I had a 1920x1080 resolution. Recently my screen was cracked, and I grabbed a screen ...
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Change Windows Resolution for Certain Program

So, I'm trying to run a game, and it only supports the resolution of 1280x768 (as well as a few lower ones) and my laptop (Windows 7) supports that resolution, as well as my normally used one of ...
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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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Force a custom resolution

I have a no-name graphic card that Windows can't recognize, so it just shows standard VGA in the device manager list. Now it just shows 800x600 and 1024x768, but I want to force that to other ...
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VGA or HDMI on Dell U2713HM

I just bought a Dell u2713hm that supports 2560 * 1440 resolution. My laptop (with Geforce GT540M) obviously has only HDMI and VGA port. I will use the monitor only for my job, so Photoshop, Autocad ...
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How to change screen resolution on OS X

I am a noob to OS X (coming from Ubuntu/Centos) and am unable to locate the system settings app used for selecting resolution. I looked at the "displays" and it was not there. I am using Mountain Lion ...
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Entire display not fully visible on monitor all of a sudden?

I'm using a monitor whose maximum resolution is 1440x900 and another monitor whose maximum resolution is 2048x1536. The first, is connected to an NVidia GT430 card. The second monitor is connected to ...
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Second monitor's resolution resets on reboot

On my Windows 7 computer I have two identical monitors connected to a NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 with current drivers (official, not Windows-Update). Both monitors' drivers explicitly installed (not the ...
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Cut active part of the screen

Hi guys the problem is the following. I am using an application that shows daily event web metrics being displayed on a big screen. Because the application is web based and obviously quite limited ...
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Ubuntu screen resolution keeps resetting after restart

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (Wubi) with an NVIDIA card I want my screen resolution to be at 1920x1200. I set this by opening the NVIDIA X Server Settings, going to X Server Display Configuration, then I ...
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Why won't my PC display to my TV?

I've got a desktop computer running Windows 7, with an "Inter(R) 82945g Express Chipset Family" video card. I also have a Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100 TV, which has a VGA port. I can hook the desktop up ...
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Windows 8: Play a full screen game in windowed mode

I am playing a (lesser known) game on Windows 8 since yesterday, however I cannot alt-tab out of the game when it is in fullscreen, it seems like it is not fixable as of now. So the only solution if I ...
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Resolution Test chrome extension not working?

Browser: Chromium version 28.something OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I tried Window resizer earlier and now resolution test. None of them worked. Whats the issue. Both the extensions have got 4.5 rating. Is it ...
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Enabling more resolutions on Sony Vaio

My new Ultrabook comes with three screen resolutions: 1920x1080 1280x1024 1024x768. 1920x1080 is ridiculous on a 13.3" monitor and it's hurting my eyes trying to read small text. The other two ...
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What causing the text of the same webpage to be shown differently on a screen with different resolution?

I am working on automation scripts which use image detection algorithms. What I have noticed recently, is that the text on same page looks differently (at least when maximized) on different screens ...
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Remote desktop: Fullscreen is limited to the resolution of my primary monitor. How can I get a full screen rdp session on my second (bigger) screen?

I have 2 monitors, unfortunately one is smaller than the other. I want to use the 1920x1200 monitor for a fullscreen RDP session (this is where I do my main work). And I would like to use the ...
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Unity Web Player Fatal Resolution Error

I am trying to play an online game, namely BeGone on Windows XP in VirtualBox. After the game loads I get a fatal error notification that says, Couldn't switch to requested monitor resolution. BeGone ...
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Can I automatically adjust screen resolution when remote-accessing Win7 PC?

I often remote-access my work PC (big screen) from home using my notebook (small screen). The difference in screen sizes means I have to reduce the work PC's resolution to be able to see anything ...
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Set my refresh rate too high by accident with the AMD Catalyst taskbar icon. Can't see what I'm doing

And booting in safe mode doesn't help, as you can't uninstall catalyst (it says windows installer service not running or something) or change the desktop resolution/refresh. Anyone know how to change ...
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Windows Remote Desktop with auto-resolution changing

Is there any way of having windows remote desktop change the resolution of the remote system when I change the window size of the client on my workstation. I want to be able to fullscreen / window a ...
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Can a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable support resolutions above 1920x1200?

Is it theoretically possible for a cheapo Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter to support resolutions above 1920 × 1200, e.g. 2560 × 1440 (QHD)? Or is it always ...
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Can I hide part of display by increasing resolution of monitor?

So I am trying to run a fullscreen application and want to hide, say 100px width in the center from the display. Is it possible ? If you see the image , I have (1080x1920p)*2 monitors. The final ...
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Blue lines when using a high resolution

I bought a new computer screen of 2560x1440, however, using any resolution higher than 1920x1080 makes the screen very blue, vertical lines. As if every odd pixel on the x-axis is not displayed and ...
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Virtual Resolution for OS X

Is there a solution for OS X that allows you to have virtual resolution (aka take my MacBook Air from 1366x768 to a higher res that scrolls).
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Changing video resolution with Handbrake - anamorphic and modulus parameter

I would like to convert a video in 16:9 format (1920*1080) to a 4:3 format (640*480) with Handbrake. Can anyone explain me what are anamorphic and modulus parameters? I tried to set modulus to 2 or 16 ...
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Resolution is Being Stupid. Help me?

I'm having trouble with a new computer I bought a few days ago. I have come to the conclusion that the resolution of the screen is too small, at the moment it is 1024x768 and I think it should be ...
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how to set windows 7 resolution to 16:9 in virtualbox running in ubuntu 12.04 as a host?

I have installed Virtualbox in Ubuntu 12.04, and I created a virtual guest with Windows 7 64bit. Guest additions were also installed. It works fine, but I can't set the resolution to anything higher ...
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Laptop connected to external monitor results in desktop overflow

I have a laptop (MSi FX600) connected to an external monitor (Toshiba 19AV500U) with the screen resolution set to the monitors recommended setting of 1440x900. The problem is the desktop is ...