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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Setting laptop built-in display's resolution below 1024x768?

I can't find a way to set my laptop's display below 1024x768 resolution. The Windows 8.1 'low resolution' mode (640x480) works, but that cannot really be used with multiple monitors etc. The laptop ...
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replacing glossy screen to matte — impact quality?

I have a 3200x1800 resolution laptop (http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-15-9530/pd?~srd=true&sk=xps%2015%209530&scat=prod&ref=ac ). However, the screen is way too reflective. I cannot even do ...
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Running a program with a custom resolution in Windows 7

In Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate when running a program I can select some option for compatibility's sake. I can run the program in 640X480 resolution, as shown below. Is there any way to run a program ...
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Blurry picture on external vga monitor using Linux (openSUSE 13.2)

I have Acer Aspire 5610 laptop (quite old I know). I'm running openSUSE 13.2. When I connect external monitor Acer V243H, which has native resolution 1920x1080 the picture gets blurry. Doing some ...
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Not able to connect an external monitor

I am new to ubuntu and I am facing this behavior and don't know what to do. I would appreciate any help. I am trying to connect external monitor via VGA(I tried even via HDMI,but no use) but not able ...
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Find highest possible screen resolution from command line

With Powershell, I can request the current screen resolution. this is not what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to find the maximum resolution I can set the screen to (slider all up). Is this even ...
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How do I make Windows scale the taskbar correctly after I switch to monitors with different DPIs?

I have a laptop that has a native 3200x1800 15" high-DPI display, and a docking station connected to two 1920x1200 23" monitors. If I sign in while the external monitors are disconnected, the task ...
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Remote Desktop Connection not going full screen

I'm using a Dell Latitude laptop with two external displays. When I make a connection in Remote Desktop (Windows 7) and maximize the window it only resizes to the max resolution of my built-in display ...
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Cannot change resolution / Cannot use Seamless Windows feature on Lubuntu 14.10 running on VirtualBox 4.3.14

My two issues are not being able to change video resolutions. I am stuck at 640x480. Also I cannot use the Seamless Windows feature in virtual box as it's greyed out. I am stumped, I can use some of ...
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4K monitor showing 2560x1440 as max resolution

I recently purchased a 4k Monitor, to figure that HDMI can only display 4K at 30 hz, which isnt enough for gaming and it simply makes it less enjoyable with the laggy input. It worked at 4k resolution ...
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Why is my 3200x1800 laptop delivering a blurry image to my 1080p external monitor? (HDMI, Win 7)

I have a new Dell M3800 Laptop, screen resolution 3200x1800, and an external 1080p Samsung monitor. No matter what I do, the external monitor is slightly blurry. Laptop: Dell M3800 (the 3rd ...
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Is there a way to prevent windows/nvidia drivers from seeing a resolution option?

I have a pair of Auria monitors on my Windows 8.1 system that have panels with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440, but their hardware offers the option to receive signal at 2880 x 1620. This ...
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Remote Desktop into Windows 8.1 PC with high DPI scaling

I recently attached two high DPI displays to my Windows 8.1 desktop PC. As a result I put the scaling (found at Screen Resolution > Make text ... larger or smaller) to 200%. This has been an ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920×1080) that is always connected to a projector (native 1280×800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac display to ...
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The screen resolution of a window is too large

The problem is whenever i open this window, my screen goes black and tells me that the resolution is too high for the screen. I am running XP, and was wondering how you could change the resolution of ...
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How can I trick Windows 7 into having a second monitor in c++ [closed]

I have an Intel Graphics Adapter, so I could use the Screen Resolution method said here: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor to fake a second monitor on my netbook to get CrazyTalk 6 (a ...
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Keeping per user screen resolution in windows 8.1

Is there away to keep individual users screen resolution in windows 8.1? I want to keep my screen resolution at the maximum 1980x1080, but another user needs 1280x720. TIA
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Screen resolution hides right part of screen

I was trying to get my second monitor working on XP and I ran into a problem my screen resolution even if it is the normal one hides part of my screen, here is an image: How can I fix this?
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Is maximum resolution supported by the computer = maximum resolution visible in Graphic Settings?

I have Asus G31 m-vs . G31/33 family Chipset. Chip Type: Intel GMA 3100. No additional Graphic Card. I use a CRT monitor and my resolution is set to 1080*768. When I right click on ...
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What is the maximum resolution monitor supported by G31 m-vs?

I am planning on buying a 22 inch monitor which has resolution of 1920x1080. Right now I am using a CRT monitor with 1080*768 resolution. When I right click on on desktop go to Graphic Properties----> ...
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Down-scaling high-density image for standard density external display

I am hitting the common problem with Windows 7, where a laptop has a high-density internal display, but has a standard-density external display attached. Once the (global) DPI setting in Windows is ...
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Text is blurry on normal-DPI external display with Windows 8.1 and high-DPI laptop display

I have a laptop with a high DPI screen; its resolution is 1920×1080 while it is 13.3". I have enabled the Windows 8.1 style DPI handling (i.e., the "Let me choose one scaling level for all my ...
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High Resolution Screenshot

I am using the Awesome Screenshot extension/addon for Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox. It was working well and generating HiDPI (Retina Screenshot) on my MacBook Pro Retina until yesterday, but ...
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Is there a way to automatically change resolution when pluging in a monitor?

I bought a Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter up to 2048x1152/1920x1200 and used it to connect a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 which allows a fairly high resolution into an old acer ...
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Screenshot Windows 7 at higher resolution [duplicate]

I want to take screenshots of my Windows 7 desktop at a higher resolution than my monitor size (1920*1080). Here's why: I am making a video that would need to zoom in by a scale factor of 2 at various ...
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Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling

I have a Dell XPS 12 with a 12.5" Full HD display, extended onto an external 24" WUXGA display. With the default scaling, text on the Dell screen is unreadably small at normal reading distances, while ...
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Set Windows Server 2012 default screen resolution (VM Ware)

I need to set (default) screen resolution to Win Server 2012 hosted in VMWare vcentrum 5.5.0. It is a dedicated server for running automatic GUI tests for Windows applications by Jenkins. When ...
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What are the differences of watching a 1080p and a 720p version of the same media on a 720p screen?

Say I have 1280x720 pixels on my screen and the current resolution is set to 1280x720 as well. What are the differences between the 1080p version and the 720p version of the same media? Is it ...
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VMWare Workstation Stretch Guest disabled

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, in which VMWare Workstation 10.03 is installed. The guest system I use there is Ubuntu 14.04. VMWare tools are installed on the Guest System and I ofen use shared folders with ...
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Just installed windows vista dual boot, resolution and drivers problems

I just installed windows vista alongside ubuntu 14.04. The problems are that it both doesn't allow me to set the native resolution of my display (900x1600 or something), it only goes up to 1024x768, ...
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Pages in a PDF file created from images have different size/resolution

I recently created a PDF file from a bunch of images (all of format gif except one of format jpe). In an image viewer, all images are of the same size and resolution. However, after I converted them ...
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Inspiron 9400 Laptop resolution shrinks when lid is closed

I have an Inspiron 9400 Laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Video Card. I've had both a 1440x900 pixel and 1920x1200 pixel display, and ever since I first hooked my computer up to my home TV (15 ...
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Does using non-native resolutions with the same aspect ratio as the native resolution cause loss of quality?

I have a 22 inch Full HD IPS monitor with native resolution of 1920 * 1080 but it's too small for me, and the Windows DPI doesn't work properly corss-software, so I use the custom resolution of 1376 * ...
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Windows 8.1 second monitor large with low resolution

I am running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y50. I am connecting to a Lenovo LS2023 20" Wide external monitor and I am having some trouble with getting the displays to scale properly. The Y50 is a 15.6" ...
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Does displaying a higher than supported resolution on a CRT damage it?

I have an old IBM CRT monitor from, I think the 80's, and although it seems like it should support resolutions up to 1024x768 anything higher than 640x480 results in the image being garbled up (sort ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox at 1920x1080

I have created a Ubuntu 14.04 VM on Virtualbox 4.3.16 (running on Windows 8). I have installed all of the Ubuntu virtualbox-guest* packages. The highest screen resolution that I can set in the ...
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How can I change the resolution seen by a bootloader in VirtualBox?

I am using VirtualBox 4.3 (on Ubuntu) to take screenshots of various Ubuntu installer bootloader screens (eg. GRUB2, syslinux), and I would like to decrease the number of rows and columns that the ...
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On Debian : Must create and set as default resolution. How?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Mac Mini G4 PowerPC and i'm trying to set it up to output its correct monitor resolution on startup. I am using LXDE GUI. The thing is, the LXDE resolution applet ...
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cannot display this video mode optimum resolution 1280x1024 60hz

PC configurations: Quad Core 4GB ram 160 GB Hard disk 256mb 64bit Raedon x1600 series PCI card Dell 1908 FP LCD Windows 7 Ultimate Problem : Whenever I tried to install whether windows 8 or ...
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Choppy font rendering on Windows Chrome

So this was supposed to be fixed with Directwrite in Chrome 37, but unfortunately I think I am one of a very few people, if not the only one who it actually backfired on. My fonts were perfectly fine ...
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Dead area on monitor, can I re-adjust screen 0,0 point?

I'm using Windows 7 Professional on Dell Inspiron N5110. I'm having problem with my laptop LCD screen. About 1cm of my monitor is white on the left side. Due to which Windows start button is ...
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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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Google Chrome browser everything looking tiny DPI issue?

Everything looks fine in Firefox and IE. But in Chrome everything looks very tiny, seems DPI has changed to 160. Please help me fix the font, overall look of Chrome to make bigger. Im using 1920x1080 ...
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Comparing Pixels per Inch - monitor x tablet

The PPI is a standard for comparing display quality across different devices, right? I calculated that a cheap tablet has 1024 x 800 pixels in a 10 inches screen, which using the formula gives us 129 ...
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How do we decide whether a screen resolution is valid or not?

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know what is criteria upon which the validity of screen resolution like 640x320, 1024x768 etc is determined. I mean why are these only the few resolutions, is that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04- Force lower resolution on Macbook Retina Display

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina Display. I have also installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Everything works fine, but the problem is that since the screen is such a high ...
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How can I confirm through monitor specifications that they will match an existing display?

I couple weeks back I bought a MacBook Pro with Retina display and I love it. To go along with it I bought a second monitor; a generic LG-branded monitor. My issue is that the colors on the LG monitor ...
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the rez and it is messing with everything my set up is 1920 x 1080 but chrome seems to be in a ...
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How to configure VLC auto-resizing for low-resolution files

I play a mix of 320p/480p/720p content via VLC, and each time I open one of the smaller resolutions for playing, VLC makes the window small - can I configure it such that if the content is less than ...
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dual-monitor on Linux : how to change the virtual resolution of only one screen

I am using Centos 6.3 with two screens : screen A : 1280x1024 screen B : 1680x1050 Screen A is the main screen, and screen B an extension. The problem is, screen A should accept a virtual ...