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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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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Stretch VMWare Player guest OS to fullscreen

I’m using VMWare Player to play an old 16-bit Windows game. Unfortunately the game uses only 640x480 and I cannot figure out how to stretch the VM window to full-screen on the host. I set the guest OS ...
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Ways of increasing maximum resolution

The maximum resolution supported by my graphic card is sadly 1366x768 . After getting used to my work computer with the resolution 1920x1080, using my personal computer became very painful. I was ...
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Monitor receiving resolution incorrectly

I have two displays connected to a Ge-force 210 on my Dell running Ubuntu 12.04. One is using DVI the other VGA. The DVI display had a mode for its max resolution (1680x1050) which I selected. The VGA ...
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How can I get the current screen resolution from the command line on OS X?

How can I get the current display resolution from the command line in OS X?
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Use Two Monitors As One (Not Mirror, Not Extend)

I've got two monitors set up. Monitor two is currently extending my desktop area. Both are running with a resolution of 1440x900. What I would like to do is treat the monitors like just one super ...
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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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How can I get VirtualBox to run at 1366x768?

I'm trying to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox. My laptop's display is exactly 1366x768. Windows 8 disables some of its features if the resolution is less than 1366x768, so I need to run the guest OS ...
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Windows 7 says 1600x900 resolution, monitor reports 1400x900

A new Intel i5 Windows 7 machine is connected to a known-good VGA cable via a DVI adaptor to a 1600x900 LCD monitor. The adapter unfortunately knocks out the pnp/edid bit so you have to specify the ...
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Screen resolution vs image/video resolution [closed]

What is the difference between screen resolution and the resolution of an image? If my screen resolution is 1024 x 768, will an image of the same resolution fit absolutely perfectly on my screen?
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What's with the 1366x768 resolution for laptops/notebooks? [closed]

I've been looking to replace my current laptop 14" (1440x900 resolution) with a new one. But it seems most new 14" laptops are stuck to 1366x768 resolutions max??? What happened to the higher ...
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What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
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Half-life 2 and Portal 2 graphics are corrupted

I recently bought a new 1080p monitor to replace my ageing 1280x1024 one. The new one uses HDMI and is connected to my PC via DVI. The old one used a VGA cable. Set up was fine (Windows even detected ...
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Using external monitor and screen resolution?

it might sound very basic question but i need some help. I have lenovo Ideapad y560p which offers a maximum resolution of 1366px x 768px. Now i am planning to buy an external monitor, and i short ...
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How can I turn off display resolution auto-detection in Windows Vista?

At work I've 4 different computers connected using a keyboard/video/mouse switch. Quite often when I switch to windows vista the resolution is totally wrong and I need to get the screen properties ...
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Monitor - HP ZR2740W 27" - Resolution 2560 x 1440 can't be set

My problem I just bought a computer screen which has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. I have a PC and it only show me the choices for the resolution 1680 width and below. I already installed the ...
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Display is slightly blurry on (native) 1920x1080 resolution

I have a computer monitor that is approximately 23" in size. Its native resolution is 1920x1080, and Windows 7 will not allow it to be any higher. However, I cannot make the resolution a little lower ...
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How can I use scanlines on my LED monitor to gain performance over half of the pixels?

In the old days, we had resolution features like scanlines and the amount of work the graphics adapter does would be reduced. I have FPS problems with some games so is there a way to use a video mode ...
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Lenovo S110 netbook screen resolution Ubuntu

I am still stuck with 800x600 resolution. Here is the output of lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0bf2 (rev 03) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0be2 ...
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how do I change the resolution on my windows 8 laptop?

I had the windows 8 consumer preview from when it came out until the new windows 8 Release preview came out a few days ago. I recently updated my computer and I noticed that my resolution went back ...
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My computer is stuck at a lower resolution

I play Team Fortress 2 in full-screen mode, with a lower-than-native resolution. Usually upon exiting the game Windows changes back to the native resolution. However, the other day I turned my ...
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Add custom resolution to Control Panel in Windows

I have an ATI Radeon HD 4800 graphic card, when I open CCC I can select many different resolutions. When I open Control Panel > Screen Resolution, I only get few resolutions (1920x1080x, 1280x1024, ...
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New laptop with an hd display, everything is microscopic

I've just purchased a laptop with a 15.6" UltraSharp FHD (1920x1080) LED display, and everything looks like it's massively zoomed out. A temporary fix, changing the font display size to "larger" has ...
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Is there any software to automatically change or save the resolutions for my 22“ and 19” monitors when playing the same game?

Everytime I switch to primary monitor which is 22" then I must select resolution to 1920x1080 again when first starting the same game on 19" secondary monitor with 1280x1024 resolution. Is there any ...
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How to force 640*480@60Hz screen resolution on xubuntu 12.04

It seems xubuntu won't be able to correctly set resolution at 640*480@60Hz at its Display settings. And I am unable to correctly my super small 6.4 inch Mitsubishi VGA panel via VGA cable. I have ...
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Nvidia graphics cards displaying picture larger than LCD TV

I have a strange issue and not sure what the problem is. I have a 720p TV hooked up to a NVidia 7300. Everything is fine. But when I put in a 9500 or a GT220 the resolution is detected at 720p, but ...
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DVD Rip in 720p/1080p resolution

I have seen ripped movies in 720p/1080p resolution but the source of the movie is DVD. So it must be a upscaled (720 x 480 to 1,280×720 or 1,920×1,080) video I guess, Is there any advantage in ...
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Adjustment For A Dell M992 Monitor

I don't know if this is the right forum to be asking this - I just got a monitor that a friend gave me. It is a Dell M992. The problem is, The screen doesn't fit the screen (does that make sense? ...
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Dell D630 New LCD (NO BIOS DISPLAY, Windows display OK)

I got a replacement LCD panel for a Dell D630 and installed it. After reading some of the posts here this was a risky proposition, I know that now. The problem is that the BIOS does NOT display with ...
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How to increase the resolution of a laptop screen more than it supports

I have a laptop, which has a screen resolution of 1366x768, as most laptops have. Is there any way to increase it? The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6, with Intel HD 3000 graphics and Radeon HD 6490M ...
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How to make the text bigger and still crisp on Mac OS X with high resolution by default?

I have a Macbook Pro with display 1680 x 1050. The text displayed on the OS interface windows generally seems too small for my eyes. I'd like to set them generally bigger somehow. If I choose the ...
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Setting an image's size (in pixels) so that it won't have to be stretched or resized to fit the paper's width when printing

I'm scanning documents of different sizes and am trying to crop them in such a way that they will fit in a Letter size paper when printed (without stretching a small image, or resizing a larger image ...
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Screen resolution messed up after update from windows update on windows 7

Hello i installed some updates for windows 7 from windows update yesterday and it completely messed up my screen resolution for some reason. I have always had 1920x1080 working fine without problems, ...
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can Windows be hacked to have “huge” screen resolution and not transmit it to monitor, i.e. only for remote desktop viewing?

the question is somewhat reminiscent of this one Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7) . I have read that one of the reasons why you should not have Windows try have screen ...
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is there any relation between dpi setting and display resolution?

I was wondering what happens when i change display resolution(i.e. 1280x1024 pixel) in my os(windows xp) does it affect the dpi(ppi) setting of my os too? or when i change the dpi(ppi) setting of my ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to reevaluate or recognize my monitor resolution after hibernate or sleep mode

I have a Lenovo W500 Laptop with an ATI FireGL 5700 card and it has VGA and a Display Port. Everything works fine if I boot my laptop with a monitor already attached. Sometimes it also works if I ...
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Duplicate monitor on highest resolution in Windows 7

I have a monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1440, connected through display port. I also have an AV Receiver connected to the video card via HDMI, to have surround sound in games. All using ...
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Do high DPI displays make pixel interpolation better? [closed]

Would having a retina computer display (or another high DPI display) allow lower non-native resolutions to appear better than typical non-native resolutions would on a non-retina LCD display? Or does ...
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How to simulate smartphone screen on my Windows PC?

I am considering buying a smartphone. One of the primary uses of the device would be reading of e-books in PDF format. I'd like to experiment with various combinations of display resolution and ...
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Disable screen scaling in Xvesa?

Is it possible to disable the X screen from stretching to fill the monitor? For instance, if Xvesa is configured to display 800x600, can I have that 800x600 box centered in the middle of the screen ...
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How do I change the resolution of an Amazon EC2 Windows Machine?

(I debated between posting this here, ServerFault, and StackOverFlow. Settled for this. Hopefully it's in the right place.) We run our UI testing suite using Selenium Grid 2 with an Amazon EC2 ...
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Is resolution more important or DPI in photos

Which property of pixel resolution (many megapixels) and spatial resolution (many dpi) influences the quality of the resulting product more? For example, of 16 MP at 72 dpi and 7 MP at 300 dpi , ...
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want to make text size 15% bigger in Win 7

The text in my 17 inche secreen is small so I changed it to 125% (medium) but I also did not like that because it is now a bit big in the size. How can I make it something like 115%? because there are ...
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Can I change the screen resolution?

I got a laptop with 17 inche screen. However, it is not that comfort as the text appears small. The recommended resolution is 1600x900 but I want to change it to something smaller. My question is: if ...
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Force screen resolution to its maximum in Windows

I have a Samsung SyncMaster SA100 monitor which I got after my good old CRT failed. The CRT had a maximum supported resolution of 1024x768 and the Samsung has 1366x768. However, when I connect the ...
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How to get the highest pc picture quality output to tv

What's the best possible way to get the highest quality picture on my HDTV.. I have a Panasonic 65vt30 1080p 600hz What I have setup now is just the pc hooked up to my tv thru VGA , running win7 ...
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What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?

Many times, I have seen resolution of 1080p and I know that it means 1080 pixels but I also have seen specifications on some HDTVs to be 1080i. So, I want to know the exact difference between them and ...
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Screen resolution and multiple users

Is it possible to have different screen resolution for different users logged at the moment into the system? When I switch user and change screen resolution windows changes resolution for all the ...
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Custom resolution - Windows 7 - no drivers

I'm having some problems with my VGA card. When I enable my VGA drivers and boot windows up they crash and I get message that the problem occured with atimdag.sys drivers or smth like that. I'm gettin ...
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Changing screen resolution with with Windows 7

I'm using a Dell Inspiron desktop computer hooked up to an old Venturer monitor. When I go to change the screen resolution under Personalization, Windows won't allow me to make any change from 1024 x ...