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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Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor?

My laptop is a 15" wide screen running at 1600x1050, and in addition to that I connect an external 19" LCD which runs at 1280x1024. The problem with this setup is that if I increase the text size to ...
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Is there any way to use a display resolution higher than the max?

I have a 17 inch LCD, with a maximum resolution of 1280x720. It works fine, but there are some apps that require 1024x768. I know that the maximum resolution is called like that for a reason, but is ...
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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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Ubuntu on VirtualBox can only show resolution of 800x600 - how do I change it?

My monitor is 1920 x 1200 and the computer is running Windows 7. Using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.04, the screen of the Ubuntu can only be 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Is there a way to change that. I ...
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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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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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Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu

I am running Sun VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I have installed Xubuntu 10.4 as a virtual machine but cannot seem to find an easy way of altering the screen resolution. Any ideas?
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How can I change the system font size in OS X?

I'm using a Mac Mini on big flat-screen TV for playing media. The small font size is really annoying when sitting far away. Is there a way to increase the system font size in OS X?
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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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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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Change the default resolution of Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc)

Is there a way to change the default resolution that mstsc uses? I dont want it to default to the full resolution of the client machine.
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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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Easily change screen resolution in Windows 7 [closed]

Is there a program that sits in the system tray and lets you easily change the screen resolution in Windows 7?
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Change screen resolution while in safe mode for normal mode

A screen of mine burnt out, and was replaced with a screen of lower resolution. It works in safe mode as that is in 800x600 resolution, but when I try to boot to normal mode, it fails. Is there a way ...
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Why does changing LCD screen resolution (Windows 7) take several seconds? [closed]

Why does it take so long for a computer monitor to change resolution? Why does it take 2-3 seconds rather than, say, 50 ms? E.g. my current Windows 7 with strong GPU and 24 inch monitor takes 2-3 ...
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How can I increase the Hyper-V display resolution?

I just started experimenting with the Hyper-V of Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu on it. However when I launch it my screen resolution is small. How can I scale Ubuntu to the resolution of my screen? ...
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Replacing an LCD screen in a laptop

So I just got my new laptop today -- HP Envy 15 -- and it turns out it's actually 1366 x 768 instead of the 1920 x 1080 I had originally thought it was... obviously I miss read :\ Anyways, I want to ...
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Secondary monitor does not display native resolution

I have a laptop (Acer Aspire 8730G) which runs a GeForce 9300M GS. Its native resolution is 1680x945 pixels. Now, I connected my monitor to it (LG E2250V-PN) with VGA (laptop only has a VGA or HDMI ...
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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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How can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 4000x3000 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1400x768. Basically, I need to ...
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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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Lion / name resolution order

(this issue went away for me with the 10.7.1 update - /etc/hosts now works as always for me) I've updated my Mac to Lion and now I notice that /etc/hosts is consulted last, even after DNS. This is ...
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Force native resolution to Non-PnP monitor in Windows

I've got a 22-inch, 1680 x 1050 monitor. Brand X2gen, model MW22U. Connected by DVI cable to my NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics card. Several days ago my monitor stopped working. It displayed ...
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What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?

I'm using Windows 7 on a 8.9' monitor with 1280x768 screen resolution. Using the might of arithmetics, I'm able to determine that my dpi (actually ppi) should be 167. Win7 is really helpful in that it ...
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Why does Windows 7 sometimes forget to turn off my display after X number minutes, even though the power settings are specifically set that way?

This is not just a problem with Windows 7 - I know I've been experiencing this same issue all the way back through XP. Basically, you set your screen to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes, you walk away, ...
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How to do a Powershell (or other) script to change screen resolution?

How can I script a screen resolution change, for example to 1024*768?
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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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Wallpaper in dual-monitors with different resolution

OS: WinXP I got 2 monitors with main one in 1280x1024 and the secondary in 1600x1200. When setting wallpaper in best fit, it will fit my main screen but leave a lot padding area in secondary. Since ...
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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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Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen?

Is there any freeware out there that will allow me to run the desktop that is larger than the resolution of the screen? My situation: Win XP, Dell Mini 10, iirc- Intel GMA950 I need to use a netbook ...
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Not getting 1366x768 screen resolution in LUbuntu installed as a guest on VirtualBox

My laptop supports 1366x768 resolution but, even after installing Guest Additions on my lubuntu-11.10-alternate-i386 virtual machine I have as available resolutions only (from xrandr): 1024x768 ...
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How to remove the black borders after installing Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 on my PC and now only 80% of the screen is used. There is a black border around my screen. I own a Acer Predator G3610 with AMD Radeon HD 7670 and a 1920 x 1080 Acer monitor ...
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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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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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In VirtualBox can't get max display resolution for guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as the guest OS. However the max resolution setting I can get in the control panel is only 1264x602. How can I get up to the full HD resolution that I have in the ...
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Can I force a laptop to use a higher resolution?

I bought my laptop (ASUS A53SV-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop) from amazon a few days ago, and when I got it today, I was so disappointed, the screen can't even compare with the laptop I ...
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Changing the resolution of my netbook to 1280x1024

I have made a hack to my registry (Display1_DownScalingSupported) that allows you to have two new resolutions for your netbook (1024 x 768 and 1152 x 864). However I would like to have 1280x1024 so ...
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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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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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VirtualBox : 1366x768 resolution

My notebook native resolution is 1366x768, however i cant set up virtualbox vms to use that definition. I cant select from 800x600,1024x768,1280x1024,etc but cant select 1366x768 (native very wide ...
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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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Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch screenshot resolution is higher than built-in display

My MacBook Pro 13 inch retina has a screen resolution of 2560 × 1600. How come when I take a screenshot (Command+Shift+3 for full screen), the resolution is much higher: 3360 × 2100?
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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, ...
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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 ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.10 Auto resize not working. Will auto-resize down but not up unless in full screen

Using Virtualbox 4.2.10 with Windows 7 as host and guest. If I press Ctrl+F, the OS goes full screen. If I check the resolution, it says 1680×1050 -- same size as my host OS that has many ...
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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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Maximum resolution through VGA/DVI/HDMI(/etc)?

I know the original VGA standard was meant to output 640x480 and that other standards over the original VGA connector are developed to output a higher resolution. (SVGA, XGA, etc.) But I was wondering ...
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Why does the screen resolution of 1440x900 suddenly disappear from Intel GMA Control Panel?

I'm using a Vostro 1200 laptop with the Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset powering its graphics and running Vista 32-bit SP2. I've been using the Vostro with a Dell SE198WFP LCD Monitor as the ...
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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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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, ...