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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Why does 1366x768 resolution exist? [duplicate]

I know that there's a previous question about this but it doesn't have any real answers despite having been viewed 12,400 times, and the fact that it's been closed. With that in mind... Why in the ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I get Windows 8 and VirtualBox to use my full screen?

I'm running the enterprise evaluation (Build 9200) of Win8 and VirtualBox 4.2.4 r81684 and my actual display is 1920x1200. When I use the host-F key to enter full screen mode, the best I can configure ...
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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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Why is vertical resolution a multiple of 360?

YouTube recently added 1440p functionality, and for the first time I realized that all (most?) vertical resolutions are multiples of 360. Is this just because the smallest common resolution is ...
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My monitor's screen resolution has dropped from 1920x1200 to 1919x1200

I noticed this happen right around the same time I noticed a stuck red pixel in the middle-lower section of the panel. I don't think the two things are related but they may be since it was about the ...
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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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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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How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?

How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?
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Why does text look so Horrible on my HD monitor?

I just bought a 1080p 22" Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD (connected via HDMI) and the picture and video quality is great but the text quality is absolutely horrible. This monitor has a built in HD TV ...
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How to merge pdf:s using Imagemagick (resolution problem)

When I try to merge two .pdf files using Imagemagick convert pdf1.pdf pdf2.pdf temp.pdf the resulting temp.pdf file seems to have very low resolution. How can I keep the resolution same as in the ...
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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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Why aren't there many monitors with higher than 1920x1080 resolution? [closed]

I haven been shopping around for monitors and it seems that everything from 19" to 24" have a max resolution at 1920x1080. Is there some technical reason for this or is that just how it happens to be. ...
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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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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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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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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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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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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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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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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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Aging eyes, screen size and resolution

I have a 19" monitor with a native resolution of 1600x900. This provides crisp clear text, but it is too small. My vision is not as good as it once was. In order to see easily I have reduced the ...
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How can I find out the screen resolution and dpi on my mac book pro?

Can you please tell me how can I find out the screen resolution and dpi for the screen on my Macbook Pro? (I got it last year, 2009.)
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Can I take a screenshot as vector graphics or at a higher resolution than native?

I need to take some screenshots of an application window. My laptop resolution is low, and I'd like to get high quality images. Is there a way to grab the screen as vector graphics (e.g. EPS, PDF, ...
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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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Remote Desktop Zooming

Using Remote Desktop from a device with a hi-res screen (say, a Surface Pro) is decidedly tricky - as everything displays 1:1 scale and so looks tiny. If the machine you are remoting into runs Server ...
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Windows RDP — Possible to resize resolution on-the-fly?

I'm wondering if it's possible to resize the desktop on an RDP session on the fly I realize you can do it before you connect, but I'm looking to resize it on the fly similar to how vmware works. If ...
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How can I make Windows Server 2012 R2 like Windows 8.1?

I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter on my Sony VGN-Z56TG laptop. After I finished installing it, I noticed that some features in Windows 8.1 were missing from it, and some other limitations. ...
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How to change virtual screen resolution on Ubuntu (connecting via VNC without real display connected)?

I have an Ubuntu server with no physical access to it, only via ssh/vnc. It is stuck on a 1680x1050 resolution and in the system display settings the menus are disabled since there is no detected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change screen resolution of VNC server without restarting it?

Is it possible to change the resolution of the viewer specified during starting of the vnc server with the geometry command line argument? I have a vncserver configured for a wide screen monitor but I ...
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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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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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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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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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What is the best way to test a webpage on higher resolution than your current screen's resolutions?

I'm making a responsive website where I need to test my webpage's css, html, javascript rendering on 2400px resolution while my screen is only 1900px.
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HDMI resolution limited to 1920 x 1080?

Monitor is a Dell 3008wfp. Very nice. Max resolution 2560 x 1600. Video card is an ATI Radeon HD 4350. I like it because it was cheap and is fanless. (Noise bugs me.) I would like to switch from DVI ...
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Generate hundreds of resolutions from a single image

I'm working on a project where I need a single image in multiple resolutions. Lucky enough the image is identical width/height resolution and would work well with all resolutions with the same height ...
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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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Is there any software to keep eyes distracted from monitor [closed]

I have a 19 inch LCD monitor but my eyes are hurting when sitting too much in front of the PC so I used an eye protector software, but it irritates me since it is a trial version, so I cannot edit its ...
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Few questions regarding screen resolution

I understand that the resolution of a display is the number of pixels it can accommodate vertically and horizontally. So if my resolution is 1920 x 1200 it means there are 1920 horizontal pixels and ...