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Why do you think the screens are always set at 1024x768?
To pss some if not all of us off 72%  72%  [ 18 ]
Because some specialized application require a certain screen resoulution 28%  28%  [ 7 ]
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:38 am 
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1024x768 is what I use, since thats the max my laptop will support, and as long as I'm not doing graphics or video work I'm fine.

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Fakepost? WTF? I love using smaller resolutions because of my eye sight. And if you don't think I'm serious, I can upload a few screenshots of me getting work done in either 512x384 or 800x600.


Are you literally legally blind or something!? :|

I have 60/200 Vision (I can just make out the big letter on top of the eye chart, but just, not to mention also colorblind to Red & Green), and I'm fine with resolutions above 1200x with my glasses or contacts.

Even with my horrid eye sight, I can't stand a resolution any lower then 1024, I can't even stand 1024, any lower and I see no point.

If anyone has any serious problems with there eye sight, all they have to do is use the Magnifying Glass app or up the DPI Level, that's what it is there for (amoung many other options).

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Fakepost? WTF? I love using smaller resolutions because of my eye sight. And if you don't think I'm serious, I can upload a few screenshots of me getting work done in either 512x384 or 800x600.

Please do.

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I remember before we got the new computers, we had old computers with CRT monitors and they were all set 1024x768, except one, the screen resolution was stuck at 640x480 or something similar, and it turned out the drivers for the graphics wasn't installed properly, and this really, really annoyed me, because, the teacher sometimes insisted I use that computer, and if I did have to, there would be a hell of a lot of scrolling to do in documents and webpages.

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The PCs at our school have 17" LCDs with a native of 1280x1024. When we first got them they were set to 1024x768, but the next re-image they did, they switched to 1280x1024. The last re-image they did, they installed the Royale theme.

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My school have 17" LCD's at 1280x1024 and god forbid 1024x768.
Got about 100 15" Acer LCD's at 1024x768 and they're terrible (so are the Acers - overheating P4 anyone?)


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Are you literally legally blind or something!? :|

In my left eye, I cannot view or distinguish anything except light. I cannot see out of it like others can and it does suck when it comes to driving on the road. The reason why I like the smaller resolutions and higher refresh rates is to reduce the strain on my right eye (which a lot of modern displays do "60Hz" unlike my CRT that does 800x600 and 85Hz beautifully). With the higher resolutions and low rates, my left eye, when it reaches the screen will flicker A LOT and trust me, it's bad.

And if I really have to prove the screen resolution, I have my XP partition on my MacBook Pro at 960x600, the widescreen version of 800x600. I even find myself zooming in the screen on my Leopard setup, although the resolution is at 1400x900.

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I took the image right when I installed XP and it's been set at that resolution since.

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God I hate 1024x768, I had just installed hackintosh on a 20inch LCD screen and 1024x768 looked foul, so to test hackintosh I had to use a 15inch HP LCD, on which 1024x768 looked great :)

(OffTopic) Lol I'm on Hackintosh OSX 10.4.8 right now

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I know I'm bumping a slightly old topic. At my school we have some new computers in most IT rooms, and we have a network running Windows XP. All the display settings are unreachable, in fact, all settings are. The new PCs have 19" widescreen monitors, but have to be displayed in 1024x768 because we still have some old PCs with 15" CRTs in other rooms. If the default resoulution would be changed, it would mean that only the new PCs would be usable. We also have new laptops, which have been downgraded from Vista and put on the XP school network... Great...

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That sucks a lot... I can't change the settings of any computer in my school either, but I can change my resolution by clicking the Intel Graphics icon on the taskbar. So maybe you can change your screen resolution by checking the icons on the taskbar?


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I don't think there are any icons at my school anymore. They really tightened the security up in September 2007. Made is so there are only a few programs that we can use, removed any links to Display or Control panel etc, one thing is, sometimes you log in and it will log your account as an admin. So it's just like regular XP until you log out.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:57 am 
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My school does the same 1024 x 768 [censored]. I really don't like it because the monitors native resolution is 1280 x 1024 and i don't understand why the IT Personal set them to a default resolution of 1024 x 768. Maybe it's because they think you are destroying the computer if you put a USB stick in one of the computers.


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at my school they where so lazy that after upgrading to sp3 over the summer all the screens where at 800 x 600 when the native resolution is 1280 x 1024 but we are allowed to change them, sadly in most places the teachers told them to change it to 1024 x 768 so it still looks horrible...


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