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So a friend of mine recently upgraded his monitor from a generic 17" Dell monitor to a really nice Acer (I believe) 1920x1080 LCD. I was visiting him the other day and he wanted to show me his new monitor. So he turned on his PC and showed me the screen...turns out he had the resolution set to 1024x768. He told me about how great the screen looks and everything. I told him that the resolution wasn't set to its highest so he isn't viewing how his screen should actually look--so I went in and changed it to 1920x1080. He said "Ew, everything looks all small and ugly" and proceeded to tell me that since he upgraded to a larger monitor, the content on the screen should be bigger.

I smiled and let it be.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
So a friend of mine recently upgraded his monitor from a generic 17" Dell monitor to a really nice Acer (I believe) 1920x1080 LCD. I was visiting him the other day and he wanted to show me his new monitor. So he turned on his PC and showed me the screen...turns out he had the resolution set to 1024x768. He told me about how great the screen looks and everything. I told him that the resolution wasn't set to its highest so he isn't viewing how his screen should actually look--so I went in and changed it to 1920x1080. He said "Ew, everything looks all small and ugly" and proceeded to tell me that since he upgraded to a larger monitor, the content on the screen should be bigger.

I smiled and let it be.
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I've learned to get used to stuff like this, it doesn't stop me from laughing though.
post #3 of 22
I could never be friends with a person like that.
post #4 of 22
Oh man.....ignorance is bliss I suppose.
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hehe
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Change his icon and font sizes to bigger sizes. Then go into his browser and srcoll the mouse wheel while holding the ctrl button to make everything super large
     
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
So a friend of mine recently upgraded his monitor from a generic 17" Dell monitor to a really nice Acer (I believe) 1920x1080 LCD. I was visiting him the other day and he wanted to show me his new monitor. So he turned on his PC and showed me the screen...turns out he had the resolution set to 1024x768. He told me about how great the screen looks and everything. I told him that the resolution wasn't set to its highest so he isn't viewing how his screen should actually look--so I went in and changed it to 1920x1080. He said "Ew, everything looks all small and ugly" and proceeded to tell me that since he upgraded to a larger monitor, the content on the screen should be bigger.

I smiled and let it be.
awesome that you would let it be. seriously. that is cool.
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post #8 of 22
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Change his icon and font sizes to bigger sizes. Then go into his browser and srcoll the mouse wheel while holding the ctrl button to make everything super large
Lol wouldn't that be too much effort just for this situation

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awesome that you would let it be. seriously. that is cool.
I didn't want to argue with him, I mean he liked it as it was so you know. What can you do.
post #9 of 22
Put the windows text size up and Ctrl+ his web browser.
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post #10 of 22
Actually, I know quite a few people who refuse to run at full resolution... I feel your pain.
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