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post #11 of 22
These things never fail to make me laugh.
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post #12 of 22
im going into an ALL CAPS RAGE!!!
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post #13 of 22
My aunt does the same thing with her LCD monitor. "I like the text big."

and she also bought a Quad Core LGA775 based PC with 6GB of RAM for her basic email and web surfing. And for some odd reason it came with Vista instead of 7. I told her I would build an i3 based PC for like $700 less (she overpaid, a lot), but she went out and bought a pre-built.

I mean if you need overkill, at least go with the current generation
    
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post #14 of 22
whe i was on my old old old computer i felt the same way, but now i understand res properly.

the evolution of widescreens helps too.
post #15 of 22
i would of have told him that with that monitor he got, he also has the magnifying glass *****
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post #16 of 22
I had someone do that too. I did mention that the text can be adjusted to be bigger too...
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post #17 of 22
Quote:
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.
It stung in my heart when I read this. I would just walk out of the room if someone I knew did that.
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post #18 of 22
I guess it's a legitimate problem. It can be solved by adjusting the dpi
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post #19 of 22
My parents did this on a smaller scale. 17" genericrap monitor, 1280x1024 native res, running it at.... 1152x864. What the actual hell. Wrong aspect ratio, very odd res. I changed it to native res, and they moaned at me.

Bear in mind that my mother is used to 1024x768 on a 12" screen (ThinkPad X31) and my father is used to 1280x800 on his laptop (15.4" Fujitsu).

I was so happy with the change from 1280x1024 to 1920x1080 on my sigrig though.
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post #20 of 22
Some people are just like that. My sister used to run her old 1440x900 (?) monitor at like 1024x768 or something too. That was when she first got it. I think she switched to 1440x900 later (partly due to me). Luckily, her current one is run at 1600x900.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
1152x864. What the actual hell. Wrong aspect ratio, very odd res.
It's not an odd resolution at all. It was actually somewhat infamous for those who wanted more estate than 1024x768 but found 1280x960 too small. Some 16" and 17" CRTs fit this range.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 8/12/11 at 2:37am
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