bigger resolutions?

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  1. mynameisjesse macrumors member

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    im sure this is a stupid question, but is there anyway for me to make my resolution bigger than what apple allows? my second monitor, which is a ****** old crt, lets me choose way bigger than my rev. b 20" iMac. is there an application i can use?
     
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  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    How hi-res does the Spanning Doctor hack allow?

    My second LCD is running at 1280x1024, but I noticed newer monitors going up to 1600's+ widescreen.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    LCDs have a finite amount of pixels so no app can physically make a bigger resolution for you. Check the System Preferences' Display tab to make sure it's at the maximum though. :)
     
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    The internal LCD, due to the way LCDs work, is limited to its maximum resolution. 1680 x 1050 isn't a small screen though, honestly. You could always use the screen-spanning hack to attach another monitor if you wanted...
     
  6. mynameisjesse thread starter macrumors member

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    im currently using screen spanning doctor app for my second monitor. i was just hoping i could match the resolution of the second monitor with my imac, but i guess i cant cause its lcd. 1680x1050 is good but i just wish i could make everything smaller. thanks everyone.
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Just to clarify, you have the 20inch iMac, running an external monitor, via screen spanning docter. What resolution are you running the external monitor?
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I can confirm that, on my 14" iBook, running at 1024x768, I have run a 22" CRT at 2048x1536 with the screen spanning doctor. Just play with your monitor control panel settings. :)
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Nice! Well at least I know that if I get a better external screen, I'll be able to support a higher resolution. :)
     
  10. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    Just curious - is there any way to increase the resolution on the 14" iBook? My friend has one, and going from my PB to her iBook really is a shock to the eyes.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. :(

    Unless you're already running below 1024x768...
     
  12. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I have a 15" lcd that I used to use with my windows pc and have recently started using it again with my iBook... mostly as a mirror but occasionally with the screen spanning hack. I can't, however, get the resolution on the lcd over 1024x768 (either while mirroring - which I don't think is possible anyways - or by using the hack) No settings have been changed and if I hook it back up to my PC I can get much high resolutions. Could you explain how you were able to get yours up so high? Did the larger resolutions just show up in the Display preferences?
     
  13. mynameisjesse thread starter macrumors member

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    my 19" second monitor is at 1400x1050 while my 20" imac is 1680x1050. i love how os x looks when my second monitor is at 1600x1200 and was just hoping i could match my imacs resoultion to that.

    incase you dont understand, i want my main displays(the imac) resolution bigger, changing the resolution of the second monitor is no problem.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Your iMac has an LCD which is the same technology as most other flat screen monitors. Now, these LCDs have a finite amount of physical pixels (dots that make the colour) which means there is no possible way of increasing the resolution of an LCD. :)
     

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