17" widescreen with iMac G4 problems...

iCrazy

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I have scoured the internet for any information on how to fix this problem. I hope someone can help me. I have a 17" widescreen external monitor hooked up with a VGA adapter to my iMac 17" widescreen. All I am simply trying to do is match the resolutions on them. My mac is running at 1440x900 and I would like my external to run at the same setting. Does anyone know of a program/hack to allow me to do this???

Thanks in advance.
 

iCrazy

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Apr 17, 2006
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I have the screen spanning doctor. I need something to raise the resolution of the external monitor to 1440x900, right now it maxes out at 1028x768 or something. I need a resolution adjustment program/hack. Thanks.
 

eva01

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Gah! Plymouth
well the 17" monitor may only go up to 1028X768, thou doubtful since you said it was widescreen.

check the manufacture's site for tech specs
 

eXan

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If it cant go any higher, its the native resolution of the display, this is doubtfull however, you said its a widescreen...
 

iCrazy

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Well see, here's the thing...I found a couple of programs that are raising the resolution (SwitchResX and DisplayConfigX) but the current resolution I am at now is 1056x594, so it is in widescreen now but it isn't clear it's all blurry so thats why I would like to go higher. I know that both of those programs I am currently using WILL go that high but they cost $$$$ (i know i know i'm a cheap bastard!) but I don't want to pay for them if another program exists that can do it for free. :D :D :D :D

Thanks for everyone's input...much appreciated.

(I think I'm going to post my setup so you can have a better idea also)
 

Jiddick ExRex

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Ok, listen: if the external screens resolution is 1024 something you can't go higher. End of story. Even if you found some hacks or programs it would look insanely bad.


Buy a new external screen and make sure it has a native resolution the same as the iMac's.
 

eXan

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iCrazy said:
Well see, here's the thing...I found a couple of programs that are raising the resolution (SwitchResX and DisplayConfigX) but the current resolution I am at now is 1056x594, so it is in widescreen now but it isn't clear it's all blurry so thats why I would like to go higher. I know that both of those programs I am currently using WILL go that high but they cost $$$$ (i know i know i'm a cheap bastard!) but I don't want to pay for them if another program exists that can do it for free. :D :D :D :D

Thanks for everyone's input...much appreciated.

(I think I'm going to post my setup so you can have a better idea also)
Man, you just CANNOT pass the native resolution of LCD.

You could check the specs for this external to see the maximum resolution of it. I would have done in in the 1st place
 

iCrazy

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Apr 17, 2006
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I ended up paying for the program to up the resolution and I now have it running at 1376x774 and it looks great!! thanks again guys.
 

eXan

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iCrazy said:
I ended up paying for the program to up the resolution and I now have it running at 1376x774 and it looks great!! thanks again guys.
Is your external display 16:9??