Higher res with XP in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mackiemacbook, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. mackiemacbook macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Switched from Powerbook 12" 1.33 Ghz to a new MBP SR 2.2. Yesterday out of curiousity I installed Bootcamp and XP. I can set the screen res in XP up to 1600x900 (without scrolling) so apperantly the screen can handle this res. On OSX however, 1440x900 is the max.

    Is it posible to do 1600 in OSX?
     
  2. brettanderson macrumors member

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    I just tried changing the resolution to 1600 x 900 in xp pro sp2 through boot camp and I get panning. (I have paning for all the resolutions above 1440 x 900) Are you using the graphics drivers supplied in bootcamp 1.3?
     
  3. mackiemacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i use those drivers. What you mean with panning? I have no scroll bars when I use that res in XP.
     
  4. brettanderson macrumors member

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    when you move your pointer to the rightt side of the screen the entire desktop pans to the right.

    To demonstrate what I mean when you are at a resolution higher than 1440x900, put an icon on the left end of the screen, then move your pointer all the way to the right side (keep moving your pointer past the edge of the screen, don't stop there). The desktop will shift to the right and the icon will be off screen. Then move your pointer to the left side of the screen and your desktop will pan to the left and the icon will be back in view on the monitor.

    I'm not sure if I explained that clearly, but hopefully you know what I mean.
     
  5. mackiemacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mmmm yes you are right, the screen scrolls.... I only need XP for some tooling which is not available for OSX. Thanks for clearing this up
     

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