How to Improve Screen Resolution on i7?

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  1. invisionblue macrumors member

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    I keep my resolution on 2560X1440 however I'm a web designer and when I switch to 1280X1024 the graphics become really choppy. Is there a way to fix this so it's crystal clear like 2560?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    LCDs are made to run at their native resolution. It can't be as clear as 2560x1440 because there are much less pixels (same amount but 2 or more pixels next to each other will be the same color = less pixels).
     
  3. invisionblue thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks that's what I figured. I'll just try and get used to designing on this resolution.
     
  4. justit macrumors 6502a

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    Professional web development means looking at colors, displays and display resolutions at what the general public will also be looking at. Get yourself a cheap second hand 15" or 17" ~$40 display for browser testing and enjoy your native 27" res. for apps.
     
  5. 300D macrumors 65816

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    If thats the case then most web designers are still looking at 800x600 screens.

    Seriously, why are so many websites (especially news sites) designing such extremely narrow pages that don't scale up?
     
  6. hakr macrumors regular

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    Because most computer users don't like looking at the computers in "panavision"?

    One of the things I like least about macs is the wide-screen silliness. As a writer, I write on 8-1/2 x 11 pages, not on wide-screen pages. When I want to watch an HD movie, I watch it on an HD TV, not a computer screen. :D
     
  7. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Then whats the point of widescreen in computer monitors, TVs, movie theaters and phones?
     
  8. hakr macrumors regular

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    As I stated, I watch HD movies on an HD tv set, not on a computer monitor.
     
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    thats why i like my CRT screens , you simply can use any resolution you like and its clear and sharp and a lower res means you get higher Hz so even better for the eye if you sit longer then 10 min each day in front of it
     
  10. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Other then you I have never heard of a single person complaining about widescreen. The fact that I can have 2 docs open side by side is only one of the excellent features a widescreen display can offer.
     
  11. dmackerman macrumors member

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    Well the luxury of having such a big screen is that you can "design" on an 800x600 canvas (in say, Photoshop/Illustrator) and still have tons of real estate to do whatever you want.
     
  12. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    I too don't see the real point of widescreen computer screens. For the most part I use my Mac for "tall" contant, not "wide". Documents, articles and so forth. I never watch movies on my Mac, that's why I have a widescreen TV.

    I really don't see why Apple's going for a 16:9-ratio, but that's just me.
     
  13. quasan Guest

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    oO

    just install a javascript bookmarklet or a firefox extension which resizes your window to the screen resolution?
     
  14. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    you don't find it useful for having multiple pages of a document on screen at once? or multiple browser windows on screen?

    i have a tv tuner. i like to watch tv, browse the web and do other stuff at the same time. wide screens give you the real-estate to do that. you don't have to have one window maxed out to the whole screen :)
     
  15. Davewilks macrumors newbie

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    Computer monitors are going 16:9 (or whatever) so the panel makers only have to make one size of panel for computers and TV's.:mad:
     
  16. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of changing your display resolution, just resize your browser window. The Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox provides a way to store window dimensions of your choice and resize at the click of a button.
     

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