Thread created on Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:09:50 Last replied to on Fri Mar 01, 2013 01:53:11
I just purchased a brand new 22" full HD 1080p monitor for £153.99 ($232.87) and I'm having a slight problem on the interwebz. Every page was very small due to the 1920x1080 resolution so I set the default zoom to 125% and that kind of fixed the problem. I'm still having issues though, all images (forum sigs) especially animated ones look low quality.
Does anyone know how to fix this or have the same problem?
Ps. Other than that it is an amazing monitor, before I was using a 720p monitor at 1280x720 and it was ok but I had overscan etc to deal with, this one solves all of those problems. The picture quality is amazing and no overscan, I love it!
"If you low the resolution of the monitor the icons will be rearrange to fit the smaller desktop. If you then increase the resolution back to what it was before the position of the icon will not automatically revert back to there they were. There position remains where they were for the smaller resolution in relation to the higher resolution.
You need to realize that the higher the resolution the smaller icons and text will be since they have a set pixel size. So if you change your resolution down to 1680 x 1050, the icons and texts will appear a little larger because of the lower resolution.
Since you are using Windows , you can tweak the size of the icon and text by....
In the Advanced Properties window you can change many thing including the size of fonts, icon, menus. Make all the changes you want, click OK (which closes the window), then click Apply in the Display Properties window. This does not affect the text in an application though.
To change the size of text in IE or Firefox you need to do it within the browser. In Firefox it can be found in the menu under View, then Zoom. IE should have something similar."
So to quickly summarize, you can go into the options of Windows and change the sizes of fonts and icons to suit your needs - if they're too small to read in a higher resolution, then just keep increasing their size until you can see them the way you want to
As mentioned above, you will most likely need to go into your actual web browser's options to change the font size displayed on web sites.
You may also have to look up other instructions on how to do this in other Operating Systems, depending on what one you're using. Good luck.
I think you failed to realise the question/issue was (mostly) about images, especially animated ones, rather than anything to do with text at all. (Honestly, your C&P from Toms Hardware looked as if it was more likely instructions for a computer-illiterate 80 year old to increase font display sizes so they could read it without their glasses on)
bloodred is pretty much about as right as you'll get, without going into technical details. Probably the only thing that would make the images, and animations appear to be of any better quality would be to increase the zoom to either 150% or 200%.
The reasoning behind that would be that if you think if each pixel as a bounded box, and you zoom in on a line of 4 of them, zooming 125% would mean (if the dimensions were increased linearly, which they aren't) that every 4th pixel would become 2 pixels wide, while the other 3 remained 1 pixel - causing a ratio distortion.
Zooming 150% with the same assumption, would have every second pixel resized to two pixels, and zooming 200% would be making each 1x1 orignal pixel into a 2x2 array of pixels.
Obviously the actual process of zooming involves a little more than just that, with some sharpening and blending involved as well, but you get the basic idea.
If things look too small at 100%, or too large at 200%, drop the resolution. You may lose some screen space, but you'll be able to see images with the quality intended, and at a reasonable size.
22" is a bit small for 1080p. I agree that your best bet is to drop the resolution down a notch or two. The good news is the 1080p monitors are usually higher quality all round than their 720p cousins, so you should still notice a difference between what you have now and what you had before.