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How do i change the size of the picture on an acer monitor. i want to change it to widescreen

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Right Click > Click Properties > Settings > Set Screen Resolution to 1440 by 900

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Monitor buying tips you should know.


Over the years monitors have transformed from those bulky CRT monitors to square LCD screens to stylish flat wide screen LCD's and now to new stylish extremely thin LED screens. On average every PC user spends at least 5 hours a day looking at the monitor. If the picture is fuzzy and not clear enough then there is a very high possibility that the eyes get damaged.

An older CRT monitor
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A wide LCD monitor
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A newer ultra flat widescreen LED monitor
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Monitor Sizes
There are many different sizes of CRT, square LCD, wide LCD and wide LED monitors available on the market at the moment.

If you want an older CRT screen then sizes can range between 14" to about 20", they use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want an older LCD screen then sizes can range from 15" to 19", they also use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LCD then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LED then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They also use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.

Image quality
The sharpness of the image in a monitor greatly depends on your Graphics card as well as whatever resolution you are running at. Nevertheless the quality of the monitor plays an important role.

Here are some of the tips that you should know before buying a monitor.

1. There are three types of monitors namely CRT, LCD and LED. The monitor that looks like a TV is a CRT monitor. In CRT monitors there is a Cathode Ray Tube that shoots electrons into the screen to create the image. An LCD monitor is smaller in width and consumes less power and is healthier if you are going to be spending large amounts of time at your PC. The LED screen looks the same as an LED monitor and the difference between it and the LCD is that it has a much higher contrast ratio resulting in darker blacks and much lighter whites.

3. A CRT monitor is much heavier than LCD monitor as you can imagine by it's bulky appearance. A LCD monitor is very lightweight and so is a LED monitor.

4. The distance between two adjacent pixels in a monitor is called 'dot pitch'. This is measured in millimeters (mm). Smaller the dot pitch the clearer the picture quality. Usually there are monitors with dot pitch varying between 0.20 mm to 0.27mm. Some manufacturers use diagonal dot pitch while most of them use horizontal dotpitch. The diagonal dot pitch is always longer than the horizontal dot pitch

5. Resolution of a monitor has to be considered with care. Most of the CRT monitors have resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280x1024. The square LCD monitors have 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Newer wide screen LCD monitors have resolutions of 1600x1900, 1680x1050 and the Full HD 1920x1090. When the resolution is higher the images and text will appear smaller. But you can see more text and bigger pictures in the monitor with high resolution.

6. Another thing to note is the 'Refresh rate'. This rate is usually 60Hz, 73Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz. Refresh rate of 85Hz means the picture on the monitor is refreshed 85 times within a second.

7. The brightness and contrast can range between a low 5 000:1 to a high 80 000:1 in a LCD monitor and an average of 5 000 000:1 in a LED, yes that's 5 million to 1 with a LED. This just shows how much better a LED monitor is to a LCD.

8. If you are a gamer then the thing you have to look at with LCD monitors and LED monitors is the response time. If it is 16ms then this is a very bad monitor for gaming and you will experience a ghosting effect in most games and if it is 5ms then you will have an average gaming experience. What you want to get is a 2ms response time monitor, with it you will have the best gaming experience with no ghosting what-so-ever.

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How to change the desktop background image.


There are two ways in which to set your desired image to your desktop background.

Option 1
1) Fistly locate the picture you want as your desktop background.
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2) Then double click the image to take you into Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default picture viewer. Once there right click anywhere on the picture and click Set as Desktop Background from the pop up menu.
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And there you have it. The image is now your new desktop background.
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Option 2
1) Fistly locate the picture you want as your desktop background.slasher_x.gif
Then right click on the image and select Set as Desktop Background
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And there you have it. The image is now your new desktop background.
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Option 2 is a slightly quicker way of doing it as you don't really need to view the entire image in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as long as you can see the thumbnail of it or you are in Filmstrip view.

To enable the thumbnail or filmstrip file view
In the picture folder click on the menu view and then click on the option Thumbnails or Filmstrip from the drop down menu. Or you can find the view icon on your tab menu.
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NOTE: Just remember that if your image is in a 4:3 aspect ratio, such as 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, it will be distorted and stretched if you are using as a background on a widescreen monitor.

Older 4:3 monitors (square monitors) use sqarish image resolutions such as 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024.
Newer widescreen monitors use widescreen image resolutions such as 1152x864, 1600x900, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080.

on Nov 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Picture has rotated on my 19 inch flat monitor


control panel,display,settings you can make adjustments for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general
dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
hope this helps

Dec 04, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Just got widescreen its bstill 4.3


Hi, I'm thinking that you could try changing your resolution in your display settings. You can right click on your desktop and select properties at the bottom or personalize if you are using vista. You can then select Display settings and click on the settings tab at the top which will show you the resolution that you have currently set. You can try moving the slider to the right or left and you will see the result before you decide to click ok. This all depends on whether your graphics inside your pc can support the resolutions of your new wide screen monitor. I hope this helps. Good luck. Andrew

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My Dell? E198WFP Flat Panel Monitor the gree ligth on the power botton not working


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Just replaced my acer 5610 widescreen and now I only get 4:3 instead of full widescreen. How do i change that


hmm... I can't before sure but try right clicking on desktop, properties, settings tab, ajust resolution and see if it makes a difference. I hope this is somewhat helps

Dec 06, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Restore acer to factory default without CDs


Here is the United Kingdom phone number for Acer:- 0870 853 1000.
If your are not in UK then go to GLOBAL.ACER.COM and you'll find a help number there in the CONTACT US menu.
Beware when resetting it to factory settings because i did this and because i had a widescreen monitor i had to get an ATI PATCH DISK. So if your screen doesn't come on after you reset your pc. Ring Acer again and ask them about the disk and if it will cure it.
They were great at helping me out when i needed them. Hope they do the same for you.
hope this is useful

Jul 30, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Re: widescreen monitor


Assuming the PC has a slot for which you can still get a suitable graphics card, the card will cost very little. The advantage of the widescreen is that, for example, you can get a web browser window and a text editor window side-by-side so you can work on the text and see what you're writing about/responding to simultaneously. Alternatively, you can see two A4 pages side-by-side which is sometimes useful. You can also see a full page of text and have all the tool palettes you need by its side. One last advantage: If your new monitor has a DVI socket and you get a video card which has DVI output, you should get a better quality picture which will be easier on your eyes.

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