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Acer display drivers for mac-mini ?

Default shows ONLY 1280 X 1024 and is horribly stretched! :( Only resolution options available are "Best for display" and "Scaled." Both have the same result and there is no option to choose a better resolution/aspect ratio. Currently using an app called "Display Menu" that allows me to change the resolution to 1440 X 900 which is the perfect aspect ratio, but shouldn't this simply be a native option? Having to open and configure the 3rd party app after every reboot seems senseless! Is there a native way to handle this?

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Hi, may I know how are you connecting the mac-mini to the display? if it is VGA, that is the highest resolution it can go. But if you're connecting it via HDMI or DVI-D, it can reach its highest resolution for the monitor. did have similar problem last time, but solved by using HDMI-DVI cable.

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SOURCE: al1917w lcd monitor resolution problem

Get a new video card, you dont need the best video card to support 1440*900. It is affordable and the best solution.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

SOURCE: Acer LCD AL1716W Monitor shows lines

Just got this new Acer for Christmas but now that it is hooked up it seems to have stretched the screen and by doing so filled in the stretch with little lines. How do I fix this. My old CRT worked fine. Is this do to the regular 4:3 ratio but this uses a different ratio that seems to have stretched the screen? Any help will do. Thanks.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Resolution issues with Acer LCD al 2216w

Possibly this will help. I have installed two1680x1050 LCD screens this past year: your 2216W model on a new PC, and a similar model from another maker on my wife's older HP PC.

Mine worked at the native resolution, my wife's did not. Difference: the age of the computer's (actually Windows XP's) native software for monitors. I went to Control Panel, Display, Advanced, and slid the left-hand slider control to view the various resolutions available. On the newer computer, the highest resolution choice was 1680x1050. On the older computer, the choice was not given. The choices stopped somewhere areound 1270 by 1080.

Solution was to download the newer driver from (as I recall) the computer manufacturer's website, using their regular download/update channel. That gave my wife's older computer the necessary top-end resolution. It was not something the monitor manufacturer could have fixed.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: My monitor displays images in stetched full screen format

the description you gave was the long way right click on my computer, select properties then device manager, you will be in the same place but lots faster, plug and play does not identify the monitor or its compatible display resolutions, right click on the desktop select properties then display settings, go into advanced tab and look at the monitor, and the adapter, you can play with the setting until you find one that works, 1400 x 900 may not be supported by the video card(adapter) so that may be why your loosing the video settings.
hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Native resolution suddenly scrolls.

The native resolution for the Acer AL2216W is 1600X1200. It is acting correctly for the resolution you have set it to.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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