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Graphics great, text looks rubbish

Hello there i hope you can help, i have a new acer al1716 17" lcd screen, graphics look great on it but writing looks awful, when i'm on line or using word the writing is not fully formed is the only way i can put it, it is in focus and i've tried adjusting the horizontal and vertical settings which seems to move the lettering to no effect. it just looks wrong, not sharp, i's and l's are thinner than the other letters. any advice?

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  • flyingpuppet Dec 19, 2007

    What does that mean?

  • flyingpuppet Dec 19, 2007

    Thanks for that it worked but text is too small to read properly so am going to investigate further.

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LCD monitors have something called "Native Resolution". This is the actual number of pixels that are on the screen. If you run any resolution other than the native resolution they always look "fuzzy" to me.

The native resolution for this monitor is 1280x1024. Right click somewhere on the desktop of your computer and select Properties. Now select the "Setup" tab. You should find a slider labled "Screen Resolution" Slide it until it's set at 1280x1024. Then hit OK. All this assumes you're using a Windows machine.

Hopefully this will help. The downside is everything on your screen may appear much smaller.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

  • ohiotom Dec 19, 2007

    I'm glad it helped. In my opinion this is the only way the text will look sharp. You might consider leaving the resolution set this way and then use the various applications to make things look bigger. For instance, you can change the text size in Internet Explorer by clicking on "View" then "Text Size". In Word and Excel you can use the Zoom feature to enlarge the entire document. This is what I do.



    Best of luck.

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