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Monitor image size

I have a inspirion 531 computer with a 17 view sonic monitor.
when i click on a web page it will not fit the screen. it has a 2 " border on each side. i have tried all the adjustments as far as settings etc.
it has a full screen when looking at games etc.

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  • jennifer22 Jul 26, 2008

    maybe i was outta line a little. excuse me.

    the menu bar is the full span of the monitor screen, the web pages are smaller. i use a dell computer at work with a 17" dell monitor and i have full screen with everything!!!!!!!!

    my problem

    is as if the page below the menu bar is shrunk in by 2" on each side.why would a web page be ok on one computer and not the next,,,,,,,,,,,,in reality it looks as if i am viewing a 22" monitor where there are margins on each side. there has to be a solution to this!! why buy a 17" unless you can use 17".

    everybody else who has a 17" or a 19" can view without margins. thxs

  • dannyrossdan Aug 02, 2008

    not using the full screen



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I think it is a shame that we cannot get a full screen on a 17 monitor .

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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There is nothing wrong with the monitor, the issue is that the web page you are looking at is designed for a lower resolution than you LCD is set for (Web pages are normally designed for 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768) you like have a wide aspect ratio monitor.

As I sit here writing this on my 12" wide aspect LCD I have a 2" wide white space on each side of my screen due to my 1280 x 800 aspect ratio.

The issue is one of WEB PAGE DESIGN not the fault of your computer video settings. The web page is written using page frames and fixed aspect ration settings to ensure that the page displays properly regardless of monitor type.

If you had a high end LCD (WUXGA 1920 x 1200), the web page would fill the upper left 1/4 of the screen.

If you lower the resolution of your display, then you'll have fuzzy icons and text, so essentially, get used to it.

Eventually, wed design will catch up with current display technology.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

  • IQUIT Jul 26, 2008

    If I may ask, exactly what was inappropiate in my response?

    I explained WHY the page displays the way it does.

  • IQUIT Jul 26, 2008

    OK if you do agree that the Inappropiate rating was out of line, could you change it?

    As for why some wide aspect screens show full screen where others don't again it is the resolution of the LCD itself.

    The lower the resolution (WXGA is the lowest wide screen resolution LCD at 1280 x 800) will show the screen fuller/wider than a WSXGA (1440 x 900) , WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) or WUXGA (1920 x 1200)

    You can get a fuller screen by reducing the screen display resolution, but if you do that on an LCD you will sacrafice some clarity on the image as the screen will have some blurriness if not set to the OPTIMAL resolution of the screen design.

    If you are using windows XP you can mitigate the blurriness SOME with the cleartype tuner.



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