Tag: resolution

Reduced Colour Depth When Using Remote Desktop

Here’s a quick tip if you happen to use remote desktop. If you’ve got a monitor of particularly high resolution (such as 2560 x 1440 in the case of my monitor at work) then modern desktop or laptop computers should have little problem driving the pixels necessary to make it work properly. However, if you …

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“About This Mac” Just Got Friendlier

Here’s another tidbit of information about Mac OS X Lion. If you are unaware, the “About This Mac” screen has been refreshed to be a bit more user friendly compared to versions of Mac OS X prior to Lion First up is the “Overview” screen which looks a bit cleaner and even includes a picture …

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Fix Crashes with Half-Life 2 Games

Team Fortress Crashing Under Windows 7

As a bit of a gamer and someone that fancies Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 it really got me annoyed when I couldn’t play them after a recent update to Steam or one of the games themselves (my hunch is the recent Saxxy Award update for TF2). What I did find was that reducing …

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Easily Resize Your Windows with Sizer

Sizer Configuration Window

Particularly for the web designers there comes a time when you need to view your content in a variety of different resolutions. This often needs to be done to ensure that a webpage displays and works correctly in lower resolutions where screen real estate can often be at a premium. Otherwise, capturing video of a …

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Improve Screen Readability – Increase Text Size

One complaint that I do come across after a user has had their screen set at its native resolution is that the size of the text on the screen has shrunk and, especially for smaller displays that run at high resolutions, can still be difficult to read. Luckily, you can increase the size of the …

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Improve Screen Readability – Enable & Tune ClearType

Leading on from yesterday’s article which looked at modern digital displays such as LCDs, LEDs and plasmas, the concept of the native resolution and how lower resolutions may not align with the physical rows and columns of pixels on a display. Today, I have another tip to¬†further¬†improve the readability of text on your screen. ClearType, …

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Improve Screen Readability – LCD Screen Native Resolution

It never fails to amaze me how many people do not take the time to optimise the readability of their screens particularly when they will be using it for many hours a day. I must have lost count of the number of times I have seen LCD screens running below their native resolution resulting in …

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Increase Your Browsing Real Estate on Small Screens

Some of us have netbooks or smaller laptops with ten to twelve inch screens that we take with us to travel light whilst still having access to a fairly functional computer. However, in doing so, we sacrifice the luxury of a larger screen which can make a big difference when attempting to do heavy multitasking …

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