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Tech: Screen Resolution?

wysiwyg 27 Jun 06 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,Jon 27 Jun 06 - 05:03 PM
wysiwyg 27 Jun 06 - 05:10 PM
Clinton Hammond 27 Jun 06 - 05:25 PM
wysiwyg 27 Jun 06 - 05:33 PM
Clinton Hammond 27 Jun 06 - 05:58 PM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jun 06 - 07:14 PM
wysiwyg 27 Jun 06 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,Jon 27 Jun 06 - 08:21 PM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jun 06 - 08:34 PM
Clinton Hammond 27 Jun 06 - 11:58 PM
JohnInKansas 28 Jun 06 - 12:26 AM
Bob Bolton 28 Jun 06 - 01:40 AM
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The Fooles Troupe 28 Jun 06 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 04:28 PM

Well, the hard drive died, and thuis my absence the last week while the puder got straightened out. I had backed up most of the essentials, and I have a great tech who installed a new hard drive (twice the size) and increased RAM (doubled that too).

But I also had a nifty little item that helped with screen resolution-- made the type denser, and I could choose how dense I wanted it to be. It was more than just the setting in Windows. But now it's gone. Can anyone think what free download I might have been using?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:03 PM

What's the graphics card? I'm guessing but what you had may have been a utility with thier installation CD.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:10 PM

It was something I downloaded a long time after I got the computer... It made the type darker, denser, and gave a bit of a backshadow to it to make it more visible.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:25 PM

In XP....

Right click on your desktop....

Select Properties....

Appearance Tab.... click "Effects"

Check the 2nd Box "Use the following Method...." and select "Clear Type" from the pull down....



OK your way back to your desktop


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:33 PM

CH-- that wasn't what I had used-- but it works! THANK you so MUCH!

I owe you one. Two actually, I think-- someone gave my husband a Pub Prop and I was able to tell him how cool it is, and that's one you touted here innit?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:58 PM

I am one of MANY people who have sung the praises of The Pub Prop here on Mudcat...... Everyone who owns a stringed instrument should have at least one

But ya don't owe me nothin', Susan
;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:14 PM

"The Pub Prop"???!!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:32 PM

FT, the Pub Prop is a special spine-analog that you insert in a vertical position to maintain the proper slouchy-but-upright stance at a licensed establishment. Hardi uses his when he makes pastoral calls at pubs looking for the lost.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 08:21 PM

Pub prop - a device used by players with 2 or more (typically upmarket) instruments which spend more time on display than in use. Their main purpose appears to be to book space round the tables for guitars, etc. rather than people.

To be fair, they seem to be handy devices.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 08:34 PM

"Hardi uses his when he makes pastoral calls at pubs looking for the lost"

If he saves lost women, ask him to save a couple for me...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 11:58 PM

Again, Mudcat shows that it's full of people who THINK they're funny...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 12:26 AM

Aw c'mon Clinton. We laugh at you all the time.

I am surprised at "those" who had to ask about the Pub Prop, as it's been discussed quite a few times. With links to pictures even. It's probably early senility or some other degenerate condition - made 'em forget about it. Probably only a temporary brain-fart.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 01:40 AM

G'day John,

Ah yes ... but Foolestroupe has not actually been around Mudcat all that long ... no matter what the length of the postings list suggests.

... and they don't do Pub Props for 120-bass Piano Accordions!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 02:00 AM

Bob B-

Given the apparent difficulties of movement through a pub while encumbered with a 120-Bass Piano Accordion (and the imperative of keeping a clear path to the exit in some cases) one would think Foolestroupe would be passing the things out to the guitarists (etc.) present just to get the *@#! things off the floors and tables and out of the way.

I think I have heard that he doesn't have to retreat hastily too often though.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 08:25 AM

Well, ACTUALLY, since now the thread has drifted well and truly.....

I prefer to play miniaturised 120 bass piano accordions... i.e. technically all the bits, but physically condensed - usually designated as 'ladies' or even 'children' sizes. My (current) favourite - a 'Noble' (a 2 reeder, and also 2 bass stop settings) is about the same weight and size as some of my 32/48 bass full size boxes... (secret trick tip!) they are MUCH easier to work the bellows hard and fast for the 'flutter' etc... ;-)

They are usually easier to spot - the piano keys are narrower, and often even the bass buttons are closer spaced. BTW, if you DO happen on any such mini-instruments, I may be interested in trying to buy them...

"he doesn't have to retreat hastily too often though."

Arthritis due to old age mainly - but another practical reason for preferring the smaller boxes is that they are easier to swing around your head at the end of the strap to clear a path to the back door...

As I once said to a Real (i.e. - his day job!) Muso once (before he doubled up with laughter...) ...

"I used to be a brilliant musician once, but now I don't have time to practice enough anymore"...

:-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:11 AM

They are a handy device for clamping a guitar by the neck, to a table or similar. It holds it in a nice firm and upright position, [Don't get excited CH!] This enables the clumsy eedjit who always attends every music evening to smash any guitar held up like this, comprehensively. Instead of just knocking it over like he/she normally does.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:20 AM

Well that is the alternative view point, Giok...

Seriously, it hasn't happened often but I have been in sessions where space has been very tight, musicians have crammed up closer, risking pokes in the eye with fiddle bows, drinks polluted by whatever comes out of the end of flutes, adopting slightly akward playing positions, etc. to accomodate another musician where there is someone sitting, apparently completely oblivious, whith a couple of instruments nicely supported on display taking up the space of at least one other musician.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:24 AM

Sounds like a great place to store those extra bodhrans (you're only allowed to have one play at a time you know!) - you just use them like an old fashioned desk filing paper spike...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:56 AM

Good on you Clinton, I took your advice on adjusting my screen resolution, it`s working. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 10:14 AM

I showed Hardi the difference, and he flipped-- now he will be able to READ his spiffy laptop!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 10:19 AM

The resolution will not be televised...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 02:36 PM

You're welcome Ard....

And yes WISI.... everyone who owns a lap-top should use the ClearType font setting....


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 05:12 PM

We put a larger monitor on my new mini-laptop, also a regular sized keyboard. I have all of the fonts, etc, set the same as on my other computer. On this monitor the fonts look almost fragmented and I cannot figure out how to correct it. I went into Appearance and found hte ClearType but it hasn't made a difference. i am using WINXP and Foxfire. I've checked my settings in Foxfire to be the same as the other one, too. This monitor is larger, but my Rog set the resolution so it fits across the screen when it hadn't been before. Any help greatly appreciated. This is really bugging my eyes and NaNoWriMo starts tonight! (National Novel Writing Month wherein I promise myself to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of Nov. Come join me! Click.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 05:52 PM

The only thing that springs to mind immediately is the screen resolution. Right click on your desktop screen* then properties/settings. You should then find a "screen resolution" slider to play with. I'd suggest trying it towards the highest end then move downwards if it makes print too small.

* or - start menu/control panel/appearance and themes/change the screen resolution


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 10:41 PM

I thought I'd tried that, but will do so, just to be sure. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 11:16 PM

Well, that didn't work; just made everything smaller. The text actaully looks as though it has been partially rubbed out, no matter what I do to the resolution, so I don't think that is it. Drat! Thanks, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 11:23 PM

Just tried telling it to use only True Fonts...no change. This is really hurting my eyes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 11:27 PM

In Firefox, I went to Options, chose Advanced and set all of the fonts to Arial black. When I do that, it clears up, but everything is BOLD, big time! As soon as I change the default back to Times Roman or just Arial, it looks like henscratch. Most curious!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 08:48 AM

There is another altertion to your monitor you can try. When you're on the window which displays the screen resolution slider, choose Advanced and then on the General Tab you can change the DPI settings. This can sharpen up the display.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 10:23 AM

Thanks, Jim. I tried that. It just made th text readable, but so huge hardly anything fit on the screen. I have it set at 120 dpi at the moment. This text that I am typing looks good to me, so I have done something right when messing around in Firefox, I think. I'll see if I can work it out through process of elimination.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 12:53 PM

Actually, katkaughking, I really should have said choose the Monitor tab and alter the screen refresh rate.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: s&r
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 02:26 PM

It's not to do with interlacing is it?
Stu


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Subject: RE: Tech: Screen Resolution?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 11:02 PM

The Linux system I am currently using is unmodified direct from the install

My standard Firefox setup:

Fonts window...

Fonts for "Western"

Set proportional fonts to serif & san serif (size 11)

& monospace (size 14)

minimum font size "none"

as appropriate
ose their own fonts"

Default Character encoding "Western (ISO-8859-1)"


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