Monitor reset?

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April 30, 2011 at 19:17:56
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I adjusted the display settings of Windows to display text at a larger size, 150% DPI. I noticed not all web sites display the larger size. Does this have to do with the editor the page was designed with? For instance, the blue banner across the top of computing .net, as well as the drop down forum categories, appears smaller than the body of the page, which is larger. However, the banner at the bottom of the appears larger.

My ISP web email log in page and Inbox still appear smaller. The Wall St. Journal appears somewhat larger but not as large as other sites. I am using Windows XP on this particular computer with an HP 25" monitor.

Any suggestions on how to get all sites to be uniform or is this expecting too much.

In a related issue, my monitor seems to trail off in brightness on the left side even if my head is centered looking at the monitor. It is a TN panel and I know it shouldn't look good at all angles but is some trailing off on the sides acceptable? It wouldn't be a bother if all sites displayed centered but most display to the left hand side of the screen. Is it because the monitor is large and the more it extends west and east, the more prone it is to this trail off dead brightness zone? Am I being a fuss pot about this? Thanks.

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April 30, 2011 at 23:56:30
I suspect the banner size differential is because the banner images are just that. Image file format rather than text format so your display setting only affects the text parts of webpages not the images. As for the monitor brightness, I've not ever pulled one apart to check how the backlight works but it will be some quality of the device rather than anything you can control with settings.

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May 1, 2011 at 12:40:04

Thanks for responding! In other words, you're saying not all LCD panels are created equal, right? Some may appear dim on the edges, others may not? I've been to several stores and this does seem to be the case. The most prevalent technology is the TN panel. I have a 23" and a 25" monitor and this is more noticeable on the 25". That's why I said the wider the monitor is may have to do with this. But I seen a 27" Samsung which didn't exhibit this problem. I guess it has to do with the way the monitor and the backlight is constructed and what technology is used to construct it.

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