Big Screen PC resolution issues

Gateway / Lx6810-01
February 18, 2009 at 16:24:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.336 GHz / 8190 MB
So, I just bought a new Gateway with a 2.33GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 8gb of ram, and a Nvidia GForce GT120 discrete graphics card with a gig of ram. I have a 67 inch Samsung LED DLP TV that I am trying to use as my monitor. It is hooked up via an HDMI cable. I have the computer resolution set to 1920 x 1080 which is amazing. I have already gone through and changed the DPI to 156%. This fixed all of the resolution issue for start menu, taskbar, etc. I have only one issue which I need help with. I would ideally like to use google chrome or firefox as my broswers, but when I open the browsers the type and web pages in the browsers are extremely small. Again, it's only in the browsers and nowhere else. Does anyone have a fix for this?! Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
February 18, 2009 at 16:27:14
Also, I bought this desktop because I had just returned a floor model Asus hybrid desktop. It had some serious issues with it, BUT for whatever reason, I was able to get Google Chrome as well as all the other settings to work perfectly. As stupid as it may seem, I just don't remember how I set it up. Again Thanks!

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#2
February 18, 2009 at 19:48:22
I don't use Google Chrome but for FireFox, just go to Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors, then increase the font size

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#3
March 23, 2009 at 05:20:45
Hey enzo. How does setting the DPI to 156% to fix the start menu, taskbar, etc... for a 1920x1080 display? I have a 61" display and have noticed that if you set it to native resolution you lose part of the start menu and taskbar.

If i set the DPI to 156% will that stretch or skew the display?


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#4
March 23, 2009 at 06:44:15
If you go into your display settings click on the advanced tab...
There should be a tab to go into your graphics card settings,
inside of that there should be a screen resize function. Use
1920x1080 as you setting and then go in and adjust the width
and height of the screen to make everything fit. It theoretically
is changing the ratio but the computer is still displaying it
properly and only an extreme connessiuer would notice the
diference.

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#5
April 5, 2009 at 18:21:14
I have also had trouble, or rather headaches, trying to set my resolution to fit my big screen. Setting the DPI to higher percent works for some items, and increasing the font size in firefox helps regular old HTML pages display correctly. However I am having problems with websites that use adobe flash. It looks great as long as I am really close to the screen, but I cannot find any setting that allows for "automatic resizing" for adobe. I'm sure there are other plugins that do not compensate as well. The website that sent me looking in forums was lowes.com.

Any help with viewing adobe flash sites in 1920x1080 using a large monitor would be appreciated.


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