my hpw1907lcd viewing area shrunk

March 18, 2011 at 07:13:37
Specs: Windows Vista
The viewing area of my sreen shrunk horizontally. I connected it to my laptop and it worked fine. Does this mean I need a new video card?

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March 18, 2011 at 09:36:40
The HP W1907 LCD monitor apparently has a 16:10 aspect ratio (width to height ratio) display - "native" resolution 1,440x900

I'm assuming your Topic is about the display of the Windows screen. If your Topic is about the display of video such as a DVD movie, that's a different situation.


In Vista (or Windows 7), RIGHT click on a blank area of your main desktop screen, choose Personalize, then Display Settings.

Ideally, you should have the specific drivers for your HP W1907 monitor installed.

When you click on the display icon for the HP W1907 display, it should say there

HP W1907 Monitor or similar on (your specific video adapter)

Generic PnP Monitor is NOT ideal, because you can choose settings that can DAMAGE an LCD monitor. If you load the specific drivers for your monitor model, then by default Windows shows you ONLY the display settings that both the monitor model and the specific video drivers for your video adapter support.

Click on which ever display icon is for the HP W1907 .

If the HP W1907 is your only display (the subject computer is a desktop computer), that's number 1, on the left.

If the HP W1907 is your second display (the subject computer is a laptop or you have two displays on a desktop computer), that's number 2, on the right.

Choose a resolution that is either 1,440x900, or another resolution that has the same 16:10 ratio - when you divide the width by the height, that's = 1.6 (to 1).

If you can set it to 1,440x900 the text on the screen will be clear.

If you can't set it to 1,440x900, the text on the screen will NOT be as clear as it is at 1,440x900.
Turn on Clear Type in Windows XP or Vista - makes type/fonts on LCD screens look clearer.
http://www.microsoft.com/typography...

Click on OK at the bottom of the Display Settings window to set the HP W1907 display to actually USE the resolution.


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