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Windows 7: Poor resolution in some apps

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, BSD
 
 
Poor resolution in some apps

I dont know if I am posting this in the right secion but anyway. I am running windows 7 64bit ultimate and I have found in certain apps I am getting really poor resolution. E.G Google Talk is just all blured, same goes for Putty, NX Client, there are some others but I cant remember off the top of my head. All the fonts are blured and the graphics/window decorations etc are blured to.

Does anyone know why this would be? It is really annoying and quite frankly starting to ache my eyes. I am running on a laptop. If I use the laptop screen it runs it 1920x1200 and when I dock it I have 2 x 22" screens @ 1680x1050 and I have the same problem regardless of what I am using.

If anyone knows what may be causing this I would love to know!

Thanks


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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, BSD
 
 

I dont think this will be a GFX card issue as I have not had any problems like this with any other OS but I have updated my specs.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try playing around with the 'Compatibility' tab under each programs 'Properties' if you are running at high resolutions. I am using 2560 x 1600 and I solved the problem by checking 'Disable display scaling.......' in the Compatibility tab.
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, BSD
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doakh View Post
Try playing around with the 'Compatibility' tab under each programs 'Properties' if you are running at high resolutions. I am using 2560 x 1600 and I solved the problem by checking 'Disable display scaling.......' in the Compatibility tab.
Spot on. Thank you so much!!!
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03 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, BSD
 
 

A quick update on this. It works but would there be any reason why it wouldnt work for certain applications? I noticed a couple that it wouldnt work for (the tick boxes are greyed out) but Virtualbox in particular.
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