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Windows 7: everything on W7 looks thinner.

02 Apr 2010   #1
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
everything on W7 looks thinner.

XP


W7


was just wondering if W7 has a better aspect ratio? But I noticed in games things look thiner too. I was playing street fighter 4 and some characters looked like they needed to eat :|


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02 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try changing the screen resolution. Right-click on the desktop and select Screen Resolution.
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02 Apr 2010   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
I was playing street fighter 4 and some characters looked like they needed to eat :|


If the resolution setting doesn't help, another thing to check would be whether CCC is set to use GPU scaling to correctly match the aspect ratio of your display.

In CCC Desktops and Displays > right-click on the small monitor image > configure

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Alternatively check your displays settings.

Underfed fighters sound like an aspect issue


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02 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For text, you can change the settings here: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
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02 Apr 2010   #5
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

@Heroxoot
From what I can see, it is just the desktop image that is different. Win7 has many different ways of displaying the desktop image. If you right click the Desktop & click Personalisation, then Desktop Backgrounds, there are many different Picture Position settings (Fill, Fit, Strech, Tile, Centre).
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02 Apr 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure it's not just your eyes?...


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02 Apr 2010   #7
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Are you sure it's not just your eyes?...
It looks like you just cut and pasted 2 images together.


Anyway, no it does look thinner in some games and not others. GTA4 looks perfect.I'll just try different ratios in game.


Since its here, GTA4 now has frame lag for me. Never lagged on xp. Is it just one of those games w7 doesnt like as much? Lack of ram due to w7 actually using some?


1 more thing, I dont have gpu scaling option. I use a vga controller.
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02 Apr 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
It looks like you just cut and pasted 2 images together.
No surprise then as that's all I did.
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 everything on W7 looks thinner.




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