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Windows 7: New LG 55' 4K TV question about resolution connected to PC

27 Jul 2016   #11
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Post #1 puzzles me - I've never known anyone use a browser full screen on a 16:9 monitor. Web pages are usually fixed width - around 1020px - so I view Firefox etc windowed at about 1200 - 1000 px (on a 1920-1080 screen). Anything else has huge blank spaces. Although you can zoom a webpage to fill a widescreen, the vertical size would be stupid and unusable. The OP is surprised when a 1020px webpage looks tiny on a 4K screen.

When Windows 8 first came out, IIRC IE would only run full screen, and the Google logo looked tiny and ridiculous in a vast white expanse.

Surely widescreens are only used for movies + TV, Photoshop etc - and browsers should be used windowed ?

Wikipedia is one of the few websites that use % layout - and so Wiki can be dragged to fill a screen of any size/aspect. It is hard to read on widescreen IMHO. You can even stretch Wiki across an extended desktop . . .


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27 Jul 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It's only puzzling because the page zoom is so off from the window size
No difference in a 24" 16:9 and a 40 or 55" 16:9 it all scales the same even going downward to 1600-900..

His problem is he wasn't scaling from 1920-1080 he adjusted the resolution to fill the screen instead so there is no scaling going on.

What he needs is a 1920-1080 native monitor as primary and use duplicate to the 55" monitor so it scales properly.
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28 Jul 2016   #13
Tactics

Windows 10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
Post #1 puzzles me - I've never known anyone use a browser full screen on a 16:9 monitor. Web pages are usually fixed width - around 1020px - so I view Firefox etc windowed at about 1200 - 1000 px (on a 1920-1080 screen). Anything else has huge blank spaces. Although you can zoom a webpage to fill a widescreen, the vertical size would be stupid and unusable. The OP is surprised when a 1020px webpage looks tiny on a 4K screen.

When Windows 8 first came out, IIRC IE would only run full screen, and the Google logo looked tiny and ridiculous in a vast white expanse.

Surely widescreens are only used for movies + TV, Photoshop etc - and browsers should be used windowed ?

Wikipedia is one of the few websites that use % layout - and so Wiki can be dragged to fill a screen of any size/aspect. It is hard to read on widescreen IMHO. You can even stretch Wiki across an extended desktop . . .
I just wanted to see if it would work at that res and when it didn't I posted to see if there was something I was missing. I'm using the 1920x1080 now which is fine I messed with the scaling and under/overscan through the video card and tried different methods and having checking a lot of the tabs I had open in FF some websites actually looked normal but tiny and most had the dead space on the sides. It's fine I know now its just not possible to view pages in that super high res.
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28 Jul 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Adjust the page zoom on Firefox or use Ctrl+++ keys :)
I'd usually use a page zoom of 150%
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28 Jul 2016   #15
Tactics

Windows 10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Adjust the page zoom on Firefox or use Ctrl+++ keys :)
I'd usually use a page zoom of 150%
I tried that all it does is take the middle section and make it bigger with the space on the sides being zoomed in its doesn't widen the section to fit :)
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28 Jul 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
One day I'll hook my rig to my 40" sony 120Hz and see what it does
Until then I have no idea :)
Fortunately I also have a 24" 144Hz monitor in case I have scaling issues as you do so I can just use duplicate from the 144Hz and that will allow the scaling to have a base to go by.
Then as long as aspect ratio is working correctly all should work well.

But I do not expect issues because my t.v. has a vga port
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