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Screen resolution problem

Help me understand a screen resolution problem. I just got a brand new lenovo t60 laptop which came with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 graphics card. The resolution it came out of the box with is 1400X1050 which when I set it to 32bit color depth looks great. However, if I change the resolution to 1280X1024 which is my ideal one, it looks like utter shit! [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Feb 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me shrink my screen!

Why does my computer (Linux, Gnome) suddenly think my screen is 3 feet wide? How can I convince it otherwise? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 18, 2007 - 10 answers

seeking fat fingers instead of skinny stylus

I've got a touch screen PC that I'm setting up for a commercial demo and I've got a couple questions that I've been unable to figure out on my own during the last couple days, and I'm hoping someone here can help. [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Feb 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Better plasma screenshots

Help me take better screenshots on my plasma. I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, and probably my settings are bad. Screenshots are either too noisy (at high ISO ratings) or blurry (100 ISO). Exposure is often whack. I see great screenshots online, taken on big LCD or plasma. How do they do that? Thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Feb 2, 2007 - 10 answers

timed screen grabs of web page image

Is there a Mac application out there that will take a screen shot of a web page graphic that changes frequently? Something that will run in the background (grabbing then adding to a folder) once I set the URL?
posted by sharksandwich on Jan 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Mystery split-screen film

Can you help identify this split-screen movie? It's from at least 8 years ago, featuring a man, his wife/girlfriend, and their baby. Detailed description inside. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 answers

T-Shirt Screenprinting!

I want to get a large quantity of t-shirts made for my start-up company.... any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on Dec 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Is this LCD a bad idea?

Would it be foolish for me to purchase this Apple 17" Studio Display? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 25, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I fix screen scrolling slowness in Ubuntu/Linux/Gnome?

How can I fix my screen scrolling slowness in Ubuntu/Linux/Gnome? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Nov 17, 2006 - 2 answers

Days gone by...

Anyone know remember AfterDark Screen Savers? [more inside]
posted by photodegas on Nov 15, 2006 - 10 answers

What is the deal with production monitors; 4:3 or 16:10?

I have the option of buying either 3:4 or 16:10 (regular or widescreen for you and me) and I don't know what the better choice would be. [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Nov 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Burnin up screens near you!

Will leaving my 5.5g iPod connected to the computer cause burn-in on the screen? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Nov 9, 2006 - 6 answers

How to get a screen session to work the way I want to?

How do I get my Linux shell to behave the same when I am using screen, as when I am not using it? [more inside]
posted by davar on Nov 5, 2006 - 11 answers

From black to white via every colour inbetween, full screen.

I want to generate a full-screen traversal of the entirety of RGB colour space. This is to be played back on a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 30, 2006 - 7 answers

How to deal with my busted laptop backlight?

Should I attempt to repair my broken laptop screen? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Sep 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Override fonts for specific websites

My eyesight just isn't what it used to be. How do I force specific websites to show up with a larger font in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Sep 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Gateway laptop screen death

Gateway Solo 9550 black screen issue [of course there will be--->] [more inside]
posted by red cell on Sep 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Laptop Screen Problems

Is there any hope for my laptop screen with an inch wide, and slightly opaque black line running down the right hand side? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Blinky the Laptop

Laptop screen blackout issues: [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne on Aug 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Cost to replace 1.8" LCD screen?

The 1.8" LCD on my Canon S70 camera cracked. Anyone have experience (price, time, quality) getting a similarly sized digital camera LCD screen replaced? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Aug 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen?

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Help Me Have a Giant Desktop

I now have an iMac G5 and an iBook G4. I'd like to be able to move items from one desktop to the other, in real time. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jul 18, 2006 - 18 answers

PDAFilter: My Palm Lifedrive's screen is unresponsive. How do I fix it?

I recently changed the plastic protector screen on my PDA and now the screen won't work. [more inside]
posted by thandi on Jun 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Tea removal from laptop?

Is there hope for my tea-stained laptop screen [detailed pics inside]? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Can I make my Mac laptop's screen brighter?

Is there any software for OSX that will let me make my G4 PowerBook's screen brighter? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jun 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Is there softare to project a screen to other PCs?

Is there software that will let a user (say, a teacher) broadcast the contents of his computer screen to a number of other users (say, students), so that all the screens are showing what the server's screen is showing?
posted by Jairus on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Computer Lines

Why does my computer keep doing this? Moving around an open window does this. The purple lines usually pop out of nowhere, independent of what I'm doing. It started this week and has been happening more often as time goes on. Restarting the computer seems to be the only cure.
posted by lotsofno on May 14, 2006 - 17 answers

Mystery mark on thinkpad screen

What is this "watermark" on my thinkpad's screen? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on May 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Replacing a damaged Powerbook Screen yourself?

Just recently my friend dropped his beloved 17" Powerbook G4, while the end result was pretty bad, as in the screen was completely smashed, the rest of the unit is still in good condition. Luckily I have been able to find a replacement screen at a pretty good price, and I am looking to replace/attach it myself. The only trouble is I don't know how hard this will really be. Which is why I am seeking your experience and advice. [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Color me silly

ColorManagementFilter: Why are my colors losing vivacity after exporting from Photoshop? Example inside. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Apr 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Why is my ipod's diagnostic screen coming on?

Why does my iPod feel the need to bring up its diagnostic screen? [more inside]
posted by theinsectsarewaiting on Mar 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Help me fix my iBook!

Sick iBook: Can I fix this myself? [more inside]
posted by Finder on Mar 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Blue Screen of Death after Virgin XP ReInstall

I'm getting the blue screen of death right after reinstalling windows XP and the drivers [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Turn a dead iBook into a cool gadget!

How can I convert a dead iBook into a portable monitor? Any other parts I should salvage? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Why do I feel nauseated after sitting at my computer?

Why do I feel nauseated after sitting at my computer? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Feb 12, 2006 - 10 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Enable screen resize?

I have a 1024x768 resolution. When I run programs which are native to 800x600, instead of stretching to fit the whole screen, they show in 1024x768, but in a small box in the middle of my screen with a huge black border. The same thing happens when I manually change my resolution to 800x600 - resolution stays the same, but the viewable area shrinks, leaving a small rectangle in the middle and a large blank space around it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 29, 2006 - 8 answers

New PC laptop

New laptop filter. If you were going to purchase a new PC laptop - at the high end of the spectrum - which one would you pull the trigger on? primarily a desktop replacement - wide screen and bright screen, good graphics card are the most important features [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jan 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Screen Break Enforcement Software

I need some software that advises me to take a screen break [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick on Dec 12, 2005 - 10 answers

screen capture of old dos graphics

I'm trying to get a of an old based program but i can't use printscreen (keyboard), snagit, and the window sizes to fullscreen. Any suggestions better then taking a photo of the (i'm sick of putting reflections of my head in reports). More inside... [more inside]
posted by NGnerd on Nov 17, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I cancel my AOL account but keep my screen name for AIM purposes?

I've been an AOL customer for too many years now, and I want to cancel my account. Is there a way for me to do this but KEEP MY SCREEN NAME SO I CAN USE IT ON AIM?
posted by JudgeBork on Nov 10, 2005 - 18 answers

LCD Screen to Digital Photo Frame

After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar on Nov 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Fix my cellphone's screen scratches?

Apparently the fabric in my pants pockets was enough to scuff and scratch the living hell out of the screen on my cellphone (a Nokia 6682). This implies to me that the plastic is very, very soft. Is it safe to try using Brasso on it to try to rub it clear again? If so, what kind of cloth would you recommend? Does anybody know any alternatives? It's the kind of scuffing that renders at least half of the screen fuzzy, and the phone's less than three months old, so this really needs to be fixed...
posted by logovisual on Nov 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Laptop repair

Can you find instructive examples of shady high-tech auctions on eBay, especially in regard to notebook computers? Can you relate things you have seen in a high-tech auction listing that set off warning bells for you? What should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Oct 12, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me find a PDA screen protector, please!

I need help locating a source for lightly textured (as opposed to glossy) PDA screen protectors or a similar material in bulk, but it seems like everything out there is glossy and clear! I don't use them on a PDA, but as replaceable surfaces on my laptop's touchpad so I'm open to trying something other than a screen protector. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by majick on Sep 10, 2005 - 8 answers

Which 19-21" monitor should I buy?

What LCD monitor should I buy? This thread 6 months ago recommends the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP, which is about $383 right now. Is that still the best bang for my monitor bucks? I'm not a gamer, do a little web work but nothing hugely critical, and look at my computer screen for most of the day. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 5, 2005 - 21 answers

Portable PC screen

I spend a lot of time at the computer. Sometimes, I'd like to sit in a nice comfortable sofa, and still point and click. Does anyone know of a "portable screen" that shows exactly what's on the pc screen, but wireless? A bit like a tablet PC without the PC...
posted by wibbler on Sep 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Looking for a bigger TFT

I'm looking to buy a >19" TFT soon. What's good? [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Aug 18, 2005 - 7 answers

How can I display more windows at once more easily?

I'm a self-admitted computer freak, and I primarily run Windows XP. On average, I have at least 5 windows open. I have a 20" flat panel, and I want to display multiple programs at once in a simple fashion. Is there software that can do this? Or should I, as I'm planning to do now, purchase another monitor?
posted by creeront on Jul 23, 2005 - 16 answers

What's the black stuff coming out of my 12" Powerbook?

A couple of months ago, I noticed a small black spot on the bezel around my laptop's screen, and on the spot that was directly under it when the laptop is closed. Today it oozed. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet on Jun 18, 2005 - 6 answers

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