"XS11E" <xs11eNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> "Tom Lake" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> "XS11E" <xs11eNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> Tony <Tony@TheDeli.Sandwich> wrote:
>>>> Use the maximum resolution the monitor can do at 60 megahertz.
>>> Not always possible. Using the default resolution is always a
>>> good thing but we don't all have the eyesight that would make
>>> that possible. I'm using 1027x768 and I really need to go even
>>> lower resolution for best visibility but 800x600 barely works on
>>> my monitor... <sigh>
>> Have you tried setting the monitor to its native resolution but
>> increasing the size of everything on the screen?
> Yes, doesn't solve the problem. Fortunately, I selected a monitor that
> will work perfectly at less than native resolution. I went to Fry's
> Electronics and irritated the heck out of the salesman by looking at
> every monitor they had, setting it to various lower resolutions (mostly
> 800x600) and opening a text file. I can't believe how some brands
> became unwatchable at lower resolutions but my Hyundai L90D was
> *almost* good at 800x600 and PERFECTION at any higher setting.
> Naturally, I bought it and if it every must be replaced I'll try and
> find another monitor that works at lower resolutions and is NOT A
> @$%_&#($& WIDE SCREEN, oh how I hate wide screen monitors when most of
> my work is text and I want 768x1027 not 1027x768! Unfortunately, the
> rotatable ones are pretty expensive....
You're really amusing, you know? What a peculiar reason to hate widescreen
monitors! I say this as a person who deals with text for most of my work,
and my aging eyes don't focus so well close-up, anymore, so it isn't that I
don't understand your difficulty. Hmmm...well, my best solution has always
been to simply increase text size until I reach full width, and just scroll
up and down. Probably what you find yourself doing, eh?
I have two suggestions for you. One, get some reading glasses. If you
can't afford proper ones, you can *gack* get really, really inexpensive
magnifying glasses from Wallyworld, or something. Until I finally got my
eyes checked, I hadn't caught on to what was making things so difficult.
Two, you actually _can_ turn a regular monitor on its side (you may wish to
use a monitor arm...yeah, they ain't cheap, though). I believe most, if not
all, modern video cards have the capability to turn the image any which way.
I think I'll be getting a monitor arm in a few weeks, just for this reason.