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Help sorting out the blurred text on my screen (Windows Vista)

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Hi

Does anyone know why this might occur? It's happened before and rectified itself after shutting down/restarting but it has stayed blurred now! I have gone in to change the screen resolution but this seems not to make any difference. Anybody able to help please?
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
It maybe to do with a slightly wrong screen resolution, do you have a VGA splitter attached because it caused me a similar problem, I was ment to have a resolution of 1680x1050 and I was on 1680x1200 which caused blurry text. So firstly check drivers, then go into your video card settings and see which resolution your screen is set to.
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bigfoot100
It maybe to do with a slightly wrong screen resolution, do you have a VGA splitter attached because it caused me a similar problem, I was ment to have a resolution of 1680x1050 and I was on 1680x1200 which caused blurry text. So firstly check drivers, then go into your video card settings and see which resolution your screen is set to.


Thanks for that - there is no no VGA splitter attached. Is there anything else I can try as have fiddled with resolution but it just stretches the text!!
#3
What is the resolution set to?
1 Like #4
some lcd monitors have a resync button, press it.
#5
another couple ideas, which i do not think are the cause since you stated the problem disappeared after a reboot. first try the resync button (i think that is the name) on your lcd monitor. or navigate in to the menu structure and have a look in there for something along that line

1) vga cable could be loose (check both ends)
2) you might need to enable or disable cleartype text or fonts (i cant remember which since i am not a windows user)
#6
bigfoot100
What is the resolution set to?


It's 1024 x 768
#7
ascen
some lcd monitors have a resync button, press it.


Can't see one!
#8
ascen
another couple ideas, which i do not think are the cause since you stated the problem disappeared after a reboot. first try the resync button (i think that is the name) on your lcd monitor. or navigate in to the menu structure and have a look in there for something along that line

1) vga cable could be loose (check both ends)
2) you might need to enable or disable cleartype text or fonts (i cant remember which since i am not a windows user)


I'ts wireless! What exactly do I need to do with fonts?
#9
What size is your monitor? and just to clarify this is a pc not a laptop or netbook?
#10
bigfoot100
What size is your monitor? and just to clarify this is a pc not a laptop or netbook?


It's a laptop - 15 in monitor
#11
Ok sorry to keep asking questions but do you have a ATI graphics card, i.e. are you changing screen resolution via ATI catalyst control center
#12
lovesbargains
I'ts wireless! What exactly do I need to do with fonts?


Just googled this and work out what to do to change from cleartype to standard but hasn't made a difference!:?
#13
bigfoot100
Ok sorry to keep asking questions but do you have a ATI graphics card, i.e. are you changing screen resolution via ATI catalyst control center


No graphics card. Just changing resolution by right clicking on desktop and personalizing settings
1 Like #14
Your resolution seems way to low for a 15inch, if the screen is not at it's 'native' resolution it will have blurry text. Can I ask which laptop model you have.
#15
bigfoot100
Your resolution seems way to low for a 15inch, if the screen is not at it's 'native' resolution it will have blurry text. Can I ask which laptop model you have.


Thanks for your help - it's a Dell Inspiron 1520
#16
Well from a search it looks like the native resolution is 1280 x 800, is it possible to set it to this?
#17
bigfoot100
Well from a search it looks like the native resolution is 1280 x 800, is it possible to set it to this?


Just changed it and it looks much more normal now though I'vr now been looking at the screen so long it hard to tell!!

Thank you for your help bigfoot. :thumbsup:
1 Like #18
1024x768 IS the reccomended resolution for a 15" according to windows help and support.

but like someone said before native resolution is always the best even though it may feel slightly slower than a lower res.
#19
lovesbargains
Just changed it and it looks much more normal now though I'vr now been looking at the screen so long it hard to tell!!

Thank you for your help bigfoot. :thumbsup:


No worries glad I could help.
#20
Thank you all for your help/comments.:thumbsup:

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