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

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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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;8035697

It maybe to do with a slightly wrong screen resolution, do you have a VGA … 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!!

What is the resolution set to?

some lcd monitors have a resync button, press it.

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)

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bigfoot100;8035907

What is the resolution set to?



It's 1024 x 768

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ascen;8035937

some lcd monitors have a resync button, press it.



Can't see one!

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ascen;8035986

another couple ideas, which i do not think are the cause since you stated … 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 line1) 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?

What size is your monitor? and just to clarify this is a pc not a laptop or netbook?

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bigfoot100;8036072

What size is your monitor? and just to clarify this is a pc not a laptop … 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

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

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lovesbargains;8036070

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!:?

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bigfoot100;8036125

Ok sorry to keep asking questions but do you have a ATI graphics card, … 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

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.

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bigfoot100;8036232

Your resolution seems way to low for a 15inch, if the screen is not at … 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

Well from a search it looks like the native resolution is 1280 x 800, is it possible to set it to this?

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bigfoot100;8036317

Well from a search it looks like the native resolution is 1280 x 800, is … 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:

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.

lovesbargains;8036354

Just changed it and it looks much more normal now though I'vr now been … 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.

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Thank you all for your help/comments.:thumbsup:
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