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Change physical size of monitor output (not resolution)

by bobdobob5 / December 6, 2011 12:35 PM PST

I am trying to find a way to change the VGA output, when using XP, so that it shrinks and only takes up part of the monitor screen.

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THAT
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2011 1:37 PM PST
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Most CRT monitors
by Jimmy Greystone / December 6, 2011 10:02 PM PST

Most CRT monitors could do this quite easily, and some LCD monitors can too, to a degree.

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More info
by bobdobob5 / December 7, 2011 6:07 AM PST
In reply to: Most CRT monitors

The computer is actually outputting to a NEC projector. I've looked through the options on the projector and it lets you "magnify" more, but not less. There aren't any other options.

I think I need something like Catalyst Control center, like in the picture R. Proffitt provided.
The computer I'm outputting from is a Gateway E-4500S. The specifications sheet for it lists the onboard graphics as "Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with up to 224 MB shared memory."

Is there anything like Catalyst Control center that would work for integrated Intel graphics?

Thanks again.

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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 display settings
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2011 6:17 AM PST
In reply to: More info

If that or POWERSTRIP can't fix this, replace the monitor with one that works proper.
Bob

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Tried Powerstrip
by bobdobob5 / December 8, 2011 5:25 AM PST

I've tried Powerstrip, but after creating a custom resolution, I can't get it to stick. After the required restart, it doesn't show up in the resolution slider. Also, is a custom resolution what I want? Remember, I want to change the physical size of the image...

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Then we are going to have to get an ATI card next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2011 5:54 AM PST
In reply to: Tried Powerstrip

Since this failed, the next step.

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Graphics card?
by bobdobob5 / December 8, 2011 1:23 PM PST

By "next step" do you mean "replace the monitor with one that works proper"? That's not possible.

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Sorry but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2011 1:29 PM PST
In reply to: Graphics card?

You'll have to ask the author/support of Powerstrip why it didn't work for you.

Good luck,
Bob

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If it's a projector
by Jimmy Greystone / December 8, 2011 9:54 PM PST
In reply to: More info

If it's a projector, why not just move it forward to achieve the same basic effect? You can move it forward to shrink the size of the display on the projected surface, and back to enlarge it.

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Can't move
by bobdobob5 / December 13, 2011 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: If it's a projector

Both the projector and the screen are fixed in place, hence my dilemma.

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And solveable it seems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2011 2:08 AM PST
In reply to: Can't move

I see those ATI cards may fix this.

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