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The Netbook Tips. 1920 x 1080 pixels and other tips.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 3:46 AM PST

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-> How to enable Pan and Scroll to support software that has screens too big for our Netbook. A step by step. <-

Let me boot up my Acer AOA 1690-1447 to get the exact clicks I used.

1. Right click on the desktop, Properties.
2. Click Settings, then Advanced.
3. Click Monitor and uncheck the Hide modes that this monitor cannot display.
4. Click OK.
5. Advanced closes and now you can change the Screen resolution up to 1920 by 1080 pixels.

Easy as pi.

Check the Hide modes to undo the changes.

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The Netbook Tips. 1920 x 1080 pixels and other tips.
by Conroysimon / May 10, 2010 11:16 PM PDT

And other option is graphics property.
Go and change pixel.

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Can't get to that OK button?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2010 12:05 AM PDT

Can't get to thebottom of the screen...
by lsyrek - 3/3/10 6:45 AM In reply to: I cannot get to the bottom of the last page where I am sure by R. Proffitt Moderator

Here is what worked for me:

1. click on start
2. click on control panel
3. click on display
4. click on the settings tab
5. click on the advanced button
6. change your dpi setting to read 96 dpi
7. under the compatibility section on the same screen, click apply without restart.
That should do it.

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Easy as pi.
by ninaholic / February 8, 2012 10:31 AM PST

On my Acer D257-1691, the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" text is grayed out and can't be selected. Just saying.

And the path to get there is different: right click on Desktop -> Graphic Properties -> Advanced Settings -> Monitor. This is in Windows 7 Starter.

And for R. Proffitt's idea... I had to change the Control Panel from "Category" to "Large Icons" to find the "Display" icon, and the closest thing I could find in it on the left-bar options was "Set custom text size (DPI)" which was already at 96 dpi and just changes the text size anyway.

"Easy as pi." I get it now. Because pi is one really complicated number! Good one guys. Happy

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New netbooks
by ninaholic / April 15, 2012 11:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy as pi.

The "Hide Modes" option is also grayed out and can't be changed on the new Acer Aspire One D270 netbooks with Atom N2600 out of the box. My guess is because changing the resolution has been proven to damage displays/computers in some way (that's what the generic Win7 warning claims anyway).

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Still works here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 11:36 AM PDT
In reply to: New netbooks

But if someone believes this warning, I will not spend time trying to persuade them. For now, let's leave this for those that want or need this tip.

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by jhonivicanzah / August 24, 2013 7:40 AM PDT

all tips from you guys are very helpful thnx

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