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25" monitor is too big

by raahc / January 8, 2016 2:29 PM PST

My old monitor was about 18" (I think), and the new one that came with my computer is 25". I'm sure there are lots of people who would love a larger monitor, but it's way too big for me personally and I'm getting a headache and my eyes are stinging. Other than using my old monitor, I've minimized all the windows for now.

Is there another option? I changed the display settings, but the only one that works well is 1920x1080.

Thanks.

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I always a PC without a monitor & use what I already have.
by wpgwpg / January 8, 2016 2:36 PM PST
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However I see where you can buy new 21.5" monitors for $79.99.
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Good luck.

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by raahc / January 10, 2016 1:43 PM PST

Did you mean to say that you don't use a monitor? Do you have a laptop then?

Yes, the 21.5" seems to be the right size for me personally. I've decided to just use my old monitor for now. I've gotten quite used to it.

Thanks.

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I meant to say I don't buy PCs & monitors together.
by wpgwpg / January 10, 2016 2:08 PM PST
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I have a bad habit of leaving words when I type, and of course CNET doesn't allow anyone but administrators to edit notes once posted.
Sorry about that.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 2:14 PM PST

That's what the preview button is for.
Dafydd.

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@wpgwpg
by raahc / January 11, 2016 5:54 PM PST

Oh, got it Happy

No worries, thanks!

I purchased my last tower and monitor separately, but I got a good deal on an all in one this time around.

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(NT) Move the big display a few more inches away.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2016 3:00 PM PST
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@R. Proffitt
by raahc / January 10, 2016 1:32 PM PST

I tried that, thanks. It's as far back as it will go. Still too big! I've gone back to using my old monitor.

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(NT) Personally
by Oldartq / January 9, 2016 11:52 AM PST
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Ooop, don't know what happen. but...
by Oldartq / January 9, 2016 11:59 AM PST
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here's what I want to say. Personally I don't think the size is the problem. This monitor have the same connector as the old monitor? If yes, why not give that a try. Sounds like right now you are using hdmi. With the old connection you shoyld be able to get different resolution. Good luck.

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@Oldartq
by raahc / January 10, 2016 1:32 PM PST

Thanks but actually the size is the problem for me. With vision issues, the monitor is just too big. No worries, I can always sell it or save it for someone else I know that needs a new monitor.

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Monitors have a max resolution.
by orlbuckeye / January 11, 2016 4:55 AM PST
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They are able to go to lower resolutions. If the lower doesn't look good try adjust the DPI. DPI is found in.

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display

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by raahc / January 11, 2016 5:56 PM PST

Darn Windows 10, control panel is not where I'm used to seeing it, and I'm still learning.

Thanks for the tip. I tried different resolutions which didn't work, so I will try the DPI settings ... once I figure out where the control panel is!!! I'm still trying to get through the tutorial Sad

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