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    Question Adjusting monitor size (not resolution)

    Hi, the image on my external monitor is blurry. the resolution is right, but the Monitors menu shows the monitor to be a 20" while it is actually a 19". So this may be a hint.
    I would like to know how to adjust the monitor size (if possible). How can this be done?

    Im running 10.4 on a dell precision 4400, connecting with the monitor via vga. dont hesitate to ask for additional info if it might help

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    Re: Adjusting monitor size (not resolution)

    Quote Originally Posted by kostja View Post
    Hi, the image on my external monitor is blurry. the resolution is right, but the Monitors menu shows the monitor to be a 20" while it is actually a 19". So this may be a hint.
    I would like to know how to adjust the monitor size (if possible). How can this be done?

    Im running 10.4 on a dell precision 4400, connecting with the monitor via vga. dont hesitate to ask for additional info if it might help
    Use the "Auto adjust" option on the monitor, or use a DVI connection.
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    Re: Adjusting monitor size (not resolution)

    Thank you, dcstar,

    unfortunately the dvi in of this old piece of ... equipment is broken and the autoadjust does nothing but a slight "shiver".

    Maybe the time is right for a bigger screen after all as my monitor suggested

    Buut, i still would like to fix it if possible.
    after all its about the displays delusions of grandeur, so maybe there is a way to reason with it.

    ideas still welcome

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