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Help..?
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:58:15 AM »
-= First of all congratulations to avast! for being the second most downloaded antivirus at cnet..

-= Now, my problem is that my monitor has this strange curvy horizontal lines across the screen.. It wasn't there when my resolution was 1280 x 960 but, my eyes started to ache after months & my mother recommended me to lower the resolution so its easier to read.. I've set the resolution to 1152 x 864.. But some weird lines appear.. The lines are sorta translucent and slightly visible on a white background.. I don't have this problem in my previous resolution.. I don't have any other resolutions to set my monitor to since the other resolutions do not fit my screen.. How could I get rid of this lines..?
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Re: Help..?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 11:01:57 AM »
Which kind of screen is it? (LCD/TFT, tube-monitor,...) or is it even a Laptop-monitor?

the following only applies if you don't use a laptop:
does the monitor have any "auto-adjust" button?
or possibly you can open the "menu" of the monitor (some button on the case of the monitor) and make an auto-adjust there...

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Re: Help..?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 05:40:22 AM »
The first thing that pops into my mind is REFRESH RATE.

You can make a point that a higher resolution makes text smaller, thus making it harder to read, but it's usually the refresh rate of the monitor that causes eye-strain.  Especially in CRT monitors (I have a knack for immediately seeing lines scrolling on a screen with a refresh rate lower than 70hz).  I'd also like to point out that fixing this type of problem is a "pet-peeve" of mine, and I fix everyone's monitor that I come across that doesn't have theirs set correctly, as most people have no idea how to do anything with how their monitor displays!

On LCD's, you probably won't notice "refresh rate lines" a whole lot, but it can cause the stange "lines" on the screen.

For an LCD, it's BEST to set the monitor at the highest resolution that the monitor can support.  Then, set the refresh-rate to the highest that it will support as well.  If it causes defects (ie lines) then a lower resolution can be set.  The only reason for that is the computer cannot detect the proper highest resolution / refresh rate for the monitor (which rarely happens with newer operating systems and newer monitors).

It's always good to use the highest resolution, then adjust the monitor's DPI to allow text to be larger if you find text hard to read (so that you can still read text, but have it displayed in the higher resolution).

You need to tell us what type of monitor you have.  The 1152 x 864 resolution isn't a "standard resolution" which may be causing the lines.  Do you have a widescreen, or standard 4:3?

Standard 4:3 should be resolutions like, 800x600 (low), 1024x768 (medium), 1280x1024 (high).

For widescreens, it's a bit different.  Let us know that info, and we'll go further.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 05:59:27 AM by scythe944 »
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Re: Help..?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 05:57:40 AM »
Let me rephrase my last post, I don't think it makes enough sense.

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It wasn't there when my resolution was 1280 x 960
  It would seem that is a wide-screen monitor, likely an LCD.

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my mother recommended me to lower the resolution so its easier to read
  She's right, to a point.

As my previous post explains, a high resolution may cause eye-strain if the text is too hard to read.  Raising the refresh rate should help (even more so on CRT monitors though).

I wouldn't suggest lowering the resolution though, you have the real-estate of a wide-screen monitor, you should use it!  Don't lower the resolution, you'll just fit less on the screen, and things will be more clear at higher resolution.

Instead, change the DPI of the monitor, to make text larger, whilst leaving the monitor at a high resolution.

Getting to this setting is slightly different on Vista and XP, but it's still the same setting.  I'm uploading a picture of the Vista DPI configuration applet.

Change it to 120 DPI, keep the resolution at what you were used to, and restart the computer.  See if that helps.

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Re: Help..?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 11:00:54 AM »
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The first thing that pops into my mind is REFRESH RATE.

-= Thank you very much for the word refresh rate.. I just toggled in my monitor properties & changed the refresh rate to 75 Hz, and most of the lines are gone, yet there are still some more that wont go even if I set the refresh rate to the highest.. Then while toggling around trying to change every setting & see if what will work, I found this "moire" I adjusted the "vertical-I-don-know" to 50 & it worked like a charm..

-= Thank you very much, I wouldn't have found this moire-thing without the word Refresh Rate..

-= By the way, I'm using an LCD monitor.. Thanks again..! :D
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 11:02:28 AM by chronoboi001 »
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Re: Help..?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 05:26:24 PM »
When using a LCD/TFT monitor you should use the native resolution what you started with as unlike CRT monitors you can't easily change the resolution as it is a fudge that often leaves the display worse, not as sharp as the original.

Yes it will be bigger text, etc. but it won't be as clear and that could be just as bad.

You can in windows, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Settings tab, Advanced button. This should display your graphics cards management, on mine I have a DPI (dots per inch) setting and that can have a huge (excuse the pun) impact on sizing, mine is set to 96DPI and I have a 26" 1920x1200 resolution screen and I find that manageable. There are other DPI settings, 120DPI and a Custom one, so you should check what options you have and see if that helps.

You also have the right click on the desktop, select Properties, Settings tab, Appearance tab, Advanced button, where you can change text sizes for various windows display fonts, etc.
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