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Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 15:36 PM
I've recently got a ThinkPad T61p from work, and its a great machine, however the native screen resolution comes at 1920 x 1200 which is too much for my eyes ...

whenever I change the resolution to a lower value the screen becomes blurry!

I searched the net but found nothing that could help, i upgraded the nvidia drivers but that didn't do much good either ...

I noticed something though ... in the nvidia control panel, under Display -> Change flat panel scaling
the "use my display's built in scaling" option is grayed out, when i tried to disable scaling all together, the blurryness was gone, but now of course the screen is not filling the display ...

usually there is a scaling option in the system bios so i restarted and went into the bios but found nothing there either ...

does anybody have the T61p with the same probelm ? any known fix ?
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02-27-2008

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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 17:31 PM
You probably still have the DPI set to 96 DPI
 

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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 16:03 PM
screen blurring is natural in LCD for resolution anything other than the native resolution..... so its not a problem and there is not lot of things you could do about it... you could attach it to the external screen...
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 16:07 PM
The screen is designed to be run at 1920 x 1200. Anything lower will be blurry.

Have you tried increasing the size of the font and the icons in your display settings?
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 16:56 PM
I've never experienced a screen being blurry when run on lower resolution before, i don't see how that makes sense ?

here are some of the things that usually help with blurry screens (none worked in this case):
1. lower/higher refresh rate
2. disable clear type in windows
3. turn software scaling on/off

noen of this worked, and this is for sure a software/driver issue.

I've given up on windows 2 years ago and been using Linux ever since, and I'm sure if i install linux on the laptop it would be all fixed, but i can't since its company property.

there must be a fix to this, the 1920x1200 resolution is not just bad, its a health hazard!

I'm only 23 i don't wanna start wearing glasses next year!
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 17:31 PM
You probably still have the DPI set to 96 DPI
 

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 19:55 PM
THAT WAS IT !!!

i forgot all about the DPI settings!

of course now everything looks out of proportion ... but that can be adjusted through the theme settings ...

thanks SouthPaw :)
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 20:04 PM
Hmm...I'm 37 and I LOVE 1920 x 1200!
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 20:58 PM
mbhockey13, how far are you from your screen right now ?

:)
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 21:57 PM
BTW don't forget to change to Large or extra large Cursors.
 
Also some of the spacing issues might be is you turned large fonts on. I am having no spacing issues.
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Re: Blurry Screen on lower resolutions

2008-03-04, 22:29 PM
the only option in this case aside to get an external monitor, is change the DPI for text in your computer. For Windows Vista, In the desktop, right click and select 'Personlization option', in the new window, choose in the left panel, the 'Adjust font size (DPI)' and chose 120 DPI instead 96, that means that the text is going to be greather and easy to read but in your current resolution still will be a smal text. you can try to mix this option with the 1680 X 1050 resolution or 1440 X 900 to see if one adjust better to your needs. I hope it's useful.
 
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