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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-01-29, 12:08 AM
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I have a dual monitor setup in my home office. With a 24" widescreen as my main and a 19" standard width for my secondary. I do graphic design, so I use the widescreen for my artboard and the secondary for all of my toolbars, etc.

I love the setup. As previously mentioned, most widescreen monitors have the function to rotate between portrait and landscape so you can have the best of both worlds.

I also have a 17" widescreen laptop, 2 widescreen plasmas and a widescreen GPS. I think the problem with widescreen is when it isn't setup/used properly.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-01-29, 06:51 AM
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I disagree, I love me 23inch Dell! You need to set at native resolution.

All new monitors will be 16:9 if not already. It's the new norm.
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-01-29, 12:21 PM
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I got the Dell 23" also, nice monitor...

I am still sticking with my 22" Acer 16:10 for now because it works out better in my dual monitor setup with a 19" LCD TV side by side...

The screen heights matches and pixel pitches for 22" 1680x1050 & 19" 1440x900 are almost identical - perfecto for dualview with different monitors.

If I were to use one monitor, it will no doubt be the 23" 1920x1080.

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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-02-07, 09:26 AM
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Larry: I love reading forums on a widescreen though! Well, for the 90% or so of forums that utilize the full width of the monitor. I don't have to scroll down as often, and there is more to read before even having to scroll down whatsoever. I do agree that many web pages do end up with alot of unused screen space.

sailmaker: Assuming you set your widescreen to a "wide" resolution as suggested by others, it is very simple to make your Solitaire as you want it - just double-click on the blue portion of the "title bar" of the program window, and it will fill your widescreen and adjust the proportions of the card objects accordingly.
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