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    LCD monitor: what resolution for text?


    I want to buy an LCD monitor and have some questions.
    What size/resolution is good? I want to have a good size for test files, Openoffice,
    and web browsing. Will also watch some video.

    Does going to a larger monitor make the print smaller, because of the higher resolution?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeS View Post
    I want to buy an LCD monitor and have some questions.
    What size/resolution is good? I want to have a good size for test files, Openoffice,
    and web browsing. Will also watch some video.

    Does going to a larger monitor make the print smaller, because of the higher resolution?

    Thanks.
    i like my 24" widescreen samsung lcd quite well.

    it's running at 1920x1200.

    you can change your dpi as needed, or the font size.
    oz

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    I would suggest you to check Monitor's Manual for supported Resolutions and Refresh rates. Set correct values in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file manually or through Display Setup option in Menu.
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    you can change your dpi as needed, or the font size.
    Isn't there a native resolution for an LCD monitor that it should be
    set to? I'm not familiar with dpi; so correct me if I'm wrong, but
    don't I set the dpi according to the resolution. Wouldn't that limit
    the choice of font size?

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    Yes, each LCD monitor comes with a recommended native resolution, but it is possible to use other resolutions. You can change the font size as needed in your desktop environment (Gnome/KDE/etc) settings. Check this wiki page for some info on DPI settings. It's written for Arch but generally speaking should work for other distros using xorg.
    oz

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