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Bub
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December 23, 2010 - 11:57 am
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I thought I was happy with 600X800 but my pc guru changed it to 1024X768. I'm adjusting to the changes but it's aggravating. Scrolling left-to-right is primitive....Is there any hope of standardization in the pc industry? Is there any degree of optimal? Thanks for any advice,empathy, or sympathy.

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December 24, 2010 - 8:28 am
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Hello Bub. What size is you monitor? Why do you need to scroll and when? What do you mean by standardization in the pc industry and degree of optimal? Your questions are too vague and can be interpreted in different ways. Happy to provide the answers, so in the meantime, sometime to ponder.

I'm using a 20" CRT display. Might sound big, but not really. Windows allows one to adjust the font size, as do browsers. Moving left to right, would be when using a browser, and that depends on the font size and type of monitor (old fashioned, or wide screen). Am I on the right track so far?

[size=150:234j5dso]Happy holidays, [color=#0000FF:234j5dso]Mindblower![/size:234j5dso][/color:234j5dso]

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Thanks for jumping in to help. I think I mostly was just moaning and groaning. I've got 14 years of daily pc experience but still become irritated - and that's my fault. The monitor is 19" from N.E. to S.W. Re: Standardization......I wish all websites presented their text as Lew Rockwell does: easy and fast to read because the text is only 5 or 6 inches wide. Other 'sites present it so widely that I then have to scroll left to right. Right now, I am failing in my effort to install Adobe Flash Player. Mr. Modem advised dropping of Adobe and opting for Foxit. I did that, Foxit would not read videos, so now am trying to re-install Flash Player. It's always something - and that occasioned my comment about standardization. Thanks, again, for your helpful comments.

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December 24, 2010 - 3:26 pm
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Hey Bub (and G'day to MB too) - Changing screen resolution is going to dramatically alter the way items are displayed. At a lower resolution everything will be bigger but less crisp and will often not fit to screen size. At higher resolutions, things will be smaller and sharper.

Standardization is always going to be very difficult to achieve in some areas, if not impossible. Trouble is, there are a heck of a lot of diverse tastes, interests and situations to cater for.

Cheers...Merry Xmas to both,
Jim

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December 24, 2010 - 7:11 pm
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So Bub, with double digites of experience, you still wonder why the PC industry is not with it???
The answer is simple - TOO MANY CHIEFS You might consider getting the GOM player, if I read you right. As for Adobe software, the only one I believe you might need is the Flash Player. To read PDF files, there is plenty to pick from, and I use two different ones. Catch you later, Mindblower!

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