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User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
3 years ago#1
I recently reformatted my laptop and reinstalled almost everything and transferring some stuffs. Because I use certain views in certain folders, when I access certain folders, something bugged me as the view look different.

I kept wondering about it while reinstalling things before I realised: before I formatted, my screen res was likely 1920x1280, but now the max 7 will allow me to go to is 1920x1080. I have a folder in List view that will allow me to view everything in it, but now I have to scroll it to see everything while still in List view

Is this due to outdated drivers on my graphic card(ATi HD4670) or can I somehow make it so that I can get my res back to what I'm used to?
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User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
3 years ago#2
What is the model number of your laptop?
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User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
3 years ago#3
WerdnAndreW posted...
What is the model number of your laptop?


Dell Studio XPS1640?
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User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#4
Yeah, I'm curious what the model number of the laptop is.
Frankly I've never heard of a 1920x1280 screen, it's either 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, and laptops with a 1920x1200 screen are very rare.
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User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#5
The 1640 looks like it has a 1920x1080 screen.
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User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
3 years ago#6
Shub posted...
Yeah, I'm curious what the model number of the laptop is.
Frankly I've never heard of a 1920x1280 screen, it's either 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, and laptops with a 1920x1200 screen are very rare.


I might be mistaken, but I do believe my previous resolution was at least larger than 1920x1080. There has to be a reason why my file thumbnails seems larger than before.

It makes for viewing certain pages,both online and on my laptop, a bit different.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#7
Check your DPI settings?
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User Info: myztikrice

myztikrice
3 years ago#8
Your screen would be noticeably more fuzzy and have parts of it cut off if you were losing 200 pixels of your height. Having to scroll through a list or having large thumbnails are your Windows settings and not your resolution.
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User Info: Guybrush_Three

Guybrush_Three
3 years ago#9
Chaos_Missile posted...

I might be mistaken, but I do believe my previous resolution was at least larger than 1920x1080. There has to be a reason why my file thumbnails seems larger than before.


Right click desktop -> View -> Icon size -> Small/Medium/Large
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#10
hold control and scroll your mousewheel, or run your finger along the side of the trackpad while exploring.
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