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Heya :)

Got a problem, I just received my brand new 17" monitor,
its image quality and precision is so high that... I can easily
notice all the pixels the forms a letter, or an icon (that's only an example).

This high precision is good but it feels like I'm using 800x600 on my older monitor,
is there any way to make desktop have antialiasing?
Even antialiased fonts are pixellized :s
 

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Nvidia's nview program has an option for a bilinear filter of the desktop, but that won't help you since you have an ati card. I don't think such a feature exists for ati cards.
 

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Triple 'doh :(

Any existing 3rd party software maybe?
 

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Every tried enabling ClearType from the Display Properties?

1. Right Click Desktop and click Properties
2. Click Appearance Tab
3. Click Effects Button
4. Check "Use the following method to smooth edges of Screen Fonts"
5. Select ClearType fromthe drop-down box

I hope that helps
 

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Actually I enabled it from the beginning :p

The problem is that all the screen needs to be AAed ...
I'm not used to have a display similar to LCD monitors :p
 

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Other then ClearType, there isn't to the best of my knowledge any way to apply AA to fonts, I could be horribly wrong. Only thing I can suggest is using a higher resolution, what are you set at now?
 

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1024x768, I made a mistake when choosing the monitor, I purchased F700B (max 1280x1024, 60hz) instead of F700P (max 1600x1200, 75hz)... SO basically, it supports exactly the same resolution and refresh rates than my old 15" monitor, but with a waayyyy better quality and of course, with an higher size
 

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Next best resolution that may ease the jaggies on fonts a bit is 1152x864. Hopefully the monitor can do that res at a rate over 60hz. Is it possible to do a swap for the P version?
 

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mr. killjoy, apparently you haven't heard of native resolution on LCDs. so let me explain the best i can :)

LCD monitors have a set number of pixels. look close and you can see them. your monitor, as you explained, is default 1280x1024. just look at it, there are 1280 little dots all the way across. the problem lies in you using 1024x768 resolution. switch it to 1280x1024 and it will look A LOT better. why? when you use 1280x1024, each pixel on the the screen is 1 pixel in a program, so it looks "normal". when you use a lower (cant do higher) resolution, you are doing pixel interpolation, which draws one "software pixel" over more than 1 hardware pixel...which 9 times out of 10 looks like crap.

try 1280x1024, and you will see it looks great.
 

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mr. killjoy, apparently you haven't heard of native resolution on LCDs. so let me explain the best i can :)

LCD monitors have a set number of pixels. look close and you can see them. your monitor, as you explained, is default 1280x1024. just look at it, there are 1280 little dots all the way across. the problem lies in you using 1024x768 resolution. switch it to 1280x1024 and it will look A LOT better. why? when you use 1280x1024, each pixel on the the screen is 1 pixel in a program, so it looks "normal". when you use a lower (cant do higher) resolution, you are doing pixel interpolation, which draws one "software pixel" over more than 1 hardware pixel...which 9 times out of 10 looks like crap.

try 1280x1024, and you will see it looks great.
To be more specific, any resolution that does not have the same aspect ratio of the native resolution will look like crap.
 

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Yeah I was saying F700x monitors are CRT but they have a feel very close to LCD ones...
except that I don't have bugged pixels, fixed resolution and I can look at it from any angle :)

The only problem is that F700B has crappy refresh above 1024x768. That's why I stick with this because below 85hz I easily notice the flickering and me eyes don't like it.
I wonder how ppl working in offices don't even know they're on 60hz :p
 

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Below 85Hz.
I can take 75 @ 1152x864 here with no problem.
I got a Samsung Syncmaster 753v.
My friend got the same monitor as yours.
LG is kicking Samsung **s!!!
 

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Yeah, LG makes high quality monitors, but I was dumb enough to buy the stripped down version :p ... B and P are almost the same letters, I got confused :'(

But I don't regret it, it's better than my old blurry 15" monitor :p
 

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ah, i see, i was confused. maybe everything is so sharp and nice now compared to your crappy old monitor that it looks too sharp, eh? just a thought.
 

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Yup, that's it :p

For gaming it's simply perfect except for edge effect without FSAA... though it doesn't matter to me.
But on desktop it's, wow, I see squares everywhere! :p
 

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where is the bilinear filtering for desktops option, played around with the Nview manager and i dont see it, thanks for the help
I don't have an Nvidia card anymore, so I can't use Nview. Perhaps they removed it since I used it. You'll have to ask someone with an Nvidia card. If I remember correctly, though, using the screen smoothing option takes a lot of power.
 

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Try the res that i use, 1152x864 @ 75Hz.
Pretty nice :)
 

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I already tried, but my eyes are too sensitive... it's not painful at 75 but very disturbing :(
 
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