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    Display Probs with my New LCD Monitor - Help!
    I bought a new 19" Samsung LCD last week. A few days ago, my wife tried adjusting some settings and now nothing looks right.

    The fonts are a bit fuzzy. Not really fuzzy until I started fooling around with things today.

    IE does not show anything correctly. For instance, IE won't show any of the table colors on Yahoo or Sportsline. Ib all type is showng much, much larger than it should. Oddly, I'm not having this problem with Mozzilla.

    I've tried turning on Clear Type, but that just makes things look fuzzy.

    Does anybody have suggestions for a fix or a good resource for this type of thing?

    Thanks in advance.
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    The "larger type" issue makes me wonder if the resolution for the monitor has been set down to a very low setting.

    It's just a thought, but you might try setting the screen resolution to the "native" resolution of the LCD -- whatever the actual pixel count is for the LCD in the horizontal and vertical axes. Text always looks much sharper that way.

    It's a quick thing to try, at least.
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    You could also try setting it back to the default from the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike O
    The "larger type" issue makes me wonder if the resolution for the monitor has been set down to a very low setting.

    It's just a thought, but you might try setting the screen resolution to the "native" resolution of the LCD -- whatever the actual pixel count is for the LCD in the horizontal and vertical axes. Text always looks much sharper that way.

    It's a quick thing to try, at least.

    I thought that would work as well, but it didn't make much of a difference on the fuzziness and had zero impact on IE.

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    Maybe you got a bad monitor.

    Maybe the software that came with the monitor didn't load right.

    Why don't you re-install the software and see what happens - and - if it works right then - keep your wife away from the monitor.

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    IE not displaying something properly has nothing to do with your monitor.
    Cleartype is suppose to eliminate fuzzy fonts.
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/default.mspx (maybe you should run this wizard)

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