Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 12:30 PM
"Most netbooks have the same display resolution. And while it’s generally good enough for viewing most web pages, videos, and other apps, every now and again you’re likely to run into an application that requires a higher resolution screen to run. Fortunately, there’s a way to trick your netbook into thinking it has a higher resolution display — assuming you’re running Windows 7."
Over the years, I have seen variations on this when it comes to really small devices with limited resolution. The most prominent use of scaling technology that I can remember is OQO, who used some driver magic to make their 800x480 screen emulate much larger resolutions. This just makes what you are trying to see that much smaller, meaning you will be zooming a lot more frequently but for those of you who want to pack in as much data as possible onto the screen, it is an option. What is not mentioned is whether this same hack can be applied to other computers. It would be interesting to see just how far you could push a 2560x1600 monitor...