View Poll Results: Whats your resolution?

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  • 640 x 480

    0 0%
  • 800 x 600

    12 28.57%
  • 848 x 480

    0 0%
  • 1024 x 768

    16 38.10%
  • 1152 x 864

    3 7.14%
  • 1280 x 1024

    11 26.19%

Screen Resolution

This is a discussion on Screen Resolution within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Right now it's 800x600... I like this one best, cause it seems just right... for now. I think right now ...

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    Right now it's 800x600...

    I like this one best, cause it seems just right... for now. I think right now webpages should include 800x600 for the visitors, because there's a lot of people out there using it...

    BTW, what's 848 x 480 look like? - never seen that one... whouldn't it be kinda stretched?
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    Why does everyone use such low res? What size monitors and video cards do you guys have?

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    I have a GeForce2 MX 400, and a 17" monitor. I am running 1280 by 1024 though.
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    1024x768 on a GeForce2MX 17inch and the same on my other comp at my dads house with a 19inch and ATI Rage Pro Turbo

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    for the develpers, JAVASCRIPT:resizeTo(800,600) resizes the desktop. or it could be resize-To(), cause i never used it, an it just goes to the next line after resize in the magasine where i got this from.

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    A good programmer should take care of *anything*, e.g. checking for current screen resolution and adapting the programs interface as required.

    I've seen many unprofessional programs, which produced weird things on my computer.

    The worst example was a program which forced a 1024 x 768 res on my poor 14" monitor!

    Of course, I don't mean here to provide mono-herc support for nowadays software, but we (mean here developers) should provide support for low-end HW as well.

    If you're expecting from the user to change every year his/her monitor then you probably are a snob or just a reach guy, who doesn't care for the rest of the world. It's really a disgusting behaviour.

    Currently I use a 21" Sony monitor, with 1280 x 1024 res., at 100Hz vert. refresh, 24 bit color depth.
    My needs for such a pro monitor are understadable, as I use it 8-10 hours a day.

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    At work,
    Two 19" (38" desktops kick ass)
    Both monitors are Sceptres at 1280x1024 @ 85hz (better on the eyes)
    Similar at home.
    I figure if you are gonna drop the cash for a larger monitor, you might as well make the most use out of your available landscape.
    I only run vc++ maximized (on one monitor), all other windows are never maximized. It makes it easier flipping from one to the other.
    As a result, I really don't care what the minimum res is, my browser rarely exceeds 800x600 on my desktop anyway. Unless they set min res to 1600x1400
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    Wow! 2 19" monitors? Is it 19" viewable or 19" total size?
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    I hate having to write code to test if the current string using the current font and current screen res will fit in the small area I have to display. I have more info than will fit on a single Excel speadsheet row.

    If you run under 1000+, I just tell you at start, bad things are going to happen, or text will be too small to read.
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    >>>
    Why does everyone use such low res? What size monitors and video cards do you guys have?
    <<<

    Doesn't matter, it is what my customers have that counts. Typically, most of my customers want to spend as little as possible on hardware, that generally means a small monitor and a crap video card. If I produce something spectacular, they will only complain. 800 x 600 "should be enough for anyone"!
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    Wow! 2 19" monitors? Is it 19" viewable or 19" total size?
    Nope, its actually like 18.1" viewable on the horizontal, but 19 just sounds cooler.

    It's so much better for coding/debugging. You can see dialogs getting built as you step through. And windows messages get processed closer to real life as the window is visible on one monitor and the debug window is on the other!
    Bug your bosses for an extra monitor and vid card (or get a dual head card) They'll make their money back in productivity

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    Usually I use 1024x768, that's what i've been most comfortable with as long as I can remember. Everytime I change it it just feels too awkward.

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    I really don't think 800x600 is low resolution; that's what I use! Right now, I'm using a 15-inch monitor and a Cirrus Logic 546X video card that came with my old, 1998 machine. The debate has really been over whether 640x480 should still be supported; I think not. When my computer goes into 1,024x768 or whatever, the desktop icons appear tiny and so does almost everything else. Upgrading every other year is expensive, even for a computer geek!

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    Man, I invented this question...

    Anyway, I don't feel like voting, so I'll just
    say what I'm at. 1024x768...
    Staying away from General.

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