January 14, 2009 at 12:30 am #160588
Am enjoying our new NC10. The trackpad took a little getting used to (my wife still hasn’t quite got the hang of avoiding brushing it while typing). And we’ve been able to install the software we use (Office 2007, Quicken etc) from one of our other PC’s DVD drives, which we merely added to our existing wired+wireless network. Hadn’t known we could do that until we tried, and it worked like a charm.
The vertical limitation of the screen is the one thing that I do find annoying, and wonder if anyone has found a workaround for it. As an example, when retrieving email in Thunderbird, if I want to allow graphics to display within all future emails from a sender, a window opens which is sized taller than the NC10 screen. The only way to click on a button is to reach it beyond the bottom edge of the NC10 screen. There’s no way to grab the top header of the window to drag it up beyond the top of the NC10 screen. In other words, the only possible way to exit the window is to close down the whole application, which is a pain in the butt. I’ve tried searching for properties on the desktop to see if there was any way to have a larger virtual desktop to reach beyond the physical borders, but haven’t been able to locate anything useful. Nothing beyond the default size. I think the Asus EEE netbooks have some ability to get around this limitation (I vaguely remember something showing up when I tried a Google search). Anything for our NC10s?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 12:33 am #179710hufnMember
I believe that you can set the ‘virtual’ desktop to be a higher resolution than the standard 1024×600, but not positive as I am not using xp anymore. Right click the desktop and select properties. Then go to the settings tab and check the available resolutions…January 14, 2009 at 1:03 am #179703BeckyMember
Yup, this is possible as hufn says. If higher resolutions aren’t available, reinstalling the graphics card driver should bring them back. 🙂January 14, 2009 at 1:06 am #179713
Thanks for your reply. I’ve tried that already. It just gives two options for resolutions: the default 1240×600 and the lower 800×600. Neither possibility seems to allow one to expand beyond the vertical borders. I noticed in the Intel graphic accelerator icon, whe I open it up and click on options, it gives the choice between a letterbox aspect, a full screen, and a third one which I can’t think of right now (I’m away from the NC10 at the moment). I’ve tried to apply to apply each of them, but it didn’t seem to make any difference as far as I could tell. Didn’t seem to shrink the desktop vertically when the letterbox view was chosen. All seemed to look the same. Anyway, my point is that I’ve tried, but couldn’t find a solution. Hoping somebody on here has already been through all this, and has discovered ‘the way.’
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 1:08 am #179714
Didn’t see your reply. Was busy answering hufn.
How dod I reinstall that graphics card driver. Would certainly like to do that. All I see now are 1240×600 and 800×600. No higher resolutions.
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 2:05 am #179715
FWIW, I downloaded the graphics card driver (V 18.104.22.16826) from the Samsung website, even though when I looked at system info, I already had it installed. After letting it install itself from the download, no difference noted. Still can only choose between the 1024×600 and 800×600 modes on the main monitor (#1) , cannot go higher. If I click on the monitor #2 (I have no external monitor attached), I see that there are many higher resolutions available on it. So I suppose I could hook up either an external monitor or our HD LCD TV, m ake it a primary monitor or extend the desktop onto it, and be able to reach a button. Seems like a lot of work to do what should be a simple thing. Does your NC10 have the ability to have higher resolution on the main #1 display? If so, something is radically different on mine. Would be interested to know.
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 2:22 am #179707PanManMember
Bob, under Properties|Settings|Advanced|Monitor have you unticked the “Hide modes this monitor cannot display” option?January 14, 2009 at 3:07 am #179716
Thank you! That did it. Now I’ve got all the higher resolution settings.
Sure appreciate your help. Whew! Couldn’t imagine why it wasn’t there. Thanks again.
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 5:08 am #179704BeckyMember
Glad you got it working. 🙂 Reinstalling the graphics driver fixed my own resolution problem, but I’d probably just messed something up as I do like to fiddle with things lol. 😀January 14, 2009 at 6:07 am #179708PanManMember
Its a windowsism. It recognises that your moniotr has a max vertical res of 600 pixels and hides anything else 🙂January 14, 2009 at 6:17 am #179712BluebirdNC10Member
Bob, under Properties|Settings|Advanced|Monitor have you unticked the “Hide modes this monitor cannot display” option?
only if you are running Pre-Win7 as Win7 doesn’t let you do that option….only option on Win7 is to connect a second monitor to the vga output and extend the desktop onto it.January 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm #179718ParodyMember
[quote1231953057=Bob V]The vertical limitation of the screen is the one thing that I do find annoying, and wonder if anyone has found a workaround for it. As an example, when retrieving email in Thunderbird, if I want to allow graphics to display within all future emails from a sender, a window opens which is sized taller than the NC10 screen.[/quote1231953057]
Here’s a couple more options to deal with too-tall windows:
You may be able to move it with the keyboard. Try pressing Alt+Space to bring up the Control menu. Select Move, then press Enter. Now you can use the arrow keys to move the dialog around. Press Enter when you’re done.
The down side: Windows likes to pop moved dialogs back on screen, so you may not be able to move it up off screen to see the bottom of the dialog.
Another option is to go into the Intel video driver settings and temporarily rotate the screen; it might fit vertically in 1024.
Hope this helps.January 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm #179711Element1Member
You have to try small application UMPCScrollBarXP, it adds scroll bar if yours window is larger than
http://blogs.msdn.com/vikrammadan/archive/2007/04/05/dead-see-scroll-bar.aspxJanuary 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm #179717
Appreciate your suggestions. Will give them a try when the need arises again. I think, though, that now that I’m able to change screen display resolution (thanks to PanMan’s tip, see above), it will be all that I need to solve the problem adequately.
All the best …
Bob VJanuary 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm #179706chris_bMember
Thanks PanMan, I’d never have found that.
What settings are considered optimal?
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