- December 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm #159870
After having trouble with a few apps that didn’t like the 600 pixel height, I did a bit of research and found AsTray. It’s a utility originally created for the Asus eeePC, but works on the NC10 absolutely fine.
It increases the resolution by creating a larger, scrollable virtual display. I’ve found this allows me to run apps and games that refused to work using the native resolution.
It may require a little bit of configuration via the ini file, but nothing too daunting if you read the instructions. 🙂December 7, 2008 at 4:32 pm #174148bemooMember
You can also try Downscale switcher. It compresses the height so you don’t need to scroll.
http://www.dev2go.net/?q=content/stuff-about-samsung-nc10-netbooks#comment-2December 7, 2008 at 4:51 pm #174143
Cheers bemoo, you can downscale with AsTray as well. However, I found that apps ran extremely sluggish that way, which is a shame as it obviously looks better.December 8, 2008 at 1:42 am #174147DeoreDXMember
Maybe I’m missing something… but I was able to do something similar without the use of additional software.
Goto desktop properties
Under the “Settings” tab select “Advanced”
Select the “Monitor” tab and uncheck the “Hide Modes that this Monitor cannot display” tab.
Now you can select all sorts of higher resolutions in the Display-properties area. It makes a virtual desktop of the size you select and you move around the virtual desktop with a mouse.
I haven’t looked at the threads but is there more to that program?December 8, 2008 at 1:51 am #174144
DeoreDX – I just looked at the “Hide modes this monitor cannot display” checkbox and it was already unchecked, but I could not adjust the resolution any higher. I re-checked it, applied and then un-checked it again and now the options are there!
Guess AsTray is pretty redundant after all then lol, though it is handy if you want to take advantage of it’s application-specific settings.February 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm #174149LaptopAcidXperienceMember
DeoreDx thanks very much for your post, it’s really going to help with my experiments producing music on an NC10 where screen size was looking like a serious limitation.February 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm #174150ragmanMember
I am wondering what applications would changing the resolution be useful for? I played around with the settings as described in this thread and when I open IE on each changed setting the screen doesn’t display all of the open webpage. Curious as to what benefit is gained from this, as I’m interested in getting the most out of the NC10.February 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm #174145AlfiharParticipant
The benefit is that some applications will refuse to run at 1024×600, the only way to make them run is to trick it into thinking you have a higher screen resolution than you really have.February 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm #174151ragmanMember
Does this help resolution for watching dvds?February 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm #174146AlfiharParticipant
No, the physical resolution of the screen is 1024×600 this cannot be increased.
DVD’s are a lower resolution than the screen anyway.
If you did this while you watched a DVD, part of the video would not be visible, unless you kept scrolling up and down.
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