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Old 08-25-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I have two monitors, a 40 inch with resolution set at 1600x900 and a 34 inch ultra-wide with resolution set at 2100x900.

Everything is very easy to read.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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I spend way too much time on my desktop with a 19.5 inch monitor (basic, no fancy settings). Lately my eyes have been burning and I am very fatigued. I just purchased computer glasses on line with a new eyeglass Rx. Should I also invest in a bigger monitor? If so, how big. Any other hints as to how to protect eyesight from the glare? TIA
A 27" monitor with the same resolution as your 19.5" monitor will help.


Also set the monitor so that the top edge of the screen is about eye-level to make sure you're not essentially looking upward to view the screen.


I don't know what the Rx on your glasses might be, but what you want for computer glasses is a prescription for the specific distance to your screen.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Have you tried Control Panel.....Fonts.....Change Font Size?

Ctrl and + to zoom in? I am constantly zooming in and out since web site developers all have a different idea of how to presnt stuff. XP didn't have this great feature.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Ctrl and MOUSE WHEEL to zoom in?
Mouse Wheel baby. ALL DAY!

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I am constantly zooming in and out
Me too. # M O U S E W H E E L.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Since I changed to 27" monitor (1920x1080) I find myself frequently pressing Ctrl-+ several times to enlarge the fonts. This can cause troubles when some contents are beyond the screen, such as some buttons and links when you need them. After reading Ralph's #12, it reminded me I could instead reduce resolution, so I set 1600x900 now. If I need high resolution for pictures I'll change it back to max resolution. (Question: beside a clear picture, in what other cases would one need max resolution?)
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Just an update:

I read everyone's comments on here and decided not to get a larger monitor.
What I did purchase was computer glasses with my own Rx at Zenni.com. The blue light from the monitor is reduced (somehow) and it's been a godsend for my eyes. Cost was about $40, including shipping and the blue light component.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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snowmountains, there's a better way than changing the monitor resolution if you have Win10. Go settings/system/display and adjust the slider for scaling. Mine is set for 150%, for example. Your approach can make things a bit blurry, since the system must interpolate between the monitor native resolution and the output.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:34 AM
 
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snowmountains, there's a better way than changing the monitor resolution if you have Win10. Go settings/system/display and adjust the slider for scaling. Mine is set for 150%, for example. Your approach can make things a bit blurry, since the system must interpolate between the monitor native resolution and the output.
Is this equivalent to Ctrl-+? Sometimes I press that several times for a page with tiny prints. (I'm on Windows 7, waiting for Windows 11 or 12 )
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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snow, not the same. Ctl+ works for a browser. System setting work for everything. Don't recall if Win7 has a good scaler, maybe someone else knows.
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Old 09-03-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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In Windows 7 I can adjust certain things by customizing the Windows (go to Personalize), e.g. certain colors, icon size, font size in certain parts (menu, message box, title bar, tool tip,...) but not all (e.g. the general windows fonts.
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