1024x600px display in Win8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ZaForD, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hey Guys,

    I was just reading about some of the new tablets being released.
    Some of them are using a resolution of 1024x600px ?

    My old Netbook had that resolution but none of the Metro apps would run. :confused:

    Was this screen size switched one by an update, or is it only a 'feature' with 'Windows 8.1 with Bing' ???
     
  2. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    screen size doesn't change with software, it's hardware :D
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    there is a "scaledown_display-one" reg entry where to adjust it but then you might see a slightly wide screen instead .....
     
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    throbber MDL Addicted

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    I did that on my Dell mini some time ago.a good workaround but the display looked pretty grim.
    Could do with a short cut to switch between 1024x600/1024x768..if it were possible.
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    faced that problem on an old tablet with bad resolution.Had to toggle between modes in system properties > finally put it to garbage :D
     
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  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Yeah, I remember that 'fix'
    It worked OK on the Metro side, but I think 'grim' is a bit of an understatement for the desktop :eek:

    There must be a proper way to use a 1024x600px resolution now though, as the new Toshiba tablet is using it.

    I wouldn't like to try and use Windows 8.1 on a 7" tablet as that res, but it could be OK on my old 10" Netbook. :g:
     
  7. throbber

    throbber MDL Addicted

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    Yes I did the same and went back to dual booting win7/snowleopard