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    Dual display for web designers

    Until now I have been testing my sites at different resolutions by changing the res in the display settings. I have now added my old 14” monitor as a second display, with the plan being to have it set at 600 x 800 to save all the switching. But when I look at sites that appeared fine on my main monitor when it was set at 600 x 800 they appear significantly too big on this second display, and cause scrollbars where there shouldn’t be scrollbars

    Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

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    Sorry, I was being stupid. For some reason the res had changed to 640 x 480

    I have changed it back now, but now the bottom two thirds of the screen have a green tinge. Any ideas why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreado
    Sorry, I was being stupid. For some reason the res had changed to 640 x 480

    I have changed it back now, but now the bottom two thirds of the screen have a green tinge. Any ideas why?
    Maybe you didn't only change the resolution, but the frequency, too. Check the frequency used (e.g. 60Hz / 70Hz / 72Hz) as a frequency which is too high for the monitor can cause such color defects...
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    Thanks for your reply

    That display is set at 60 Hertz, which I am pretty sure is correct for that monitor

    I also have another couple of problems

    When I start my computer the refresh rate for my primary monitor gets set to 60 Hertz, when it should be 85.

    And even though the resolution for my primary monitor is still 1024 x 768, it looks like the resolution is different; I can fit one more icon vertically on the desktop. Obviously for designing websites I’d like to know what my resolution is.


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