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Offline PRUSER

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on: July 18, 2008, 11:44:48 AM
Lately I have acquired a 10x10 overhead projector that I am going to use as an LCD projector, but my LCD is 15 inches. I have been searching all around with no luck trying to find a program or setting that will allow me to see a 10x10 box on my 15in monitor. Due to my lack of experience I don't really know what to call this, so searching is hopeless. Has anyone here heard of such an application or setting?

thanks
Zach



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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 12:44:55 PM
The fastest solution I can think of now is to low down the resolution of your screen and set the drivers to not strech the image so you have a centered black-framed desktop



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Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 01:43:58 PM
How do I set the drivers to not stretch? I'm sorry I have looked all through and could not find anything like that.



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Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 02:28:36 PM
well, first of all you have to try lowing down your resolution, I remember that in my laptop at lower resolutions that the native one I could choose between fitting the image to the screen or leaving it as is with these black borders around the desktop.
now I can't remember where was that option for the fitting and now I can't check, may also be it was in the BIOS settings
sorry, probably tomorrow I can tell you more



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Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 05:48:52 PM
ok, here I am
I found that option in nvidia drivers but not in ati ones
I'm attaching a screenshot of the options window, my interface is in italian but I'm sure you can figure it out
So, you have to go into nvidia option panel, in the section "digital flat screen settings" (or something similar this is the translation) then you have various options, you have to select the second one: "centered output"
I hope you have an nvidia chip ;), otherwise I think I can't help you more than this



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Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 02:44:56 PM
Thanks but I am using a monitor that has no drivers, you just plug it in. I couldn't make these settings with a black border. Anyone else know about this?