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Laptop display is very small and rez increase does nothing

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    Laptop display is very small and rez increase does nothing

    Hi ya'll

    I apologize in advance bc I'm sure this question is so simple, but I've looked EVERYWHERE about this problem so I'm begging for help! I'm a photographer and work extensively with Photoshop and other Adobe products. I upgraded to this new laptop MSi GE70 Apache Pro-012 laptop from a Toshiba Satellite P775 because of the superior graphics cards and RAM. But when I change the resolution to medium, I have problems with photoshop. I read on a PS forum that photoshop operated correctly when the display was at it's recommended resolution. However, this is WAY too small.

    Even my browser (firefox) is screwed up - some words are big and some are very small! I've never seen this before. PLEASE HELP! I know it's got to be a simple answer but I can't figure it out! Any advice would be great!


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    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1

    Hi Trish,
    If the screen resolution is not set to recommended, most things will look weird. You can try right clicking your desktop, go to Screen Resolution, then click on Advanced settings, and if you have a tab called something like Graphics Control Panel, click on that and then click on Graphics Properties and then click on Display. This will give you all options to set your screen size.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Make sure you have latest Intel graphics drivers here:

    And latest Nvidia graphics drivers here: NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search
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