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    Native resolution for browsers

    I was wondering what is native resolution for browsers such as IE, Firefox or Chrome?

    The reason asking is since I have hooked up PC to my TV (720p), the resolution setting 1360x768 will completely fill TV screen horizontally without the need for scrolling from left to right to see the whole web pages.

    Now, if we have a 1080p TV and set the PC resolution to 1920x1080 which make web pages look smaller, will the browser still fill the whole screen. Or are we going to have side bars?

    Inquiry minds wants to know

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    I fit my browser window to the screen and then zoom in or out by holding CTRL and turning the mouse wheel until it's the size I want. I've always been able to make the side bars go away. But those are based on the web page rather than the browser.

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    Its not the res of the browser, but your screen. In some TV's the RGB port is set to certain res it will support, but you can adjust the font size of the browser which will make a small difference in how much of the page can be seen. You can also use the page percentage (50%-500%..etc) to adjust the size of the page you view. Best way to find out is to read the manual and see what pc resolution does it support. Also make sure your video card can produce those same resolutions (most system within the last 10yrs can)
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    Or you can just use the zoom feature until the page fills the browser the way you want it to.

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    Thanks 02audionoob and recoveryone

    I did play with with browser's zoom feature and no matter what settings I use, the web browser still retained its 16:9 ratio which I think answered my question. I was guessing that browser ratio would change with different resolution setting, but it seem the 16:9 ratio stay the same and only thing that changed was web pages lay out.

    I am guessing they design most web pages based on 1360x768 ratio since at that resolution, one don't have to use the bottom scroller to to see the whole page horizontally. Any lower resolution and one have to use to mouse to move page from right to left to see the whole page.

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    As I stated before, its not the browser, its your display, you have it set to 16X9, so everything will be stretched to fit that format. If you go into the display settings for that input and tell it to show in 4:3 you will get a different look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Thanks 02audionoob and recoveryone

    I did play with with browser's zoom feature and no matter what settings I use, the web browser still retained its 16:9 ratio which I think answered my question. I was guessing that browser ratio would change with different resolution setting, but it seem the 16:9 ratio stay the same and only thing that changed was web pages lay out.

    I am guessing they design most web pages based on 1360x768 ratio since at that resolution, one don't have to use the bottom scroller to to see the whole page horizontally. Any lower resolution and one have to use to mouse to move page from right to left to see the whole page.
    Don't know what they design web pages to show, but 1360x768
    is the native res of your 720p set, and its what you need to set your computer at, doesn't matter what your website is, the res
    of your computer is going to be 1360x768, and everything will
    be at that res, even 1080p material will be downrezed.
    BASICALLY every set these days is a computer monitor,
    and has a res they sell it at in the store(*720 for instance) but the
    computer res is 1360x768. A 1080p is 1920x1080, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I was wondering what is native resolution for browsers such as IE, Firefox or Chrome?

    The reason asking is since I have hooked up PC to my TV (720p), the resolution setting 1360x768 will completely fill TV screen horizontally without the need for scrolling from left to right to see the whole web pages.

    Now, if we have a 1080p TV and set the PC resolution to 1920x1080 which make web pages look smaller, will the browser still fill the whole screen. Or are we going to have side bars?

    Inquiry minds wants to know
    Is this the type of sidebar you mean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis View Post
    BASICALLY every set these days is a computer monitor, and has a res they sell it at in the store(*720 for instance) but the computer res is 1360x768. A 1080p is 1920x1080, I believe.
    The highest resolution from my PC graphic card is 1360x768. There are no higher resolution setting. I wonder whether graphic card is capable doing 1920x1080 resolution if I hook up the PC to 1080p TV via VGA.

    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    Is this the type of sidebar you mean?

    That is excatly what I mean. For example look at the following site. With my browser zoom at 100% (no zooming), there are side bars on this web site.

    http://www.zap2it.com/

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    Yes...It looks like that page has a fixed width. You can zoom in on it, but the "100%" setting in IE has what appear like bars because their design is apparently designed for 768 pixels, like you said earlier. Here's mine at 100% on a 1280 x 1024 monitor:



    These are mine while zooming in Firefox, which doesn't appear to have a 100% setting, as far as I call tell.





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    Wow 02audionoob, how did you take snap shot of that site and post it so quick. That is so cool

    I changed my resolution setting from native 1360x768 to 1024x768, at the lower setting the side bars are gone without using the zoom and whole page is shown horizontally. So I'm guessing native resolution for that site is 1024x768.

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    To make snapshots I use the screen clip feature in a Microsoft application called OneNote. It came with my Word/Excel/PowerPoint package. It's a handy tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob View Post
    To make snapshots I use the screen clip feature in a Microsoft application called OneNote. It came with my Word/Excel/PowerPoint package. It's a handy tool.
    Thanks for info. I will make note of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Wow 02audionoob, how did you take snap shot of that site and post it so quick. That is so cool

    I changed my resolution setting from native 1360x768 to 1024x768, at the lower setting the side bars are gone without using the zoom and whole page is shown horizontally. So I'm guessing native resolution for that site is 1024x768.
    THE SITE has no "native" res, the picture just got bigger because
    you decreased the res. You want it bigger, decrease the res even
    more.
    And I would guess that your graphics card can go higher, but
    since your monitor has a max res of 1360x768, it won't.
    ANYWAY, you want "big" set your res to 800x600,
    AND THE PICTURE ON THE SCREEN WILL GET EVEN bigger!
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    Cool

    also, since you are cheap(no offense) it would be my guess that you are using the onboard video, so its probably pretty amazing that your computer will even do the 1360x768.
    I WOULD check and see which is my fastest video slot, if
    your computer is old its probably AGP, if newer PCI+.
    I bought a video card with a 500mhz proc and HDMI for
    a hundred bucks, since AGP is obsolete the cards are really cheap.
    A DECENT videocard is the biggest improvement (and the cheapest) in video you can make. Parts for desktops are cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis View Post
    also, since you are cheap(no offense) it would be my guess that you are using the onboard video, so its probably pretty amazing that your computer will even do the 1360x768.
    I think 1360x768 resolution is pretty much standard on computers that run Win 7. Higher resolution 1920x1080 might be alright for desktop monitor where the user is sitting close, but it might look too small on HDTV since the user tend to sit further away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I think 1360x768 resolution is pretty much standard on computers that run Win 7. Higher resolution 1920x1080 might be alright for desktop monitor where the user is sitting close, but it might look too small on HDTV since the user tend to sit further away.
    not really, the max res you run your computer is determined both by the video card and your monitor.
    AND I surf the web all the time at 1920x1080 on my 42" set, no
    problem seeing anything.
    BUT THE operating system has nothing to do with your screen res.
    CHECK out wehat kind of video your computer runs, tiger direct has some in several form factors(agp, pci+) that are really cheap.
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