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Old 02-15-2009, 03:45 PM   #11
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It might be more a matter of telling Windows that the display resolution height and width have swapped, no? Something like the way it works with tablet PCs.

   
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:07 AM   #12
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It might be more a matter of telling Windows that the display resolution height and width have swapped, no? Something like the way it works with tablet PCs.
My recollection of the actual process is very hazy now, for it was carried out only twice (once the wrong way!) just a year ago, but as it involved only the operating system, I certainly had to reboot. I don't remember whether the program I downloaded from Iiyama works with any OS other than Windows.

   
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http://www.entechtaiwan.com/lib/softosm.shtm

   
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Michael,

The control software for my laptop (with ATI display) is similar and even lets me rotate it the wrong or right way. Since then I'd face the choice of then rotating the laptop itself or my head 90 degrees, I'll pass.

I'd imagine your Iiyama monitor is one of those that's made to rotate easily.

   
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #15
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I agree, the glossiness is rather irksome. I say this because although the monitor hasn't arrived yet, my new laptop has a glossy screen, and I am not fond of that at all. Then again, having an 18.4" laptop screen is otherwise really nice.

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Thomas,

After you've had a chance to use the new monitor, I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the font rendering when the monitor is in portrait mode. I know that changing the orientation of the subpixels ought to make a difference, but I can't recall seeing a report on how the look of the fonts changes when an LCD display is rotated from landscape to portrait.

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After you've had a chance to use the new monitor, I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the font rendering when the monitor is in portrait mode
My old eyes are neither as expert or acute as Thomas Ph.'s, but I have been using a 61-cm LCD monitor with the same pixel count as his new one for nearly a year in portrait mode: I see no poorer text rendering—but I usually have the letters so large that there's probably not much to correct.

   
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The portrait mode will be worse than just a regular CRT for ClearType and for Adobe's LCD-enhanced rendering, but not for older/other approaches to text rendering.

It's been a long time since I've looked at this in person, so I don't remember how bad it is. It will also be worse at lower dpi resolutions.... I'll let y'all know what I think.

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My old eyes are neither as expert or acute as Thomas Ph.'s, but I have been using a 61-cm LCD monitor with the same pixel count as his new one for nearly a year in portrait mode: I see no poorer text rendering—but I usually have the letters so large that there's probably not much to correct.
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The portrait mode will be worse than just a regular CRT for ClearType and for Adobe's LCD-enhanced rendering, but not for older/other approaches to text rendering.

It's been a long time since I've looked at this in person, so I don't remember how bad it is. It will also be worse at lower dpi resolutions.... I'll let y'all know what I think.

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