11-05-2002, 08:23 PM #1
Changing screen resolution...what for?
Can you guys explain the uses and advantages, via Jimmy Software Landscape for example, of tweaking the resolution on a 39xx screen?
An the disadvantages or cons?
11-05-2002, 08:36 PM #2
Well, just like on a desktop, by changing to a higher resolution you can display more things on the screen at once. Everything gets tiny, though. I don't really use the function much - the rotation is useful enough for me.Covert of www.cghm.8k.com
11-05-2002, 08:41 PM #3Originally posted by Covert
Well, just like on a desktop, by changing to a higher resolution you can display more things on the screen at once. Everything gets tiny, though. I don't really use the function much - the rotation is useful enough for me.
Yes, I imagined that but if it gets tiny, I'm not going to try it.
I switched to this machine because of the screen and my poor eye viewing. Now I can see all the things going on very very crisp and clear.
11-05-2002, 10:09 PM #4
I like it for using at 600 x 800 resolution, not to read by obviously, but for layout checking of web pages. Turned sideways and small, it's far too hard to read and even to tap controls and icons accurately, but for previews of layout or similar uses it can't be replaced. So I am quite relieved that JSL version 3.11 finally works on PPC 2002. Don't use it often, but when I want it, I want it.Gerard Ivan Samija
11-06-2002, 04:30 AM #5
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I tried the Nydiot res changing app for my ipaq and wasn't impressed in the slightest. I can see how it can be good to preview webpages and the only "decent" feature i saw was the rotation. Seems to be a fairly good waste of time really. Just my opinon but its one of those applications which are using technology for the sake of using it, it doesn't have any real purpose. (maybe i'm just jaded and pleased to go from my small crappy m505 screen to the new ipaq heh)
11-06-2002, 06:48 AM #6
Oh yeah, I forgot another reason landscape is super-cool: I.C.B.M. rules in 320 x 480 landscape. There were a couple of other old-time games and a couple of new ones too where it was great, but as it's been a long time since I bothered doing much gaming, I forget which, sorry.
Previewing text layout with the 'word wrap' turned off in Pocket Word is another place where it's useful, especially if one uses Fieldsoftware's printing applications a lot. Seeing whether a Word or Excel dos really makes sense before wasting a bunch of paper is kind of important. Of course, TextMaker has easier ways if doing this, if you run the beta 2 or intend to buy it later, with a 'fit page to screen' option showing a tiny version of a full page. But not everyone has that, and it is only recently available. A year ago JSL or Nydidot were the best bet for that sort of thing. For many they still are. And the zoom/pan features help for editing and then jumping back to fullscreen too.
Am I trying too hard? Oh well, to each his own.Gerard Ivan Samija
11-06-2002, 06:58 AM #7Originally posted by Cardy_X
Seems to be a fairly good waste of time really. Just my opinon but its one of those applications which are using technology for the sake of using it, it doesn't have any real purpose.
11-06-2002, 08:17 AM #8
Another use for NVD
If you use Pocket Controller (controls your Pocket PC from your desktop PC), you can use NVD to provide a large virtual display on your desktop. If you select 640 x 480 resolution with NVD, Pocket Controller will display the Pocket PC screen on your desktop monitor at that exact resolution. I've used this a few times with database applications on my Pocket PC... makes for much more rapid input if you don't need the portability at the time.
11-06-2002, 09:18 AM #9
I've got JSLandscape installed on my 3650 and normally run 360 x 480 (a custom size). When I need to see things more clearly, I just use the "Zoom" function on the Control Box and it blows the screen back up to 1:1 pixel ratio. I can then scroll around to see the entire "desktop".Current: iPAQ 2215 / PPC2003 / 32MB ROM / 64MB RAM / 128MB SD / Linksys WCF12
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