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#1 berdusco

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 14:36

is it possible to have a virtual resolution on windows xp
i.e. the resolution is bigger then your monitor/screen's resolution, producing a sliding effect?


#2 vetstncttr908

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 17:06

Not that I know of.

#3 insanekiwi

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 17:16

i had this once, but it was unwanted. so i'd say: not really. and why would you need that?

#4 drshdw

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 21:33

Why would you want that? It's useless.

#5 icecaveman

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 21:35

Some laptops if you select higher resolution than they supports turn on this crap, it's really useless.

#6 Solarix

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 21:37

ugh i cannot stand that sliding effect, i wanna know how to stop it lol

#7 Raikou Tch

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 22:33

With my nVidia application, I can make up my own resolution and it will let you scroll around the desktop. Just change the resolution to native and it will return to normal.

#8 nvizible

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 22:40

Just use a virtual desktop manager, if you need more space!

#9 Ramble

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 22:49

It was avialble in Windows 95, but i dont think it is in XP.

Just downgrade. :)

#10 Acezo

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 22:52

The ATi drivers do that, I think you have to uncheck "hide modes this monitor can't display" (something like that, can't check at the moment).

#11 OP berdusco

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 00:52

the reason i needed it: i, for one liked it, and i have parents who often look over my shoulder at what im doing, and sometimes use the computer, but arn't smart enough with a computer to realize that something may be hidden

it gets rather annoying when they ask about people im talking to or read about plans that i'm making

my friend had it on his computer i believe but again, he was running an ATi, i have an NVidia, so i was just wondering
not something absolutly needed but i was just hoping that it was possible

#12 icecaveman

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 00:54

Dude then you only need virtual desktops and even if they had "average" parent understanding of computers they wouldn't even think about asking you to flip desktops.

#13 OP berdusco

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 01:04

yeah, i had virtual desktops...its not my favorite

#14 Khan Maxfower

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 19:09

yeah, i had virtual desktops...its not my favorite


I know How!!! I use that to work with Non Linear Video Edittion in one Monitor!!! My desktop resolution are: 2880x900x32

IN THE NVIDIA Control Panel -> Manage Custom Resolutions

1: Set -> Allow modes not exposed by the display
2: Click on CREATE
3: Set -> Back-End Parameters -> Timing Standard -> Manual
• You don't need to change nothing here!!! But... you need to SET: MANUAL at first !!!! To the new resolution keep the same Pixel Aspect Ratio of your Default Resolution... or your Desktop will be Stretched!!!!
4: Set -> Horizontal Desktop Pixels
5: Set -> Vertical Desktop Pixels

Test... Apply... And Change your Resolution!!!

Good Luck!!!

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