If you are not aware of this, its time you read the below link now, and be prepared to send the system back. Native resolution on a LCD monitor or screen is imperative. Anything else will give you less than a good picture. UXGA has smaller fonts and its not only normal, its required for that screen. XGA will be better, but still some peoples eyes are not good enough, even with this monitor.
http://news.designtechnica.com/print_featured_article6.html Monitor resolution information
Display Properties Section : For clear type to get rid of the jaggies.1. Right click with your mouse an empty space on the desktop 2. Click on Properties in the next box 3. Click on Appearance on top 4. Click on Effects over towards the lower right side 5. Now click on the down arrow on the second box that you see ( Should state " Standard " ) . Select Clear Type. 6. Now click on Apply on the bottom, than click on OK in the next window that pops up. You are now done. Need of larger Fonts : Go back into Display Properties 1. Click on Appearance 2. Click on the Font Size in the next window in the Appearance area, and select what size fonts you want. You can change back again if you don't like it... You can also go to Settings in Display Properties and click on Advanced. Here you will be able to change the DPI setting from 96 DPI to 120 DPI that will also enlarge the fonts, but it may make things look blurry.....96 DPI is best, believe it or not and your eye's are perhaps just not up to it.
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I started fiddling with the settings in Properties and it's getting better. I enlarged the fonts in the Start Menu and on the desktop. What I'm still having trouble with is getting the text on the screen when you're in Internet Explorer to be larger (I'm squinting as I'm reading everyone's posts). Also, webpages do not stretch across the screen -- they're scrunched to the left side of the screen. As you can maybe tell, I'm not that well versed in computer hardware and terminology, so hopefully you can tell what I'm trying to say ... !
If this has something to do with a fancy hi-resolution setting that came with the computer, can Dell give me a "downgraded" screen if I take the computer into one of their stores? I ordered it online, but I would think they could assist me in person (they're known for great customer service, no?).
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