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20" WS Monitor Query

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Dodge777, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. Dodge777


    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 234

    Location: Hampshire, UK

    Hey all

    Considering buying a 20" widescreen monitor in the next few weeks although have one or two reservations about it before I do. This may sound a bit odd, but I can't imagine there are a lot of wallpapers around which are big enough to support 1600 * 1050 (that's the resolution isn't it?). So what do people do? Secondly, don't regular programs such as Word or web browsing look weird on widescreen - is text stretched or do pages not fit properly?

    Also, if you've got any other issues concerning monitors being widescreen rather than 4:3 which you may think are useful to raise that'd be awesome.

  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,883

    Location: Tosche Station

    They do exist here

    Oh, no, scratch that. I have no idea. Try the major wallpaper sites.
  3. Shamrock


    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: floating down the Liffey

  4. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,239

    Location: /* */

    there's a ton of wallpapers out there and why would anything stretch :confused:

    The only thing that ever stretches are poorly coded games and video if you choose for your player to stretch it.
  5. Baddass


    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,105

    Location: UK

    loads of wallpaper sites out there for varying resolutions. As said above, word docs etc dont stretch, you just have more space sideways :) Just make a word doc window smaller on your screen now, and imagine dragging the side bars around to change it's size, that's all it does.
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,006

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I make my own wallpaper, just get any high res photo (or wallpaper that is not the right size) and edit it to suit. :) You don't need to reply on websites then.