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How to have Smaller screen resolution with nice fonts ?

I have a computer "dell latitude D820" with a "Nvidia Quadro NVS 120M". The highest screen resolution is 1920X1200. I believe this is also the native resolution because the fonts look really good. The problem:

Fonts look good, but they are so tiny that is almost impossible to read.... and my sight is 20/20.

I change the resolution  to different ones, but the fonts look blurry and I dont like it.

I also use the native resolution with 120DPI, but it is not helping.

I would like to use a resolution of 1680 x 1050 with nice clear fonts... how ?
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rindiCommented:
If this is XP, right click into a free space of your desktop and select "Properties". Now select the "Appearance" tab and in the bottom selection you can change between "normal", "Large" and "Extra Large" Fonts.
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probineAuthor Commented:
well, if does make the font bigger, but not in websites.

Problem 1: I want 1680x1050 with nice fonts
Problem 2: 1920x1200 is just ugly... the websites look so tiny !
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rindiCommented:
You can change the test size in websites with your browser. In Firefox you select "View", "Text Size", then "increase".
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probineAuthor Commented:
nope... that is not an optimal solution.

I have another computer that runs 1680x1050 and I dont need to change the browser settings
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rindiCommented:
The thing is that the optimal resolution is what the display supports. This is particularly true with LCD displays. Anything that is different from that optimal resolution will be unsharp as you'll be using fractions of pixels, except if the resolution you select is half the optimal on, then you'd just be using 2 pixels where one is needed. The only real solution isn't to change the resolution, but rather the way the data is shown like I explained above. You could also use the "accessibility" options (Accessories, Accessibility, Magnifier) for further help.
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probineAuthor Commented:
the problem is that if I for example use large text for websites, then the text will actually go over the limits of the page itself.... this makes websites really ugly.
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rindiCommented:
There's not much else you can do, except return your laptop and get another that uses a less good display.
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