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ClearType and DPI Settings - Multiple Monitors

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    paolohu

    This is mostly directed to Mr Hill...

    Why are ClearType and DPI settings global to Windows?  And, is this going to change in the future.

    Here's an example - my general use machine is a zd7000 laptop - I use the zd7000 screen as a secondary screen and my primary screen is a 20" ViewSonic LCD screen.  The ClearType settings that look good on the laptop screen aren't necessarily the ones that look good on the ViewSonic LCD (to be honest - it's tough to get ClearType looking good on the ViewSonic) - so ideally I'd like to configure them individually.

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    Pseudo

    paolohu wrote:
    This is mostly directed to Mr Hill...

    Why are ClearType and DPI settings global to Windows?  And, is this going to change in the future.

    Here's an example - my general use machine is a zd7000 laptop - I use the zd7000 screen as a secondary screen and my primary screen is a 20" ViewSonic LCD screen.  The ClearType settings that look good on the laptop screen aren't necessarily the ones that look good on the ViewSonic LCD (to be honest - it's tough to get ClearType looking good on the ViewSonic) - so ideally I'd like to configure them individually.



    I think this hits on the fact that window has all around poor support for multiple monitors.  These days I'd say 5/8 people I know use more than 1 monitor and yet you cant:

    1) calibrate them individually
    2) set cleartype individually
    3) set different background images
    4) do anything that UltraMon enables

    So, for all the Longhorn guys at MS.  Please think about adding all of the above features.  I can wish can't I?  Tongue Out

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