Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Posts
    2,255
    Specs:
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Monitor resolution
    I'm having problems upping the resolution on my monitor. It's a 21" Apple CRT from a few years ago (it looks like a massive coloured Imac) and only in 1024 x 780 will the picture fill the screen. If I up the resolution, I get a huge black border around the whole screen. On PC monitors you can just resize it, but I only have brightness and contrast buttons and a button surrounded by a rainbow spectrum, which doesn't do anything even if pressed and held.

    Any ideas?

    I'm in Tiger by the way.

  2. #2

    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2004
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    12,456
    Specs:
    MacBook
    I could be mistaken, but I think you can change your monitor's geometry settings in your System Preferences under "Displays" for certain monitors.
    __________________________________________________
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.


  3. #3

    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Posts
    2,255
    Specs:
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    There's no mention of geometry and this is what the help says:

    Click Geometry and select the kind of adjustment you want to make. For example, to change the height or width of the screen image, select Height/Width.
    If no Geometry pane is available, your monitor doesn't support making screen adjustments from Display preferences.
    I came across PDF instructions for the monitor, but it makes no mention of OS X, just 8 and 9. There was software to download for OS 9, but it seems to have been disregarded for X. This was a very expensive monitor and it's only 6 or 7 years old so it's absurd that I'm stuck in low res on a 21" screen.

  4. #4

    jhelm007's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 18, 2004
    Location
    Norfolk, VA, USA
    Posts
    629
    Specs:
    MacBook: 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD; PowerTower Pro (300MHz G3 clone): 608MB RAM, 10GB HD
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis
    I'm having problems upping the resolution on my monitor. It's a 21" Apple CRT from a few years ago (it looks like a massive coloured Imac) and only in 1024 x 780 will the picture fill the screen. If I up the resolution, I get a huge black border around the whole screen. On PC monitors you can just resize it, but I only have brightness and contrast buttons and a button surrounded by a rainbow spectrum, which doesn't do anything even if pressed and held.

    Any ideas?

    I'm in Tiger by the way.
    I've always been able to resize the screen on my 17" (1999) Apple CRT (mine's graphite not blue). Are you sure you've tried all the buttons?

  5. #5
    Alvin Meister
    Guest
    Hi

    I have tried all the buttons, both pressing them briefly and holding them down. Brightness and contrast worked in OS 9, but in Tiger they don't do anything, along with the 'control panel launcher button'.

    Here's the instruction manual (1998):

    21" CRT

  6. #6
    Alvin Meister
    Guest
    Oops, I just had a thought. I forgot to plug in the USB lead, which it says it needs for the software controls!

    End of the week brain fade I think!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. I need help with get the right resolution on my monitor
    By Joyh364 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-29-2011, 10:51 PM
  2. Monitor Resolution Problems
    By Dominick in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 07:50 AM
  3. What's your new year's resolution (not the monitor:))
    By Sur3Mac in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-01-2010, 12:27 PM
  4. Max external monitor resolution?
    By JrKirby in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-09-2007, 11:31 AM
  5. External Monitor Resolution
    By lotus911 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-21-2006, 07:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •