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WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-14 @ 09:14

355.82 August 31, 2015
is the last driver supporting Customizing Resolutions in WinXP.
Later versions have that option grayed out...
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby Azarien » 2018-5-14 @ 15:11

Are you sure that the driver version is the only factor?
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-14 @ 15:37

Everyone can check that himself :)
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby Falcosoft » 2018-5-14 @ 21:37

Actually custom resolutions work also with later drivers but you have to edit the registry manually (only the interface is buggy).

XP_custres.jpg
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-14 @ 21:51

WinXP allowed setting higher resolutions than your monitor supports resulting in a virtual desktop accessible by moving mouse out of the screen edges.
Do we have any solution for that feature on later Windows versions?
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby Falcosoft » 2018-5-14 @ 22:13

robertmo wrote:WinXP allowed setting higher resolutions than your monitor supports resulting in a virtual desktop accessible by moving mouse out of the screen edges.
Do we have any solution for that feature on later Windows versions?

I also miss this feature very much on Vista+. The only solution is to use an XP driver instead of WDDM drivers but this has some drawbacks (e.g. missing HW accelerated desktop composition).
On newer NVIDIA hardware + drivers you can use Dynamic Super Resolutions (DSR) that is handy if you want to simulate/test bigger resolution desktops (e.g. for testing software's UI on 4K) but certainly it's not the same... It's really designed for games as an AA alternative.
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby Azarien » 2018-5-17 @ 06:25

Falcosoft wrote:I also miss this feature very much on Vista+.


Well, I don't want to start a flame war, but on newest AMD drivers the custom resolutions work very well... :-)
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby Falcosoft » 2018-5-17 @ 06:30

Azarien wrote:
Falcosoft wrote:I also miss this feature very much on Vista+.


Well, I don't want to start a flame war, but on newest AMD drivers the custom resolutions work very well... :-)

There's a misunderstanding here :). I miss the 'virtual desktop accessible by moving mouse out of the screen edges' feature robertmo mentioned in the post above. This feature works on XP with both NVIDIA and AMD drivers, but completely missing on Vista/7/8/10. It's usually mentioned as 'Pan & Scan Virtual Desktop':
http://www.planningcommunications.com/v ... esktop.htm
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Re: WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-17 @ 07:01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm-ksJBSGT4


something like this is achievable on vista+ with:
http://www.gimespace.com/products/desktop-extender.html


and for desktop without the ability of enlarging windows:
http://ynea.futureware.at/cgi-bin/infinite_screen.pl
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