Posts Tagged ‘display’

How to Display Certificate Details in Chrome

Friday, February 10th, 2017

It bugs me to no end when software companies do this. When they move familiar tools and services to a hard-to-find location, it always feels like somebody broke into my office overnight and rearranged my desk, just for the heck of it.

Google is on a roll. After removing user control over some plugins installed in the browser, the company moved information about security certificates of sites to a place where most users may never find it. More and more sites on the Internet move to https. Doing so has advantages, but there is also a considerable amount of pressure by browser makers and search engines to get sites to migrate. Google is on the forefront of all of this. It may come as a surprise therefore that the company made the decision to move certificate information from the address bar to the browser’s Developer Tools.

(more…)

Fixing Tiny Text in Windows

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

This is a rather obvious fix for a pretty common problem, but it’s worth sharing, just the same.

If you are running your Windows computer on a high resolution display, for instance one of those brand new 4K displays, you may have noticed that some text does not scale well. While most programs and apps should work well on high resolution displays, others display text so small that you can barely read anything without binoculars. Basically, these issues may occur on any device that is connected to displays with a resolution greater than Full HD (1080p).

(more…)

Fix for Gadget Display Issues After IE11 Installation on Windows 7

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Have you noticed any missing or problematic desktop items after upgrading your Windows 7 PC to IE11? This might help fix it …

When I reviewed the Internet Explorer 11 final release for Windows 7, I never expected it to become this popular. The core reason for this was not the availability of the latest version of IE11 on Microsoft’s most popular operating system Windows 7, but the fact that a lot of users had issues with it. Several users reported that desktop widgets were missing or not displaying properly anymore after the browser was updated to Internet Explorer 11.

(more…)

Display Multiple Chrome Windows Next to Each Other Automatically

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

This extension sounds like it would be particularly useful for those who own over-sized desktop monitors …

I’m usually running two apps side by side on my 1920×1080 monitor. Most of the time, it is two web browsers that I have aligned next to each other, one that shows the WordPress admin interface, the other that I use for research while I work on the first.

(more…)

Fix Windows Display Quality Issues

Monday, November 21st, 2011

This is a pretty basic trick, but it can definitely come in very handy …

The display is without doubt one of the most important parts of a computer system. Display related issues, like blurry text, a bad refresh rate or colors that do not really match can impact a user’s work experience on a computer. Imagine having to work ten hours a day on a computer with blurry or difficulty to read fonts, not a nice prospect.

(more…)

Apple’s Retina Display is Perfect – Stop Trying to Beat it!

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I’m not a big Apple fan either, but the author makes an interesting point here …

I’m not known for applauding Apple so I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself off the floor before I get into the thrust of this article.  I genuinely believe though that while Apple’s claim for their Retina display on the iPhone 4 that ”the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels” is a tad exaggerated, it’s still a remarkable achievement and one that other technology companies need to stop trying to beat.  Let me explain why.

(more…)