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    Is there a 'standard' screen area setting? (2000)

    In my Display Properties, I keep my Screen area set to 1024 X 768 pixels. I run into a problem when a user sets theirs differently - forms either are too small or large on their screen. Is there a 'standard' setting that I can insist my users adhere to in order to keep form sizes on the screen consistent?

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    Re: Is there a 'standard' screen area setting? (2000)

    No there is no standard.
    It is issue you need to talk about with users when starting a new project.
    I find that I can't assume more than 800 x 600, so even though I work at 1024 x 768, I always design for 800 x 600 and revert back to that regularly to check that all is OK.
    Some time ago there was a post with a reference to a utility that would automatically adjust the screen resolution to what you want, then set it back when you exit the database. I tried it on my machine and it worked well, but the first time I included it in a db it gave some strange effects on the user's computer .
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    Re: Is there a 'standard' screen area setting? (2000)

    Thanks for the info John

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    Re: Is there a 'standard' screen area setting? (2000)

    I also generally design for 800x600. You'd be surprised how many people have big monitors but have them set for only 800x600! I'll design only for 1024 X 768 only for specific circumstances where I know that is the monitor settings used.
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    Re: Is there a 'standard' screen area setting? (2000)

    Your best bet is always to design for the minimum screen resolution you plan to support. We design everything to fit in 800 x 600 because some clients are running the app in industrial settings and using older, smaller monitors. They have to use 800 x 600 to be able to see the thing. We dropped support for 640 X 480 finally because so few people use it any more. If you need to support a wide range of screen resolutions, you'll probably need to have an alternate set of forms to use for the extremes of the range.
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