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Default Why is my screen defaulting to 800x600? - 12-28-2009, 08:46 PM

I've upgraded the Graphics Driver to the latest one, however when I am watching a netflix instant movie, or sometimes when I close my screen and open it, my resolution switches down to 800x600. I have a mini10 with the HD screen and it is just becoming a nuisance to have to switch it back up to 1366X768 everytime.

any idea's why its defaulting to 800X600?
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Cool 12-28-2009, 11:13 PM

not sure why, my Mini 10 is set to 1366x768 and when I turn it off and power it back up it is still at the same....maybe it has something to do with the program that is actually playing the movie, I never tried with it playing something..I will try and report back....also how do you know the resolution it is at during play mode? maybe its playing at 800x600?

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Default 12-31-2009, 10:50 PM

not while its playing, but after I come back from full screen it changes the aspect ration back down to 800X600. It also occurs every so often when I awaken it from sleep mode. It seems to be sort of random when it does revert back, but if I restart it while its in the 800X600 mode it will revert back up to the 1366X768
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Default 01-01-2010, 01:16 AM

Is this on Windows? Mini 9 users used to have a similar problem, and I've even encountered it on my desktop. This thread gives the solution - changing values in the registry that establish a default resolution.

You may want to search your registry for DefaultSettings.XResolution and DefaultSettings.YResolution and change all occurrences. Note that the values are displayed in hexadecimal - you can enter them in decimal when you change them (the values in the thread are 1024x600).

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