Scott Hanselman

Using Internet Explorer on High Resolution Displays

May 7, '04 Comments [2] Posted in Musings
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I'm slowly catching up on blog posts (amazing how 7000 entries will go by when you're out of the country for a month!) and I'm noticing that Omar got his Toshiba M200, and as I also own one, I checked out his post.

The M200 (and M205) has the distinction of having a ridiculously high-resolution (1400x1060) display on a very small screen (12").  Since I've been laser'ed, you might thing I run small fonts.  Oh, no!  If you know me, you know I'm ALL about the giant fonts. 

I noticed in Omar's recent posta pointer to this secret registry key that makes Internet Explorer prettier on high-resolution displays.  I haven't decided if I like it better yet, but I'm going to run it for a few week and see how I feel.

Add the UseHR Registry Entry

The UseHR value is added to the Main key under "Internet Explorer" as follows:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Microsoft
Internet Explorer
Main
UseHR= dword:00000001

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, May 07, 2004 4:51:06 AM UTC
I'm not crazy about what it does to Images...
Friday, May 07, 2004 1:11:21 PM UTC
Yeah, it makes the Google logo look terrible, while doing (as far as I could tell) nothing else to the page.
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