Is there a way to change the resolution of the Flex 6500 display on my monitor?

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Would like to reduce the size of the radio image on my monitor so that I can see more of it and also open up my logbook.
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To do this you need to increase the resolution of your screen. In windows 7 you right click on the desktop and go to 'screen resolution'. There you will be able to increase the resolution of your display. Be advised however that your monitor will have a native resolution that it was designed to be used. Generally, that is the best resolution to use.

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Already at 1900 x 1200. I have a genealogy program that just changes all of the fonts when I change the window size. I would like SDR to do the same thing.
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Ok you know in win 7 you can snap each side to half the display with two functions. I would not like that personally. There are free programs out there which will alow you to set up assigned space on a scree like individual monitors, I believe wi snip is one I used with success, each assigned area will act like a monitor so your program such as smart sdr will fill up the assigned area, remember you must make assigned area wide like the default of hd smartsdr.

After playing with that I got a 26 inch monitor to run smart sdr on and two 19 inch to run other programs. On one I have the new memory program, wave node, launch for dx lab, and two ddutil screens. With some of these drag them to fill or reduce as the screen needs.

Just some hints I do not like the idea of decreasing the size of the pan by increasing the resolution. It is so Google with1900 x 1200 I do not want to make it smaller.
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Yes, two monitors would work, but my eyes are good enough that what I really want to do is just reduce the scale of the SDR window.
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I agree I run a 26" monitor with 1900 x 1200 which suits SmartSDR fine and run a 2rd screen with HRD (well the logbook and DM780) running on that.

And too look forward to Windows 10 has virtual desktops so you'll be able to swap about programs with the main monitor with either the mouse or a couple of key presses - and remember SmartSDR has a program focus raiser so you can set that up to launch the window for your log book once you leave SSDR alone for a few seconds.

73 Steve
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I also run at 1900 x 1200, but the screen is still too full- need to reduce the scale of the SDR window.
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I presume you have already "windowed" SSDR and then reduced the size of that window so that you can run your logger in another window.  (as opposed to running SSDR full-screen.)
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Yes, I have done all that. What I really want to do however, is reduce the amount of space that SDR takes so that I can open that window more in the same amount of real estate on my screen. The SDR screen could easily be reduced in scale and still be easily readable.
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Gary,

Here's my solution:   :)
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Gary Warner

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Yes, that would do it. I guess I need to figure out how to put more screens in my shack.
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Michael - N5TGL

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An Nvidia GTX 750 will drive 4 screens.  I got one with 2 HDMI outputs and 2 DVI outputs.  Currently running 3 screens.
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Gary I used win split and it was good to use your monitor space more productive. Here is a site which has two programs and how they work. Whttp://www.online-tech-tips.com/free-...

Have a go at these this is a better way to do what you want to do. I have a friend with a 40 inch monitor ( hd TV) which has many monitors set up on one screen. Each monitor is sized to fit the program he is running.
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I see what you are saying, but it still does not address what I see as the problem- the SDR screen needs the ability to re-scale it smaller. Multiple windows will, unfortunately, not do that.
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Gary you are missing the point when you create one of these windows smart sdr will scale to fit it as long as you set the height and width correctly the print will adjust to the screen. I have used it.