Re: screen resolution

Soronel Haetir

My problems are that if I try running at the screen's native
resolution (2560x1600) many programs return garbled text where in
normal resolutions the text is extracted fine. With older versions
of jaws I had even worse issues trying to run at higher resolutions,
massive memory leaks mainly but that does appear to have been

On 2/26/12, Farfar in the Sawdust <> wrote:
I'm running with 1920 x 1080 on my laptop , Windows 7 and JAWS 13 with no
problems associated with the screen. It's the recommended setting for my
laptop. Again FS says that screen resolution is no longer an issue with
later versions of JAWS.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and transmitted from somewhere in the Western United
States, using a Dell Latitude E6520 and Windows 7

----- Original Message -----
From: "Soronel Haetir" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 19:49
Subject: Re: screen resolution

For what it's worth, I have a larger monitor than any of those
recommendations but have still always had trouble when I try going
above 1600x1200.

On 2/26/12, <> wrote:
Hey Bill,

Thanks for the excellent list.

Are those generic recommendations (including sighted users), or are they
specific to people using JAWS?

I've seen manufacturers provide monitor drivers that run at "preferred"
resolutions (laptop screen drivers can be particularly aggressive in
insisting on running at their "native" optimal resolution).

It may just be "lore" in the accessible tech community, but I heard a
consultant say that if one is having problems with JAWS, that changing to
"standard" monitor resolution, or even using a monitor that has its
resolution at 1280x1024 is "better".

Do you know if FS has any useful documentation on this issue?

---- Original message ----
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:40:14 -0800
From: (on behalf of "Bill White"
Subject: Re: screen resolution
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>

It depends on the size of your monitor. Here are some common ones.

Monitor size

Recommended resolution (in pixels)

19-inch standard ratio LCD monitor
1280 × 1024

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