WikiWirral 14yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,005,820
Topics74,427
Members12,674
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs34
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
61 registered members (alan128, 12 invisible), 1,053 guests, and329 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Hi
by The2Veggies. 12th Jul 2018 8:07pm
Men for all seasons
by casper. 11th Jul 2018 10:32am
Delta 15 Scholarship
by diggingdeeper. 2nd Jul 2018 6:23pm
Trump separating children from parents.
by venice. 20th Jun 2018 12:27pm
New Wirral History
Info on Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead
by Tom_Chisholm. 21st Jul 2018 4:02pm
A Fizz From The Past
by diggingdeeper. 30th Jun 2018 8:49pm
Ashville Road Sports Ground
by derekdwc. 26th May 2018 1:14pm
the heys eastham
by pepster. 23rd Jan 2013 2:04pm
Any pics of Bentinck Street
by derekdwc. 17th Oct 2012 11:25am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Over Exposed Crash Site
Birkenhead Priory / Laird's crane today
Topic Replies
Can anyone help?
by venice. 23rd Jul 2018 12:31am
New Novichok Saga
by granny. 22nd Jul 2018 11:21pm
Dont understand why?
by granny. 22nd Jul 2018 10:51pm
Finds from 18/07/18 double silver!
by cools. 22nd Jul 2018 9:54pm
Giant CR70 27.5" Mountain Bike Wheelset
by j_demo. 22nd Jul 2018 8:31pm
Info on Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 22nd Jul 2018 7:03pm
10 channels removed from virgin tv
by venice. 22nd Jul 2018 5:02pm
Kitchen Supplier & Fitter + other Recommendations
by muzzy2. 22nd Jul 2018 9:29am
Proud Of My Achievement As A Wirral Author
by Jobneeded67. 22nd Jul 2018 3:28am
July
M T W T F S S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Giants to visit New Brighton Lighthouse
by granny. 24th Jun 2018 10:43pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Text distortion on laptop screen #814105
6th Aug 2013 6:40pm
6th Aug 2013 6:40pm
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Snodvan Offline OP

Forum Addict
Snodvan  Offline OP

Forum Addict
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Odd visual problem on a laptop – HP G62 about 2 years old or a tad more. 4GB memory and Athlon 11 dual core.

Works absolutely fine on programs like Office, Photoshop etc BUT when I use the internet I get corrupted text DEVELOPING as text stays on the screen. Text may show fine initially but (a) if I scroll the page it will distort – seems to be worse at the top of the screen (b) the distortion can sometimes happen anyway even if I do not scroll. Not all text distorts - just some of it eg as if in "patches" on the screen

If I refresh the screen or
If I highlight the text

Then it will clear again – for a short while

Looks to me as something is failing – but if it was something to do with video drivers then surely it would happen when text from any source was showing, not just text from the internet????

Some websites seem to show the problem more than others – WIKI is always bad. Snips of good/bad screen displays are shown below

Dr, Mark, anyone any clues?

I have backed up everything to external disks and have even thought of pressing the button to return the machine to the original “as purchased” state. Not sure if that would help though.

Snod

Attached Files goodprint.jpgBadprint.jpg

5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness
Google Ads
Re: Text distortion on laptop screen [Re: Snodvan] #814268
7th Aug 2013 9:28am
7th Aug 2013 9:28am
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 497
Wallasey
K
kamikazi Offline
Smartchild
kamikazi  Offline
Smartchild
K
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 497
Wallasey
What browser are you using?

K

Re: Text distortion on laptop screen [Re: Snodvan] #814302
7th Aug 2013 1:45pm
7th Aug 2013 1:45pm
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Birkenhead
DeanoBirko Offline
Wise One
DeanoBirko  Offline
Wise One
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Birkenhead
Could be one of two things.

Wrong drivers installed OR

Check your screen resolution settings by right clicking on the desktop. Change it to something like 720p (Or nearest to it) and see if it fixes it.

The effect your getting normally happens when your resolution is too high.

Re: Text distortion on laptop screen [Re: DeanoBirko] #814340
7th Aug 2013 4:10pm
7th Aug 2013 4:10pm
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,868
shropshire
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran
chriskay  Offline
Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,868
shropshire
Originally Posted by DeanoBirko

Check your screen resolution settings by right clicking on the desktop. Change it to something like 720p (Or nearest to it) and see if it fixes it.

The effect your getting normally happens when your resolution is too high.


Good point; now you mention it, it happened to me a few years ago.


Carpe diem.
Re: Text distortion on laptop screen [Re: Snodvan] #814374
7th Aug 2013 5:32pm
7th Aug 2013 5:32pm
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Snodvan Offline OP

Forum Addict
Snodvan  Offline OP

Forum Addict
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Browser is Firefox - problem was the same using IE

However, good thinking guys. The resolution was at 1366 x 768 - simply because THAT was what Windows selected and is "recommended". I have now dropped it to 1280 x 768 and we will see how I get on with that. The machine warns that anything less than 1024 x 768 then items will not fit the screen

Odd thing is I have never (knowingly) changed the screen resolution. The set up I have been using is how the machine came. However, I had no problem at all with the text distortion for the first 18 months using the machine - only started around Easter this year. I have been blaming NTL/ Virgin because that was exactly the time when they gave me a big cable speed increase. Coincidence?

Cheers Snod


5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness
Re: Text distortion on laptop screen [Re: Snodvan] #814490
7th Aug 2013 8:40pm
7th Aug 2013 8:40pm
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Snodvan Offline OP

Forum Addict
Snodvan  Offline OP

Forum Addict
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,342
Wallasey Village
Resolution change seems to have sorted the problem.
Thank you Gentlemen.
Everlasting Lollipop award will be recommended.

Snod


5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Dont understand why?
by venice. 22nd Jul 2018 11:12am
Can anyone help?
by venice. 22nd Jul 2018 10:37am
10 channels removed from virgin tv
by assassin. 21st Jul 2018 8:33pm
Info on Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead
by Tom_Chisholm. 21st Jul 2018 4:02pm
Finds from 18/07/18 double silver!
by Detecting_wirral. 19th Jul 2018 5:32pm
For Sale & Free
BBQ Gas Bottle
by delta6. 16th Jul 2018 6:28pm
Gaz 907 bottle
by Snodvan. 12th Jul 2018 8:30pm
China Jardiniere
by The2Veggies. 12th Jul 2018 8:05pm
Freestanding Cooker Urgently Needed
by The2Veggies. 12th Jul 2018 7:58pm
Frame Tent
by Snodvan. 12th Jul 2018 1:30pm
Member Spotlight
TRANCENTRAL
TRANCENTRAL
Underground
Posts: 13,484
Joined: April 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Mike_Garfield, Tom_Chisholm, MarSal, Mcavoy, FatGuyOnABike
12674 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Kitchen Supplier & Fitter + other Recommendations
by Itsme. 16th Jul 2018 10:40pm
apprenticeship for electricians mate
by kazaroo. 12th Jul 2018 2:47pm
Qualified Electrician Needed
by spgb1a. 12th Jul 2018 11:08am
Unknown road name
by max232. 10th Jul 2018 10:41am
Taxi to Manchester airport - recommendations?
by CarterUSM. 9th Jul 2018 10:17am
News : New Topics
Dont understand why?
by venice. 22nd Jul 2018 11:12am
Newsflash - Wirral's newest Retail Park
by Greenwood. 18th Jul 2018 1:12pm
Dog restrictions on beaches dropped
by Greenwood. 17th Jul 2018 1:41pm
Hose Pipe Ban
by diggingdeeper. 17th Jul 2018 1:34am
Serious Accident Arrowe Park
by fish5133. 14th Jul 2018 5:10pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Can anyone help?
by venice. 22nd Jul 2018 10:37am
10 channels removed from virgin tv
by assassin. 21st Jul 2018 8:33pm
Finds from 18/07/18 double silver!
by Detecting_wirral. 19th Jul 2018 5:32pm
Renault Modus 2010
by chrislfc87. 16th Jul 2018 1:48pm
Finds from today 14/11/18 silver again!o
by Detecting_wirral. 14th Jul 2018 10:11pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 5:14am
Sunset Mon 9:23pm
Local Time Mon 3:09am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1