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HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...

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Old 06-30-2008
DrJ
 

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HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...
.... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

Many premature thanks...

DrJ.
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Old 06-30-2008
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...
Please repost your inquiry in one of the applicable Dell Forums:
http://www.dellcommunity.com/support...id=dim_monitor

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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"DrJ" wrote:

... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

Many premature thanks...

DrJ.
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Old 06-30-2008
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...
Dell SE198WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...P/en/index.htm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

---------------------------------------------------------------

"DrJ" wrote:

.... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

Many premature thanks...

DrJ.
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Old 06-30-2008
Dwarf
 

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RE: HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...
Hi DrJ,

Could this be the issue?

"NOTE: Positioning and Image Settings are only available when you are using
the analog (VGA) connector."

This is taken from the documentation for your monitor. Thanks to Carey for
the link.
Dwarf

"DrJ" wrote:

> ... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.
>
> By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
> necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
> left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
> bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
> monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
> flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
> that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
> which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
> w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.
>
> Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
> use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
> easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
> advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
> bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
> is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).
>
> This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
> 32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
> instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
> was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
> either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?
>
> Many premature thanks...
>
> DrJ.

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Old 06-30-2008
Dwarf
 

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RE: HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Setting
Hi DrJ,

In addition to my last post, have you installed the monitor driver (link
given below)? This driver informs your PC of the capabilities of your
monitor, together with timing and colour corrections. Also check to see that
you have set the resolution on your PC to 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz which is the
Optimal preset resolution for the monitor. Refer to the link from Carey (also
given below for convenience) and reset your monitor to factory settings (the
'Factory Reset' option).
Dwarf

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...P/en/index.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=200794

"Dwarf" wrote:

> Hi DrJ,
>
> Could this be the issue?
>
> "NOTE: Positioning and Image Settings are only available when you are using
> the analog (VGA) connector."
>
> This is taken from the documentation for your monitor. Thanks to Carey for
> the link.
> Dwarf
>
> "DrJ" wrote:
>
> > ... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.
> >
> > By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
> > necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
> > left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
> > bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
> > monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
> > flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
> > that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
> > which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
> > w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.
> >
> > Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
> > use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
> > easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
> > advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
> > bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
> > is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).
> >
> > This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
> > 32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
> > instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
> > was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
> > either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?
> >
> > Many premature thanks...
> >
> > DrJ.

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Old 07-01-2008
DrJ
 

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RE: HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Setting


"Dwarf" wrote:

> Hi DrJ,
>
> In addition to my last post, have you installed the monitor driver (link
> given below)? This driver informs your PC of the capabilities of your
> monitor, together with timing and colour corrections. Also check to see that
> you have set the resolution on your PC to 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz which is the
> Optimal preset resolution for the monitor. Refer to the link from Carey (also
> given below for convenience) and reset your monitor to factory settings (the
> 'Factory Reset' option).
> Dwarf
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...P/en/index.htm
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=200794
>
> "Dwarf" wrote:
>
> > Hi DrJ,
> >
> > Could this be the issue?
> >
> > "NOTE: Positioning and Image Settings are only available when you are using
> > the analog (VGA) connector."
> >
> > This is taken from the documentation for your monitor. Thanks to Carey for
> > the link.
> > Dwarf
> >
> > "DrJ" wrote:
> >
> > > ... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.
> > >
> > > By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
> > > necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
> > > left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
> > > bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
> > > monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
> > > flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
> > > that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
> > > which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
> > > w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.
> > >
> > > Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
> > > use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
> > > easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
> > > advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
> > > bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
> > > is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).
> > >
> > > This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
> > > 32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
> > > instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
> > > was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
> > > either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?
> > >
> > > Many premature thanks...
> > >
> > > DrJ.




Many thanks to both of you, and apol's for misplacing here originally, the
'puter brought me here etc (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).

Not having had any documenation shipped w/my machine was strange and
annoying, esp' as I was given two monitor cables (VGA & Digital) without any
suggestion as to which I should use. Still dunno if there is any real
difference 'twixt either cable's output quality. Still, your answer(s) did
the job, qand now I know why etc.

Many thanks again...

DrJ.
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