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Offline TomToad

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 07:20:22 AM »
Well, these are the graphics modes on my laptop
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Available graphics modes:
640,480,32,60
640,480,32,40
800,600,32,60
800,600,32,40
1024,768,32,60
1024,768,32,40
1280,720,32,60
1280,720,32,40
1366,768,32,60
1366,768,32,40
You should be ok with supporting 800x600 minimum as I doubt if anything required lower than that unless it is a really old PC.
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Offline col

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
For the main applications that I develop at work I expect a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 and have had no complaints for the past 4 years.
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Offline Derron

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2018, 10:27:29 AM »
I would go with 1024*600 - or 720p (which scales down to 1024x600). with 1024x768 you support an old aspect ratio which gets more and more uncommon - but with 768 pixels in vertical you can get problems on hd-ready mobile devices, on old netbooks ... of course you get this with 720p on 1024*600 too, but at least you do not have black bars left and right.

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 03:10:32 PM »
@Derron
I agree with you about the aspect ratio.
In my error I didn't mention that these work applications are just for windowed desktop only. I understand that you all meant game related ( and therefore full-screen resolutions ) and what I didn't mention was that as I've not had complaints from thousands of people using these apps then it kind of infers that they are using desktop resolutions bigger than the app window size.  ;)
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Offline meems

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2018, 06:13:14 PM »
thx useful info. @col I note that your listing doesn't include 16bit colour depth. Is that right? If so then that's significant for games, as 16bit colour is significantly quicker than 32bit. my desktop pc + monitor goes down to 640x480 8 bit.

Online Steve Elliott

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 06:21:38 PM »
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as 16bit colour is significantly quicker than 32bit.

No it's not.  Unless you have ancient equipment.  This is 2018.
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Offline Rick Nasher

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Re: Most used screen resolution in 2018
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 06:56:48 PM »
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No it's not.  Unless you have ancient equipment.  This is 2018.
I second that: my laptop is an HP from 2007 with an NVIDIA and aging, but 32bit is faster than 16bit on this oldie, something I was quite surprised about at the time.


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