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Old 24-08-2014, 03:29   #1
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Google Earth Problem

Hi,

I have installed a PC on my boat that has, as far as I can tell, a completely standard 12.1inch (800 x 600) landscape display (PC's basic spec attached). PC runs on Windows 7.

I have downloaded Google Earth but it won't resize to fit the PC's screen. Under the "VIEW" tab there are various screen size option but none match 800 x 600.

All other programs - including IE and Chrome - seem to be ok.

Anyone got any thoughts on how to resolve this?

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Hi,

I have installed a PC on my boat that has, as far as I can tell, a completely standard 12.1inch (800 x 600) landscape display (PC's basic spec attached). PC runs on Windows 7.

I have downloaded Google Earth but it won't resize to fit the PC's screen. Under the "VIEW" tab there are various screen size option but none match 800 x 600.

All other programs - including IE and Chrome - seem to be ok.

Anyone got any thoughts on how to resolve this?

Thanks,

Why not set your Screen Resolution to a higher value mine works good at 1024x600. If you right click on the desktop and select Scree Resolution it should tell you the recommended size or pick a higher one.


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Why not set your Screen Resolution to a higher value mine works good at 1024x600. If you right click on the desktop and select Scree Resolution it should tell you the recommended size or pick a higher one.
According to the attached PDF, if it's the 1230T or 1231T, its only capable of 800x600 (SVGA)
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800 600 is XIX century

I would not go below 1024 768 and would opt for higher when possible/feasible.

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Old 29-08-2014, 02:21   #5
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barnakiel: well if you can find a panel mountable, 12v, solid-state hard-drive PC with touch screen and a better spec let me know
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barnakiel: well if you can find a panel mountable, 12v, solid-state hard-drive PC with touch screen and a better spec let me know
Hmmm. Depends on what you want to run.

Plan A) Most Win 8 tablets are at least 1024 768, they have solid memory and are touch screen.

Plan B) Get any touch netbook, give it an SSD.

Plan C) Get an all in one (not sure how many have SSD though).

All of the above are mountable.

Do not get hung up on 12 Volt - on most boats voltage is not stable enough (say 10.6 to 14.5) to run 12 Volt electronics right from the bat. 12 volt sources and inverters are not overly expensive and have more than one use onboard.

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I have installed a PC on my boat that has, as far as I can tell, a completely standard 12.1inch (800 x 600) landscape display (PC's basic spec attached). PC runs on Windows 7.

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Now looking into your manual I find you may be stuck with SVGA model?

If so, you ARE stuck. I think your extra screen output may not support higher resolutions either.

I would go out and get a Win 8 cheapo tablet.

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Re: Google Earth Problem

I figured I was stuck with it but the panel PC has worked out really well at the nav station and I have found if I "maximise" GE it pretty much fits ok. It's a minor irritation (and I have a laptop with plenty of resolution that also has GE installed).

The PC is powered via a voltage-smoothing device.

The advantage of these PCs is the number of hard-wire connections I can make (sat phone, wifi booster LAN connection, AIS). I find the hard-wire connection for the AIS is less problematic than doing it wireless (and I still have room for the nav program and keyboard dongles).

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Possibly maybe you can get slightly better results using a different browser?

I know various browsers give different max usable screen area. Try Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon, see if you get any better results.

With small screens I use F11 trick (full screen browsing) when things get too tight. Try this unless you already have.

Another trick is employed on our netbook that somehow virtually extends the desktop area. I do not know how this is done, but I can get an extra couple of pixels (about 100, vertically) on top of our native 1024 600 resolution. This is an Asus netbook solution.

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