I’ve got an old Acer Aspire One 521 netbook that I’ve had for ages. One of the downsides of netbooks is that their screen resolution is 1024×600 – which is too low for a lot of programs. In particular, all the interesting buttons of the MFJ-226 control program “T-Series Vector Impedance Analyzer” are below the bottom of the screen.
I found a workaround that appears to work on Windows 7 and higher. I found it here: http://www.tlbhd.com/how-to-get-better-resolution-on-your-standard-10-inch-netbook-2772/
The solution: use regedit to search for all instances of “Display1_DownScalingSupported” and change the value 0 to 1. (According to various things I’ve read, you’ll need to do that for all instances, not just one.) Then reboot. When I did this, I ended up in 1024×768 (which looks strange).
Strange isn’t bad, though. Now I can change resolutions to 1024×768 or 1152×864 if an inconsiderate programmer decides he wants to use more than my screen.