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Widescreen troubles on Windows Mobile

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:40 pm
by fips
A friend of mine has just bought Sony Ericsson XPERIA. It's a nice piece of hardware with a brilliant widescreen display offering the resolution of 800x480. The sad thing about the widescreen is that especially older applications can't handle it correctly. Typically, the Pocket PC devices use the 320x240 resp. doubled 640x480 screen resolution so the majority of "poorly designed" older applications can run safely only under these two. Fortunately there's a solution to the problem - it's called WVGAFIX2. This small application makes it possible to crop your widescreen 800x480 to the more common 640x480 and restore it back at any time. It's pretty useful! I wonder why there is no such basic support for this in the OS.