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changing width of screen

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by passion4atcg, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. passion4atcg

    passion4atcg Member 5+ Year Member

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    hi all!

    on the aamc practice cbt tests, you can change the width of the reading section (left side) on the verbal. can you do this on the real cbt mcat?

    thanks!
     
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  3. The Force

    The Force 7+ Year Member

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    i wish i could tell you, but I didn't try
     
  4. DayDune

    DayDune Member 2+ Year Member

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    I heard that you cannot
     
  5. booji

    booji Member 7+ Year Member

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    Ditto,

    You cannot change the width on the real CBT MCAT.
     
  6. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    Yea that pissed me off.
     
  7. .surgical.

    .surgical. Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Can't change it, didn't really bother me.

    More of a problem is the ghetto 1996 non-LCD monitors with the slow refresh rates.
     
  8. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    I didnt try, but this was the most annoying thing about the testing conditions. The scroll bar on the right was nearly invisible, and I couldn't really tell where the bar was, and ended up with random page-ups/page-downs instead of just being able to scroll down. It wasnt a big deal, but I kept feeling worried about accidentally skipping something (thankfully the review screen set these worries to rest) I considered trying to adjust the monitor (h-pos), but decided the small risk of creating a bigger problem was too great
     
  9. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

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    does that mean your mouse didn't have a scroll wheel?
     
  10. DiverDoc

    DiverDoc KCUMB 2012 10+ Year Member

    It did, but it was nonfunctional in that to move the passage, you had to click on the bar and drag it.
     
  11. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    yeah, my scroll-wheel also had only limited functionality.
     
  12. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

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    bummer
     
  13. wideawake45

    wideawake45 New Member

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    No, I was not able to change the width of the screen for the april 16th MCAT. Its not that big of a deal because the screen at my test center was really large.
     
  14. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    yes, this is not a big deal - at worst, mildly annoying. however, if you want to adjust the monitor, I'd strongly not waiting until after the test starts.

    +pissed+
     
  15. prettymonkey

    prettymonkey 2+ Year Member

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    can you change ANYTHING about the layout? when i get tired i make my computer screen look like my grandmother's with bigger font by using the zoom option at the internet toolbar. obviously that is not an option huh? oh well. the test is only 5 hours. nothing like the 10 hour studying days plus working in front of a computer for an additional 4 or so that i do almost every day. my eyes hate me. now with allergies too.... wow i am really whining. ugh cannot wait until next friday is over.
     
  16. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    reading glasses.
     
  17. prettymonkey

    prettymonkey 2+ Year Member

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