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Old 11. Sep 2012, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there an on-screen ruler (not online) that accurretly shows inches or centimeters. I know that for a desktop ruler to show actual sizes it is neccessary to know the screen resolution and monitor size. I have tried some but they only display pixels size accurately. When I choose cm or inches it shows unacurrate sizes

I wonder if there is an on screen ruler that lets you input the screen resolution and monitor size so that the shown measures are correct.

So far I have tried:
JR Screen Ruler
A Ruler For Windows
Ruler by John Kummailil

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Old 11. Sep 2012, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thin you can try this

A more advanced one here
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Old 11. Sep 2012, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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4goTTen21, he has already tried the first one, which is by Kummailil.
The second link you shared to was to a commercial software. I have replaced the link with the last free version of that software.

Here are some more suggestions.

MB-ruler : http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/index.htm

Cool Ruler : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop...ol-Ruler.shtml

Cool Ruler is not listed on its site anymore... but I read people swearing by it on two sites.

NRuler : http://www.noutash.com/freebies/nruler/

Meazure : http://www.cthing.com/Meazure.asp

Free Screen Ruler : http://delphi.about.com/od/fullcodep...reen_ruler.htm

I haven't tried any of them personally, so you will need to check them out and see which one works for you. I found some more free ones while searching Google, but they did not seem to have the functionality you wanted of measuring other than pixels.
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My bad. I didn't noticed it.
Thanks for the edition.
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Old 11. Sep 2012, 07:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anupam and 4goTTen21 thank you for your great suggestions. After trying all of the above I found that Meazure is very accurate after setting up its calibration tool, which I was able to do in a matter of seconds. Very easy to use and very accurrate. Thank you Anupam .

MB ruler is great it has a lot of options too but I found meazure easier to sep up and the main window is very flexible in terms of customization.

Here is a screenshot of meazure after I customized the main screen:
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Glad I could be of help, and that you found a software to suit your needs.

It's funny that I was in two minds whether to suggest Meazure. Looking at the features, it did not look like it had the feature which you wanted. Then, I read about the calibration for different monitors, and had a thought that it might work. Glad it did .
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We are happy for you .
Looks like you already controlled it
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Old 08. Mar 2016, 06:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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recently searched for this so I needed similar tool myself. this one worked for me http://arulerforwindows.com/

Online rulers truly don't work - you are all aware of the problem why - screen pixel depends on screen density and simply cannot be 'translated' to real life cm and inch measure - not unless calibrated. can something like http://www.realruler.com be acceptable as solution?

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