My desktop will not cover my whole screen!

July 16, 2012 at 14:00:43
Specs: Windows XP
there are 4 users on my pc and only my desktop does not fill the screen! no matter what pic or background i put on there it will not stretch completely across. there is about a 1 inch gap on the left side, moving the tool bar over of course will cover it, i move it it is back...the other users have no issue with this, any idea???

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July 16, 2012 at 18:06:37
Seems to be a problem with your resolution. Right-click on your desktop > select Properties> A dialog window should appear, now press the "Settings" tab. There you should see something that says Screen Resolution and write it down (Should be something like 1024x768). Ask one of the other users to log in to their account and write down their resolution. Finally, log back into your account and set your resolution to the same as their's.

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July 19, 2012 at 12:32:13
dude375 ...Thanks for the reply! I have tried your suggestion...but NO LUCK! Actually we are all set at the same resolutions. Any other ideas? ANYONE out there in the computer world? Or dude any other ideas? Please and thank you!

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July 19, 2012 at 12:48:36
I just realized a mistake. If the taskbar can cover the gap, it's not a problem with the resolution.

Right-click on your desktop, select properties, and click the Desktop tab. Look over to the right side of the dialog box and you should see something that says "Position". Is it on stretch? Is the gap still visible when you are using your browser or any other program?

You could try right-clicking on your desktop > Graphics Properties> Panel Fit> and make sure "Full Screen (No Border)" is checked.

Also make sure the wallpaper you choose is the same resolution as your screen.

"If P = NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be. There would be no special value in "creative leaps," no fundamental gap between solving a problem and recognizing the solution once it's found. Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow a step-by-step argument would be Gauss..."

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