Resizing the entire screen?

February 22, 2009 at 09:48:47
Specs: Windows XP
I somehow broke a part of my laptop screen, it was a tiny part but now I have these vertical colored lines of dead pixels around where the break was.
Im pretty angry coz I JUST (a couple of months ago) got my screen replaced, and I refuse to spend more money on it since im getting a new laptop in a couple of months.
Anyway
Basically from the right edge of my screen there is about a one inch strip of annoying black LCD goop and pixel lines. I was wondering, is there a way to make it so the computer screen is an inch thinner? Like can I somehow trick the computer into making the screen slightly smaller? Am I not explaining this well enough? I want windows to naturally end an inch before the edge, I want to be able to see my clock and battery info.
Thanks.
I hope this isn't too weirdly phrased.

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#1
February 22, 2009 at 12:10:44
Normally in the Laptop BIOS, there is an option to stretch the screen. So when e.g. using a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and your displays resolution is optimized for 1024 x 768, it stretches the 800 x 600 to the hole screen. When you disable this function, you'll get a black edge arround the desktop, displayed on the screen.

I guess, that's what you want.

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#2
February 23, 2009 at 08:32:17
How would I go about disabling that?

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#3
February 23, 2009 at 09:04:36
You have to to into the BIOS of your Laptop.
How you can get into the BIOS should be displayed at the very first boot screen at the top or at the bottom of the screen.
Another way to figure out on how to get into the BIOS is, reading the manual of your laptop :-)

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