Solved desktop too big for screen

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February 14, 2013 at 23:06:15
Specs: Windows 7, IntelQuadcore 2.8 GHz
How do I...When I start up my computer the desktop often is too big for my screen. What is wrong that this happens and how can I prevent it from happening ?

Now I always have to correct it with right mouse click –-> personalize –-> display –-> change size –-> apply –-> log-off –-> log-on.


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#1
February 15, 2013 at 00:06:06
What is your gfx card ? Do you have black borders all around the four edges of the screen ? If so, you may have to go into the gfx properties ( I have AMD Radeon, Catalyst Control Center is what I am referring to ) and set scaling to 0%. This happens to me especially after updating the gfx drivers.

CoolGuy


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#2
February 15, 2013 at 03:23:24
Have a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS graphic card.
When the desktop goes too big to fit in the screen there are no black borders to be seen

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#3
February 15, 2013 at 04:25:39
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Please check your monitor's native resolution and then right-click a blank area on your desktop and click Resolution. Here you must set the exact resolution value of your monitor's native resolution. No need to log off and log back on. It should be instant. Do not forget to click "Keep this setting O.K." button on the small window that opens.

If this does not help, go into Nvidia Control Panel and find Scaling or Overscan page and play with the slider, or whatnot, to change it. Do not forget to click O.K. or apply after the changes.

CoolGuy


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#4
February 17, 2013 at 07:36:43
Thanks for your suggestions. The native resolution of my Samsung Syncmaster is equal to the native one (1440x900).

In the NVIDIA Control Panel I found the "scaling" where there are 3 choices aspect-ratio/full-screen/no-scaling. It was on aspect ratio and I left it there. Should that be turned to no-scaling ?

Before having receid this message I updated my GeForce 7600GS chipset software to the latest version.

Looking further than my nose I found there is an "AUTO" button on my screen which I used, assuming this would look for the best setting.

Have not seen the problem since I did this. If it comes I'll come back here again.


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#5
February 17, 2013 at 08:54:56
I am glad you have sorted out your problem. If the issue returns, then feel free to play with the settings. You do not break anything if you check aspect ratio or full screen or no scaling. Just note the initial setting if you wish to revert to it later. Only refresh rate may cause real trouble if you set it too high.

Have a nice day.

CoolGuy


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