No, there's really not. You could just not maximize windows of programs and use it that way though.
Recently one of my laptop's screen was partially broken. The left hand side of the screen is completely black. It extends to about the width of an opened Start Menu, but the rest of the screen works perfectly. The laptop is about 3-4 years old, so it isn't cost-effective to spend money to replace the screen. However, I was wondering if there was a way to only use part of the screen through software or whatnot? It's a 15-inch screen, so a couple inches in reduction wouldn't hinder it too much.
Thanks for your input,