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Only use part of screen

by jvollrath / May 24, 2010 6:45 AM PDT

Hello,
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,
John

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by Jimmy Greystone / May 24, 2010 6:57 AM PDT

No, there's really not. You could just not maximize windows of programs and use it that way though.

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Tried Using An External/Second Monitor?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 24, 2010 7:01 AM PDT

Most laptops have the ability to use a second monitor to display the screen. If you have one around, it would be worth using.

As to your current screen, have you tried changing the screen resolution to reduce the screen size, (maybe 800 x 600).?

Hope this helps.

Grif

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