ZAP the PRAM by shutting down the MacBook.
Then power it up and at the first chime, which is almost instantly, hold down the Command Key + Option Key + P + R (all at the same time) until you hear the chime for the third time.
You may want to practice getting your fingers around the key combination before you try this.
If that makes not difference to the display settings, we can try deleting the Finder preferences.
Let us know if the PRAM zap helped
I have had this MacBook for the last four or five years, I bought it in Canada though using it in UK. It is 2Gh Intel core 2 Duo with 2GB 667. Tiger OS
I have used it without many problems all along,although a couple of times because of my personal difficulty of not being able to remember things has caused some concerns.
My laptop was working fine then suddenly the display went a bit astray and I could not get the display to show the page on the screen properly.
Well I know there are a number of options and atleast one of those got to be the right for my screen display. Hack it was there a minute before!
I have had this once before and I fixed it without any problem.
This time it is a problem.
I have opened the preferences,and clicked on the 'Display and all the options opened up. I have tried all above 800*500.
I think it was 1024*640 before but not sure. I have tried 1024*768 it stretches the display for too much. I have tried 800*640 it blocks out a part of the screen. All of them seem to be different than it was a few minutes before, 'unsatisfactory' . Most look far too long and thin and stretch far beyond the screen.
I hope you guys many have a solution. Please help.