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My desktop and windows won't fit on my monitor

by Chip H. / January 6, 2009 1:08 PM PST

I changed the resolution of my monitor, then changed it back and now I can't seem to get things to fit all the way on my screen. My desktop is running off the edges and windows are slightly too big. I tried restoring defaults and this didn't help. Any help would be great. Thanks,Chip

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Monitor Adjustments
by sunwatcher / January 6, 2009 8:01 PM PST

I believe you are looking for adjustments on the monitor itself (adjustments for horizontal and vertical size). Most monitors have an auto adjustment function as well. You'll have to refer to the owner's manual for the specifics on your monitor.

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by -AJC- / January 6, 2009 8:43 PM PST

I think Sunwatcher is right you just have to play around with the monitors setting and also if the monitor has an "Auto Adjust button" it would be the easy way to do all that.

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by Chip H. / January 7, 2009 10:27 AM PST
In reply to: Right

thanks for the responses! I figured it out by just restoring windows to a previous state. All fixed for now, till I ^%$# it up again.

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