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1440 x 900 setting for monitor means I can't see my whole desktop on my toshiba laptop...

I've been using my al1916w as a second monitor for my laptop without any issues.... Just switched From a Dell Inspiron to a Toshiba A100 and cannot get the monitor set up properly.

When I get full use of the monitor (1440 x 900), I am unable to view the entire desktop on my laptop (al1917w is wider than both the Dell & Toshiba screens, but It wasn't a problem with the Dell).

When I can see the entire desktop on my laptop, the image on the LCD is noticably stretched and there is a roughly 1.3inch black strip on bioth the top and bottom of the screen.

I know there is probably a VERY simple solution for this.... Please advise ;)

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    My desktop view is wide than normal, pls assist me

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    19"LCD MONITOR EVEN AFTER SCREEN RESOLUTION IS DONE MONITOR SCREEN IS COMING VERY SMSLL? IT IS OKAY WITH 800 RESOLUTION BUT DISPLAY VERY BIG ICONS WHEN I SET TO 1024 RESOLUTION IT DOESNOT COME?

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Not all laptops display adapters will allow the individual settings for a screen and a monitor to take effect correctly.
This happens especially when one is a widescreen and the other is a standard screen.
It seems your settings are taking effect on both screens at once instead of on each screen individually.
I assume you have adjusted te display sizes in your display settings ?
If so, did you adjust each display separately ?
You may also have to see if your display adapter has the most correct drivers. That may help.
Fran

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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