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I have a new dell computer. Sometimes when I turn it on the desktop image has shrunk and is only covering about 4/5ths of the screen. Then if I turn it off it will sometimes return to full view on it's own. I am not changing any settings. Why is this happening? How can I adjust the settings so that the desktop image remains covering 100% of the screen?

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This could be the monitor, check for an auto set settings button on the monitor as the settings in windows would not have changed.

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