Something has changed with my laptop that some background colours, borders are not displaying. I notice it mainly on websites.
For example on this page the shading in the Top Experts is not showing (I have a second computer open so I can compare). To the right of this subject line on the problem laptop I can not see the box at all that says "Summarize your problem..." And there is no box around the "Submit" button below.
Can't figure out what has changed - has a file been deleted?
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Re: Display problems - missing borders and colours
does this problem only occur when you are browsing the internet? if so, this might be an issue on your internet browser. what internet browser and version are you using (internet explorer, firefox, etc)? you should also consider that some websites behave differently on different browsers.
try installing the latest available internet browsers available, i recommend that you use firefox 3.0.
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connect an external monitor/tv/display and look at the patterns of the external display. If it's clean, that means your display is the one damaged. Reinstalling windows won't help at all.
Try touching, moving, pulling, pushing the display from the top edges, and if you see any change on that border, you can tell the cause.
Usually the cause of this black bands to appear are for miss using the opening or closing of the displays, that is, using one corner to open or close the screen.
Hope that helps.
Changing your background will first depend on what Operating System you're currently running on your Dell. I will assume you are running the OS that came with the machine which is Windows. If you have a particular image for your background, make sure that photo is saved in a folder somewhere within your documents. 1. Select the "Start" tab. (Bottom left)2. Select "Control Panel"3. Select something along the lines of "Display" or "Display Preferences"4. Once you have located your display settings, you should find some options for your "desktop image" and "background settings."5. Be sure to save all changes so the background will remain the way you'd like. Hope this helps, Jackson
If you are refering to the desktop display?, You didn't say what machine or OS? So i will assume you have windows 7. Open the desktop display settings by right clicking a open spot on disktop, open Personalize, open Desktop Background, at the bottom of the page look for Picture Position, click on the arrow, fill. That assuming your desktop has been changed, by you or someone to say a picture or some other that what came with the laptop when first loaded up.
Try plugging in an external monitor and see how the display shows on it. If the display is ok on the external then your LCD Screen is going bad. If it shows the same colors on the external monitor then your video graphics card has issues.
all u need to do is u need to run the diagnostic on ur laptop which will check the colour display and then restart the computer and then still if it is there check it with the different external monitor and if u get the same line in the external display also then replace the graphics card and if u do not see the lines in the external monitor then u need to replace the lcd screen.good luck take care.....
These tabs are the only way to change the background or screen saver. The display properties are integrated into the operating system, so, if the tabs are missing, this is an error with the operating system. Start with a system restore. Keep going back until they show on the display properties. If a restore doesn't work, then you will need to do an operating system repair with your recovery or operating system disc.
your system might have damaged the systems video drivers and reverted to legacy. try to re-install the display drivers again. if you look in the system/device manager for the display it may just say vga , which can only give you 800x600 native mode. if you right click on the desktop /properties advanced /display adapter it should have the name of your video card.