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How to use buttons on front of Monitor for vertical Horizontal settings

I am a older newbe on the computer and I have a problem with a black space around the outer edges of the monitor screen. I would like to know how to use the setting buttons on the front of the monitor to help fix this problem. The resolution is set at 1024 X 760 on my computer.

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  • Pat Bee Mar 14, 2007

    Thank you tomj23 for the great help
    and link to the user manual.
    Greatful Oldie.



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Oldie, The first thing to do is set the monitor resolution, color depth and monitor refresh rate to what you want then adjust the monitor accordingly. Adjust resolution, color depth and refresh rate for Windows 2000/XP: -Right click any clear spot on your desktop and select properties from the menu that appears. -From the Display Properties box that appears click on the Settings tab. -In the screen resolution section (lower left corner) experiment with the resolutions and see what you like. -The color quality box should be set to the highest (most colors) color setting listed. -Click on the advanced button in the lower right corner. -In the next window click on the monitor tab. -Typically you would want to set it at 70 Hertz or better. The higher the setting the less flicker you will notice, however, there is always a trade off. I would start with 70 Hertz and gradually move up; at some point your monitor will reach a setting it can?t support. If the screen blanks out Windows will reset back to the previous settings as long as you don?t hit any keys. -click the OK button twice. More to follow?.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

  • tomj23 Mar 14, 2007

    Part II:
    Here is a link that leads to the ViewSonic user manual for your monitor. It has diagrams of the buttons and explains what each does.

    Basically the process is as follows:

    -Press button 1, the main menu should appear.
    -Use the up or down arrow button to the right of button one to move the cursor up or down. Select the H/V position (horizontal / vertical) and press button 2.
    -Use button 2 again to toggle between the horizontal and vertical adjustments, I find it easier to do the horizontal settings first.
    -After you have selected one use the up and down arrow button to center the window in the center of the screen.
    -After it is centered press button 1, this will lock your setting. Depending on the monitor you will either go directly into the expand mode (where you can enlarge the existing display window to the edge of the physical screen) or you will be taken back to the main menu. If you go back to the main menu use the up/down button to highlight the H/V size item. Again press button 2 to enter that section. As before use the 2 button to toggle between the horizontal and vertical adjustments.
    -Repeat process for the vertical settings.

    As you can see there are lots of settings and you can really mess things up without really trying. If you do go back into the menu and select ?Memory recall? which will reset everything back to factory defaults.

    Good luck, let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.



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