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Monitor squeezes images toward bottom of open software windows.

Some programs load with open screen windows squeezing the image height at the bottom of the open screen window. Is this a video driver
problem or video card motherboard compatability issue? Adjusting
monitor geometry does not solve problem.

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Un install the video driver and reinstall also check if any update is available for the same.

Let me know.

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I have a touch screen. After a recent Windows update, I can no longer use index and thumb to enlarge or reduce the screen althugh the touch screen does respond to touch. Do you have any idea how I c


Do a system restore back to the date where you think the update happen. It all so should have a date.

System Restore Microsoft Windows 7

To Do a System Restore at Boot for Windows 8

1. Boot to the System Recovery Options screen, and click/tap on System Restore in Advanced Options. (see screenshot below)

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2. If prompted, choose the OS (ex: Windows 8) that you want to do a System Restore with. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will usually only see this if you booted from a Windows 8 installation DVD or USB thumb drive, or ISO file if in a virtual machine.


3. If prompted, choose a listed administrator account to provide it's credentials to approve a system restore. (see screenshot below.




A) Enter the password for the selected administrator account, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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4. Go to step 8 in OPTION TWO below.

5. After step 14 in OPTION TWO below, click/tap on Restart, then do step 15 in OPTION TWO below. (see screenshot below)








[img height="20px" src="http://www.eightforums.com/IMAGES/OPTl.PNG"> OPTION TWO [img height="20px" src="http://www.eightforums.com/IMAGES/OPTR.PNG">
To Do a System Restore in Windows 8

1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to start doing a System Restore.

2. Open the Power User Tasks Menu, click/tap on System, and go to step 5. (see screenshot below)


OR

3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the System icon, and go to step 5.

OR
4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Recovery icon, click/tap on the Open System Restore link, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)
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5. Click/tap on the System protection link in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

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6. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

7. Click/tap on the System Restore button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will not see this screen if you did step 4. If you did step 4, then skip this step and go tostep 8.

8. If displayed, click/tap on Next, and go to step 10. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will only see this screen if this is the first time that system restore is being done in Windows 8.

9. Select (dot) Choose a different restore point, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

10. Select a restore point that you would like to restore your computer state back to, and click/tap on the Scan for affected programs button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If displayed, check the Show other restore points box to be able to see any older restore points (if available) that are not listed.

11. Verify that the listed affected programs and drivers to be deleted and restored will be ok to you, and click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If not, then click/tap on Close and go back to step 10 to select another restore point.


12.
When ready, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below step 10)

13. Click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The listed drives here will be restored back to the state of when the selected restore point was created.


14.
Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)
WARNING: This will immediately restart your computer to finish the system restore.


15.
After the computer has restarted and you opened the Desktop (Windows+D) next, click/tap on theClose button. (see screenshot below)

That's it,

Sep 11, 2014 | Dell PC Desktops

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How to use the Prt Scr (Print Screen) button.


On every computer keyboard there is a <b>Print Screen</b> button. The basic functionality of this key is to capture the snap-shot/screen-shot of the current screen you are viewing on your monitor and save it as an image file. Once you click this button the screen image is captured and stored in the computer's memory (clipboard). Then you can use the <b>Ctrl + V</b> buttons together to paste it into any image processing software such as <b>Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop or any other Office applications such as Word, Excel or Powerpoint.</b> Once you paste it into any of these applications you can save it and then use the image later for any purpose. <br /><br /><b><u>Here are the steps to use the print screen feature.</u></b><br />1) When you have the part you want captured from your monitor exactly as it looks, look for the <b>Prt Scr</b> or <b>Print Screen</b> button on your keyboard and press it once.<br />2) Now navigate to Microsoft Paint: <b>Start&gt;All Programs&gt;Accessories&gt;Paint</b><br />3) Once Paint is open simply press the <b>Ctrl + V</b> keys in combination to paste the screen shot, or you can go <b>Edit&gt;</b>Paste to do the same.<br />4) You can now, resize it, modify it if required and save it under any name you want for later retrieval.<br /><br /><br /><b>NOTE:</b> If you have opened more than one windows in the screen and you want to capture the snap shot of just the active window and not the entire screen, then press the <b>Alt</b> key while pressing the <b>Prt Scr</b> button. This will capture the image of the active window only<br />Now that you have mastered the art of print screen you can use this to capture error messages in applications for you to use when in need of tech support.

on Mar 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Wide screen monitor distortion Depending upon the screen resolution that has...


Wide screen monitor distortion
Depending upon the screen resolution that has been set in Display, the image will be distorted on these large wide screen monitors.
To correct this distortion.
1. Create a large circle image using a draw program such as Paint (hold down the Shift key as you create the circle as it will draw a perfect circle).
2. Open Control Panel - Display - Settings tab and adjust the Screen resolution slider, increase or decrease the screen resolution then bring the circle image to the front and check the image, if the circle is still distorted then change the screen resolution and check the circle again until you are satisfied with the image of the circle.
3. When you are satisfied then click apply.

on Feb 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Dual screen wont work


Kevin,

1) You cannot plug a monitor into the VGA connector, on the back of the desktop computer, AND plug a second monitor into a DVI connector, on the back of a desktop computer.

In otherwords you can only plug ONE monitor into the motherboard.

[ The I/O area on the back of the desktop computer, is the Input/Output area. This rectangular area has connections for Input devices, and Output devices.

Examples such as a Mouse, Keyboard, (INPUT), VGA devices, (VGA monitor - Output), USB devices, audio devices, (Speakers - Output. Microphone is an Input device), and so on.

The I/O area has a rectangular metal shield. (Thin metal plate)

Connecting a device in the I/O area, is connecting it directly to the motherboard.

Example of a VGA connector, and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Example of a DVI cable, and DVI connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

(There are several variations of DVI connectors.
Scroll down ]

To use dual monitors you need a graphics card also.
Graphics card with a VGA connector, or DVI connector. (Or both)

Monitor with VGA cable, plugs into the I/O area on the back of the desktop computer. (Plugs into the motherboard's graphic chipset)

The second monitor plugs into the graphics card's DVI connector, or VGA connector.

[ Just an example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1416091&CatId=3669

On the image of the graphics card on the left;
Go under it to the subheading - + 11 larger images and views.

There are 7 views shown. One is the carton the graphics card comes in. (View 2 from the left)

Going from the left side, count over to the 5th view. Left-click on the 5th view. Shows you the 'business end' of the graphics card.

Starting at the left side it is the HDMI connector, then VGA connector, then DVI connector.

Note*
YES, you can plug a VGA monitor, AND a DVI monitor, into this type of graphics card, and have Dual monitors ]

FIRST:
Computer on, Windows running; Put the Installation disk (CD) in the optical drive's tray. (CD/DVD drive)
Load ALL software.
Drivers, and 'Control Panel'.

Graphics card software loaded, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Turn the computer off normally.

Unplug the computer from power. Open the computer case.
FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
(Don't know Anti-Static Precautions? Post back in a Comment)

Physically install the graphics card. Close the computer case.
Plug the VGA cable of the Primary monitor, into the VGA connector in the I/O area, on the back of the desktop computer.

Now plug the DVI cable of the Secondary monitor, into the DVI connector on the graphics card.

(The main monitor you use is the Primary monitor. The second monitor you are going to add, is the Secondary monitor )

Plug the computer into power. Both monitors plugged into power, turn them BOTH on.
Turn the computer on.

When Windows loads you will see a display on the Primary monitor.
Your desktop screen.

Now Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
In the list at the bottom, Left-click on - Properties.

In the Display Properties window that comes up, left-click on the -
Settings tab.

You will see two rectangular icons. 1 and 2.
1 is the Primary monitor. 2 is the Secondary monitor.

Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.
Go down towards the bottom/middle on the left.

Left-click in the empty square to the left of -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

Go down to the bottom Right. Left-click on Apply.
Go down to the bottom Left. Left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen will now be on the secondary monitor.


When you open your internet browser, (Yahoo, or Google, or MSN, or Mozilla Firefox, etc), you have to DRAG the screen onto the secondary monitor.

(Let's use Yahoo for an example. Yahoo will be on your Primary monitor.
You need to drag Yahoo onto the Secondary monitor)

Which direction you drag, is up to which direction the two monitors are sitting, on your computer desk.

The way the monitors are sitting in Display Properties; the Primary monitor is on the Left. ( 1 )
The Secondary monitor ( 2 ) is on the Right.

This is the way the two monitors should sit on your computer desk.
(There is a way to switch them around, however)

On your Primary monitor, (Still using Yahoo as an example), go to the RIGHT side. See the blue frame going around the screen?

When you bring the mouse cursor ON the blue frame, it turns into a Double-Sided arrow.
It is difficult at first to keep the cursor as a double-sided arrow.

Move too far to the right, it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
Move too far to the left, and it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
have to keep it on the blue frame.

WHILE the mouse cursor is a Double-Sided arrow, left-click, and hold the left mouse button down. Now drag the screen to the Right.
(Move your mouse to the right)

Keep dragging until the Yahoo browser is on both monitors.

Different size monitors? The display will not be the same size, on both monitors.

[ I use an HP 2009m, 20-inch widescreen monitor, as a Primary monitor, and an RCA EN-V, 26 inch HDTV, as a Secondary monitor.

I have my desktop on the Primary monitor, and FixYa, (Firefox browser), on the Secondary monitor, right now ]

If this is not your problem please state in a Comment.
Also state additional questions in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 10, 2012 | PC Desktops

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HI my viewsonic monitor is hving problem when i switch on my system it shows me a horizontal line on the screen, except that line i cant see any thing and eveything else is black on the screen..


The entire image is squeezed in that thin line because the vertical deflection unit has failed - the monitor will have to be opened, the vertical circuit identified and replaced - all this must be done by a repairman so take it as fast as you can to one. If you keep it functioning this way for long the screen will be burned.

Apr 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a number of playlists in Windows Media Player. Is there any way to print the names of artists & other info that appear on my screen while burning a new CD?


Good Day!

Maximize windows media player or full screen, while in burning session or still at the start of burning process. To this,

- press PRINT SCREEN key (it will save an image copy)
- open PAINT program found on Accessories
- at the PAINT program, press CTRL V for paste
( just edit the image )

Jul 17, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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"No Preview available"


you need a photo recovery program like asoftech photo recovery, I used the program before, quite easy to use and recover lost photos for me, download it from
http://www.tucows.com/preview/981749/Asoftech-Photo-Recovery

May 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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DISPLAY ALL SQUEEZED APART


Hi there.
You need to set the screen resolution.
Go to the control panel and chose display settings, you can set a resolution you are comfortable with there.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Apr 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I want to know if it is possible topause a slide show and save an image toa folder


Thanks for choosing fixya.com

Most slide shows will have buttons on the bottom to pause and resume. Others you can click them to pause. If none of those are available you won't be able to pause the slide show.

You can however get the images you want to save by using either the "Print Screen" button or a program like "camstudio" to record the screen into images.

I'll cover the "Print screen" button here since its much easier.

First off locate the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard, this is usually above the arrow keys and may only say "PRT SCR"

Now press print screen, open up an application like mspaint, photoshop, or gimp (Any imaging program will do).
Go to "Edit >> Paste" or press CTRL+V to paste the screen image.

You can then use the imaging applications crop or cut features to cut out the image you want to keep.

Hope this helps you out.

Jei

Dec 17, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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My compaq xp home edition monitor picture squeezes to about a one inch bar on the screen. Is it my monitor or maybe my video card or ?????


So its been around for a while then.

Here are a couple of things you can try.

  • If there is another PC or laptop in your reach, hook the monitor in question up to that to it and see if you still have the problem.
  • Reboot the PC and Press or tap F8 as soon as the PC reboots until you see a black screen with white writing presenting you with boot options.
    Select "Safe mode with Networking" and the PC will load Windows with a reduced number the drivers and services. If Windows boots to the desktop in "Safe mode" with out the issue you described, then your driver may be outdated or incorrect.
  • In this case proceed to update the Video driver.

Sep 12, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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