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Hello, After hooking up a new monitor to my computor, I could only see part of my desk top icons (the others were off to the sides and top/bottom. I went into control panel and display to change the resolution. I did not have any luck so I looked for other settings that might need to be changed. The only thing I could see that might help was an option that said "Retest". Thinking that maybe it needed to detect a different monitor and adjust its settings accordingly. This caused the monitor to only display the background photo & NO desk top icons or start menu. Control Alt Delte does not bring up the task manager either, nor does right clicking on the desktop do anything. Please help, Destri

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If your running xp you probably have a folder with unused icons if not you can always make new short cuts. Just go to programs and the program you want to add short cut to you right click on then go to send to and click add desktop short cut.

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I'm a little unclear of what you are asking.

1) Screen has turned on monitor?

Press the CTRL key, and ALT key down at the same time.
Now tap on the Left Side Arrow key, until the screen is oriented correctly again.

2) Screen on monitor has shifted left, right, top, or bottom?
Use the controls on the monitor to set it correctly again.

3) Using dual monitors?
Right-click on an empty space on your desktop screen.
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Just as shown in the Settings window.

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Put your mouse cursor on the monitor icon you wish to move.
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3. Connect another ethernet cord from a port on your router (labeled with a "1" above it).
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1. Right-click on the My Network Places icon on your desktop, and select Properties.
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1. Click on the AirPort menu in the upper right of your screen (it looks like "("s turned on their side).
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