Element on the desktop have expanded, can't find how to adjust
It seems like the screen has been stretched. We went into control panel, display to see if the size had changed. It hasn't changed, it is on the smallest setting. It seems there should be someway to reduce the sides, top and bottom, on a PC there are often dials on the monitor to adjust the picture, we can find the ability to do this on the laptop. Do you know if there are keys that will enable us to make this adjustment?
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Pehaps the monitor is going or the drivers need to be replace? How old is the laptop, has there been any damage done, drop, jared? I have aHP DV 9320 and I knocked it over on a carpeted floor and the screen went out a ribbon cable jared loose, I open the monitor and fixed it. It could be as simple as adjusting your desktop to "full, Stretch,etc." in Desktop Background settings.
IF RUNNING WINDOWS 7: 1. Go to control panel 2. If you are viewing by Category (There will be 8 categories with a few subcatagories) Click on "Hardware and Sound" , then click on "Display" 3. If you are viewing list (there will be many options) find and click on "Display" 4. Click on "Adjust resolution" in bar on right 5. Try different resolutions until you find one that does not stretch display.
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If you want to take a picture and make it the total size of your screen as the background of your screen, then just right click on the picture and select Set as Desktop Background. If the size is not what you want then go into the display properties and select the Desktop tab and change the Position to be Stretch. Stretch will fill the whole screen with the picture. Tile will fill the whole screen with multiple little pictures. Center will put the picture in the middle of the screen.
To get to the display properties click Start/Control Panel and look for Display or Appearance and Personalization.
You can also get the display properties by Right Click on an open area of the desktop and select Properties.
The resolution on your computer isnt set properly to the monitors native. Right click on your desktop and depending on your OS you will either see screen resolution or properties. Adjust until your screen no longer seems stretched.
Either that or your experiencing what is called over-scan. To solve this issue you need to go into your video-cards settings and change them. If you have nvidia then this will be rather easy. Simply search in your start menu for nvidia or in your bottom right hand corner you should see a green slanted eye looking icon when hovered over says nvidia control panel. In there look for the option "adjust desktop size and position"
With radeon drivers (catalyst) its equally as simple, search for catalyst or a red icon in the bottom right hand corner that says catalyst or radeon control panel. From there repeat the steps above.
click start control panel,display,desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list also settings you can make adjustments for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings hope this helps
if the whole image is too long you can adjust it from tthe image driver ..it will be in the right side on the task bar near the programs that are opened all the time ..and named like the video card you are using and usually will display when hoovering the resolution in use..open the resolutions and choose one that fits best...and confirm .. To adjust just the the picture from the desktop ..right click on the desktop..properties..and desktop...in there choose the desktop image ..or change image ..and you will have 3 possibilities for adjusting the picture to fit..center ...stretch..and tile.. see them one by one ...if non of the stile will make it visible in a normal way ..then you should change the picture,,and choose a wallpaper that it is in the same form and big enough to fit.... T change a picture on the wallpaper it is enough to right click on it when its opened ..and choose it to be set as wallpaper from the list of tasks...
Go to Control Panel choose Display Properties go to Desktop tab there is a selection from Position: center, stretch, tile choose the stretch then apply and ok, your picture will displayed in full screen in your desktop
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If the feature is supported, the corresponding tab is available on the Adjust Desktop Size and Position page. If only one feature is supported, then only the controls for that feature appear on the page and there are no other tabs.
The scaling controls let you adjust the size of the desktop to best fit your screen. The configuration that you specify may be overridden by the settings in the Resize section.
Select a scaling mode
Aspect ratio: This setting expands the desktop as much as possible while maintaining the same dimensional proportions, or aspect ratio, as the original image. There may be some black borders, but you may prefer this setting to avoid distorting the image.
Full-screen: This setting stretches the desktop to fill the entire display screen.
No scaling: This setting leaves the display image in its original size and centres it on your screen resulting in a small though crisp image. A black border may appear around the display image.
Perform Scaling on
GPU: This causes the GPU to scale the desktop from the set resolution up to the native resolution timing.
Automatic: This setting uses a combination of display and GPU scaling to scale the desktop from the set resolution up to the native resolution timing.
Override the scaling mode set by games and programs
When this check box is checked, applications cannot change the scaling mode set on this page.
Under the Preview section you can select a resolution and refresh rate, and then the preview image shows how full-screen applications will appear on the screen, using the selected scaling configuration. The available refresh rates will depend on the scaling method selected.
Some displays, such as HDTVs, extend the edges of the display beyond the visible borders of the screen. This overscan is intended to hide broadcast data that is not intended for the viewer. This results in hiding useful parts of the screen for non-broadcast content, such as the Windows desktop.
The best way to resize the screen in order to view the entire content is to use the controls provided by the display hardware.
The resize controls on the NVIDIA Control Panel are provided in case satisfactory results cannot be achieved using the controls on the display.
Use the arrow buttons in the image under Adjust the desktop position to adjust the position of your desktop or image on your screen.