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Horizantal split screen

I was opening a new program at the start menu and the screen divided horizantally-top at the bottom and vice versa. I have tried everything

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    The solution offered doesn't work for me, nor does an attempt to drag the toolbar. There is no problem with 800 x 600 defintion; it is only at the 1024 x 768 setting (which we have used for years without a problem.

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Ok click on your start botton when it opens click on a white part that in that start section but not on a program just some blank space in there so right click that area and click on properties then click on which view you would like. should fix it for you. please rate me thanks

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Move task bar to bottom of page


The desktop screenshot might need reducing

Click start "Control Panel."


Click "Display" and then select the Settings tab in the Display Properties window.


Use the slider bar under in the screen resolution section of the applet to change the resolution and click "Apply."

The screen repaints at the new resolution.


Click "Yes" to keep the resolution, or answer "No" at the prompt to revert to the original settings.



The taskbar is a central user interface component within the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.


Located along the bottom of the screen by default, it includes the "Start" button, provides one-click access to all open programs and contains a collection of utility icons and the system clock in a section called the Notification Area.


Windows 2000 gives you the ability to adjust the behavior of the taskbar in several ways.


After you know where to find the proper menu item, performing this task takes only a few clicks.


Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar and select "Properties."


Click the "General" tab located along the top of the resulting dialog box.

Check the Always on Top box if you want the taskbar to appear above all other items on your screen.


Check the Auto Hide box if you want the taskbar to disappear into the bottom of the screen when you move the cursor away from the taskbar.


Check the Show Small Icons in Start Menu box if you want to enable this behavior.


Check the Show Clock box to show the system clock within the Notification Area at the right edge of the taskbar.


Check the Personalized Menus box if you want the "Start" menu to show the items you use regularly and hide the items you don't.


Click "OK" to confirm your changes.

They take effect immediately.


Hope this helps

Nov 09, 2012 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC

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Have windows 7 on new computer, installed Adobe Pagemaker which is fine but want to turn files into PDF format, message say's no printer driver installed. Have tried to install but windows will not let...


the printer will need to be installed in compatibility mode....un-install the printer from control panel.
pain in the **** i know, but least you'll know from now on, how to install older programs & drivers in to windows 7....
if your installing from a disk, then put the disk in, then when the auto run box comes up, close it...
open computer instead from the start menu.
right click on the cd drive with the disk in, & select open.
drag & drop the contents of the disk on to your desktop....make a new folder to put it all in, if you need to.
then once it's copied across, right click on the install/application icon.
from the top of the menu click "check compatibility" if you dont see it,click off it & then try right clicking on it again untill you see it.
windows will scan & set itself to the right settings for that program.
then click try recommended settings.....followed by START PROGRAM.
if it all installs ok click next then click YES KEEP THESE SETTING FOR THIS PROGRAM NEXT TIME.
then go to the printers web site & update it with the latest software,thats if windows doesn't do it for you.....TIP:(white flag @ bottom right of screen)
do this with all older software.....windows 7 is **** hot when it comes to running older programs, im using a windows 98 program call photo express on mine...no problem.

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Sep 10, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I've never had this problem before but when I try to e-mail someone the e-mail screen is too low and I have to drag it to the top !!! If I don't drag it to the top I can't finish the e-mail...


windows will typically save the last location that you had a screen for a particular program when you close it. So basically if you started an email message then closed the screen instead of sending it, windows will save that location and open a new message in the same place next time.

Try creating a new message, move and resize the screen to where you want it, then close it with the X at the top right. Then go back and open a new message again and see if it loads the screen where you told it to. Note: when you do this, make sure no other message screens are open, it only pays attention to the last screen being closed.

May 05, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Screen is split improperly


It sounds like the the split screen mode in windows 7 has accidently been activated. you can set the task bar at any location, (top, bottom or side) by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and then left click on properties. Try that and if things still arent correct, try grabbing the sides (or top or bottom) and dragging them to their correct location. (To drag....place mouse curser on edge, hold left button and move mouse to place)

Jul 17, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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"Programs" list is too large for screen on my XP


Your menu should extend to allow access to all selections when you put your cursor near the end of the menu.

Usually you see a small arrow shape at the end and if you place your cursor on it, an extended menu opens. If that isn't the case, I have included pictures to help you change your program menu.

Go to the start bar and right click where the arrow is in picture 1.
A little white box opens that says "properties." Click that.

The menu shown in pic 2 opens. Make sure that start menu tab is showing and check the box that says "start menu" and click the customize "button."

The new menu gives options to change how your menu functions and what it has on it.


However, if everything looks to big and seems to run off your screen, that is a different matter. Your monitor settings may have been changed.

If that is the case, you need to go to start, control panel and choose "appearance and themes." If control panel is in classic view, you will see a bunch of icons. Select the one that says "display."

Double click, and a new menu opens.

Select the settings tab. Look to the bottom left to see what numbers appear and where the slider is. If the slider is on LESS, slide it to "more." and click ok. You might have to play with the settings to get it right for your monitor.

If that is not active and will not let you increase resolution, above that there should be a video card between the word "display" and "screen resolution." That is the adapter that controls your monitor settings.

You may need to reinstall or change the driver for your video adapter. Do that by hitting the advanced button and then go to adapter or the tab listed by the same name that you saw on the first screen.

It should be in the back. The driver will be listed there. If you have trouble with this, you can go here to read more about changing drivers. Remember that you are interested in the video adapters, not the monitor.

I hope I have not confused you by answering two questions, but your problem is a little strange and I didn't want you to have to come back unnecessarily. You can leave comments during the ratings process if you have any confusion or questions. Thanks.

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Dec 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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Hi There! I am having problem opening my hp director program


  1. Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
    • From the desktop : On your computer's desktop, look for the HP Director icon (c01425509.gif), and then double-click it.
    • From the Windows taskbar : Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP orHewlett-Packard folder, and then click HP Director .
    Although HP Director does not appear to be open , it is open and loaded into the computer's memory, but it does not open in a new window as usual.
  2. Without navigating to another open window, press Alt and Space bar at the same time. The Shortcut menu displays near the top-left corner of the computer. Figure 1: Shortcut menuc00833293.gif If the Shortcut menu does not open, repeat steps 1 and 2 until it does.
  3. Select Minimize from the Shortcut menu.HP Director displays (minimizes) as an item on the taskbar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen). If HP Director does not minimize, click Minimize again until it does.
  4. Click the HP Director icon on the taskbar . The software opens and functions normally.

Dec 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When copying and pasting pages from certain excel workbooks files are corrupting. It states that part of the file is unreadable. How do I solve this problem?


you are opening template files and attempting to copy the format information which most programs dont like and this is why it corrupts at a guess.

or else you are running office 2007 and opening older format files and attepmting to copy & paste info from excell into word or vice versa without first settign compatability mode for older versions of office.

Sep 14, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Got This Message When Starting up Program HELP You cannot open the application ?QuickBooks 2009? because it is not supported on this architecture


Sounds like you may be trying to run a 64-bit app on a 32-bit OS, or vice versa. Check your version of Windows (right-click My Computer, select Properties. The General tab should show you "System:" information to tell you if you have 64-bit Windows or 32-bit. The QuickBooks version you are using should match the OS.

Aug 21, 2009 | Operating Systems

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In vista: taskbar does not show icons of opened files


it might be your taskbar is on auto hide try this



Show or hide the taskbar gl_icon_tip.png Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.
The taskbar is usually located at the bottom of your screen. It looks like this:
getopencontent.aspx?assetid=984f8561-57a1-4b9c-9f22-f0d8dddec294&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml Taskbar
You can hide the taskbar to create more space. If you don't see the taskbar anywhere on the screen, it might be hidden.
Hide allShow allHide all gl_arrow_down_static.gif To show the taskbar
• If the taskbar is hidden, point to where you last saw it to show it again. If you can't remember where you last saw it, try pointing to the bottom of the screen first, and then to the side or top of the screen, if necessary. You might need to move the pointer almost off the screen to show the taskbar.
gl_arrow_down_static.gif To hide the taskbar
1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Clear the Lock the taskbar check box.
3. Select the Auto-hide the taskbar check box.
The taskbar is hidden from view. You can see it again by pointing to the place where you last saw it.
gl_arrow_down_static.gif To turn off auto-hide
1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Clear the Auto-hide the taskbar check box.






Jun 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Divide overflow error,


if the start menu click run and enter msconfig
Click on startup and turn off all the programs
Click on Servics and turn on hide all microsoft services
Turn off all other services that are not from microsoft

restart your system
you will see the error has gone
one by one turn back on service and start up programs and restart after ever turn on to isolate which program causes the error
YOu can then leave that turned odd and turn the rest back on.

Jan 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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