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The readable screen has been reduced by 1 inch on either side. This happened once before but I do not remember how I fixed it. This screen size makes it impossible to read some web pages fully. Can you help me correct this problem?

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  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    Where do I go to adjust the horizontal and vertical screen? I need detailed instructions. Thankyou.

  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    Where do I go to reset the screen to the default settings. This is a Laptop I don't have a monitor.Do I go to (my computer at start)

  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    This lap top doesn't have any buttons on the front. And I'm not sure it has a monitor like a pc.

  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    I'm sorry but there is no button on the screen to reset. Could you tell me where to look for it. As you can tell I am definatly not good at this.Would it be on the keys themselves?

  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    I right clicked on properties and there is no settings tab located there.Im not sure there is a button on the monitor anywhere.

  • knliha1 Mar 11, 2009

    CuLeBrO solved the problem. Hurrah!!! so thankful.
    Is great to have a service like yours because I find problems with computers frustrating and getting solution satisfying. Appreciate all of you thanks again.Knliha1

  • Larry Rider
    Larry Rider May 11, 2010

    Right click on desk top /display properties/settings/change screen resolution/apply. do this at one of the settings your screen will be right. To fix problem go to your PC manufacturer and search support for settings for your make and modal. If you have a problem with that let me know make and modal. mysleuth

  • ltoso May 11, 2010

    Hi,
    this can happen due to two reasons
    one the resolution of your screen has changed settings fo monitor have changed
    push in the menu button your monitor and restore your monitor settings to factory settings or default settings, if this option doesn't exist or doesn't work
    try adjusting the width of the screen using the bottons present on the monitor.

    Further Queries are welcome
    Please do rate my answer if you find it helpfull

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Hi
go to control panel>appearence and personalization>adjust screen resolution,,,>advanced options and enter ur resolution size and check it now...or go to control panel in search type system restote...it will fix to normal without deleting files.. or if upgrade ur operating system actually the poroblem will be solved,, thank u.,,,,,,,,,

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Try holding down the Ctrl and hit the + sign, it should open it.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • George Bill
    George Bill Mar 11, 2009

    Also if that doesn't do it go to tools on your IE toolbar, and click on "fullscreen", you may have resized the screen by accident

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Hi
Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Display
If you don't see the option "Display" clic in the option "Switch to Classic View" located at the upper left panel, and then double clic on "Display".
Clic on the tab "Settings"
There is an option called "Screen Resolution" which has a slider control, keep press this object and slide it from left to right step by step, at each step clic on the "Apply" button.
The screen will turn completely black for a couple of seconds and will be back with a new window asking you if you like your new settings while a timer counts down from 15 seconds, if you like your settings clic YES, if not, clic NO or let the timer count down to zero and your old settings will be back.
Good Luck!!!!!

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Hi there.
In Vista right click on the desktop and select "personalize" then select "display settings" and set the resolution to 1024x768.
In XP right click on the desktop and select "properties" from the menu select the "settings" tab and change the resolution, if this does not work look at the monitor for the menu button there you will be able to stretch the screen.

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Mar 11, 2009

    hi there.
    you right click on the desktop, and left click on properties
    Apologies


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Hi
push in the menu button on your monitor and set it to default/factory settings if this doesn't work or the option is not present
set the width of your screen using buttons present there
further queries are welcome

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  • ltoso Mar 11, 2009

    hi,
    if its a laptop

    right click on the desktop go to properties > settings > screen resolution

    adjust the screen resolution from here according to your needs.

    Further Queries are welcome


  • ltoso Mar 11, 2009

    Hi,
    do you remember the time it was the way was i mean the date, if you remember the date, you can do a system restore it will restore your system to the date it was working fine here is a helpfulll link to system restore
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

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  • ltoso Mar 11, 2009

    Hi,
    ok try this
    click on start button go to run type in without quotes
    "devmgmt.msc" press ok

    in the window click on the plus sign next to display adapters and then right click on the item below it and select uninstall, thsi will uninstall the display adapter and then restart your system and when your system will be restarted it will either install the display adapter again and reset the screen size automatically if not it will prompt you for the driver CD to install the display adapter and once they are installed it will work fine.

    Further Queries are welcome


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Does your monitor have buttons on the front? Press the menu button and navigate until you find the screen size, and stretch it out to the edges of the monitor, it sounds like it's cutting off the sides of the page, if that's the case it's definitely that the monitor defaulted to the smallest possible size. Just stretch it out on the monitor with the buttons themselves.

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    Kurtis Stalnaker Mar 11, 2009

    You posted this problem in PC desktops, leading us to believe that it was a desktop issue, please be clearer next time. Right click the desktop and go to properties, then go to settings and set the screen resolution to 1024x768 and see if this fixes the problem.

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    Kurtis Stalnaker Mar 11, 2009

    Oh yes there is,
    http://www.optimizingpc.com/install/desk...

    Scroll down to

    Screen Resolution and monitor settings

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Hi, you can reset the screen to the default settings. once you do this, the screen will revert back to the slandered form. you can also adjust it by accessing your video card software as well. the reset option on the monitor is accessible by using the buttons on the monitor itself. Just hit the menu button on the monitor and select reset.

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Is it desktop then adjust the horizontal and vertical screen .

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • SAM ANDERSON Mar 11, 2009

    In laptop , just right click on the desktop -> click properties ->click settings tab in it ->change resolution .

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THE SCREEN SHOULD HAVE AN AUTO RESET BUTTON, THIS WILL RESIZE THE SCREEN.

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