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Can't see full desktop

Got a ViewSonic 1912wb hooked up to an old iMac. At startup everything looks ok, but then the display suddenly zooms in and I can't see the entire desktop. Using the mouse I can scroll to other portions of the desktop but this is quite a pain. Can you help? Thanks!

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Change your screen resolution in System Preferences >> Displays. Experiment until you find what is the correct setting.

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