I have a inspirion 531 computer with a 17 view sonic monitor.
when i click on a web page it will not fit the screen. it has a 2 " border on each side. i have tried all the adjustments as far as settings etc.
it has a full screen when looking at games etc.
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Re: monitor image size
There is nothing wrong with the monitor, the issue is that the web page you are looking at is designed for a lower resolution than you LCD is set for (Web pages are normally designed for 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768) you like have a wide aspect ratio monitor.
As I sit here writing this on my 12" wide aspect LCD I have a 2" wide white space on each side of my screen due to my 1280 x 800 aspect ratio.
The issue is one of WEB PAGE DESIGN not the fault of your computer video settings. The web page is written using page frames and fixed aspect ration settings to ensure that the page displays properly regardless of monitor type.
If you had a high end LCD (WUXGA 1920 x 1200), the web page would fill the upper left 1/4 of the screen.
If you lower the resolution of your display, then you'll have fuzzy icons and text, so essentially, get used to it.
Eventually, wed design will catch up with current display technology.
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osd lock is on screen configuration menu (on screen display) to clear an osd lock in your view sonic you can try this step 1.disconnect power cord 2.press and hold button 1 3.plug again your power cord 4. press your power button while still holding button 1
I had a blank screen and went through the Setup tips here (in the blind) only to discover it was 3 bad caps on the PCB. I replaced them (tight fit) with more low-profile ones. They were swollen only, not burst or leaking. I put new 220uf 16V ones in, got my screen back.
I realized that it would be helpful if there were an image available for anyone troubleshooting, especially if not familiar with this model, or it's setup. I made the following image, maybe it will help someone in the future.
I see the image is resized for the forum, here is a link to a full size (700 x 850) viewing.
mcdevito75 here, From your home page, right click on view at the top of the screen, from the menu place your mouse on Zoom for choices and or Text size for better viewing on your screen. Hope this helps.
Go into monitor controls on monitor and adjust as they come up. Unhook monitor, power up computer, cut off, plug in monitor power up computer, right click on screen, settings, adjust for screen size and additional monitor by clicking 2 and saying yes in box. Hope this helps.
Monitor sizes are measured on the diagonal from corner to corner.
A 17" LCD may have a screen width of 12 inches measured from side to side.
If you are measuring a old style CRT monitor (Cathode Ray tube) the visible screen area will be about an inch less as there is about 1/2 inch of plastic frame holding the CRT in the chassis. The manufacturer can advertise the actual size of the screen regardless of how much is actually visible to display information.
If you are talking about software not utilizing all the available screen area to display the image, that is an issue with the people writing the software code not keeping up with the changes in hardware.
In the past year or two, most displays have switched to the 16:9 and 16:10 wide aspect ratios while most web content is still written for the 4:3 old style aspect ratio. Eventually, software developers will catch up with cusrrent hardware.