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MacBook opening screen leaves a one inch black strip on both sides.

Anyone know how to expand this screen?  I can expand all applications. Just not the opening screen which limits my ability to expand applications to full screen.

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  • jaycoure Apr 27, 2008

    When I open the internet my screen will not expand fully.  When I hit expand it only gets a little bit bigger and when I hit expand again it just gets smaller.  I can't figure out how to get the screen to the full size of my computer screen.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Display is smaller than screen. Edges black now.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    What color is your screen?  Have you worked with your preferences folder any?  Uploaded/selected any pics for your screen pic?

    haven't seen this before.

    Linda H.



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Use the gray bar on top to move the screen to the upper left hand corner.  Then click and drag the bottom right portion of the screen to the size that you want it be.

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I have one white line across my screen about a mm thick 1/3 of the way down on my MBP.  It is 1.5 years old 15.4 screen.  Thanks Ben

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SOURCE: Dear sir How can I expand

Point the mouse at the bottom-right corner of the browser's window, and click-and-hold on that corner. Then, "drag" the mouse-pointer both "down" and "right", and then release the mouse.

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