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Windows 7: Black Border around Wallpaper

08 Oct 2012   #11

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I am totally out of ideas on what to do, I will ask and see if anybody else has any ideas so you'll have to wait and see if anybody else comes up with something.

Sorry
Jerry


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08 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Ben.
What Display card that you are using now. Is it ATI Series. If it is you can check it out in ATI control Panel. Sometimes it is due to an overscan.
Here is an old thread [Black Border Around Screen] that had similar discussion about it. Hope you can start from there.

Kevin

Edit: I just realized that the issue I referred was about Dual monitor with HDMI connection. I think it doesn't apply to yours. Apologize for not reading your spec carefully.
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08 Oct 2012   #13

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm kinda grasping at straws here but maybe this will jog somebody else's memory. Have you seen a menu item (perhaps in the video card control center or whatever it's called on your machine) that has a desktop and display option (or something similar)? Somewhere within that menu may be a scaling option and the ability to adjust an overscan setting. Sometimes the scalability or overscan settings needs to be changed to eliminate a border effect.

Sorry if I'm not explaining this the right way. I had an external monitor at work a long time ago and the IT Dept had to reconfigure scaling and/or overscan to get rid of a pesky border.

EDIT: I think Kevin might be thinking along the same lines as me.
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08 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I'll add my graphics card info to my specs soon, but anyway,

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DirectX 10.0
Driver Version 8.15.10.2302

I have no idea what an overscan is, and do not see it anywhere in the Intel control panel.

My monitors:


ELO Touchscreen - Connected by VGA
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08 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After reviewing your pictures attachment I have a thought that your display problem on second monitor is limited only to wallpaper issue, not the underscan issue. I figured it out by seeing your taskbar on second monitor was able to occupy all available screen field including the black border area. But sadly I haven't found how the wallpaper border come into view.

btw about underscan. If you are using Intel Graphic you can see an underscan thing through Intel display control panel. Underscan is a setting in which it will set the resolution to certain percentage of the actual resolution.
Here is the Intel display control panel. But it affect the whole screen area.
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Hope someone will come up with better ideas.

Kevin


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09 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

Custom resolutions will void my warranty, see error:

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13 Oct 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I recently downloaded some new wallpaper, and made a new theme. The images are mixed sizes, but 95% of them are 1280x800, like my laptop display.

The wallpaper settings:


Set to:
  • Picture Position: Fill
  • Change every 15 minutes
  • Shuffle Off
  • Pause on battery (yes)

~~Ben
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23 Nov 2012   #18

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I have figured out how to solve the problem, posting back results.

I never really had thought about setting the wallpaper to center, because on XP, I disliked the way it looked. My issue was fixed by setting the wallpaper to Center.

**EDIT: The center function will clip off a bit of the edges on the wallpaper image.

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23 Nov 2012   #19

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear you got this resolved. Thanks for posting back!
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24 Nov 2012   #20

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's good to hear, thanks for replying back with a answer.
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