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Windows 7: How to expand my screen display when playing

05 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How to expand my screen display when playing

Alright, so since I updated my laptop to W7 I've been having some trouble playing in full screen mode. Everytime I launch a game 2 black bars pop up on the right and left side of the screen not allowing to display the entire screen section. Below I send a picture of what really happens:

Also: (Toshiba Satellite L500-12G)
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo T6500 2.10GHz
4,00GB RAM (2.96GB usable)

I'd appreciate your input in order to solve this issue asap.

Thank you.

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06 May 2012   #2
Chalky Emultion



search on internet for some patches/tweaks/fixes to play your game at fullscreen. You have a widescreen laptop (screen resolution should be 1366 x 768), and some games don't support this feature. You need to run it on 16:9, not on 4:3 like they're doing.

some games, like GTA 4, have a built-in feature which allow you to set the screen proportions (4:3, 16:9, 16:10 or automatic)... it should be in graphics settings menu... search for it
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06 May 2012   #3

Windows Home Premium x64

Hi, Have you changed your options in-game to your native resolution? It's the highest number in your case im guessing 1336x768.

If that does not work try 1280x720 and make sure aspect ratio is on 16:9/16:10

Hope it works.
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