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Windows 7: Desktop Wallpaper not centered

11 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
Desktop Wallpaper not centered

Hi everyone.

I bought an Acer Aspire 4530-6039 one week ago and it came with Vista. I was going to switch over to my previous version of XP, but the techie said I should try the new Windows 7. So I did and for a few days it was fine, but when I started playing around with the desktop wallpaper and trying to change it, I realized that the center of the monitor is not aligned with the physical center of my laptop screen.

Basically, there is a big gap in the right hand side and the bottom of my desktop, where the background image should be. None of the wallpapers that come with Windows 7 or the ones that I downloaded myself work. The only one that seems to 'fit', and barely, is the original fish backdrop that is the standard image when Win7 is first installed.

I have tried everything. I even went through the nVIDIA posts and installed the latest 9M G series for notebooks. Nothing. I'm really frustrated about this issue. Is anyone having the same problem as me?

Thanks in advance.


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12 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Goldie and welcome to Se7en Forums

Are you having this problem with everything, or just your wallpapers?
Your screen resolution is 1280 x 800, what are the resolution of the wallpapers that you are using?
Have you tried selecting Fill here?

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12 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hi Dwarf,

Thank you for the reply. I'm having this problem only with the wallpapers - my icons can go anywhere on the screen and my taskbar is located at the proper location at the bottom of the monitor. I have already gone to the screen display settings and tried to switch it to Fill, but that, along with all the other options available in that menu, doesn't work either.
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