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Windows 7: I need help with adjusting my screen.

31 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
I need help with adjusting my screen.

I have had my laptop for nearly half a year now and I just recently found an HDMI cable in an old junk box that can be connected from my widescreen Samsung DLP to my Laptop. The problem is that when I set my TV to be the main display the task bar does not fit on screen and I can barely see it. Another problem is when I play my games or watch videos they also appear to be bigger then what my screen is. I cant even see the exit or minus button when I make my windows/browsers in full screen. I have tried changing the screen resolution, but that doesn't work either. I then thought it might be my TV but it does not give my the option to change its aspect ratio.

I there solution to my little problem? Like a download or a program that is naturally in the computer that can adjust the aspect ratio (not resolution) manually for extended displays? And the resolution is on its recommended settings by the way.

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01 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What is the graphics card on your laptop? Both AMD and nVidia cards have overscan options in their software which should give you the capability to adjust your display size manually until it fits. Also check that you're outputting the correct resolution for your TV.
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01 Sep 2013   #3

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Google "over scan" and "under scan". That old hdmi cable from the junk draw may be a compatibility issue.
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02 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I had the same issue when I first connected my Sony 40 "

The resolution was right ( 1920 x 1080 ) but the taskbar was half off the screen.

My solution = The tv was not set to full pixel, after making that adjustment, all has been fine since.

That and I noticed dvd`s were not showing exactly the same on the hdtv as on the pc, a small bit of the left and right side of the movie was chopped off.
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