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Windows 7: Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in


14 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in

I turned on my computer today and then when I got to the login screen, that's when I noticed that I was zoomed in to the upper left corner of my screen. I logged into my account, and when I did, I noticed that I wasn't exactly zoomed in perfectly to the upper left corner of my screen (shown later in image 2 and 3). I couldn't see the taskbar and some icons on my screen were cut off. My computer monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX. In the lower right corner of the monitor, I have an "AUTO" button that autoadjusts the screen for me. I thought that it was just a small problem with the autoadjusting so I pressed the "AUTO" button, but then it didn't fix itself. Then I opened up Windows Start and then tried changing my screen resolution around. I moved from 2048x1152 to 1920x1080. Still zoomed in. Then I moved from 1920x1080 to 1680x1050 and then I could finally see the taskbar. I can see everything now, but I'm used to 2048x1152 and I'd like to have my computer back to that.

While in 2048x1152 where the screen was messed up, I pressed print screen and pasted the image onto paint. It looks normal
Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in-screen-resolution.png

But what it actually looked like on my screen was this
Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in-actual-screen-resolution.jpg

So in actuality I only saw this much of the first "normal" image
Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in-screen-resolutionn.png

Could it be from a virus or something? How do I fix this? Thanks.

P.S. 1920x1080 is also messed up like 2048x1152




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14 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Set the resolution back to where you want it, then click on an open area of the Desktop. Press and hold the Ctrl key then rotate the mouse wheel. One way makes things bigger, the other makes them smaller.

See if that fixes your problem.
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14 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've tried that; it only makes the icons on the screen bigger and smaller :/
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14 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It should also change the size of the text.

You could try doing a System Restore to before this happened.
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14 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The problem was the monitor cable. I had the ones with the blue heads and when I switched it out for the ones with the white heads it worked (not exactly sure of their names).
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15 Jul 2014   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

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Left is DVI, right is VGA.


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