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Windows 7: Icons of the screen.

21 Apr 2012   #1
sky132

64Bit, Windows 7
 
 
Icons of the screen.

Hello,

I have bought a new Computer and monitor, the new monitor dosn't show all the icons, at the left side it only shows half of all the icons. I have had this problem for a week, The Monitor is a "Syncmaster SA100"

Please help


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21 Apr 2012   #2
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried adjusting the resolution? If running Windows 7 right-click your desktop and go to 'Screen Resolution'. In this window you'll see a representation of your monitor and underneath three dropdown boxes.
'Display' just specifies the monitor, in your case it should say "Samsung" or just "SA100".
'Resolution' is the one we're interested in here. You want it set to '1366 x 768', which is the optimum native resolution for your screen.
'Orientation' we don't need to touch. It pretty much speaks for itself.
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21 Apr 2012   #3
sky132

64Bit, Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the input, But it made my icons really big and my web browser big as well :/

Any other suggestions ?
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21 Apr 2012   #4
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You can decrease the size of your icons by heading to the link at the bottom of the resolution screen called 'Make text and other items larger or smaller'.

This will bring you to a window with three options;
'Smaller - 100%' which as it says is the default; this is the setting that you'll want.

The other two are for larger screens; for example on my 32" I use the medium setting of 125%, otherwise my icons require a pair of binoculars to see!
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21 Apr 2012   #5
sky132

64Bit, Windows 7
 
 

Even in 1366x768, my icons are still kinda of the screen
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21 Apr 2012   #6
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok then for the next step I'm going to need more about your system. Can you update your system specs please to reflect what graphics card you have?
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21 Apr 2012   #7
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Although while I'm thinking of overscan (which may be the problem and why I need to know your graphics card), several monitors now have the option to auto adjust to scanning problems anyway. Your SA100 may have either a single button which easily performs this function, or else may be attained by navigating the monitor's options/settings.
I'm having trouble finding a manual for that particular monitor, as well as any guide online as to how how to do it, so you'll have to refer to the manual yourself for this one.
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21 Apr 2012   #8
sky132

64Bit, Windows 7
 
 

Could you send me a link please?
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21 Apr 2012   #9
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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21 Apr 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

also, to resize icons then click a blank area of the desktop then hold down ctrl and use the scroll button on your mouse and the icons will resize , this also works on files and folder sizes within a window.
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