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Windows 7: Full Screen Problem

07 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 32BIT
Full Screen Problem

Hi all, first post here and it's driving me nuts. I have a dell optiplex 360 and having trouble viewing some things on youtube or any sites full screen. It looks wide screen vs. full screen and I do not know how to change it. I tried updating all the drivers changing ATI setting with the Catalyst Control Center and just can not find an answer.

Below I have listed a few specs:

1. 1280x1024 (highest/recmmended)
2. Connection: DVI-DVI (it will not allow me to view with VGA for some reason).
3. OS: Windows 7 32 BIT

* I took screen shots but not sure where they are going, if anyone can please help me with this FULLSCREEN issue.


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07 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 32BIT

when i switch the resolution to 1280x720 it does full screen, but the rest of the computer is condensed and it does not look right.
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07 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.
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07 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 32BIT

attached please find photo of youtube video on fullscreen

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08 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 32BIT

seriously...there has to be a fix
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08 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What do you want? Your monitor resolution is almost square
Normal HD/Full HD video's are wide screen(16:9 ratio), and your isn't a wide screen. There is nothing wrong :)
When you set the resolution at 1280x720(16:9), that is HD format, and it is full screen.
I think your monitor is 4:3 Ratio.
Could you tell us your monitor name and model?
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08 Jul 2013   #7

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Do you have a wide screen monitor?
Including the make/model monitor in your specs will be helpful.
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09 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 32BIT - ASUS VS207T-P Black 19.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers

Will this solve my problem???

I want to be able to view videos online (FULLSCREEN...edge to edge).

Also, which screen resolutions fall under widescreen and full screen:

my example: 1280x1024 ...cuts off top and bottom...

which screen resolutions go from edge to edge?

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09 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 32BIT

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09 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 32BIT

or should i buy another LED monitor?
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