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Windows 7: Display showing a bit bigger than my screen

28 Jan 2018   #11
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Brink

Yes 390.65 that is what I have got. I edited my last post and downloaded the latest version and installed.

Then I Restarted my PC.

Sadly it didn't make a difference


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28 Jan 2018   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, go ahead and post a screenshot showing your display settings to see if anything may stand out.
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28 Jan 2018   #13
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK thanks

I did a screenshot to show you how the screen is clipped but it didn't work! It included the whole image. It must have known I selected top right to bottom left, so it showed the whole pic.

The second two I took on my phone to show the clipping. Notice bottom right how the Desktop icon is hidden in the 2nd and 3rd pics:










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28 Jan 2018   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It looks like your display settings are fine.

The opened windows need to be resized (drag borders) to fit better on your screen.

The desktop icons can be dragged back down to be full on-screen. An easy way is to:

1) Right click on desktop.
2) Click on "View" and "Align to grid" if "Align to grid" is not checked.
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28 Jan 2018   #15
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It looks like your display settings are fine.

The opened windows need to be resized (drag borders) to fit better on your screen.

The desktop icons can be dragged back down to be full on-screen. An easy way is to:

1) Right click on desktop.
2) Click on "View" and "Align to grid" if "Align to grid" is not checked.

Yes that's what I've done so far. But to drag the borders in I have to turn Maximize Window off. This makes web pages think I'm on a mobile device. Like I said it's not unusable but is an inconvenience.

Thank you
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28 Jan 2018   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I noticed that your using a classic theme.

You might test using one of the default Windows themes to see if that could be related.
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28 Jan 2018   #17
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I don't know if this applies to Nvidia cards or not, but with older Radeon cards there was a setting for flat panel scaling, where you could overscan your monitor by 10% if necessary. It was used to make up for the screen shrinkage when using an HDMI cable.

To my knowledge, it is not used anymore, but perhaps the Nvidia driver has something similar? I don't know, because I don't use Nvidia, but it would seem worthwhile to check. If it's there, perhaps the setting got altered somehow.
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28 Jan 2018   #18
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks I have used this theme since I got the PC in 2011. So it can't be that.

I heard the fancy graphics ones used more power.

Thanks for helping Shawn (I found out your proper name whilst browsing the rest of the forums!)

I'll leave you alone now. It's not that important. I just wondered if it was somthing simple.

thanks
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28 Jan 2018   #19
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I don't know if this applies to Nvidia cards or not, but with older Radeon cards there was a setting for flat panel scaling, where you could overscan your monitor by 10% if necessary. It was used to make up for the screen shrinkage when using an HDMI cable.

To my knowledge, it is not used anymore, but perhaps the Nvidia driver has something similar? I don't know, because I don't use Nvidia, but it would seem worthwhile to check. If it's there, perhaps the setting got altered somehow.

Thanks Mellon Head,

I just gave up and only saw your post afterwards.

Thanks for that option. I'll try and ask on Nvidia forums.
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28 Jan 2018   #20
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you try the screen (monitor) settings? I've seen screens that had a zoom that the image was out of the screen.
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