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Windows 7: Display showing a bit bigger than my screen

28 Jan 2018   #1
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Display showing a bit bigger than my screen

Hi,

I first thought it was Firefox becuase I first noticed it after a FF update and I couldn't see the top right X to close the browser. I had to make it a smaller window, which I could JUST do, as I could just about see the bottom of the Minimize button, and the Make-window-smaller button.

But then I noticed the top row of my icons on the desktop were half disappeared too.

And the icons down the side have been clipped. The start button is clipped and I can only just see the edge of the Desktop button on the far bottom right task bar.

And when I use any programs the same thing happens.

I have not changed Display settings. I don't have a Widescreen on my main PC. I prefer the more square screen. It's always set to 1280 x 1024.

Does anyone know how I can rectify it please?

Thank you


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28 Jan 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RealGem, :)

You might double check your DPI scaling level settings to see if it's still set at the default 96 DPI (100%). Higher values will make everything appear larger.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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28 Jan 2018   #3
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello RealGem, :)

You might double check your DPI scaling level settings to see if it's still set at the default 96 DPI (100%). Higher values will make everything appear larger.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hi Brink,

Thank you for that page. I have always had it set on Medium (125%) and the larger icons never caused clipping at the edge of the screen before.

But I changed it to Smaller just now and although the icons were smaller, the clipping was worse. So I changed it to Bigger (150%) - (logging off each time), and the clipping was less than before, but still clipping a bit.

So the first part of the page did not work.

Is it worth me doing the second part?

Or is changing the DPI manually in Registry Editor just another way of achieving the same result?

thank you
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28 Jan 2018   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No need to manually change DPI in the registry. Both options do the same thing, but just different ways of doing it.

Is the screen resolution you're using the "recommended" one?
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28 Jan 2018   #5
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No need to manually change DPI in the registry. Both options do the same thing, but just different ways of doing it.

Is the screen resolution you're using the "recommended" one?

Yes it's the recommended one. The highest resolution for my monitor.

thank you
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28 Jan 2018   #6
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My PC is still usable, but I can't maximize any windows, so it's a bit inconvenient. I have to have them slightly smaller than the screen. This makes YouTube pages think i am on a mobile device and puts all the "related videos" at the top under the main video and before the comments, which drives me nuts!

I will try System Restore but I haven't made a restore point for ages, so that might not work.

Thanks
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28 Jan 2018   #7
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It is only showing a Restore point for 2 days ago, and it started happening about 5 days ago.

Do you know of any other solutions please?

thank you
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28 Jan 2018   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to verify, do you have the latest graphics driver installed?
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28 Jan 2018   #9
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Just to verify, do you have the latest graphics driver installed?
I just went to NVIDIA site and downloaded the latest one for mine GT430

thanks
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28 Jan 2018   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The latest 390.65 is here: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

To check:
1) Right click on desktop.
2) Click on NVIDIA Control Panel
3) Click on Help on menu bar
4) Click on System Information.
5) Look for "Driver version" under "Details" in the "Display" tab. like below.

Display showing a bit bigger than my screen-nvidia.jpg


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