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Windows 7: Extend desktop area

14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Extend desktop area

How do I extend the area of the desktop but keep it to one monitor.

I want to keep the monitor's resolution unchanged. For example, now it's 1280x800.

However I want to extend the desktop to say 2000x800. But at any one time, it's only showing a 1280x800 segment of the desktop. Then when I move my mouse to the edge of the screen it scroll the desktop.

Just like how it work in RTS games. There is a super large map but you only see a portion of of it. Then you can scroll it when you reach the edges.


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14 Mar 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

NVIDIA display drivers under XP can do that, but under 7, that behavior is gone for good... If you need additional desktop real-estate, add a monitor (or two, OR THREE !!).

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27 Mar 2010   #3


fatedquest, ive been trying to do the same thing, if you find a solution, it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know, ty
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64

360 Desktop - Bring your Desktop to Life

Its a program that gives you nearly unlimited desktop space under 1 monitor.
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