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Laptop/tv interface having trouble. I need some help.

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  1. jimflint1

    jimflint1 Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2008
    I'm running my wife's Lenovo laptop, which has been connected to an LG tv (at least 10 years old) for a couple of years with no trouble. The laptop is running Windows 10, which I am not very good at. I have Windows 7 on my PC, which is what I mostly use.
    Anyway she has Avast Pro Antivirus on hers and the user interface keeps coming on the screen too large, meaning you can't see the Settings tab at the bottom, nor can you see the X to close the program if you don't want to run it. I've been having to get into Task Manager to close it.
    So I wanted to get it working to where she could just X out of Avast if she wanted to and I went into display settings and changed them. The resolution had been set at the recommended setting and the percentage had been set at 125 when 100 was recommended. Or it might have been 100 when 125 was recommended. Anyway I changed first the resolution to a new setting and tried that, didn't like it so I changed it back to its original setting. Then I tried the percentage and didn't like that, so I changed it back to what it was. Then I tried both together and decided to go back to original settings on both. By original, I mean what it was before I began tinkering with it today.
    But something happened somewhere in that process, even though the setting are now what they were before I began messing with it. Now the display on the laptop screen is fine, but on the tv it's connected to, it's shifted to the left to where you can't see the left edge of the screen, including the back button, and when the windows are closed, you can't see the power button to turn off the computer.
    This wasn't happening before I began trying to fix the Avast interface problem, and even though I've returned the settings to what they were, now I'm having this off-centered issue, but only on the tv screen--and I haven't even touched the tv settings.
    Any thoughts?
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    Just change the resolution again and see what happens on the TV.
  3. AmyToo


    Sep 22, 2017
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    Windows 10 has Windows Defender. It doesn't need Avast. Just uninstall it.
    plodr likes this.
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