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My screen is much larger than it should be

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by neary, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. neary

    neary Thread Starter

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    I dont really know where I should asking for help, so I thought I'd start here.

    For some reason, just about anything that I open, now opens much larger than it's supposed to. What used to be a normal size view on the screen,now requires me to move the presentation right/left to review the whole page.

    I havent knowingly made any changes to anything that would account for this.

    Please help!!!
     
  2. C141

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    Start by Checking your Screen Display Resolution. Right Click on Desktop > Properties > Settings Tab. Where is the Slider on left set at?
     
  3. neary

    neary Thread Starter

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    When I click on properties, I get a screen that says General, but no settings tab or slider.
    I appreciate your help. As simple and as straight forward as your instructions were, it should have worked,
    Nothing seems to work since I been back home from the desert.
    Thanks anyway.
     
  4. huggie54

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    hiya,click on start>settings>control panel>system>hardware tab>device manager and scroll down to display adapters, click on the +sign and report what is listed
     
  5. C141

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    And also while you are in the control panel click on 'Display' & see if you get the 'display properties' with tabs.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    If you're seeing a General Tab then you're likely right-clicking on a file that's on the desktop and selecting properties but you need to right-click on an empty area of the desktop and then select Properties.

    You can also access the same thing through the Control Panel - Display as C141 mentioned.
     
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