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Solved: Resolution, writing, and other problems..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ilikemetal, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. ilikemetal

    ilikemetal Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2008
    I recently got my old windows XP desktop out and fixed it up, but I'm having some problems...

    1. Small writing is really crappy and illegible.

    2. When I open certain programs they extend beyond the actual monitor screen! This is bugging me and I can't seem to fix it.

    3. When I move my mouse to far to the right it can go off screen. I have checked to make sure the resolution is set on my monitor and technically the mouse can't go past there..

    4. When I open the web browser the actual window is like twice as big as the actual monitor screen! I have to use scrolls bars to see the entire thing.. How can I fix this?

    5. Also, when I try to scroll when in a window, I see weird waves.

    Thanks for reading, help is appreciated!
  2. DerekC


    Jan 10, 2005
    Lets try these in order.

    1. What is your resolution set to? Are your video drivers up to date?
    2. Right click the program on the taskbar and choose Maximize. This should resize it to your monitor.
    3. Go into your display properties. Does it only list 1 display? or is there a second one? If there is a second one, select it, then uncheck the extend desktop box.
    4. What browser are you using? If you are using IE, click view, then Zoom. Make sure it's set to 100%, Then click view text size and make sure it's set to medium.
    5. Up your monitor's refresh rate. Display properties, Settings, advanced, monitor. If it's 60 up it to 70 or 75. Also while you are here. If the monitor is anything but plug and play, change it to plug and play.
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