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Q: Screen Resolution Adjustment

The slider for screen resolution adjustment will not move from the current low resolution position on two older comuters I am working on.

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Preferred Solution: Screen Resolution Adjustment

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Screen Resolution Adjustment

you need to install the drivers for the display cards on those two computers

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After reformatting my PC with windows 7 it will not allow me to adjust screen resolution.

A:After system recovery, screen resolution adjustment not allowed

is it stuck at 600 x 800 or similar?
If it is then you need to install the display adaptor (Graphics card) drivers.
Let us know what model of Dell you have and we will help you out.

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On a 1920 x 1080 display, windows 8 looks too small, is there any way to increase it without changing the resolution ?

A:Adjustment for high resolution displays

Hello Yousaf,

If you like, you could adjust the DPI scaling in Windows 8 to a larger percentage to make things appear larger without changing the screen resolution.

(desktop)
DPI Display Size Settings - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

(modern UI)
DPI - Change for Modern UI in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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either by mistake or plain stupididty, i have lost the adjustment to 800/600. in addition, my graphics are flashing all the time. what can i do?
 

A:lost display resolution adjustment

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cant get an high enough resolutions adjustment to be used properly with my HP DV9700
my max is 1024 X 768 Any Ideas

A:[SOLVED] Resolution adjustment on HP DV 9700

try updating your desplay driver.

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I just bought a new laptop, and a glitch has developed where by lowering my resolution, the size of the screen decreases, leaving black space around the outside. This is particularly annoying in games that do not play at my computer's native resolution, and therefore run in a rectangle half the size of my screen. If anyone can help with this, I'd be very grateful. thanx
 

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Good day all I have installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on an old Lenovo G550. It used to work well on Windows 7, but now I cannot install or update the display drivers in order to connect an external display (LG 49" TV) at 1920 x 1080. Windows installed its own useless drivers that obtains at least 1366 x 768 on both the laptop and the TV when displays are duplicated. Then the highest I can go is 1366 x 768. When I select "Show only on 2" (which is essentially what I want to do), it goes down to an even worse display resolution, but this also disables the Resolution drop-down.  I have downloaded every version of drivers know to God and man from Lenovo's and other sites, but all of them tells me: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirement for installing software." I have deleted the driver and reinstalled via "Scan for hardward changes" as well. I have done a Windows update as well. I have no idea what to do next. How do I fix this stupid problem? Please help me. Thank you in advance.Kind regardsRenier

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I just bought a Lenovo laptop e-series. How do i turn off the screen adjuster when Im browsing the internet? Would prefer screen size stay the same from page to page.

A:Screen adjustment

If you are using the touchpad and you have a synaptics driver, it may the the pinch zoom feature giving the problem. You can disable it as shown here.

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Hello! I would appreciate any guidance on how to adjust the time interval for the Welcome Screen. I have windows 7 and it seems like the screen locks every 30 seconds.

Thanks!

A:Welcome Screen Adjustment

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this Microsoft article: The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds during the logon process after you set a solid color as the desktop background in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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My problem is that the my desktop image is full screen and seems aligned ok, but when I open a webpage it is too far to the right and down and I cannot move it with the cursor on the left edge, top edge or left top corner.
I do not know if this is a problem with monitor adjustment or computer.
The monitor is an HP1706 flat screen, operating system is Windows XP, graphics is Hercules 3D Prophet 128 Mg DDR Radeon 9000.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Screen adjustment

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Hi i just got a VisionTek Radeon HD 2400 pci Pro graphic card, I have installed it successfully and all is working perfect my issue arrived after i downloaded the drivers(ATI Catalyst? 8.12 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)) it works but my screen is all screwed up meaning i can no longer see any of my tool bars for windows (browser) i've tried to adjust screen size/resolution but i have no luck doing so from the windows control panel or the catalyst control panel this sucks because i can't see the address bar on my screen so i have to minimize everything in order to navigate thru the web also my start menu is way off the screen and to far down for me to click on it . I maybe doing something wrong or overlooking something but if anyone can help me with this issue i will greatly appreciate it..To be more clear my screen view is to large for my monitor on desktop and web browser.. need help adjusting

oh yeah if it helps i'm using a 32" HDTV for my monitor

thank you
 

A:Minor Screen Adjustment issues

Try the drivers only first as they recomend.Works for me.
I have XP Home PCIx card.
I don't need the features of Catalyst,maybe you don't.
It's outlined in the update section for your card.
 

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Just upgraded to Win10, and my screen seems to have slipped out of alignment.I now have an extra inch to black screen at the bottom, and the top inch of the screen appears to extend to above the physical screen.With an old fashioned monitor I'd just "wind down" the screen and recentre it using manual controls, but how do I do that with the inbuilt screen?Thanks

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How do i adjust the screen brightness, on my acer 5735z laptop, for when the charging lead is attached?
 

A:laptop screen brightness adjustment

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I just replaced my 13inch Sony monitor with a 20 x 12 inch Hannspree.
The screen view doesn't allow me to view whole page without scrolling.
Please tell me how to adjust this wide screen view?
 

A:Solved: wide screen monitor adjustment

You need to right click somewhere on the Windows desktop then click Properties, then Settings. Use the slider to adjust the screen resolution to be the same as the recommended resolution for your monitor. If it won't let you increase the resolution, let us know what graphics adapter you have (manufacturer and model).
 

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The adjustment no longer works. And the screen is blindingly bright giving me a supersized migraine.
 
Anybody know how to fix this please?

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I know how to view split screen by using WINDOWS key and left/right navigation arrow keys. The problem is is that the left and right screen,as expected, does not fit on a screen half the size. Is there anyway to shrink the left and right sides so that the whole screen, though smaller fits on the left half and the the whole smaller screen fits on the right half?

A:Adjustment to Split Screen View in Windows 7

Try putting your cursor on one of the corners, then drag to the size you want.

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I purchased an HP 6735b laptop, designed for Windows Vista, without a hard drive. I purchased a hard drive and installed Windows 7 Professional. I did all of the important and critical updates from the Microsoft website and updated all drivers using Slim Drivers. Somewhere along the line the screen brightness dimmed and wouldn't allow me to adjust it.

Through the device manager, I found the display adapter, which is ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics. Went to ATI website for updated driver and found the latest for 3200, which I installed. It appeared to work, I was able to adjust the brightness back up.
However, when I shut the laptop off and start it again the screen is dimmed. The hot keys (FN + F10) will not work, but when I type in "adjust screen brightness" and go to the screen that allows you slide the bar up and down to adjust the brightness it suddenly pops into the pre-adjusted brightness setting.

I've tried to go to the AMD website and download their program that makes sure the drivers are updated, but after the program loads, you click on the button to search, I receive an message that says "Sorry, something went wrong".

Why won't it hold the setting after shutting down?
 

A:Solved: Screen Brightness Adjustment won't hold

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The adjustment no longer works. And the screen is blindingly bright giving me a supersized migraine.
 
Anybody know how to fix this please?

A:Screen Brightness on my Windows Adjustment not working

Not on the information you have given us.
 
Desktop or laptop ?  Make and model ?  Main component specs if it is self-built ?  Post back with this information
 
In the most general sense, if it is a desktop borrow another monitor, if it is a laptop connect it to an external monitor. This will at least tell you if it is a monitor/screen problem or a computer problem.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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how do i change the size of the icons on the login screen on windows xp?

A:login screen icon size adjustment

Safest(depending on which program you use) and probably quickest way to change things like that would be via a third party theme app such as TuneUp Utilities WinStyler. It's a shareware program but a trial is available from their site. There are probably other programs which can do the same thing too..some may even be freeware but to use of those types of programs do sometimes carry a risk so use with caution.

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I'm considering the XPS13 with a matte screen. However, all reviews I find mention that it's not possible to adjust the brightness with the matte display. Is this still the case? If so then quite honestly, a Dell is not the right one for me as my eyes have special needs, which require custom brightness and a matte display.

What about the temperature development at the bottom? I'd be using the notebook exclusively on my lap and I would not want to carry around a heat protection mat.

Thanks a lot :)

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Hi, I observed a problem on my new pc with windows 7.

When I try to adjust the screen brightness, the adjustment slider is always in minimum in Control panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Option, as shown in this picture


but once I go to the "Edit Plan Settings", the slider is in maximum position, as shown in this picture


I can adjust the brightness under the "Edit Plan Settings" but not in the "Power option". Something must be wrong here, does anyone know how to fix this? Many thanks!

A:Problem on screen brightness adjustment(Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit)

Hmmm... That slider doesn't even show on my PC until I edit plan settings.

Is this a laptop? Is your screen dark?

If you can't adjust the slider on the Power Option window it likely isn't doing anything anyway. It might not be anything to worry about if your screen is operating normally. I know of no fix for it, but others might.

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I cannot find where to decrease the sensitivity of the beautiful touch screen on my new Yoga idepad... and the users manual Lenovo Vantage directs me to is something of a joke on the matter... IOW, not any help. There must be a setting that will reduce the number of times the screen sends me off on unintended internet websites. Another setting I have looked for is for screen enlargment commands... I'm used to using two-finger enlargement, but the yoga idepad seems to be set for one-finger. Perhaps that is in the same place as the sensitivity adjustment?

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Hi. I'm new here and this is my first post. I looked around a little and found one other thread with a similar question, but the question wasn't really answered. I can't find anything on the net that doesn't confuse me so bad it makes my head hurt, so I thought I'd try asking here. Thanks in advance for any answers I get.

I will try and be as thorough as possible, although the resulting question will be simple. I'll start out with why I am asking the question to begin with.

So I am trying to play a game I used to play nearly ten years ago. It's a free online game called Continuum/Subspace and there are user created "zones" or variations of the game within the game (if that makes sense). I play in a zone called Trench Wars. It's a top down game, meaning you are looking down at your ship as if from above and the screen scrolls as you move to reveal more of the area (map) you are playing in. You are in a spaceship of your choice with varying weapons for each ship. The game requires aiming at your enemies before firing at them and anticipating their moves.

Well I noticed that playing at a higher resolution allows you to see more of your immediate area and expands your view of the map. It works just like your desktop in essence. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons, but the more space you have. In the game, the higher the resolution, the smaller the ships are, but you can see more space around you. Obviously, this would give an advantage to anyone playing ... Read more

A:Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

Simple answer is: you can not go over the native resolution of LCD panel because its physical thing for each pixel lcd panel has a cell you can not have more pixels than there is physical pixels in that panel.

smaller than native resolutions achieved by grouping more than one cell to form pixel thats why non native resolution on lcd sometimes gets blurry or edgy

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Have just done the latest Windows 10 1803 update on my T410 (Intel Graphics), and the screen brightness is stuck at maximum.  The Fn + Home/End keys bring up the on-screen widget, but it has no effect.  Similarly the brightness slider in the settings panel has no effect.  Looked at the Intel driver 8.15.10.2900 in device manager, tried the update driver button, but no updates available. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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Hello, I need to shift my screen to the left a bit but with my Samsung monitor it says 'ADJUSTMENT NOT AVAILABLE'
Is there any way I can get rid of this and force it to the left?
 

A:need to shift screen left "ADJUSTMENT NOT AVAILABLE"

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This problem started happening about a week ago and I've never had a problem like this before. The problem is that often (but not always) when I start a game, it goes into full screen and it will usually change the resolution like mosts games do, except when I either exit the game normally, or alt+tab out of it, the resolution does not change back to normal. I have my desktop resolution set at 1024x768 normally. This seems to hold true for almost all my games. Even the windows screensaver causes the same problem if it changes the resolution.

After this happens, if I go into display properties and try to change any settings whether it is resolutuon, color depth, or even the refresh rate. I get an error that says it can't be done and I probably don't have administrative rights. The only way to fix it is to reboot the computer.

My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420. Around when the probelms started I updated the drivers to some beta drivers from the Nvidia site. I assumed those might be the cause so I downgraded to the latest official foreceware drivers which I had installed before. The only other things I can think of that I have installed before the problem occoured was the new Microsoft Anti-spyware but I doubt that would have caused it.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem? I am out of ideas...
 

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I bought my Yoga 910 with 4K resolution, Windows 10 and 16 GB/550 GB configuration in February 2017. I am facing following issues since last few days:  Screen resoltion is faded and appears like old days 800 pixels resolution rather than 4K, eventhough settings are all OK.Screen fonts appears to be fading...Screen acts like a "see through" occasionally...Meaning you can see an open app (like e-mail) and it surfaces on the screen.Contacted Lenovo support and guy was completely clueless. He loaded "Hardware" check utility from Lenovo on my machine and had asked me to run and he will call you back to me in two hours! He never called. In the meantime hardware check did not detect any issues! Any suggestions???  

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I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!

Dan

A:[SOLVED] 1920x1080 screen resolution on a 15.6" Laptop Screen

1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.

If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15. The problem I am facing now is The screen resolution changes by itself and after this, a blue screen error comes and computer restarts again. Please Help me on this..
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate N (32 Bit)
Processor: Core i3

A:Blue Screen Error and Change of Screen Resolution

Please upload a report so we may better assist you
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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hmm, this is wierd, everytime i start my bitcomet up/when it launches itself at windows start it seems to disapear of the screen, i have a 21.5 inch widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen, when i click my bitcomet comes up but going towards the right OFF the screen and i cant do anything..

I didnt knnow were to put this so.

O and btw im now on windows 7 so i can use the Right click>>move technique :( plus i cant change screen resolution because that is off screen to

A:[SOLVED] widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen

Thanks to whoever moved this post, i didnt know were to put it, also,, PROBLEM FIXED, if anyone gets this problem on WINDOWS 7 all you do is:

Step 1: right click ->> Screen Resolution
Step 2: Change the Multiple displays to Duplicate these displays.

This wont fit the whole desktop on ure screen if u have a big widescreen like mine, but this will make it unable to move items off the screen

Hope this helps

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Hello everyone! Iv'e been having an issue that's driving me crazy and i'm hoping someone here can help.

The issue i'm having is when my computer goes into sleep/hibernate mode and i wake it up, the screen appears to have a resolution issue ( picture attached ). I figured this wasn't a big deal so i turned sleep/hibernate mode off and just turn my screen off when not in use. I'm getting the exact issue though! When i turn my screen off and back on, the resolution is messed up.
So now i need help resolving this. If it also fixes it for the sleep/hibernate mode, that would be great but not necessary
The ONLY recent change is I upgraded to an Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top OC graphics card. I installed the card into my computer and windows automatically downloaded the drivers for it.

Things i've tried:
1)Uninstalled and reinstalled graphics drivers using windows update and then again through Nvidia website
2) Currently using HDMI, but get the same issue with DVI-D (single) cord
3) Completely reinstalled Windows 10 Pro from scratch
4) Double checked all connections
5) Look through settings on my TV and settings on the graphics card through Nvidia Experience
6) Googled similar issues, but im not finding many that have the SAME issue as me
My setup:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8500
Mobo: Dell OTP412 X38
GPU: Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top OC (1gb DDR5)
PSU: Corsair CX650
OS: Windows 10 Pro
RAM: 4GB DDR2
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A:Screen/Resolution Issues When Turning Screen On/Off

You appear to have a very old Dell (OptiPlex?) model desktop.
What is its model name and model number?
What is the exact "service tag" and "express service code" numbers on it?

Is it running Windows 10 Pro 32-bit or 64-bit?
You should download and save the appropriate driver from the NVIDIA site, then select the custom install option, then select the clean install option.

Are you having the same issues when using a standard computer monitor instead of using a HD TV?

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Hi, i really need your help this time.. I have currently downgrade my windows 8 to windows 7 ultimate. I've noticed that windows 7 can't detect second monitor in screen resolution. there's no other options available but just one screen. you cannot duplicate, extend, etc. I already have my hdmi cable connected from my nvidia geforce 635 video card to my led tv...

A:Windows 7 can't detect second screen in screen resolution

Try upgrading to latest drivers!

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Hey Guys,
I was reading document on my PC, but content to the right was not readable, as it was hiding in edge of browser. So I thought it is happening because of my PC resolution. Than On main screen I did Right click and select option of screen resolution and selected max. And done it. After that my screen show error of "RESOLUTION OUT OF RANGE" than black blank screen. I thought in some second it will auto retrieve to last resolution setting. But no, now my PC is ON but i can't see anything except than black screen, just like it is off. But all monitor functions are working. Help me out with this. What should I do now?

Thankyou
thenortonsetup

A:Setting Screen Resolution to Max my Screen is not responding.

Disconnect from your graphics card and plug into the motherboard port.

Uninstall the drivers for the 780 and start over.

You may or may not have to remove the card.

Unless someone comes up with a better idea.

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Hi all i am having a problem. I changed the screen resolution on my xp machine now all i get after the login screen is a black one.

I have tried changing in safe mode but it does not change, any ideas?
 

A:Black screen after changing screen resolution on xp

Ty F8 >Last Known Good Configuration.

System restore in safe mode.
Or.
Tap F8 while your system is starting up.
Choose safe mode with command prompt.
Log on as admin.
At command prompt type
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
 

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i was playing a game which i downloaded from msn games, when i closed the game all icons and toolbars etc were larger, when i went onto the start menu it said something about how not everything could fit on the screen and that i should try changing the screen resolution, i dont know how to do this and i dont know whether that's really the problem, help?!!
 

A:everything is bigger and nothing fits on the screen, low screen resolution?

Right click on an empty place on the desktop and choose properties then settings then change the screen resolution up higher by using the slider
 

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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, just joined actually, and I had a quick question. When I set my resolution to any other res other than the highest possible i get a black outline around my screen due to the resolution not stretching to fit my entire screen. This is fairly recent, as it never used to happen. I'm figuring it might be a driver problem, but I'm not sure. Any help would be great.

A:When lowering screen resolution, screen does not stretch to fit

Hi SevenUltimate welcome to the forums

I see you have a Geforce 220, I have the 210, the model down from you and have exactly the same issue.

Firstly, yes it's a driver issue. I have had to roll back to 258 edition to get it working properly again.

Take a look at my post about it here: Make Full screen actually look full screen maybe the suggestions will work for you, although they didn't for me.

Failing that, I'm willing to upload the 258 edition drivers to my Skydrive if you want? (mods/admins: please let me know if this is against the rules, don't think it is, but you never know)

Hope it helps

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Ok, something's gone wrong with my Windows 7. I was playing a game in window mode, told it to go full screen. The game worked, played it for a little bit, then I quit. Now my screen will not go back to the windows desktop, it just stays black.

I tried safe mode and system restore and cannot get it to work. I know windows is still working because I can hear the logon sound when it starts up, just a black screen. The monitor never shuts off or goes into standby mode, it just stays black - no cursor even, so I don't think its activation related.

Can someone please do me a huge favor and figure out what the key strokes are to change the screen resolution? My plan is to right-click and then go from there with the keyboard. Maybe changing the resolution to anything else will force it out of whatever mode it is currently stuck in.

Thanks in advance.

A:Screen Resolution Help

Right click on Desktop, press letter C, then hold ALT key and press letter R, then up and down arrows move the resolution up and down - I assume you want to take it to the top resolution allowed, especially if you are using LCDs, because Windows has a good habit of *usually* limiting resolutions to what your monitor can handle....

Any other things you need?

Also, have you tried a different monitor? Perhaps the game that you played stressed the monitor out and eventually broke it when you quit....

An alternate video card would be handy to test as well...

Finally, the default checking all connections and making sure the card is seated properly (make sure to do this when the computer is off) is a requisite for troubleshooting this issue as well...

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Using windows 2000 we accidently changed the display setting in
the control panel in DISPLAY and changed the screen resolution
and now we cannot access anything as the screen displays out of range or fuzzy lines we are using a vga monitor, could someone please help i need to find a way to change the settings back.
 

A:Screen resolution

Welcome to TSG

See if this thread at the bottom can help you
 

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QUESTION 1: I can't adjust my screen resolution. I've done the properties, screen display thing, but my slider will not move. I'm stuck on medium 16 bit color quality and 640 to 480 pixels. Before I re-installed all my software due to corrupt files, I was able to use the slider bar and have higher color. Why can't I do it now? Did I forget to install something.

QUESTION 2: This one might have to do with the first, but I'm not sure. My Internet explorer won't totally fit on my screen. I have to keep sliding the bottom bar over to see the whole page I'm on. I have never had to do this before. Can I fix this?

Thanks for the help.

Nathan

A:Screen resolution

Hello NKEERAN32,

You need to reinstall your graphics drivers.

What is the make/model of your computer.

If you don't have the drivers disc you can download and install it from the manufacturer

website.

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Hi,

I have my screen resolution set to 1680x1080. Mt PC is connected to a Samsung SyncMaster 2030MW via VGA. The problem i have is that sometimes when my computer boots up it loads in a much lower resolution even though i constantly have it set to maximum. Is there any reason why it would be doing this?

Many thanks
 

A:Screen Resolution

It could be a poor connection, 2 of the pins in the VGA style cable are used to 'tell' the PC the resolutions etc the monitor can handle. If they don't connect properly this could cause your problem.

With all power off try removing and reconnecting the VGA connector several times at both ends, this should clean the pins and may improve connectivity.

If that doesn't help I would try a new cable.

EDIT : check all the pins are straight before doing the above !
 

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HP Slimline Desktop - 411-a025na (ENERGY STAR) new yesterday, connected to Samsung TV via HDMI - desktop too big for screen. Tried all resolution fixes shown on web, to no avail. Tried to download latest intel driver from HP site, but system does not meet minimum criteria.  Can't even change resolution on TV to compensate other than 4:3, 16:9 Can anyone help please?

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I just got a new computer with windows 7.
I am using my old monitor, a generic PnP, Nec that worked fine with XP.
I cannot get good resolution. With XP, once set at the highest setting, the icons got smaller and everything was sharper.
That will not happen with W.7. The device manager says it is fine. It doesn't find a better driver. Windows says everything is set optimally. But icons are too big, at 100% and things are slightly out of focus.

A:can't set screen resolution

What is the highest resolution Windows 7 shows in the resolution properties box?
VGA connection I assume?

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Im not too sure if this is the right place to write this. but my laptop went flat, and then i charged it, and it was on the lowest screen resolution possible. i tried 2 change it, but its still horrible, theres no way to put it back to the original resolution. i tried updating drivers and stuff, and some of the stuff u guys write isnt good for ppl hu dont understand computers haha.

please help, it hurts my eyes!

A:Screen Resolution, Help!

Which laptop are you using?
For a laptop you need to use the native display of the screen. This is because the display is made up of liguid crystals and if the setting is wrong the display may look blurred.
Try 1024 x 768.

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HP Slimline Desktop - 411-a025na (ENERGY STAR) new yesterday, connected to Samsung TV via HDMI - desktop too big for screen. Tried all resolution fixes shown on web, to no avail. Tried to download latest intel driver from HP site, but system does not meet minimum criteria.  Can't even change resolution on TV to compensate other than 4:3, 16:9 Can anyone help please?

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