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Q: Adjusting screen size

I installed 8 on my wife's laptop, she plays several games through FB, She has to lower the screen size to 75% to play Words w Friends. There is no place to do this when FB has been pinned to the Start. Any suggestions.

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I have vista now and on some of the web pages the text is verry small allmost unreadable.
If I change the text size it only increases the size by a marginal ammount.
then when i go to a diffrent web site the text is very large.
Tried zooming and changing fonts, but still no impovement.
the new monitor is a hp2007 20". would it have to do withe resilution.
Thanks Dave

A:adjusting font size

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Originally Posted by dcb


I have vista now and on some of the web pages the text is verry small allmost unreadable.
If I change the text size it only increases the size by a marginal ammount.
then when i go to a diffrent web site the text is very large.
Tried zooming and changing fonts, but still no impovement.
the new monitor is a hp2007 20". would it have to do withe resilution.
Thanks Dave





Good morning dcb. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support forum - Vista!

I would suggest that you first check the Device Manager and look for any yellow or red signs indicative of a driver issue.

Also check the display settings and related functions such as the resolution and flicker rate. I have enclosed a screen shot with instructions to get to the Display Settings screen.

I don't have anything else for you at this time; however, should I come across and applicable information, I will certainly pass it on.

One question, though, you said that SOME web pages are smaller? Not all?

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Vista, please start a new thread for new subject matter.

Regards. . .

JCGriff2

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I know that there have been a number of posts on this subject none of which, unfortunately, have helped.

I have downloaded and installed Microsoft's SyncToy 2.1 and found it to be very useful, but I cannot adjust any of the prog's default window settings. In most cases this would not be a major problem. Here however, when certain windows open, menu buttons are out-of-sight below the bottom of the screen requiring that the window must be shifted vertically to access them.

I have tried all the Tutorial tips, but with no success. Guidance would be much appreciated.

A:Adjusting default window size

Maybe during installation there was a glitch and some bytes of a file were dropped. Try uninstalling then re-installing. Can you press the CTRL>+or-keys to size the page?
Regards,
Gil777t

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I have an HP Pavillion Slimline with a Windows 7 operating system. Unlike previous computers, everything has been fine for the past year or so. Any little problems I have found easy to correct. But recently my printer started printing everything in a larger font. I've tried everything I know to change this, such as print preferences, properties, preview, etc. with no luck. Can anyone advise?
 

A:Adjusting font size when printing

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I'm trouble shooting an issue I'm having with my DVD drive, it's just not reading the DVD. It reads other DVDs fine, and the DVDs I'm trying to run works fine on other systems.

I have some instructions to do what I want to try, but it seems they're for Windows 9x, so the option isn't in the same place as XP.

In the event that your CD-ROM drive cannot read the CD, you may want to reduce the buffer and optimization settings on your CD-ROM drive. To do this, right-click on My Computer. Select Properties, select the Performance tab, select the File System, and select CD-ROM. Decrease the Supplemental Cache Size and set the optimization to No Read-Ahead.

I looked around the web for a little bit, and I can't find anything similar for XP. Help anyone?
Thanks.
 

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I am one of a handful of network administrators in a medium sized business network. We try to give everyone a good degree of freedom, and as such everyone gets poweruser privilages. This, ofcourse, creates spyware problems that we are presently flighting. We use Windows roaming profiles for everyone, and that seems to be working pretty well. The one major issue is that we upgraded to NAV Corprate 9.0 recently, and with it's new "threat detector" (looks for spyware related files) it's been tripping over these junk spyware files left in the IE cache part of each profiles (which isn't saved back the server). It's pretty handy to know what machines have issues ahead of time. Our procedure seems pretty standard for spyware cleanup. Restart in safemode with networking, delete all roaming profiles from the machine (saves tons of time on the scans), load up Ad-Aware and clean, load up spybot and do the same, then schedule daily updates and immunizations with spybot. The problem comes when deleting the profiles; With the default allocated cache size of 10% of the disk capacity, we are seeing these files come over 1Gig+ for each profile. This is a huge time drain to watch crap get deleted, so I want to figure out how to reduce the cache to something reasonable, like 50megs.

I am fairly certian that the cache size is not being determined by some sort of config file in the profile, as it seems to vary from machine to machine (we run Dell 150's through ... Read more

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Clicking View> Text Zoom allows one to adjust the text size. The default is 100%.

How can I set the default to a different size than 100%?
 

A:Adjusting default text size in Netscape 7

Thanks for the reply; but, the browser I am using is mentioned in the title of the post.
 

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I have had my laptop for nearly half a year now and I just recently found an HDMI cable in an old junk box that can be connected from my widescreen Samsung DLP to my Laptop. The problem is that when I set my TV to be the main display the task bar does not fit on screen and I can barely see it. Another problem is when I play my games or watch videos they also appear to be bigger then what my screen is. I cant even see the exit or minus button when I make my windows/browsers in full screen. I have tried changing the screen resolution, but that doesn't work either. I then thought it might be my TV but it does not give my the option to change its aspect ratio.

I there solution to my little problem? Like a download or a program that is naturally in the computer that can adjust the aspect ratio (not resolution) manually for extended displays? And the resolution is on its recommended settings by the way.

A:I need help with adjusting my screen.

What is the graphics card on your laptop? Both AMD and nVidia cards have overscan options in their software which should give you the capability to adjust your display size manually until it fits. Also check that you're outputting the correct resolution for your TV.

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Until recently, I was always able to adjust my monitor's screen resolution. Now whenever I try to adjust it to 2048 by 1536 pixels (the most resolution), I get an error message that says:

OUT OF FREQUENCY

HF: 95.4 kHz
VF: 60.0 Hz

OPERATING FREQUENCY

HF: 30-70 kHz
VF: 50-160 Hz

What does all this mean? Why can't I do something simple like set my screen resolution?

Help would be appreciated... thanks.
 

A:Adjusting screen resolution

That's a pretty high resolution. Sometimes resolutions are listed that a monitor doesn't support. Where you able to set it there before?
 

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How can I change my default resolution on my monitor so it doesn't everyday

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I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number

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Hi! My Lenovo Yoga 710 14-IKB is now stuck on medium brightness and I can´t change it. I have tried to disable and enable generic PhP drivers and rebooting. Brightness adjusting was working fine 3 hours ago but now when I booted up my laptop, it wasn´t working.

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well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.

Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:V570 - screen still bright after adjusting the bar...

I've updated your post with the V570 model number based on your prior forum postings.  I assume that the V570 is the model you are referring to in this post?
 
As for your issue I have one suggestion.... have you tried disabling the Adaptive Brightness setting in Windows if available?  Here is a link that explains how.....
 
http://lifehacker.com/disable-windows-annoying-adaptive-brightness-feature-on-1567886994

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Hi everyone!
I have a problem when i start using Win7 and adjust my screen resolution...
when i adjust the resolution to 1206x682 or higher, the whole windows become larger and eventually become larger than my screen. So i can see only part of my taskbar. However, this will not happen when i use XP.
Is this normal?
At this time i can't use any video editing software as they require 1024x768 or higher resolution, what should i do?
Sorry for my poor English. I am still an English learner.
thanks!

UPDATE-----
when i set to a higher resolution in XP, the icons are smaller and the size of the windows doesnt change. But when i do this in 7, the size of icons doesnt change but the whole windows become larger.
SCREENSHOT-----
In 1820x720: (im using a Chinese Win7)

but in 1206x682:

A:Problem when adjusting screen resolution

Hi Son, welcome to the forums Hereis a link to the drivers for you're video card NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL if you post a little more info on you're system we may be able to help you further

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I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.
 

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away
 

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Hey Friends,
I have Samsung Sync 15000:1 19' inch LCD Monitor with Native Resolution of 1600x900 & Windows 7 is installed in my PC.
Last time i was playing GTA & Suddenly PC Switched off Automatically due to Power cut.
After that i started PC & saw that 1600x900 Resolution is going out of screen.... & i cant even Adjust it through Monitor Buttons!!!
I Tried System Restore but even that didnt Helped
I changed Graphic Card of NVidea 9400GT to GeForce 7025 & yet 1600x900 is going out of screen
& now only 1280x1024 Resolution can be adjusted to see everything Properly........ But its not as sharp as 1600x900 was
i want that back!!! Can anyone tell me Solution?????
Even Re Installing Graphic Drivers Didn't Help me!!

A:Problem in Adjusting Screen Resolution

Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor installed?

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Hey guys,
I've been looking for a program to adjust my screen resolution. I'm connecting my computer to a TV, unfortunately either my graphics card or the TV suck. I used to have a program with which I was able to set my custom screen resolution. Does anyone know of such a program?

Thanks in advance!

A:Program for adjusting screen resolution

try this one

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/qres.html

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So I bought a new netbook for work travel recently and loaded a program that I need to use. Program runs fine and all, however the prescribed screen resolution for the program is 1024x768 and the netbook (with Windows 7 HE and an Intel GMA 3150) doesn't seem to want to go past 1024x600. Does anyone perhaps have a thought or a way to get 7 to display more here? I don't mind if I even just need to scroll around to get to all the material, but right now its just cutting off part of the program making it impossible to work on some of it.

A:Adjusting Netbook Screen Resolution

Hi Orion3,

While your 1024x768 program is a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024x600 is a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) as many netbooks have. I'm pretty sure that if 600 is the maximum pixel height it can display but you still need to match the 4:3 aspect ratio program, then you'll have to go down to 800x600 rather than up. Try that and let me know how it works.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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AOC 2353 monitor, on windows 7 has a recommended resolution of 1920 by 1080

when it is set here I notice even the desktop boots up quick and efficient. opposed to when it is set at 1600 by 900. which is best on the eyes.

problem with 1920 by 1080 is that the folders and print are far too minute to see.

this is with Intel onboard video, from the processor.

is there a way to expand the text and folders? browsers can be zoomed

would having a video card help?
 

A:adjusting screen resolution - AOC monitor

If you go into the advanced display settings, you can increase the size of items and fonts and can "bold" the text.
I've got bad eyes, so I do this every time I set up one of my computers after I install the Windows operating system.

The native resolution for my 27" monitors is 1920 X 1080.
This is an example of what my desktop looks like after changing the display settings.
As you can see, the icons and text are noticeably larger and bolder than they would be from using the default settings.
(click image to enlarge and view it)

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After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.

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I am having trouble adjusting the screen display. For example, on this screen where it says Home Podcast or Forum Rules, the lines are squeezed together so the lines overlap each other. Can someone help me adjust the screen display so I get a more realistic image? It is an adjustment issue but I do not know what to adjust or how to adjust the image.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Here are the screen image details and monitor info's.

General Information :
Product ID : ACR024E
Model : V213HL
Serial Number : LSJ0D0018513
Manufacture : Week 5of2012
Video Input Type : Analogic
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 48 cm / 29 cm
Monitor Size : 22.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Gamma Factor : 2.2
DPMS Active-Off : No
DPMS Suspend : Yes
DPMS Standby : Yes
EDID Version : 1.3

Features :
Maximum Resolution : 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal frame rate : 31 - 83 kHz
Vertical frame rate : 56 - 76 Hz
Bandwidth : 170 MHz
 

A:Having Trouble Adjusting Screen Image

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Hello,

I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.
 

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my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen brightness after i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1, i ve tried the update driver option to basic display adapter, it didnt work. i ve also tried changing monitor from non-PnP to PnP monitor, yet it didnt work, please i need help to correct this issue, cos my screen brightness just remained at highest, it will not be adjusted and this drains my battery faster than ever before. i will be grateful for any help i'ld get.

A:my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen bri...

Have you installed Acer Quick Access?http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/Quick%20Access/Quick%20Access_Acer_2.00.3006_W10...

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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.

What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.

I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.

Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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My eyes are getting pretty old but I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am having trouble seeing the small fonts on my mail, facebook etc. When I go to make it bigger by right clicking on my desktop, selecting personalize, display settings... but every setting I use distorts the picture. What is a good setting for people who need a little bit bigger writing? Or is there a better way?

A:Adjusting screen setting for poor eyes

Hey, welcome, try this. press control key and press the plus key til you see the size you want, when done, press control key and the 0 key to put back at your original setting . Post back if this works for you.

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Dear people i am in trouble!

I just installed windows XP Professional on my compaq p.c, However when i went into right click Properties and went into screen adjusting it crashed and came up on my computer screen no signal! and as i try and restart it its fine then before i come onto my desktop it goes black and says no signal!!
I dont know what the problem is or what to do?, can anyone help?
 

A:XP Professional Crashed after adjusting screen settings in property

Press and release F8 continually as soon as you power up the PC, this will get you to a menu, select 'Enable VGA mode' and press Enter.

Once at the desktop change the Display settings back to ones that worked before then reboot normally and you should be ok.
 

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Hello guys, I am not seeing the 'screen brightness' adjustment on this pc though? Normally it would be at the bottom of the Power Plan window. Pressing the FN key and using the up and down arrows or f4 or f5 keys doesn't do it either, help?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Adjusting screen brightness?

mikehende,Reinstall the video card drivers. You may also want to install the chipset drivers first, reboot the machine and then reinstall the video card drivers.

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I have Win XP SP2, all updated, Word 2002, SP3.

Choosing say A4 for page setup, setting it to 100% and viewing as Print layout, at 100% used to give a screen size page which was actually equal to A4 ie 21cm x 29.7cm.

For some time now, the screen size is now larger than that - the ruler at the top and bottom shows the marking as being 21cm x 29.7cm, but the cm units on the ruler are marked off at larger than cm units, consequently the screen size page is larger than actual.

This is annoying as it is not an accurate representation of the page layout for things on the page relative to each other.

Any ideas what has caused this and how to fix?
 

A:Page size on view menu doesn't match screen size

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If you have a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 whats your browser window size?

its obviously not 1366 x 768

is there a way to see this for other screen sizes?

A:Screen size and browser size?

If you want the renderale size, this can be grabbed by a quick bit of javascript accessing the window.screen property (for example). There are other ways as well.

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I have a suspicion that I am missing something very basic indeed. But if I don't ask, I won't know.

When I download images from my digital camera and view them, they show a certain amount of content. When I print them, usually in 6x4 format, a small part of the image gets chopped off - usually the top of someone's head! Could someone please tell me how I can ensure that what I print is what appears on the screen without reducing the content of the original image?

Many thanks
 

A:Print size is different from screen size

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I have new Dell Windows 8.1, IE, and using older 2010 office (word). When I write or create something on Word, it doesn't match the actual 8 x 11" page, and I always have to guess and see if the size is right. When I print, the sizes are never the same. I need to compare both of them exactly, so that I can see the right size on the screen. How can I do this? I have tried many many possibilities but never seem to work. Thanks!
 

A:page size on screen doesn't match normal 8x11 page size

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got a old computer that im trying to sort out.

its running windows xp

i have adjusted the resolution and everything is either so large you cant realy focus on it properly or it seems like the actual screen has got a magnifine glass on it, i have to push the mouse to the edge of the screen to see what else is there.

does anyone know how to fix this???

(adjusting resolution doesent work i have already tried it.)

A:how do you adjust the screen size without haveing to scroll round the screen

When you mentioned that you've adjusted the resolution, I'm presuming that you mean the adjustment in the PC by means of the control panel > display. If this is what you have done with no joy, why don't you try the adjustments on the monitor. All monitors have adjustment controls but they all differ in the way that you gain access to it,.. just have a look at the front of the monitor just below the screen,.. there should be a knob or dial that is pushed or turned to scroll through the adjustment menu. Another suggestion is to try another monitor,.. they are quite cheap for second hand units, maybe $10 to $20.

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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I'm using my mother's Toshiba Laptop while I am visiting.  I placed a link to Outlook on the Favourites Bar so I could get to my emails.
From that, I placed a Shortcut on the desktop.
When I open Outlook from the Favourites Bar, it opens full screen.
If I open it from the Desktop, from the shortcut icon, I get a screen that is @ 2/3 of a screen, that I then have to maximise to read.
From memory in the long distant past, I had this issue before with W7 when I used it but I can't remember how to fix it.
 
Pulling the screen out to the edges, then using "Exit" instead of  X, doesn't fix the issue.
 
Anyone got any idea how to stop this and have it open full screen every time?
thanks
Hoges  

A:Outlook opens in 2/3 screen size, not full screen.

Hi Hoges This kind of issue is always tiring, because you don't know what will work in order to fix it. To be honest, there's no "actual" fix to that, it really depends of the system, program used, etc. There's a few tricks mentionned in the thread below for that issue, if you want to give them a try:https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_vista/how-to-make-internet-shortcut-open-maximized/b2a0b8ae-ce6d-47bb-99fc-7080e88ccac3To be honest, the one that might work the best is the shortcut of the browser that opens directly on the website, and where you'll check the Run Windows Maximized box.

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My laptop suddenly has a black bar on the right side (about four inches of black) and a thin band of black (about an inch) on the bottom. It's as if the entire screen just got smaller and shifted up a little and over to the left. The area of the screen I can work in is now much smaller. I can't do anything in the black areas, not even move the cursor into them. Also, Start button has a smeared blue streak on the bottom of it which extends to the bottom of the screen. Everything else seems to be functioning properly.

I have checked the screen resolution and it says 1024x768. The only other option it allows me to change it to is 800x600. I'm not very tech savvy, but can find my way around a computer with clear instructions.

Here is my lapto's info:
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3998 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292470 MB, Free - 191324 MB; D: Total - 12770 MB, Free - 2023 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3602, 02.22, CNF91624Q5
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Screen size shrunk! Thick black bar on right of screen!

I would recommend updating your video card driver from here.

You could also try: Right click on the desktop and then click on screen resolution and then change the resolution to something different and then change it back to 1024x768.

I hope this helps,

JB
 

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Sony VAIO

Model
PCV-W20

Processor
1.80 GHz1 Intel® Pentium® 4

Hard Disk Drive
60 GB2, ATA-100

Standard Memory (RAM)
512 MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM

Graphics
SiS 650 integrated graphics

Okay, So I've had this computer for 4 1/2 years, it actually runs pretty good still. I wanted to extend it's life a little longer and get rid of some clutter so I formated my hard drive and was going to reinstall Windows XP.

The "Recovery CD's" that I have for my system aren't working. I don't know why. So I used another copy of XP that I had and it's all up and running now. Only problem, the monitor drivers are on the Recovery CD's and now I'm stuck with a 800x600 screen resolution on a wide screen monitor.

The specs I have, give the monitor as being 15.3" wide. I don't know where this number came from. Here's what I got from actually measuring:

13.25" : 7.75"
(1.7 : 1) or (16 : 9.4)

So the closest standard screen resolution for this is (1280×768) I think, which is a ratio of
(16 : 9.6)

*NOTE* This is a built in Monitor. It's a Desktop/Laptop Hybrid of sorts.

And yes, I have checked my Display Properties, it only lets me select 800 by 600 pixels, I can't slide the bar down or anything.

So how do I "stretch" my screen resolution out?

Thank You to anyone who can help me out with this.
 

A:Screen Res. NOT EQUAL to Screen Size

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Hi PPL,

Hope someone can help ive got a problem with a SONY Netbook running windows XP, everything was fine until i deceided to refomat and do a fresh install.

Now i only have half the screen size in the window centre and black around ....... ive checked display settings and resolution but still wont change it

Help plz

Thanks in advance for any info
 

A:Screen Size Help ????

You would need to go to the sony website support section
and download and install the hardware drivers for your model
including the graphics driver.
 

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When I open Microsoft Internet Explorer, it opens on about 3/4 of the screen, I have to click on the square box in the right hand corner to get it to open all the way. Give me a clue !!!!!
Fred
 

A:Screen Size

yes........easy sorted.
let your mouse pointer hover on the very corner of the page until it changes to a double ended arrow.......now right click and drag the page to its full size.....the next time you open a window it will be full screen.

good luck
 

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before I start, let me tell you: I already tried changing resolution.

I was on the Internet, when the page froze. I try to use task manager to get rid of it, and then I waited... and nothing. Then I tried logging off. The screen went crazy, and now I have this crazy look where EVERYTHING (icons, windows, the sidebar, you get the idea) is now big. How do I fix this?

A:Screen size

Try changing DPI
DPI Scaling

http://www.ehow.com/how_5062925_chan...ows-vista.html

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I am using XP with service pack 2 on a compaq monitor.. The screen size is bigger than the monitor and I can't get to the toolbars or the start menu and it bows in in the center of the sides like a carnival mirror. I reset the screen resolution to the lowest number and that helped initially, but it stretches out again. the front of the monitor has 3 buttons you can adjust, but the changes don't seem to stay for very long. This is not the biggest problem in the world, but I sure would like to know if there is a simple fix.
 

A:screen size changes

If this is a CRT monitor the adjustments you are looking for are on the monitor itself not in Windows.. The front for buttons and knobs and you will see how to adjust screen size as well as the bowed edge. If they aren't 'staying' then you may be looking for a new monitor in the near future. To make sure it's not the video card if you have a friend that would let you borrow a monitor for a day or so you can see it things hold on it and that will let you know it's the monitor. Good luck
 

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Hello,

I have a problem. My cpu is opening and running fine; however,
my screen is only 1/2 sized. Screen is centered, text is normal sized as
if nothing was wrong, can't move mouse outside of visual 1/2 screen
(can't move mouse into black outside border).
Never seen or heard of this before, please help.
Thank you very much!

A:Screen 1/2 Size

Have you tried adjusting your monitor setting?

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Hiyya all Have just finished my first build a SB set up and new 24" monitor.

Now it (the build) flies almost having to hog tie it to the desk but cannot find a way to get my monitor screen to show the open window in total.

Ie. the fonts are enormous the right hand side of the open screen is way out in the middle of the room somewhere and I have tried all sorts of ways to get it "normal" and getting nowhere. So annoying because the email list is so thin one cannot read the sender or message it's just the first letter and then..........

I thought right click on desktop would come up with something but apart from changing the icon sizes ???????

I'm doing something wrong I know but am stumped as to what.

A:Screen size

Can you post a capture? I cant imagine what it looks like

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As I recall, you stretch it out, then you close it by using the File menu (not the X in the upper right corner) while holding the Ctrl key down.

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