windows 8 screen size issues

so i have my monitor connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine but it cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi my screen gets widened out so the task bar is only half visible and i cant see my desktop programs.does anyone know how to fix this?
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  1. First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)
  2. Gallarian said:
    First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)


    lol its ok here is my pc specs
    gtx 660 driver:geforce 326.41
    intel i5 3570k
    msi z77a g41
    cooler master haf 912
    seagate barracuda 1tb
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    corsair cx500m
    windows 8 64 bit
    and what i mean with the vga thing is my monitor is connected with a vga cable and a hdmi cable i can switch between them using my monitor remote on vga the screen size is fine but cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi its at 1080p but like i said the screen size is spread out so i cant see any of my desktop icons and the bottom task bar.
  3. mistergeforce said:
    Gallarian said:
    First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)


    lol its ok here is my pc specs
    gtx 660 driver:geforce 326.41
    intel i5 3570k
    msi z77a g41
    cooler master haf 912
    seagate barracuda 1tb
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    corsair cx500m
    windows 8 64 bit
    and what i mean with the vga thing is my monitor is connected with a vga cable and a hdmi cable i can switch between them using my monitor remote on vga the screen size is fine but cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi its at 1080p but like i said the screen size is spread out so i cant see any of my desktop icons and the bottom task bar.


    Try with only the hdmi cable.

    arrpee
  4. Anonymous said:
    mistergeforce said:
    Gallarian said:
    First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)


    lol its ok here is my pc specs
    gtx 660 driver:geforce 326.41
    intel i5 3570k
    msi z77a g41
    cooler master haf 912
    seagate barracuda 1tb
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    corsair cx500m
    windows 8 64 bit
    and what i mean with the vga thing is my monitor is connected with a vga cable and a hdmi cable i can switch between them using my monitor remote on vga the screen size is fine but cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi its at 1080p but like i said the screen size is spread out so i cant see any of my desktop icons and the bottom task bar.


    Try with only the hdmi cable.

    arrpee

    when i do that the screen goes black
  5. mistergeforce said:
    Anonymous said:
    mistergeforce said:
    Gallarian said:
    First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)


    lol its ok here is my pc specs
    gtx 660 driver:geforce 326.41
    intel i5 3570k
    msi z77a g41
    cooler master haf 912
    seagate barracuda 1tb
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    corsair cx500m
    windows 8 64 bit
    and what i mean with the vga thing is my monitor is connected with a vga cable and a hdmi cable i can switch between them using my monitor remote on vga the screen size is fine but cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi its at 1080p but like i said the screen size is spread out so i cant see any of my desktop icons and the bottom task bar.


    Try with only the hdmi cable.

    arrpee

    when i do that the screen goes black



    Have you turned off your computer and let it reboot after you removed the VGA cable

    arrpee
  6. Anonymous said:
    mistergeforce said:
    Anonymous said:
    mistergeforce said:
    Gallarian said:
    First of all, please include a comprehensive PC spec list when posting a problem on these forums - without it, helping can be quite difficult.

    Also, please describe your issue in a coherent manner - 'connected to vga and hdmi vga is fine' really doesnt make sense.

    Sorry to sound a jerk, but you gotta help us to help you! :)


    lol its ok here is my pc specs
    gtx 660 driver:geforce 326.41
    intel i5 3570k
    msi z77a g41
    cooler master haf 912
    seagate barracuda 1tb
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    corsair cx500m
    windows 8 64 bit
    and what i mean with the vga thing is my monitor is connected with a vga cable and a hdmi cable i can switch between them using my monitor remote on vga the screen size is fine but cant go up to 1080p and with hdmi its at 1080p but like i said the screen size is spread out so i cant see any of my desktop icons and the bottom task bar.


    Try with only the hdmi cable.

    arrpee

    when i do that the screen goes black



    Have you turned off your computer and let it reboot after you removed the VGA cable

    arrpee

    when i do that it goes back to the hdmi windows 8 where the screen is really streched out
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