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January 10, 2005 4:50:41 AM

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When I first switched from a Windows Me computer to a Windows XP one, I
kept the same monitor. I got to a point where I noticed that all the
windows were too big for the monitor screen. I noticed that my hand and
eye were being burdened because half of the close button and scrollbars
would be invisible on the right edge of the window, and the first one
or two words of text would be invisible on the left edge of the window.
I do'nt remember if the problem was triggered by monkeying around in
display-properties-appearance.

This problem was solved for me through the monitor controls, buttons on
the computer monitor. Apparently there are no controls inside the XP to
solve this problem.

The buttons on my MultiSync 75 computer monitor solved the problem by
themselves. These are select, negative reset, and positive reset. You
do not need to combine these with keyboard input to solve the windows
larger than screen problem.

The + and - buttons move you from control to control when the box used
to alter a control's settings is closed; they alter the controls's
setting when a box used to alter a control is open. the select button
opens the monitor controls window, and opens and closes the settings
boxes for individual controls.

My false memory was that these controls combine with keyboard input
such as tab space and up and down strokes.

Device Manager and Hardware Manager in XP revealed that the monitor's
driver was unnecessary and unloaded. I loaded this driver off the net
to no avail--the windows were still too big for the monitor screen.

I looked up the monitor and the screen size in HP help and on the net
but came up with zilch. HP Help featured a monitor test, this showed
nothing wrong.

This all may sound somewhat foolish but people, I for one, tend to
misplace user manuals for machines such as monitors bought long ago. I
could not find any Multisync 75 computer monitor manuals on the net. I
had not had to adjust the monitor for ages.

Sometimes there is a tendency to assume that all can be controlled with
the computer, that the computer keyboard is always important, that the
difficult solution will be the right one, and that something is wrong
in a complex way.
--


David Virgil Hobbs
http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
January 10, 2005 9:52:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Lower your screen resolution from say 1024x768 to 800x600. You have to
choose one that your monitor can handle via the video drivers (you are using
Windows XP video drivers from the video board's manufacturer - right?).

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


<vincemoon@rcn.com> wrote in message
news:1105350641.498762.274660@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
>
> When I first switched from a Windows Me computer to a Windows XP one, I
> kept the same monitor. I got to a point where I noticed that all the
> windows were too big for the monitor screen. I noticed that my hand and
> eye were being burdened because half of the close button and scrollbars
> would be invisible on the right edge of the window, and the first one
> or two words of text would be invisible on the left edge of the window.
> I do'nt remember if the problem was triggered by monkeying around in
> display-properties-appearance.
>
> This problem was solved for me through the monitor controls, buttons on
> the computer monitor. Apparently there are no controls inside the XP to
> solve this problem.
>
> The buttons on my MultiSync 75 computer monitor solved the problem by
> themselves. These are select, negative reset, and positive reset. You
> do not need to combine these with keyboard input to solve the windows
> larger than screen problem.
>
> The + and - buttons move you from control to control when the box used
> to alter a control's settings is closed; they alter the controls's
> setting when a box used to alter a control is open. the select button
> opens the monitor controls window, and opens and closes the settings
> boxes for individual controls.
>
> My false memory was that these controls combine with keyboard input
> such as tab space and up and down strokes.
>
> Device Manager and Hardware Manager in XP revealed that the monitor's
> driver was unnecessary and unloaded. I loaded this driver off the net
> to no avail--the windows were still too big for the monitor screen.
>
> I looked up the monitor and the screen size in HP help and on the net
> but came up with zilch. HP Help featured a monitor test, this showed
> nothing wrong.
>
> This all may sound somewhat foolish but people, I for one, tend to
> misplace user manuals for machines such as monitors bought long ago. I
> could not find any Multisync 75 computer monitor manuals on the net. I
> had not had to adjust the monitor for ages.
>
> Sometimes there is a tendency to assume that all can be controlled with
> the computer, that the computer keyboard is always important, that the
> difficult solution will be the right one, and that something is wrong
> in a complex way.
> --
>
>
> David Virgil Hobbs
> http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2005 10:50:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

adjust the size and height settings of the monitor (the buttons on the monitor
itself).

<vincemoon@rcn.com> wrote in message
news:1105350641.498762.274660@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
>
> When I first switched from a Windows Me computer to a Windows XP one, I
> kept the same monitor. I got to a point where I noticed that all the
> windows were too big for the monitor screen. I noticed that my hand and
> eye were being burdened because half of the close button and scrollbars
> would be invisible on the right edge of the window, and the first one
> or two words of text would be invisible on the left edge of the window.
> I do'nt remember if the problem was triggered by monkeying around in
> display-properties-appearance.
>
> This problem was solved for me through the monitor controls, buttons on
> the computer monitor. Apparently there are no controls inside the XP to
> solve this problem.
>
> The buttons on my MultiSync 75 computer monitor solved the problem by
> themselves. These are select, negative reset, and positive reset. You
> do not need to combine these with keyboard input to solve the windows
> larger than screen problem.
>
> The + and - buttons move you from control to control when the box used
> to alter a control's settings is closed; they alter the controls's
> setting when a box used to alter a control is open. the select button
> opens the monitor controls window, and opens and closes the settings
> boxes for individual controls.
>
> My false memory was that these controls combine with keyboard input
> such as tab space and up and down strokes.
>
> Device Manager and Hardware Manager in XP revealed that the monitor's
> driver was unnecessary and unloaded. I loaded this driver off the net
> to no avail--the windows were still too big for the monitor screen.
>
> I looked up the monitor and the screen size in HP help and on the net
> but came up with zilch. HP Help featured a monitor test, this showed
> nothing wrong.
>
> This all may sound somewhat foolish but people, I for one, tend to
> misplace user manuals for machines such as monitors bought long ago. I
> could not find any Multisync 75 computer monitor manuals on the net. I
> had not had to adjust the monitor for ages.
>
> Sometimes there is a tendency to assume that all can be controlled with
> the computer, that the computer keyboard is always important, that the
> difficult solution will be the right one, and that something is wrong
> in a complex way.
> --
>
>
> David Virgil Hobbs
> http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon
>
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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
January 26, 2010 9:12:53 PM

This happend to me as well after I reinstalled Windows XP Professional on my Dell desktop. After doing some research online I found that I needed to reinstall the video drivers. I installed them from the Dell website. You simply go to your computer's manufacturer website and search for video drivers or monitor drivers and install the driver updates.
November 3, 2010 12:31:44 AM

Try GiMeSpace Desktop Extender, it will allow you to work smoothly with windows that are bigger then your screen.
Enjoy!
Kees
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