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Monitor Resolution not suitable

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#1 infected mqan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

Hello BC community! I'm back with anoother newb question:
I just set up an old PC, plugged it in with my monitor, and the Resolution is not suitable. All the icons and text are waaay too small(can barely read anything on the screen).
Now I know you can right click the desktop>goto Settings>and change the resolution. But when I do that, it makes my desktop stretched, and I can't get it to fit my monitor right. I can either adjust it so the desktop is stretched to big for my monitor, or as it is right now- too small.(black space around desktop, can send mouse around desktop into the black space).

Long story short, my question is:
If I change my resolution to the size of my choice, and then restart- will it readjust so it fits the monitor?


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:10 AM

Hi Mitch -
You now know to 'Right click on an open area of the desktop' to access the settings menu. The routine is usually as follows -

Right click > Select Properties > Select Appearance > Select Advanced - There is a Dropdown Menu in the middle of the box.
Click on this and select Icon and beside that select a size between 30 and 40, (mine is set at 40 currently), under that I have Font size set to 8.
Under "Desktop" I have "Bliss" set as background, and the setting is for 'Stretch' .
Under " Settings" I have Screen resolution set to 1280 by 1024 pixels. There is a Tab that says "Apply" so do not forget to click on that each time.
You will need to reboot for the settings to apply, also follow any prompts you get while adjusting these settings.
Always post back if you have other problems .

Thank You -

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