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#1 billmark

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:19 AM

I'm new to laptops, just bought one. I read somewhere that you can run it without the battery installed-just using the power cord. Now my display doesn't fill the screen (not a resolution problem). How do I resize the display?
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:24 AM

Move your cursor to the edge of the screen, hold down on left clicker and move border to fit the screen. Do all four sides of the open window display.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:33 AM

I tried moving the cursor to the top and left clicking and dragging. Nothing happens.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:41 AM

When the cursor is on the edge of the window it will change to different looking symbol. A line with an arrowhead on each end. Once this occurs press down on left clicker and hold down the clicker while moving the edge of the window.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:31 PM

the cursor doesn't change at the edge.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:52 PM

I'm not familiar with laptop screens, so help me out here. Do you have some buttons on your screen? On my monitor, the display screen size can be adjusted with buttons on the monitor itself.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:59 PM

Are you using Windows XP2 or another operating system such as Mac?
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:00 PM

I'm using XP2. No, there are no controls on the monitor. The only controls I see are for brightness and contrast.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:17 PM

To clarify, when you move the cursor slowly across the window border, the cursor doesn't change appearance?
This change in appearance needs to happen before holding down the left clicker.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:31 PM

Also to clarify:

The display you are talking about is for the screen display including the desktop, not a window right? I'm assuming from your description that there is a black border around your screen between the display and the actual physical frame. Am I right?

You mentioned you had some controls for brightness and contrast, is there a menu button for the monitor?

What brand of laptop and monitor do you have?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:59 AM

it's a Dell laptop. yes, there is a black border about 1.5 inches on all sides.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:38 AM

A Dell what? Can you provide the product name and model number?

Example: Inspiron 3700

There has to be some place where you can change the monitor display settings. Once the location is identified, solving the display problem will be a piece of cake.

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