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#1 trevorius


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:19 PM

Hi All,
I have a laptop and I have accidentally damaged the bottom third of the screen. The top two thirds work great, but the bottom third just displays colors and is basically useless. I have been using it for some time like this, and overall it works fine. I have moved my Start panel and all that to the top, so I can access everything fine. Most Windows based programs are easily resized so that I can view the whole page, just end up having to use the scroll bar a lot, but some programs and games do not let you resize them. I was wondering if there is a way to actually change the dimensions within Windows of my laptop screen so that the computer thinks my screen is smaller than it actually is...thus just using the 2/3's that I have. I have played around in all the display settings and can't seem to figure anything out. Just wanted to see if anyone out there had any suggestions. Thanks very much.


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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:48 AM

Hello and :thumbsup: to BC

As far as I am currently aware, there is no true method to tricking windows into thinking your screen is smaller than it is, This I am not 100% positive on , and someone might actually know a method but as far as I know... your screen size is automatically figured out by windows, Once you plug in a monitor to the vid card, Or in the case of a laptop , once everything is installed it'll recognize it

the only true way to adjust your monitor to be smaller, And Im not entirely sure if this works for laptops but, On a regular desktop monitor you just fiddle with the veritcal and horizontal height and width using the buttons, and that is one way to make it work wiht only 2/3 of a screen

I would however recommend you get that screen looked at to see if they can replace it and/or fix it though because well, you don't exactly want to have to compensate for that until your entire laptop dies now do you? perosnally I wouldn't. I know the feeling of that, I actually had my cell phone screen crack once so that 2/3 of it were GONE, and I ultimately replaced it fully , because well, it just was really hard to see,

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