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Extended desktop problem

  1. #1


    Googs Guest

    Extended desktop problem

    Hi

    I'm having major difficulties in getting my vista business laptop to
    run correctly with my acer 1916w monitor (17" widescreen). I want to
    use the acer as the main dispay and the laptop as the secondary one,
    and i've configured vista to do just that. It works fine, except that
    the dispay on the acer monitor is wrong, in that if i maximise a
    window then the window stretches beyond the edge of the screen, so
    that the right hand side of the window cannot be seen, only about 1cm
    of it, so that i can barely see the edge of the close button. the
    taskbar is fine, i can see all icons in that, and the display on the
    laptop is fine too.

    here are the settings (using the intel graphics media to control the
    settings):

    monitor 1 - acer 1916w
    color - 3bit
    screen resolution - 1440 x 900
    refresh rate - 60 hertz
    Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)

    monitor 2 - hp 15" widescreen laptop screen
    screen resolution - 1680 x 1050
    rresh rate - 60 hertz
    Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)

    i've tried playing around with the settings but it's no use, i'm still
    missing that 1cm to the right of the screen when i maximise a window
    in the acer monitor. Also, i don't know if it's my imagination, but
    the desktop icons and other icons and toolbars look lot bigger on the
    acer monitor than they did when i ran the monitor off an xp machine.
    Is it possible to change the size of toolbars and icons on the monitor
    without changing it on the laptop screen?

    Thanks.


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  3. #2


    Googs Guest

    Re: Extended desktop problem

    On 27 Mar, 15:17, "Googs" <thegoogs...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I'm having major difficulties in getting my vista business laptop to
    > run correctly with my acer 1916w monitor (17" widescreen). I want to
    > use the acer as the main dispay and the laptop as the secondary one,
    > and i've configured vista to do just that. It works fine, except that
    > the dispay on the acer monitor is wrong, in that if i maximise a
    > window then the window stretches beyond the edge of the screen, so
    > that the right hand side of the window cannot be seen, only about 1cm
    > of it, so that i can barely see the edge of the close button. the
    > taskbar is fine, i can see all icons in that, and the display on the
    > laptop is fine too.
    >
    > here are the settings (using the intel graphics media to control the
    > settings):
    >
    > monitor 1 - acer 1916w
    > color - 3bit
    > screen resolution - 1440 x 900
    > refresh rate - 60 hertz
    > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)
    >
    > monitor 2 - hp 15" widescreen laptop screen
    > screen resolution - 1680 x 1050
    > rresh rate - 60 hertz
    > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)
    >
    > i've tried playing around with the settings but it's no use, i'm still
    > missing that 1cm to the right of the screen when i maximise a window
    > in the acer monitor. Also, i don't know if it's my imagination, but
    > the desktop icons and other icons and toolbars look lot bigger on the
    > acer monitor than they did when i ran the monitor off an xp machine.
    > Is it possible to change the size of toolbars and icons on the monitor
    > without changing it on the laptop screen?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Actually, i just noticed that my toolbar is also stetching out of the
    screen, i can see the volume icon, but not the time.


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  4. #3


    Craig Guest

    Re: Extended desktop problem

    Hi there,

    Have you tried adjusting the monitors viewable settings and shrink the
    horizontal and then move it to the right position that you want?

    Just a thought.

    Cheers
    Craig

    "Googs" <thegoogster@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1175005034.281436.69340@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > I'm having major difficulties in getting my vista business laptop to
    > run correctly with my acer 1916w monitor (17" widescreen). I want to
    > use the acer as the main dispay and the laptop as the secondary one,
    > and i've configured vista to do just that. It works fine, except that
    > the dispay on the acer monitor is wrong, in that if i maximise a
    > window then the window stretches beyond the edge of the screen, so
    > that the right hand side of the window cannot be seen, only about 1cm
    > of it, so that i can barely see the edge of the close button. the
    > taskbar is fine, i can see all icons in that, and the display on the
    > laptop is fine too.
    >
    > here are the settings (using the intel graphics media to control the
    > settings):
    >
    > monitor 1 - acer 1916w
    > color - 3bit
    > screen resolution - 1440 x 900
    > refresh rate - 60 hertz
    > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)
    >
    > monitor 2 - hp 15" widescreen laptop screen
    > screen resolution - 1680 x 1050
    > rresh rate - 60 hertz
    > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)
    >
    > i've tried playing around with the settings but it's no use, i'm still
    > missing that 1cm to the right of the screen when i maximise a window
    > in the acer monitor. Also, i don't know if it's my imagination, but
    > the desktop icons and other icons and toolbars look lot bigger on the
    > acer monitor than they did when i ran the monitor off an xp machine.
    > Is it possible to change the size of toolbars and icons on the monitor
    > without changing it on the laptop screen?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >




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  5. #4


    Googs Guest

    Re: Extended desktop problem

    Hi Craig

    My monitor allows me to change the position of the screen, so i can
    move the screen around, but not shrink the screen so that it fits
    horizontally.

    THanks



    On 27 Mar, 18:12, "Craig" <craigNOSPAMvandergr...@lllow.com> wrote:
    > Hi there,
    >
    > Have you tried adjusting the monitors viewable settings and shrink the
    > horizontal and then move it to the right position that you want?
    >
    > Just a thought.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Craig
    >
    > "Googs" <thegoogs...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1175005034.281436.69340@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Hi

    >
    > > I'm having major difficulties in getting my vista business laptop to
    > > run correctly with my acer 1916w monitor (17" widescreen). I want to
    > > use the acer as the main dispay and the laptop as the secondary one,
    > > and i've configured vista to do just that. It works fine, except that
    > > the dispay on the acer monitor is wrong, in that if i maximise a
    > > window then the window stretches beyond the edge of the screen, so
    > > that the right hand side of the window cannot be seen, only about 1cm
    > > of it, so that i can barely see the edge of the close button. the
    > > taskbar is fine, i can see all icons in that, and the display on the
    > > laptop is fine too.

    >
    > > here are the settings (using the intel graphics media to control the
    > > settings):

    >
    > > monitor 1 - acer 1916w
    > > color - 3bit
    > > screen resolution - 1440 x 900
    > > refresh rate - 60 hertz
    > > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)

    >
    > > monitor 2 - hp 15" widescreen laptop screen
    > > screen resolution - 1680 x 1050
    > > rresh rate - 60 hertz
    > > Aspect ration options - full screen (no border)

    >
    > > i've tried playing around with the settings but it's no use, i'm still
    > > missing that 1cm to the right of the screen when i maximise a window
    > > in the acer monitor. Also, i don't know if it's my imagination, but
    > > the desktop icons and other icons and toolbars look lot bigger on the
    > > acer monitor than they did when i ran the monitor off an xp machine.
    > > Is it possible to change the size of toolbars and icons on the monitor
    > > without changing it on the laptop screen?

    >
    > > Thanks.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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