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Program screens look weird, hard to explain

Holt82

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Ok, here is the deal. I had to restore Windows Vista with a new hd that got shipped to me from HP and I'm looking at the windows I have open and I don't know what the issue is but the left side of the Google Chrome windows and other programs I have open, on the left side it looks curved, like it's tilted a bit.

Like I said, hard for me to explain, it just doesn't look right as I'm sitting here lol. I know some must be thinking I'm on something but I've compared the screen to another laptop in the home.
 

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mitchell

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#2
Ok, here is the deal. I had to restore Windows Vista with a new hd that got shipped to me from HP and I'm looking at the windows I have open and I don't know what the issue is but the left side of the Google Chrome windows and other programs I have open, on the left side it looks curved, like it's tilted a bit.

Like I said, hard for me to explain, it just doesn't look right as I'm sitting here lol. I know some must be thinking I'm on something but I've compared the screen to another laptop in the home.
Hallo Holt, i dont know if this is of any help but i have been in the same situation on occassion even got a ruler out and measured things up :confused:

What it was for me was the graphics on the wallpaper i was displaying at the time was making my window borders look out of shape.

I dont know if this helps or not but i can assure you i wasnt on anything when it happened to me :D
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad

richc46

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Ok, here is the deal. I had to restore Windows Vista with a new hd that got shipped to me from HP and I'm looking at the windows I have open and I don't know what the issue is but the left side of the Google Chrome windows and other programs I have open, on the left side it looks curved, like it's tilted a bit.

Like I said, hard for me to explain, it just doesn't look right as I'm sitting here lol. I know some must be thinking I'm on something but I've compared the screen to another laptop in the home.
Hallo Holt, i dont know if this is of any help but i have been in the same situation on occassion even got a ruler out and measured things up :confused:

What it was for me was the graphics on the wallpaper i was displaying at the time was making my window borders look out of shape.

I dont know if this helps or not but i can assure you i wasnt on anything when it happened to me :D
I did not know the answer to your question, initially, but now that I have read Mitchells response, I think that he is correct. Try changing the wallpaper that you currently have. If it does not work at first try several other wallpapers. I think that your problem will be resolved.

@Mitchell, good response, for a rather unique problem. I think it deserves rep.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

lil domii

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Why not post a screenshot to explain it better? Press 'PrtSc' on your keyboard an dtype 'paint' into the start menu search and press enter. Press 'Ctrl' + 'V' and your screen shot should come up. save it, and upload it to us via the paperclip icon when you post a message (top right of post box).

And anyway, why not just maximise every program so there are no edges?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

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