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Desktop shrinks on screen when resolution is changed

By sjp ·
I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows XP Pro installed on it. The current display resolution is set to 1400x1050 and looks fine. However, if I set the resolution settings any lower, the desktop will shrink down and not fill the entire screen (in other words, all of the graphics reduce down in size). Also, with the current setting I have(1400x1050), which looks fine, any game I play that calls for a lower resolution will appear in a small window instead of the entire screen. This was not always a problem.

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That's normal

by JimHM In reply to Desktop shrinks on screen ...

Thats a normal occurance - use your monitors control buttons to expand the display ... nothing is broken ... just like if you picked a larger setting the desktop would exceed the display and you would have to adjust it..

Should have a number of dials or buttons to adjust the screen size..

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