I don't recall any recent change before this issue, but everytime I start my computer, all my icons go to the left side of the screen. I temporarily downloaded a software to reset my icons when I start the computer, but I don't want to keep on having to go through this all the time. I tried the regedit...that didn't work. I tried right clicking the desktop and resetting them there...that doesn't work.
I have just mounted a Samsung solid state drive 830 series in my Sony Vaio VGN-SZ laptop and have installed Windows 7 Home Premium. The screen size is too small. Maximum resolution obtainable is 1024x768. How can I increase the screen size?
When I turn on the screen of my PC I get weird shapes all over the screen. Some of them are coloured, some are grey but they appear on all programmes, including a Word blank page and the desktop page. Some of them flash, some of them change shape, ut they are all pixel shaped within the boxes. There are also some strange 'squiggly' marks on the screen. When I opened Windows mail, the left hand side of the screen was completely black and it didn't show any of my messages. As I'm typing this message, I've got grey boxes which change shape as I type and it's covering some of the text.
I have installed Word 2007, the problem I have is that when I want to type something the blank page always appears to the left of my screen. This is frustrating me as I like to type with the page in the middle of the screen.
I'm having this very strange problem on my PC which i recently formatted to start from scratch.I'm running Windows 7 64bit and everytime I open a page in a browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) the actual page appears very small in the top left hand corner of the window...I'm also having this problem when using Skype.I get the feeling this may have something to do with my resolution....?I never used to have this problem before formatting.
I'm having this very strange problem on my PC which i recently formated to start from scratch.I'm running Windows 7 64bit and everytime I open a page in a browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) the actual page appears very small in the top left hand corner of the window.I'm also having this problem when using Skype.I get the feeling this may have something to do with my resolution....?I never used to have this problem before formatting.
I'm used to W7 remembering the last known positions of all of my open windows, but lately (and I can't recall what change may have prompted this) every window opens in a maximized state, and upon restoring it, always sizes down to the default window size, jammed right into the upper-left corner of the screen.
I want to view multiple windows side by side across the screen, and it kind of works, with a few issues.The first is that it never includes the window in which I am running Firefox, it will arrange every other window side by side and leave the browser window open at the original size across the whole lot. The second is I can't work out a way to say view windows side by side but exclude some - I want to snap my browser windows and a couple of other things which receive regular updates to the best possible use of the screen, but ignore windows running utilities, email, etc. Is there a way to say place some windows side by side without having to shut down and reopen the ones I'm not interested in viewing on side by side?
The third is, is there any way to specify the order in which I want it to display the windows? I get them in all kinds of random orders and even if I drag them around to be almost exactly where I want them, if I use the "side by side" they jump into different orders - I want Firefox to the left, IE to the right (they fulfil different view functions for me) and the other program in the middle. There seems to be no way for me to tell the system I want them lined up like that. Will I have to line things up on the screen manually if I want them like that? It's not always the same programs so I don't want to start incorporating commands to force them to run in certain sizes and locations.
I am having a strange issue that appears to be related to my video driver, settings, etc.
I play several different video games on my PC and each one of them has the option to play in Windowed mode or Full Screen mode. Until recently switching a game to full screen mode made it fill up the entire window. In the last day or so, something has changed where now the game doesn't re-size itself when in full-screen mode. Instead, it stays the same size and a black border is drawn around all four sides. To make things ever weirder... it doesn't do this on all my games, but it does it on most.
Here are some screenshots to demonstrate the issue more clearly.
Regular Windowed Mode Full Screen Mode
I have tried everything I can to fix it but I am stumped. I have changed various settings for each game but nothing has worked. I have also looked around at the settings in Windows 7 but I couldn't find anything that fixed it.
I've got a Vaio VPCEB4C with ATI radeon mobility 5650. The native resolution is 1920x1080. My problem is when I change the resolution to 1680x1050 a black bar appears on each side of the screen and only on that resolution.
I am having issues with windows 7 after a fresh install of Ultimate 32 bit. I currently get a black bar on the right hand side of my screen when set at the native resolution of 1440 X 900 or any other widescreen resolution for that matter. Any non widescreen resolution works fine. I have tried several different versions of drivers for both graphics card and monitor. Have tried using the aspect ratio settings in nvidia control panel. Even updated motherboard drivers e.t.c. Have tried the onboard chipset and even an older graphics card but just cant get rid of the black bar.
I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista and when the upgrade was complete my screen shrunk and has 2 inches of space on each side--Yikes. I opened my Lightroom 2.5 program and my pictures are really screwy looking. IS THERE A WAY TO EXPAND THE SCREEN TO FIT THE ENTIRE MONITOR---hope this isn't a stupid question, I searched long to try and figure this out.
Currently when moving the taskbar to the left side, the thinnest you can make it is to have 2 system icons side by side on the bottom. I'm trying to get the taskbar to have show only 1 system icon. I've discovered through trial and error a way to have this happen but it isn't a permanent fix.Here are the steps:1.) Make the taskbar as thin as it will go normally.2.) Lock the taskbar, turn on auto-hide, and turn on small icons3.) Open up a full screen game. (I've only had it work with War3-Frozen Throne and Starcraft. Didn't work with CS:S
Well, on the lower left side of the taskbar, there are icon that make it convenient for you to go in for example "Internet explorer"... How do I customize the icon that appear here? I would like a "desktop page" icon and a "my document" icon to appear here.
*Insert token disclaimer about not knowing if this is the correct forum for this* It looks like it so I'll go with it.
I've got a problem that popped up the other night when I decided I wanted to restore my system to a previous time due to a BSOD I received and had a feeling it was due to CCleaner.
Regardless, I'm now unable to see my E: drive, as shown in the screenshot, on the left side of Explorer under Computer. It shows up fine in the main window there but not on the side. I can't even rename it, I had it named previously.
I have run into this problem before and maybe there is a simple way to address it but if so I'm in the dark (I hate when that happens).The problem is that my laptop screen is very small and, like the situation tonight and other nights - I am installing a program and I have to click "Accept" to finish up and I can't see the "Accept" Link. If I move the window I see it is there but I cannot access it with the window displayed normally.I don't see any scroll bar either on the side to allow me to move further down the page.
how the left window reacts when I select a folder.
If I have a long list of folders in the left window and I click on the small arrow to the left of a folder, it is supposed to show the list of sub-folders that are in the selected folder.
It does but here is my problem. Lets say the folder that I select is in the middle of the left window. When I click on the small arrow, Windows Explorer shifts the folder list down so that the selected folder is near the bottom of the window. Generally I can only see one of the sub-folders. And then I have to use the slider to move the selected folder up so I can see more than one sub-folder.
I wish it would leave the folder where it was and show as many sub-folders as possible underneath the selected folder.