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    Question Black borders on desktop

    I need some insight into how to correct this problem, if anyone can give me some directions to go in I'd really appreciate it. I am trying to correct this problem on a friend's computer, and I just can't seem to figure it out. I know I've read about this before, and even dealt with it but it's been a long time, and my memory is too short.


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    Could be the monitor resolution....go into control panel, display. Check the monitor display..sometimes at 800x600 you will get the black borders. You will need to increase the settings a notch up.

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    Thanks, Sadie

    but I tried that already. It didn't make a difference.

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    You could try:

    Right click on desktop
    Pick "properties"
    Pick "desktop"
    Under position, pick "stretch"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin View Post
    but I tried that already. It didn't make a difference.
    You clicked apply and it didn't work? (Yeah, I've brainfarted like this before, it's why I'm mentioning it.)

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    That's right, Katk....

    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    You clicked apply and it didn't work? (Yeah, I've brainfarted like this before, it's why I'm mentioning it.)
    It didn't make a difference. I don't know why, but that's what happened.

    Irishmist, I"ll try that next when I see him, but you know I wouldn't have thought of that. I only thought that that would have been for your wallpaper...it's worth a try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist View Post
    You could try:

    Right click on desktop
    Pick "properties"
    Pick "desktop"
    Under position, pick "stretch"
    this only works for wallpaper, i think.

    i have buttons on the front of my monitor that will make the black go away, or it would if i had the patience lol. i just live with the black borders... (on mine they are little arrows, on my old one it was a large button with a bunch of arrows)

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    Mira, that's what I thought too,

    but I haven't had a chance to go back and try it on that computer as the fellow's been away for a few days now.


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    Did ya get it fixed yet? It is probably on the actual monitor buttons. Most have a button somewhere on the case to set the position for horizontal and vertical placement, just like a television set.

    LOL I now see that this has already been suggested hehehe.

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    Smile Hi Animal...

    You know I called this guy two days ago and left a message for him, and he didn't get back to me. He lives here in my building and when I saw him later the next day I asked him if he got my message, and he said he did. He said maybe the NEXT afternoon he'd have me come over because it was really bothering him to have the desktop like that.

    No call...this is the second time he's bugged me for help about something on his computer and just never followed through, so IF and WHEN he calls me, I'll post here if I managed to get it taken care of.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Jovin


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    It sound like it's the monitor options. There should be somewhere on the monitor, front or side, you can push buttons and they will bring up menus for color and alignment. There are options to stretch wider vertically or horizontally and you can slide the desktop up/down/left/right and you can totally expand it.

    You will just need to get on there and push buttons navigate until you get it where you want it.

    If you still can't figure it out...get the name of the monitor and I will find a link w/instructions.

    Also, you may need to download an updated driver, you can get that from the manufacturers website free. Go to the the manufacturer webpage, and look for driver updates, or driver downloads, and see if there is one for that particular model. Download and install.

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    Thank you SO much, Christine!

    I really appreciate that info. The only problem right now is that the guy seems to be just letting this go and I FOUND OUT WHY from another tenant here! Apparently he goes on the computer "for e-mail only"...yeah right...that's what he told me. It turns out that he goes on the computer for PORN! He told the guy that lives in the apartment next to him that he watches it all night and that's why he's reluctant to have me go in and try to do anything. He said that he's got something on there and he can't get it off, and was wondering if that neighbour could help him....he couldn't!

    So, he can keep his black borders for now, I guess. What a joke! Thanks so much, because I'm keeping this information handy in case I need it again for myself or anyone else. I'm really not that good on computers, but people in this building seem to think I know so much, and I keep telling them that I don't.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond to this problem, and hope you have a great day, Christine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin View Post

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond to this problem, and hope you have a great day, Christine.
    Anytime!

    Funny..I work on computers here and there for xtra cash. I charge $75 to do a complete maintenance, I do it cheap becuase it's usually a favor and they let me keep it a few days because I work FT....however, if I get one porn pop up, and I make this clear before I take the computer, I will charge $150, to start. People ruin their computers with that crap. It's like opening the doorway to hell right into your house, IMO! Tat stuff over takes your computer and they are pain in the butt to get all that crap off of there!

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    Christine,

    I live in a seniors apartment complex and I spend so much time helping so many people! It's a daily thing, and I never would charge anyone, even though they keep telling me I should. I just don't know enough about computers. I've had one the better part of ten years, but I honestly only know what I do, and that's it. I just wish they wouldn't keep telling everyone in here that "Dolly knows all about computers!" (That's me.) What a joke.

    I do what I do, and I help them all, and they all seem so happy, but trust me, it's almost a full time job sometimes. One lady is 88 and she is so forgetful, but she enjoys her computer so much now. I do what I can.

    I really am so glad you gave me all that info. I'll make good use of it.
    Thanks,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin View Post
    I live in a seniors apartment complex and I spend so much time helping so many people! It's a daily thing, and I never would charge anyone, even though they keep telling me I should. I just don't know enough about computers. I've had one the better part of ten years, but I honestly only know what I do, and that's it. I just wish they wouldn't keep telling everyone in here that "Dolly knows all about computers!" (That's me.) What a joke.

    I do what I do, and I help them all, and they all seem so happy, but trust me, it's almost a full time job sometimes. One lady is 88 and she is so forgetful, but she enjoys her computer so much now. I do what I can.

    I really am so glad you gave me all that info. I'll make good use of it.
    Thanks,

    If you PM yer email I send you some instructions I give to my friends, a step by step to clean off computer. Also, you should register at www.techsupportguy.org It's free and they will 'walk' you through ANY problem. Great site!

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