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    video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    how do I fix this, just started happening, restart, screen settings dont fix it!


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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    Right click on the Desktop and select "Screen resolution" - and set it to a smaller size.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    I tried this, just made "windows" smaller still had "start button " off left side of screen
    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Right click on the Desktop and select "Screen resolution" - and set it to a smaller size.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    Check all connections and see if you can reset the monitor settings.
    Try another monitor to see if it's a problem with the monitor.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    if what usasma doesn't help,

    do you have a square monitor (like 1024x768), but your video resolution is wide-screen (like 1340x768)?
    (and the monitor did not compensate for non-native resolutions)
    and if windows allowed that, the left and right edges would be truncated.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    Sometimes, especially on laptop and flatscreen monitors that do not use the 4:3 ratio, the monitor itself will have an option to scale or stretch the display to fill it. Video drivers are also crucial in having this work properly, and even the game itself is responsible for it. Your options are to try and fiddle with the ratio options via the monitor, the video drivers, and/or whatever is available in the game itself. Sometimes even having video drivers that have a bug or are broken can cause the problem. I've often fixed problems with older games like Starcraft on laptop monitors being displayed in a small window at the center of the screen updating video drivers or just uninstalling and reinstalling them.

    Any of those three elements - video drivers, monitor, and game - can have an effect on the display output of the game. You'll want to work with each to get the best behavior available.
    James7679 and usasma say thanks for this.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    Vir Gnarus; I just tried to reset monitor and it got fixed, just had to re select hdmi input. I just got back home and got this message, your helpfull advise was great! Thank you!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Vir Gnarus View Post
    Sometimes, especially on laptop and flatscreen monitors that do not use the 4:3 ratio, the monitor itself will have an option to scale or stretch the display to fill it. Video drivers are also crucial in having this work properly, and even the game itself is responsible for it. Your options are to try and fiddle with the ratio options via the monitor, the video drivers, and/or whatever is available in the game itself. Sometimes even having video drivers that have a bug or are broken can cause the problem. I've often fixed problems with older games like Starcraft on laptop monitors being displayed in a small window at the center of the screen updating video drivers or just uninstalling and reinstalling them.

    Any of those three elements - video drivers, monitor, and game - can have an effect on the display output of the game. You'll want to work with each to get the best behavior available.

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    Re: video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen

    Thanks, but usasma had the answer first. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by usasma
    Check all connections and see if you can reset the monitor settings.
    Try another monitor to see if it's a problem with the monitor.

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