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Window moves partially off screen

juliasdream
Grafter
Posts: 260
Registered: 09-06-2007

Window moves partially off screen

Its an acer desktop with an acer tft monitor runnung xp
the image keeps moving off to the right
when opening a program window it also goes off to the right causing the right end of the window to bewcome hidden,
I discovered a fix by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F12 but this is only temporary
when i boot up again its off to the right meaning I have to press Ctrl+Alt+F12 every time
Could it be a graphics card problem or is there a fix?
Is anyone familiar with this problem?
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Steve
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Could it be your monitor just needs adjusted manually, IE using buttons on your screen?
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juliasdream
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Thanks
But no
that was the first thing I tried
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Just a thought - you haven't set the screen resolution to a higher value than the physical screen size have you?
Some graphics drivers allow this and have a means (mouse or keys)  to move the viewable window over the larger virtual desktop.
thisoldman
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

morning julia  windows normally adjusts resolution for you iv sen a message saying it will do this.
what i may suugest although im no techie, is to do same as you would do with browser.  drag window to position u want then reboot. hope that works for u
juliasdream
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Quote from: HPsauce
Just a thought - you haven't set the screen resolution to a higher value than the physical screen size have you?
Some graphics drivers allow this and have a means (mouse or keys)  to move the viewable window over the larger virtual desktop.

No I checked that too and made sure that it was set to the correct setting.
I even experimented with others but the problem still persists
Thanks anyway
Thanks also to Thisoldman. I tried that too
Oh by the way, my name is not Julia it's Dale
Julias Dream is the name of a very old Pink Floyd song
it was a B side in 1968
Mattz0r
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Have you tried changing the resolution to something else, then changing it back again?
Also check to see if there are any driver updates for your graphics adapter.
Matt
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Re: Window moves partially off screen

Quote from: juliasdream
Oh by the way, my name is not Julia it's Dale
Julias Dream is the name of a very old Pink Floyd song
it was a B side in 1968

Try booting from a Linux Live CD - e.g. Ubuntu and check if you get Window drift...
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