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How can I move my display across the screen/resize it RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have dropped my monitor and about an inch and a half of pixels on the far right side now dont work. This is very problematic and I dont have any money to afford a new one right now.

    Is it possible to resize the display and move it so I can access my entire screen and leave the pixels to cover nothing?

    eg- [      ] normal monitor

    [    ||] with broken pixels represented as lines

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:52 PM

Answers

  • Not sue what sort of GPU you have or it's capabilities but...

    With an AMD GPU, you can use Catalyst Control Center to achieve this.

    With an nVidia GPU you can use nVidia Control Panel to achieve the same.

    1. Using Catalyst Control Center

    - on the left hand side, select "My Digital Flat Panels -> Properties (Digital Flat Panels)"
    - on the right hand side check "Enable GPU up-scaling"
    - underneath select either "Maintain aspect ratio" or "Use centered timings"
    - on the left hand side select "Desktop Management -> Desktop Properties"
    - on the right hand side choose a Desktop Area that is less than the size you are currently using (and/or is a different aspect ratio.)

    2. Using nVidia Control Panel

    - On the left hand side select "Display -> Adjust Desktop Size and Position"
    - On the right hand side, under "2. Apply the following settings", click on the "Size tab"
    - check the box "Enable Desktop Resizing"
    - Click on the Resize button
    - If a dialog pops up, select Apply and Continue
    - Use the sliders to resize your display area appropriately.

    AMD CCC Screenshot

    nVidia Control Panel Screenshot


    • Edited by mystifeid Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:10 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Friday, January 16, 2015 9:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:28 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:09 PM
  • Some monitors have custom sizing options from the menu. If you find the menu button on your monitor and go through the image options you may be able to move the horizontal position to the left and then resize the image horizontally to compensate for the image that will fall off the left side of the screen.


    • Edited by Acreed02 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:14 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Friday, January 16, 2015 9:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:28 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:13 PM

All replies

  • There is nothing you can do in Windows to compensate for the failure of part of the monitor display to work.  Part of your monitor's display is broke and cannot be fixed.

    The only thing you can do to fix this hardware problem is to replace the defective hardware - in this case replace the monitor.


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    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:32 PM
  • Not sue what sort of GPU you have or it's capabilities but...

    With an AMD GPU, you can use Catalyst Control Center to achieve this.

    With an nVidia GPU you can use nVidia Control Panel to achieve the same.

    1. Using Catalyst Control Center

    - on the left hand side, select "My Digital Flat Panels -> Properties (Digital Flat Panels)"
    - on the right hand side check "Enable GPU up-scaling"
    - underneath select either "Maintain aspect ratio" or "Use centered timings"
    - on the left hand side select "Desktop Management -> Desktop Properties"
    - on the right hand side choose a Desktop Area that is less than the size you are currently using (and/or is a different aspect ratio.)

    2. Using nVidia Control Panel

    - On the left hand side select "Display -> Adjust Desktop Size and Position"
    - On the right hand side, under "2. Apply the following settings", click on the "Size tab"
    - check the box "Enable Desktop Resizing"
    - Click on the Resize button
    - If a dialog pops up, select Apply and Continue
    - Use the sliders to resize your display area appropriately.

    AMD CCC Screenshot

    nVidia Control Panel Screenshot


    • Edited by mystifeid Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:10 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Friday, January 16, 2015 9:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:28 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:09 PM
  • Some monitors have custom sizing options from the menu. If you find the menu button on your monitor and go through the image options you may be able to move the horizontal position to the left and then resize the image horizontally to compensate for the image that will fall off the left side of the screen.


    • Edited by Acreed02 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:14 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Friday, January 16, 2015 9:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:28 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:13 PM