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    When using a high resolution display of 1024 X whatever to see more of certain websites, I lose about half the height of the System Tray with my Windows 2000 system. It's actually kind of slanted, down in the direction of the Start button.

    I can drag it up to two full lines (or more) but that's too much territory. Is there a way to "nudge" the System Tray by just a few pixels or fractions of an inch?

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    [quote name='Betsy Frick' post='798792' date='19-Oct-2009 17:03']It's actually kind of slanted, down in the direction of the Start button.[/quote]
    I think that's an artefact of your video/monitor settings; as far as I know the taskbar always has a uniform height. See if you can correct it using the controls on your monitor.

    (Oh, and you can only set the height of the taskbar to a whole number of icon rows)

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    [quote name='Betsy Frick' post='798792' date='19-Oct-2009 17:03']When using a high resolution display of 1024 X whatever to see more of certain websites, I lose about half the height of the System Tray with my Windows 2000 system. [snip][/quote]
    Given your description this sounds more like a hardware question, in this case the monitor. Most monitors have some preset resolutions to select, but sometimes one has to adjust the vertical or the horizontal width, as well as adjusting rotation, pin-balance etc.

    Have you checked the settings on the monitor?

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    Monitor settings? What monitor settings? Oh, you mean the four little buttons on the front of my monitor that I've never touched? Ah Ha! Exactly what I needed. Problem fixed.

    BTW -- What does "degaus" mean? It's one of the items listed under the monitor settings.

    You-all are the best! Thanks very much.

    Betsy

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    ... to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of ...

    I guess it's a bit like wiping grease off parts of my car engine. . . .

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    Thanks, Al, for the explanation of degaussing! So I guess that clicking on the degaus option from time to time is OK. Anyhow, I did, and the display went, umm, kind of wavy and I thought I'd killed it, then it came right back and seems normal.

    What would I do without you WOPRs?

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    Some types of monitor can build up a magnetic charge, this can cause problems with the display. The degauss button applies a rapidly changing magnetic field which effectively demagnetizes the screen and restores the display quality.

    See this wikipedia article for more information.

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