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    Monitor Border

    I had to fomat my hard driver and reinstall Windows 98 SE. Now the monitor has about an half inch black border completly around the screen. It's cut down my viewing area something awful.

    I've been to display in control panel > display properties > settings tab >screen area and found the sizing had changed from 1024 by 768 pixels to 640 by 480 which seems to be as large as it can be set. So it must be my monitor (generic) and it came with no book. There are four buttons on the front. One says degauss, another select, the third has an arrow pointing up and to the left, the last one has an arrow pointing straight up. The last two have no printed words only the arrows.

    I fooled around with select and managed to lower the border at the bottom, slightly, but I have not been able to do any thing about the others. I believe the fix is on the select button, but durn if I know how to adjust it.

    I'd sure appreciate any one's telling me what to do. My monitor has a 17 inch screen but I'm down to about a 15 inch viewing area. I don't want any border at all, I want the picture to cover the viewing area completly. That's the way I bought it and I would like to have it that way again.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to read this and possibly posting a fix.
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    Re: Monitor Border

    Those buttons on the front of your Monitor was the right ones for the job. The ones that change size ,Up & Down And Left&Right, will adjust the screen out like you need it. Just play with them and you will see. Your not going to hurt anything that can't be adjusted back using those controls on the front of the Monitor. Anytime you change Color Quality, Screen Resolution or Refresh Rate, chances are your going to have to make some front panel adjustments. I don't know what all button controls you have, but normaly it's: Color,Center,Screen,Geom,Size and Zoom. You will need the Size controls that allow you to adjust in and out, from top to bottom and from left to right

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    Re: Monitor Border

    Thank you Cowboy, for answering so swiftly. I listed all the buttons that are on the monitor. There's a grand total of four. I didn't make any changes to the things you listed, I installed the OS and when Windows loaded my screen was different.

    Do you think the Select button will adjust color, center, screen, Geon (what ever that is), size and Zoom?
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    Re: Monitor Border

    They are all different. Just start playing around with them. Sometimes there is one botton that brings up a menu on the screen, then there should be a button that will scroll through that menu {like an arrow that makes it go up or down} once you highlight what you want on the menu you push the middle button again and it will bring that menu up, and then you use the up & down or right to left button again to make your adjustment. When you loaded the OS it probably set your resolution to 600x800. Does everything look biger then it did before? If so change your resolution to 1024x768 and your Color Quality to 32Bit. See box below.
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