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    some screens too large & off-center

    Not all but some windows that come up in response to clicking on a button on the window we are currently on come up larger than the screen and offset to the right (so that the minimize, maximize and close buttons are off the screen). In order to view the whole window or get to the control buttons, we are able to drag it to get to the maximize button which then brings it to the correct full-screen size. These sub-windows (for lack of better terminology that I can think of) are consistent (like Verizon Wireless' user windows and Symantec Firewall's tracking windows, for example, to mention two that come to mind).

    We are running Windows98SE on a ViewSonic E771-2 monitor with Matrox Millennium G400 display adapter. The monitor is several years old and the adapter less than six months old--but this was happening with the previous adapter also. I only just realized that these sub-windows were not supposed to be that way when I logged onto my Verizon account at work and the sub-window appeared as it should--ON the screen.

    I have looked for adjustments in the monitor's and display's properties but have not found anything that has either helped or that might be an adjustment for this.

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    Re: some screens too large & off-center

    It may be your BROWSER software, not hardware or Windows settings. But it's easy to do a little test. By the way, the same thing happens to me occasionally in both Internet Explorer and Mozilla and this "usually" fixes it. When in the browser, click the middle button in the upper right corner, to set the screen at something LESS than maximized. Adjust the size of this window by dragging the lower right corner so the window is about half-screen size (not critical). Now drag the whole window into the upper left corner of the screen as closely as you can get it. Close the browser and immediately re-start it. MAXIMIZE the screen. See now if the off-screen problem continues. Discovered this on my machine by "accident!" (And it has happened in both Win98SE and WinXP Pro)

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    Re: some screens too large & off-center

    Thanks but I've tried that (and just did again to be sure it did not work)--does not work. These sub-windows do not have my toolbar and buttons at the top of their screens. They have just one row of buttons--the home, back, forward, etc.--but not the row of dropdowns (file, edit, view, etc.) and I cannot get that row to appear by customizing at all.

    By the way, we are in 800x600. I was able to solve this problem by changing the resolution (1024x768 I believe) but then there were some websites that we access that we were not able change the text size in to make it a bit larger to be easily viewable. Yes, I did play with "appearance" in "display properties" to no avail for those sites.

    I have a feeling that my only solution will be changing the resolution or living with it. Unless anyone can help me.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: some screens too large & off-center

    Hi Robin:
    Not sure I can help, but I'd try changing the resolution, moving the screen, then rebooting. Then open the windows, move them into view again, change the resolution back, & reboot. I've noticed that sometimes things don't take the first time.

    As far as changing text size, I notice that you're using IE. Go to Tools/Internet Options/General tab/Accessibility button & tick the box that says Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: some screens too large & off-center

    Thanks, Phil. I'm pretty sure I've done that too when I changed the resolution--both the accessibility change and the resizing--the latter of which I may not have rebooted right after so I will attempt that and let you know. As for the accessiblity, font size--I have had that both checked and unchecked but can't remember at the moment what the problems were either way. I have just now checked it so I'll see how that works too.

    Thanks, again. I'll update you soon--but it may not be until tomorrow. It is getting a bit late tonight to be thinking straight about what I am doing.

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    Re: some screens too large & off-center

    Hi Robin,
    <hr>we are in 800x600. I was able to solve this problem by changing the resolution (1024x768 I believe) but then there were some websites that we access that we were not able change the text size in to make it a bit larger to be easily viewable<hr>
    It sounds like this might have something to do with the native resolution settings on the monitor. If the monitor is set for 1024x768 and you are setting the Display Properties in Windows to 800x600 that can cause some of the problems you are experiencing. If the problem is disappearing entirely when you reset the resolution in Display Properties to 1024x768 then I'd guess that this is what the problem is. As for the small text on some websites, you can change the system font size that Windows uses to adjust for this problem.

    Alternately, you could check to see if you can change the monitor's resolution settings to 800x600. HTH.
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