My desktop is too long for the monitor and I have to scroll down to reach the start function?
What screen resolution are you using?Is your monitor corectly calibrated for that resolution?Are you using larger than normal font size?
Right click on the desktop, Properties, Settings, change the Screen resolution, Apply, OK.
Have tried several resolution settings, but desktop still appears several sizes too large for the screen and I have to scroll around the screen to reach the icons
Use the monitor's on-screen menu to alter the height and width of the display image once you have set up the correct resolution.If you read your monitor's manual it will explain the procedure as most manufacturers have slightly different ways of configuring the screen display.
*I have to scroll around the screen to reach the icons*I've never seen a desktop you could scroll around - just how are you doing this?Are you sure you don't just need to adjust the height and width of the monitor display on the monitors controls?Is this a CRT or TFT? Is it a wide-screen display?If so and it's just too long - then you have to adjust the resolution to a suitable one for widescreen - the monitor manual will tell you which one to use.
I think you can get a 'virtual' display on some laptops when you select a resolution greater than that normally supported by the screen e.g. selecting 1280x1024 when the screen supports 1024x768.Changing it to the standard resoulution normally stops the problem of having to scroll to get to all the icons etc.
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