This is driving me crazy. When I turn the puter on, the wallpaper is full screen but when I go to open my first window, it usually opens full width but only slightly over one half vertically. So I see the top of the window and the bottom of the wallpaper. After I max the window, the following windows open up smaller height and width. Have never had this problem before. This new machine is a candidate for an early return.
There are no warnings or messages. Really burns me, I had to hand enter all of my favorites because of not knowing how to transfer them from my other puter. The import/export procedure is really lacking for a novice like me. Guess you get what you pay for.
I tried what you said and was not able to get it to work. Also I have a new problem with the width of the screen and the
tray going wide so I cannot see what is on the tray. Also when I let the puter go to sleep, I can not wake it up??? It has a blank screen even though it has a screen saver. My Laptop and other desktop no problems like this one. Better they own it than me.
Mike, I know I told you I was giving up but I lied. I was up until 3:30 am this morning. Reinstalled the OS two times
found a way to download my needed files to a sandisk and then upload them to the computer. Nothing like "Trial and
Error". Still have not solved the short opening page.
Now I have a tasktray that is very wide and I can't see the start button. My monitor is a Viewsonic about 3 years old
and when I downloaded the startup disk, it was for Vista not Win7 and this caused me problems. So I got on line and
downloaded an updated Win7 for ViewS. Right now I would be happy to control the tasktray width and go back later and
tackle the vertical.
Thanks for your help
I just solved the width problem I think. My monitor will not handle the sharper resolution.
had to reset it.
Since reinstalling Windows didn't fix it, it may be some problem with your video, though it doesn't seem likely.
I keep going back to where you said that you have to pull the window down like a curtain.
Doesn't the window snap to full screen when you click the Maximize button?
If that doesn't happen it's very strange!
I guess I would try updating video drivers and if you can get a high resolution video monitor to try, you could do that.
I know that my ATI video card has a number to setting relating to how windows appear on the screen though I never mess with them.
Make sure the resolution is set to the native resolution for your monitor.
I found this on another forum....
"For those looking for a solution to this "problem" check your video display settings!
Some customers don't know that your not supposed to use both the DVI and VGA cables (that often ship with brand new monitors) for video at the same time.
That in and of it self will usually not cause a problem, the problem arises when the customer or family member or someone in the company goes into display settings and tells Windows 7 to extend the desktop across 2 monitors now you have half the desktop going to one input and the other half going to the same monitors second input and if you toggle the input selector on the monitor you will see those windows that you believe are not maximizing to the desktop.
In reality those windows are maximizing, there opening on the extended desktop. Windows 7 is so streamlined its very subtle. It's easy not to notice the desktop is extended in Win 7."
Mike, I have narrowed down my problems to the following:
1. When I come on line and open my first window, it now is only about 1/2 inch from the bottom once I
pull it down, it stays there and all that follows are full screen. I can live with that.
2. When I go away from the puter long enough for it to go screen saver and if I stay away a while longer
it goes black screen and I am not able to move the mouse or hit the keyboard to revive it. When I hit
the power button, it comes back but with the "tray" expanded very wide. It gives a "Auto Screen Adjust"
message. The only way to get everything back in sync is to turn off.
This is the best I can describe, what is happening. I have udated everything. Audio Video etc.
Well, the dreaded "Auto Image Adjust" just popped up again. I unchecked it and all was well for almost a day. Time to call the
people and get some "Free Technical Help" before taking it back where I bought it.
Yes it is a Viewsonic monitor. Finally figured it was the monitor or the vidio circuit to the monitor. It would work for a short time
and then it would lose sync. No longer own the Win7 puter, I got very disgusted and returned it. No doubt the monitor or interface
were not getting along. Downloaded the latest Monitor Upgrade and that did not help.
It is good to see that Win7 Forum has gotten their problem solved, was easy to get in today.
Thanks for working the problem with me. Not sure we can call it solved, more like done with.