My window is too large and wider than my screen. How do I resize it back? – Ask Leo!
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Become a Patron of Ask Leo! Normally, of course, you can resize a window by using the mouse and clicking on and dragging the border of the window. The result is that we have to use the keyboard interface. Sadly, while Windows meets this criteria, not all applications do. Subscribe to Confident Computing!
Less frustration and more confidence, solutions, answers, and tips in your inbox every week. I am running XP SP. I tried the recommended procedure. I pressed the arrow, but the page merely scrolls. My suggestion is that you can try to decrease the screen size 1 Open Display Properties in Control Panel. Please help me. I shall be very thankful to you for that. Follow the instructions in the article to change your resolution back to the recommended setting for your screen. Any pointers? But, other sites were also affected in IE7.
However I also had a problem with Restore Point window [which should be a fixed size window], having content too big for the window that opened, and showing scroll bars both ways which I had to use to acquire the Next Step button…! I have Windows XP, at X resolution. Due to health and incompatibility problems, we cannot alter this resolution.
Too big for the screen resolution. And these softwares do not offer the users any possibility of resizing the window. Some applications are simply IMHO poorly designed to a higher resolution only. I can think of no way to resize only the offending window or dialog without shrinking eveverything else on your screen as well. Best I can offer is to use the keyboard interface to slide the window arround on the screen to see those portions which do not fit.
Thanks— this is very helpful. Your solution works for most apps, except for the Windows Command Prompt. Any ideas? ALT Spacebar works for me for command prompt as well. Upon downloading some microsoft updates and restarting, I loaded up looking something like safemode.
How can we apply the new resolution and screen without actually clicking the button???? Please save me from certain destruction…. How do I get the screen to shrink overall? Even the desktop is too big for the screen. This computer is not hooked up to the internet at all and I know that no updates were installed on it A different computer, obviously.
What do I do? I defaulted my larger print with no help, as well as restored point[if that is what it is called] I tried the DPI back to 96 from , to no avail. I have tried everything I know on this Windows Vista which I realize is minimal. Please help me Leo! This is related to the issue, but reversed.
Please help! Is there any other way of re-sizing apart from minimizing? The sliding around does not work either. I have the same problem as Mike April even the desktop is too big, extending slightly off the top of the screen. Maybe Nvidia automatically updated the drivers on my computer? I have not changed anything and I have not downloaded anything intentionally. Since I keep my start bar at the top of the screen I was used to Mac before Windows at first I thought it had simply disappeard.
I have moved it back to the bottom but now program windows and icons are cut off at the top. There are a few people saying that their desktop is too big for their monitor on the Net but there do not seem to be any solutions other than changing desktop resolution which was not a solution.
The autoresize button tries a variety of sizes and then choose the best one. But it seems to require that I keep my finger pressed on the auto-resize button for the duration of the process. But I think that I pushed the button for too little time and the screen resized to an incorrect screen size, and did not have time to realise that the size was incorrect.
So the screen got stuck at the wrong size. The resize or the Restore icon in the windows are greyed out. It happens with all the applications I open.. The size option is greyed out on mine as well.
So try this. Then you can select text size. Select the size you want from the 5 options. It fixed my problem. Good luck. I use Firefox browser and had the same problem. The text page now fits the screen just fine. Mine was set at x , and I moved it up to the next highest numbers, or one notch. Everything immediately shrunk back to normal. Google Chrome is now doing it too!
I was using the tab key and hitting enter randomly and that helped but this is much better — there ARE other keys to try! Hide developer tools from non-geeks and nerds. They can be dangerous in the wrong hands — no, not me??!! I have tried everything that everyone has said to do. I just got a new hard drive and this is my newest problem. If someone knows how to solve this problem please let me know. I play a game, and my laptop is tiny, usually when I play a game the loading page allows me to change the screen size, but this game doesnt, and the window is now too big for me to change it in the game!
WHat a pain in the ass. I had the same problem when viewing a web page that I had developed , on the Internet, even though it fitted my screen in Internet Explorer in development in my PC. After trying many of the solutions offered above — unsuccessfully, I noticed, by chance, that there is a zoom button in the bottom right of my screen. I am also having the screen picture too big but only on Netscape..
Internet Explorer are fine.. Happened to me twice. One time I just changed resolution, and moved window. The other time, I just went into video control panel and changed the center of the screen. I can not make my screen smaller and letters are oversize. Llease help. I have the same problem and when I pressed alt plus the spacebar the window popped up, but the size option was not available to me.
What else can I do? What is this Zoom button people are talking about? I sure cannot find it. This worked for me. How do I get Netscape 7. I downloaded an image today that was too big and I have not been able to get back to the normal size yet. Not only the window is too large but the letters are huge too. My window is too large and wider than my screen.
I cannot see the top of my screen and Ctrl Alt does not work. This was so needed! My screen was showing HUGE letters! I marked correct options but when I went to mark apply and ok I found the bottom of page off screen and neither option appeared.
Shrink my computer screen back down
Open “Start” and click “Control Panel.” · Click “Adjust Screen Resolution” under “Appearance and Personalization.” · Use the “Resolution” drop-down or up slider. › en-us › windows › forum › all › how-do-i-restore. Answer: · Click on the Windows button to bring up start menu. · Click on Appearance and Personalization. · Under Display, click on Make text and other items larger.
How to resize a window
In Display, check the Scale and Resolution options, and adjust them to make your screen look proper. If it looks proper, select Keep changes, otherwise, select Revert, or in case you can’t see what’s on the screen, wait 15 seconds for it to revert automatically.
Windows 10 Display too Big & How to Resize Computer Screen – Disclaimer
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