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Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« on: July 21, 2021, 04:32:04 PM »
But not by much...

I'm running Windows 10, have a Viewsonic VA2213W monitor, and an Nvidia GTX750 graphics card. I used to have a two monitor setup, but desksharing with my wife meant that the second monitor had to go. I now have my desk back, but find myself without a suitable monitor cable to attach the second monitor - but that's another problem.

When it was running as a two monitor system, the Viewsonic was the left hand side and the Acer (K202HQL) was on the right.

Now, so far as I can ascertain, the mouse pointer stops at the left, top and bottom of the screen, but disappears off to the right when moved. I estimate about half the width of the small icons I use on my desktop off screen.

I've failed to find any settings - either on the monitor hardware adjustments, the graphics card or Windows itself that can fix this.

I can live with it (and expect it to vanish - actually, read hope it does) when the second display comes back) but anyone have any ideas or suggestions?


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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 05:30:06 AM »
Not one I’ve heard of. But I seem to recall there is a hidden menu that gives access to some power features and I have a vague memory that something might be in that.

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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 07:24:57 AM »
I use windows>system>display>rearrange your displays, click detect, drag and drop the displays to the desired configuration. When I've changed or added displays in the past this has fixed the errant mouse problems.

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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 09:06:19 AM »
I hadn't tried the windows->system etc. method. I just did, and there was indeed an effect. I didn't expect it to allow me to drag display 1 to the other side of display 2, since it told me I had only one monitor attached. The effect: the cursor then disappeared off both edges not just one!

Thanks for the help anyway - appreciated from you both. I think I just live with it until I can find a monitor cable that will work. My graphics card is a GTX750, which apparently has DVI-I, DVI-D and mini HDMI connections. From trial, I know that a DVI cable that fits one DVI socket won't fit the other. The monitor requires VGA. I have one cable that fits at both ends, one that won't fit the monitor. I have two different VGA to DVI adaptors, neither of which have a DVI end that will fit the graphics card; and I haven't yet found anyone selling a cable with a known correct DVI end and correct gender VGA. This may mean a new monitor...

I only wish I could find the cable that worked, because I must still have it, and had both monitors attached.

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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 04:34:50 PM »
Update

I managed to get a cable from Amazon which fitted both card and monitor, and amazingly gives me two monitors and an extended desktop in Win10. AND THE CURSOR DOESN'T DISAPPEAR when I move it to the right - it immediately appears on the second monitor.

I now just need to set up VirtualBox to recognise two monitors to get Win7 working the same way.
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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 05:18:34 PM »
Thats a result. :)
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Re: Windows 10 Desktop wider than monitor
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2021, 08:28:07 PM »
Well done for sorting out your problem. It's good when you can fix it.  :tup:

 

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