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    Ok, believe it or not, but this is not me. And having said that I believe I had a similar issue way back when I went to a HD display but for the life of me I fail to remember how I fixed it.

    In short, my dad just upgraded his Windoze from 7 to 10. He screams at me "My pic is upside down"

    So I fixed that but the desktop (a HDTV) is still bigger than the display so the icons/descriptions and the status bar at bottom are not displayed correctly. Only approx. 75% of each item is shown.

    The display adapter, in this case is NVDIA.

    My Googles just mention 'scaling' but I thought that just refers to what you see - even my desktop is set at 150%.

    It is probably an easy fix and I already blush with embarrassment. But it is quicker to ask here than waste hours just clicking randomly.
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    NVDIA control panel > Adjust desktop size and postition

    Also turn off any overscan settings on the TV.
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    Thanks for that.

    I took a look and can alter the desktop to fit screen. However, the desktop is now < 1920 < 1080 (something like 1884 * 1040). I am sure that when I first set this up for my dad I could get 1920*1080.

    The tv itself has various picture settings but could not find an over-scanning one.

    But it seems, without these adjustments, to be over-scanning. How could an upgrade screw these up. (I assume my dad did not alter any tv settings but he would never admit to even if he had)
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    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Thanks for that.

    I took a look and can alter the desktop to fit screen. However, the desktop is now < 1920 < 1080 (something like 1884 * 1040). I am sure that when I first set this up for my dad I could get 1920*1080.

    The tv itself has various picture settings but could not find an over-scanning one.

    But it seems, without these adjustments, to be over-scanning. How could an upgrade screw these up. (I assume my dad did not alter any tv settings but he would never admit to even if he had)
    The name of the setting on the TV may not be obvious. For example, on my Panasonic LCD the setting is in Menu -> Picture -> Advanced Picture -> HD Size. The options are "1" (overscan) and "2" (1:1). The word "overscan" doesn't appear anywhere. I discovered it by trial and error.
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  5. Also check to see if the TV has a computer setting. Sometimes that fixes your problems.
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  6. Samsung calls it Just Scan. Other names might be pixel-for-pixel, perfect scan, etc. Sometimes only a particular input has it.
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    Thanks guys.

    Since I am sure there will be another crisis made out from a drama, I will store all this for the next time I have to look at dad's system.
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  8. Originally Posted by TreeTops View Post
    Also check to see if the TV has a computer setting.
    Yes, some TVs let you name each input and selecting the name "Computer" disables overscan.
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