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I got a new computer. My ancient one finally gave up the ghost. The edges of the new computer are too wide. In other words I can only see a third of the back arrow. I need to bring the margins in but only by a little. Any one know the trick? Thanks
 

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Unless your window is maximized, it won't fit edge-to-edge, if you are talking about the web browser window. If it's not maximized, but stretched, it'll fit outside the window.
 

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both my desktop and my web browser page are slightly too large. How would I go about maximizing my window if that is what I need to do?
 

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both my desktop and my web browser page are slightly too large. How would I go about maximizing my window if that is what I need to do?
Then it's not a web browser issue like I first thought, but should be your screen resolution.
So if you are in XP go to start menu > control panel > display.
Vista, should be about the same.
Win7: minimize all windows > right click > resolution.
Adjust the settings, ie, I'm running 1280x800 widescreen, and everything fits to the window. =)
 

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I tried that, sigh, did not help. It turns out I had to reinstall the monitor I use on the computer. It did not come with one. The monitor installed on it was the one they were using at the store where they transferred my info. I am not enjoying having a new computer. sigh again.
 

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I tried that, sigh, did not help. It turns out I had to reinstall the monitor I use on the computer. It did not come with one. The monitor installed on it was the one they were using at the store where they transferred my info. I am not enjoying having a new computer. sigh again.
I'm sorry that didn't help. =( Sounds like your computer is giving you a run for your money. =( I take it it is fixed now? =)
 

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the margin problem is fixed but two of my programs are still not running. Hoping to get that figured out today. I have a lot of work related stuff on my computer which is the cause of most of the grief.
 

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the margin problem is fixed but two of my programs are still not running. Hoping to get that figured out today. I have a lot of work related stuff on my computer which is the cause of most of the grief.
Ouch! There are quite a number of reasons that programs wouldn't be working...anything from program directories being deleted, to file corruption, to driver corruption, the possibilities are many. I've been fighting misbehaving programs recently myself, I sympathize.
I hope you get it figured out soon. =)
 

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thanks. It is still not totally up and running. Gotta pour more money into it. sigh.
What's going on with it still? :? A new computer shouldn't have a whole lot of issues right off the bat. :shock:
 

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You would not think so would you. I do have a lot of work related programs and I think trying to transfer all that is what is causing the snarl up. All is working except the printer. I started a new thread just in the off chance someone can throw me a bone on what to do next.
 

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You would not think so would you. I do have a lot of work related programs and I think trying to transfer all that is what is causing the snarl up. All is working except the printer. I started a new thread just in the off chance someone can throw me a bone on what to do next.
Did you change operating systems? Such as, go from XP to Vista(this switch often times creates a lot of problems), or go from one of the earliest service packs of XP to Windows 7, or from Vista home premium(or basic to Windows 7 premium or ultimate? Lots of times if you change from one type of one system to another type of another system or skip a system entirely when upgrading, causes a lot of driver compatibility errors, and a lot of confusion internally, again, esp. if you skip a step.
>_< Ah the lovely printer errors. Or HP printer randomly gave us that message you cited in the other thread a few months back. We ended up having to reinstall the program for the printer, reinstall the drivers for the ports, and all these other lovely small tasks to get it to work again. Hopefully yours doesn't need that.
 

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I stuck with XP just to avoid that snarl, although I had professional before and now it is the home version. I did uninstall the printer and re-install it. But how did you re-install the drivers for the ports? That sounds like a likely candidate for the problem. My printer is an HP photosmart too.
 

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I stuck with XP just to avoid that snarl, although I had professional before and now it is the home version. I did uninstall the printer and re-install it. But how did you re-install the drivers for the ports? That sounds like a likely candidate for the problem. My printer is an HP photosmart too.
I forget how it was done as I was on XP then, and am now on Win7 where everything is much different, system setting-wise, and my fiance, who's a computer genius was helping. But I believe I went into the system settings, disabled all the ports, and the re-enabled them at some point in the process, again I don't remember 100%. Usually, if the port is re-enabled, it should've 'forgotten' the permissions and won't recognize the object being plugged in and will ask to reinstall the drivers. :? It's awfully confusing nonetheless.
 
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