Desktop off the screen

Dear Computer Lady,

My desktop, etc. have moved so that the top and left side are almost off the screen, I haven’t a clue as to what to do to get them back where they should be!

I will appreciate any help you can give me,

thanks so much, Barbara in Arkansas.

Dear Barbara,

From your description, it sounds like the monitor settings are off a bit. (I am assuming you are using a desktop computer attached to a monitor, and not a laptop)

What you need to do, is find the adjustment buttons on the monitor itself. Most monitors have an “Auto” or “Auto Adjust” button. Press that and the monitor will sense the signal coming in and adjust itself so that the picture is centered on the screen and straight.

If that doesn’t work, use the other buttons on the monitor to manually adjust the position of the image on your screen. I can’t tell you exactly how to do this since it is different for each model of monitor, but look for the button that brings up a menu on the screen, and then use the adjustment buttons to navigate through that menu, select the settings you want to change, and then make the adjustments.

If you get stuck, try to find the manual that came with the monitor, or look up the model of the monitor online, and you can usually find a PDF version of the manual on the manufacturers website.

I hope this helps, Elizabeth

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