Windows 10: Desktop exceeds size of monitor on three different monitors

Discus and support Desktop exceeds size of monitor on three different monitors in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have seen prior posts about this but none are exactly my problem and none of the suggestions fixed it. Turned on my laptop one day and the desktop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by D RW, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. D RW Win User

    Desktop exceeds size of monitor on three different monitors


    I have seen prior posts about this but none are exactly my problem and none of the suggestions fixed it.


    Turned on my laptop one day and the desktop is larger than the monitor. If I move my cursor to an edge of the monitor, the display moves over - so I can see the entire desktop if I use my mouse to "move" it around. However, when I have my two external monitors hooked up the situation is more complex. Now I can see 1/3 of desktop 1 on monitor 2 and 2/3 of desktop 2 on monitor 3. Again, I can "move" these views around by moving my mouse to any edge of a desktop. This is a hassle, though - I just want to go back to having the desktop fit the monitor!


    I am running Windows 10 and have tried:

    1. Changing screen resolution - If I change it to the lowest possible resolution, the desktop almost fits the screen - but resolution is sacrificed big time.

    2. Changing size of text, etc.

    3. Uninstalling and installing Intel Graphics card


    Any other ideas?


    Debbie

    :)
     
    D RW, Feb 6, 2019
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  2. Desktop Size exceeds Monitor Display Size

    Trying to use Windows 10, but the desktop size exceeds the size of the monitor deisplay.

    I can't see the tool bars, including the on that would let me select minimum, maximum, quit, move, etc.

    I've tried updating the driver, with no success.

    It's a Samsung 32 inch monitor and worked fine in windows XP.
     
    SpudMalone, Feb 6, 2019
    #2
  3. Riel Alc Win User
    Desktop Size exceeds Monitor Display Size

    Hi Spud,

    For us to better assist you with your monitor display size issue, we'd like to know the following:

    • Which build and version of Windows are you running on your computer?
    To check, press Windows key + R > type winver
    > hit Enter.

    • Is this the first time you've tried connecting your monitor to the Windows 10 computer?
    • If no, were there any changes made to your computer prior to this issue (e.g. Windows updates)?

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Riel Alc, Feb 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Desktop exceeds size of monitor on three different monitors

    Trouble with 2 monitors

    Hi Tim,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to change the settings to Extended Monitor and check if it helps.

    Please follow below steps:

    • Right Click any ware of the Desktop, and launch Personalization.
    • Go to dual monitor settings under personalization, and change it Extended Monitor.
    Please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.



    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Feb 6, 2019
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