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dual display / desktop queer after ie8 install

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Happy Trails, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Flightless Bird

    xp sp3 Toshiba Tecra

    ie8 upgrade from ie6 has made my dual display setup a bit odd.

    Dual display setup is a bit weird to start with, being under control
    of ATI Catalyst, but was okay with desktop background image fit to
    each screen.

    After ie8 install, xp has decided to "tile" the 2 images. ending the
    left one on the notebook lcd about 1/4 inch before the actual right
    side of the screen.

    I don't know any of this has to do with ie8, but that is when it went
    a bit odd.

    How can I check that my screen resolutions and desktop size still make
    sense - that ie8 hasn't screwed something around on me?

    I think I remember sometime in the past telling Windows that I want a
    desktop that is spread across the 2 screens, but now I can't find
    where that might be.
  2. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:24:16 -0400, Happy Trails <nomail@myplace.com>

    Problem disappeared!

    I was trying the changing of various options related to screen
    displays, and after several changes in the Toshiba BIOS setup, the ATI
    Catalyst display manager, and Windows display properties settings, I
    clicked on display 2, unchecked the "extend my Windows desktop onto
    this monitor."

    Later, when exited the display properties, and rechecked it, the
    displays (both) were then working properly, and various artifacts of
    improper display, some of which had been hanging around for a while,
    all went away?

    I don't suppose I will ever know why.

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