Windows 10: Display (desktop, browser full screen) messed up after upgrade Solved

  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
       02 Jun 2016 #1

    Display (desktop, browser full screen) messed up after upgrade

    I was having several issues so I did a full reset of Windows 8.1 (that was a nightmare). When I went to update, it offered me Windows 10. I bit the bullet and did it. The exact same thing happened this time as the first time (which is why I reverted back to 8.1).

    On the desktop, if I place icons to either side or top, they're half off the screen. The taskbar is messed up too. I put Classic Shell back in so that I have a start menu more in tune with Windows 7. Now I can only see a sliver of the start button. The clock is half off the screen. If I choose to show icons on the taskbar, they are below the taskbar. Same goes for icons in the quick launch bar.

    I didn't have this problem with 8.

    Any menu that's taller than the screen I can't see and there's no scroll to see the upper end. If I maximize the brower, the minimize, maximize and close buttons are off the screen.

    I'm using the recommended screen resolution. 1920x1080. I'm using a 32" 720p TV as my monitor. It's plugged in with an HDMI cable. There are no settings to change the display in the TV.

    Screen shot? Yeah right. When I do a screen shot, it shows everything as it should look, not what I'm actually seeing.

    Here's the left side of the taskbar.

    Here's the right side.

    This is what happens to icons on the desktop.

    Computer specs:
    Processor: AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz)
    Memory: 10GB DDR3 (PC3-12800)
    Graphics: Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570 (2GB DDR3 dedicated)
    Video Ports: HDMI, DVI, Display Port

    I can't find an updated driver. AMD conciders the video card 'legacy'.

    Driver Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Driver Date: 6/22/2015
    Driver Version: 15.200.1045.0
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,890
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       02 Jun 2016 #2

    I haven't tried a TV as a monitor recently, but...

    I owned a 32" 720p TV. Its native resolution wasn't 1280 X 720; rather, it was more like 1366 X 768. I believe that it was incapable of 1080p; it had some way of displaying 1080i (interlaced).

    Maybe you'd do better if you matched the resolution of the monitor.

    If not, it may be an overscan issue. I have no familiarity with that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       03 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply. I finally found a setting in the TV and changed it. Now the display looks like it should. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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