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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/18/2004 6:35:49 AM EST
Hello gents,

I'm having issues with my laptop running some programs...specifically games. This doesn't seem to affect anything else that I can see. When I start a game, it runs in a small box in the center of the screen (not a Windows box.) The rest of the screen remains black. The game itself runs fine, only is a small box maybe 1/5 the size of the screen. It didn't start doing this until very recently and I know I didn't change any settings...Any help would be appreciated. Thanx in advance.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:55:16 PM EST
It has to do with the native resolution of the LCD screen, which is something that doesn't exist in CRT screens.

You laptop has a keyboard combination of Fn + something, probably in the number row of the keyboard, that will fix the huge black border. (and may make the image look worse)
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:17:34 PM EST
What kind of laptop?

On IBMs this is in the Bios options under "EXPANSION" or some such nonsense. You must enable it to run things fullscreen.


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