Notebook Compaq Presario V6137 Cannot fill full screen

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Ritter197, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Ritter197

    Ritter197 Guest

    I replaced a Toshiba notebook to-day with a Compaq Presario and all works
    well except 1 thing.

    When I am on the Internet the display does not fill the full page. It is all
    there, but in maybe 75 % of the total space.

    On the Toshiba I had at the bottom an icon where I could increase it to 125
    % , 150 % even 200%.

    How do I increase the size on the Compaq? The reference book does not touch
    upon that and Search within that Internet window also does not bring forth a
    solution.

    I am using windows xp Pro with this notebook.
    Ritter197, Jan 4, 2007
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  2. Ritter197

    kony Guest

    On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:28:29 GMT, "Ritter197"
    <> wrote:

    >I replaced a Toshiba notebook to-day with a Compaq Presario and all works
    >well except 1 thing.
    >
    >When I am on the Internet the display does not fill the full page. It is all
    >there, but in maybe 75 % of the total space.
    >
    >On the Toshiba I had at the bottom an icon where I could increase it to 125
    >% , 150 % even 200%.
    >
    >How do I increase the size on the Compaq? The reference book does not touch
    >upon that and Search within that Internet window also does not bring forth a
    >solution.
    >
    >I am using windows xp Pro with this notebook.
    >



    It might help if you were a bit more specific about what you
    mean, and perhaps posting screenshots somewhere and a link
    to them here.
    kony, Jan 4, 2007
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  3. Ritter197

    Ritter197 Guest

    How more specific?

    I told you the name of the notebook.

    I gave you the OS.

    I said it fills 75% of the screen.

    WHAT are YOU missing?

    "kony" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:28:29 GMT, "Ritter197"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>I replaced a Toshiba notebook to-day with a Compaq Presario and all works
    >>well except 1 thing.
    >>
    >>When I am on the Internet the display does not fill the full page. It is
    >>all
    >>there, but in maybe 75 % of the total space.
    >>
    >>On the Toshiba I had at the bottom an icon where I could increase it to
    >>125
    >>% , 150 % even 200%.
    >>
    >>How do I increase the size on the Compaq? The reference book does not
    >>touch
    >>upon that and Search within that Internet window also does not bring forth
    >>a
    >>solution.
    >>
    >>I am using windows xp Pro with this notebook.
    >>

    >
    >
    > It might help if you were a bit more specific about what you
    > mean, and perhaps posting screenshots somewhere and a link
    > to them here.
    Ritter197, Jan 4, 2007
    #3
  4. Ritter197

    Paul Guest

    Ritter197 wrote:
    > How more specific?
    >
    > I told you the name of the notebook.
    >
    > I gave you the OS.
    >
    > I said it fills 75% of the screen.
    >
    > WHAT are YOU missing?


    I think Kony is saying, he doesn't follow what you are saying.

    When I look up the R6137, it has a resolution of 1280x800. Sort
    of a wide screen, a 16:10 ratio. It could be that your old
    notebook had a different ratio, like 5:4 or 4:3. A "piece of paper"
    viewed on the screen, will fit a wide screen and a non-wide screen
    a bit different. Is that what you are seeing ? The wide screen will
    leave room to the sides of the sheet of paper, room that can be
    used for tool pallets and the like.

    It sounds like your previous notebook had a magnification function,
    which allowed the desktop to be panned. As you moved the mouse on
    the old notebook, would you "move around" a larger frame ? That is
    panning. I've read at least one person's experience with a desktop
    SIS chipset, where it went into panning mode, whenever you asked
    for a desktop larger than a certain resolution.

    This is panning. The larger outside border is the whole desktop.
    The smaller window is the part you see on the screen. When the mouse
    "bumps" against the edges of the smaller window, the window into
    the virtual desktop moves. That is the panning action. The ratio
    between the Virtual Desktop size and the Visual size, is the
    magnification ratio the user has selected.

    +--Virtual-Desktop--------+
    | |
    | +---------+ |
    | | Visible | |
    | | on | |
    | | Screen | |
    | | and | |
    | | Movable | |
    | | | |
    | +---------+ |
    | |
    +-------------------------+

    If the Compaq is using a different chipset, it could be that the
    video driver doesn't support the panning function.

    The built-in graphics on your new notebook are GMA950. I haven't
    been able to find any info on supported resolutions.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...c=us&objectID=c00783080&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

    Paul

    >
    > "kony" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:28:29 GMT, "Ritter197"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I replaced a Toshiba notebook to-day with a Compaq Presario and all works
    >>> well except 1 thing.
    >>>
    >>> When I am on the Internet the display does not fill the full page. It is
    >>> all
    >>> there, but in maybe 75 % of the total space.
    >>>
    >>> On the Toshiba I had at the bottom an icon where I could increase it to
    >>> 125
    >>> % , 150 % even 200%.
    >>>
    >>> How do I increase the size on the Compaq? The reference book does not
    >>> touch
    >>> upon that and Search within that Internet window also does not bring forth
    >>> a
    >>> solution.
    >>>
    >>> I am using windows xp Pro with this notebook.
    >>>

    >>
    >> It might help if you were a bit more specific about what you
    >> mean, and perhaps posting screenshots somewhere and a link
    >> to them here.

    >
    >
    Paul, Jan 4, 2007
    #4
  5. Ritter197

    kony Guest

    On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 04:55:02 GMT, "Ritter197"
    <> wrote:

    >How more specific?


    Reword what you wrote, being multiple times more descriptive
    and perhaps proper terms. "Display does not fill the page"
    makes no sense. The page might not fill the display but not
    the other way around.

    >
    >I told you the name of the notebook.


    So how much work did you expect us to do, digging up specs
    that you should have available and could have provided?

    >
    >I gave you the OS.
    >
    >I said it fills 75% of the screen.
    >
    >WHAT are YOU missing?


    My notebook doesn't have this problem, am _I_ missing
    anything? You are missing a full description of the problem
    and the hardware. Maybe its what Paul suggested, your old
    laptop driver panned... or maybe not. Should we really
    guess just so you dont have to make the extra effort to
    provide full details of the problem YOU need help with?

    If you just want an answer more appropriate to what you'd
    written, yet similarly incomplete: Check your settings in
    Display Properties and try a newer video driver.
    kony, Jan 4, 2007
    #5
  6. Ritter197

    Ritter197 Guest

    Thank you Paul, for a much better and detailed information.
    I tried "panning" and it apparently does not work on this notebook.
    You asked, whether I see "a piece of paper"?
    Well, that describes it well. I see the whole of CNN.com and then on the
    side a white "piece of paper", if you will.

    I went to COMPUSA a little while ago since that is where I bought the
    notebook and I was nearby, and the Technical guy there said that not to
    worry, it is very likely something peculiar for CNN and lower resolutions.

    Since it shows up mostly on CNN (since that is my home page) he said not to
    change resolution just for that website.

    That all makes sense now to me too.

    Thanks for your help!
    "Paul" <> wrote in message news:eni4vh$e4$...
    > Ritter197 wrote:
    >> How more specific?
    >>
    >> I told you the name of the notebook.
    >>
    >> I gave you the OS.
    >>
    >> I said it fills 75% of the screen.
    >>
    >> WHAT are YOU missing?

    >
    > I think Kony is saying, he doesn't follow what you are saying.
    >
    > When I look up the R6137, it has a resolution of 1280x800. Sort
    > of a wide screen, a 16:10 ratio. It could be that your old
    > notebook had a different ratio, like 5:4 or 4:3. A "piece of paper"
    > viewed on the screen, will fit a wide screen and a non-wide screen
    > a bit different. Is that what you are seeing ? The wide screen will
    > leave room to the sides of the sheet of paper, room that can be
    > used for tool pallets and the like.
    >
    > It sounds like your previous notebook had a magnification function,
    > which allowed the desktop to be panned. As you moved the mouse on
    > the old notebook, would you "move around" a larger frame ? That is
    > panning. I've read at least one person's experience with a desktop
    > SIS chipset, where it went into panning mode, whenever you asked
    > for a desktop larger than a certain resolution.
    >
    > This is panning. The larger outside border is the whole desktop.
    > The smaller window is the part you see on the screen. When the mouse
    > "bumps" against the edges of the smaller window, the window into
    > the virtual desktop moves. That is the panning action. The ratio
    > between the Virtual Desktop size and the Visual size, is the
    > magnification ratio the user has selected.
    >
    > +--Virtual-Desktop--------+
    > | |
    > | +---------+ |
    > | | Visible | |
    > | | on | |
    > | | Screen | |
    > | | and | |
    > | | Movable | |
    > | | | |
    > | +---------+ |
    > | |
    > +-------------------------+
    >
    > If the Compaq is using a different chipset, it could be that the
    > video driver doesn't support the panning function.
    >
    > The built-in graphics on your new notebook are GMA950. I haven't
    > been able to find any info on supported resolutions.
    >
    > http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...c=us&objectID=c00783080&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >>
    >> "kony" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:28:29 GMT, "Ritter197"
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I replaced a Toshiba notebook to-day with a Compaq Presario and all
    >>>> works
    >>>> well except 1 thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> When I am on the Internet the display does not fill the full page. It
    >>>> is all
    >>>> there, but in maybe 75 % of the total space.
    >>>>
    >>>> On the Toshiba I had at the bottom an icon where I could increase it to
    >>>> 125
    >>>> % , 150 % even 200%.
    >>>>
    >>>> How do I increase the size on the Compaq? The reference book does not
    >>>> touch
    >>>> upon that and Search within that Internet window also does not bring
    >>>> forth a
    >>>> solution.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am using windows xp Pro with this notebook.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> It might help if you were a bit more specific about what you
    >>> mean, and perhaps posting screenshots somewhere and a link
    >>> to them here.

    >>
    Ritter197, Jan 4, 2007
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