Laptop computer Forums (Audio, General Hardware, Video)

Screen shrunk on sides

  • E1505, XP Pro - Just began using an external monitor when at desk.  Opened laptop and noticed laptop screen has black bars on each side, even in maximize.  Likewise when external monitor is detached  How do I get screen back to normal?  Thanks..
  • Found my own answer. 
    Went to set up/Video and changed how video shows.
    Only question in my mind is what triggered the screen size change.  I imagine it has to do with plugging in the external monitor,,,, which not thinks it's not connected.  Keep thinking about going Linux.