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Chad CuddihyDesktop too large for screen
by on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:43:34 am

Hi all,

Suddenly the desktop on my iMac extends beyond the limits of the monitor on all sides. That is, if I can see the the program name in the title bar I can't see the time or my icons on the right. If I use the dock then the top inch of the screen disappears.
Any suggestions?

Thank you.


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Gary MilliganRe: Desktop too large for screen
by on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:31:48 pm

Check "Universal Access" in your system preferences - it's happened to me when I got all thumbs and accidently hit the right key combination which turned on the Zoom feature... either that or you have a friend who knows how to turn it on and they're playing a prank. If it's not that, then I don't know.

Gary

This is me - this is what I do - http://web.mac.com/garymmw


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Chad CuddihyRe: Desktop too large for screen
by on Jul 24, 2008 at 1:32:21 am

Thanks for the advice, Gary. Unfortunately "zoom" is off, so it's not that.



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Zane BarkerRe: Desktop too large for screen
by on Jul 24, 2008 at 3:50:54 am

Hold down the control key and scroll your mouse.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Chad CuddihyRe: Desktop too large for screen
by on Jul 24, 2008 at 12:37:13 pm

Thanks, Zane. It turns out "zoom" was set to "option and command" with the mouse rather than control, but you put me on the solution. Much appreciated.



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Marlene NievesRe: Desktop too large for screen
by on May 4, 2013 at 5:02:57 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TIP!!!!!! I have spent countless hours trying to figure out what happened to my screen! My kids must have pressed something by accident! It's perfectly normal now so again, THANK YOU!


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