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Problems with the APPS section

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    Problems with the APPS section


    hi guys,

    Must i place this in the Graphics section, the Drivers section, do not know, so here it is.

    Recently and finally i changed my monitor to HDMI (bad idea).

    After some problems Windows installed the Intel 4000 driver for the monitor.

    Now i have too large tekst when going into the apps section. Even hitting the right corner then the tekst and icons are too big on the Charms Bar.

    thanks

    Jeff
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Is that the only view that looks that way? If not, any chance you have something set for dual monitors? BTW, your apps view looks more like my 8.1 view than my 8.0 view.
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  3. #3


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


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    no JustATest,

    all of a sudden the apps start on the left side instead in the middle.

    They are really too big, not as you see on the printscreen.

    no dual monitor and i am on Win 8.1, forgot to mention that.

    Include a second prtscrn, from the Charms Bar, maybe that gives you an idea, if not i deleted this one.

    thanks

    Jeff

    if you look at the left side what was typed and you see the Charms Bar on the right, that is a big difference.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hi Jeff,

    I thought you might be on 8.1 but I am sorry that I am totally confused about what your real issue is now. You originally show a screen where the apps are skewed to the right. You then report they start on the left side instead of the middle. You also claim they are too big and I don't see that. Sorry but I'm just not understanding your issue so if you think you have clearly stated your issue, then maybe its just me.
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  5. #5


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well i admit it is difficult to see.

    But the APPS section is really to big, so is the Charms bar.

    i can resolve that if i go back to a VGA connection.

    But thanks

    Jeff

    PS

    yes, one time it was more to the right while the bar under was on the left. That is solved, not by me though.

    One can make the text smaller but not in the APPS section and that is strange.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    OK, thanks for that explanation. Now that did ring a bell for me! By chance, are you using a combo PC/TV monitor? If so, that would explain why you are getting different sizes via different connection methods. Specifically, if you do not have a PC only monitor, and you try to use a PC/TV combo monitor with an HDMI connection, your screen will actually look like a TV using HDMI. However, when you use a dedicated VGA connection, that is specifically designed for a PC connection, that could be the difference. Did I get it?
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jeff,

    In addition, double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below since you have Windows 8.1 to make sure that you have "Make everything on your screen bigger" turned off.

    "Make everything on your screen bigger" - Turn On or Off

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    thanks Brink,

    did not try this, but found this:

    hit the Charms Bar, change pc settings, pc & devices, display, then more options, smaller and yes back to normal.

    but thanks for your info.

    Jeff
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Jeff. Yep, that was OPTION TWO.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I use Nvidia and the Geforce software has a setting for "Resizing the Screen" - Intel Chipsets have a setting for "Change Scaling" which is the same thing. Because most HDMI will extend beyond the extant of the screen at 1920 by 1080p. You you have to scale back the screen size a little with custom scaling.
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