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Thin White Vertical Line on the left side of desktop

  1. #1


    Lahore
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Thin White Vertical Line on the left side of desktop


    Hello Guys,

    I'm new here so pleae go east on me. Its my first post. I noticed yesterday that there is a very fine thin line on the left side of my desktop. In the screen shot you can barely make it out, but you will be able to once you see ot from the left corner of task bar. it does not appear when i open a browser or a folder or even start menu. It only shows on the desktop screen and is really annoying. I tried disabling some odd services and restarted the computer as well, but still no luck. A little help will be appreciated.

    P.S: Screen shot is below.
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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    If you are using an external TV type of monitor go into the menu of the Monitor -- usually via a remote controller etc. Somewhere in the Video / picture setups you should see an option like auto adjust picture / size or something like that -- then the image should fit the screen perfectly.

    (Assuming of course that you have set the resolution (in the PC settings) of the monitor to one it can handle).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Lahore
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    its my laptop bro

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    If you are using an external TV type of monitor go into the menu of the Monitor -- usually via a remote controller etc. Somewhere in the Video / picture setups you should see an option like auto adjust picture / size or something like that -- then the image should fit the screen perfectly.

    (Assuming of course that you have set the resolution (in the PC settings) of the monitor to one it can handle).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #4


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Could it be part of the background picture you are using? See if it is still there with different backgrounds, perhaps one of the stock ones that came with windows.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8


    This might seem a dumb question but I am serious.
    Have you tried changing the desktop picture to see if it was still there?
    or try resizing the picture in a paint program to match your screen resolution.
    right click on desktop....choose personalize...then desktop background...select fill.
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  6. #6


    Lahore
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    yes yes ! you guys were right ! I can't believe I can be so dumb being such an advanced user. The problem was with that crappy wallpaper. thank you so much guys ! #Peace !
    Last edited by abdel; 04 Nov 2013 at 06:18. Reason: wrong info
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    soon as you said it wasn't there in a browser or folder ,i suspected the desktop picture ,wow me .lol
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  8. #8


    Lahore
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    @caperjack
    Yeah man, wow you !
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by abdel View Post
    @caperjack
    Yeah man, wow you !
    no wonder Iam a mvp
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