Desktop is bigger than the screen on HDTV

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Monkeychemist, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Monkeychemist macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I got an older mac mini to use as my media center. I finally got the HDMI adapter and hooked it up tonight. Unfortunately the desktop is too big for the screen...meaning that I can't see the outer edges such as the top menus... I tried the 3 resolutions for that TV and all of them are just a little too big and I can't see the top menu.

    Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Go to System Preferences > Displays and play with the "Underscan" slider until it fits.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact resolutions and TV model are we talking about here? Or do the thing ergdegdeg proposed.
    Ah, ponere.
     
  4. Monkeychemist, Jul 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

    Monkeychemist thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I found in my display preferences a checkbox with overscan. I unchecked it and now the desktop is a little too small for the screen. I didn't see a slider to play around with. But this is much better since I can see the menu items.

    The other poster asked about TV screen/res, I'm not really sure. My TV goes to 1080i. Right now the best size seems to be 720p. TV is Viore 42" plasma

    Thanks
     

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