help me with my screen apperance

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  1. macdumb macrumors member

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    My viewing does not fill the entire screen, I have like 3 inch black bars on both sides of the screen where the picture does not go. Also my favorites bar does not fit into the viewing area any more, now I have a arrow to access the favorites that don't fit.

    I don't know what I did or how to fix it.

    any help would be awesome!!!
     
  2. bigiffo macrumors member

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    Is your screen resolution set correctly? Check by going System Prefrences>Displays and make sure in the list of resolutions you have set it to the highest
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Seconded. You probably have a 4:3 aspect ratio resolution set on a 16:10 aspect ration monitor.
     
  4. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    It could also be that your monitor's span has been adjusted too far within the bezel to create a squished look. Very possible if you have kids that could be messing with it or something.
     
  5. macdumb thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok that worked for the most part. Thanks.

    Boy these Macs are weird compared to windows!!
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Weird no, different & better are the words your looking for
     
  7. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    HAHAHA

    "Differently Better in a better but different way"
    -Kicking and Screaming
     
  8. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    No, you're just getting used to how logical they are after dealing with an operating system that makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Once you have been using OS X for awhile I'm sure your'll come to realize what a crap OS windows really is and wonder why you never made the switch sooner
     
  10. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I definitely know this. I think the only thing I miss about my desktop is opening it and having to fix it all the time. This is how I learned how computers work (or not work to be more specific). LOL
     
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