Chrome changes screen resolution

Posted on 2011-09-16
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Everytime I open Google Chrome on my XP Home SP3 2.8GHz computer the screen resoltuion changes from 1024 x 768 to 800 x 600.

I can reset it and still use Chrome but it happens everytime.

Question by:classnet
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Accepted Solution

AdrienneSperber earned 2000 total points
ID: 36550769
Right Click Chrome (the shortcut on your desktop or however you are opening it)
Go to properties
Compatibility tab
Check if it is set to open in a specific resolution
If so uncheck it and click OK
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Expert Comment

ID: 36550787
Navigate to this folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\

In that folder should be a file called "Local State."
Open the file (should be a text file. Open with Notepad)
Near the bottom of that file will be the screen resolution and position settings. Please copy and post them here.

Author Comment

ID: 36550832
Local State doesn't contain a "screen resolution" (or any resolution) as well as position settings.
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Expert Comment

ID: 36550853
Please attach the file here. I would like to look at it. I don't recall if there is a specific reference to it. It may be embedded within the brackets.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36550931
Wow... what a goof ball!  I rebuilt the engine, tried jump starting it and was out of gas the whole time.

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