Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

In Windows 7, why are my pictures in my screensaver photo slideshow not centered/cut off?

Posted on 2013-06-07
7
2,358 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
I have a laptop (running Windows 7 Pro) and a desktop computer (running Windows 7 Pro).  Both contain the same photo's in My Pictures.

When I select as my screensaver, photo slideshow, I select "My Pictures".

There is no problem with the pictures displaying on the laptop's screensaver.

However, on the desktop computer, when the screensaver runs, the bottom 4 inches is black, and the top of the picture is cut off.  What could be the problem and how do I solve it?

Thanks for your help.
0
Comment
Question by:LessonsLearned
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 39230734
Be sure that Stretch is set for the background,
Stretch
0
 

Author Comment

by:LessonsLearned
ID: 39230759
I changed the desktop background to stretch.  It did not make a difference.  There is still 4 inches of "black" displayed when the screensaver runs.

Note:  I do have dual monitors.  When the screensaver runs, monitor 1 displays the picture, with 4 inches of "black" on the bottom (and the top part of the picture cut off), while the 2nd monitor just goes completely black.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 39230774
Does the normal computing (not screensaving) display appear normal?  

When looking at the desktop with the screensaver off,   if you move the mouse to the top, does it go off the screen? (like the desktop is extend beyond what you can see)
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 39231156
Close all apps and then run this fixit

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_photo_and_slideshow_diag


Restart pc and check .




Ded9
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
LessonsLearned earned 0 total points
ID: 39248773
I found the problem.  When I use just once computer screen, instead of extend desktop, the images appear normal during screen saver.  

When I use two monitors, (Monitor #1 is a 24" widescreen) and (Monitor #2 is a 19" square screen), the screen saver will not display the images properly on Monitor #1 (regardless of screen resolution.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:LessonsLearned
ID: 39270709
The only solution is to remove the 2nd monitor, as the problem only exists when two monitors (of different sizes) are present.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 39272115
You could try a dual monitor application to get a more customized dual setup,
Ultramon

DisplayFusion
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question