Alert from CNET Staff

 Attention forum users:  We want you to try out the new CNET forums platform! Click here to read the details. Thanks!

Windows XP forum: Scrolling Desktop

by: Coviti August 22, 2009 7:17 PM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Scrolling Desktop

by Coviti - 8/22/09 7:17 PM

So I have an older (P4) system that I use for keeping file backups and such things. I recently bought a small 19" LCD TV, and decided it would make a good replacement for my severely aging 15" CRT. So, long story short, I connected the TV to the desktop with a basic VGA D-Sub cable, and proceeded to set my screen resolution to the TV's native 1366x768. Now, however, my adapter apparently "thinks" that my screen isn't big enough for a 1366x768 desktop, so it only shows me about 2/3 of the full desktop at any time (and moving the mouse to an edge of the screen scrolls the desktop in that direction).

I'm currently using the onboard SiS Mirage graphics, and the only other card I have access to is an even older S3 Savage4 that doesn't seem to support widescreen resolutions. There don't seem to be any relevant settings in the display properties dialog, or in the device properties for the adapter or "monitor." So I guess what I'm really looking for is the "manual" way to disable the scrolling desktop. Whether it be a registry edit or a modification to the INF file for the adapter or display, I'll take whatever I can get at this point.

Thanks... 8^)

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to


Thank you. Sent email to


You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.


Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.


You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.