View Full Version : Screen resizes after running games

20-01-2004, 12:37 PM
here's a problem i've had for a while.

my screen size is set to 1024x768. but after i play games (like diablo 2 expn. and warcraft 3) the desktop picture is smaller- note: the screen size in still the same, just the picture is effected..
initially i thought the desktop picture was being resized to the game screen size, but i run warcraft 3 at 1024x768.

i can prevent this problem in 2 ways, be neither are acceptable.

1. set desktop picture to center (but this cuts off a little of the pic as its hidden behind the taskbar)
2. set desktop pictures as... web content.. use active desktop... (sorry, i forget the name and i'm at a japanese pc right now......). but this method is tiresome when you wanna change pictures.

i've had this problem with past drivers, directX versions, windows versions and nvidia graphics cards too. it's not a new problem.

windowsXP sp1
nvidia 52.16

any thoughts please....?

20-01-2004, 12:50 PM
its probably the game. try setting the game size to 800x640

20-01-2004, 02:53 PM
Just a thought, what is the size of your desktop picture - 800 x 600?

Maybe what is happening is that to display the wallpaper windows is stretching it to fit, and this setting is lost whenever you change resolutions for games.

Try resizing the picture to 1024 x 768 (XP can do this on its own, right click where the original is stored and select resize), then set the new picture as the desktop wallpaper.


20-01-2004, 05:40 PM
no, all my desktop pictures are 1024x768.

thanks for the thought tho.

any more?