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My window is cut-off or truncated. Why?

truncated Microsoft WindowIf an application window, like the one to the left, keeps you from being able to enter data because it cannot be maximized or it is not enabled to scroll up or down, it is usually because the programmer made some assumptions about the display settings.

To compensate for that, you'll have to change the display settings  on your computer.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Start>Control Panel>Display> Appearance>Color Scheme 
  3. 2. Choose something like Desert, which displays at a smaller font.
  4. 3. Apply the change.

Your screen should refresh with the new color scheme--allowing you to be able to work within the confines of the fixed window space!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:52 PM


# re: My window is cut-off or truncated. Why?

Another possible reason/fix for this, that I found out about recently while beta testing, is if you've, for whatever reason, changed your DPI setting from the defaults.

At Display, check out Settings/Advanced and see what the DPI setting is. If it's NOT Normal Size (96 DPI), you might want to test out the app by either resetting it temporarily, or checking on a machine where the DPI setting IS the norm.
6/8/2009 2:53 PM | Peter Smith

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