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Old 12-17-2014
leezinho leezinho is offline
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Default Monitor display vertically compressed

My monitor display suddenly (from one use to the next) became vertically compressed. All text looks like what typographers call an "extended" or "expanded" typeface but these terms are oriented horizontally. Actually the print is normal width, but reduced in height, and harder to read. Formerly circular icons (Chrome, smileyface, etc.) measure about 20% wider than high.
But there are no black margins at the top or bottom of the screen.
I think the trouble dates from when I followed advice to download "The Common Controls" from Microsoft, to solve another problem.
The monitor (HP w1707) has controls to move the image up/down/left/right, but none to adjust aspect ratio.
The Windows Vista operating system has had Service Pack 1 installed, but fails when I try to install Service Pack 2.

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