For some reason, edges on the monitor can be cut off. If you’re experiencing this issue, not to worry. Below are four methods available to fix the problem. You can try them one by one and see if you can find one that works for you.
Method 1: Disable the Overscan function on the monitor
If the Overscan function on the monitor is on, the problem can cause.
What’s Overscan? Overscan is a feature that cuts off the edges of the screen, then stretches what you have left to fill up your monitor. Usually, the important content will be left, but in some cases, the content can be cut off.
So to fix the problem, you can try to disable the Overscan feature on the monitor. To do so, you can refer to the following steps:
1) Turn on your second monitor.
2) Press the On-screen menu button on the monitor to open the On-screen menu. You can see there are multiple buttons on the monitor. If you’re not sure which one is the On-screen menu button, press them one by one, then you’ll easily find it.
3) Select the ‘Picture Advanced‘ option (for some monitors, it could be ‘Picture’ option) from the menu.
4) Select the option reading Overscan (if available).
5) Select Off.
6) Check to see if the edges are cut off.
Note: Not all monitors have the Overscan function. If you can’t find this option on your monitor, it’s probably not available on your computer. Or you can google the monitor’s user manual to find the information.
If Method 1 doesn’t work for you, try Method 2.
Method 2: Try to adjust your vertical position
To fix the problem, you can try to adjust your vertical position. To do so, refer to the steps below:
1) Open the On-screen menu on the monitor.
2) Navigate to the ‘Position‘ option.
3) Select ‘Auto Adjustment’ (if available).
4) Check to see if the problem is resolved.
Note: Not all monitors have the Auto Adjustment feature. It’s generally applicable for analog (VGA, possibly DVI-A) connections only, and disabled in digital (DVI-D/HDMI) modes. If your monitor only has the DVI-D modes or HDMI modes, this option is not available on your monitor.
Method 3: Set both monitors’ resolution the same
To fix the problem, you can try to set the second monitor’s resolutions the same as the resolution of the primary monitor. Follow these steps:
1) Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings.
2) Scroll down to the Scale and layout section and find Display resolution.
3) Select the Display 2 monitor, then select the resolution from the drop-down menu of Display resolution. Select the resolution that is the same as the resolution of the primary screen.
If the problem persists, move on and try Method 4.
Method 4: Use a DVI cable
If you’re using a VGA cable or HDMI cable, the problem can occur. You can try to connect the monitor to the computer with a DVI cable. If your computer doesn’t have a DVI port, you’ll need to use an adapter (for example, HDMI-DVI adapter), so you can connect the monitor and the computer successfully.
Hopefully you can fix the problem with the above methods. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.