How to Restore Desktop to a Full Screen

If you are working on your computer and a graphical glitch occurs that forces the resolution of your desktop down to a smaller size than your screen, you may see a black box surrounding your Desktop image. You can get rid of this box and go back to a full screen on your desktop by manipulating the resolution settings on your computer.

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Right click on an empty space on your Desktop.

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Click "Properties" then click "Display."

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Click "Adjust Resolution."

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Click the "Resolution" dropdown and then change the resolution to the maximum setting.

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Click "OK" to apply the settings change.