Odd? Screen zooms slightly when window opens

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jcs83md, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    Ok, I'm sitting on the Windows desktop. Whenever I open a window, the entire screen size actually gets slightly bigger, as if it zoomed in 1 or 2%. Does that seem weird?

    I'm running Windows XP Pro SP1
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 955DF
    VidCard: ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
  2. Dipsomaniac

    Dipsomaniac So Very Tired

    Mine does that too. Is your desktop a fairly dark colour? My theory is that quickly replacing a lot of dark with light or white means that the higher energy required to illuminate all the pixels has an effect on the magnetic fields that constrain the beam - a higher energy beam will be harder to bend, and so you'll see the screen jump outwards a bit.

    I think that you'll find that the screen moves back inward, but you don't notice it happening - when I minimize the window back to a dark desktop I don't see the screen get smaller.
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Yeah, it happens, just a monitor thing, nothing to worry about :happy: