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Odd? Screen zooms slightly when window opens

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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
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.
 

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