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A portion of my laptop screen broke. Is there method I can use to resize the screen so that no window appears on the broken part of the screen? It's like 1/6 of the screen on the right that makes anything over there impossible to see.

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may i ask what kind of program you're talking about? – Babiker Jun 13 '10 at 1:36
    
Possible duplicate of How to use only part of screen, as if the monitor was a smaller one? – user33758 Jan 8 at 2:14
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Given the right video driver, you can configure a custom resolution for the Display control panel that cuts off pixels - eg 1066 x 1024 instead of 1280 x 1024.

Though, this question might be better placed on Super User ... as it's not really a programming problem.

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@Bevan I am now in this same situation, but I don't know if your answer really solves the problem the way Devoted wants. I personally would like to keep the resolution the same, but prevent a portion from being used. By changing the display resolution, you inevitably end up with jaggies on-screen. – Dave May 20 '11 at 19:17
    
@Dave - if you have the right video driver, you can go to a custom resolution without scaling - effectively you configure a margin of the screen that isn't used, avoiding the damaged part of the screen without introducing jaggies. – Bevan May 20 '11 at 21:45
    
what about shifting the screen real estate? I haven't seen something like that before. My current laptop driver does indeed let me avoid rescaling, but then I have to have the contents centered, which still overlaps the damaged region. – Dave May 20 '11 at 22:57
    
@Dave That's close to what I've seen. With the right video driver (caveat: one might not exist for your particular chipset), you aren't limited to centering your reduced resolution, but can move it to avoid the damaged part of the screen. – Bevan May 21 '11 at 10:08

I'm not sure if this is what you need.

Check GridMove and Sizer at: http://lifehacker.com/software/productivity/download-of-the-day-gridmove-windows-199404.php and http://lifehacker.com/277753/take-advantage-of-your-widescreen-monitor-with-sizer

Sizer is more manual, Gridmove I think is more automated. I have never tried them yet.

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