Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2011 2:29 PM (in response to Shafrir)
If you have an Apple TrackPad, you can use the 3-fingers + thumb pinch to start LaunchPad. From there, look for the System Preferences icon and choose Displays.
I just blindly clicked in the upper left corner to get to the Menu and System Preferences.
Hope that helped.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2011 8:05 PM (in response to Shafrir)
We need much more information to help you, but I'll take a guess that you're using a television through the HDMI port. That's the only time I've seen this problem, and the answer is not to change the resolution (you want to use a proper HD resolution like 1280x720 (720p) or 1920x1080 (1080p)) but to go into the HDMI settings (sorry I don't remember where they are) and move the slider to eliminate overscan. Overscan stretches your picture on a television screen to hide the analog information lines that are not used for the picture, but have no meaning for digital HD. Move the slider until the desktop just fills your television screen and you're done.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to Shafrir)
If you are using a TV as display
Independent of the Mini, set your TV to a picture format so that it shows a black edge around the picture. Examples would be; 4x3, 14x9, or anything that doesn't send the picture out beyond the visible area (overscanned).
So lets say your tv is now set to 4x3.
- Start the Mac Mini. You may still not see every little bit, but you'll be able to click on that upper left corner Menu I mentioned earlier.
- Once you have that menu's pulldown open, Choose: "System Preferences...".
- Select: Displays Preferences Icon
- Once the Displays Prefrences window is open, POSITION it in the center of your screen. NOW using your TV remote (or menu controls) set the TV back to the format you like.
- Once you have your TV back, the edges of the desktop will be back off the screen. DON'T PANIC (as Douglas Adams use to say). NOW, in the Display Preferences window, Under the "Display" Tab, you'll see a list of resolutions on the left. IMPORTANT: Choose the one that represents your TV's capability; i.e., 1080P, 1080i, 720P, etc.
- Once you have selected the right resolution for your TV, the Mini will sense what you have and will present you with an Overscan slider, that will allow you to pull-in or push-out the edges.
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to Shafrir)
If you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel: maybe you did (ctrl + scroll in) which magnifies your screen?
Try (ctrl + scroll out) to shrink it back to "normal" size?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to PenguinMacPro)
Thanks - that nailed it! BTW, We have a Mac Mini running Lion connected HDMI to a Mitsu 65" HDTV.