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Cutting Monitor display size - how to do it?

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I just bought a 27-inch monitor so I've decided to go vertical with my 25-inch. However, I'm finding that it's actually just too tall (I have to tilt my head up to see the tabs in chrome, and look downwards to see the start bar). Is there a program that allows me to essentially 'cut' strips from the top and bottom so I have a smaller display area?
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Have you tried setting a smaller custom resolution?
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Doing that simply stretches out the monitor to a non-native resolution. I'm looking for something that maintains 1080 pixels wide and less than 1920 pixels tall (i.e. 1080x1400) but something that fills the vertical pixels natively to the monitor and doesnt attempt to stretch 1400 across the entire vertical space of the monitor.

edit - it doesn't have to be something that changes the resolution - i'd also be fine with a solution that still uses 1080x1920 but simply displays black bars at the bottom and top such that my total viewable area is smaller.
Edited by Napwneon - 9/4/12 at 12:17pm
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Try setting a custom resolution, but setting scaling to the GPU instead of the monitor.
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It works! Thanks for the help, now I won't get a sore neck from staring up and down all the time!
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No Problem.
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