but ALSO the 2d button down "select scale mode" ...to full screen.. and tho i now see a resolution change as the screen changes from desktop/GEM to GPL (never did before) i can accept that as GPL itself now runs using the Dvi cable
sorry for being so dense with your explanations.. it seems this stuff could be soooo much simpler, but 'new this' and 'new that' no longer works with this/that and one thing leads to another til i start stressing.
i do have a 16:9 monitor running 1920/1280 and didn't have any issues with side bars (using VGA connx) and a new card wasn't all that different (to my mind) from 650 to 1050 ... so i thought all settings would be same silly me
thanks for your help!
i just needed more - some due to misunderstanding, and some just because i am not very good with this stuff
see my screen shot for what i'm referring to>