How to make your Raspberry Pi fill up your entire monitor screen by disabling overscan in Raspbian Stretch

After you had booted up Raspbian Stretch for the first time, you may notice that your Raspberry Pi does not fill up your entire monitor screen:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 not filling entire computer screen

In such a situation, the overscan function in Raspbian could be what you should disable. Given that, this post shows how to make your Raspberry Pi fill up your entire monitor screen by disabling overscan in Raspbian Stretch.

First, open a Terminal window by clicking on the highlighted icon at the top:

Raspbian-Stretch-20181113-desktop-with-a-terminal-window

After the terminal window had started, type the following command in the terminal window:

sudo raspi-config

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 terminal window with sudo raspi-config

When raspi-config loads, choose Advanced Options:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config with Advanced Options selected

Next, choose Overscan:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config with Overscan selected

After that, choose No when raspi-config ask whether you want to enable compensation for display with overscan:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 with no selected for would you like to compensate displays with overscan

When you had indicated your choice to display overscan, you will see a confirmation message. Select Ok to dismiss the message:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config with confirmation message for disabling overscan

Once you had dismissed the confirmation message, raspi-config will return to the first menu screen. Choose Finish to complete your configuration changes:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config initial screen with Finish selected

At this point in time, raspi-config will prompt you to reboot Raspbian Stretch. Choose Yes to reboot:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config Would you like to reboot now

After your Raspbian Stretch reboot successfully, your Raspberry Pi should fill your entire monitor screen:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 filling entire computer screen

How to make Raspbian Stretch fill entire monitor screen

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