you geeks need something real in your lives. getting angry about newbies posting a pretty fair question is harsh especially since you cant solve it for laptops!!!!!!!!!!
Ady is being polite, I don't see why, with a post like that you are fair game......
Please don't presume to know anything about the members of this site. We all have real lives and not all of us can sit around on the forums all day waiting to respond to requests for information. The noobs that you mention have managed through the aid of a search engine to get here and to register as members. Having done that they download the emulators and a couple of layouts and then start acting like they have had a prefrontal lobotomy and start posting some old shite about DOND or how can they get a wonderful looking 1600 dx working on some shitty 800 * 800 notebook.
The question around seeing the whole machine had been answered hundreds of times in posts on this forum and probably as many posts in the shout box. All we ask is that members search fot the answer to a question - there is a section on tutorials; you never know the answer may just be in there.
As to you point about not being able to solve it for laptops, well Wizard did build MFME 3.2 with a rescale option and as far as I am aware that version plays most of the available layouts and will rescale them to the screen size available. It is true that for newer machines that need MFME 9.x or 10.x, the rescale is not available, but that is probably because those versions of the emulator weren't written for public consumption, at least at the time they became available.
If you want the newer machines available on a smaller screen size you have a lot of options available.
1. Ask Wizard to put rescaling into 9.x or 10.x
2. Ask Wizard to release a later version of MFME with rescaling available on all layouts
3. Write your own emulator that will rescale all layouts
4. Use a third party piece of software that allows scrolling such as VirtualBox
5. Buy a bigger screen
6. Wait until Amber is released and see if that delivers what you need
7. Wait until FME in MAME is released and see if that delivers the goodies
8. Choose layouts that do fit your screen size or can be resized on the existing emulators
Just remember the layout designers spend hours of effort making sure the layouts look good at the chosen size. It is impossible for some layouts to display in anything smaller than 1280 as the layout features would be illegible.