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why is everything on my screen SMALL?

March 14, 2011 at 22:45:00
Specs: Windows XP, 512

i had to run a "DISTRUCTIVE SYSTEM RECOVERY" now everything on my screen is small.
W H Y? HOW DO I FIX IT?

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#1
March 14, 2011 at 23:28:07

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
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You can choose a lower resolution and the icons and text will automatically be larger.

RIGHT click on a blank part of your main desktop screen, choose Properties - Settings.

Set the resolution to a lower setting.

If you have a desktop system and a CRT (tube) monitor, the text on the screen will be clear no matter what resolution you choose, and you probably need to choose a resolution that has a 4 to 3 ratio, e.g. 1024 X 768, 800 X 600 - when you divide the first figure by the second one, you get 1.333.

(All Programs - Accessories - Calculator)

If you have a laptop or an LCD monitor, they always have a Native or Optimal resolution that produces the best looking display - you can choose other resolutions but the text on the screen will NOT be as clear.
Turn on Clear Type in Windows XP or Vista - makes type/fonts on LCD screens look clearer.
http://www.microsoft.com/typography...

You need to choose a resolution that has the same width to height ratio as the LCD display. If it's an older laptop or LCD monitor that may be 4 to 3, but newer displays are widescreen, e.g. 16 to 9 ratio - when you divide the first figure by the second one, you get 1.777.

Click OK at the bottom of the Display Properties Window to change the setting and display it as set.
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You can also set Windows to use larger icons / larger text.

RIGHT click on a blank part of your main desktop screen, choose Properties - Appearance.

Font Size -set it to Large Fonts or Extra Large Fonts

Click on the Effects button - you can select Use large icons

Click OK at the bottom of the Display Properties Window to change the setting and display it as set.
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In Internet Explorer

- Page - Text Size - change it if you want to

- Tools - Internet Options
On the General page you can click on the Fonts button to change the font used.
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Control Panel - Classic View - Accessibility Options - Display tab - you can make the display use High Contrast.


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#2
March 14, 2011 at 23:31:42

Fonts and Tex - Resolution
Fonts and Text changes
Firefox - View Tab - Text Size - increase, decrease or normal.

Start - All programs - Internet Explorer - View Tab - Text size - Largest. Or Smallest Settings that affect your websites.

Under certain conditions you can hold down on the CTRL Key and turn the wheel on your mouse to enlarge print.

Or
While on the Internet at the top click on Settings - Index Tab - Than - Fonts and Text.

This is the part your asking about. Resolution
Right click your empty screen on your desktop - left click properties - click settings - move slider bar to less - this gives you 800 x 600 - you have 15 seconds to click OK - click Apply - close.
This setting is changed back the same way

Right Click your Desktop - Appearance Tab - On your lower left - Change to Normal - Large Or Extra Large Fonts -
Apply -OK

Right click your Desktop - Properties - Settings - Advance - DPI Settings in the drop down.
Normal setting is 96 DPI - Apply - OK


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#3
March 15, 2011 at 09:39:40

old farmer, If you're using Internet Explorer 7 or 8 open it, click View, select Zoom and set the Zoom level at 100% which is the default setting.

Tufenuf


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