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Windows come up too small

August 8, 2009 at 07:25:21
Specs: Windows Vista

My 3-year-old did something to my computer. Now when I click an icon, it comes up tiny (about 1" tall, 2" wide). I can maximize it fine, and I can drag the borders of the mini-size window to make it look normal. After I close the window, the next time I open it, it's tiny again. The resolution is fine, overall. Previously, I clicked the icon and the window would be a large rectangle, then I could maximize if necessary.

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#1
August 8, 2009 at 07:35:18

abbottzoo, You're showing Windows Vista but this is the Windows XP forum so follow the instructions at the links below for your version of Internet Explorer.

How do I have an Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) or earlier version window open in the maximized position every time?

http://www.mistered.us/wwwboard/que...

How do I have an Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) window open in the maximized position every time?

http://www.mistered.us/wwwboard/que...

Tufenuf


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#2
August 8, 2009 at 07:38:08

Your three year old is quite talented when it comes to computer. What this child did was ...

Holding the Control ( Ctrl) key and then moving the scroll wheel forward or backward will change the icon size - increase icons size by scrolling forward and decrease it by scrolling towards yourself (backward); stop when satisfied with the result

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#3
August 8, 2009 at 07:50:23

I forgot to mention that the above trick works only in Windows Vista (and Win7), and not XP.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
August 8, 2009 at 19:13:05

XP User / Vista: I tried your "ctrl & scroll" suggestion. I opened the mini-window, clicked on it, and held control while rolling the scroll button on the mouse. It didn't work on the windows, although when I tried it on a blank area of the desktop, it adjusted my icon size. Still trying to figure out how to make my windows open in medium or large size. Thanks!

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#5
August 8, 2009 at 19:22:29

The next time you close your maximized browser window, do it by holding down the ctrl key while clicking "x" to close.

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#6
August 8, 2009 at 19:30:41

abbottzoo, The links I posted in my Response Number 1 in this thread have instructions to correct your problem.

Tufenuf


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#7
August 9, 2009 at 06:23:34

Tufenuf: Yea! Your IE7 link worked! The kid had also made my internet button disapear from the bottom left of the toolbar, so I tried your instructions on the "Launch Internet" icon, and it worked. (I wonder if XPUser & Sabertooth's suggestions would have also worked if I had tried them on the Launch Internet icon, and not just random icons.) Thanks for your help, everyone!

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