Everything on my computer is huge. All icons and internet

November 3, 2013 at 20:56:56
Specs: Windows Vista
Everything is big on my computer. It went into sleep mode and when I clicked to open it everything was huge. All the programs, icons. I don't know what happened to it but I need it fixed. Thanks

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#1
November 3, 2013 at 21:07:30
Did you try rebooting?

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#2
November 3, 2013 at 21:53:54
I'm guessing the screen resolution has changed somehow.
Can you attach a print screen?

In order to do, simply go to your desktop and click on the 'PrintScreen' or 'PrtScr' key on your keyboard. Then open Microsoft Paint, click 'Paste', save the image, upload it and attach a link.

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#3
November 4, 2013 at 06:14:37
We don't need a screenshot. The 1st thing you need to do is reboot, if that doesn't fix it, you'll either need to change the screen resolution or reinstall your graphics drivers. And we need to know the make/model of your computer.

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#4
November 4, 2013 at 06:54:30
I did reboot about 3 times. My computer is old. It has windows vista on it. It is a dell.

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#5
November 4, 2013 at 09:48:19
There're several versions of Windows and several different ways could apply. Since you say it's old maybe one of these methods will work? Try hitting Ctrl and the '-' key and see if it shrinks. If that doesn't do it (may have to be repeated several times) try moving your cursor to an edge or a corner of the screen 'till it becomes a double ended arrow and drag to the desired size. Close the application you're in and reboot the machine. Rebooting will force Windows to 'remember' the setting so it's correct when it starts the next time.
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#6
November 4, 2013 at 16:52:08
I'm assuming even the icons are big (rather than the Window sizes as tacked by #5).

Screen resolution might have changed, as already suggested:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/...
Set to the native resolution of the screen. A large pair of figures will make things look smaller.

It is possible, although less likely, that the dots per inch setting has changed:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
If it is already at the default (100%) then it is unlikely to be the real reason.

Otherwise update display drivers (also already mentioned). It's not so much that they need updating to newer ones but that by doing so it can often rectify issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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