Win7 Fonts & icons turned smaller after crash

Hewlett-packard / Officejet 6210
March 8, 2011 at 03:29:09
Specs: Windows XP
After my computer crashed it came back to life with very small icons and font. I went into my control panel and display. Under the settings, i set the screen resolution to 1280 by 1024. it has made a difference but all is still too small. Altering this ration and all is distorted or no good at all.
please can you tell me what to do.
Thank you in advance.

Jeannine


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#1
March 8, 2011 at 09:12:13
1- what size is your monitor?
2- is it windows 7 or xp?
3- have you tried resetting your monitor?

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#2
March 8, 2011 at 19:56:08
Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization and under Display, look for 'Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller' and change size.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
March 9, 2011 at 06:02:15
Thank you for your help. I think i may have sold the problem although I seem to find that all font on AOL is still much smaller than it used to be. Writing emails is not a problem as i have increased the font size but my favorites for example and the list of new emails is in very small characters.
i may have to contact AOL.
In the meantime, thank you again.
jeannine Greene

Jeannine


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#4
March 9, 2011 at 06:32:02
AOL is one of the worst softwares out there, you may want to get educated and start using just a browser for surfing the web, it is much better and eliminates the need for 3rd party software.
I hope you are not still paying for it. Most people don't know that if you have a high speed DSL or Broadband connection that AOL is free. They will not tell you that, you have to mention that to them.

For your information, AOL has destroyed many hard drives in the past
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#5
March 9, 2011 at 06:38:50
How interesting! I will follow this up and thank you for the tip.
All the best
Jeannine G

Jeannine


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#6
March 9, 2011 at 06:48:22
You are welcome, I have helped many AOL users that were still paying for AOL as well as high speed...it is a real rip-off

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#7
March 9, 2011 at 20:19:59
At the beginning, it was like training wheels for the internet. Nobody really needs it anymore. Back in 1995, my old w95 computer came with a 'free trial' of AOL and I was tempted to try it (free right?), but in order to get the free trial you had to give them your credit card number. I was stubborn and did not. I am really glad I never did get that free trial.
Try it. Just open Internet Explorer or Firefox or other browser, type in the address bar www.google.com and hit enter. Then type anything you can think of and you will be shown a world of things you never experienced before. There are other portals, but this is just a start. Set your browser's start page to either Google, or your ISP's default portal and begin the experience.

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#8
May 1, 2011 at 17:05:29
I'm having the exact same problem It is not the internet browser as I am on a high speed cable connection using google chrome.

OS:Windows7 64x
52 inch Sony Bravia

Short description: I've magnified the text and changed the resolution. when i magnify text and other items, the browser tabs and address are tiny, and in any game i play all of the command options are too small, which really strains the eyes. :( please any advice people have to offer.


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#9
May 2, 2011 at 01:36:43
I was asked to look at the monitor and I did. This made all the difference. perhaps you can look at one of my previous post.
All the best
JG

Jeannine


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