my homepage is centred and cannot get back to full screen

January 10, 2013 at 14:03:02
Specs: Windows XP
my baby daughter hit a bunch of keys on laptop and now the screen is centered and cannot get it back to full screen display
any help?

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#1
January 10, 2013 at 14:55:34
Is it only your homepage?
Can you drag the edges out, or use the full page icon at top right?

By the way, you posted on the old Windows 95/98 forum yet your spec says XP.
Which is it?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 11, 2013 at 08:42:47
hi thanks for the reply. no it is not just homepage. it is windows 95/98 sorry. i right clicked from desktop to graphic options and selected panel fit. when i went to full screen the type was too large so i zoomed out to 75%. this is still not as it was or as i would like it. any other ideas?
thanks

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#3
January 11, 2013 at 09:50:14
I don't recall ever running into an issue where the screen didn't reach the edges.
If it uses a separate monitor there might be some settings (buttons) on the front that got altered.

I never used any zooms on mine, but simply set it to the native resolution for the screen, or lower if I found everything looking too small.

Hard to know what got pressed but most Display settings are accessed by right clicking the desktop and going to Properties - hard to imagine baby managing that one but you never know. I might fire up my old W98 later and remind myself about the settings details.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
January 11, 2013 at 11:47:41
Homepage refers to the the 1st page you see when you open a browser, probably Internet Explorer. Is that what you're asking about? If not, you probably mean your desktop display in which case I suspect either the screen resolution was changed or the graphics driver needs reinstalling.

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#5
January 11, 2013 at 23:37:50
Once or twice my IE pages would change to a different looking format on my 98 machine because I hit the wrong key or clicked on the wrong heading. I found the easiest way to get it back was not to try fixing it but just revert back to a previous registry. To do that with 98 ( I don't think 95 has that option) you can choose 'shutdown' and then from the menu choose 'restart in msdos mode'. Or when starting the computer start tapping F8 before windows starts to load. Choose 'command prompt only' from the boot menu.

Whichever method you use will leave you at a C:\> prompt. At that prompt type scanreg/restore and enter. Choose a registry to restore with a date that precedes the changes made by your daughter. When it's done it'll tell you to reboot. When it gets to the desktop everything should be back to normal.


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#6
January 16, 2013 at 02:35:16
Look up what functions you have avalable on your FN button

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