SIze of icons and text displayed on computer

Microsoft / Windows nt professional
March 9, 2010 at 18:00:15
Specs: Windows XP
Recently, my employer did us a big favor and had 24 inch monitors installed for all of us at work. Which would be great, but in order to have readable icons, text, etc., the resolution must be set at the highest setting, something like 1980 x 1240. This makes the items so small that I almost need a magnifying glass to see the text. The display in Outlook is ridiculously small as is the print on many websites. I know in the past there was a function to maintain the "edges" of the text and icons so they did not get "fuzzy" when a small resolution was used. I have searched through every menu I can think of and cannot locate a function to do this. I have asked our IT people and they don't know either. They did not install the monitor driver with the monitor, saying it wasn't needed. I am going blind trying to read my screen, not to mention having a headached from eye strain every day. I am ready to file a complaint because of ergonomics and physical damage. So, please, if you know, tell me how to fix this. This is an issue through all of the office programs, the internet and the company programs. Thank you for you help!

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March 10, 2010 at 17:01:03
You mean "font smoothing"? If so, it may be difficult to find now since M$ no longer offers it as a download.

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March 18, 2010 at 08:39:49
What you need to do is, go to control panel ==> display ==> Click on Appearence tab ==> Click on the Advanced Appearances option and you can change your size fonts, icons, etc..

Good Luck

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March 23, 2010 at 19:06:07
I tried that. It doesn't work. Thank you.

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May 11, 2010 at 17:30:25
Yes, it should work....but it doesn't. That is the whole problem. How do you fix it?

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