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fonts on desktop too large

by swope1221 / August 30, 2006 9:00 AM PDT

Hi all. I have recently been having a problem with the fonts on my desktop becoming too large and in boldface type. I haven't changed any setting, so I checked for virus and spyware. All tests came out clean. I used my AVG Pro, trend micro's online house call, ewido's online scanner, Ad-Aware, the free windows online scanner from microsoft, and windows defender. All clean. This happens at random times, and I can't pin it down. A reboot fixes it, but that is annoying. I have posted pictures of this at the following url: If anyone can offer any advice or fixes I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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It's the Taskbar, not the fonts...........
by Trance_Zac / August 30, 2006 9:35 AM PDT

that look bigger. R Click on Taskbar at bottom of screen and put a check next to "Lock the Taskbar"
(click on lock........"

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(NT) (NT) In those pictures from your URL the screens look identical
by Trance_Zac / August 30, 2006 9:36 AM PDT
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fonts on desktop too large
by swope1221 / August 30, 2006 10:58 AM PDT

I tried locking the taskbar, but it was already locked. The fonts for the taskbar, the desktop, and the start button are all oversized. I can't pin it down as to when it happens or why.

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Re: fonts on desktop too large
by Tufenuf / August 30, 2006 11:16 AM PDT

swope1221, Go to Start>Control Panel and open your Display Properties, under the Appearance tab change the Font Size: to "Normal" using the drop down arrow button, click Apply/OK.


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