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XP icons, text, web page too small

by Marvin / October 18, 2004 1:47 AM PDT

I just bought an HP 730 with XP home edition. The icons on desktop are very small as is the text on web pages;pages only cover 2/3 of screen.Text size is "largest". Even the internet options box is very small.In tools/internet options/ fonts or accessibility there is no way to increase size.

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by mustang46 / October 18, 2004 2:33 AM PDT

Hey,
Possibly The Resolution Of Your Screen Is 2 High Or The DPI Of The Screen Is 2 High. You May Want To Check & See If There Is An Updated Driver For Your Video Card Or Monitor.

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by glb613 / October 18, 2004 3:07 AM PDT

Check your display settings. Right click on an empty spot on the desktop, select properties then settings. Choose a screen resolution you like.

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by jimbo36 / October 18, 2004 5:33 AM PDT

Marv::Right click your desktop and go to the apperance tab and change your fonts to extra large and see if that helps.

Jim

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by ludwig / October 21, 2004 5:47 PM PDT

If I am understanding your problem correctly---it is easy to correct.

Simply go to start
go to Settings
click on control panel
next click on display icon
and ajust as you desire.

failing this take your computer to a computer repair shop and have the tech show you how to do this. He should not charge much and if you do to a place like Computer Direct Outlet (see their website) they will belp you free of charge. (you can telephone them and they will talk you through it also)

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by anthonyar / October 21, 2004 6:01 PM PDT

To increase the text size in the internet explorer.
Just go to view -> text size -> and select the desired size.

hope this help u!

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Re: XP icons, text, web page too small
by ChrisBear / November 11, 2004 5:07 PM PST

I've had this problem with web sites on my laptop which has a native screen resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. Answer is to leave screen resolution at the optimum for your display monitor, but adjust Accessibility settings in Internet Explorer.

Go Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility button and check 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'. Using View/Text size (or Ctrl-scroll on wheely mouse) will then zoom on any web page.

Sorted!

Chris

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