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font problems AGAIN

by kinseeker / March 17, 2004 4:43 AM PST

this has not been fun! Now the next problem I have is can hardly read the address line when I am on line. Font is way to small. Seems like I fix one problem and then cause another. I may have to break down and have someone come to my home and show me what I need to be doing. I feel like I am spinning my wheels and not getting anyplace. I use Windows 98.

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Re:font problems AGAIN
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 17, 2004 5:26 AM PST
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The address bar in Internet Explorer and other text and fonts on the desktop can be enlarged a few different ways. First, try RIGHT clicking on a blank area of the desktop, choose "Properties". When that loads, click on the "Settings" tab. Now move the "Desktop area" (Resolution) slider to a "smaller" number. (something like 800 X 600 is usually appropriate). Now click on "Apply", then OK. and depending on your settings, choose "yes" if it asks if you like the settings. If the fonts still aren't to your liking, RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop again, choose "Properties", then the "Settings" tab. In the "Font size" line, choose "large Fonts", then click on "Apply", then OK.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Re:font problems AGAIN
by kinseeker / March 17, 2004 8:31 AM PST
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Thanks Grif, I am getting to comfortable with the computer so think I can change things. Well, just learned to leave well enough alone.

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Kinseeker, It Sounds Like You Fixed It? Right?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 17, 2004 11:08 AM PST

If so, then that's what "playing around" with the system is all about. Although inexperienced users don't want to be too "loose" with computer experimentation, there really isn't any other way to learn unless you try something new.....and then try to fix what you just messed up. LOL

Take care and keep up the safe computing.


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Re:Kinseeker, It Sounds Like You Fixed It? Right?
by kinseeker / March 18, 2004 2:42 AM PST

Thanks again Grif. You are so right about only learning by doing. I am just thankful for the forums to get us out of our messes :>)

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(NT) Kinseeker, Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 18, 2004 3:41 AM PST


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Have You Run Defrag Recently
by pfeffer3 / March 18, 2004 9:38 PM PST
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If not, do so.

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Re:Have You Run Defrag Recently
by kinseeker / March 19, 2004 11:22 AM PST

No, I haven't defrag as I have only had it home one week after having the hard drive erased. That is why I am trying to get all of my fonts like I had them before. I will defrag this evening. Thanks

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