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make my screen bigger

by irishbren / July 28, 2011 11:36 AM PDT

How do I get my screen back to normal on my laptop.

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For most of us on Windows, System Restore to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 11:41 AM PDT
In reply to: make my screen bigger

System Restore to when it worked.

If you used Norton, ask Symantec why they blocked System Restore.

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Display Screen Enlarged-Now Text Too Small!!
by irishbren / July 28, 2011 5:13 PM PDT

Thank You-I finally have my screen back but now my text within is small within my hotmail page itself.Could you please tell me how I can enlarge this?
Thank You.

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How Do I Make My Text Bigger.
by irishbren / July 28, 2011 5:09 PM PDT
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My text is very small within my hotmail-the lettering is too small.Could you please tell me how to make my text bigger on my laptop so it isn't so hard to read as it's too small.My Display is great as I figured this out but the text within is still too small.Thank You.

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Re: making text bigger
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 5:15 PM PDT

The usual way to make text in a browser window bigger (assuming you use a browser to access your hotmail account) is using <ctrl><mousewheel> . In Internet Explorer you can use the View menu from the menu bar also.


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Thank You.
by irishbren / July 29, 2011 1:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: making text bigger

I appreciate your response-I'm using a laptop right now as my other computer isn't set up yet-I just moved.I have used the view in the toolbar but then next time I log in I have to keep using it.I would like it so it stays without re-doing the text size every time I log in.Any idea please?

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Re: changing default zoom in internet explorer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 30, 2011 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank You.
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by irishbren / July 30, 2011 8:39 AM PDT

I really appreciate your input & helping me-you have given me a wonderful site that I can use in the future.You have totally answered my question for me & it worked!! Things are back to normal again for me.

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It might help to tell.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 5:22 PM PDT

- What you meant with a "bigger screen"
- What you mean with "Display"
- What you figured out.
- What you did after figuring it out.

And some basics like:
- screen resolution (in pixels)
- screen size (13" or 17")
- desktop settings


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Thank You-I'll Explain.
by irishbren / July 29, 2011 1:39 PM PDT
In reply to: It might help to tell.

At first when I was in my email,on a page,I accidentally hit a button(don't know which one!!).My screen went smaller as if there were a black picture frame around it.I finally have that back to normal now.
When I said "display" I should have said my monitor screen when I just log on.Everything on the monitor screen was small.Ex: recycle bin,firefox,etc that I click on to log onto the net were very small.I went into the control panel-changed the resolution and now this is bigger (back to normal).But when I get into my email and other sites,the text is small.I have been using the "view" in the top tool bar but I have to use it for every page I bring up or site I go into.The way it was before the problem-all the pages were fine as the text was bigger & the same size no matter what site I went into.It's frustrating as I want things back to normal or the way they use to be.I have no idea what to do,to get my text back the way it use to be.I'm not the best using computer lingo as I'm a work in progress still.My son jokingly says I'm "old school" LOL.

Thank You for also helping me-appreciate you time your taking to teach me the tools I need to be more computer savvy.

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