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Pixilated sytem tray

by kingkailash / May 11, 2011 12:33 PM PDT

Under desktop properties>appearance>advanced, I've got the active title bar set at 9 and the captions set at 22. And I'm in normal font.
Now this seems to make my system tray large(okay with that) but rather pixilated. If I reduce the captions any more I lose the restore and minimize buttons in Firefox and the close button goes way too small. Likewise if I increase the active title bar too much the it does the opposite.
I hope I've explained that right. I daren't fiddle with it again unless someone has a better or different way of doing this.
It was okay earlier. I did a lot of work on getting rid of some malware(false) in safe mode and I think I've stuffed up somewhere.
Any help would be great.

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Clarification Request
Forgot to mention...
by kingkailash / May 11, 2011 12:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Pixilated sytem tray

I am running XP (PSP3).

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Clarification Request
Seems you are not a newbie.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Pixilated sytem tray

I read your posts and it appears that you are beyond a newbie but maybe I have some advice. Stop fiddling with these things and run it with the stock settings. Change only the basics and don't get too creative.

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dumb reply?
by kingkailash / May 14, 2011 9:01 AM PDT

Yes I have fiddled around due to losing settings after trying to get rid of anti spyware. It was a classic battle, went on for 19 hours, fueled by my paranoia of course. False positive in the end. However I have a version of XP that was sat set up by a techy guy/friend who I no longer have much to do with. He set me up with these really nice settings so I don't think I have ever been on default settings and wouldn't even know how to reset them.
So back to my dumb question. How do I reset the settings to default in the system tray.

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Since such settings are PER USER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 9:06 AM PDT
In reply to: dumb reply?

Did you try creating a new account and seeing what happens there?

Google XP CORRUPT PROFILE to learn how to move to the new account.

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new account.
by kingkailash / May 14, 2011 10:36 AM PDT

Don't think that would work 'cos I have an unregistered version of XP.

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(NT) Cool. Then register it and we can move to the next step!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 1:27 PM PDT
In reply to: new account.
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Then register it and we can move to the next step!
by kingkailash / May 14, 2011 3:08 PM PDT
In reply to: new account.

When I say register I mean freebie/pirated! I didn't know that when it was set up.
There has to be another way of fixing this problem.
I just tried a simple thing. I went into desktop properties and changed the style to classic and it was fine, system tray unpixilated and shrank. However on restart it was back to large and pixilated again.
Any ideas?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 10:13 PM PDT

It often happens that people get pirated versions of Windows installed without their knowledge. It's a sad fact but those who do these deeds need to be taken to account to prevent them from doing the same to other unsuspecting users.

There is only one way to fix this. Purchase a Genuine Windows OS and install that.

We cannot help with pirated software. Forum Policy forbids that.

So, I'm sorry but I must lock this thread.


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