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Size of windows

by ultralight / October 25, 2008 5:19 AM PDT

We took our computer in and had them mirror our hard drive to a larger one. It went pretty good, but for one thing I notice now.

When I got the computer home the first thing I noticed was that everything looked bigger. The icons on the desktop, the information on all the web pages. I thought that everything had been changed to large fonts. So the only place I could think of to go was, click on blank space on desktop - open properties - click on Appearance - and look at the font size. It is set at Normal.

Is there another place that I should be looking?

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Try Changing The Screen Resolution..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 5:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Size of windows

Unfortunately, you don't tell us the type of computer you're using (laptop, desktop, or the size of the monitor), or the operating system, but try the steps below. Letting us know the size of the monitor screen would help us identify the specific screen resolution needed.:

RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop, choose "Properties", then click on the "Settings' tab. When that loads, select a screen resolution which has a "larger" number.. Then click on "apply", then OK.

A screen resolution with a higher/larger number will cause the icons to be smaller and the screen to include my text/items from webpages.

Hope this helps.....


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Screen resolution
by ultralight / October 30, 2008 5:32 AM PDT

Thanks I'll try that, I just change it until I find one that works?

I have a 17 in monitor, Window XP Home edition 2002 SP3 CPU 2.40 512MB of Ram IE7 Hard Drive 80 highspeed AVG8

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For a 17" Standard Monitor..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 30, 2008 5:57 AM PDT
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You'll want to try 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768.. If you're using a 17" widescreen, then try something like 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900.

If those resolutions aren't available, then you may need to hunt down the newest graphics driver for your system.

Hope this helps....


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