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I have a similar problem but not with my Desktop computer (XP) but with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. But then not on everything only on some "Twitters" & some e-mails. Any suggestions?
I changed DPI in Vista rt clicking DT -> adjust font size -> DPI scaling. All the icons increased in size and wouldn't fit the desktop. Reversed the change but now the icons are in different locations. This also occasionally happens after an update. Can I restore the previous arrangement with a file from my True Image Backup. Other than a complete image restore of course.
Thanks - Bob
I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3, IE 8. Under "View" there's an option to change text size, from smallest to largest. If that isn't enough, use the Zoom option to make text up to 400% larger.
The only problem with following Microsoft's procedure is that ANY choice other than "small" will, as MS itself admits, mean that generally some parts of the text will be too big and will become unreadable. In addition, text may be overwritten in some cases (they don't mention that though) The only way I have found to fix this ridiculous problem ( especially pitiful on 13in. laptops) is bypass "themes" and choose the "Classic" screen. Eventually this will get you back to the setup one had in XP where the font of individual elements can be set. (Of course this thing is not fully functional!!)
thanks for better knowledgable tips
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I.m trying to deal with this new-fangled OSX by Apple - iMac. I can't get the letters larger. I'd like to keep everything larger all the time. It's hard for me to see now that I'm older. Please advise. By the way, there's going to be a million of us real soon!
Unfortunately Ask Leo's expertise is primarly in PCs, Windows, and general Internet or computing-related questions. Here are a couple of sources for Apple related questions.
Where to go for help with your Mac device or iOS
Mac Help for Mom
My screen size is set at 1366/768 This is recommended. I have it set at 125% yet the writing is very small and there is a border of about 2 inches at either side. It was always ok. How can I make screen bigger to fit. Would appreciate your help.
At age 85 I too have poor eye vision. I have a desktop PC with Win 7 and 23 inch LCD monitor which uses the normal screen resolution resulting in text which is too small. I also have a 17 inch lap top with Win 7 that uses the normal screen resolution of 1600 x 900. In both computers I use Windows Magnifier in Windows 7 Accessories/Accessibility which provides different levels of magnification. I have selected 150% and pinned it to the Taskbar on both computers for easy access. It works perfectly for me without making any changes to screen resolution or dpi.
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