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I am running XP SP. I encounter gigantic windows regularly on Microsoft's website. I tried the recommended procedure. After I do Alt+Spacebar, s, I do not get a compasss. I pressed the arrow, but the page merely scrolls. I have used View/Text/ to reduce text size but it is still way to big.
My suggestion is that you can try to decrease the screen size
1) Open Display Properties in Control Panel.
2)Click the Settings tab.
3)If you are using multiple display support, click the icon for the monitor whose settings you want to change.
4)Reduce the size of your desktop by moving the Screen Resolution slider to the left.
5)Restart your computer if you are prompted to do so.
All the best.
The instructions were very helpful and right on target. Thank you.
I'm here today after searching "View other files with Win Picture and Fax Viewer" and finding the "Simple Answer" ~ Thanks Leo...
Re: some Windows and IE7 not displaying properly...
I recently had a problem when viewing my banking [3 different sites], the information and content was way too big for the window in "IE7" ~ I did not have the same problem in Firefox or in Maxthon browsers...! But, other sites were also affected in IE7.
However I also had a problem with Restore Point window [which should be a fixed size window], having content too big for the window that opened, and showing scroll bars both ways which I had to use to acquire the Next Step button...!
Finally, or at least, the only other problem that I ‘found’ was on the top left panel of the Start Menu where Internet Explorer, Windows Office and Windows Office Outlook etc are shown. All the items in this panel would double [this is still happening], whereby the list is repeated all in the same panel…? In fact, looking at it again now, the only icon not doubling is Firefox…!
Having researched the problem on MS, MSN and various other sites, I was led to a comment about “Exception occurs at CChildframe” on close. Which had happened twice to me that week…?
Further research then took me to the Maxthon Browser forum where this is mentioned in 2004 for an earlier version…! I took this lead because my problem began the day after installing Maxthon [but also installing & Un-Installing the New Google tool bar!]
I challenged Maxthon at the forum to no avail, but in my notes suggested that when I un-installed IE7 the problem would go away. They suggested that this be the cure…!
I took the advice and uninstalled IE7, and everything is back to normal ~ but not quite. I still have the problem with the start Menu Panel…!
I am writing these notes because IE7 may be an issue…? Or Maxthon may also be the issue, and of course Google v4…?
And, as Ms have just released a later version of IE7, I think I’ll give that a try and see the result… so I might have to come back for more advice…!
I can write a little more in depth on this if required…
Peace upon your computers
I have Windows XP, at 600X800 resolution. Due to health and incompatibility problems, we cannot alter this resolution.
However I have some softwares whose windows are HUGE. Too big for the screen resolution. And these softwares do not offer the users any possibility of resizing the window. There's no maximize buttons, and when we press alt+space the options 'size', 'maximize' and 'restore' are grey (meaning: unavailable.)
How do I resize the window ANYWAY? Is there a command to be added in the shortcut that 'forces' the window to the size I need?
Is there any solution whatsoever?
Thanks for your time!
No. Some applications are simply (IMHO poorly) designed to a higher resolution only. I can think of no way to resize only the offending window or dialog without shrinking eveverything else on your screen as well.
Best I can offer is to use the keyboard interface to slide the window arround on the screen to see those portions which do not fit.
Thanks-- this is very helpful. How about this one: I recently moved to a smaller display, and I'm having the problem you describe. Your solution works for most apps, except for the Windows Command Prompt. Alt+Spacebar doesn't do anything in this case. Any ideas?
Huh. ALT Spacebar works for me for command prompt as well. Anyway, try right-clicking on the command prompt item that shows up in the taskbar when it's running.
Leo...Leo...this is Lynn's computer, help me before her husband ends up throwing me through the window!!! Upon downloading some microsoft updates and restarting, I loaded up looking something like safemode. But when an attempt was made to change my resolutions to 32 bit, they can't hit the apply button on the bottom of the window because they can't get to it! Tried your resizing tips, but it doesn't work in properties menu. How can we apply the new resolution and screen without actually clicking the button???? Please save me from certain destruction....
this looks good. However! How do I get the screen to shrink overall? Even the desktop is too big for the screen. This computer is not hooked up to the internet at all and I know that no updates were installed on it (A different computer, obviously). What do I do?
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