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Tool, task bar and text miniaturized

Suddenly my tool bar, task bar and text is miniaturized

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  • fpwyanks3 Jan 21, 2009

    xp professional. changing resolution is not solution and system restore did not help. I can adjust the text size but not the tool or task bars

  • fpwyanks3 Jan 21, 2009

    after I get into properties what should I do and what about the tool bar

  • fpwyanks3 Jan 22, 2009

    does not address the shrunken toll and task bars

  • fpwyanks3 Jan 22, 2009

    I haven't heard a respnse from anyone that addresses the shrunken toll and task bars along with the text. I appreciate everyones efforts. It's maddening. I have asked friends who say they know computers to no avail. I'm thinking about just wiping out windows and starting over.

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is that xp or vista ?

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Right click on task bar... select properties... should be in there

Robert

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 21, 2009

    have a look here and if that doesn't help you let me know



    http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training...

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 22, 2009

    and i mentioned if it didn't help i would find a better answer....

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    Roberta Smith Jan 22, 2009

    with the rating you gave me i'm not surprised no one is helping you.... we are basically volunteers that offer our help... our ratings are our reward.... the rating you have given me wasn't good and i would suspect no other expert wishes to chance getting one from you... have a nice day

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