For some reason all of my laptop computer displays are large and dull. Also, my laptop's wireless functions no longer work. I have a wireless router and now for some reason the laptop doesn't even recognize the signal. Please assist.
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Re: all icons and text appear very large and dull
This could be two problems right click on the main desktop computer screen go down to properties and click on that, then go to settings Change the screen area of your computer to a more also click on advanced and change the font size to small that should solve the problem you can also look at views under explorer to small
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First make sure you don't have the type size and icons set to a large size. Right click on your Desktop and choose 'Personalize'. Then in the lower left choose 'Display'. Make sure that you have selected 100% as the size of text and icons. If you have, proceed to #2
Make sure that you are displaying at the native resolution on your laptop. If Windows doesn't have the right software drivers (instructions) for the display it will use some generic drivers which will work but will make everything appear large and potentially slightly fuzzy. Verify the potential resolution of your laptop with HP by looking up the model on their website and then checking the screen resolution. Then right click on your Desktop and pick 'Screen Resolution' from the context menu. Verify that the resolution is the same as the HP's listed resolution. If not, change it to match. If you can't change it to match that means you don't have the correct video card driver installed on your notebook. Go to #3
To install the correct video driver for your notebook, go to the HP Support site and click on 'Detect my product'. This will install some HP software that will recognize your system and load the appropriate updated software drivers for all components. You want to specifically find 'video drivers' but it will probably be OK to let others found by the website be installed. Install the video drivers and then if the screen isn't displaying at the correct manufacturer resolution, go back and repeat the instructions in step 2 to manually set it.
Which email account ? You can easily change the appearance of outgoing email messages in Hotmail by changing the , style and color of the typeface (font). For incoming messages, you can change the display options including the number of messages per page, line width, message headers and Internet content. Use Rich-Text formatting in messages to change the of fonts, the color and the style and add background color and emoticons. Click the "Mail" tab, click "New" to compose a new message and then click "Tools." Check Rich-Text Editor "ON." If the icons are visible in the tool box in your New Mail page, and the dropdown menu says Rich-Text Editor OFF, then Rich-Text Editor is already on. Click on the "Font Size" icon in the "New" or "Reply" box before you write your email. Choose from a tiny to a very large font . Change the appearance of the type by clicking on "Font Style." Choose from serif, sans serif or a "handwriting" style. Change the appearance of incoming messages by clicking on "Options" in the upper right hand corner. On the left side of the page, click "Mail." Click on "Mail Display Settings" to change the number of messages it shows and to adjust other options. Hope this helps.
1. at bottom left of the desktop, click on start then on the pop-up window click on Control Panel 2. in the Control Panel window, double click on Display to bring up Display Properties window 3. in the Display Properties window, click the Appearance tab 4. at the Font size near the bottom left of the Appearance window, click on the v for a size list 5. hover cursor over either Large Fonts or Extra Large Fonts then click to choose the size 6. if the changes to fonts in Display Properties example window are ok, click the Apply button 7. or click the OK button to Apply the font size changes and exit the Display Properties window
Go to your control panel in the start menu. Search "Display" in the search box and then click Display when it appears. Then choose to expand things by 125% or 150% with "medium" or "large" respectively.
When on the screen, and you have no icons hold control(ctrl) down and shift key and press escape(esc) your windows task manager should appear, goto the applications tab, at the bottom goto the tab New Task and left click, another window should appear with a text bar, type in the text bar explorer.exe and click ok, all the icons and your normal screen should reapear.
If your screen goes back to normal goto the start bar and goto run or search and type "regedit". When the regedit window appears left click the " + " sign next to Hkey_local_mechine the the plus sign on software, scroll down to Microsoft folder and click the plus sign, scroll down to Windows nt folder and click the plus sign, the plus sign on Current version folder, then scroll down to winlogon folder and left click on the folder icon, on the right hand side of the screen look for "shell" double click on the icon and delete everything in the text bar and type explorer.exe and click ok and exit out of the window, restart the pc and everything should be back to normal.
This is for Windows XP
1. Click on Start then Control Panel.
2. If control panel is set at
Classic View, then double-click on the Display icon which is
Then go to Step 3.
Click on Appearance and Themes
and then click on Display.
3. A box will pop up. Click on the Settings tab.
4. Click on Advanced.
the DPI setting to Normal size (96 DPI). If you have the value
set on anything else, text on the HUD-1 will look jumbled on the
your computer will ask you to reboot your computer. Click
The first thing to check is the preferences for display. It sounds from what you say like it is there that the problem lies.
Right click anywhere on the desktop EXCEPT on an icon, and choose the bottom option "Personalize" from the menu that appears. On the left is an option called "Adjust font size (DPI)" start by checking that this is set to 96 and not the larger 120dpi.
You might also like to change the Theme back to Windows Vista and see if that fixes it. These options should change your screen back to the way it was.