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My screen icons are all gigantic.....

The screen went to the safe mode type screen a week ago....I don't know how to change it to regular screen again...I had an antivirus/ antispyware installed because the pc was acting weird, slow, lots more popups,'s supposed to be clean now, how do I get the screen back to normal?

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On the screen itself you would have an option to select active destop. Click on the link and it would load your desktop settings.

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