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Tiny print - dpi setting changed

I accidently changed the dpi setting in the control panel to 20% now all the words are a tiny blur! I'm trying to change it back, but I'm having to guess where to click on the screens. I think I'm on the ''settings'' tab in the display options of the control panel, but I'm not sure. The box has 5 tabs - 2 tabs on the top row, 3 tabs on the bottom row.

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No need in putting the intsallation disc in. Just fallow these steps and you can change the text size and icon size. However you can only change one at a time.

  • Right click Desk top
  • Select the Appearance Tab
  • Click the Advance Button
  • Where it says item: Change to Icon and the numbers on the right allows you to change the size of the Icon.
  • Below that is Font: This allows you to change the font style and to the right allows you to change the size of the text.
  • Once changed to desired size click ok.
  • Then it takes you to the previous screen then click Apply

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You could try putting the installation disc back in that shud reset it back to factory settings

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