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Remember how desktop looked like in XP with 800x600 resolution? Everything was big - fonts, icons, browser, documents... Now have Win7 with 1920x1080 resolution. It used to be fine, then another user

I tried Personalize - Windows Color - Advanced - Item: Icon (to change the icon/font size on desktop, but i need that everywhere, not only on desktop).

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Everywhere? If you change DPI, you change the appearance of everything everywhere. (The Home edition of Windows 7 does not contain "Personalize.") Only a change in DPI will affect the appearance of everything.

But without changing DPI, you can do the following.
Right click on a blank area on the desktop and choose screen resolution. Click Make text and other items larger or smaller. You have some choices in the radio buttons or you can try a custom setting. These won't affect images but will affect icon and text appearance size.

Here are a few other things you can tinker with to get a view you like.

1) In the procedure you have described, when you get to ITEM,, choose more of the selection from the drop down list, then reboot.
OR, 2) Click on an open area in a web page. Hold the Control button down, roll the scroll wheel atop your mouse. 3) in the RUN box of Windows 7, type cttune and hit enter. Walk through this ClearTypeTuner procedure and you can at least have an easy go at adjusting readability to your liking. If you change your mind, you can always change the settings back. It does allow you to see how the font would look. --I have not mentioned the Magnifier option...

In brief, your monitor probably came with its best resolution set up. But you can use the "tricks" above to alter the appearance of sizes. You just may find readability diminishes.

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Testimonial: "The other user tried to increase logon screen font size, and that affected somehow all the user profiles on the same machine. So eventually I asked her how it’s been done to roll it back. Here it goes: -In the Windows Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop -Now in the right side, create a new DWORD value (32-bit) named LogPixels and then double click on for set its decimal value (make sure that you have set the value to decimal) between 90 to 150. With this value increased, everything displayed on desktop gets increased (including Outlook, what was especially inconvenient to me). Thank you for your response – we could share our findings with each other:)"

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SOURCE: Projectors cause desktop settings to

Most projectors have a set resolution. If everything gets really big then the projector has a very low resolution. There is nothing that can be done to make it got to a better resolution other than right clicking (windows xp +) the desktop. Goto properties. Then click the settings tab. set the resolution to whatever your projector can support.

If windows gets stuck at a particular resolution (when you plug in another monitor and it is set like it is the projector or vise versa) You should install the monitors drivers and the projectors drivers. These should be avalible on the manufactures site(s). This will cause windows to use the profile of that device instead of the generic "pnp montior" driver. That way it will always know what resolution to set the device to when it is plugged in.

Hope this helps
If you want to know where to get the drivers just google the manufactures name +drivers. Good luck

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SOURCE: I use AOL on my Mac. Can not change the font size on outgoing mail. How do I fix this?

LOL, no wonder. Are they still around? They've been bought and sold so much that I thought they were completely stripped.

Get into your AOL email and look for a help option somewhere while in the email client.

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Screen resolution is too big. Unable to correct.


The resolution is set too high, or the icons are too large? If the resolution is too high, the items appear smaller. If the resolution is too low, it gives a "zoomed in" appearance, and everything is much larger.

Has this issue been present since day one, or did it just begin?
What operating system do you have?
Do you have a dedicated (PCI, AGP, PCIe) video card, or are you using the one on your motherboard?

It sounds like you need to update or re-install the drivers for your videocard. They may have become corrupted, and are disallowing your resolution to be set to your desired spec. Many videocards will reset themselves to 800x600 if there is an error with the drivers, making everything seem much larger on the screen.

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How do I reset the monitor to correct font size


Hello Lawrie,

You don't actually adjust fonts or resolution on the monitor, you do adjust them in the control panel of the computer. To do this, open your start menu, select Control panel. When the control panel is open check the top left corner to see if it is in Classic or Category view, if it says Category, click the switch to classic mode link. If you don't see this in the top left look at the top right and look for Category or Large Icon View, if Category is selected select Large Icon by clicking on Category and then clicking Large Icon View in the list that appears.

Once in the proper view, click on Display and depending which version of windows you have select Settings on the top of the properties window(XP or older) or adjust resolution from the left column(Vista/7), now find the slider bar for resolution and slide it higher if you want the font smaller or lower if you want the fonts larger. This will set the number of pixels on the screen.

The default and best resolution for this monitor is 1280x1024, if that makes the fonts too small try 1024x768 next and 800x600 last. If the resolution is set too low to see the Ok and Apply button simply set the slider bar then press the enter button the first time, then you will be able to see the Ok and Apply if you need to continue adjusting.

Hope this helps Fixya,

Chris

Reply back with your version of windows if you require more specific instructions or pictures of any of the steps.

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I HAVE A 19' MONITOR FROM SAMSUNG


If the fonts are too small ..just see the resolution maybe is too high and thats why ..being a 19' monitor you should use it at 1024 x 768 resolution to be accesible with big fonts ..and still not too big..and the luminosity and contrast have to be adjusted from the monitor itself in order not to affect all the stuff you get out from the computer ...when you Modify it from the video card you change all that will run on the computer and all its properties..
So ..if it is not a issue with the resolution ...just encrease the font size from right click on the desktop and choose properties..there on the appearance you will have settings for all...just go to the advance settings inside..and you can modify the font for each bar ..for the icons..and the icons itself ans still use a high resolution ..
also you can change all fonts to a bigger value by going into the desktop properties and instead of going to the appearance go to settings ..(the last one in the right ) and there click advanced and change the DPI from 96 normal ...choose custom ..and add a percentage to encrease the fonts and icons as well all at once and the fonts too ...
For the fonts use on the browser the settings are made from the internet options ..in the browser itself..

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How do I shrink desktop icons, window tabs, font?


try to higher your resolution(right click, properties),if it does not solve your prob. i think you mess with the video card installer. install the video card installer again. About your icon dont worry it will return to its place after you get back your resolution.

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How can I enlarge the words of the incoming mail & toolbar icons in Outlook Express Windows XP .. thank you... June


On your desktop, in any blank spot, right click and choose "properties" Then "settings and "appearence" Try setting your screen resolution to 800X600 in the diplay settings category. This should make all fonts and numerals more ledgibl. Thank you, Dana

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Font size much too big on the screen


By "font", do you mean everything is large on the screen, including icons, and menus?

If so, your screen resolution might be set very low.

To increase the resolution (and subsequently decrease the size of everything displayed)...

Windows XP
1.) Right-click on the desktop and choose "properties".

2.)Choose the "Setitngs" tab.

3.)Slide the "Screen Resolution" slider towards "more"(the right) and click "Apply"

4.)Your screen will flicker and test the new resolution. If you like what you see, Click "Ok". If you do not, or your screen remains black, you can wait 15 seconds, and your screen will revert to it's previous resolution.

Windows Vista
1.) Right-click on the desktop and choose "Personalize".

2.)Choose the "Display Settings"


3.)Slide the "Resolution" slider towards "high"(the right) and click "Apply"

4.)Your screen will flicker and test the new resolution. If you like what you see, Click "Ok". If you do not, or your screen remains black, you can wait 15 seconds, and your screen will revert to it's previous resolution.

Hope this helps.

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Font sizes not accurate


I think your screen resolution had changed. For that right click on your desktop and select properties and select settings tab.

There Goto Screen Resolution and select the screen resolution to 800x600 or 1024by768.

Hope this will help

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Projectors cause desktop settings to change; resolution, icon size, font size, etc.


Most projectors have a set resolution. If everything gets really big then the projector has a very low resolution. There is nothing that can be done to make it got to a better resolution other than right clicking (windows xp +) the desktop. Goto properties. Then click the settings tab. set the resolution to whatever your projector can support.

If windows gets stuck at a particular resolution (when you plug in another monitor and it is set like it is the projector or vise versa) You should install the monitors drivers and the projectors drivers. These should be avalible on the manufactures site(s). This will cause windows to use the profile of that device instead of the generic "pnp montior" driver. That way it will always know what resolution to set the device to when it is plugged in.

Hope this helps
If you want to know where to get the drivers just google the manufactures name +drivers. Good luck

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We can't get our screen resolution back to what it was (1024x768) it changed when a game being played ended. It runs on 800x600 at the moment and everything is too big.


First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.

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The areas worth noting are:

Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor, but the standard options are 800x600, 1024x768 and 1152x864.

Normally the default (in XP) is set to 800x600 which means the display will be 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.

Color Quality
This pull down box will contain the current colour options available, again this will depend on your grahics card and monitor, for best results select the highest option available.Changing the Resolution
To change your resolution simply slide the bar along to the resolution of your choice and then click the Apply button.

After clicking Apply your screen will resize to the new resolution and you will be presented with a confirm dialogue box (see left), if you are happy with the way your screen looks then simply click Yes, if you would like to try a different resolution click No.

When you have finished simply close the Display properties box.

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