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All things on my imac desktop is bigger by 2x

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You may have
- Adjusted the screen resolution inadvertently (go to the System Preferences > Displays panel to fix this, adjust the screen resolution to a higher setting, i.e. toward the bottom of the list)
- Inadvertently used "screen zoom" by holding control and doing a scroll with the mouse trackball (or a 2-finger scroll with the mighty mouse). To fix this, try holding control and scrolling the mouse's scroll wheel down. (Or swiping downward with 2 fingers on the mighty mouse if you are using one of those)
- Accidentally adjusted the size of the icons in the finder. You can fix this by going to the finder (click the desktop) and hit command J (or just go to View > Show View Options). This will allow you to adjust the size of the icons on the desktop, or any other window.

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That sounds like it would fix it. Have you recently updated the memory in the imac? It may be incompatable. Otherwise it may simply have become faulty over time.

Please make sure that before you open up your imac, you're not voiding your warrenty. I know that the aluminium imacs allow this, but i dont think the G4 versions do.

Hope this helps,


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