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Windows XP display..

I have a windows XP installed on my PC.
My desktop icons appear on the right hand side on monitor rather then left hand side as it should. so many of the icons are not displayed .
also its looks funny
please help me with that

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Try clicking on the icons Holding on to the button & drag it to the left hand side.A more easy method is to right click anywhere on the desktop,click on Arrange Icons By Name,Size,Type & modified.Choose any one of the four options.Hope this helps

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Some of my desktop icons have grown to be very big. I want small icons.


in windows 7 right click on the desktop and select Personalize. Then click display on the left. Choose small, medium or large.

in windows xp;
Shrinking Icons in Windows XP
  • 1 Right-click on the desktopicon1.png. A drop-down menu will appear on which you will click on "Properties."
  • 2 In the "Display Properties" box, click on the "Settings" tab.
  • 3 Slide the scale in the "Screen Resolution" box to the right to shrink the icons (and everything else that appears on the screen).
  • 4 Click on "Apply" and then click on "OK."
  • 5 Click on "Start" and then right-click on an empty space until a box that says "Properties" appears. Click on "Properties."
  • 6 In the "Taskbar and Start Menuicon1.png Properties" menu, click on "Customize."
  • 7 In the box that says "Select an icon size for programs," click on "Small Icons."
  • 8 Click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" to adjust the size.
Shrinking Icons in Windows Vista
  • 9 Right-click on the desktop. When the drop-down menu appears, run the mouse-pointer over "View" and click on "Classic Icons." This will shrink the icons if they are set to either "Large Icons" or "Medium Icons."
  • 10 Right-click on the desktop again and click on "Personalize."
  • 11 On the "Personalize appearance and sounds" screen, click on "Taskbar and Start Menu" on the left side bar.
  • 12 In the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" menu, click on the "Start Menu" tab.
  • 13 Click on "Customize."
  • 14 Find the box that says "Use large icons." If it is checked, uncheck it and click on "OK." This will shrink the Start Menu and Taskbar icons.


Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4855250_make-windows-icons-smaller.html#ixzz2ifeSGGtj

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My words and icons are too big


Hey Ramona Savage


Adjusting the screen resolution setting may be necessary to resolve issues with the display size on monitors and other output devices like projectors.


Here's How:


Navigate to the Control Panel in Windows XP by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.


In the Control Panel window, open Display.


Note: In Microsoft Windows XP, depending on how your operating system is setup, you may not see the Display icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that says Switch to Classic View.


In the Display Properties window, click on the Settings tab.


Locate the Screen resolution slider on the left-hand side of the window. Under most circumstances, the best choice is 800 by 600 pixels or 1024 by 768 pixels, possibly higher if you're using a 19" or larger monitor. The "best" setting is highly subjective to your personal preferences.


Note: Some types of software require the screen resolution settings to be set at a specific size. If you receive errors when opening certain software titles be sure to make any changes here as necessary.


Click the OK or Apply button to confirm the changes. If prompted, follow any additional on screen directions.


Good Luck

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Icon short cuts doubled in size. How do I get them back on my desktop to normal size??


Hi,
Windows XP Right click on an empty spot on your desktop and choose properties then click on appearance then click on advanced option, there you can see one tab named items select icon ,same tab right hand side you can select size of the icon(normal size-32), after that click on OK on both windows this steps should change your icon size.

Windows Vista or windows 7
Right click on an empty spot on your desktop and choose Personalize, now choose the first item on the list Windows Color and Appearance, and then click the last link Open classic appearance properties for more color options,
then click on advanced option, there you can see one tab named items select icon ,same tab right hand side you can select size of the icon(normal size-32), after that click on OK.

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How do I increase screen resolution in PC mode running Windows XP Pro?


To change your monitor's resolution

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.

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2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.

3. Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor, making text and pictures appear larger. Or drag the Screen resolution slider to the right to increase your monitor's resolution, making text and pictures appear smaller.

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4. Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.

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5. If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, look at your display. If you like the new resolution, click Yes. If you do not like the resolution, click No, and return to step 3 to try a different resolution.

6. Click OK.

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Hope this help.

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I have knocked a button on my laptop the screen has gone small i can not make it bigger i have been into properties but dont know where to go next


Position your Mouse on your Desktop. Just on the background. Right click. Select Properties. Select the 'Settings' Tab. You can select the resolution of "800 x 600" for larger icons or if you want more desktop area move to the right. I am set to "1400 x900"

The other setting you should look for is the Color Quality. Generally this should be largest number. IE 32 bit.

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It seems like the display resolution was not set to the optimal resolution for your monitor.

To correct this, follow this guide. I am assuming you have Windows XP.

1) Navigate to the Control Panel in Microsoft Windows by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.

2) In the Control Panel window, open Display.

Note:
In Microsoft Windows XP, depending on how your operating system is setup, you may not see the Display icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that says Switch to Classic View.

3) In the Display Properties window, click on the Settings tab.

4) Slide the Screen resolution slider all the way to the right for your optimal resolution.

5) Click the OK or Apply button to confirm the changes. If prompted, follow any additional on screen directions.

NOTE: If the text appears too small, go back to step 4 and try a different position on the slider until you get it how you like it.

Good luck on solving your computer problem.

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Laptop display is 1/4" in from the left?


1.
Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
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In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
3.
Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor, making text and pictures appear larger. Or drag the Screen resolution slider to the right to increase your monitor’s resolution, making text and pictures appear smaller.
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Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.
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If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, look at your display. If you like the new resolution, click Yes. If you do not like the resolution, click No, and return to step 3 to try a different resolution.
6.
Click OK.
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Microsoft Windows XP changes the resolution to the settings you chose.


In the advanced tab you can center the screen
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Hold your Ctrl button down, then use your mouse scroll button to enlarge or make smaller the print on your Internet Explorer and Email pages.

You can also change the resolution on your desktop to make everything larger :
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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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.

When set to 800x600, 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.

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Check the display properties for a clone option if you want both to show the same thing.

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