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RIGHT CLICK on your desktop and click on "view" and click on "medium icons" or "small icons" instead of "large icons" ...pretty

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Change desktop icon size

Go to control panel. Switch the view to large icons and then do to the DISPLAY one and open it and change your resolution to what ever you had it set at.

Dec 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet


Removing oversized icons and fonts on your Mac OS X Desktop (Mac OS X10.4 -...

Have you ever experienced your Mac desktop looking normal like this:



Then suddenly, your screen fills up your entire Desktop screen like this:


And when you scroll, it still looks like this?

What you are experiencing is an oversized screen, where every font and pixel on your monitor screen is blown way out of proportion.

So how can you get your Desktop back to normal like this?


Believe it or not, it is easier than you think.

What you will need to do is select System Preferences on your Dock or from the Apple menu icon:

* Select System Preferences on the Dock:


* OR locate the Apple Menu icon and select System Preferences from the drop down menu:


You are going to have to open System Preferences and select the "Universal Access" pane, which looks like this:


Click on it to launch the Universal Access page and make sure
you move your mouse around, in order to see rest of the window.


Now work down the oversized window and click the "Off" radio button under "Zoom:"

And just that fast... Back to normal view!


As you can see in this screen shot, all you had to do was turn off
the Zoom setting in Universal Access, in order to keep your screen from looking like this:



The Zoom feature is one of Apple's assistive devices for the visually impaired who actually need greater magnification in order to truly see, what is on their Desktop screen.

The Zoom feature can be triggered if the "On" radio button is turned on, or is the Zoom feature is on, BUT, has been reduced to normal magnification after this keyboard combination is pressed:

Apple Command Key + Option Key + the Plus (+) Key
(Which will enlarge the desktop screen with increasing magnification)

You can also click the Apple Command key + Option Key + the Minus(-) key, which will reduce the magnification back to normal view.

This feature comes in handy if you are sharing your Mac OS X Desktop with a loved one, friend or client, who may have a visual impairment or poor sight and you (in the kindness and consideration of your heart) have enable this Universal Access Zoom feature, for their convenience.

This of course will work out great for both of you, because now you know just how to reduce the magnification of your Desktop back to normal when it is your time on the Mac.

So now you know how to reduce that Oversized Super-sized screen issue on your Mac... it should not throw you for a loop the next time it should occur!

Thanks for viewing this Mac OS X tip from FixYa Support, I hope it will be of use to you one day!



on Feb 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.

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Sep 08, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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All my icons in the desktop have just turned into a word document icon, i tried changin its poperties but it didnt work\. How will i fix this?

Try to loggin with another user,i suggest you to make a new administrator account and use that account,not the old one
go to Control Panel to make a new account
and if it's still happen,you can reinstall the operating system
just post a comment for this solution if you need more detail

Aug 28, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I down loaded pics from my scanner to my desktop, how do i download them to be visible instead of clicking on it to view pic

try right clicking inside a folder with out clicking on a file and got to view click on view thumbnails (for windows XP)
for windows Vista and seven right click in the folder and go to view and click on small icons medium icons large icons or extra large icons

Dec 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How can I change my desktop background on my toshiba nb305 is their e progam i can down load and can you please show how and where i am 49 don't know to much about computers my name is douglas

Anyplace on your desktop that isn't an icon... right click and choose PROPERTIES on the drop down list
Then at the top of the box that opens click on the tab labelede DESKTOP.
You can now select from a number of background in the list.
Find one you like .... click APPLY then click OK

Nov 26, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Icons are to large for my screen

Right click on desktop,
select Properties,
click settings,
adjust the screen resolution,
click apply,
if not better then try different resolutions until you find the icons are the right size for you and the desktop is the right shape (ie not stretched and not black areas around the edges

Sep 20, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Computer icons are upside down

use Alt + Ctrl + arrow keys

to reset the window normal position

use Alt + Ctrl + down arrow

hope this will solve your problem

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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Everything has gone large on my screen

This will only work for VISTA . Click personalize then click on display settings then click on the monitor icon. Put your resolution on 1280 by 800 then press then click on colours HIGHEST (32 BIT) then press ok ....

Dec 02, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario R4000 Notebook

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Large icons

hi, goto desktop properties, settings, advanced, there in general tab, change the DPI settings to Normal size(96 dpi) and click OK, and restart.
If this did not work let me know.

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Jun 27, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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