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get back my display settings in XP Home

  1. #1


    peen Guest

    get back my display settings in XP Home

    I asked by email why I couldn't type in Product key to activate Money Plus
    Deluxe. MS said I had to "Change the font size in Windows back to the default
    size". I did. It worked!
    My desktop looks like sh_t. I haven't turm my computer off yet.
    Now how do I get my display settings back where they were?


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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar.

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    "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I asked by email why I couldn't type in Product key to activate Money Plus
    > Deluxe. MS said I had to "Change the font size in Windows back to the
    > default
    > size". I did. It worked!
    > My desktop looks like sh_t. I haven't turm my computer off yet.
    > Now how do I get my display settings back where they were?
    >

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  3. #3


    peen Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    what does "Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar" mean?

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar.
    >
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    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales....htm#RateAPost
    >
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    >
    > .
    > "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news10B0FD6-3BA4-41EA-960F-7703DACF19D0@xxxxxx

    > >I asked by email why I couldn't type in Product key to activate Money Plus
    > > Deluxe. MS said I had to "Change the font size in Windows back to the
    > > default
    > > size". I did. It worked!
    > > My desktop looks like sh_t. I haven't turm my computer off yet.
    > > Now how do I get my display settings back where they were?
    > >
    >

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  4. #4


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    Good Luck

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    "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > what does "Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar" mean?
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    >

    >> Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar.
    >>
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    >> Was this helpful? Then click the "Yes" Ratings button. Voting helps the
    >> web
    >> interface.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales....htm#RateAPost
    >>
    >> Mark L. Ferguson
    >>
    >> .
    >> "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news10B0FD6-3BA4-41EA-960F-7703DACF19D0@xxxxxx

    >> >I asked by email why I couldn't type in Product key to activate Money
    >> >Plus
    >> > Deluxe. MS said I had to "Change the font size in Windows back to the
    >> > default
    >> > size". I did. It worked!
    >> > My desktop looks like sh_t. I haven't turm my computer off yet.
    >> > Now how do I get my display settings back where they were?
    >> >
    >>

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  5. #5


    peen Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    What does "Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar" mean? I have no
    "Personalization" on my control panel.

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Good Luck
    >
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    > Was this helpful? Then click the "Yes" Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
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    >
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    >
    > ..
    > "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:424C8F05-03E6-4BB9-AEFF-85313DA48E20@xxxxxx

    > > what does "Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar" mean?
    > >
    > > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Was this helpful? Then click the "Yes" Ratings button. Voting helps the
    > >> web
    > >> interface.
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales....htm#RateAPost
    > >>
    > >> Mark L. Ferguson
    > >>
    > >> .
    > >> "peen" <peen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news10B0FD6-3BA4-41EA-960F-7703DACF19D0@xxxxxx
    > >> >I asked by email why I couldn't type in Product key to activate Money
    > >> >Plus
    > >> > Deluxe. MS said I had to "Change the font size in Windows back to the
    > >> > default
    > >> > size". I did. It worked!
    > >> > My desktop looks like sh_t. I haven't turm my computer off yet.
    > >> > Now how do I get my display settings back where they were?
    > >> >
    > >>
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Malke Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    peen wrote:

    > What does "Control Panel/Personalization/see 'tasks' sidebar" mean? I have
    > no "Personalization" on my control panel.
    Start Orb>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization. Double-click on A&P.
    On the left side of that applet you will see "Tasks" where you can do
    various things to the appearance of your computer. Here is a link to
    instructions about all the things you can do in this area:

    Microsoft Help and How-To page about Personalizing your computer:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...rsonalize.mspx

    Since you didn't tell us what changes you made to your computer's appearance
    or what it looked like before (to which you are trying to get back), we
    can't give you more specific instructions.

    So go to the link above and read through it, making the changes that you
    wish. It is always wise to make one change at a time and see how you like
    something before going onto the next item.

    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    Don't Panic!

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  7. #7


    Malke Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    Gordon wrote:

    > "Malke" <malke@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OFV8%23m$dIHA.1204@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> Start Orb>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization. Double-click on
    >> A&P.
    >
    > Ooops Malke! the OP seems to be talking about XP HOME........
    Aren't you the clever one?! :-) I didn't notice the Subject line and since
    s/he posted in vista.general, I just assumed s/he was using Vista. Silly,
    silly me.

    To "peen" - well, now you know why the people who were trying to help you
    were pointing you to a place you don't have. Next time when you have a
    problem with Windows XP, you should post in a Windows XP newsgroup and not
    one for Windows Vista!

    For XP, go to Control Panel>Display. The other comments I made about not
    knowing what you did and what you had and suggesting that you only make one
    change at a time are still applicable.

    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    Don't Panic!

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  8. #8


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: get back my display settings in XP Home

    When the OP failed to elucidate, I gave up. It's not my system that's
    broken.

    (Actually, it's she that's the current MVP, I'm a 'past master'.)
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    > Don't worry, Mark the MVP didn't notice either!
    >

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