Adjusting screen setting for poor eyes

Barbee

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My eyes are getting pretty old but I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am having trouble seeing the small fonts on my mail, facebook etc. When I go to make it bigger by right clicking on my desktop, selecting personalize, display settings... but every setting I use distorts the picture. What is a good setting for people who need a little bit bigger writing? Or is there a better way?:cool:
 

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Yard Dog

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Hey, welcome, try this. press control key and press the plus key til you see the size you want, when done, press control key and the 0 key to put back at your original setting . Post back if this works for you.
 

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MilesAhead

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Most browsers have either a style sheet, or there may be settings in the browser for minimum font size.

Most editors you can change the font which includes setting the size. Windows pretty much needs to have a font size of 8 or 9. Anything larger and stuff goes weird.

Whichever app you want to change I would search AppName font size
and you should get a page that shows how to adjust the setting.
 

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richc46

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You can also try the bottom right of IE you will see some small numbers and a percentage sign. Left click on the small down arrow and then custom.

Good luck
 

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Barbee

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I tried them all and so far Yard Dog's idea is best for me. I don't use IE and I need it for everything not just my browser. I use Firefox and I use Control and the mouse scroll but it doesn't work well and goes crazy.

I also went on the left side of the display settings to change font size. I set it at 125 and it seems good. But I may use all your ideas if this doesn't work out.

i REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU ANSWERING and I am saving all your answers to try later to see which works best.
 

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Yard Dog

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I like mine, quick and easy, boom, larger, boom, back regular. I bet you had no idea that there are so many ways, good luck .
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H ([email protected]) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
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MilesAhead

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...

i REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU ANSWERING and I am saving all your answers to try later to see which works best.
Glad it's working for you. :)
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9515y
    CPU
    Phenom X4 9850
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III
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