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everything on the screen has enlarged

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I was working last night and evidentally clicked some control keys that makes everything on my screen magnified. While on the web everything is too large as well. What key strokes can I use to bring this back to normal? I have tried the zoom level at the lower right hand corner of the page, but the main part of the screen is still way too large.
Thanks,
Dot
 

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Hi Dot,

  • Right click on your desktop and click Personalize.
  • Click Display Settings at the bottom of this new window.
  • Drag the Resolution slider at the bottom of this new window as far right as it will go and press OK.
Does this solve your problem?

Richard
 
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Thanks, Richard
 

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Richard,
If you ever come to North Carolina, will treat you to a cup.
www.NCMountainLife.com Such an easy fix. Do you know which keys I may have accidentally taped to bring it on? Am sure there is a key combo for that somewhere. Your fix was so easy that I won't worry about it. I tried several different places and I ended up sliding it only part way,
Thanks again.
Dot
 

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Did it work?

Richard
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
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    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
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    Dell Bluetooth
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Richard,
It worked great! I chose the number combo of 1024 x 768. As you use the slider, different combinations come up. This seemed to work really well for me. I suppose it depends on the size of the screen you have.
Thanks again.
Dot
 

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    CPU T9300 # 2.5 GHz
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    3.0 GB Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 8600mgt
    Monitor(s) Displays
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#7
That is really great.:party::party::party:

All screens have their optimal, different slider position, called the screen's resolution. The higher the resolution, the more pixels (individual, tiny colour spots) fit on your screen, so the better the image quality.

It is also possible that you did not press any keys. If an application running 800x600 resolution crashes or closes badly, the resolution can be left on Windows and saved, so you may have done nothing at all to cause this problem!

Richard
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

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