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Re: Vista has a mind of its own.

#1
"Ronc" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "BethMarie" <BethMarie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:95A76395-3A36-4470-99F5-084577F9F781@xxxxxx

>>I am really tired of Vista deciding what it wants to do with no input from
>> me. This time all the font sizes in the display windows decided to grow
>> larger. It was fine when I turned off the PC, but when I turned it on the
>> next day all the font sizes had grown by at least 100%. I tried to change
>> the
>> size of the font, but that did not work.
>>
>> In reality I would like to get rid of Vista and go back to XP--there I
>> didn't have to worry what it was thinking up to do today
>
> After using Windows 9x for 10 years and then switching to Vista, I feel
> your pain. Although I did not experience your font size issue, permanent
> customizations that were easily made in Win98 seem to no longer "stick".
> The web page window size issue has been driving me nuts for the past 12
> months. I set the window size and after reboot it's back to where it was
> to start (too small). I've googled the issue, read dozens of "fixes",
> none of which work permanently on the final Vista build.
>
> I once experienced a "feature" in which moving the scroll wheel on the
> mouse would change the screen resolution but it hasn't done it in quite a
> while. I'd like to know how to do it, mainly so that if it happens again
> I'll know how to turn it off.

I have the same problem intermittently, I assume that I "did something" to
cause it but I cannot figure out what it is nor can I fix it. Vista on my
machine has dozens of miscellaneous "features" that have popped up randomly
over the past few months, I can't get rid of them and I too intend to go
back to XP to avoid wasting all my time with fixes. I have had some good
advice from people in this newsgroup but when I get down to the "fix" screen
it is always grayed out, this has happened a half dozen times and I am sick
of it. Vista is a disaster for me.
Cj
 

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#2
"Ronc" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "BethMarie" <BethMarie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:95A76395-3A36-4470-99F5-084577F9F781@xxxxxx
>>I am really tired of Vista deciding what it wants to do with no input from
>> me. This time all the font sizes in the display windows decided to grow
>> larger. It was fine when I turned off the PC, but when I turned it on the
>> next day all the font sizes had grown by at least 100%. I tried to change
>> the
>> size of the font, but that did not work.
>>
>> In reality I would like to get rid of Vista and go back to XP--there I
>> didn't have to worry what it was thinking up to do today
>
> After using Windows 9x for 10 years and then switching to Vista, I feel
> your pain. Although I did not experience your font size issue, permanent
> customizations that were easily made in Win98 seem to no longer "stick".
> The web page window size issue has been driving me nuts for the past 12
> months. I set the window size and after reboot it's back to where it was
> to start (too small). I've googled the issue, read dozens of "fixes",
> none of which work permanently on the final Vista build.
>
> I once experienced a "feature" in which moving the scroll wheel on the
> mouse would change the screen resolution but it hasn't done it in quite a
> while. I'd like to know how to do it, mainly so that if it happens again
> I'll know how to turn it off.

I have the same problem intermittently, I assume that I "did something" to
cause it but I cannot figure out what it is nor can I fix it. Vista on my
machine has dozens of miscellaneous "features" that have popped up randomly
over the past few months, I can't get rid of them and I too intend to go
back to XP to avoid wasting all my time with fixes. I have had some good
advice from people in this newsgroup but when I get down to the "fix" screen
it is always grayed out, this has happened a half dozen times and I am sick
of it. Vista is a disaster for me.
Cj
Hello Cj,
Can't help you much if you don't specify what is/are your problem(s).
As to font size that grew larger, I believe Brink suggested to BethMarie about changing the DPI. In case you missed it, here is how :
Right click on desktop, choose Personalize. Left panel, choose Adjust font size (DPI). Default scale is 96DPI. If you want to make further changes, click Custom DPI. You can follow the instructions there.
 

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#3
"t-4-2" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>If you want to make further
> changes, click Custom DPI. You can follow the instructions there.
You chose an interesting example that illustrates another baffling problem
I've gotten used to on my Vista machine. Both in Win98 and in Vista I
always set my DPI to 120. In fact the Vista DPI scaling applet you
described always reads 120 and not 96 ever since the first time I changed
it. The problem is that I frequently dock/undock my computer which
automatically changes the screen resolution since my monitor is larger, as
it should. The problem is that sometimes I need to reboot my computer after
docking (don't get me started... that's a whole nother issue). The first
time I reboot my true DPI gets smaller even though it still says 120 and to
fix it I reboot a second time. Now, finally the true DPI once again agrees
with the stated selected DPI and everything is fine until the next time I
need to reboot after docking. I would be more than happy to set up every
detail of my viewing options for every hardware profile I expect to
encounter. But no, Microsoft has chosen to eliminate the concept of
hardware profiles in Vista which we were used to seeing in previous versions
and let the chips fall where they may.
 

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#4
"t-4-2" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>If you want to make further
> changes, click Custom DPI. You can follow the instructions there.
You chose an interesting example that illustrates another baffling problem
I've gotten used to on my Vista machine. Both in Win98 and in Vista I
always set my DPI to 120. In fact the Vista DPI scaling applet you
described always reads 120 and not 96 ever since the first time I changed
it. The problem is that I frequently dock/undock my computer which
automatically changes the screen resolution since my monitor is larger, as
it should. The problem is that sometimes I need to reboot my computer after
docking (don't get me started... that's a whole nother issue). The first
time I reboot my true DPI gets smaller even though it still says 120 and to
fix it I reboot a second time. Now, finally the true DPI once again agrees
with the stated selected DPI and everything is fine until the next time I
need to reboot after docking. I would be more than happy to set up every
detail of my viewing options for every hardware profile I expect to
encounter. But no, Microsoft has chosen to eliminate the concept of
hardware profiles in Vista which we were used to seeing in previous versions
and let the chips fall where they may.
Hello Ronc,
Regarding default DPI scale, please click the screenshot link below :

http://imagegrotto.com/view-DPI13541.jpg
 

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#5
"t-4-2" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>If you want to make further
> changes, click Custom DPI. You can follow the instructions there.
You chose an interesting example that illustrates another baffling problem
I've gotten used to on my Vista machine. Both in Win98 and in Vista I
always set my DPI to 120. In fact the Vista DPI scaling applet you
described always reads 120 and not 96 ever since the first time I changed
it. The problem is that I frequently dock/undock my computer which
automatically changes the screen resolution since my monitor is larger, as
it should. The problem is that sometimes I need to reboot my computer after
docking (don't get me started... that's a whole nother issue). The first
time I reboot my true DPI gets smaller even though it still says 120 and to
fix it I reboot a second time. Now, finally the true DPI once again agrees
with the stated selected DPI and everything is fine until the next time I
need to reboot after docking. I would be more than happy to set up every
detail of my viewing options for every hardware profile I expect to
encounter. But no, Microsoft has chosen to eliminate the concept of
hardware profiles in Vista which we were used to seeing in previous versions
and let the chips fall where they may.
Hello Ronc,
Regarding default DPI scale, please click the screenshot link below :

ImageGrotto: Free Image and Screenshot Hosting
Sorry, first screenshot busted! Please click this one instead.

ImageGrotto: Free Image and Screenshot Hosting
 

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#6
Try this:
http://www.cerratoenterprises.com/iissamples/dpi scaling.jpg

This is how it always looks but sometimes requires a second boot to display
the larger size.

"t-4-2" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> t-4-2;732962 Wrote:

>> > Ronc;732928 Wrote:
>> > "t-4-2" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
>> > news:873655654d391c1a19378f5f07ea5277@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > > > >
>> > > >If you want to make further
>> > > > changes, click Custom DPI. You can follow the instructions there. >
>> > > > > > >
>> > You chose an interesting example that illustrates another baffling
>> > problem
>> > I've gotten used to on my Vista machine. Both in Win98 and in Vista
>> > I
>> > always set my DPI to 120. In fact the Vista DPI scaling applet you
>> > described always reads 120 and not 96 ever since the first time I
>> > changed
>> > it. The problem is that I frequently dock/undock my computer which
>> > automatically changes the screen resolution since my monitor is
>> > larger, as
>> > it should. The problem is that sometimes I need to reboot my
>> > computer after
>> > docking (don't get me started... that's a whole nother issue). The
>> > first
>> > time I reboot my true DPI gets smaller even though it still says
>> > 120 and to
>> > fix it I reboot a second time. Now, finally the true DPI once again
>> > agrees
>> > with the stated selected DPI and everything is fine until the next
>> > time I
>> > need to reboot after docking. I would be more than happy to set up
>> > every
>> > detail of my viewing options for every hardware profile I expect to
>> > encounter. But no, Microsoft has chosen to eliminate the concept of
>> > hardware profiles in Vista which we were used to seeing in previous
>> > versions
>> > and let the chips fall where they may.> >
>> Hello Ronc,
>> Regarding default DPI scale, please click the screenshot link below :
>>
>> 'ImageGrotto: Free Image and Screenshot Hosting'
>> (http://imagegrotto.com/view-DPI13541.jpg)
> Sorry, first screenshot busted! Please click this one instead.
>
> 'ImageGrotto: Free Image and Screenshot Hosting'
> (http://imagegrotto.com/view-DPI__213542.JPG)
>
>
> --
> t-4-2
 

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