Windows games - hint window text too large

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Corwin AT

I'm running vista 64 home premium and I have noticed that on a number of
windows games the hint windows are dispalying over large fonts so you cant
read the entire hint.
for example in freecell when you try to move a stack of cards thats too
large the hint window is supposed to tell you how many cards you are able to
move at that moment, but that part of the message is off the egde of the
window.
Ive noticed this with all the card games the mahjong game even the kids game
Purble place.
Ive tried adjusting the fonts dpi setting and even the advanced setting from
personalizations. any Ideas?

thanks
 

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Elias

I am having the same problem with Vista 32 bit: some fonts are too big to be
readable in some windows games. I think the problem is recent, probably since
service pack 1 or some update.

Thank you to anyone who posts a solution.
 

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Pana

I had the same problem.
Text was big and in black and grey.
After reinstalling the factory back-up file, the problem was over.
Hint text and names now in normal font.

"Elias" wrote:

>
> I am having the same problem with Vista 32 bit: some fonts are too big to be
> readable in some windows games. I think the problem is recent, probably since
> service pack 1 or some update.
>
> Thank you to anyone who posts a solution.
 

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Elias

Thank you for your answer, but where do you find that back-up file? Is it a
back-up you made previously? I tried uninstalling/reinstalling without
success.

"Pana" wrote:

> I had the same problem.
> Text was big and in black and grey.
> After reinstalling the factory back-up file, the problem was over.
> Hint text and names now in normal font.
 

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Pana

Yes, it is a back-up file (System recovery) i made previously.
I have a HP computer. System recovery can be done from an image-file on the
HD by pressing F11 or from the recovery disks I have made.
Seems that image-recovery from the HD is not the same as from the recovery
disks.
Have done a system recovery from the recovery disks but games had the same
problem with the big font.
Second time recovery done from HD and font problem was over.
I don't no how.
It is a lot of work to do a system recovery because of the installation of
the additional programs. I will do within a couple of months a recovery tests
both from HD and disks to find out if there is a difference in the games
fontsize.

"Elias" wrote:

> Thank you for your answer, but where do you find that back-up file? Is it a
> back-up you made previously? I tried uninstalling/reinstalling without
> success.
>
> "Pana" wrote:
>

> > I had the same problem.
> > Text was big and in black and grey.
> > After reinstalling the factory back-up file, the problem was over.
> > Hint text and names now in normal font.
>
 

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Pana

To solve this problem advised by Microsoft Product Support Services to remove
the 'vista' games and install them again.
You have to go to 'Control Panel' - 'Programs and Features' - click on
'Turn Windows features on or off' - Uncheck 'Games' - then press OK - now
you have to go back to 'Turn Windows features on or off' and check 'Games'-
press OK.
 

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P.V.

In case someone hasn't found the solution, here's one found in an earlier
thread in this group, that solved the problem in my case:

"Do you have Nvidia nTune installed. If yes, open the Control panel. Go to
"Adjust Image Settings With Preview". Choose "Let the 3D application
Decide". This should solve the problem. When I had the problem the
setting was on "Use my preference emphasising QUALITY"."

P.V.


"Corwin AT" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
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> I'm running vista 64 home premium and I have noticed that on a number of
> windows games the hint windows are dispalying over large fonts so you cant
> read the entire hint.
> for example in freecell when you try to move a stack of cards thats too
> large the hint window is supposed to tell you how many cards you are able
> to
> move at that moment, but that part of the message is off the egde of the
> window.
> Ive noticed this with all the card games the mahjong game even the kids
> game
> Purble place.
> Ive tried adjusting the fonts dpi setting and even the advanced setting
> from
> personalizations. any Ideas?
>
> thanks
 

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James Matthews

So lower the text size within the properties.

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"P.V." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

> In case someone hasn't found the solution, here's one found in an earlier
> thread in this group, that solved the problem in my case:
>
> "Do you have Nvidia nTune installed. If yes, open the Control panel. Go
> to "Adjust Image Settings With Preview". Choose "Let the 3D application
> Decide". This should solve the problem. When I had the problem the
> setting was on "Use my preference emphasising QUALITY"."
>
> P.V.
>
>
> "Corwin AT" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
> news:[email protected]

>> I'm running vista 64 home premium and I have noticed that on a number of
>> windows games the hint windows are dispalying over large fonts so you
>> cant
>> read the entire hint.
>> for example in freecell when you try to move a stack of cards thats too
>> large the hint window is supposed to tell you how many cards you are able
>> to
>> move at that moment, but that part of the message is off the egde of the
>> window.
>> Ive noticed this with all the card games the mahjong game even the kids
>> game
>> Purble place.
>> Ive tried adjusting the fonts dpi setting and even the advanced setting
>> from
>> personalizations. any Ideas?
>>
>> thanks
>
 

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