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#1 mejim

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:43 PM

I hope it is acceptable to post here about this.

My dell laptop runs on Windows XP, browser IE 6.0. My problem has to do with the size of the toolbar, address bar, start menu, taskbar are all to small on my browser (much smaller than normal).

I've gone in to properties on the start menu and chose "large icon", apply, but nothing changes. I've combined that with "large text size" too just to see if that would help but no.

Can anyone direct me on how to make these items all larger in size? I've googled this and tried several approaches but nothing I've done so far has done the job.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:28 PM

Has it always been that way or did you recently install/update anything? Is the screen resolution set correctly?
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

Post deleted. Re-read original post and decided to hold off on my answer until info requested by garmanma is posted.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 February 2008 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:37 PM

It has always been that way. However, I bought this laptop off of ebay - it came to me clean tho. Refurbished.

There wasn't anything installled on it when I got it except Win XP.

Edited by mejim, 11 February 2008 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:30 PM

"Is the screen resolution set correctly?"

I am not sure what that would be. Can you tell me more?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:31 PM

Garmanma asked about screen resolution-have you checked to see what size that's set at?
If you need to know how to check it, let us know.

You asked while I was replying.
To check the resolution put your cursor in a blank area on your desktop, RIGHT click.
Select Properties.
When the properties box opens, Settings tab.
You'll see a slide bar under Screen Resolution, slide it to the LEFT towards Less to make
the screen images larger.
Click Apply to save the change.
Your screen will "black out" for a couple of seconds, then come back up with a box asking you if
you want to keep the change. You'll be able to see the desktop icons and the bottom toolbar-if it's the way you want, say yes.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 February 2008 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:13 PM

Cha ching! That was it! woohoo. It was too high alright.

Thank you very much.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:19 PM

We're glad the issue is resolved for you. And you can now add to your list one more thing you've learned.




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