I asked about this problem awhile back in the section on E-mail etc and got no replies, so:
I'm running Windows XP-Pro SP3 on my dear old Dell w/ Pentium III 847Mhz, 348Mb ram, Online Armor Pro Firewall, was running Avira Free anitvirus, with Windows Defender/Antivirus disabled, no other anti-virus programs installed.
When Avira updated it would often make changes in system settings, screw up cookie handling and delete cookies, change text sizes & some display properties etc. Went to Avira forum and all I could find out there was that it sure wasn't Avira doing it! Hah! I watched things change on my computer right during and after updates, so....
I installed Avast! Free yesterday and computer is now 2-3 times as fast, like it used to be before Avira. Used REVO uninstaller and whacked all the stragglers from Avira.
My left over problem is that in Outlook Express E-mail the Rich Text Format was/is now partially disabled. I can make most changes like color, tabs, bold, italic, underline, paragraphs etc. as desired except for Font size.
The Outlook Express Rich Text Format active windows are there to make various formatting choices. I can change Font Style like Tahoma, Times New Roman, Ariel etc. and that works and is displayed in active Message window. I can change Font size info in formatting header window as desired just like before, but it won't 'take' in the displayed message. Displayed Text size remains the same regardless, can't be changed. After changing from Airel 12pt font to Ariel 16pt font it allows entering change, but when I click out to message it reverts to Ariel 12pt again. Cannot get System fonts back to normal either, almost everything wants to display too small.
Where can I get into XP-Pro to flip a switch or restore normal full Rich Text formatting control?
Edited by Spectacle, 13 July 2010 - 03:32 PM.