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My Settings Are Screwed Up


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#1 Hawka

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 05:38 AM

My 9 year old son tried to access an online game via IE, but was unable to login as normal. He left the pc and shut it down. When I got to it after work, everything is now twice the size, toolbar, start menu, all the desktop icons, any application I open is twice the size that is was.

I have tried changing the size through the control panel, but it doesn't seem to work.

Any idea's on how to fix this??

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#2 just me

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:46 AM

It sounds like the Accessibility Options (visually impaired, etc.) may have been changed. Do a System Restore to a point prior to when the problem started.

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:51 AM

Or alternatively, go into your control panel and see if anything in the accessibility options has been changed. It is more likely though that your video driver was somehow corrupted, in which case a rollback using system restore might help. Do you know what sort of vide card you have?

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:45 AM

Or the screen resolution was simply changed. If you are used to seing a 1024 x 768 desktop, and it gets changed to 800 x 600, then everything will appear bigger.

Right click the desktop, and select Properties. Under the Settings tab, set the screen resolution higher and see if things improve.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

I have tried changing the size through the control panel, but it doesn't seem to work.


I guess I thought that was what meant in rgards to adjusting the screen resolution.

#6 Hawka

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 05:02 PM

:thumbsup: thanks guys.

It was the reselution.....it took some time to get the right one, but I found it.

Don't know how my son managed to stuff it up the first time.

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 05:12 PM

As ddeerrff pointed out, usually the simplest solution is correct. Glad you got it fixed. :thumbsup:




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