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Can't Change Dpi Settings(apply Button Hidden)

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#1 nathansdad04


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:05 PM

I've somehow changed the size of my icons etc(XP Pro media edition). I've tried to change the settings but the windows are too large and I can't click on the "apply" or "OK" buttons because they are hidden and I can't drag the panes any higher to see them. How do I make window panes smaller(there are no minimize/maximize icons within the windows)?

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:47 AM

Here's a "trick" that I sometimes use to scroll down below the edge of the screen. It's called WinScroll and it's written in Japanese - but a little fooling around will let you work it.

It's a free download from here: http://www.kinet.or.jp/naka/tomo/winscroll.html

FYI - I found this site that offers an English translation: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4555
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:08 AM

I suspect you have already tried the instructions below. If not, here they are.

The large font or DPI settings can be found under Display Properties. There are two different places under Display Properties where a setting like this appears. The one you want to change is not the “Large Fonts” on the Display Properties / Appearance tab, but rather the “Large Fonts” on the Display Properties / Settings / Advanced / General tab.

Bring up the Display Properties dialog box by launching the Windows Control Panel and selecting Display Properties.
Select Settings tab in the Display Properties Panel.
Click Advanced button (usually located at the bottom right).
Select General tab.
Change the DPI to 96 or change large font to Normal or Small fonts. Save the settings and exit; reboot if necessary.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:45 AM

By the way, Microsoft XP Media Center Edition is based on XP Home - not XP Pro.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the tips.....I ended up solving it by using a system restore.

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