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Windows 7: The Zoom


27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
The Zoom

Now this is really, really, really annoying. Default Internet zoom setting is 100% which makes the screen way too small to see. As a result I have to set the zoom at 200%. Well, up until recently I've had no trouble with my new computer. After setting the zoom to 200% it's stayed that way. Now though it's taken to going back to default every 5 frickin' minutes! I had a previous Windows 7 computer that did exactly the same thing, it kept on resetting to default. Drove me absolutely nuts! Once every so often I can put up with, but not all the time!!!! Can anyone tell me what's up and how to fix it before I completely lose it!


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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, Chips!

Are you zooming with your browser or the OS? Which browser are you using?

Would changing your display resolution help you see the screen contents more clearly?
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28 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

In IE the zoom setting as well as the "text size" setting (if you add it to the command bar) should stick. If it doesn't there is something wrong with IE. In IE8 you can try a reset: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset...
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29 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Do you mean the "Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs" option? If so it wasn't ticked before but I've now ticked it. Hope it works.
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29 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, Chips!

Are you zooming with your browser or the OS? Which browser are you using?

Would changing your display resolution help you see the screen contents more clearly?
I'm using just the basic IE that came with Windows 7. How do you change the display resolution for IE?
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29 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

Here's the increase font/resolution/display settings for Windows, IE, FireFox and MS Office:

1. This is the one of the main setting tools for setting various locations of Windows font sizes. Right-click on the Desktop and go to Personalize, Window Color and Appearance. Click on Advanced, and in the drop-down menu, select the item that controls the location where you wish to change the font size. (Note: the last one, Window, does not have an option to control font size.)

2. DPI - Right click on Desktop, Personalize, On Personalization Page, go to left column to: Adjust Font size – DPI, DPI Scaling: Click on Large scale (120 DPI), and click Apply.

3. Screen Resolution: Right-click on the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution, click on the down-arrow at the end of the Resolution box, and pick the desired resolution. Check OK.

4. Display: Right-click on the Desktop, select Personalize, then Display. From the 3 settings: Small, Medium, Large, if screen defaults to Medium (125% size for font and images) and that’s too large, use Small for 100% size (aka “normal”)

5. At the lower right hand corner of every IE web page, there’s a Zoom control that lets you increase the size of every web page, and it stays at that Zoom setting for every page until/unless you change it.

6. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, General, Accessibility, Select Ignore font sizes specified on web pages. Click OK, then Apply, then OK.

7. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, uncheck all three:
Reset text size to Medium for new windows and tabs, and
Reset text size to Medium while Zooming, and
Reset Zoom level to 100% for new windows and tabs

8. Open Internet Explorer, click the Page button, click Text Size, and then select the size you want i.e. Large (Largest may be too large).

9. Ease of Access Center – Go to: Control Panel, and Explore all settings. Under the following heading, Make things on the screen larger, select: Change the size of text + icons. This takes you to the dpi settings screen.

10. If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, use command/ctrl + your scroll on a web page to increase the font size.

11. MS Office apps have a Zoom slider at the lower right hand corner of every page, that lets you increase the size of every Office app page, and it stays at that Zoom setting until/unless you change it.

12. MS Word templates: In the Ribbon or QuickAccess Bar select Styles, Normal, and when the little arrow appears, select Modify. Under Formatting you can change the default font size (12) to whatever size you wish. At the bottom of the screen select Only in this documents OR New documents based on this template. Click OK. You can change this font size setting for any/all other MS Word templates as well.

13. In IE and FireFox (for current use – not permanent): press Ctrl and the + key to increase screen size. To reduce screen size press Ctrl and the – key. (To restore screen size to 100% press Ctrl and 0.)

14. FireFox (permanent setting): go to Tools, Options, Content, and on that screen set the new default text size that you wish. Then, click Advanced and there are additional default text size settings. Plus, in the box that says "Minimum text size" select None, and down below, UNcheck the box that says "allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selections above."

15. Magnifier – For those instances when you need to magnify a certain portion of the screen - go to Start, in the Search pane, type in "magnifier" + click the program at the top. (To read more about Magnifier go to Start, click "Help & Support" on the right hand side, type in "magnifier.") Magnifier is actually located at: Start, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access, Magnifier.

16. FireFox Add-On: NoSquint (NoSquint: Firefox Extension)

(If you go to Internet Explorer, Internet Options, Appearance, Fonts, How to ignore present fonts - The notes refer you to numbers 5, 6, 8, 10, and 13 above).
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29 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Do you mean the "Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs" option?...
No, I mean "Tools/Internet/Options/Advanced/Reset".
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