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Windows 7: Anyway to prevent zooming?

24 Nov 2012   #1
gifpaste

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Anyway to prevent zooming?

I have some senile parents and no matter how many times I try to explain why their mail is at 2pt font they always end up with the same "problem" after a month or 2.

Is there anyway to disable zooming abilities in windows 7? They most often find a way to zoom out to the tiniest possible font in outlook and browser. Would be awesome if there is some kinda system wide setting that I could have them disable this


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24 Nov 2012   #2
A Guy

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26 Nov 2012   #3
gifpaste

Win7 Pro SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Outlook 2007 and 2010 (they have 2 computers). Sorry thought this forum was for Mail, didnt see it also included Browsers, my bad!
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26 Nov 2012   #4
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Within the email client itself you can remove the 'Zoom' option from the ribbon bar - would that help solve the issue?
See Customize the quick access toolbar option.
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26 Nov 2012   #5
A Guy

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What email program are we talking about?

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28 Nov 2012   #6
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Win7 Pro SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
Within the email client itself you can remove the 'Zoom' option from the ribbon bar - would that help solve the issue?
See Customize the quick access toolbar option.
No, I believe they are somehow managing to do CTRL+mousewheel or some other key combination for zooming. They are definitely not using the ribbon



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28 Nov 2012   #7
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Hmm. Thinking a bit outside the square then - there may be a mouse function setting you can turn off within the mouse driver software itself. Or even look a replacing the mouse with an older one without a scroll wheel?

I too have elderly parents who are computer users (God bless them) and sometimes you gotta think differently when addressing these type of issues.

Best of luck!
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