Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 150% size zoom in makes Chrome and Adobe Reader overblown size

29 Apr 2012   #1
Girom

Windows 8
 
 
150% size zoom in makes Chrome and Adobe Reader overblown size

150% size zoom in corrupts Chrome and Adobe Reader - Windows Forum - Computer Support Forums


I have my Windows set to 150% zoom (otherwise it becomes hard to aim at the little buttons in order to click them) It's really nice to have the buttons really big in the list of options that come up when I press the Windows button on the left of Alt button.

But the problem is that it blows up Chrome and Adobe Reader so that it almost becomes unuseable.

Firefox and Internet Explorer is ok. Foxit Reader is ok.

Also, time to time the Chrome appears ok when I log in (not sure about Adobe Reader) but then when I sign out and log in again the overblownness appears again.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Apr 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My experience is that the 150% only really works if you are using a high resolution, say 1920x1080.

If your native resolution is much lower than that you are going to get bleed over ... text running outside of the buttons they are meant to label... stuff like that.

Have you tried just using large icons instead of blowing up all text and buttons?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #3
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

How do I figure out the resolution of my computer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Apr 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

right click the open space on your desktop and choose screen resolution from the context menu.
Given the nature of what you are describing my guess is you are in the 1280x1024 range.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #5
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

I'm in 1600 x 900, and that doesn't explain why everything else is ok, and only Adobe Reader and Chrome is blown up. (There is no spills, it just is blownup as if I lessened the resolution)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well ctrl + mousewheel will solve any sizing issues inside of chrome. (if the buttons and menus themselves are affected, you'll have to go into the advanced options in chrome and tell it to ignore the system font/styles)
I'm not quite sure what to do about adobe I personally use foxit reader for pdf stuff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #7
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

It's not overblown inside, the whole thing is overblown so that it looks like the whole browser is pixely (the tab sizes are really big too)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay I must be misunderstanding what you've done, you have apparently not set large icons or used the normal text resizing feature shown here:
I guess the question is how exactly did you get 150%?


Attached Thumbnails
-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #9
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

That's exactly what I did - 150% on Display.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'll get you another guru here, you've stumped me. I use the very same settings and have never experienced the problem you are describing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 150% size zoom in makes Chrome and Adobe Reader overblown size




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to print image from US paper size to A4 size 1:1, precisely?
Not sure which sub-forum to post this; apologies. I want to print this image, 1:1 precisely: http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-scale.pdf In Europe we use the A4 image size; and I guess the original was formatted to US paper size (different). I am not a printing...
General Discussion
font size 150% makes the taskbar always visible full screen video
We have a win7 PC hooked to an LED TV. I wanted to increase the font sizes to 150% but the task bar stays visible. If text size set to 125%, then task bar stays invisible with full screen video. Video is amazon prime video. Any ideas? Any other way to make it bigger? screen shot shows page...
General Discussion
Adobe reader installs Chrome wheter you want it or not
Hi everyone If you install the latest adobe reader (XI) it installs Chrome whether you want it to or not -- there's no option to say install or don't install. Note --I've nothing against the Chrome browser - but if I want to install it I should have the choice. I'm surprised at adobe doing...
Software
change taskbar icon size to specific size other than small or large?
Hi to all. Can we change taskbar icons' size to a specific size other than two default windows defined sizes? Tnx.
Customization
Resizing Gadgets using the Larger Size/Smaller Size Button
I'm wanting to resize my gadget I developed with the Larger Size/Smaller button. Currently, I have two separate main gadget html files. The only difference between them is the background image, size, and the orientation of the icons. I noticed other built-in gadgets like Weather and CPU meter...
Gadgets
Chrome font size
Ive been messing around with Google Chrome 4.0 and I am really impressed with its speed and overall performance, however the inability to set the font size is preventing me from making the switch permanent. I have heard that this is a problem with Webkit, however I find it hard to believe that...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App