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Windows 7: Why does my screen shrink?

22 Jun 2010   #1
1rosaf

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Why does my screen shrink?

I am innocently typing while my browser in firefox is open, and all of a sudden my screen shrinks. Then it enlarges, then it shrinks, then it permanently shrinks so that every time I open the page, it is so tiny! How do I correct?


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22 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

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To start try this

Downlad and run a scan with malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Scan for virus

Check your graphics card and driver
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22 Jun 2010   #3
1rosaf

windows 7
 
 

bad answer.. a new computer. And I don't want to pay for virus scan I already have. something is going on with the magnifier. just dont know what to do about it.
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22 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

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Do you mean, that if you clikc on the enlarge box on the upper right, it goes back to naormal? If yes, I misunderstood your question.
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22 Jun 2010   #5
1rosaf

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Rich. I am new to windows 7, last os was xp.

This has happened a few times. I am typing, for example, in outlook (an email), or through my server (an on line email), or in a closed server. All of a sudden, the type is reduced to about 4 points, then it will enlarge, then reduce etc. It must have something to do with either the magnifier, or a command that I am accidentally giving (I type fast). But I don't know what it is.

When it happened before, I was able to fix, but don't remember how..except somehow I was able to reset to 100% view. It is very annoying.

What's worse, when I close firefox, then reopen, whatever program I was using when it shrank, is still shrunk. But if I go to explore, it is normal size. So do you know anything about this? I can't be the only one this has happened to.
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22 Jun 2010   #6
richc46

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Sounds like you hit the window key and then plus or minus.. Can that be it?
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22 Jun 2010   #7
1rosaf

windows 7
 
 

Ok, now we are talking. I hit windows, then shift+ and it went back to normal. Thanks!!
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22 Jun 2010   #8
richc46

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We started off with a misunderstanding, but I am glad that it worked out.
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22 Jun 2010   #9
1rosaf

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There is nothing that cannot be resolved with good communication. LOL
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22 Jun 2010   #10
richc46

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Take care my friend, and I hope all the email brings good news.
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