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Windows 7: newbie needs advice

15 Nov 2010   #1
Cabinhook

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newbie needs advice

Just got a new machine with windows seven. The text size in the dialogue eg log in boxes is minute and I cant find a way to resize it. Can anyone help, thanks, Jeff


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15 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
On desktop right click
personalize
display

Congrats on the new machine.
You will love Seven.

You can increse size of websites etc on the lower right of the browser screen, increase the percentage.

Internet Explorer Zoom Level
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15 Nov 2010   #3
Cabinhook

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Thanks for reply. I have it up to 130% now. The main screen font is fine but the dialogue box is still very small, Jeff
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15 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

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What dialog box, where?
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15 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

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Mine is set at 140%
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15 Nov 2010   #6
SIW2

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Hi cabinhoohk,

Can you post a screenshot of what you mean?
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16 Nov 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

First set screen resolution to where it remains sharp but text is a nice size. Sometimes you have to sacrifice one for the other based on your needs.

Next change the DPI size on the screen Resolution page. I set them to 117% - 125%. This increases the size of almost everything.

Finally use the Zoom and Text sizers in Internet Explorer>Page menu. I like them big enough I can sit back and use the full wide screen: 125% and Larger text.
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16 Nov 2010   #8
Cabinhook

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi cabinhoohk,

Can you post a screenshot of what you mean?

Will try to but not too sure how to do that yet ?
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16 Nov 2010   #9
Cabinhook

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I think I may have fixed it. I went to page encoding which was set to unicode UTF8. I changed this to Western European windows and it seems to be OK. Will let you know guys. One other thing, Internet explorer wants to remain on top all the time and to get to the task bar I have to minimise it. Can I stop it from doing this, Cheers, Jeff
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16 Nov 2010   #10
Cabinhook

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Still no luck there. IE wants to jump back to unicode setting and then the text in log in boxes of some websites becomes far to small to read
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