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Windows 7: Everything is huge on new laptop, and I don't know how to reduce....

13 Mar 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Most all of my installs shake out with IE8 zoom at 125% and Larger Text size, with the native or maximum screen res. I think this is fairly standard for widescreens.


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13 Mar 2011   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Zoom, not Text Size.
Greg, in AOL, none of that works. They have their own ways.
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13 Mar 2011   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tara100 View Post
Hi again WHS

When using my old XP laptop, and opening my AOL mailbox, it took up about a fifth of the screen and you could see more than double the amount of e-mails compared to using the Windows 7 laptop.

What do you think about the Internet Explorer screenshot I posted at #15, particularly the size of the ads compared to the text size?

Sorry
This apparently the AOL on IE. Here is how mine looks (set at 100%) - I usually use 125% though.


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13 Mar 2011   #24
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Most all of my installs shake out with IE8 zoom at 125% and Larger Text size, with the native or maximum screen res. I think this is fairly standard for widescreens.
Now that is interesting. I just tried those settings below and can only view about 1/5th of the webpage ..........


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13 Mar 2011   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tara100 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Most all of my installs shake out with IE8 zoom at 125% and Larger Text size, with the native or maximum screen res. I think this is fairly standard for widescreens.
Now that is interesting. I just tried those settings below and can only view about 1/5th of the webpage ..........
That is normal. I just displayed your UK AOL on my 22" screen and at 125% I did not see a lot more.
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13 Mar 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Hmm. Are you using a lower Screen Res? The native (highest) resolution tends to make things quite small, requiring a higher zoom.

I dont' know if we've asked you yet if you've updated your Display Driver? Check optional Windows Updates, or the Support Downloads webpage for the computer or display adapter model.
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13 Mar 2011   #27
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

This is definitely a screen resolution thing. On a laptop, you typically need to set it to the highest available resolution.
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14 Mar 2011   #28
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Has the OP tried: Start - Search - type "enlarge" and click on Make text and other items larger or smaller. ?
Mine defaulted at 125%. Can be reduced to 100%
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14 Mar 2011   #29
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
Has the OP tried: Start - Search - type "enlarge" and click on Make text and other items larger or smaller. ?
Mine defaulted at 125%. Can be reduced to 100%
Hello

Yes, I checked those settings - my default is 100% and it is already on that setting. At 125% the webpages etc are huge.


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14 Mar 2011   #30
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hmm. Are you using a lower Screen Res? The native (highest) resolution tends to make things quite small, requiring a higher zoom.

I dont' know if we've asked you yet if you've updated your Display Driver? Check optional Windows Updates, or the Support Downloads webpage for the computer or display adapter model.

Hi again

I updated everything available in Windows Update, and then the drivers were updated through the Intel 'Graphics and Media control panel' shortly after setting up the laptop.
My screen resolution is as high as it will go at 1366 x 768 (if I try adjusting this to a lower number, I just get narrow pages)

The screenshot below shows how I keep the resolution settings:


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