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Windows 7: Start Menu, default window size and sidebar got bigger!

05 Mar 2010   #11
dannyb

Windows 7
 
 
Links

Thanks for sorting the links!

Some forums are funny about posting links; so, I put some star characters into the links and included a note saying delete the stars before clicking the link.

Now I know that I can just post the link, I won't do it again. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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05 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
Thanks for sorting the links!

Some forums are funny about posting links; so, I put some star characters into the links and included a note saying delete the stars before clicking the link.

Now I know that I can just post the link, I won't do it again. Sorry for any inconvenience.

No problem mate, if in future you need info just PM a member of the staff if you have any concerns what you can post, it may keep you in good standing.
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05 Mar 2010   #13
dannyb

Windows 7
 
 
Extra info....

The start menu properties are set to show 10 items in the start menu and 10 in the jump lists; but, there are 12 icons in the start menu???? The icons are really small too.

'Resolution' is the same; 'make your screen easier to read' is set to 100% as before. Magnification is the same.

Wasted two days on this now at a critical time at uni - there has to be a way to put it back!

I give in!
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05 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It's not making sense; maybe someone else will have some other ideas for you.
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05 Mar 2010   #15
dannyb

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks

Thanks anyway.

I did post in a Microsoft forum too, hoping that a M/S expert may know what was going on - no response.

It doesn't make sense to me either. I have been using windows for nearly 20 years; I am a 35 year old BA computing student and no a beginner. Every possible option has been explored.

Repeating myself:

The crazy thing is that some aspects are bigger, while some are smaller; so, it cannot be magnification or resolution - they both change the screen proportionately and not one bit bigger and another smaller.

I still think it happened by miscuing key strokes late at night, hitting a short cut by accident - when I looked up at the monitor everything had changed.

Message understood anyway; I am looking no more. Now, I have two days work to catch up on - arghhhh!

I should have asked, 'is this worth it?' two days ago. Perhaps, that is the real lesson here?
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05 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I know the feeling also, once in a while something gets stuck in my thoughts and there's no "not doing it" until it's done.


Good luck mate!
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21 Sep 2013   #17
slekkas

Illinois
 
 

i had the same problem, control panel-appearance and personalization-display-resolution, then change it to the highest resolution and it should go back to normal
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25 May 2016   #18
pedaller

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
A thought

I realize this is very late, but I wonder if you tried using another keyboard. I see that in your original post you "caught" your keyboard, so I'm wondering if maybe it keeps sending something randomly.
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