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Solved: Why is the type in Ws7 so small?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by redoak, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    See the attachment to see what I mean. I have tried to 150% with little advantage, plus the icons then can't be organized as I desire on the desktop. This smallness of print occurs throughout the displays, beginning with the splash page and the request for the password. You can barely read it!

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  2. DaveA

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    What is your screen resolution set at?
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    The recommended setting. I believe that is 1600x900. I am on my Asus right now, with the Toshiba and Ws7 shut down.

    I have attached a screen shot of part of my "XP" desktop on my Asus. This is what I am looking for in Ws7. It came about with no special settings, etc.

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    Setting the resolution lower (say, 1280x720) should make the icons and typing look larger. Control Panel>Ease of Access>EaseofAccessCenter>Make the Computer Easier To See also has some aids, such as a magnifier which selectively zooms areas of the screen.

    PS ya got me - I am only 71, but I have had similar problems ...
     
  5. KimE_WinTeam

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    You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse to resize desktop icons. On the desktop, press and hold CTRL while you scroll the wheel to make icons larger or smaller.

    Might be an easy way to test out which size works best for you.

    Cheers,
    Kim
     
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    Time to visit your optometrist, my friend. :D

    Or maybe not. My new glasses (August) are terrible for the computer; I have to use my old ones to be comfortable.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    I do appreciate your responses. FYI: my reading glasses are just fine. I see eye doc every year.

    As "TN" knows, I "despise" 'Ws7'. This complaint re type size is just one that I have, but is the most annoying.

    I have two laptops, so using mouse wheel is not an option. I'll try the other suggestion.

    See attachments for another comparison of Ws7 vs XP tool bar, if that is the right name. Never could remember names!

    {redoak} :D
     

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    redoak Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    "Setting the resolution lower (say, 1280x720) should make the icons and typing look larger."

    This did it!

    Many thanks, [redoak}
     
  9. Jack Hackett

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    go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display
    select either Medium or Larger.
    Apply, log off and log back on to make the changes

    you may also want to adjust the DPI setting.
     
  10. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I have been using 125% for some time. 150% simply is not workable for me, since I have many icons on the DT. I know, I could reduce the #, but for me that is not an option.

    "DPI"? I'll have to go to a tech dictionary!

    {redoak}
     
  11. Jack Hackett

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  12. KimE_WinTeam

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    Glad you found a setting that works for you!

    Cheers,
    Kim
     
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