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Windows are too big for the monitor

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Charliebaby, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. Charliebaby

    Charliebaby Thread Starter

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    Just bought a new Dell desktop with Windows XP and it went berserk tonight. I use High Contrast settings with larger fonts, which are easier to set in XP than in ME, and I was able to reset the DPI from 96 to 192 to get larger fonts in my Outlook Express inbox and menus. Problem: I did something unknown, maybe dragged the cursor and clicked at an inopportune time -- but everything reverted to normal size. Then, when I restarted, everything became huge. Now the Appearance window I need to use is so big, the bottom half is off my monitor screen, and there is no scroll bar, so I don't see any way to get down to the selection boxes I need. Other screens have the same problem. Anybody got a clue? Thanks!
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Sounds like you have reset the resolution. Use Safe Mode on booting (tap F8 continuously) and select Safe Mode without networking, then Control Panel - Display - Settings - slide the pointer to a higher setting, probably 1024 x 768 and apply.

    Then reboot.
     
  3. Charliebaby

    Charliebaby Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Kiwiguy. I had already managed to reach the slider for screen resolution by hiding the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. I previously tried to run in Safe mode but didn't know how to get it -- so your F8 info will come in handy. Thanks again.
     
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