Jump to content

Talk Electrician Forum uses cookies. Read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer for more info. To remove this message, please click the button to the right:    I accept the use of cookies

Welcome to Talk Electrician Forum

Welcome to Talk Electrician Forum, the UK's Friendliest Electrical forum on the internet, whilst you can view all our posts and topics like most online communities you must register to post (reply, or ask a question) in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. We do have different membership levels (called silver and gold) as a subscription service, BUT, this is an extra, and not needed, So please feel free to join for FREE, and then decide if you like our community, and would perhaps like to subscribe to any of our our extra services. Our members offer the best advice in the electrical industry including DIY,Domestic,Commercial,Industrial,Renewables,Health and Safety issues and Control and Automation.

Be a part of Talk Electrician Forum by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Everything has gone Small...:(


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 welshwizard

welshwizard

    Honorary Life Member

  • Gold Member
  • 1,617 posts
  • Country:United Kingdom
Offline

Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:31 PM

Hi Guys,

All the text and Icons, everything infact - has gone small on my PC.

I have tried the " hold down CTRL and use the wheel of the mouse", I have right clicked and tried that way.

I have tried the "View" > Text Size > from Medium - Large, but it isn't having any effect.


What else could it be and how do I overcome it please?



Regards,

Welshy.?:|

#2 biker mike

biker mike

    Senior Member

  • Bronze Member
  • 398 posts
Offline

Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

umm ur glasses not fallen off have they old chap :P:P

#3 welshwizard

welshwizard

    Honorary Life Member

  • Gold Member
  • 1,617 posts
  • Country:United Kingdom
Offline

Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:29 PM

Would help if I wore glaases on times - I do wonder, dear Boy. :D

#4 alanmg

alanmg

    Junior Member

  • Bronze Member
  • 2 posts
Offline

Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:27 PM

Hi, if you have not already sorted it, then what you can try is to right click on the desktop, in the drop down menu click on properties if you are using windows XP.
Then display, alter your display settings by either moving the slider down 800x600 for example, apply and then click on ok.
This should put your text and Icons back to a larger setting.
Also You can alter the icon size from the start menu, again right click- properties and you will see an icon size pick a larger one if this is not already selected.
I think that's right doing this of the top of my head as I am using windows Vista.
If not come back to me and i will turn a windows Xp machine on and recheck it..

Alan

#5 welshwizard

welshwizard

    Honorary Life Member

  • Gold Member
  • 1,617 posts
  • Country:United Kingdom
Offline

Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:53 PM

Hi Alan,

Thanks for your help. I can't seem to get the "Drop down" menus etc that you mention. :(

I am running Windows XP . :(


I did right click and selected... Settings> Advanced> DPI Settings> Large.


The text still appears to be small and so does the pages when I clck on them (width wise).


?:|


Thanks again for your help and Welcoe to the forum.

#6 alanmg

alanmg

    Junior Member

  • Bronze Member
  • 2 posts
Offline

Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:23 PM

Ok, if you are still having problems, then right click as before then properties-settings,advanced, make sure that apply the new settings without starting is 'ticked' click ok, this should take you back to the settings screen,
where the resolution slider is try sliding it down towards less, if you are running a crt monitor rather than the newer LCd monitors then you propbably want 800x600, click apply and the OK.
See if this makes any difference.
If not then it may be your monitor settings, most have buttons on the front to adjust screen size colour etc, older CRT monitors had them as rolling knobs sometimes under the front bottom of the monitor.

If none of this works or if you want to try this first, then if you can remeber roughly when this happened you can do a system restore that puts the computer back to the state it was in before the fault.
To do this go to start then search,click on all files and folders, type in system restore in the text box , then click on search.
When system restore comes up in the search box click on it and then follow instructions, basically a couple of warning notices and then picking a system restore date just before the problem occured.
It takes a few minutes and has to restart the computer, you do not lose any emails, documents or work that you have on the computer , so you do not have to worry about losing anyhting you have done since the problen occurred.
Pm me if you ned any other help.
Alan

#7 welshwizard

welshwizard

    Honorary Life Member

  • Gold Member
  • 1,617 posts
  • Country:United Kingdom
Offline

Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:29 PM

Hi Alan, Thanks for your help.

I have a 19" LCD Monitor.

I managed to get the text size back on most of the pages, but there is still one or two pages where the text and page width is small.

I have to get ready for college, so I will pop back on Tonight.


Thanks Again,

Best Wishes,

Welshy.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users