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waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6851772

I have a new computer, as my hard drive on my old one was failing. Everything works fine, but when I boot up, the icons on the initial screen are about half the size they were on my old monitor. I managed to fix the appearance of most of the sites I visit (DG being the most common) and enlarge the type but that first screen is still small and hard to read. Any advice?? I already have enough wrinkles from squinting, I don't need more.
New Carlisle, IN
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6852437

The solution is simple. The new computer's video resolution setting is higher than that of your old computer.

Right click the desktop, go to Properties, click the Settings tab. Inside of the Settings tab, you'll see a slider bar called "Screen Resolution" try dragging it to the left or "lower" resolution. Try experimenting with a few resolutions to find one that you're comfortable with.

The above instructions should be good for Win98,2000,Me and XP. I'm not sure if Vista works the same way or not.
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #6852463

In Vista, right click the desktop, and then "view". You get a choice of large, medium, or "classic".

There's a good computer forum here at Dave's too, under Leisurely Pursuits:

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