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Reducing Font And Image Size On My Screen

Monday, July 16th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Marilyn from Waukesha, Wisconsin writes:

I have inadvertently clicked on some unknown button that has enlarged everything that I open on my screen to a 22pt font. I have gone into “Control Panel” to “Magnifier” and I haven’t been able to change any settings. I thought that maybe it was a mouse (I have ordered one of your fabulous mice) problem – as my mouse does have a setting that I could press on the right “extra” button and it would magnify temporarily – but now I can’t even do that. Please Help.

The Windows operating system includes several options for changing the size of icons, images, and fonts on the screen. While this can be helpful, if you need text to appear larger, it may also cause problems if words and images become stuck in a setting that is too big or small. Getting the text on your screen back to the proper font size is handled in one of a few different ways, depending on how the size was originally changed.

The simplest method for decreasing font size is to use a keyboard shortcut for whatever program is currently open. For instance, in most web browsers tapping the “Ctrl” and “-“ (minus) keys at the same time automatically reduces the font size, while tapping “Ctrl” and “+” together makes the font appear larger. If the keyboard shortcut doesn’t change the size of your enlarged font, the problem is instead caused by a setting within Windows that needs to be manually changed.

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One Response to “Reducing Font And Image Size On My Screen”

  1. sandy says:

    There is 2 other ways TO CHANGE font size right click in bottom OF task bar and you will see option to CHANGE IT. Also with browser open click tools button that also gives you option TO CHANGE it. Also depending on browser she has. Example Google she could have changed it when you Pick how TO save your information. Hope this helps.

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