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Font size and Pop Up boz size too big or too small - Please help

Q: Font size and Pop Up boz size too big or too small - Please help


I am having trouble with the font size and Pop up boxes size. Both are either too big or too small. I dont know how to solve this problem.

For example if I want to update my Symantic AntiVirus or Install a new program, the Box that opens is either too big or too small and font size too.

Recently I copied some fonts to my folder in Windows folder (Fonts folder).

I think maybe that has caused the problem. But I dont know how to solve it.

Please Help.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Font size and Pop Up boz size too big or too small - Please help

Hi Muneeb and welcome to TSF !

You could give system restore a try : start => all programs => accessories => system tools => system restore. Select a date in bold prior to when the problem began. You won't lose any personal data but you may need to reinstall any program or update you've installed since then.

Else the system file checker can restore your system fonts. You'll need an XP install CD with service pack 2 (XP Home SP2 or XP Pro SP2 depending on the version you have installed). If your current CD hasn't got service pack 2 then you need to create a slipstreamed CD with SP2. Use one of these guides and report once you have an XP SP2 install CD :
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Quote: Originally Posted by gigimasinuta

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my resolution is 1680 x 1050
the font size is at smaller (100%) but everything else has a normal size..easy to the command prompt windows i can barely see the text..
can i do something to make the text bigger in cmd..without modifying my resolution..or the text size for the entire windows?

Of course you can...

CMD window->Right Click CMD icon (upper left corner)->Properties->Font

Adjust to your liking
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A:Small font size

This may help

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

In addition.

Bottom right of your screen (IE8) you can adjust the size of the font. It shows as a percentage of normal. Mine is 140%
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A:Font size to small on website.

It looks fine to me. She could maybe reset the text size through Internet Explorer.

Try this.

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A:Small font size type

Open the browser and hold down the ctrl key and press + key. For each press, the font increases.
To decrease, hold down the ctrl key and press the - key.

Another method, hold down the ctrl key and move the mouse wheel away from you to increase and towards you to decrease.

3rd option: I have an addon called nosquint installed. I can set a different magnification for every site I visit.
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I'm not much of a computer geek but I figured out how to fix this problem for XP.
1.right click on screen background.
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A:System Font Size too Small - How do I make it Bigger?

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Try to enlarge it here: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
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rIGHT CLICK ON A OPEN SPACE ON YOUR WIndows screen> click properties> apperance> font size
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Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3


Would someone please tell me how to permanently set the font, size of font and font color in MS 2010 Outlook so that I don't have to set it everytime I type an email.


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***Adding : The website opens slowly, please give it a few extra seconds.
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A:Font size

jasondunn said:

I went in and changed the font size for my computer and now its to big and i can not get it smaller I tried to go back into display under settings but the box is two big for me to change it and it wont let me move the box up and down how can I get the font back to its original sizeClick to expand...
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A:Font Size


What size screen did you upgrade to, the bigger screen can make thing look different. Also, what resolution are you running at? If it is different than the last resolution that you had on your other monitor then everything will look different. For a rule the higher the resolution the smaller the icons, and the lower the resolution the the larger the icons, toolbars, etc.

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A:Font Size

To change the font sizes in Outlook Express, you make the changes in Internet Explorer

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System Restore is not needed for this fix, which should be much simpler
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A:font size

What is the screen resolution? Display properties ,settings?
What is the font size under the appearence tab in the display properties?
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A:Font size?

Hello there,

A few questions for you.

1) When you were adjusting printer settings, what were you printing? Something on a website?

2) What browser do you use?

3) Do you have this problem on all browsers are just one?

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A:font size

Richard, try\alertbox\20020819.html.

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A:Font Size

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A:Font Size

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A:Font Size

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A:Solved: IE Font Size?

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A:Web Page font size

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A:Increasing size of font on xp

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A:Changing Font Size

try going to find updates for it on "Windows Update" site.
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A:change font size


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A:Need bigger Font size!

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A:IE9 font size problem

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A:adjusting font size


Originally Posted by dcb

I have vista now and on some of the web pages the text is verry small allmost unreadable.
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then when i go to a diffrent web site the text is very large.
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Thanks Dave

Good morning dcb. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support forum - Vista!

I would suggest that you first check the Device Manager and look for any yellow or red signs indicative of a driver issue.

Also check the display settings and related functions such as the resolution and flicker rate. I have enclosed a screen shot with instructions to get to the Display Settings screen.

I don't have anything else for you at this time; however, should I come across and applicable information, I will certainly pass it on.

One question, though, you said that SOME web pages are smaller? Not all?

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Vista, please start a new thread for new subject matter.

Regards. . .


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A:Can't change font size

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A:email font size


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A:Font size on Web pages

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A:Printer font size

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