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Changing Default Font Size of Arabic in IE8

Q: Changing Default Font Size of Arabic in IE8

Is there a way to change the default font size of the Arabic font of choice in IE? I see where I can choose which font, but I don't see an option for its size, other than changing all fonts. Roman letters appear much larger than Arabic and to enlarge all to accomodate Arabic makes the Roman letters huge!

The alternative might be to locate an Arabic font that is inherently larger and add that to the list of options, but I don't know what font that would be nor how to add it to the list in IE8.

There has to be a way. Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks a million!
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Note the solution presented in the previous thread is for a different make of laptop.

Problem: Wirless disabled by default on start up and resume.

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A:Atheros AR9285 wireless disabled by default at startup

SOLUTION! (at least for me on my laptop)

I just had this problem when I reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc (not the factory install disc) I figured the OEM disc had a driver conflict. But I incorrectly pointed the finger at the wirless lan driver.

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Check your hard drive for errors or replace it... Good try with English by the way
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Network adapter Local Area Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 7.2.1127.2008
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Hi Pot
Welcome to Techspot.

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All of a sudden my connection went, when i tried to get on again it wouldnt let me and said that there was no connection, went into my daughters room and hers is fine. I had a look at the connections and it wasn't having a bar of it so I tried an ethernet connection...nothing. I had a bit of a play with things putting in ip address, ping back etc ... nothing is working. Had enough now and ready to chuck it out the window.



A:Default Gateway Error

Post ipconfig /all and tell us more about the hardware. Does the ethernet connection light up on either end?
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Correct me if I'm wrong

(Working with old computer, getting it to work)
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So, I eventually found my way to windows error reports,doing a search:
for "setuperr"

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Went into Control Panel, clicked on System, did the fix.
No underlines, etc. allowed

Looking into setuperr logs is really helpful, dont ya think?
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A:Compaq SR1710NX changing cpu question

bump for an answer
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your raid volumes should not be affected by the upgrade. they are a separte volume from the boot and system volumes. all of the data SHOULD still be there.
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Setting up a secure network is fairly easy, unfortunately the steps vary by router manufacturer, and model.
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I am the administrator, so what should I do?

By the way, since i'm new to the computer world, if this thread should be somewhere else please tell me where.



A:IP Changing Problem

TechSpot does not help with the activity you request.
You have to be detected in one of the selected countries... It is not a simple declaration.
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A:GeForce 8500GT default boot

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A:Exact size of a pen drive

That looks right to me :grinthumb

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what do you mean "non-proprietary"? And i've looked through my BIOS and found nothing... they're Phoenix Technologies BIOS
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what is this!?!?!

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likely you have connected to multiple hotspots (or any number of friends) WiFi sites
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with the WiFi active there should be a wifi icon in the system tray. click on it to
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then click on the one you want to access
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And likely minimum 1 DVD drive
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Is that correct?
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You do know that most users just have 1 hard drive

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"Sorry if I'm being ignorant, but I'm not well acquainted with bluetooth yet"...

This may be the root cause of your Bluetooth problem...

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You must have misspelled "clock" Your video card is an Nvidia card. Does Nvidia have a video overclocking tool. This tool might be in the Nvidia Control panel. It takes more than a software program to overclock. Your power supply, your motherboard's bios and configuration and the amount of memory can affect overclocking. What are your complete system specs?

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shamanking said:

Hello, I'm planning to change a new hard disk drive.Click to expand...

If you read this over, you'll realize it doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense.

It seems more likely that you're trying to replace a worn out drive , or add a new, extra drive for storage. But, that's just a wild guess.

Try posting back with a little more information, such as make and model of HDD, what computer/motherboard it's going into, with a little clearer explanation of what you're actually trying to do, and we'll have a better shot at helping you.
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A:formatted to wrong size

simple. Go to disk management in windows. Also see :
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A:Stripe size rules of thumb?

Covered here;
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A:Changing hard drive and keeping install

That's the easiest way

The best way would be to re-install clean
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A:Changing mobo: when do I clean reinstall Windows XP?

I don't think so.Just connect the current HD as Primary Master and
Check your mbd boot options to make it first.
A new HD is the only reason i see for a new install,but can be set as Secondary.
BTW Installing these devices requires an experienced user as there are
settings in the bios to do first.
Get a Motherboard Manual and CD