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crudler

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can suggest a solution to this problem (ok, not so much a "problem" but still an issue).

When I watch movies from bed, it is very hard to read the file names (resolution 1680*1050), and it either requires me getting out of bed, or squinting like crazy. YEs, I am that lazy :)

Ideally, i would love it if there was a simple app that displayed my files in a "big font" format - maybe with a thumbnail etc etc, and i can just navigate and select files with my mouse (wireless of course).

Many thanks
Craig

ps: this is in windows XP

Edited by crudler, 20 July 2009 - 11:34 AM.

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Hi,
To increase your thumbnail size, download Microsoft PowerToy TweakUI, run it, and go to Explorer and adjust thumbnails to whatever size you want, although Im not to sure about font sorry.

heres download:> http://download.micr...wertoySetup.exe

Their you go :)
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thanks, but that still wont help with readability.
there must be something designed for connecting you pc to a low res tv or something like that
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Have you tried Magnifier? Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier. The first time you do this, you'll probably have to be up close, but you can right-click on Magnifier and select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut). Then put the shortcut in a place you will remember, and just double-click on it any time you want to use it.
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Hi again,
Yes I agree with "stettybet0". The magnifier is a great tool but remember you will have to exit it when you start to watch a movie as it takes a bit at the top for the actual magnified area, so you will have to squint to exit it.

Give it a try though, could work for you
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you will have to squint to exit it.

Or, assuming it is the most recent program you opened, you know it will be the right-most program bar in the toolbar. Simply click on the right-most program bar to give the focus to Magnifier, then hit Alt-F4 to exit. No squinting required. :)
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...Or that :)
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