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Everything on my computer screen is enlarged


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O Town

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Good evening all. Wasn't sure how to describe my issue in title but I tried to make it simple. My issue is this...on BOTH my desktop and when surfing internet everything has increased in size. My task bar, icons in system tray and on desktop are larger. Browser and menu area at top when on internet are big. Also all smaller windows like menu for right click, my start window, and all tool menus are a lot bigger than normal. At first when I noticed on my desktop I couldn't see all 4 corners, I would have to move the cursor to the area I wanted to view and the page would then move over. I first went into property settings and set my resolution smaller, its supposed to be at 1280*1024 and now its at 1024*768 and everything will fit inside the monitor but still yet everything is larger than normal. I messed with the monitor itself and did a factory reset, auto adjustment, that didn't help either. I have done everything I would think as obvious, so I am hoping someone will have some input to solving this issue because its driving me nuts. There was no new hardware, software installed that I know of. Oh and I also did a system restore back to a few days ago before the issue.....nothing has helped. On a restart it seems that first few welcome screens are sized appropriate but its hard to tell, I think its after BIOS load and it gets to my desktop page. I have XP if that helps. Any help at all would be much appreciated. :)
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Hello O Town and welcome to G2G!

Try this:

Start - control panel - display - setting- advanced button - General Tab - DPI settings - set to normal size 96 DPI. Logg off and back on.

If that fixed it go ahead and change your resolution back to 1280 x 1024.
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Thanks gorham for the fast response. I have already been in there and messed around with the DPI setting, it was already at 96 but still changed it around to see if it helped, it didn't and its again at 96 right now. I also messed with the refresh rate under monitor, and acceleration rate to no avail. :)
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Try holding down Ctrl and pressing the - or + keys to zoom in and out.
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Thanks Digerati, but that didn't work either. As I was researching this before posting here I read to hold ctrl key and hit 0, hold ctrl and use mouse to zoom, and now I tried yours as well. I am willing to try anything. I am reading all the keyboard short cuts now in case something was hit by accident. Keep the suggestions coming if you have any input. Thanks again.
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How about updating the display / graphics drivers?
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