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by: grandpaw7 March 2, 2005 9:48 AM PST

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Reducing the display to screen size

by grandpaw7 - 3/2/05 9:48 AM

I'm sure the answer to this is somewhere on the forum. But after searching unsuccessfully, and being tired, I'll ask it again. This time I'll try to remember to record the answer somewhere.

All of a sudden, without any conscious help from me, some of my desktop icons are off screen. And when I open a page online, such as a page in CNET, I have to scroll sideways to see all of what's there. (Right now, I can see all of this message I am writing, but I have to scroll to the left or right in order to see the matrial in the margins on both sides; my memory is that this used to not be the case. On other online pages, I can't see all of the text without scrolling sideways. This is true both when the screen maximized and when it is not.

At View>Text Size, the size is set at smaller. What does that control?

When I hold down Ctrl and reduce font size to the minimum size, I still have to scroll to see all of the page.

How do I correct this?

And any idea how these things happen, apparently on their own?

Thanks, grandpaw

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