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704 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2009 9:07 PM by nannham RSS
ldunne Calculating status...
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Sep 18, 2009 8:19 AM
I clicked on something that increased the size of everything on my screen and am unable to figure out how to get the view back to "normal." I know this has to be simple, but I am clueless after going through all sorts of preferences, etc. Please help!

ldunne
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  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Sep 18, 2009 8:55 AM (in response to ldunne)
    Maybe you changed the display. System Preferences>Displays. select a larger display number. Or perhaps System Preferences>Universal Access. Turn off zoom.
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    Sep 19, 2009 8:30 PM (in response to ldunne)
    Have you got a widescreen monitor?
    Try the highest resolution at 1280 x 800 ..

    There should be a list of options, try one of the high res choices, the one that looks best on your screen ...
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  • iyacyas Level 4 Level 4 (1,535 points)
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    Sep 19, 2009 8:48 PM (in response to nannham)
    If you are saying that the screen appears as if it's zoomed then try pressing and hold the "cntl" button while you scroll your mouse.
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  • nannham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2009 9:07 PM (in response to iyacyas)
    Once I accidentally clicked a resolution smaller than 1280 x 800 in Systen Preferences > Display, and the screen instantly looked as she describes in her post, it was weirdly zoomed in and out of focus ...

    I do believe the 1280 x 800 res is the only one that's right for the Leopard OS X ... and above ...
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