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Dell Laptop Screen
« on: July 15, 2010, 04:56:33 PM »
Well I've messed up once again. I was trying to give a lady a link to something. It required some _ (underscores). Well when I was typing I had the ctrl key down instead of the shift key so suddenly the screen shrunk -- got taller and skinny. So clever devil I said well if I hit it again it will revert. Not so moose breath -- it got worse. So now the laptop is totally unusable (for the internet). I swiped the desktop long enough to do this. I sure hope someone has the fix for this. Restart didn't help a thing and that's as far as I can go.

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 05:42:23 PM »
Not sure on what keys you hit to do that. Is the problem with windows or only the web browser?

If it is the browser you should be able to go under the view menu and text size and put it back. If it is windows you may need to get into safe mode in order to read things better so it can be changed back.

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 06:19:43 PM »
Mac, you just zoomed out, that's all.  You can scroll in as much as you need to by holding Ctrl and tapping the "+" (plus) key.  Another way you can do this is hold Ctrl and roll the mouse wheel forward and backwards.

Let me know how it goes.

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 01:45:37 AM »
That was it. Turns out that the underscore key is the minus key so the reverse of the problem I caused was the ctrl +.
Thanks. So it's probably time to close this one. Wish they all went this fast.

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 05:20:08 AM »
I'm glad you got that fixed quickly.  I can't imagine how difficult that must have been.   :smiley:

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 08:08:51 AM »
Locked :-)

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Re: Dell Laptop Screen
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