This is embarassing but...

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  1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    All my text has reduced and I can hardly read it...gawd!
    Im on a laptop, and I kinda fumbled n bumped something ,but what ,I dont know??

    I feel pretty stupid asking but well I have....I also left hubpages briefly ,logged into Facebook ,same thing there , so if someone could tell me how to reset this grrrrr...machine ,I would be so grateful !! smile

    P.S Or send me a giant magnifying glass...

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oosshit EK... It is called Premature Intro Skink Syndrome Disorder or PISSD for sure...I mean short. big_smile
      (It often has to do with the age of the hamsters in your harddrive).

      Did You Pass your Driver's Test? hmm

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ok Mr Smartypants , I can whip round the world in my nightie and be back in time to spread the marmite on my toast ( yes they really do have that in SC)...

        Why ya wearing chunky armour when baby lambs are bouncing around downunder has got me stumped wink

  2. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 9 years ago

    What kind of computer?


    Is it only on the internet, or all over the computer?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      All over computer, IBM laptop ,using IE (hubby was on before an it was fine)..

      1. ediggity profile image59
        ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Try this for XP.


        Access the Display Properties dialog box by right-clicking the desktop and selecting the Properties command.

        Select the Appearance tab and click the Advanced button.
        Select Icon from the Item drop-down list.

        Use the Font drop-down arrow to select a font from the list.

        Click OK twice -- once to close the Advanced Appearance dialog box and once to close the Display Properties dialog box.


        Here is crazy Vista

        http://www.mstipsandtricks.com/tips-and … /Font.html

        1. ajcor profile image60
          ajcorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thankyou ediggity for supplying this page - i have recently bought  Vista and I am not a fan - much preferred xp.....cheers


  3. profile image0
    cosetteposted 9 years ago

    Heh. Did you try the View menu?

    View>Text Size>Medium (Larger, Largest)

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thx Cosette tried that , no joy sad

  4. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 9 years ago

    Save everything, re-boot, and it should restore to the original defaults.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      re-boot?
      Do you mean restart ( Tried that)..ummm

      1. Paradise7 profile image83
        Paradise7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that's what I meant...that didn't work?  Eeeeeh....If it's JUST internet, not Word, or other text you have stored, the INTERNET VIEW menu might help you out.

  5. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 9 years ago

    You might have accidentally "Zoomed OUT", in which case, unzoom.

  6. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 9 years ago

    Before you do anything drastic try pressing down the "Ctrl" key and use the + or - keys (right of the numbers above qwerty) to change the font size.

    Works on most browsers, just in case it's that one.

    1. beth811 profile image80
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have learned something new here. I tried this and it works and I had fun changing the fonts using those keystrokes.
      Thanks, Chapman!

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    how cool!!! yep least I can see now..wow

    Thankyou so much smile

    1. Paradise7 profile image83
      Paradise7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What worked?  It's always useful to know...

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    OH what RP Chapman advised ( I posted after his)...Im back to bold and beautiful now lol

    I never knew that wee trick before smile

    Usually the 'View' button would have worked , but I swear lately this machine is rebelling on me !

    Thankyou again for everyones input smile appreciated.

  9. zadrobi profile image62
    zadrobiposted 9 years ago

    Yeah if you move your finger down the left side of the "touch square" on most laptops then it will either magnify or reduce the size % of the page. It's ssooooo annoying; I accidentally do it once every day on my laptop.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Psst buddy hubster, whats the touch square smile seriously I just turn this thing on and plonk plonk go my chubby lil fingers, write my lil heart out, amazing all these querty ,lol quirty things!!....(an who said its only men who dont read instructions)

      Ok Im virtually challenged lol but I know this much , there will be Computers in heaven because - Jesus Saves ..lol

      1. profile image0
        Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol
        sorry i cant help. ive never even touched a laptop. hope your having a good day!!

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          yea hugssss DM , smile woke up to Brookes n Dunn lol ,dont know the title but goes like this
          So I raised my hands n bowed my head...remembered the words written in red...ohhhhh dunno combo of their voices , rain on the roof and inspiring wordsreally does help get ya bum outta a cosy bed huh smile

          Anyways I enlarged my font/text so all's good ,think it would also work on any PC ,but dont listen to me on computers lol

          smile

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            Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            its called i believe
            i got that one on my playlist.
            have you heard kenny chesny and dave matthews? alive and well. ive been thinking bout writing a hub about it,

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
              Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Oh can always rely on you to know the titles!!!
              thanks so much

              Write the hub !!! or Im gonna nag ya til you do...smile

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                Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                OK.I might need a littel nagging...sometimes I stall..
                I dont really know all that many titles, but that one I do becuase its one of hubbies favourites.
                I actauly woke up at 3 am today, with like, fifteen hub ideas and fragments of songs and stories and drawigns I would make if I could draw..all swishing around in my head..never made it back to sleep, I got a bit of it written down, and Im just working on finishing at least one of them....

                1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
                  prettydarkhorseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  morning everyone! hi justine! will be the first to read if youre done

                  1. profile image0
                    Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Good morning. I'll try real hard to get at least one hub up for you today! You can nag me all you want, it doesnt bother me, knda sorta gives me kick in the butt...im not so good at motivating myslef all the time. 
                    How are ya?

              2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
                prettydarkhorseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                hi eaglekiwi, good to know ur back again, havent seen you here for couple of days..

  10. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 9 years ago

    it's often the simplest things smile

  11. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 9 years ago

    Cool, thanks, RP, I'm gonna remember it, just in case.

  12. QuirkyPearl profile image60
    QuirkyPearlposted 9 years ago

    I guess this goes to show that no question is a stupid question, or, we are both stupid.

    I did the exact same thing!

    Thanks Mr Chapman I now know something new;-)

  13. world of the wise profile image66
    world of the wiseposted 9 years ago

    Hi guys, hope to join you next time in such wonderful threads, am abit tight now.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the crazy house world of the wise, your wisdom will surely have a niche here hehe smile

 
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