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« on: December 12, 2004, 05:18:31 PM »

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Operating System Version: Windows XP
Problem Application Name & Version: IE, Mozilla Firefox
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I just reinstalled Windows XP and for some reason the way the texts on the web pages are displayed is different (on both IE and Firefox). Now, the texts are noticably thinner than before which makes it hard to read and irritates my eyes. I tried adjusting the text size and encoding but it can only enlarge the size of the characters - I only want the texts to be the same size but thicker. I also tried adjusting the dpi setting on Control Panel but it only changes the texts on menu bar but not the ones in the web page.
Is there anyway to fix this?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004, 05:26:09 PM »

Did you install any additional Fonts in your earlier Windows installation?
If you did, this may explain why the fonts have changed like that. On the other hand, have you tried HijackThis yet?

Go to http://www.mytechsupport.ca/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=42&topic=2705 for a tutorial and links for downloading the software
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004, 05:28:59 PM »

Hold down the CTL key and use your scroll button on your mouse to adjust the TEXT size...

What do you have your Display settings set at?

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004, 06:21:10 PM »

Thanks for the replies,

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No, I didn't install any new fonts. Just heard of HijactThis here. So I just downloaded and am figuring out how it works. Thanks for the tip.

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I can enlarge the text but not the resolution. Basically I just want the text to stay the same size but is thicker and clearer (like before).
On the Setting page in my Control Panel's Display Properties it says:
Display: 1) Plug and Play Monitor on Intel (R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics
Screen Resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels
Color Quality: Highest (32 bit)
DPI Setting: Normal Size (96 DPI)
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004, 06:27:00 PM »

Can you not click VIEW>TEXT SIZE and adjust the text from there?

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004, 06:49:57 PM »

OK, I'm afraid that I might not sound like I'm making much sense here but...
The thing is that I'm not looking to change the size of the text but I want to improve the thickness and clarity of the text. Basically before I reinstalled the Windows a size 10 Times New Roman text is thicker and clearer than the current size 10 Times New Roman on my screen right now. If I go to the Display Properties in my Control Panel I can adjust the DPI setting to make the texts thicker but that only applies to the menu bar - not the texts on the web page itself.  
Basically if I use the View>Text Size>Bigger the text'll be bigger in size but the line is still thin and of a lesser resolution.
Hope I'm not sounding too weird here! I'm terribly perplexed right now about this.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2004, 07:04:05 PM »

If you click the ADVANCE button in the DISPLAY PROPERTIES..In the ITEM drop down Menu,HIGHLIGHT which Item you want to config and the choose your TEXT size.

Also did you go into the EFFECTS section and check for shadowing..

Does changing the THEME make a difference?

Something to check anyway... Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 04:08:03 PM »

I finally found out the way to fix this!!
On the Appearance tab in Control Panel's Display Properties, set the text to Cleartype. Now the texts on my sceen has a clearer lines and better display resolution.
Thanks so much for the help.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 04:29:32 PM »

Kool..I was in the right area.. Grin

Glad you got it figured out roy.. Wink

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