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My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Luzern
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My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Well perhaps that title is humour, where I feel lacking in it.
I have a 22" w/s 1920*1080 monitor. The print I see when visiting sites is minuscule, less than 8pt. I have tried several ways to set it permanently to a larger size without success.
All advice welcomed!
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Would you like instructions for every web browser that is available?
(or you could tell us which one you prefer to use)  Wink
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

My advice would be to think more carefully next time you buy a monitor.  1920 x 1080 is a lot of pixels.  22" isn't that big, so you have a lot of pixels in a small space.  I'm using a 19" monitor at its recommended resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels so everything else being equal I see things about 15%  bigger than you do.  You would need a 25" monitor (at 1920 x 1080 resolution)  to see things the same size.
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Try holding down control and pressing the + on the numeric keyboard.
In FF goto edit/preferences/content tab and change the Default font size there. If you aren't using FF why not? (FF=FireFox)
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Or Ctrl+Mouse wheel zooms in and out for a lot of apps (definitely FF and Word).
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Quote from: lucerne
I have a 22" w/s 1920*1080 monitor. The print I see when visiting sites is minuscule, less than 8pt. I have tried several ways to set it permanently to a larger size without success.

On my 22" 1680x1050 pixels screen,
that sentence (183 characters) requires almost the full screen width using a monospace (11 point) font - but only requires 11" (proportional font) as shown in the forum (full screen) - equivalent to just 4.3 points!!

Luzern
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Would you like instructions for every web browser that is available?
(or you could tell us which one you prefer to use)  Wink
Firefox.
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

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My advice would be to think more carefully next time you buy a monitor.  1920 x 1080 is a lot of pixels.  22" isn't that big, so you have a lot of pixels in a small space.  I'm using a 19" monitor at its recommended resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels so everything else being equal I see things about 15%  bigger than you do.  You would need a 25" monitor (at 1920 x 1080 resolution)  to see things the same size.
I wish I'd known, but "stable door and all that". It was the one on free upgrade offer. I wonder how many others have been less than Dellighted. Undecided
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Try going to the display properties and on the appearance tab select larger font size.
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

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Quote from: ReedRichards
My advice would be to think more carefully next time you buy a monitor.  1920 x 1080 is a lot of pixels.  22" isn't that big, so you have a lot of pixels in a small space.  I'm using a 19" monitor at its recommended resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels so everything else being equal I see things about 15%  bigger than you do.  You would need a 25" monitor (at 1920 x 1080 resolution)  to see things the same size.

But you wouldn't see more with a bigger monitor - and LCD screens don't tend to run nicely at other than their native resolution.
Get a CRT if you want to mess with dpi.

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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

If you really need to see a lot more on your desktop there's only one way to do if - but you need the space and money.
Here's a screen shot of my desktop.
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

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Firefox.

Sadly I'm an IE8 user (and some other browsers but not FF) so can't give specifics on FF, hopefully someone will do so soon.
(For the record IE8 has options on the View menu to adjust text size and overall "zoom", both of which "stick" so I guess FF would be similar.)
There are also many options in Windows to adjust text sizes etc. for those with visual limitations, operating across all applications not just the web browsing you asked about. It's nearly always best to run the display itself at "native" resolution and adjust with other settings.
The settings are better organised and more logically accessible in Vista/W7 compared to XP, you don't say which you're using?
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

He could make it large or make it bright.
Hit control and plus for quite a sight!
It might be big and a little blurry,
But he'll be able to see, so not to worry!
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

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goto edit/preferences/content tab and change the Default font size there.

From the 1st answer
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Re: My eyes are dim:I cannot see. Monitor why are you cruel to me?

Don't forget to use the advanced options so that you can set a minimum font size. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy