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screen same size but everything smaller?

Posted by abbey_cny (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 23:52

Not sure what I did but I apparently did something! I have my screen maximized but everything is appearing smaller. Previously, for example, when I pull up Garden Web it would fill most of the screen, but now it just fills up the middle of the screen with lots of blank space on either side of it. Same with everything else. I am running Firefox on a mac computer. What did I do and what can I do to fix it? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

Abbey


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

look at the far upper right corner and you'll see a dash; an outline of a box; and an x.

Click the box for a full-sized screen.


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

I am not a Mac person, but she does report she has the screen maximized.

DA


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

yes, the screen is maximized. I will keep trying to figure it out but for the moment I am getting used to it the way it is so I suppose that is better than nothing!

Abbey


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

I don't know if this will help, but have you tried placing the cursor on the corner edges of screen and stretching it to fit?


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

it's weird. The screen is the right size, it fills the entire screen of my computer. But the print on the various websites looks smaller. However I am getting used to it by now, lol, so I will just keep trying different things to fix it when I get on the computer. Thanks for the suggestion!

Abbey


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

If it were a Windows system I would suggest ctrl+ to enlarge the presentation. Mac? I don't know. Worth a try.

DA


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RE: screen same size but everything smaller?

Is it just affecting Safari?

Look at this article on the Apple Forums. Not just changing the font size but dragging the file com.apple.safari.plist from Home/Library/Preferences/ to the desktop. If Safari is back to normal after trying that you can apparently trash can the plist (preferences) file that you just moved. Launching Safari after dragging the file builds another preferences file. Kind of like resetting IE to default on a Windows computer.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to change font size in Safari?


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