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    [quote name='jezza' post='798696' date='18-Oct-2009 19:04']Hi Gloria

    There are quite a few ideas here


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    Thanks Jezza,

    I will try these workarounds just as soon as Iget my sight back. I had an operation on one of eyes this morning and I can hardly see what I'm typing. Reading is almost impossible, I don't want to make a mistake so I will do this as soon as I possibly can.

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    I wish you a speedy recovery!

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    Thanks you Hans,

    I pray you are blessed with good health and prosperity.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='798836' date='19-Oct-2009 13:25']... I had an operation on one of eyes this morning and I can hardly see what I'm typing.[/quote]
    It's medically and humanly amazing to me that you say you had eye surgery THIS MORNING and you're even sitting at a computer!

    Take care and get well...

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='798899' date='19-Oct-2009 16:44']It's medically and humanly amazing to me that you say you had eye surgery THIS MORNING and you're even sitting at a computer!

    Take care and get well...[/quote]

    I always manage to amaze you Doc.

    I asked the doctor before I left Will's Eye Hospital if I could use my computer and drive my car. She replied that if I was sure I could drive without causing problems or accidents while driving, ok but she would wait at least a week to drive. Be assurred that I will not get behind the wheel until I'm sure I can see well enough, a week to wait is not that long. Besides my son will drive me if I have to go some where, he did with the other eye which was done in July.

    As for the computer, she said that if I could see well enough it was alright with her. I'm struggling to read the monitor but I type by not looking at the keyboard. If you find some typing errors you will know why.

    Thanks for well wishes,

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='798912' date='19-Oct-2009 18:05'].... the other eye which was done in July.[/quote]
    That makes it sound like cataract removal. I hope your vision is as much improved as some of the folks I know locally who've had it done. (Mostly veterans, in the nursing home. I accompanied one fella and he was as good as new on our way "home.")

    Take care...

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='798928' date='19-Oct-2009 19:06']That makes it sound like cataract removal. I hope your vision is as much improved as some of the folks I know locally who've had it done. (Mostly veterans, in the nursing home. I accompanied one fella and he was as good as new on our way "home.")

    Take care...[/quote]

    That's exactly what it was, but included repair/removal of glacoma found in both eyes.

    My vision is sligtly impaired so I have to ask you if you know how to make the print darker both in Windows and the Internet. I now use reading glasses until the right eye heals, then I will get new glasses. My vision has been changed from near sighted to far sighted, the doctor added filters to do the change.

    But in the meantime I need to see darker print on my monitor.

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    You might temporarily switch to one of the high contrast color schemes. You can set this in the Layout tab of the Display Properties control panel (you must use the Windows Classic theme for this), or in the Display tab of the Accessibility Options control panel.

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='799187' date='21-Oct-2009 08:17']I have to ask you if you know how to make the print darker both in Windows and the Internet.[/quote]
    Most people already use it, but just in case: ClearType will make the text appear to be thicker/heavier without messing up anything else.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='799191' date='21-Oct-2009 11:26']You might temporarily switch to one of the high contrast color schemes. You can set this in the Layout tab of the Display Properties control panel (you must use the Windows Classic theme for this), or in the Display tab of the Accessibility Options control panel.[/quote]

    I can see the colors just fine, it's just the print seems to my poor eyes to have gone from dark to light. Where should I go just to make the text both in Windows and the Interent darker temporarily?

    Would you consider moving this to another board, it's gone off topic?
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    I have moved these posts to the Windows XP forum.

    Jefferson already mentioned ClearType. With the ClearType Tuner from Microsoft, you can fine-tune ClearType to your liking. There's an internet version and a downloadable PowerToy.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='799191' date='21-Oct-2009 11:26']You might temporarily switch to one of the high contrast color schemes. You can set this in the Layout tab of the Display Properties control panel (you must use the Windows Classic theme for this), or in the Display tab of the Accessibility Options control panel.[/quote]

    I choose the second option but I don't see any difference than what was visible before. I will try the first option and see if that helps. It could be the many drops that are being put in my eyes. If nothing changes I'll have to wait until both eyes heal and get my new lenses in three weeks from now.
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    After ticking the "Use High Contrast" check box in the Display tab of the Accessibility Options control panel, you must click Settings and select the color scheme that you want to use.

    Also see Accessibility Tutorials for Windows XP: Choose a High Contrast Color Combination to Improve Screen Resolution.

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='799202' date='21-Oct-2009 12:41']Most people already use it, but just in case: ClearType will make the text appear to be thicker/heavier without messing up anything else.[/quote]

    I thought I had this turned on, it might have been lost when I did a Windows XP repair. I downloaded Clear Type and selected the ones that looked best to these poor eyes. Step 4 reveled the different fonts that I could change to and I seleted Verdana which looked darker and larger to me. Printing looks better already.

    Once I get my new glasses I may have to change the above settings.

    Thanks Jscher for the heads up, if you had not mentioned it I would not have thought to install it again.


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    [quote name='HansV' post='799377' date='22-Oct-2009 11:34']After ticking the "Use High Contrast" check box in the Display tab of the Accessibility Options control panel, you must click Settings and select the color scheme that you want to use.

    Also see Accessibility Tutorials for Windows XP: Choose a High Contrast Color Combination to Improve Screen Resolution.[/quote]

    I've just turned on WinXP Clear Type. Should I also use the tutorial, will that conflict or negate what I've just istalled?

    Thanks for the link, I've printed the information and will read it before I make any other changes. Awaiting your reply.

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