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    Windows 98

    Recently had a hard drive crash <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> and now that I have it back up, I am having a bit of trouble getting my settings back where I want them. One thing that is giving me fits is that the display is much larger than it used to be and therefore I can't view a whole page of a document at one time. Also my Outlook page is too large and I can't see the sender, date, and time when a message comes in. Help! <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> Thanx, Russ

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    Re: Windows 98

    Sounds like you need to increase the screen resolution. Try this:<UL><LI>Right-click on any empty area of the Windows Desktop.<LI>Select Properties with the left mouse button.<LI>Click on the Settings tab.<LI>At the bottom left hand corner is a place where you can change the resolution - Desktop Area it's usually called, but some video cards and other OS tweaks can alter the name.<LI>Move the slider to your desired position - try 1024x768 to start with.<LI>Click on Apply.<LI>Windows will resize the desktop and ask you if you want to keep the changes - if you can read it and it looks good, click on yes. It may prompt you to "Apply the new settings without restarting" - why you'd want to reboot is beyond me, but you may be presented with the option.[/list]That should just about take care of it for you - you may also want to make sure the color depth, which is the slider to the right. It's likely that you won't be able to see the difference between 16 bit and 32 bit color (again, the text can be different depending on your video card); 32 bit color will slow you down a tad, so if you're not into graphic editing try the happy medium....anything more than 256 colors.
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    Re: Windows 98

    Mark, thanx, I got my settings working fine now. I also switched the color setting as you suggested and it seems to be fine. I suspect that if I want to print a color photo I should reset it?

    Russ <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: Windows 98

    Russ, printing shouldn't be affected by the display settings - you're not changing the color depth of any pictures on your PC, just the number of colors that the monitor is allowed to use to display them. The color information stored in the picture will be sent to your printer's software, which will then determine the best method for printing.

    In other words - if the screen looks good, you are home free, no diddling required! Glad to hear that it worked out for you!
    -Mark

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