My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:29 pm

No Kidding... In his exuberance to be near me, Gus (the dog) stepped on my laptop. No harm was done, however everything is now bigger. While I'm enjoying reading text of the larger size, (the old eyes aren't what they used to be), any pictures that are posted, such as those on this forum, are cut almost in half (side to side). I can't for the life of me figure out how to "undo" it. Its an HP Pavilion if that helps. (No apple for me) . If anyone can shed some light my way concerning this matter I (and Gus) will be so very grateful..

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Ellen - right click anywhere on your desktop. From that menu select "properties". Then click on the tab labeled "settings". On that menu you can set your screen resolution. The higher the setting, the smaller things will be on the desktop. I am running 1280 X 800 on my laptop.

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:58 pm

If it is only in Internet Explorer, try Ctrl-(minus).

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:28 pm

Ellen, like Jim said, if it is your Internet browser that you are referring to, most all that I know of allow you to zoom in or out by holding control and pushing "+" or "-" respectively. Otherwise "Command" and + /- for us mac guys 8)

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:12 am

Jim Becker wrote:If it is only in Internet Explorer, try Ctrl-(minus).


Thanks :{_}: That worked. I knew there had to be some easy way after all Gus did it with 1 paw.
Now that I know the secret, I can "zoom" in for the words and " zoom" out for the pictures. The best of both worlds.

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:32 am

I guess a dog can teach an old person new tricks after all. :lol:

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:34 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I guess a dog can teach an old person new tricks after all. :lol:


Or at least force them to....

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:32 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I guess a dog can teach an old person new tricks after all. :lol:


John,
GREAT pun :lol: (be careful about who you call old :wink: )

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:24 am

Ellen is a long ways away, and when she actually meets me she will feel sorry for an old geezer like me and just ignore me.

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:02 pm

Your dog must have a very large paw control and - are top & bottom.....
Robert (will call & knock and not let self in) Miller

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:35 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Ellen is a long ways away, and when she actually meets me she will feel sorry for an old geezer like me and just ignore me.


John I would never intentionally ignore you.. :||):

dakcub wrote:Your dog must have a very large paw control and - are top & bottom.....
Robert (will call & knock and not let self in) Miller


I was wondering the same thing. I guess in my "fight" to get him off my computer I must have hit one of the buttons. Who knows I may have hit both of them. :oops:

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:53 pm

ellen you were prob scrolling the page when he hit the ctrl .

cause all you have to do is ctrl and roll the scroll wheel on the mouse to enlarge or shrink the page

Re: My Dog Steped on My Computer..

Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:37 am

Ralph wrote:all you have to do is ctrl and roll the scroll wheel on the mouse to enlarge or shrink the page


I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE :!: :!:

Thanks for the "Computers for Idiots" lesson Ralph :oops: :{_}: