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Old 12-29-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Probably an easy fix, but nine times out of ten I'd just mess it up more.

Suddenly the other day my size 8 Verdana text in AIM became about a size 14. On a few sites, such as LiveJournal or Google, the same problem occures.

When I right click, I go through Encoding -> More -> User Defined. After doing that, the site text returns to normal (I can't do this with AIM, however). Then when I refresh or go to a new page on the same site, the text goes back to being huge.

I run a Dell with Windows XP.

Not a horrible problem, but mildly annoying. Please help? (Also, sorry if this is in the wrong forum ... )

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Old 12-29-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Have you been messing with your 'accessbility' stuff in Start->Programs->Acessories ?

there are ways there to make text default to a bigger size for people with vision problems.. make sure you didnt mess with that?

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Old 12-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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Have you been messing with your 'accessbility' stuff in Start->Programs->Acessories ?

there are ways there to make text default to a bigger size for people with vision problems.. make sure you didnt mess with that?
I didn't touch it.
The only thing I could fathom was that I accidentally right clicked and screwed it up somehow.

I try checking my settings, though. Thanks. <3

Edit: No, that wasn't it. Thank you, anyway.
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*ponders* are you using Internet Explorer for internet?

Doubleedit :: Nvm.. i was confused my encoding is actually on Unicode UTF-8

going to have a look through IE options to see if i can't find anything
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*ponders* are you using Internet Explorer for internet?

Doubleedit :: Nvm.. i was confused my encoding is actually on Unicode UTF-8

going to have a look through IE options to see if i can't find anything
I use AOL Dial-Up, so there's my first problem ... x_x
Depending on what site I'm using it switches. Like, on here it comes up as Western European (ISO), but then on something like LiveJournal, it reads as Unicode (UTF-8).
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Ohhh, well that would have been useful to know from the get-go : )

its most likely within your AOL settings somewhere. are you using the 'aim' through aol? or the program by itself?
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Ohhh, well that would have been useful to know from the get-go : )

its most likely within your AOL settings somewhere. are you using the 'aim' through aol? or the program by itself?
Ugh. Well. I use AIM as a separate program, but the program that runs through AOL itself pops up anyway. I don't use it, but messages from people I'm talking to show up there.

The problem only happens in the separate program, though. The AIM running through AOL is totally fine.
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hello tyn,

do you have a (Windows Xp cd/dvd)?not the restore cd's that normally get shipped with some systems

if you do follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files of the (os) operating system and replaces then if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)
now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

then reboot , then reboot / restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot

then get back to us

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