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Old 04-08-2020, 07:33 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am using Windows 10 and routinely change the Display setting 'Change the size of text, apps, and other items' to 125% and back to 100% to type while using the Notepad app.

Over the last day or two I have noticed that the shortcut (and other) icons and font on my desktop, as well as on my internet [Firefox] tabs, have all become a lot smaller, too small to read comfortably, for a reason that I can't figure out.

My display resolution is unchanged at 1920x1080 (Recommended), and the 'Change size of text, apps, and other items' is set to 100% as normal, so I don't know what has happened to minimise the text and shortcut icons.

Changing the settings to 125% and back to 100% doesn't solve the problem, neither does changing the font size bar underneath the 'Make text bigger' option. As far as I can see, everything is as it should be, yet the text and icons remain mysteriously shrank.

Any help that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.


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Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770K (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® P8Z77-M: MICRO-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics / Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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Serious first question, with no snark intended: Have you tried a Restart?
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I have, I found that I wasn't on Windows 10 1909 and so I restarted about half an hour ago after updating to it, but the problem remains.
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Run Windows Update again and even if something is optional, download and install it. Also, in Advanced Display settings, turn on the "blurring prevent" feature. Finally using your mouse scroll, get everything the way you want in the default resolution, shutdown (completely, not restart) and restart as a cold boot.
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Run Windows Update again and even if something is optional, download and install it. Also, in Advanced Display settings, turn on the "blurring prevent" feature. Finally using your mouse scroll, get everything the way you want in the default resolution, shutdown (completely, not restart) and restart as a cold boot.
Thanks for your help Corday and Britechguy. I tried everything that you just suggested, Corday, but I have just figured out the solution and I am afraid that it was as simple as adjusting the text size option, which I thought that I had tried but apparently I hadn't done it correctly.

Please accept my apologies for wasting your time through my own silly mistake! I shall mark this as solved and my mistake can serve as an example of the necessity of paying more attention to things.
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And I thank you, very much, for reporting back that the problem was solved and it was the result of user error.

We all make mistakes, but it's what we do afterward that makes all the difference.

In a case like this, identifying the mistake is something that could prove useful to later readers as something they need to double check, as you did.
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