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#300615 - 01/20/22 09:58 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: haertig]
Chisel Offline
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fix that by using settings in the OS and in applications themselves


Thanks
That is what I intend to do.
Plus a big dose of old man's tolerance. LOL

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#300616 - 01/20/22 06:44 PM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Chisel
...the home office these days is no more than a table located at the entrance of the bedroom...

That sounds like my small reloading workstation. Predicting this might happen, I built it on a workshop saw table frame and put large carpet sliders under the feet. So I can move it around when I get into trouble with the wife!

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#300617 - 01/21/22 09:58 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: haertig]
Chisel Offline
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So I can move it around when I get into trouble with the wife!


LOL.
It is comforting to see this is a global thing.

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#300618 - 01/21/22 10:06 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
Chisel Offline
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Well, how can I explain this to you'll

This time I start the laptop and something feels wrong again. I mean : right. I start Word to see if I needed to squint when editing my documents, but it looks familiar and comfortable. I swear I am not playing tricks here.

I went to display settings and it was on (1280 x 720) with many other options available.

It is back to normal. But how ???
And can I prevent this from happening again ?? Especially that these days I am overly stressed about multiple issues (one girl's marriage, one girl's birth - she and her 3 kids are with us - and house remodelling project, in addition to some extremely important paper work I have to do online using this laptop with deadline approaching fast)

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#300619 - 01/21/22 10:07 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
Chisel Offline
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WOW

Posting on ETS looks as beautiful as it was before.
I am so happy.

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#300620 - 01/21/22 10:19 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3049
Loc: Big Sky Country
Whatever you did I guess it worked!
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#300621 - 01/21/22 10:52 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: Phaedrus]
Chisel Offline
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You know, one lesson I learned from life is that when a problem is too much, I should just stop worrying about it, and sort of temporarily sweep it under the rug. It works. In this ongoing remodelling project at home we shifted lots of stuff from my office and workshop and many items were misplaced. I searched for them a little and then, swept the issue under the rug. Then one day when I was making a sawhorse in the yard, I needed to open a toolbox and found what I was looking for.

So, I haven't really done anything technical here. I don't even know what to do about it. But I am so happy now that the problem fixed itself.

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#300622 - 01/21/22 10:54 AM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
Phaedrus Offline
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When something wouldn't work my dad would take it apart and put it back together. Even if he had no idea how the thing worked that tended to fix it a surprisingly high amount of times!
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“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

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#300623 - 01/21/22 01:15 PM Re: Computer questions [Re: Phaedrus]
Chisel Offline
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Yes. And sometimes I felt some embarrassment for asking. It sounds silly asking about something which seems so simple that it has fixed itself. It happened so many times, like when something happened to the iPad and I asked relatives and in-laws who are more technical than I am. The next day, it just worked fine. LOL.

So, next time I should wait 2 or 3 days before asking for help.

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#300624 - 01/22/22 02:39 PM Re: Computer questions [Re: Chisel]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3693
Loc: USA
I’d suggest you write down the current configuration for screen resolution and scaling in the operating system. While this doesn’t seem to be part of your issue, I’d also suggest you write down the zoom factor in your browser and in MS Word (for Chrome on Windows see https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/96810?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop, for MS Office apps see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/offi...6b-6f0c090f8ec7).

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