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Farm Gal

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Wayne or anybody...

I finally had to move my windows defaults in order to access some web-based datasources which wouldn't function at my former 640xwhatever I had setting.

So now I can affect the forum headers, but the forum text is in a font size these 40+ eyes won't read unless I plaster my face to the screen.

I know this is MY problem, but since I have tweaked every windows font adjustment which only seems to affect the headers, but not the post text... do you have any idea what I can tweak so I can see? :(
 

Head Surfer

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Lee Ann,

Please answer these questions:

1. What is your monitor size?

2. What screen resolution do you currently use?

3. What web browser (name and version #) do you use?


Then I will offer some suggestions.
 

Farm Gal

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Gad I hate getting old.
I am so sorry to bug you!
I have gotten most settings to be readable, if not what I was used to :roll: I can't seem to figure the forum out :oops:

1. What is your monitor size?
17" Gateway (EV700)

2. What screen resolution do you currently use?
Now set to 1024x768
Was at 640x? and I liked it that way :evil:
big legible letters.

3. What web browser (name and version #) do you use?
MS Internet Explorer V 6.0.2800....
 

Head Surfer

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Gad I hate getting old.
I am so sorry to bug you!
I have gotten most settings to be readable, if not what I was used to :roll: I can't seem to figure the forum out :oops:

1. What is your monitor size?
17" Gateway (EV700)

2. What screen resolution do you currently use?
Now set to 1024x768
Was at 640x? and I liked it that way :evil:
big legible letters.

3. What web browser (name and version #) do you use?
MS Internet Explorer V 6.0.2800....

Hey no problem we are all getting old!

What you have done is gone from a screen resolution of 640 pixels across the page to one that is almost double your old resolution to 1024 pixels across. That is almost twice as big across, so all the things you now see on your screen will be almost one half the size as before.

Now this is not a problem for me as I use 1024 X 768 and I have a 15" monitor on my laptop and that's all I use.

But I understand others have problems seeing. I suggest you change your monitor resolution to 800 x 600. Most websites support that and you should be able to see them okay with a 17 inch monitor.

Also there are programs you can get to change your monitor resolution "on the fly" so when you visit certain websites you can change it to suit you.

One is MultiRes from http://www.entechtaiwan.com. It is a free download. It puts an icon in your system tray and allows you to click and change your monitor resolution with one click.

Other than that you can:

Buy a larger monitor

Get reading glasses

Sorry but I have to design the forum for the mainstream and the mainstream right now uses either 800 x 600 or 1068 x 764.

Hope this helps!
 

Farm Gal

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Wayne:

Thank you!

I think I am going to have to try the program, since it is only with the one web-based (gotta go there for work) site that I HAVE to have the really big resolution, everything else runs fine on the other setting. Switching the single program once in a while works for me!

I like the way things looked just FINE before :evil:

I don't WANT glasses until I gotta have them... cheap reading glasses don't do much for me, keep having to pull them on and off.

I wear contacts for distance seeing (blind as a bat without em) so am fully aware of what happens with frames in front: breakage running face into things with frame inbetween, lost em again, etc. PFUI!

It ain't vanity, its having one more darn thing to have to FIND :roll:
 

BenLuby

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Lee Ann,
Just got glasses about a year ago. First week I hated it. Always had to remember to find them. Now? I wake up, and they are the first thing I reach for, after my britches.
I didn't know how bad my eyes were until I got them fixed. Now, I wouldn't give them away. :lol:
 

Farm Gal

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:lol:
Ben,,, bbbut mine IS fixed by these little stick them in my eyes thingies,

which stay in 24-7, and I don't lose very often nor have to reset put on a line or shuffle papers to find!

The insult of having to find a set used ONLY when reading computer screens is unbearable!
 

BenLuby

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How about a screen magnifier? Just does the same thing as your rack glasses. And besides, those rack glasses are probably doing more harm than good to your eyes. Gotta be able to see, Lee Ann.
Ain't no fun reading the forum unless I get to see you tear into somebody every so often. You are so good at putting the facts straight. :lol:
 
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I can sympathize Lee Ann. My distance vision went first a few years ago and I was amazed at what a difference glasses made in reading street signs and house numbers! But, couldn't read any maps, etc with them on!

Then the reading goes......

Now, it's bifocals!!!!!!

CAN'T BE!!!

These babies are difficult to get used to! The computer distance is the only one that doesn't need help. Have to peek under the glasses to walk down steps. Nasty development. Grrrr.
 

Farm Gal

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How about a screen magnifier?

Egad: I'd have to move all the sticky notes 8O and pictures

Ain't no fun reading the forum unless I get to see you tear into somebody every so often. You are so good at putting the facts straight. :lol:

Facts or fools :wink:

Oh well no one has gotten really mad at me for a while.
I must be doing something right 8) , or lost my gad-fly certification :lol:

I am fine with up close, and far off, it's the midrange confuser screen distance (about 3 feet) that gets real real blurry. Blink squint, snarl. I am fine when working on the laptop.

Maybe if I get some frames and chain them to the desk on a teather? I can see me darting up to grab a map or something and tearing half my nose off though :oops: ....

For the short term I think I am going to try that program Wayne mentioned... Will report back on its effectiveness.
 
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