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Test on computer screen very tiny. How do I fix

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All the text on my All In One has shrunk down and is very tiny.  How do I fix??

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@littlbit 

 

Usual causes:

 

High Resolution Display Screen on the Computer

 

A very high resolution on the Display - this is a result of purchasing a computer that supports very high resolution - nice in theory - who doesn't want a great super HD screen?.  The result of this is that the things you see on the screen will look smaller than they would on a lower resolution screen.

 

The usual "fix" is to set your display resolution as it should be done (highest resolution supported) and then use Settings in Windows to increase the size of what you are viewing on your computer screen.

 

Settings > System > Display

Change the size of text, apps, and other items

 

and

On the right side of Settings > System > Display

Adjusting font size

 

An additional and possible issue:

Many (older) software programs are not written to handle the super high resolution settings available on newer computers.  This is a problem of the software not being adequately configured to handle the higher resolutions available in newer hardware.  In particular, any older software you might have installed (anything from games to photo editing software to well, anything that has a menu and displayed data, might look "really small".  The fix, if there is one, is to visit the software / program website and see if you can update the software to a newer version that supports the newer hardware settings.  Newer interactive games, at least, are pretty good about keeping up - they depend on people being able to use their software.

 

Little, tiny text on Browser

 

This is more easily fixed since the usual culprit is just having accidently shrunk the browser display too far down.

 

Open the Browser

Depress both the Cntl key and the Plus key (+) at the same time to increase the size of the data displayed in the browser window.

 

For more information about a particular browser, find help on that browser - sometimes in Settings

 

What about Magnify?

 

If all else fails, magnify the item on the screen that is just too tiny to see.

 

Windows 10 provides a decent version of the Magnify software.  It can take some practice but it does work on any system with a decent CPU and screen refresh setup.

 

Settings > Ease of Access > Magnifier

 

Example

Magnifier_1Magnifier_1

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Device

Clarification of terms and "what the device can do" (Specifications)

Device Homepage

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

HP Drivers / Software and BIOS, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides, Product Information, more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Support Home

Enter the name of your device

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community Forum.

We are a world community of HP enthusiasts dedicated to supporting HP technology.

Merry Christmas 2019Merry Christmas 2019

 

 

 

 

Dragon-Fur

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@littlbit 

 

Usual causes:

 

High Resolution Display Screen on the Computer

 

A very high resolution on the Display - this is a result of purchasing a computer that supports very high resolution - nice in theory - who doesn't want a great super HD screen?.  The result of this is that the things you see on the screen will look smaller than they would on a lower resolution screen.

 

The usual "fix" is to set your display resolution as it should be done (highest resolution supported) and then use Settings in Windows to increase the size of what you are viewing on your computer screen.

 

Settings > System > Display

Change the size of text, apps, and other items

 

and

On the right side of Settings > System > Display

Adjusting font size

 

An additional and possible issue:

Many (older) software programs are not written to handle the super high resolution settings available on newer computers.  This is a problem of the software not being adequately configured to handle the higher resolutions available in newer hardware.  In particular, any older software you might have installed (anything from games to photo editing software to well, anything that has a menu and displayed data, might look "really small".  The fix, if there is one, is to visit the software / program website and see if you can update the software to a newer version that supports the newer hardware settings.  Newer interactive games, at least, are pretty good about keeping up - they depend on people being able to use their software.

 

Little, tiny text on Browser

 

This is more easily fixed since the usual culprit is just having accidently shrunk the browser display too far down.

 

Open the Browser

Depress both the Cntl key and the Plus key (+) at the same time to increase the size of the data displayed in the browser window.

 

For more information about a particular browser, find help on that browser - sometimes in Settings

 

What about Magnify?

 

If all else fails, magnify the item on the screen that is just too tiny to see.

 

Windows 10 provides a decent version of the Magnify software.  It can take some practice but it does work on any system with a decent CPU and screen refresh setup.

 

Settings > Ease of Access > Magnifier

 

Example

Magnifier_1Magnifier_1

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Device

Clarification of terms and "what the device can do" (Specifications)

Device Homepage

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

HP Drivers / Software and BIOS, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides, Product Information, more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Support Home

Enter the name of your device

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community Forum.

We are a world community of HP enthusiasts dedicated to supporting HP technology.

Merry Christmas 2019Merry Christmas 2019

 

 

 

 

Dragon-Fur

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It worked.  Thanks for your help.

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@littlbit 

 

You are welcome.

 

Happy 2020, just around the corner!

 

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