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Windows Default Display Settings

By mrs_doctor_jones ·
Recently, post-Katrina, I was forced to share my computer with someone who couldn't work without the benefit of larger text and icons. Thus, we changed everything in the display settings to make everything easier for that person to read; i.e. icon size and spacing. Now they have their own computer and I'm trying to resize everything, but can't remember my initial settings.

Is there an easy way to restore Windows' default settings on the "appearance" screen of the display settings?

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by jc2it In reply to Windows Default Display S ...

Try changing the "Scheme" on the "Appearance" tab
Select "Windows Classic" or some other easy to view setting.

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by mrs_doctor_jones In reply to

Thanks. Unfortunately this only changes the text size. It doesn't proportionately change the icon size.

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by saihib In reply to Windows Default Display S ...

This is for XP. In display properties select Appearance, Effects and make sure the Use Large Icons box is unchecked.

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by saihib In reply to

Also, make sure that you Apply any changes.

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by toahiyo In reply to Windows Default Display S ...

easiest way is probably to change to another windows theme save it then after a restart go back to your previous these...alternately you can resize icons and text using the appearance tab on screen propeties and choose icons, text e.t.c to you new liking

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by sleeplesman In reply to Windows Default Display S ...

possibly you turned on the accessibility options in the control panel. go there and set them back to default. this should change the font,icons and spacing back to normal.

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by mrs_doctor_jones In reply to Windows Default Display S ...

I know how I did it. I went into each setting; i.e. icons, icon spacing, window, etc. and changed the settings on each one. I didn't use accessibility. Now, rather than trying to remember each setting I changed and the numerical value (font size, icon size, etc.) for setting, I'm just looking for a blanket fix.

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