Dialog Boxes Too Small

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After a complete re-install of XP Pro and all my programs,
hardware and computer settings, several of the dialog
boxes are too small to show the complete set of buttons
and selections. For instance, I can't select photo paper
in my HP printer as the selection is out of sight behind
the right edge of the box. Is there a way to resize these
boxes.
 
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On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:47:32 -0800, jmh wrote:

> After a complete re-install of XP Pro and all my programs,
> hardware and computer settings, several of the dialog
> boxes are too small to show the complete set of buttons
> and selections. For instance, I can't select photo paper
> in my HP printer as the selection is out of sight behind
> the right edge of the box. Is there a way to resize these
> boxes.

Are you using a setting other than "normal (96 DPI)" in Display Properties>
Settings> Advanced>General> Display? Or perhaps have changed from Normal to
Large fonts in Display> Appearance? Or using accessibility options?

The reason I ask, some windows are hard coded in size. They do not resize
to accommodate the preferred font size. Text and buttons will be cut off.
There is no way to fix this except returning to default settings. Not
always desirable. With the popular increase in the size of monitors, text
gets smaller and smaller. It's not user friendly if adjusting settings for
readability renders interactive windows useless.

Would suggest writing tech support for the printer to inform them about
this inconvenience as well.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
 
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Changing to thedefault setting fixed it, thank you very
much. I had tried all sorts of combinations but missed
that one. I appreciate your help, jmh
>-----Original Message-----
>On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:47:32 -0800, jmh wrote:
>
>> After a complete re-install of XP Pro and all my
programs,
>> hardware and computer settings, several of the dialog
>> boxes are too small to show the complete set of buttons
>> and selections. For instance, I can't select photo
paper
>> in my HP printer as the selection is out of sight
behind
>> the right edge of the box. Is there a way to resize
these
>> boxes.
>
>Are you using a setting other than "normal (96 DPI)" in
Display Properties>
>Settings> Advanced>General> Display? Or perhaps have
changed from Normal to
>Large fonts in Display> Appearance? Or using
accessibility options?
>
>The reason I ask, some windows are hard coded in size.
They do not resize
>to accommodate the preferred font size. Text and buttons
will be cut off.
>There is no way to fix this except returning to default
settings. Not
>always desirable. With the popular increase in the size
of monitors, text
>gets smaller and smaller. It's not user friendly if
adjusting settings for
>readability renders interactive windows useless.
>
>Would suggest writing tech support for the printer to
inform them about
>this inconvenience as well.
>
>--
>Sharon F
>MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>.
>
 
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On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 18:40:35 -0800, anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com
wrote:

> Changing to thedefault setting fixed it, thank you very
> much. I had tried all sorts of combinations but missed
> that one. I appreciate your help, jmh

You're most welcome.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
 

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