Dropping the resolution on a laptop LCD is not good. The LCD should be run in the native resolution that it comes with. The picture becomes blurry and has poor quality if you drop the resolution. The only remedy for the smaller fonts/text is increasing the DPI settings from the default 96 to something higher and/or by using the program(that you are using) to zoom the text.
How do I emlarge my fonts using touchpad, etc... I changed "view" on AOL to largest font, and even in Appearance window but some webpages are too small to read! I do not kno whow to zoom, other than use the ridiculous 'magnifying tiny window' using the touchpoint ....so irritating. Any suggestions will be appreciated
Thank you for your tips..I run XP and it is not very clear if I lower the resolution to get a larger font I also do not have very good eyesight so this is a pain....on my old Dell laptop I could use the CTRL + scroll the mouse to enlarge the screen....on my T61 (no mouse) I do not know how to do the same thing...any other tips?
I don't know if you use Firefox or not as your web browser... but if you do, it has a neat add-on called "No Squint." Basically it enlarges all of the text to a size you pick, then remembers it from one page to the next. So you won't have to constantly resize things everytime you browse the internet. It's a set and forget deal, you only have to do it once.
Have you tried holding Control down and using the scroll feature on the side of the touchpad? I don't have my T61 yet, otherwised I'd check to see if that would also work.
MS's internet exploiter 7 also has a magnify function in the lower right hand corner of the screen, which seems to work quite well. Not a big ms fan, but I have to be honest, it seems to perform better than firefox, pages come up faster, and also supports tabbed browsing (beats having 5 browser windows open waiting for pages to load) and, sadly, most sites are coded to work with ie7 before they are coded to work with FireFox.
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