Why are these things so small?

25 Sep

 

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Often our guests on Holland America Line ships, who visit the Digital Workshops, ask if there’s a way to increase the size of the items on the screens of their home computers.

I’ll show you two ways!

                     So stop squinting and open your eyes to this!

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                                           Let’s get digi with it!

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In Windows 7, click on the “Start Button” located in the lower left hand corner of the screen.

You will now see the “Start Menu” pop up. On the bottom you will see the ”search box” which looks like this: clip_image001[4]

Want to see things bigger? In the search box, type in the word “bigger.”clip_image002

Above the search box you will now see the search results. At the top you will see an option called,  “Make text and other items larger or smaller”.clip_image001[6]

Click on “Make text and other items larger or smaller”. clip_image001[8]

You will then see a “smaller” and “Medium” option. Choose the medium option by clicking the little circle next to it. The circle will turn blue after you click on it.

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Now, everything on your screen will be 25% bigger! If you ever want to change it back, just follow these instructions again and choose the “smaller” option.

                                 
                                            Here’s another way. .
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Startbutton

Click on the “Start Button” located in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.


You will now see the Start Menu pop up. On the bottom you will see the ”search box” which looks like this: clip_image001[4]

In the search box, type in the word “Mag”.clip_image004

Above the search box you will see the search results. At the top you will see an option called “Magnifier.”

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Click on “Magnifier”.
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The Magnifier tool will show up. Click the plus or minus button to make your screen larger or smaller.clip_image008

For your viewing pleasure, this was brought to you by
Techspert Trevor on the MS Veendam.

 

Lets get digi with it

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One Response to “Why are these things so small?”

  1. Raymond Smiley (@RaymondSmiley) September 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Interesting but how about just clicking in the lower right corner of an Internet Explorer screen (and probably other browsers) on the down arrow next to where it says 100%. You can expand everything to 400% and this worked way before Windows 7 like at least as far back as Windows XP.

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