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Windows XP help needed :O)Live Steam
Jan 5, 2004 9:55 AM
Well I am not sure how settings changed and I can't seem to find what will correct it, but this is what my IE screen now looks like. I right clicked the screen to see if the Theme had been changed, but it still says XP. Any ideas why IE looks like this? It's a bummer because some sites I visit like my bank, are useless in this mode configuration. I can usually troubleshoot this stuff myself, but jet lag has me a bit fuzzy in the thinking department. I know, some of you think it's always fuzzy :O)
happens here occasionally; hitting refresh worked for me nmDougSloan
Jan 5, 2004 10:03 AM
No it seems to be a bit more involved. Rebooting didn't help :(Live Steam
Jan 5, 2004 10:05 AM
give me your IP and 10 minutes and I'll take care of you.dr hoo
Jan 5, 2004 10:46 AM
Errrr, make that take care of the PROBLEM!

Ok, in reality more information is needed. What changed, how does the screen look different than it should? Have you installed any new software of late?

At a guess, looking at the add at the top of the screen, you MIGHT have "large fonts" enabled. This can be done at the system level, and in the IE browser as well. Hard to say without knowing what is messed up about the screenshot you posted.
Try this:BowWow
Jan 5, 2004 11:04 AM
Click on View, Text Size, Smaller
Another question re: Windows XPinnergel
Jan 5, 2004 12:52 PM
This has nothing to do with the above thread, but I though since we are talking WinXP...

My HP machine at home occassionaly goes into a hibernation or sleep mode. The hard disk is active, but the monitor goes into standby. When it goes into this state, nothing I do will wake it up. I've tried everything from keystroke combinations and mouse movements to hitting the power and reset buttons. Nothing works. I have set all the various power options to not power down, not go into hibernation/sleep, etc. When this happens, the only way I can get the machine back is to physically unplug the CPU and power it back up.

Of course, the Windows help documentation is useless. And a rudimentary search through the MS site turned up nothing either.

Did I mention that this appears to happen when you logoff?