Windows 10: Lost stuff to virus, nowfonts/icons super tiny!!! Solved

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  1.    02 Jun 2017 #1

    Lost stuff to virus, nowfonts/icons super tiny!!!


    Lost most of computer by virus, now “Desktop” is empty...


    Hello, content of my Desktop is gone by a virus, together with other files and programs. But now I need it to get to "Display" so I can enlarge my extremely tiny text and icons that even with a magnifying glass I can’t read.

    To fix this, I found and am trying to follow this: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-m...ws-10#comments.


    Before the virus attack, all fonts and icons were of good size. When I took the CPU to a techie I assumed they re-installed the latest Win10 so I wonder whether the latest update had something to do with reducing the fonts and icons to this absurd tiny size?

    Could someone help me please? Thanks ever so much! Adela
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  2.    02 Jun 2017 #2

    Have you tried changing the screen resolution as that would cause this?
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  3.    02 Jun 2017 #3

    As stated, right click a blank space on the desktop, choose Display Settings, change the Resolution to something smaller.
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  4. Posts : 16,412
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       02 Jun 2017 #4

    See the section in this link for desktop text:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...n-your-monitor
    For all of the open windows (any browser) click control with + to enlarge and control with - to reduce.
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  5.    02 Jun 2017 #5

    spunk said: View Post
    As stated, right click a blank space on the desktop, choose Display Settings, change the Resolution to something smaller.
    THANK YOU so much for reminding me spunk!!! I saw that in the File Explorer the Desktop was empty, so I didn't think it would work! I increased it to 150 and already I can read it without problem. And to think that for the last 2 weeks I've been suffering because I couldn't read anything. I did search the net (which was also difficult for the same reason) and they all suggested complicated things to do and I don't have a good head for tech - I should've thought of coming directly to tenforums.com!

    The Resolution I saw is 1920 x 1080. Is this a good one? Should I reduce it a bit? If so to how much you think? I never did this so...

    Thanks again! Adela

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  6.    02 Jun 2017 #6

    Its down to personel taste you can try another setting and it gives you a min to decided if you want to keep it. Its down to your eye sight and monitor
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  7. Posts : 4,492
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       02 Jun 2017 #7

    On my 21.5" monitor I like 1440x900, have 4 computers feeding it through a KVM and works/looks fine on all 4 [Linux Mint, Win10 Version 1703 Build 15063, Win10 Version 1703 Build 16199 and Win7].
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #8

    zbook said: View Post
    See the section in this link for desktop text:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...n-your-monitor
    For all of the open windows (any browser) click control with + to enlarge and control with - to reduce.
    This is good too, but I wanted a permanent reasonable size fonts and icons. Thanks very much! Adela
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #9

    spunk said: View Post
    As stated, right click a blank space on the desktop, choose Display Settings, change the Resolution to something smaller.
    spunk, why should I (in your case) "spread some reputation before I give it out"???
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #10

    Berton said: View Post
    On my 21.5" monitor I like 1440x900, have 4 computers feeding it through a KVM and works/looks fine on all 4 [Linux Mint, Win10 Version 1703 Build 15063, Win10 Version 1703 Build 16199 and Win7].
    Thank you very much Berton, but I'm not familiar with any of those numbers, etc.
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