Windows 10: Everything in laptop has suddenly gotten smaller in zoom size

  1.    10 Jul 2017 #1

    Everything in laptop has suddenly gotten smaller in zoom size

    (I uploaded all 6 of my screenshots on Flickr to make it easier to share/view)

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    Ok so I turned on my laptop like normal a few days ago, and I noticed everything on my laptop is smaller. (I explain in detail in the next paragraph) I tried looking all over online but it was no help. Anyways, so I decided to post my problem here to find a solution, and I put my screenshots on a Flickr so you guys can see what I'm seeing. I haven't downloaded anything recently, or messed with/done anything abnormal with my laptop either.

    Image 1: This is what I see when I open up my laptop and notice everything is smaller. This includes the icons, the taskbar, chrome windows and text within windows. So literally everything has gone smaller. I also noticed it takes longer for my mouse to travel across the screen, but I think that's because the mouse is smaller too.
    When I go into settings and raise the zoom to 125% (You can only choose 100% or 125%, there is no higher, lower or in between) it sets my windows back to normal, or so it seems.

    Image 2: When I go into settings and raise the zoom to 125% (You can only choose 100% or 125%, there is no higher, lower or in between) it sets my windows back to normal, or so it seems.

    Image 3:
    When I opened up the ZIP opener, I noticed that the text is significantly more blurred than what it usually is, as if it has been zoomed in. This is when I decided I couldn't just leave the settings how they were and needed a solution.

    Image 4: This is what it looked like when I brought back the settings to 100%. which turned everything back smaller.

    Image 5: This is what it looks like when everything is smaller (settings say 100%). However, I am very confident that before this whole situation happened, the size was always set to 100%.

    Image 6: When I switch it to 125%, all the sizes on my laptop switch back to normal, however some windows and/or pop ups have icons and text appear to be blurred or zoomed in. And also, YES I signed in and out multiple times. The red text only referred to a few windows. For example, when I switch it back and forth between 100% and 125%, Chrome will zoom in and out, but PowerPoint will remain the same size as when I last signed in/out. (This signing out part is not my problem though)

    I appreciate any help with solving the problem, thanks so much!
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  2.    10 Jul 2017 #2

    You might look at the driver for whatever video device/display adapter you have.
    Look in the Device Manager/
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  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3

    It says I have Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeFore GT 720M.
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  4.    10 Jul 2017 #4

    Guessing that there are no yellow exclamation marks, indicating a problem.
    Next you would find the Control panel settings/Software. for your NVIDEA GeForce GT 720 , and begin exploring through the settings it has available.

    You may want to google that video adapter for manufacturers support forum.
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  5.    11 Jul 2017 #5

    Assuming you have a scroll wheel mouse.... Click on desktop, hold control key down and scroll the mouse wheel. Anything change? (Sorry, only works with a mouse, not a trackpad).
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  6.    18 Jul 2017 #6

    I tried using the scroll but it only changed my desktop icons. It's kinda useless to me since the actual windows are still sized wrong, but thanks for the help anyways.
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  7.    18 Jul 2017 #7

    Sorry it didn't help.
    Do you have an "Intel Graphics" entry in your control panel? If so, could you try the settings there to see if anything changes?
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  8. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jul 2017 #8

    I use this app to make text bigger:
    Advanced System Font Changer - WinTools.Info
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