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kingbob
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Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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PC desktop is super zoomed in
How do I fix this?
It wasn’t like this last night, but when I booted up this morning, it was super zoomed in. The taskbar takes up like 1/4 of the screen. I can’t fix it because I can’t access the vase majority of the screen. How the heck do I fix this and why does this happen?

Running Windows 10. Have already done all the basic stupid fixes (unplug/plug back in, use different hdmi port, different monitor, zoom, etc)


jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Try sitting further away from the screen


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Weekend Warrior79
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Make sure there are no new updates. Anything random plugged in?

May need to adjust your display settings.


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Clint Torres
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2011
1816 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
right click on your desktop > Display settings > adjust resolution?


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
52009 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
The screen is too zoomed in to get to those options


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Ace Midnight
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
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How the heck do I fix this and why does this happen?


Sometimes a program runs that has to be forced down in resolution and it "sticks" when you come out of it.

I would suggest plugging in a different display altogether (if available) and see if that triggers some reasonable default resolution. However, switching HDMI/display ports should have accomplished the same thing.


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Box Geauxrilla
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Can you adjust the resolution on your physical monitor?


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SaltyMcKracker
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Member since Sep 2011
2370 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Boot PC, press and hold power to perform hard shut down. Repeat until recovery options appear. Select see advanced recovery options. Select troubleshoot -> advanced options -> startup settings and then click restart
Press 4 to boot into safe mode and set scaling to 100%. Reboot


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Member since Nov 2010
405 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Start Key and + or -, zooms in and out.


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
52009 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Not a bios issue.
+\- not working

I think it may have had something to do with a windows update. Someone else I know had a video card problem after the most recent update. Not sure I can roll it back, though, because I can’t access anything because it’s off screen


Brosef Stalin
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
ctrl +/-


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SaltyMcKracker
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Member since Sep 2011
2370 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
So it's still zoomed in even after booting to safe mode?


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
52009 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Not zoomed in in safe mode, but no zoom options


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DBama1
Alabama Fan
Atlanta
Member since Dec 2009
1039 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Ctrl and scroll wheel


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
52009 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Didn’t work


SG_Geaux
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re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Sounds like a fubar video driver


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
52009 posts

re: PC desktop is super zoomed in
Turned out it was a weird setting caused by an update. It was tough to get to the actual spot to switch it off, but got if done.


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