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Posted March 19, 2012 at 1:02PM
Hi On my desktop computer this morning [Windows 7 ] I opened an email from PCAdvisor giving the latest news and I clicked on to one report saying New iPad overheating. When I did this the page that came up did not fill the screen as normal, but was a miniscule panel and the text was so tiny, it was impossible to read. Going out of that and trying to get into Google, the same situation occurs, the heading for Google is so tiny, a stamp would cover it and again, impossible to read. The same situation with any web page I click on. However, my email section is not affected, writing is normal size and legible. Please can anyone help??
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Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:39AM
Peter, I also tried pressing and holding control button and turning the mouse away but no success.
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Posted March 20, 2012 at 10:50AM
What version of Internet Explorer 8 or 9 ?
With you saying the problem started when you viewed the i Pad overheating item, I wondered whether it was a corrupt flash cookie from the swf article.
Do you ever delete your temporary internet files and/or your normal web cookies,( not talking about Flash cookies), bearing in mind that if you delete cookies sites that recognise you may ask you to sign in again?
Normal ways of deleting Flash Cookies
However seems if you have IE 8 or 9 and the latest Flash you can delete from the browser instead doing the above.
I was reading this article that mentions the top left small showing of a swf file, however that doesn't account for the follow up when all other non swf web pages are showing small top left, which made me think of corrupt Flash cookies or a full temp internet folder. There is an update for Flash that stops this problem or a workaround mentioned for Flash Player 10.3 and IE9.
Maybe the problem isn't with Flash or a corrupt Flash cookie, or an outdated version of Flash with IE9, or an overfull temp internet folder, however thought I'd mention these as possibilities, that either other members or the person you know who fixes computers can consider.
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Posted March 20, 2012 at 11:00AM
Who wants a good giggle?? - I am NOT a dizzy blonde but I will reluctantly admit that written on my forehead, in invisible ink of course, are two words STUPID IDIOT
Peter not only did you advise me to Press and Hold down the Control Button whilst turning your Mouse Wheel away from you but my Sister Eve, simultaneously sent the same advice. I regrettably, did not read the instructions correctly - missed out the scroll wheel bit - so I held and pressed down the Control Button and actually got hold of the mouse and turned the whole thing around so that it was pointing towards me !!!!!!
Eve came around earlier and within a couple of seconds, she had returned everything to normal, yes, moving the scroll wheel away. Of course, she knows how stupid I can be but this time, she thinks I really surpassed myself - definitely awarded the hat for being a prize CHUMP.
Thanks to all who have responded. big relief and even I have had to laugh at myself and I hope I have lightened up the Forum a little.
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