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How to alter the size of icons in Windows XP

What to do when your display is oversized

QUESTION I have a Linx Net-TV box running on Windows XP and connected to a 40in Sony LCD TV via an HDMI cable. Only the 1280x720 setting provides a proportional picture in fullscreen mode when watching BBC iPlayer and similar TV on-demand services, but this creates an oversized display that's awkward to use for other tasks. B Pardoe

HELPROOM ANSWER It's possible to alter the size of text and desktop icons in XP. Right-click the desktop and choose Properties, Appearance. You can alter these further on the Advanced tab, but XP icons aren't scalable like those in Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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