Computer advice needed

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Accy cyclist, 12 Jun 2019 at 17:24.

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  1. For some reason my screen image is massive! I can't make it smaller. Help is needed please!
     
  2. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Go to the command prompt and type Format c:\
     
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  3. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Or try cmd (near the space bar) and + or - which is probably near to the zero key.
     
  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Press alt-ctrl-del
     
  5. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    Thanks,but all mumbo jumbo to me. I've gone a bit berserk and pressed loads of keys at once.The screen has now turned itself on its side. I'm now having to look at my laptop like an open book. Everytime I put this computer on something changes. I can't say i'm happy with it!
     
  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Control and arrow down should turn you screen back round.

    That was an old joke we used to play on the less tech savvy at work. :reading::giggle:
     
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  7. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    Reminds me of a time we got our own back on a prankster in our team at work.

    We flipped his screen upside down, took a screenshot of it, put his screen back the correct way and then set his desktop background to the screenshot of it being upside down! It caused much amusement on his return, seeing him spending ages trying to work out what had gone on.
     
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  8. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
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    An old work colleague had for his screen saver an image of the "Blue Screen of Death". For those who haven't seen this, this is the screen that was displayed when a PC crashed and stopped working.

    So my old colleague set a background program running on his PC and went to lunch. After 10mins, the screen saver came on. So far so good, but another colleague after the background program had been running for about an hour, saw the "Blue Screen of Death" and assumed that the PC had crashed and re-booted the PC as a favour, thus killing the background program!

    When the first colleague returned from lunch, he wasn't too pleased, but he quickly changed his screen saver.
     
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  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Yep control and arrow keys to return screen to right orientation.
     
  10. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

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  11. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    On old keyboards at it was a common pranck to swap the m and n keys round some people never even realised.
     
  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Have the words returned to normal size?
     
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member


    What's normal size?
     
  14. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    No,but I managed to correct the open book affect bit. I'm taking this thing into the shop where I bought it from today. Now I have a black square appear when I type letters!:angry:
     
  15. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
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    That's fummy
     
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