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Self | 4/3/'14 | Zionist Conspirator

Posted on 04/03/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator

Finally!

I was without a computer all week last week and then found out frday that the old computer was beyond repair. I got this one for a good price and it seems a much better computer; videos play well for one thing. Right now there are only two problems:

1)Although I set up my two e-mail accounts on Outlook Express correctly and exactly as I'm supposed to, one of them refuses to work (fortunately, not my main one). The other one resolutely refuses to do so even though there is absolutely no logical reason for this. Also, this is after two phone calls and two remote control sessions. One of them got the bad account to work once, then it stopped again. However, the main account is still working and even if it weren't I could still access my e-mail on the 'Net (which is what I'll have to do for the other one). All in all, this is not a big deal.

2)HOWEVER--this one is (to me at least). For some inexplicable reason the fonts of all the web pages I view look splotched and faded, much as would a newspaper or magazine printed with ink in the process of drying out. While I expect I can get used to it with time, this is a biiiiig pain-in-the-tail for me. Does anyone out there know how to darken and solidify the fonts one views on the 'Net? I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks!


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1 posted on 04/03/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Welcome ... Back!


2 posted on 04/03/2014 11:26:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: KC_Lion; wideawake; Jewbacca; Phinneous

Bump. (Also, HELP! if you can.)


3 posted on 04/03/2014 11:27:13 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

try ‘View’ and reset text size.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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am suggesting ‘View’ for this page first as a test.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 11:33:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Many different kinds of screens, and OSs, but there is an adjustment for XP: you can try switching Windows XP ClearType on or off, depending on what you were used to seeing.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: Zionist Conspirator

my text size, in ‘View’ is medium. Zoom is set to 115%


7 posted on 04/03/2014 11:36:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Perhaps a blond used liquid paper on your screen to fix spelling errors.

Other than that, no idea.

Holding down control and rolling the wheel of the mouse (the one on top) back and forth a few times resets the font size and helps when I have horizontal lines running across a webpage.

Welcome back.

Computers are great, except when they are not.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

By any chance have you looked at your screen settings in Control Panel, if first suggestion does not work?


9 posted on 04/03/2014 11:45:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Note for #1: Don’t use Outlook Express. Outlook Express is legacy and does not use the proper protocol standards in place since its initial release. You likely can’t get your mail, because your client doesn’t support a specific transaction encryption (i.e. TLS).

Download Thunderbird from Mozilla (it’s free) and try again. I bet you have better luck.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 11:49:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: no-to-illegals
try ‘View’ and reset text size.

C'mon guys, don't do this to me. It's not "size." No matter what "size" the font is in "view" it's still splotchy and faded. It's in all three of my browsers and in my own personal documents as well. Either this is just a bad computer for fonts or else my monitor is magically starting to go out.

Thanks anyway.

Why is it always so hard to describe computer problems in text (or even over the phone)???

11 posted on 04/03/2014 11:51:34 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
If you are using your old monitor with your new computer, you may need to install its drivers on your new system if changing browser settings don't resolve the issue.

But the edges are extremely dull on this old school tech. ...good luck.

12 posted on 04/03/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Adjust the screen resolution…


13 posted on 04/03/2014 11:55:58 AM PDT by Heartlander (We are all Rodeo Clowns now!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Have you looked at your settings for screen display in Control Panel?


14 posted on 04/03/2014 11:56:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TexasCajun
If you are using your old monitor with your new computer, you may need to install its drivers on your new system if changing browser settings don't resolve the issue.

How do I do that?

I'm a little worried that it's not the monitor, though. The monitor didn't come with the old computer either--they just worked together perfectly. I'm kind of afraid that the fonts will look this way with any monitor. And I have no idea what to do about it.

I didn't even test the fonts before I bought this computer (just the videos). How was I to know I'd get a computer with faded fonts?

15 posted on 04/03/2014 11:57:07 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: TexasCajun

agree ... could be a driver problem.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Take a picture with a cell phone and post it.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

My apology ... went for a quick fix first.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Welcome back!


19 posted on 04/03/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Lazamataz

btw ... I’m not an IT person and no ... did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night either ... Laz is Great with/on adjustments from what have heard. Last resort ... ping Laz. He may be in a good mood but maybe not. Only pinged Laz because I mentioned you. (smiles)


20 posted on 04/03/2014 12:03:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Heartlander
Adjust the screen resolution…

That doesn't help either. Besides, I like my letters big and easy to read.

21 posted on 04/03/2014 12:05:11 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Tried a zoom adjustment yet?


22 posted on 04/03/2014 12:06:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
By any chance have you looked at your screen settings in Control Panel, if first suggestion does not work?

I can't find a "screen settings" folder in the control panel. Perhaps it is inside one of the other folders? I looked in "system" but didn't see any font adjustments.

23 posted on 04/03/2014 12:07:36 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

First, make certain the machine is fully updated. Go into updates and look at ‘optional’ updates - could be an updated driver for your monitor or vid card is available. Seriously, do not make any changes until this step is proven with pretty high confidence.

Secondly, is the font problem only in your browser, or is it system wide? Desktop icons? documents? Are you on a flat-screen monitor or an old school one?


24 posted on 04/03/2014 12:07:59 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Jewbacca
Take a picture with a cell phone and post it.

I don't have a cell phone or a scanner. Sorry.

25 posted on 04/03/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

hold off on font for the moment is my suggestion ... What is your OS (Windows # or other)?


26 posted on 04/03/2014 12:09:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rarestia

Outlook express brings back some bad memories of getting called by other people.

Another legacy program is earthlink’s e-mail program. It doesn’t work in windows 7. The spousal unit who deleted almost nothing had to go through 1000s of messages to port over to Gmail. That lightweight earthlink client was never meant to hold gigs of data.

I installed xp on a virtual machine with the client and left it. It took a long time but a lesson was learned.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 12:10:06 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Tried a zoom adjustment yet?

Yes I have, and the problem is the same at every zoom setting. It is present in all three of my monitors and even in my own personal documents. This is some sort of system-wide problem.

Ironically, pictures look great.

28 posted on 04/03/2014 12:10:41 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: roamer_1
Secondly, is the font problem only in your browser, or is it system wide? Desktop icons? documents? Are you on a flat-screen monitor or an old school one?

1)It is system-wide.

2)It's a flat screen monitor.

29 posted on 04/03/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Try Control Panel and then click ‘Display’ and try an adjustment there.


30 posted on 04/03/2014 12:12:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Update your monitor drivers - depending on your version of Windows the instructions are usually something like this:Good luck ...
31 posted on 04/03/2014 12:16:37 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
It sounds like a driver issue. Short of that, try
Control Panel - Display - Adjust ClearType Text. Check the box to turn this feature on.
32 posted on 04/03/2014 12:20:58 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
1)It is system-wide.

Which OS?

Win8 has known problems with blurry fonts...

Have you already tried tuning Clear Type?

2)It's a flat screen monitor.

I will reiterate the importance of monitor drivers where flat screens are concerned. Be sure.

33 posted on 04/03/2014 12:27:39 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Some Great Advice above this post ... Welcome Back and Hope you or those here through their Great Advice solve your problem. Am going to bow out because it appears the experts are starting to show up.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 12:31:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

‘Nother thing:

Use the recommended screen resolution and refresh rate - if that makes things too small to see (for you) then adjust system wide font using the ‘display’ options. I use the ‘medium’ setting in Win 7


35 posted on 04/03/2014 12:37:43 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Try logging in this way, ZionistConspirator@nsa.gov


36 posted on 04/03/2014 12:56:24 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Try Control Panel and then click ‘Display’ and try an adjustment there.

No good. That's the same panel I get by right-clicking on my desktop, and I've been messing with it all day.

37 posted on 04/03/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
It sounds like a driver issue. Short of that, try Control Panel - Display - Adjust ClearType Text. Check the box to turn this feature on.

I'd truly like to do that (it sounds like good advice), but unfortunately there is no "Adjust ClearType Text" option anywhere available there.

38 posted on 04/03/2014 1:03:12 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

You are low on toner. Get some black toner and pour it into the monitor. It should work perfectly then.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 1:06:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: roamer_1

I really wish I could use “clear type,” but apparently Windows XP doesn’t have it. There is no blank in which one may type “clear type” anywhere in the “display” panel.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 1:07:38 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: outofsalt
Now that is scary!
41 posted on 04/03/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
I just did a search for "clear type." I don't have it.

The thing is, with my old computer, I didn't need it. I don't understand why this one is so different.

42 posted on 04/03/2014 1:12:16 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
If not a driver issue, sounds like resolution/refresh rate problem.

This is from win7x64, but imagine 8 is similar:

             

43 posted on 04/03/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: ps
For ClearType, go to: Start / Run / copy-paste this >  cttune.exe
44 posted on 04/03/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: rarestia; Zionist Conspirator
Outlook Express is legacy and does not use the proper protocol standards in place

Exactly..

Download Thunderbird from Mozilla (it’s free) and try again. I bet you have better luck.

I also concur. I have been using it for - well, years. However, if you have something personal against Thunderbirds, there are other email programs out there that are better than Outhouselook DistressExpress.. Actually, ANYTHING (almost) is better than OE.. ;-)

Thunderbird

45 posted on 04/03/2014 1:23:13 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
try this online clearype tuner for xp
46 posted on 04/03/2014 1:24:55 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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I want to thank everyone for all the advice they've given. I downloaded a "Clear Type" program from Microsoft (I didn't have one on my computer) and it looks better now. Not what I remember from my old computer, but definitely better than before and something I can get used to eventually.

Again, thank you all.

47 posted on 04/03/2014 1:25:08 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Great minds.....you beat me to it!


48 posted on 04/03/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

You’re welcome. And thank you for the opportunity to watch how your mind and emotions function . . . : ))


49 posted on 04/03/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Zionist Conspirator
1.) Download and install Thunderbird from Mozilla. It looks and plays like Outlook Express. It is much more robust and forgiving. Chuck Outlook Express.

2.) Find out what kind of video card you have (or if it is onboard the MB) and then download and install the latest drivers for it.

50 posted on 04/03/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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