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Internet Explorer Error!

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Professor-Falken

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    Internet Explorer is displaying text in large letters, even though the text size is set to smallest. I installed firefox as a quick fix to brows e the web. But I need to get IE6 going again. Could you help.I also tried uninstalling and re-installing IE6. Still large text and some graphics not displayed.
    Could you help! Maybe I deleted some temporary internet files that IE needs.

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  2. Bluerinse
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    Temporary Internet files are not needed, you can safely delete them.

    Internet explorer uses system fonts to display pages properly, if you have deleted a system font, then that could explain this symptom?

    Have you deleted any fonts recently?
     
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  3. Professor-Falken

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    No I havent. The error is difficult to explain.
    Yahoo doesnt show some graphics. It will show pictures. But not some buttons and other types of graphics or will show the graphic in oultined instead of complete.

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  4. Bluerinse
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    This is worth a try..

    Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab and click the *restore defaults* button.
     
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  5. Professor-Falken

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    Did that still get large text. And partial graphics
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Is this problem only showing in IE or does it manifest itself in other areas of the operating system?

    Internet explorer is intrinsically linked with the windows shell.
     
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  7. Professor-Falken

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    Just Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer and Netscape, and also Realplayer but not Firefox.
     
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  8. r.h.lee

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    Professor-Falken,

    Can you post a web address that you're visiting that shows text in large letters?
     
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  10. Sparky
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    have you tried a system restore to a point before IE started playing up? 8)
     
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  11. wizard

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    Are you sure you haven't accidentally zoomed in to make the text bigger?
     
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  12. r.h.lee

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    Professor-Falken,

    Which operating system are you using?
     
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  13. Professor-Falken

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    Yes I tried a system restore but couldnt get my computer to restore to an earlier time. How do I check if I accidentally turned on the zoom feature.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? My IE still doesnt work.
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  14. GmanUK

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    Hey prof....try opening IE...hold down the Ctrl key then roll your mouse wheel away from you.....not too quick though! :biggrin
     
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  15. Sparky
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    View>Text Size

    Make sure it is on medium 8)
     
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    Aye - thats happened to me before as well - usually in Firefox whilst I've also been doing something with data in Excel - soooo easy to tab into FF then hold down Ctrl & click the '+' sign by accident! Not sure what the keyboard shortcut to increase/decrease text size is in IE - pund to a penny its that that's causing the problem though.

    If not, you may have the remnants of a Spyware/Browser Hijack, as I've seen 'cleaned' systems display these sorts of characteristics quite often.

    You haven't said what O/S you're using. If Its XP Pro - try using a different profile (log on as a new user and see if the problem is related to all profiles on the machine or just the one you're using). Not sure whether there are 'profiles' proper on XPCrippleware (as I've never used the dirty abomination!) but I believe this advice may be germans to that O/S as well.

    Failing that - scan your system with HijackThis and see if it throws up anything untoward.
     
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  17. Professor-Falken

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    Somebody help cant get IE to display the graphics correctly.
    Yahoo.com pictures show up but graphic buttons show up outlined instead of with colored or with textures.
     
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    Professor-Falken,

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=107302#post107302
     
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    Mate, it would be really helpful to have some feedback here. Several members have suggested solutions to the problem with no idea if you've tried them or not (and for your other posts too).

    As for mine, check the all programs>accessories>accessibility folder and maybe run the accessibility wizard. To me it sounds like the system has settings for people that need lager text. This might explain that it's not only IE that's affected.
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    This would have been the next logical thing to check.

    Fault finding is not always about finding the answer the first time, it's a progression of logical thought.

    Firstly you look at all the evidence in front of you (or lack of in this case) and then you form a theory as to what might be causing the issue. Then you go about proving that theory one way or the other. If that theory proves correct all is good. However, if that theory is incorrect, you then have to form another theory based on what you have learnt from the first one. Keep going and eventually you will pin it down.

    No feedback, means we can't produce subsequent theories and hence our help seems poor, when in fact the help is directly related to the information and feedback given :wink:
     
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