Windows XP: IE8 Connection between WXP 120 DPI & active desktop im


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PaoloDejaVu

Can the active desktop be set to a different DPI than IE8.

IE8 uses the font DPI setting of the Windows XP operating system.

If you change the font DPI from its standard setting of 96 DPI normal to 120
DPI large, IE8 will render the active desktop with the same change, (since
the active desktop is a web page) this will in turn change the desktop image
(photo), enlarging it so that it no longer fits on to the monitor correctly,
if you have 2 monitors the primary windows monitor image will be enlarged to
part of the second monitor and part of the image on the second monitor will
be missing. IE8 has a setting to change the DPI back to 96 DPI in the
compatibility mode but the desktop image is not displayed in the IE8 browser
window so it there is no setting to make the desktop image, compatible or 96
DPI. Changing the font size to large under the Appearance tab, instead of the
Settings Advanced tab, does not help the small fonts in the active window. If
you are using a laptop computer with 1920x1200 Screen resolution this makes
the fonts in the active window painfully small. My question is: Is there some
way to use IE8 with 120 DPI fonts and get the active desktop image set back
to its original size?

The following statement came from a Microsoft site; it establishes the
connection between the 120 DPI and the enlarged desktop image.

“By default, Internet Explorer 8 will zoom the content of the web to match
your Windows DPI Scaling settings. (Note that this is a change from Internet
Explorer 7, which did not zoom to match Windows DPI Scaling settings.) For
example, if you set your DPI Scaling to 120 dpi, Internet Explorer 8 will
zoom the content of webpages by 125%.â€

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/developers-existing.aspx#dpi

This explains why the active desktop which was fine in IE7 is now zoomed to
125% in IE8.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

=> Open tools – internet options, advanced page, uncheck ‘reset zoom to 100%
on new pages/tabs’

=> Then, in the main IE window, set the zoom to 100%. (bottom right)

Those with IE7- and/or IE8-specific questions or comments can post to and
seek support in IE General newsgroup:
microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

On the web:
http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

In your newsreader:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
 
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PaoloDejaVu

=> Open tools – internet options, advanced page, uncheck ‘reset zoom to 100%
on new pages/tabs’

you must suely be kidding his does now exist in the advanced tab in windws XP
I did try the 100% at th right bottom.

Can you explain of did you mistake this or winows Vista.
 
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Alister

PaoloDejaVu said:
=> Open tools - internet options, advanced page, uncheck 'reset zoom to
100%
on new pages/tabs'

you must suely be kidding his does now exist in the advanced tab in windws
XP
I did try the 100% at th right bottom.

Can you explain of did you mistake this or winows Vista.

It doesn't make any difference whether it's XP or Vista.

Open Internet Explorer 8
Go to Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab - 6th item down the list is
"Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs".

In IE 7 it is the 5th item down the list and says "Reset Zoom level to 100%
for new windows and tabs".

Alister
 

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