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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:22 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Help!! I've set my desktop size bigger than my screen!!

Hi folks,

I hope some of you can help.

I have somehow managed to set my desktop size as bigger than my screen size, and I don't know how to reset it!

The problem seems to be that the desktop is magnified by about 10%, so it no longer fits on to the screen. I have to use a single finger on the trackpad to move around to get the edges of the desktop in view. I have tried resetting the screen size to its maximum of 1440x900, but this doesn't work.

Any ideas how I can revert it back to normal? I'm sure it's something very simple, but if you don't know, you don't know!! And I can't find anything in the documentation.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:25 AM   #2
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Is it possible you're just zoomed in? My wife thought she had somehow set the desktop size bigger than the screen then when I saw it I just noticed she had zoomed in. Zoomed out and it was all fixed.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:34 AM   #3
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Sounds like you've zoomed in to me. To zoom out, press control, and scroll down. You can use a mouse scroll or two-finger scroll (if that's on)
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:42 AM   #4
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Sorted!!

Thanks for the quick replies.... all sorted!!

I didn't know OS X had this feature... great fun to play with!!

Thanks again for your help.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:45 AM   #5
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Another fun thing is simultaneously holding down ctrl+alt (option)+CMD and then pres "8". Do it again to reverse it.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 03:55 AM   #6
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Another effect is holding down shift when you say, open dashboard, or do expose, or show desktop, or open a stack, or anything like that.
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Another effect is holding down shift when you say, open dashboard, or do expose, or show desktop, or open a stack, or anything like that.
I didn't know about that one, learn something new everyday
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Another effect is holding down shift when you say, open dashboard, or do expose, or show desktop, or open a stack, or anything like that.
Wow slomo really neat
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Steve Jobs actually showed that to the worldwide public during Leopard's launch
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I didn't know about that one, learn something new everyday
Thats really old though, goes back at least to the OS 7.5 days. You could open files, launch programs,ask the comuter the time/date or to tell you a joke and it would.
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Errm... are we talking about the same thing? I'm talking about the slomo trick, which I believe was only introduced in Mac OS X. the press shift to slomo. Or you could go to terminal and type say [whatever]. It'll read what you put in whatever.
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Sorry, thought it was regarding voice commands to do functions like opening programs etc, my mistake.
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