iBook G4 display proportions problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rbgros1, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. rbgros1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    I ran the Safari 4.0 update and restarted my iBook G4. Now the display is slightly larger than my actual screen size, and the graphics quality is worse -- everything appears slightly out of focus. As I move the mouse around, the display moves also; for example, if I move the mouse to the upper left, the Apple menu icon comes into view, but I can't see the dock on the right, and if I move the mouse to the right, the dock comes into view, but the Apple menu moves beyond the edge of the screen. It's about to give me a headache.

    I went into the Displays menu; I'm set at 1024x768, and my only other options are 640x480 and 800x600, neither of which helps.

    This computer is 4 or 5 years old, and this problem is new. Yes, I restarted -- no change. (The old display proportions appear for a moment during start-up, but then the new display takes over.)

    What has happened, and how do I get my old display proportions back?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You zoomed into your Desktop/windows via CTRL + wheel/two-finger-scroll.
    You can reverse it by zooming back via CTRL + wheel/two-finger-scroll.

    System Preferences > Universal Access > Zoom > Options

    from http://www.apple.com/au/accessibility/macosx/vision.html - Screen Magnification
  4. rbgros1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    You were right, I was zoomed in. Going into System Preferences -> Universal Access and turning off zoom solved the problem. I don't think I EVER would have thought to look in there. Thanks! I was steeling myself to go out and buy a new laptop.

    Still the mystery of how zoom turned on. I guess I'll blame the cat.

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