Font size too small in e-mail ; AOL 9.0 on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Guest, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    AOL users on Vista Home Premium --- help PLEASE !!

    Compare two systems:
    1) XP Pro on a Acer Laptop
    AOL 9.0 (SE)
    15" LCD display -- either 1450x1050 or 1680x1050 --32 bit color
    IE "text size" set at "medium"
    Display fonts set at "normal"
    AOL fonts set to large "where possible"

    2) Vista Home Premium on an e-machines desktop
    AOL 9.0 (VR)
    21" LCD display -- 1680x1050 -- 32 bit color
    IE test size set at "larger"
    Display fonts :
    AOL users on Vista Home Premium --- help PLEASE !!

    Compare two systems:
    1) XP Pro on a Acer Laptop
    AOL 9.0 (SE)
    15" LCD display -- either 1450x1050 or 1680x1050 --32 bit color
    IE "text size" set at "medium"
    Display fonts set at "normal"
    AOL fonts set to large "where possible"

    2) Vista Home Premium on an e-machines desktop
    AOL 9.0 (VR)
    21" LCD display -- 1680x1050 -- 32 bit color
    IE test size set at "larger"
    Display fonts : Vista has a DPI setting: 96 or 120
    AOL software objects to 120 -says designed for 96 --so set at 96
    AOL fonts set at large "where possible"

    In the first system there are no problems with AOL.
    In both systems the fonts "native" to the AOL software are fine and
    easily read.
    In the Vista system forwarded e-mail is quite readable and fonts are
    fine.
    However, the names that appear on the "buddies" list have a font size so
    small
    they it is unreadable. And incoming mail directly from the writer has
    fonts
    so small they are essentially unreadable. Experimentation (sending mail
    to myself
    from another system in various fonts) shows that the Vista system is
    reducing
    the font size by 4 or 5 sizes. i.e. sent in size 10 appears at about
    size 5 or 6.

    Any fix? Or is it an inherent conflict with AOL 9.0 and Vista
    AOL help had none --- suggested a resolution of 640x480 on the 21"
    screen!!!

    In the first system there are no problems with AOL.
    In both systems the fonts "native" to the AOL software are fine and
    easily read.
    In the Vista system forwarded e-mail is quite readable and fonts are
    fine.
    However, the names that appear on the "buddies" list have a font size so
    small
    they it is unreadable. And incoming mail directly from the composer has
    fonts
    so small they are essentially unreadable. Experimentation (sending mail
    to myself
    from another system in various fonts) shows that the Vista system is
    reducing
    the fnt size by 4 or 5 sizes. i.e. sent in size 10 appears at about size
    5 or 6.

    Any fix? Or is it an inherent conflict with AOL 9.0 and Vista
    AOL help had no solutions --- suggested a resolution of 640x480 on the 21"
    screen!!!
     
    Guest, Feb 21, 2008
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  2. Guest

    leo8624 Guest

    My sister found this it may help.

    This notice appears when I turn my mch on and it might be of some help to
    others who are having font problems?

    Settings for the monitor may cause some text problems in AOL to be to large,
    in my case to small, only when I print something, however, AOL is designed
    for use at
    96 dots-per-inch (DPI).
    If you would like to adj the monitor settings go to;
    Display Properties from the Windows Control Panel
    Click on the Settings Tab and then
    click the Advanced Button.

    From there you can change your Font Size from Lg. to sm. which will set your
    monitor to 96 DPI.

    Hopefully this will help some people.
     
    leo8624, Apr 2, 2008
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    Pfsszxt Guest

    My monitor is set at 96 dpi and the AOL software objects to any
    other setting (and most oyther stuff doesn't look right with the other
    setting)
     
    Pfsszxt, Apr 2, 2008
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