IE font size affects other programs

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jo-Anne, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    For some reason, I liked the older classic version. Wonder if you ever
    tried that? I don't have Maxthon installed now so I can't say. I think I
    had similar sentiments for the Orca browser. The older versions just
    seemed more fundamental, I guess.
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
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  2. I used to run Maxthon 2. When Maxthon 3 first came out, I tried it and
    quicken went back to version 2, because many features of 2 that I
    wanted were missing in 3. But Maxthon has since been greatly improved
    since then, and I now run the latest version.
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 26, 2012
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  3. You _could_ set the resolution to a higher setting (smaller image size) when
    running CCleaner, then set the resolution back to what you prefer for the
    normal days when they come around.

    I'm a bit confused why you have to run System Restore so often that you need
    a work around that makes the task easier. I cannot remember ever running
    System Restore, or CCleaner.

    Is CCleaner a DOS-based utility that wants to run at 800x600, or 640x480?
    That would make the image on screen huge, and this would force a scroll if
    you have a wide-screen monitor. IE has a Zoom Box in the lower right hand
    corner of the screen IF you have the Status Bar set to show (Right Click on
    any of the menu bars at the top of the screen that is not an icon or other
    clicable selection and put a checkmark on Status Bar, then you will see the
    Zoom Box appear above the clock in the Tool Tray.) You can change the Zoom
    setting with three or four default choices, or select from 16 choices in the
    drop down menu, or enter a Custom Zoom. If you want, you can set the screen
    resolution to the "proper" setting for your monitor (should be something
    like 1440x900 if you have a wide screen of about 20 inches), then set the
    zoom in IE so you have a comfortable viewing experience. Setting the Zoom
    should not affect CCleaner or System Restore, and will allow these programs
    to fit the monitor, and then IE can be zoomed in or out on demand.

    I'm not sure what your trouble is, and you seem to be uniquely well adapted
    at finding the odd-case in almost everything.
    Jeff Strickland, Feb 26, 2012
  4. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    My screen resolution is 1920 x 1200. CCleaner runs and looks fine at that
    resolution; the screen issue is only with the CCleaner Updater. I create a
    Restore Point whenever I'm about to download and install new software; I
    don't "run" System Restore unless it's essential--as it was when one of the
    Microsoft Updates of .NET Framework caused me to lose my internet

    The problem I've encountered with fonts, it seems, is my need to set the
    Accessibility option in Internet Explorer, which has affected programs one
    wouldn't think would be connected to IE.

    If I didn't have odd-case issues, I wouldn't be posting to the newsgroups
    for help. I start by Googling for solutions; when I don't find them, I try
    here. I thought that was a main purpose of the newsgroups.

    Jo-Anne, Feb 26, 2012
  5. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    OH. Actually, looking at my directories, I found I had liked the 1.6
    version, but when version 2 came out, didn't care for it so much. I haven't
    seen version 3. I wrote a note in my Maxthon directory noting I thought
    version 2 seemed somewhat server based and didn't care for that. What I
    meant by that escapes me now.
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
  6. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    You can do that, but a much better and cleaner approach (and one I use
    fairly often) is to restore a backup image of the system drive after trying
    out software. Have you considered doing that, in place of System Restore?
    The advantage being - it always works perfectly, since it does not rely on
    the existing system to be able to clean up after itself. System Restore
    isn't perfect (nor is ERUNT), but restoring a backup image of your system
    drive IS. I use Acronis True Image (an older version - can't speak for the
    newer ones)
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
  7. In message <jie6g0$h1o$>, Jo-Anne <>
    It is, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Or one of them, at
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    He spoke in sentences that made up paragraphs, with immaculate grammar and
    punctuation. - Barry Cryer on Clement Freud 1924-2009, in Radio Times, 25 April
    - 1 May 2009.
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Feb 26, 2012
  8. In message <>, Bill in Co
    Cleaner, indubitably; better, a matter of judgement. Certainly a more
    guranteed-to-work action; however, a considerably more lengthy
    procedure, so only better if your time is relatively cheap, or your
    system somewhat complex.
    Nice to find someone else who knows ERUNT.
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    He spoke in sentences that made up paragraphs, with immaculate grammar and
    punctuation. - Barry Cryer on Clement Freud 1924-2009, in Radio Times, 25 April
    - 1 May 2009.
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Feb 26, 2012
  9. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Hi, Bill,

    I do also make backup images using Acronis True Image 11 Home (especially
    before downloading Patch Tuesday updates), but I've been afraid to try
    restoring from them unless it becomes necessary. I know System Restore isn't
    perfect, but it seems to work most of the time and is very quick. I figure
    if it screws things up, then I can go to the backup image. Acronis also
    includes a program called Try&Decide that, in theory, rolls back system
    changes. I heard some bad things about it early on so never tried it.

    Jo-Anne, Feb 26, 2012
  10. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Thank you, John!
    Jo-Anne, Feb 26, 2012
  11. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    I'm also using Acronis True Image 11 Home, and in all the restores I've
    done, have never had an issue with it. And I've done a lot of restores
    just to make sure I have a clean system after trying out various software.
    After you've restored a few, you can get more confident. :)

    I never use "Try&Decide", and I won't risk it. Restoring a full backup
    image here takes me very little time (under 15 minutes), so it's not even a
    consideration. But I am using SATA2 internal drives for this.
    Incidentally, I only use complete imaging, no partials or incrementals for
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
  12. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    Consideraly more lengthy? Well, it takes me 15 minutes to restore a
    complete system backup (that's using SATA2 internal drives, and for around
    25 GB or so of data). (but yes, I used to normally use external drives for
    backups, and sometimes still do, but this is a lot faster and easier, and
    I'm not too worried about it :)
    Indispensable for me, in conjunction with System Restore, AND the use of
    complete image backups; all bases covered this way. Just select the most
    appropriate tool as the case warrants.
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
  13. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Hi, Bill,
    Same here, Bill. No incrementals. My backups are all on external drives,
    though, and I think they'd take a lot of time to restore. A full backup
    seems to take around an hour and a half, as I recall; so wouldn't a restore
    be at least that? A friend of mine who used to be a systems programmer used
    Acronis restores for years without a problem. Then he ran into a major issue
    when his wife's hard drive in her laptop crashed. He eventually figured out
    what to do (I have a vague memory that Acronis mentioned some errors and
    asked if they should be fixed; when he answered yes, it did the restore),
    but it did make me nervous.

    Jo-Anne, Feb 26, 2012
  14. Jo-Anne

    Bill in Co Guest

    The "restore" operation takes longer than the "backup" operation - that is
    true. If it takes you an hour and half to make a full backup, I can see the
    point of not doing this too often. :) I'll assume the reason it takes
    you that long is either you're having more total data to backup (my used
    space (data) to be backed up at this point is around 25 GB or so, OR perhaps
    you don't have eSATA drives and are using USB2 for the external connections
    to the backup drive.

    I only routinely backup the C: system drive partition (windows, all
    programs, and all of my user data), but not my E: and F: partitions that
    have my music and video files stored on them. That keeps the size
    manageable (around 25 GB to routinely backup and restore).
    Bill in Co, Feb 26, 2012
  15. Well, yes, 15 minutes would be considerably more lengthy than a system
    restore or ERU restore would take me (and this netbook has no room for
    internal drives just for backup, so it'd be more than 15').
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Feb 26, 2012
  16. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    You're right. It's USB2 with 160 to 320GB external drives and backups of
    around 70GB. I don't have partitions, and I back up everything. I do the
    backups while I'm away from the computer, so I don't really care how long
    they take. However, I once copied a folder from one of my Acronis backups to
    a folder on my laptop, and it seemed to take forever. I guessed at that
    point that a restore would not be quick.

    Jo-Anne, Feb 27, 2012
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