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Old 11-08-07, 04:44 PM
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Windows XP font problem

Hey all, somehow my daughter messed up the fonts on my computer and now all the fonts are these teeny "script fonts" and now i cant read any of the words on menus, IE, or anything.

Any idea on how to help?
Old 11-09-07, 01:45 AM
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Right Click on desktop> click appearance tab> go to the Font size pull down menu at the bottom. Select large or extra large, or whatever you want to set it to.
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tried that. it appears all the fonts but about 8 have disappeared from the Fonts folder in the control panel. I copied all the fonts from the c/windows/fonts folder into that folder, then reset the theme back to windows XP and it worked, but when i reboot, i have the same problem. Tiny scripted unreadable fonts and the fonts i copy over disappear again with each reboot.
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maybe some theme program is messing things up. check what's at the windows startup.

I'd create a new user account and check if the same problem is there.
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Ok, got font size fixed. Now how do i remove the "shadow" outline surrounding the text below the icons on the desktop? it wasnt there before, but when i reset to the Windows XP default theme they were there.


Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Unclejosh
Ok, got font size fixed. Now how do i remove the "shadow" outline surrounding the text below the icons on the desktop? it wasnt there before, but when i reset to the Windows XP default theme they were there.


Thanks!
Right click My Computer --> Properties --> Advanced tab --> 'Settings' button for "Performance" --> check "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop"
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Re: Windows XP font problem

UncleJosh,

I have the same problem...how did you fix it? I've tried lots of stuff, but nothing works.

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