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Make everything on screen temporarily bigger

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    windows 8

    Make everything on screen temporarily bigger


    I lie on my bed maybe 2-3 yards away from the computer on my desk.

    I use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and a desk far away to control the computer.

    ctrl + on web broswers makes the web broswer stuff bigger but other thigns like the minimize and X in the top right of windows.

    1. What's the least hassle way to make everything on the screen bigger so I can see it well from 2-3 yards away? Least hassle such that I can easily flip back to original size.

    2. What's the least hassle way to make everything on the screen bigger for just one app say chrome so I can see it well from 2-3 yards away? Least hassle such that I can easily flip back to original size.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Perhaps Windows Magnifier found in Ease of Access. ???
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Perhaps Windows Magnifier found in Ease of Access. ???
    Press Win Key and + ===> To Magnify
    Press Win Key and - ===> To Unmagnify

    However, the above method will make everything way too big.

    Alternatively, You can try to set your display to the larger size and this is permanent:
    Win + X -> Display
    As shown in screen shot
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