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Is it just me, or do the icons and windows look bigger in windows 8?

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    Is it just me, or do the icons and windows look bigger in windows 8?


    Noticed the desktop icons, task bar, text, open app windows, all seem bigger than what I saw in windows 7 with my 1920x1200 resolution. Anyone else notice this?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gizbug,

    Seems the same to me. You might double check to see if you have this below turned on.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    You probably triple clicked your mouse, and then changed their size. In my laptop if I double click with my one hand and then move my another hand I can change the website size in web browser, change the shortcut's size in desktop.

    Try my advice. Triple click your mouse and then kinda like scroll with your other hand

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Is it just me, or do the icons and windows look bigger in windows 8?
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