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My cat really did walk on my keyed and pressed some key or combination of keys and reset the resolution on my iMac 4,1 - 20" dual core running OS 10.6.6. Now everything is too big no and matter what resolution I choose in the display window of sys prefs, I can't get it back to normal. I also have a second display hooked up and that's wrong too! hope someone out there can help.
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Does it looked zoomed in?

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It is beginning to look like we really do need a sticky titled, "My Cat Walked on my Keyboard!"

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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It is beginning to look like we really do need a sticky titled, "My Cat Walked on my Keyboard!"
Agreed, either the cat changed the color, or the resolution. Haha

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The fact that changing the display resolution has no effect makes me wonder if it might be one of the accessibility settings for the visually impaired that got accessed.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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My cat really did walk on my keyed and pressed some key or combination of keys and reset the resolution on my iMac 4,1 - 20" dual core running OS 10.6.6. Now everything is too big no and matter what resolution I choose in the display window of sys prefs, I can't get it back to normal. I also have a second display hooked up and that's wrong too! hope someone out there can help.
Nothing surprising about this...we hear about cat problems all the time!!!

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Yes, it does look larger than it should be.

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Does it looked zoomed in?

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Yes, it does look larger than it should be.
What most likely happened is...the cat stepped on the correct keys to turn on screen "zoom. Go to:

- Apple Menu
- System Preferences
- Universal Access
- set "Zoom" to off

Hope this corrects it,

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Nick, you did it! You figured it out. Thank you soooo much! Now, what to do with the very bad kitty?
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I was going to ask what kind of cat it was, but it looks like you fixed the problem.
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Nick, you did it! You figured it out. Thank you soooo much! Now, what to do with the very bad kitty?
The cat's not at fault, it's the cat's owner. Put your keyboard on a keyboard tray, and slide it under the desk's top. If that's not possible, build yourself a drawer large enough to put the keyboard in. Turn the drawer upside down and place it over the keyboard. It has to be made of a material strong enough to support the weight of the cat.
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The cat's not at fault, it's the cat's owner. Put your keyboard on a keyboard tray, and slide it under the desk's top. If that's not possible, build yourself a drawer large enough to put the keyboard in. Turn the drawer upside down and place it over the keyboard. It has to be made of a material strong enough to support the weight of the cat.
But this takes effort

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Now, what to do with the very bad kitty?
Get him - her their own Mac to avoid any future CATastrophe.
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Get him - her their own Mac to avoid any future CATastrophe.
How very CATchy of you.
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just wanted to chip in here and say that ctrl + scroll is the key command for this.

dunno how it managed to work your mouse at the same time....

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