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    Unwanted expansion
    Quite suddenly my display is larger than my screen. Text, icons, formatting are all several points larger than previously. I have to mouse to the edge of the screen to see more of the window. I have tried changing the resolution to no effect. I am using an iMac 2.8 running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. Can anyone explain this and help me to fix it?
    Very many thanks and best wishes
    robspalding

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    Click on System Preferences, Universal Access. Check on the video tab and turn off Zoom. I am not in Snow Leopard but that should be it.

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    Go to "System Preferences"...then "Universal Access" The "Zoom" function has probably been accidentally activated.

    - Nick
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    Well, so simple -- and so stupid. Thanks so much for putting me right, both of you. Why couldn't I figure it for myself?
    Anyway, thanks once I can happily pour my first glass of red now.
    Robspalding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robspalding View Post
    Why couldn't I figure it for myself?
    Why are any of us from time to time not able to figure out a lot of things??:

    - Cure for cancer
    - Meaning of life
    - The sound of one hand clapping
    - etc.



    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    ⌥⌘8 is a toggle for turning Zoom on and off. That was probably accidentally invoked. Do you have a cat?

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