mac screen view problem

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something happen on my imac (OS 5.) to increase the size of everything I see on my screen by at least 4x - now all desktop icons are large and overlapping and any document I open, I see only about 1/4 of what would normally be a full page, I have to drag it around to see the rest of the page. I have been unable to find anything in the "help" menu.How do I reduce the size of what is being displayed. I have found no info in the "help" menus. How can I set my screen view back to normal?

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Bill
 

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Open the Universal Access preference pane and click the "Seeing" tab. Check to see if Zoom is on. If so, turn it off. There is a keyboard combination for this but I can never remember it.
 
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I checked the "seeing" tab - the zoom is "off". changing it to "on" and chaging the adjustments doesn't have any effect.

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Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
check your system preferences>displays
 

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Open the Displays preference pane and check the settings for the monitor that is giving you a problem. Check the selected resolution. The smaller the number here the larger everything appears. Thus icons displayed at 640 x 480 appear larger than the same icons at 1024 x 768 or higher.
 

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