Icon enlargement on wakeup?

Occasionally when I wake my computer from the sleep mode, the icons & everything else on the screen are about 30% larger than when I put it to sleep. A restart typically takes care of this, but I was wondering what the underlying cause was......

3 Answers

  • Al P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Without knowing what OS and hardware

    your using, there's not much to go on

    Steve. My first guess is that software

    in charge of wake-up changed screen

    settings to lower resolution on wake. It's

    odd that this happens occasionally.

    Some experiments in windows:

    1. To reset resolution without restart:

    path: start/control panel/double click display/

    click settings tab/select new screen resolution/ok

    2. Change screensaver:

    path: start/control panel/double click display/click screen saver tab/

    set screen saver to (none)

    3. Enter bios power management.

    4. path: start/control panel/power icon

    Fish around for any resolution option that

    has been enabled on wake-up. Uncheck box.

    5. Poke around using msconfig.exe or regedit.exe

    Really difficult unless you're a computer geek!

    A lot of complaints about this problem, Steve.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try changing user resolution setting. If that doesn't work, try updating the video driver.

    This link might help


  • 1 decade ago

    you dont have to go to restart why dont u just go to the NVIDIA control and change the screen resolution?

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