***Help Please*** My darling Cat hit some keys on my KEYBOARD and now MYLOT'S

United States
June 30, 2009 1:30pm CST
SCREEN PAGE IS ITTY BITTY IN SIZE....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGHHHHH!!!!!!![u][/u] I can barely read this as I type it that's how small it is; I am using FIREFOX OF COURSE....and this is where I was here on mylot, when my darling cat Screamer moved her big old foot/leg and it landed on I don't know how many keys or what keys on the left side of my keyboard and I've tried and tried to figure out what the heck to do to make MYLOT'S PAGE RETURN TO NORMAL SIZE...now other websites pages are fine; its just THIS ONE THAT IS IN ITTY BITTY CENTER STAGE.....WITH LOTS OF ROOM TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT, again ALL ITEMS/WORDS/ETC is DEAD CENTER/AND IN ITTY BITTY STINKY PRINT I CAN'T FRIGGIN READ IT...am I mis spelling anything? I WOULDN'T KNOW, I CAN'T SEE IT!! HOLY COW, thanks Screamer!! You're just the best... MYLOT'S PAGE is in normal fullsize mode using IE...but not when I am in FIREFOX like now and I use PREFER FIREFOX OVER IE... SOMEBODY HELP DUMB DUMB HERE PLEASE... MAYDAY ...MAYDAY... S.O.S.. HELP PLEASE!!! ARGGHH!! I hate it when I can't figure out things and I know if I just WALK AWAY for awhile I will figure it out but right now, yeah I'm FREAKIN OUT!!!!
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Jun 09
CTRL + should bring it back to size. See if it helps. Do it as many times as you need to enlarge it.
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Jun 09
The scroll wheel would help, too, if you have one. Like DarkJedi said.
• United States
30 Jun 09
HEY GIRLFRIEND!! This is so friggin great, maybe Screamer did me a favor I CAN SEEEEE SOOO MUCH better now and NOT have those annoying glasses on even though I do need to still go back to the eye doctor..(sigh)! Not sure if it will reload this way but I KNOW NOW how to enlarge it the way I want ! COOL! thanks for your help too....(G)!
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Jun 09
You are very welcome. It has come in handy a few times for me. It doesn't "save", but it's easy enough to do.
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@voldrox (7204)
• India
30 Jun 09
try F11 and see if it works.... next time keep your mouse away from the cat!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hey jan! Everything looks fine to me! Nothing is spelled wrong and everything is all nice and capped! I guess you'll just have to ask Screamer what she did! And have her undo it! My cat's have a habit of putting their big feets on the keyboard too! I don't know why they can't stay off the computer! They don't know how to type and they know Mom Mom gets upset! I let them lay in my lap! That should be good enough! Don't worry! I'm sure someone here will know what's wrong and help you out! Stay calm until then! Hugs, Opal P.S. I am totally stupid when it comes to computer stuff!
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• United States
1 Jul 09
HI Opal ~darlin: You are not stupid, not to worry DarkJedi and Jerzgirl both came to my rescue right away (g)! its all fixed and even better really now I have it set NICE and big heck I don't even need my glasses now if you scroll up and read what they suggested you'll see and if you use firefox make a mental note of this or write it down or file it away or something LOL! I never knew a thing about this trick and I thought I knew a fair amount of computer tricks; PFFTTT!! Not so today! Yeah since I've had my computer crap all over my kitchen table she just has went NUTS about insisting on laying up here beside me I've got to clean off this thing cause I need my table for the weekend...ARRGGGhhh!! but been sitting here most of the day trying to reach payout I think I made it by the skin of my teeth...ain't that sad??
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@GardenGerty (103964)
• United States
1 Jul 09
It looks like others did not know about this trick either. I know it, but forget it if I do not have to use it very often. Then it is trial and error for a few minutes til I get it right.
@shnsun (196)
30 Jun 09
Sorry but i didnot understand well what you are talking about?And Sorry if i am out of topic. I think you are talking about small size of screen? if then you can make it from view zoom in or zoom out. Once i had mistakenly shrinked my window and it became small and hard to understand. After roaming here and there in toolbar i found it.
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Hi shnsun: That's what happened, when my cat touched some keys on my keyboard it shrank the size of the mylot page and all the typing and words got really really tiny in size but some good friends here have fixed my problem they told me to hold down the control key and use my scrolling button on my mouse hold it down and drag it and now I have a nice big screenshot of mylot so much so that I don't have to wear my glasses to see and read and type...ITS GREAT! So remember that if you get a tiny screenshot of your webpage sometime..LOL!
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@shnsun (196)
1 Jul 09
yusss i sure will. I know now u will never forget this. Happy that your problem is solved. Happy mylotting!!!
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 Jul 09
That cat of yours is something else, isn't she? I wish I could help you but I had to put that much in at least, lol I hope you can get it straightened out before long. No, you didn't misspell any words that I can see. I know how you feel about not being able to read anything very well. I have to have glasses for just about everything I read these days. Kathy.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
1 Jul 09
You poor thing. I wish I could help you. Mylot is filled with lots of smart people so I am sure someone will be able to help you. My grandson would say to restart the computer, he is 4 and thinks that will fix anything. Its worth a try. Good luck.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
1 Jul 09
try putting your mouse on the screen, touching control and using the scroll on your mouse to see if it makes it larger
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• Australia
2 Jul 09
I know you've got the solution now (the Ctrl/mouse wheel) but I also noticed you were told Crtl + which is the opposite of what you wanted: Ctrl + enlarges and Ctrl - reduces.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
it happens to me once too, it was strange to me because it never happens before but i figured it out that when i used my scroll in my mouse it makes the window or tab small or big depends if its up and down i used so i know it was the problem that causing it. After a couple of scrolling it returns back so i didn't bothered to know anymore how it was solve. Well i have learned some good things here today. Nice post. Have a nice day!
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
hold ctr then mouse wheel up/down.
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
Hi Jan! I think everything okay now. As I read through the discussion, I can see that everybody already answered your question in any possible answers. hehehe Anyway, next time, keep you cutie cat away from your mouse and keyboard. Next buy a mouse with a scroll by this you can easily make you page smaller and bigger by hitting CTRL and scrolling the roller of your mouse at the time. Hehehe... Mayday Mayday, everything fine now? roger? lolz.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Hey Jan! Sorry to hear about your problem with the computer. By now I'm sure you have your problem fixed by now, but, if not, have you tried rehitting the same key to see if it undoes itself? You've probably already figured that out too! LOL! Just wanted to see if I could help in anyway. Tell Screamer that Mija says hello........ Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@GardenGerty (103964)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I have had similar things happen to me.The cats love me and they are nuisances when it comes to the computer. I was going to suggest Dark Jedi's solution. Glad you got it fixed.