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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:14 PM

I hit the wrong key on the keyboard, and the screen downsized using "Explorer"..but when

I switch the browser to Google browser, the screen is the normal size again......Is there something I can co to get the Explorer browser back to full size?...
..The key that I hit by mistake was a key on the typing pad ...titled "Ctrl" ....l It is to the far left at the very bottom of the typing pad.. (is that what the typing thing is called? a pad? or what?) ( You type on this thing, and what is its name?)

I don't know much about this, but any help of any kind would be grateful. Yes, I can continue to use both of the browsers at different times..but I would like to get a full size picture back on Explorer.

Any help on this would be appreciated. And yes, I realize there are far worse computer issues than this one, but, maybe I can get back to full size on the Explorer browser. And I did turn off the computer, and disconnected the plug, ( so there was no electricity entering the system, but that did not work.)

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Reply I hit the wrong key on the keyboard, and the screen downsized using "Explorer"..but when (Original post)
Stuart G Dec 2019 OP
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CurtEastPoint Dec 2019 #3
eppur_se_muova Dec 2019 #4
Stuart G Dec 2019 #5
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:21 PM

1. Try pressing the control (Ctrl) button and the + sign.

That should increase the size of your browser window/font etc. conversely, pressing the control key and the - sign makes it smaller. Hope it works!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:22 PM

2. Try hitting the 'CTRL' key and the number zero at the same time.

If you want to make things bigger, do CTRL and +, or smaller it should be CTRL and -. Hope this helps!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:23 PM

3. Or CTRL plus mouse wheel up or down

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:44 PM

4. Try pressing the F#-keys, one at a time. If you don't like what one does, press it again.

Most are toggle functions, and usually at least one of them controls Full Screen.

F11 might be your best bet.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:55 PM

5. Thank You for advise..I tried Control Key and plus sign, and it worked...and Thank You again

for helping me. Yes, I do appreciate your kindness and your help...

Stuart

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:25 PM

6. Try F11.

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