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    As the title indicates, everything seems normal except on any page that has a data entry field, like for a username, password, etc., it is so small that the text is not even close to legible. Both the text and the entry field box that contains it is very small. Changing Accessibility settings (font size and type and web colors) effects everything except these entry fields.

    In Firefox these entry fields are normal so it seems its only a problem with IE (version 7 just updated to 8 to see if it would have an effect).

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    • #1193592

      Just in case… Do you have View > Text Size set to Medium or larger?

    • #1193661

      As stated, changing font or text size alters all text on the pages exept in the data entry fields. I’ve discovered some settings I never knew existed but this doesn’t seem to be one of them.

    • #1193738

      Can you provide a link to one of these, as then we can try them out?

      DaveA I am so far behind, I think I am First
      Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

    • #1193907

      Not sure what is meant by ‘link to one of these.’ Do you mean to a page where the entry boxes and text in them is tiny in IE? If so, remember, it works fine in Firefox so its definitely a local problem, but as an example I just activated a ROKU box and the Netflix sign in email and password entry fields were tiny, as the screen cap shows (I typed HELP ME !!!!! in the email entry).

      • #1193909

        Not sure what is meant by ‘link to one of these.’ Do you mean to a page where the entry boxes and text in them is tiny in IE? If so, remember, it works fine in Firefox so its definitely a local problem, but as an example I just activated a ROKU box and the Netflix sign in email and password entry fields were tiny, as the screen cap shows

        Have you tried running IE with addons disabled?

        Joe

        --Joe

    • #1194086

      As the title indicates, everything seems normal except on any page that has a data entry field, like for a username, password, etc., it is so small that the text is not even close to legible. Both the text and the entry field box that contains it is very small. Changing Accessibility settings (font size and type and web colors) effects everything except these entry fields.

      In Firefox these entry fields are normal so it seems its only a problem with IE (version 7 just updated to 8 to see if it would have an effect).

      This may not help at all (since, if I understand correctly, you had this same issue with IE7), but have you tried running the particular site in “Compatibility View” mode? I had this same problem with one particular HP site where I had to select my hardware and operating system to access a driver. The input area was so small that I could not read it (or select the correct options). As soon as I switched to Compatibility View, the page displayed normally. The “Compatibility View” icon is located at the right side of the IE address bar. Alternatively, you can select “Tools>Compatibility View” from the menu.

    • #1194108

      All add ons disabled and compatibility mode turned on, It remains stubbornly entrenched as an area built for Lilliputians.

    • #1194111

      Try this (found here in case it work – credit where credit is due and all that)
      In IE8 click Tools >> Internet Options and choose the Advanced tab.
      * Under Browsing about 1/2 way down, UNCHECK the Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in webpages.

      A couple of other sites suggest the same fix. Some claim it may be caused by programs likeStarDock’s Windows Blinds

    • #1194136

      That seems to have worked as far as IE goes. There is an older version of WindowBlinds on that system. The person who uses the computer all the time prefers Avant as the default browser and I thought that would revert to normal size as well since its basically just a skin with IE being used as the engine. It definitely has something to do with WindowBlinds because if I unload it, the entry fields and text expand without even so much as a refresh. However, if I go into WindowBlinds and specify it not to skin Avant and just leave it unchanged, the fields are still small.

      So I might try updating the Stardock management software even though the new Impulse is a bit annoying in that it throws up little text bubbles from time to time about what game or Stardock program is on special. One of the MyColors themes may not inflict this problem and keep the color contrast levels good for extended viewing.

      Thanks for the assist so I can send in the offense for a change.

    • #1194139

      Touchdown!

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