August 4th, 2011, 01:45 PM #1
Win7 DeskTop Unusable.. Inaccessable
I normally use FireFox. At the moment I am IE. I cannot use my Administrator account. I am on a guest account on the same machine currently. No matter what window I have open on my Admin account when I click anywhere on the window it will either go to full screen size and my next attempt makes the window go extra small. Uppp and Down That's all I can do. I can't input anything into the window.
Have I accidentally set some feature and don't understand it? Have run anti-virus and crapcleaner in safe mode. Still plagued.
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August 4th, 2011, 06:25 PM #2
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August 5th, 2011, 04:00 PM #3
Let me ask this, Is there any way to restore my desktop settings to default?If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
August 5th, 2011, 05:46 PM #4
Did you try system restore? You can run that from safe mode.
August 6th, 2011, 10:48 PM #5
System restore was /is disabled.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
August 7th, 2011, 09:15 AM #6
You should be able to boot in safe mode to the admin account and run system restore from there.
August 7th, 2011, 05:32 PM #7
Again, System Restore is/was disabled. No available restore points.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
August 8th, 2011, 06:56 PM #8
Sounds like reinstall time to me.
August 8th, 2011, 07:03 PM #9
I have to have accidentally clicked on some obscure feature. I have found that I can navigate around and use this account but it must all be by keyboard. Clicking the mouse on anything is when I have problems.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
August 9th, 2011, 05:35 PM #10
Hello. I'm using (and am slowly learning) 64-bit Windows 7. Try going to Ease of Access Center in folder directly beneath the Accessories folder. You may have accidentally configured or activated a shortcut key-combination for an accessibility feature designed for users with a particular disability.
August 10th, 2011, 04:33 PM #11
Thanks, I am using Win7 64 bit also. I think you are on the right track. I'm not doing a great job of describing what my problem is. I'll try describing more.
I have discovered that I can navigate around using the keyboard only. Anytime the mouse is used it changes my desktop. I seldom have a browser page opened to full size but now I must. If the mouse is clicked anywhere in the full size browser page, that page and any other open pages will be reduced in size and all will appear rescaled in size so that all fit on the screen. They are like thumbnails but a bit bigger. Content in all the windows is even smaller. It's a way of displaying open pages that I've not seen before.
I can keyboard tab to each of the pages and make it the primary page or I can click on one with the mouse which brings that page up to full size.
It's a pain not to be able to use the mouse to get around. All the mouse is good for, that I can find, is to reduce the page size and make a page go to full size. I cannot use the mouse to click in the URL and type etc. All the mouse seems to do is toggle between reduced and full size pages.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
August 12th, 2011, 02:44 PM #12
I have a bit more description. The reduced size windows do resemble quite a bit the way Win 7 will display a small but non-functional reduced size window(s) when you hover your mouse over the task bar. You will get a reduced size representation of all the windows open and although it's low res you can recognize features unique to each window.
I still agree with Brangwen that I have inadvertently turned on some obscure feature. This is so typical of my way of moving thru life and technology.
I apologize to TechIMO members if they get tired of seeing this thread but I will continue to bump this thread give or take daily-ish, in hopes that someone will eventually see this and recognize what I have done.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
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