Honey, They Shrank My Icons!

catcomputerI finally downloaded Win 10 on my new Lenovo laptop that came with the despised Win 8.1.  The new program is very pretty and probably quite nice once I finish riddling the computer with bullet holes. Remember my telling you how I proudly installed my Black Friday huge monitor in my sunny living room by hooking it up to my laptop? It was so lovely to see entire Excel documents and be able to read Word documents side-by-side!

Well, Win 10 shrank everything. It’s basic setting is for tablets at some ridiculous .9 setting that I couldn’t read even if I was a teenager, which I’m not. AND IT WON’T LET ME CHANGE IT!  I’ve followed the instructions. They’ve made it impossible to increase all the elements at once. I have to patiently go through and check them off, then wait five minutes for them to reset, only to have the whole thing shrink up again later. My e-mail looks like ant tracks.

Even my IT husband gave up. Anyone have a gun? Or maybe I should just let the cat fix it. Am I the only one who jinxes computers this way?

4 thoughts on “Honey, They Shrank My Icons!

  1. Stumbled upon this post while hunting to see if any more Daughters of Saturn books might be coming out (no pressure, honest) — and laughed out loud with recognition. A relative’s computer and email went completely berserk after getting Windows 10. And that cat is hilarious. Thank you for making me smile. I hope by now the font size is back to normal!

    • Thank you for hunting me down! I wish I had time for the Daughters of Saturn. They’re burning in my brain. But the mysteries and romances are my bread and butter, so they have to wait for times when I sneak away to play.

      And my computer finds so many other ways to mess with my mind that I shouldn’t inflict them all on the world. Like all the eeeeeee’s that poured out this morning…

  2. I’m so sorry for your Windows 10 experience – I completely feel your pain having gone through the pain of Windows 8.1. It was a new computer, so I was able to complain to the manufacturer and get it pushed up the ladder until I could exchange the computer for one that had Windows 7 on it. I will not be doing that upgrade until I absolutely have to. I was getting calls and text from home every 30 minutes because something went missing or they were not able to get out of a program. I won’t even get into what it did to the printer!

    As for your current issue, supposedly there is a program that can be run on the computer that makes Windows 10 seem like Windows 7 or XP. If you are not able to find, please let me know and I’ll ask my co-worker for the name of the company/application.

    Good luck.

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