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Sorry to hear about the problem you've been experiencing with the text appearing to be too large, Peggy. Does the text you enter become a huge size only when you are writing an e-mail? Or, did it appear to be large when you were posting a reply at CJK or on other websites, as well?

Perhaps this could be another bug that is associated with IE 8. Did you just start experiencing this problem today, or has it been happening ever since you installed IE 8?

By the way, congratulations on the good news about not having to take the driving test until 2013! emoticon

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Greg,
thanks for post. This only happens with email and it started yesterday. It just suddenly happened when I was on a website. I was able to go into tools and 'read' and get the size down in everything except email. That is so large when I write an email and it is the same when I receive an email. I will have a go at this tomorrow again. Must go to bed now.

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You're welcome, Peggy!

I'm glad you were able to get the text size looking normal again on other websites. Hmm, I wonder why the text is appearing to be large on your e-mail? I wonder if it is another glitch related to IE 8.

The good news is that even though the text is appearing to be huge on your end as you are composing the e-mail, the receiver is most likely going to see the text in the size that you intended it to be. So, as long as you set your font to size "12" or "14" as you are typing, the receiver of the e-mail will probably see the text displayed in that same font.

I guess the problem is that the text is appearing at a huge size, even if you don't set the font size to be that high.

One more quick question. In your e-mail, is everything being displayed at a large size? In other words, are any icons, buttons, drop down menus, etc., on your e-mail also being enlarged? Or is everything normal except for the text in the content of the e-mail?
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Greg,
I just got back here. Must say that all seems to be well at this moment, which is a long time since this was posted above. anyway thanks for all help. I did something odd the other day and everything changed on the desktop. All was magnified so that only the right hand quarter of the screen showed a huge message or picture. I don't have a clue what I clicked or what occurred. There was no way to click into any other screen and could not go to 'start' or any of the toolbars. Everything at a standstill. So I tried a few things by pressing F10 etc etc. It surely did a lot of changing but nothing would then get me back into normal viewing. Must say I was very frustrated. I turned off the PC and waited before turning it back on. Still the same nothing except now it was the primary startup picture of the ASUS and INTEL which comes on usually when putting on the PC It took me over half an hour of fiddling around until I finally turned PC off and went and had a cup of tea. Getting my expert to come would take a few days maybe and I wanted my email etc and websites back to normal. When I finally turned the PC on again I just looked at it and left it and went away. When I did come back there was my desktop and all was back in order. I don't know what happened to mess things up and I sure don't know what I did which finally set things back in order. I am not any smart user, but now at least I am not afraid to press keys with F1 to F10 and use arrows. I don't know what they do but it's better than just looking at the screen. Plus it saved me at least a hundred dollars. I am getting brave in my old age.....
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Here's a handy list of all the F key functions.

Source: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000306.htm

What are the F1 through F12 keys?

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Commonly known as "function keys", F1 through F12 may have a variety of different uses or no use at all. Depending on the installed operating system and the software program currently open will change how each of these keys operate. A program is capable of not only using each of the function keys, but also combining the function keys with the ALT or CTRL key, for example, Microsoft Windows users can press ALT + F4 to close the program currently active.

Below is a short-listing of some of the common functions of the functions keys on computers running Microsoft Windows. As mentioned above not all programs support function keys and may perform different tasks then those mentioned below. If you are looking for more specific shortcut keys and function key examples we suggest seeing our shortcut key page.

F1
Almost always used as the help key, almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.
Enter CMOS Setup.
Windows Key + F1 would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
Open the Task Pane.

F2
In Windows renames a highlighted icon, file, or folder in all versions of Windows.
Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens document window in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.
Enter CMOS Setup.

F3
Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows when at the Windows Desktop..
In MS-DOS or Windows command line F3 will repeat the last command.
Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Windows Key + F3 opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.

F4
Open find window in Windows 95 to XP.
Open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.
Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
Alt + F4 will close the program window currently active in Microsoft Windows.
Ctrl + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.

F5
In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.
Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint

F6
Move the cursor to the Address bar in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and most other Internet browsers.
Ctrl + Shift + F6 opens to another open Microsoft Word document.

F7
Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox.

F8
Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly used to access Windows Safe Mode.

F9
Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0.

F10
In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application.
Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.
Access the hidden recovery partition on HP and Sony computers.
Enter CMOS Setup.

F11
Full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.
Ctrl + F11 as computer is starting to access the hidden recovery partition on many Dell computers.
Access the hidden recovery partition on eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo computers.

F12
Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word.
Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.
Preview a page in Microsoft Expression Web
Open Firebug.

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Super. Never knew any of that. Great info and thank you so much.

The worst problem for me was that I had no task bars and could not get any and therefore no way to change anything. I just pressed things and hoped for the best. Whatever was primarily wrong made the PC run VERY slow. I am not a patient person.... finally shutting it down and going away was a help. Once I then turned PC on, and also went away, it sorted itself out without my impatient assistance I think.

Your post is going to be a godsend I am sure.
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Peggy, glad to hear everything is back to normal! I know what you mean. Sometimes I press one of those control F keys and my whole screen goes crazy. The most annoying part of it is that I have no idea what I pressed to make it that way! LOL. I suppose that sometimes the best thing to do is just to leave the computer when it's acting up and have a cup of tea/coffee. emoticon
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