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After I created a new user on my computer, my normal user has strange gui errors. I tried a lot with changing DPI settings and so on, but nothing helped, my buttons, scrollbars and icons are somehow too small. The picture is made with 100% setting for the DPI. I searched all the web but only found beginner tutorials so far... So any idea how i could reset this?

win7 gui error

  • Did you try changing font sizing in the Display options? Control Panel-->Display-->Appearance, and select the Font Size drop-down. I'm not at my Windows 7 machine right now, but in XP this certainly solves the issues with scrollbars and window buttons. – Jonathan Garber Dec 7 '12 at 14:29
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    Try to re-apply Windows Classic theme from Personalization settings. The sizes of icons and scroll bars can be modified (by applications), re-applying the theme should reset those settings to the default values stored in the theme file. Also try to select another theme, Aero or Basic, and then return to Classic. – Alexey Ivanov Dec 8 '12 at 21:06
  • thanks ALEXEY that was the solution... switching to a completely different theme and then customizing that again to me needs. thanks a lot! – thalm Dec 9 '12 at 0:22
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the solution was (Alexey Ivanov):

"Re-apply Windows Classic theme from Personalization settings. The sizes of icons and scroll bars can be modified (by applications), re-applying the theme should reset those settings to the default values stored in the theme file."

this worked! switching to a completely different theme and then customizing that again to my needs.

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