Text size problems with internet viewers

This is a discussion on Text size problems with internet viewers within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Lately I've been having a really annoying problem. About every 2-3 days randomly both of my internet viewers (IE and ...

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    Text size problems with internet viewers

    Lately I've been having a really annoying problem. About every 2-3 days randomly both of my internet viewers (IE and AOL) suddenly switch to the largest fonts on their own. AOL is a real pain because I have to reset the computer for the changes to take affect after I fix it. Anyone know what could cause this? I've run all sorts of spyware and virus checking but nothing pops up. I'm using Windows XP Home.

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    Font gnomes?

    That sounds odd. Try another browser and see if you have the same issue.

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    did you recently install SP2?

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    >>Try another browser and see if you have the same issue.<<

    It happens with AOL and Internet Explorer at the same time. I'd hate to download another browser since my family lives off AOL.

    >>did you recently install SP2?<<

    No.

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    if your spyware isn't getting anything, you might try reinstalling your browsers. AOL and IE are pretty popular god knows there are alot of malware out there.

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    Arrghh, hoping it wouldn't come to that but I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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    FYI reinstalling IE won't remove malware that registers itself as an activex or BHO.
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    if you install sp2 doesnt it come with security features for ie that can control activex controls?
    well if your gonna use IE i dont see why you shuldnt just use firefox, which I doubt you would get these problems with...
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    Are you sure your ctrl button isnt stuck? I know ctrl+mouse scroll will change the text size (in fact, I had this problem and realized my ctrl button kept getting stuck...)
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    ....but if they happened at the same time then both browsers would have to be up at the same time? (or am I misinterpreting this wrong in which case I am, I am really sorry (dont want to start another flame war over something stupid i said!)).
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    Hmm I didn't think of that...But maybe he just means that both of them change sizes (not at the same time)
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    Actually I never use IE, my family uses AOL all of the time. What happens is suddenly out of the blue AOL will go to largest font. For some stupid reason AOL 9.0 doesn't have anywhere that I can find that allows you to change font size, so I open up Internet Explorer to change it there. When I do this, I notice that IE also has largest font size. When I fix it from the IE menu the fonts are fine in IE but I need to reboot for the effect to take place in AOL. So this happens without IE even open yet still affects IE. I reinstalled AOL and it still does it.

    Unfortunately its not the control button. Pushing it and rolling the mouse wheel doesn't do anything in AOL.

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    PJ try opera browser.. honestly. There's a free version with a pub banner.

    ** It as shortcuts to increase/decrease page size, which includes text, images, applets, flash object, you name it...

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    To be honest, I don't think its an AOL problem so changing my browser won't help.

    I'll try installing SP2 and see if it helps.

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    probably some spyware? cuz my computer had some malicious programs on it before where spybot doesnt detect it but it moves my house randomly and deletes stuff that i type

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