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MS Word & the default settings

Q: MS Word & the default settings

Is it possible to set the defaults of the normal.dot document to automatically include a documents filename and path, page number, date, author, person who last saved the document & the details of the last time it was printed?


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A: MS Word & the default settings

I think I may have just answered my own question. I just had to find the 'normal.dot' template and make the required additions to that and save. Is this the only way to do this, does anyone know?

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When I open Word, the settings are for Calibri (Body) 11 point font, and Multiple Line Spacing at 1.15. I change the settings to the ones I want - Times New Roman at 12 point font and single line spacing. I push the "default" button, which tells me that the change will affect all new documents using the NORMAL template, which is what I want to happen, so I click yes. Notwithstanding that, the next time I open Word to create a new document, it is back to the Calibri/Multiple Line Spacing setting. Can anyone advise how I can make my preferred setting the permanent default setting? Thanks.

A:Need Help With Word Default Settings

What version of Word are you running?

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Hope I'm posting this in the correct forum!

I royally screwed up the settings in my mom's Word Perfect program and can't figure out how to get them back to default. Each time I bring up a new document the toolbars are gone and she doesn't know enough about WP to operate w/o them.

Originally I was only trying to change the default font from 12 to 16. If anyone can help me get the toolbars to come back and change the default font, that would be great!


A:Word Perfect 10 default settings

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Is there any way to PERMANENTLY set the Default Language Settings in Word 2003?

I have always had the Default Language in Word 2003 set to English (U.S.)
However, Word will automatically change languages if it perceives foreign-language words, names, or phrases within the text? Hispanic names in the document cause it to switch to Spanish as the language-default, certain cooking terms in recipes cause it to switch to French, etc. Then suddenly, all my English-language text is highlighted by Auto-Correct as being misspelled!!

I?ve reset the Default Language repeatedly, which triggers the pop-up statement ?This change will affect all new documents based on NORMAL template.?

I?ve gone into TOOLS > LANGUAGE > SET LANGUAGE & made sure the ?Detect language automatically? is checked. It was my understanding that this would cause Word to detect the primary/default language of text in a document even if it contained some words from another language;

And I?ve followed the Microsoft Support Troubleshooting instructions: Changes to default language settings are not retained in Word http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292106

But none of that helps. I still end up repeating the SET LANGUAGE process again & again. Aaargh!!

Is there a work-around that would resolve the language-switching mess once & for all?

A:Default Language Settings: Word 2003


Not sure what or if this is your issue but Word documents come with the default language set.

Therefore if you open a document & the language is not your default it sets the language to one of the document but it will set any new documents to the one on your computer.

So when you edit the "Alternate" document & it is in the wrong language for you & you have to change it.

Do you understand?

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Recently had my PC at work upgraded to Word 2003 (we're a bit behind the times here ) and now I have two annoying things that occur when opening a document that didn't happen before.

(1) If I open any saved document, irrespective if it has been created by me or sent to me via email, the page view defaults to "Reading Layout" and I keep having to change it to "Print Layout". I can't see how to change this default to my preferred option.

(2) When I create a new document, the cursor is way up at the extreme top of the page, despite the fact the page margins are at their default setting (i.e. Top/bottom = 72pt and Left/right = 90pt). See the attached screenshot.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Annoying default settings in Word 2003

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Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.

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Word all messed up at the moment. Tool bars misssing and loads of other small annoying things.

How do I start from scratch with Word again ?

A:Getting "Default" or "factory" settings of Word back

Delete all occurances of normal.dot Make sure Word is closed.

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I got the new version of word today on my brand new computer and I need a word processor for my job, and its not letting me pick it as my default one. When I go to the control panel and try to do it from there, it still doesn't pick it up. Why is this happening and how can I go through and change it?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 not my default word processor?

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My daughter got a hold of my mini HP and I can't figure out password what do I do

A:Bios settings for Mini - what are the default settings

Hi, Are you referring to a Windows log on password or a power on password? If it's a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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Have been using WORD 2007.
No problems.

But, I just downloaded and installed Open Office. But I only want to use it for its Spreadsheet. However, it looks like its word processing component has taken over.

Now, my WORD documents are being opened by Open Office which I do not want.

How can I make WORD the Default word processing program (again) ?


A:Making MS WORD The Default Word Processing Prog. ?

OpenOffice and LIbreOffice acquire all *.docx files. When we trying to open them, it opens through OO or LO. Perhaps this article will help you to disable it and make MS Word as the default one: How to Change the Default Program for Microsoft Word Files?

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I have both MS Word (Word 97) and MS Works 8.0 installed. For word processing, I prefer
Word and use Works primarliy for the spreadsheet. However, Works has become
the default word processor and I don't know how. Works opens my Word
documents, and tries to change the format when I save. How can I make Word
the default?

I have tried right-clicking a Word document, and choosing Word and "always
open with this;" now whenver I open a document, I get a message that the
document is already in use by me and would I like to make a copy?

A:Making Word my default word processor

Control Panel > Folder Options > File types (tab) .. and set the system default program for the file type (extension) desired.

Something Like so .. maybe.

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(windows 7) I accidentally messed up the security settings in the "Default Folder" (a shortcut?) of the Users folder.
I removed administrators permissions , that caused my pc to be unable to restore to previous restore point correctly. However, I was able to re-add the admin permission and everything now is fine.
Yet I need help here.
1 could anyone post screenshots of the default "default folder" security settings? I need to set it back to the default one even though now it works fine.
2 why the hell does that folder NOT HIDDEN? Are yours not hidden as well? Of course the option to hide all system file is checked on my pc. The only reason I messed with that folder is because I thought it was just a normal folder and not a system folder. Anyway to get it back to be invisible?
Thanks for helps in advanced. And I don't want to go to Microsoft supports because they always give robotic replies with no helps at all.

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My boyfriends computer wouldn't start up so we had a tech (friend) look at it. He did somethings to the computer including replacing the video card.

Now all of the programs are in the start up menu and starting when the computer starts up, but thats not the problem. I had gone into the start up menu and unchecked all those I don't want to start up and also went into some of the programs themselves and set them up so they did NOT start up when computer was turned on.

Everytime the computer is turned on all those programs still start up and the tool bar at the bottom is loaded with program icons.

Why do the programs keep going back to the default settings and how can i fix this.

Thank you in advance for your help


A:default settings

Did you go into the startup folder: start/all programs/startup and remove programs or did you go into msconfig: start/run/type msconfig and hit enter, go to the startup tab and uncheck programs you did not want to start?

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I have this problem, whenever I insert my pen drive, or anything else, Adobe lightroom always wants to open up?
All I want is for windows explorer to open up, not lightroom
I have set the defaults in the default programs for windows explorer, but lightroom still wants to open?
Why is this always happening??, after I save everything for explorer to open??
Can anyone advise me please?

A:Default Settings

Originally Posted by riptorn

I have this problem, whenever I insert my pen drive, or anything else, Adobe lightroom always wants to open up?
All I want is for windows explorer to open up, not lightroom
I have set the defaults in the default programs for windows explorer, but lightroom still wants to open?
Why is this always happening??, after I save everything for explorer to open??
Can anyone advise me please?

open regedit,'
navigate to hklm\softwares\microsoft\windows\currentverson\explorer\autoplayhandlers\eventhandlers

there u can edit the options for the arrival of your usb stick

Let me know if u find any dificulties

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Can I change the default settings for Font and Font Size, and the Page Margins in WordPad and Microsoft Works 2000? If so, please tell me how. I am getting tired of having to manually change the settings every time I start a new document. Thank you, Robert

A:default settings

I don't believe this can be done in WordPad.

However, in Works:
Change Works Default Font
Selecting the default font in Microsoft Works is a simple matter. Open the MS Works word processor and in the menu bar to Format | Font | Style. Click on Font and Style and a dialog box pops up. In the dialog box, choose your font by highlighting it, then highlight the font size that you prefer. Select a color if you choose or leave the color on auto. Move to the right side of the dialog box and click on the Set Default button. This font choice will appear every time that you open Works. If you are changing the font for a single document only then click on the OK button. Click to expand...

Q. Every time I create a new document, I want it to follow a specific style, such as using default margin settings. How do I do this?

A. To specify custom settings that apply to each new document, you should create a blank document with those setting, and then save it as a template. To do this, use the instructions below:

Create a new document and apply any settings you want in your new documents. For example, if you want all new documents to have a .5-inch margin, apply that change in the Page Setup area.

On the File menu, click Save As.
Click Template.
Type a name for your template. To use this template for all new documents of that type, select Use This Template For All New Documents.
Click OK. Click to expand...

Using this second bit of advice, you can change both the font ... Read more

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Hi Everybody!! I recently messed up real bad. I was playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for PC. And I went into the documents folder to try to delete the last saved game. When I did I made a mistake and changed the folder with a GCF file in it to open the GCF files with adobe reader. Now I can't figure out what program it originally was suppose to open with. So my question is: How do I change the GCF file folder back to it's default settings so it will open with the program that it's suppose to open with?

A:Default Settings

Hello Wan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If this helps, this is what I found for this:

Valve Corporation uses .GCF games cache files both with its Steam computer game online content delivery platform (used for downloading computer games and content from the Internet), and with its Source 3D game engine (used to render realistic 3D graphics in their games). Valve Corporation also developed the game Half-life (along with its sequels) and the .GCF files is sometimes specifically associated with this game, although it is entirely possible that .GCF might be generated by any of Valve Corporation's games..

If you have Half-Life or another Valve brand game, then reinstalling the game to repair it without uninstalling it should fix the file association also.

Hope this helps,

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Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone can tell me the default settings in this area:

Tools > Internet options > Accessibility > formatting

...there are 3 boxes, and I cant remember whether they default to all unchecked, all checked, or some of both.

If any one can help that would be much appreciated.
Im on IE 6 XP Pro and SP1 (just an aside...last day for M$ support is 10-10-06)


A:Default settings in IE

They should all be blank(unchecked). Well, they are in my IE.

Regards Howard

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[b]hi everyone i am new to this so hope you can help.when i try to alter the default program settings in xp home it will not work. it keeps resetting to the old ones. i have tried to set to microsoft settings but it is still the same.any advice?(Moderator edit: moved thread to more appropriate forum and expanded Topic Description. jgweed)

A:Default Settings

Can you be more specific about which program settings you are trying to change and what procedure you are using to try and change them?

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I have windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and I was messing around with the settings in the Display Panel. Is there a Default Setting to get it back the way is was?

A:Default settings

Hi please post the make and model of your computer

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every time i install a new program it sets itself to open with Microsoft word and i have trying to figure out the solution to change that but i cant 
what can i do?

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I was told that there is a setting that allows you to restore " default settings" if i am a user and i downlload a program from the net . When the machine is rebooted it is gone? win2k.. We have about 400 users and they can download anything all the cute screen savers and cursors then complain about a slow machine. I realize that i am fighting this battle from the wrong end the the other end is not at my control

A:default settings

There are ways to restore defaults to individual applications or OS components, but I am not aware of any "global default restore" capability. The closest I know of is with XP where you can roll-back the system to a previous checkpoint if the right options are enabled. But, there is even a problem here... if you don't know what you're doing you can "un-do" legitimate changes to the system. You may have better luck by figuring out how to use "permissions" to restrict what the users can and cannot update.

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Looking for default settings as they were during installation. Whether there may be somewhere on my drive or can de downloaded from the web in the part that is independent of hardware?

A:Looking for default settings

Hello R063rt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Anything particular that you were wanting the default registry settings on.

If not, then the only way is to do a clean install, or possibly a repair install, to have everything default.

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Some how I managed to change my default that my Windows Media Center keeps opening up instead of what it should be.

Examples: start window - internet Explorer - I get my windows media instead.

When I go into start - Default program - Set program access and computer defaults. When I try to access it my windows media player pops up.


A:W7 Default Settings

Quote: Originally Posted by 6142john


Some how I managed to change my default that my Windows Media Center keeps opening up instead of what it should be.

Examples: start window - internet Explorer - I get my windows media instead.

When I go into start - Default program - Set program access and computer defaults. When I try to access it my windows media player pops up.


You need to change the default open with. Instructions are here Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps


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Administrator is dead and I need to add devices to my computer. We don't know the password.

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I have a new Vista laptop which I have networked with my old XP laptop for the transitional period. My Vista machine has M/S works installed. It also has a trial version of M/S Office which I am not familiar with, and which I do not think I am going to use, unless there is reason for me to change my mind. My XP machine has only M/S Works with which I have been very happy. The problem is that when, using my Vista, I access an M/S Word document which is in my XP machine, it opens in MS Office Word. How can I change the default to make the document open in M/S Works Word ? Allan.

A:Default settings

Uninstall the trial version of MS Office, problem solved.

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hi all

I just installed Vista and i'm trying to restore de default .ico settings. In Win XP I can see the file.ico default icon but in Vista i can't see the icon. I've search on the net, but nothing

this is how it looks

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Content Type"="image/x-icon"
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A:default .ico settings

Have you installed any third-party image viewers (such as AcdSee) that has changed the default display for icons? This is the only action that could possibly cause the symptoms you describe...

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Hello, I encoutered some problems when I play around with wmp.

I want to build a small applications with in wmp by using visual studio.
In my applications, I want to change some setting in wmp.(eg. in the sync option, there is one called "create folder hierarchy on device")

Is there any way I can set up this in anywhere?


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hi all can i get info on how 2 change all my setting back to default as i have swapped pcs and the kids 1 has old monitor and i have big lcd and now after me using theres on mine i have changed the setting but now there all 2 big for the old monitor pages 2 big everything 2 big so i thought if i changed windows back 2 default it would fix problem

A:default settings???/ xp pro

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Administrator is dead and I need to add devices to my computer. We don't know the password.

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I have noticed that my default setting in the Add/Remove Program are not staying as what I set them to be, thus I am having problems with the Windows Media Player not playing the downloads from Limewire or Ares. I have tried to rollback the system, nothing changes.
Am using Windows Live Onecare on my system as it is better than what Road Runner was offering for free (it didn't block viruses and had a mess cleaning them all out).
Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

A Computer Nerd here!!!!!

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Hello all, I'm new here.

I have a question:

We have windows XP home edition and our monitor is pretty old. It does have an updated graphics driver, however, which I just downloaded (it's an intel graphics media accelerator driver).

Everything works just fine, it's just that the screen is very dark. So I went in and changed the gamma/contrast/brightness settings on the graphics driver and got it to how I want it. That works fine as well, it's just that everytime you log off/on, turn the computer on in the morning, or run a full screen program it reverts back to the default settings.

I saved my settings as a scheme, but I don't know what to do from there. The weird part is that when I go into the graphics driver when it has reverted to the default settings, the settings it appears to be set on are the ones I want, but it's actually set on the default settings (even though mine are shown). If I simply click on one of the bars that adjusts the gamma/brigtness/contrast, even if I don't change it, the screen goes back to the settings that I want (the ones that are shown).

So, is there a way to have the screen always be the same gamma/brightness/contrast for every user and even when running a full screen program, without ever having to touch the driver again?

Thank you for your time

A:Default XP Color Settings

Before messing with video settings in the driver, you should adjust brightness and contrast with the buttons on the monitor casing (assuming it has any).

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A little while ago my laptop began to have problems. The computer would turn on but when I entered in my password or did the fingerprint swipe log in, the screen would turn black and start dumping physical memory. The problems began when my battery went completely dead so I bought a new battery with no improvement. I was able to enter my desktop through Safe Mode before and after the battery replacement. I ran system diagnostics and the only problem that showed up was that my disc drive failed to read CDs and DVDs - an issue that I was aware of earlier and that I thought might be related to the power issues with the battery. Anyways, after all that, my boyfriend thought it would be best to "restore to factory settings" when I was sleeping. (he doesn't know anything about computers but for some reason thought this would help) I know I should have asked for help BEFORE all this craziness but unfortunately I didn't! Now, when we turn the computer back on the Dell loading screen appears and the loading bar fills up and the screen goes black. That's it. If I turn it off and back on it'll do the same thing all over again. When the Dell loading screen comes up, I am able to push F2 or F12 but that is it. It won't do anything when I push F8. Please, PLEASE help! How do I reboot my system or reinstall everything with an unworking disc drive?

My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530
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A:Default to Factory Settings

When my boyfriend chose "return to factory settings" the computerbegan to format the drive for about 1/2 hour. He thought this was taking a bit long so he stopped it. Now I cannot access the Vista Boot Menu anymore by pressing F8.

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Malwarebytes does not recommend checking rootkits with its default settings when scanning so I  did not.  Why would this be recommended or should I check it anyways?  I think not.  Could it be that it would require much more time to check this pesky malware and the extra time needed would not be worth it?
It should be noted that I also have Microsoft Security Essentials and Webroot Secureanywhere endpoint protectoin (webroot being a closed system managed by Click for Support) whcih may presumably be monitiring rootkits already.  I am not sure? Thanks for any help!  

A:Malwarebytes default settings

Antirootkit technology in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is integrated into the scanner (under Detection Settings) in MBAM v2.0 but it is not enabled by default. If the "Scan for rootkits" setting is enabled, it will increase the length of the average scan time from previous versions which defeats the purpose of routinely using the recommended THREAT Scan to quickly check the most prevalent places for active malware....see Why is scan for rootkit off by default?Scanning for rootkits is only necessary for heavily infected systems or when malware symptoms are present but the THREAT Scan does not detect anthing.

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I recently tried out a new .gif viewer for all of my joke email .gif's. It was kind of like a slideshow viewer. I didn't like it so I deleted it.

The problem now is that every time I go to view one of my .gif's in "My Document's" it tells me it cannot locate the program I deleted to open the .gif's. I think it may have taken over as default for my .mpg and other video files too.

I beleive that the way I used to view my .gif's was in a separate Internet Explorer window.

Is there any way I can change my settings back to the original default?

Please help .

A:(Solved) Default .gif settings

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Hi whilst working on a recent device set-up issue on Windows 8 - I have noticed some discrepancies on some of OS's in the registry and wondered if some of you could be kind enough to take a peek at your registry on Windows 8 and confirm a default Binary for me please:
Thanks so much

Next to last item in tree: Prevent Device Metadata from Network - Binary Value does it read 0 or 1? If have conflicting issues here and someone with an unamended registry can perhaps tell me the default value please? This will assist me greatly - As I see different values on my Laptops I am now unsure of the default

A:Default Settings for registry key - can anyone take a look

Attachment 62366

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I read in a magazine that I bought yesterday about setting your computer to none default settings. This was mentioned as a way to stop people from being able to boot into safe mood via the F8 function as an admin and gain access to the computer and all files. The article did not mention how to set up a custom setting so this can not happen. I would really like to turn of vista's default setting so this can not happen to my computers. Anybody know how to do this?? I am not sure exactly where to look for this.

I use Vista Ultimate 64 bit


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Ok so I have a Toshiba Satellite model A135-S7404 I no longer have the discs for this computer because I thought I would never have to use it (stupid me)
I really want to set it back to factory default settings but I have absolutely no idea how to do that every one tells me I have to have a disc to do it but like I said before I no longer have the discs so what do I do???

A:factory default settings???

Some pc's provide a restore partition (.IE,normal operating partition is c and the restore partition may be D)
Your user's manual will detail if you have a restore partition and if so,how to use it to get back to "out of box " condition.
If not,you might be able to go tho the Toshiba site and secure the restore discs for a fee.

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bassically i just made a fresh installation of windows and installed SP2, Zone Alarm, Ad-aware,AVG, spy bot with tea timer and Drivers.

i then noticed that all the settings such as default home pages,wall papers ,Task bar properties and just about any setting with any program dose not save and sticks to the default setting. can any one help me work this problem out ?.

A:all default settings stuck

One of your firewall / adware / spyware programs is blockng changes. There should be a setting somewhere to allow it.

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Hello, I'm new on SevenForums and I need to help.

I was testing my Small Basic app, but when I launched it, the TextWindow font size was only 4?6 pixels.
So I launched the Command Prompt via Run, and the size was also 4?6.

In Properties, there were only 4 tabs and 9 sizes of Terminal font. The default one, 8?12, wasn't in the options.
I can show you screenshot of Properties window. (I'm using WindowsBlinds 8 with Mac skin, where active tab texture is same with inactive tab.)

How can I restore font size to 8?12?

It would be a big help for me if you post value of this:

Sorry for my English, I'm not a native speaker.

A:Can't change cmd.exe settings to default

You could try sfc /scannow and that would undo all changes/modifications, and then you could just reapply the settings in windows blinds and see if that helps.....maybe something went funky when applying the theme.

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Don't ask me how I did it, but I must have changed a setting when in MS WORD or WIN XP.

EVERYTIME I print a doc on MS WORD, a doc summery sheet is printed too.

How do I turn this off? It is driving me crazy and wasting paper and ink!

Please respond in DUMMIES 101 style.


A:DEFAULT print settings

Try printing something via File -- Print. With the "Print" dialog displayed, click on "Options". You may find that "Document Properties" (under "Include with document") is checked -- if so, uncheck it & continue the printing. This should reset it for subsequent prints.


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Good Morning,

I am looking for an instructional as to help me change the color settings in Windows 7 to the default color settings in Windows XP so I can run a tool in Microsoft Excel.

A:Default Color Settings

sure if it wil do the trick for you, but have you tried the desktop right click - personalise, and select the Windows Basic theme?

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I have


My DEFAULT settings
in OE 6 will not remain in DEFAULT SETTINGS in


Because of this problem--it keeps cutting me off from OE6 with ERROR messages and I must review and correct my settings. I click DEFAULT and APPLY after I correct my settings--but constantly it goes back to the improper settings. It also disables my MSGTAG program.

How can I get them to stay fixed?


A:DEFAULT settings in OE6 won't lock in

In Outlook Express,
Tools>Options>General tab,
under Default Messaging Programs
does it read:
This application is the default mail handler?

If not, click on the Make Default button.

If it does, do you have any other messaging program installed?

If not, download HijackThis version 1.99 and post a log here please.

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I had a prompt to say my computer security settings were putting me at risk so reset them to default. Now I can't access anything! Working on an old Windows 7 toshiba laptop. Help??

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I prefer to view details versus icons when I open a folder. I change the views to details but eventually, icons always return. Is there a way to change the default folder views to detail and have it stay that way?

A:Default view settings

You may try this:

Open "My Computer", menu Tool/Folder Option, Under tab View, check "Remember each folder view setting"

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Does anyone know how to go about restoring WMP 64-bit to default settings. One used to be able to roll back to WMP 10, then reinstall 11. But that is apparently not an option anymore. Also not an option, so please spare me the posts, is a system restore; the problem occurred too long ago.

Here's what is going on. I used to be able to click on any VOB file in a DVD folder, and WMP would play the DVD. Somehow I broke that ability, messing around with codecs or settings or who knows what. So I want to go back to square one as far as WMP goes without having to take all of Vista with me.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Restore WMP to Default Settings

You could do a system repair with a Vista DVD

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New Windows 10 Home Computer, set up using PCMover from Windows 7 Home Premium Computer. A few problems, of course, so far mainly applications that did not transfer properly, and those easily solved.

One problem however I don't understand, and, therefore, cannot fix. I've gone into the settings for default applications, some of which are constantly ignored. I know that they are ignored, as WinPatrol keeps notifying me of attempted changes. One such pop-up is on the screen right now, stating that a change for files with the extension .avi have been changed from the setting to use VLC media player to use Windows Media Player. I clicked on No, to reject the change, whereupon a new one, this time for .cab files popped up. I will reject it, and a series of such changes will appear and be rejected.

This keeps happening, always for the same extensions, and I don't know how to stop it. Chants, exorcism instructions, banishment methods, all such would be appreciated.

A:Ignoring Default App Settings

Hi, some things you might (not) wish to know about default programs in Win 10:
a. A very few old version programs, if installed, cause defaults to revert to MS default on restart. E.g. Winzip.
b. Hyperlink association needs to be explicitly set in Control Panel, Default Programs, if changing browser or if unassociated.
c. Some people experience associations changing on Windows updates. Cause unknown.
d. Major upgrades (= Windows reinstall-like procedure) e.g. build 10580 in November cause associations to be reset. (MS might get this right next time).
e. Even when you have assigned associations, you might get a confirmation prompt using 'Open with'.
f. From Win 8 you can't set associations from within programs. Most such attempts do not give warnings.

I've not seen your specific problem reported. I'd suggest checking the programs you've transferred and have installed for old versions, and eliminate that possibility.

Also try a clean boot and see if the same symptoms arise.

(As an aside, I used Laplink's PCMover Image Assistant - uses a mounted disk image of the old PC -faster than the original PCMover)

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