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Windows 7 text setting gone suddenly tiny

After restarting Windows 7 (SP 1) today, my chosen Small text setting (100% at 100 dpi on a 1920 x 1200 resolution) had been replaced by Medium (125%). Text everywhere looked huge. I switched back to Small, but now a lot of my system text (like title bar text and context menu text ) is extremely small, much smaller than before, and some other text, like the listing of subject headings in my Thunderbird email client and the tab text in Firefox, is also incredibly small. How to get back to my original Small appearance? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Oct 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Overcoming panic attacks involving urinary urgency?

How to control panic attacks/panic disorder when the primary symptom is sudden urinary urgency? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on May 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Loss of sense of taste

I just heard from a friend in another state that she suddenly lost her sense of taste, or at least it altered noticeably. She said she has no other symptoms, does not have a cold or congestion, but sweet tastes less sweet and she has to put lots of salt on anything else to give it taste, which she does not normally do. She is in her early 50s, mostly healthy, and is now visiting relatives for a few days. then will be taking a long drive back home. Any ideas what this could be, and could it be serious?
posted by mermayd on Dec 26, 2011 - 20 answers

PC death

Two PCs have died in our house over that past month. Both were old(ish) and neither was much-loved, so no tragedies (we back them up). I've already replaced one (a 7 year old Dell Dimension 8400) and will eventually replace the other -- a Mac mini. Here's my question: any idea why both would suffer similar deaths? In both cases, they seem to boot up, show the first stage of loading their respective OS, then cycle straight into a non-responsive screen with only a tiny square of light (ala the Matrix). Both machines have surge protectors and the PC had a profusion of anti-whatnot software. Any ideas?
posted by JConUK on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Oh my aching right foot that, along with its counterpart, is about to run a marathon...

i can't see a specialist for three weeks but i've got a marathon coming up and i need to know before that. [more inside]
posted by holdenjordahl on Dec 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me fix this pain in the neck

Are these sudden, sharp twinges of pain in my neck normal? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Aug 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Sudden headache onset

I am an old guy who has lived a healthy life: Don't smoke, exercise daily, eat right, happily and serenely married. Take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, pretty deaf, even with hearing aids. No changes in years. Haven't really had a headache in about 25 years. A couple of months ago, I started waking up with a mild frontal lobe headache which would generally last all day, every day. Varying intensity. My lifestyle hasn't changed in years and I'm looking for a way to solve this problem.
posted by psc1860 on Jun 14, 2009 - 17 answers

What do you do when your loved one's personality alters following a diagnosis?

Have you ever had a long term partner who received a diagnosis and then completely changed? Have they become so obsessed with their condition that they seem to forget you exist at all? Is there light at the end of the tunnel? - (This is pretty long, thanks very much to anybody who takes the time to read this.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 28 answers

Phantom blond hair growth

I shave about three times a week and have black hair, but occasionally I'll wake up to see a blond hair that's half an inch long or longer has sprouted out of my face overnight. The same thing has happened on my arms and legs, with much-longer-than-ordinary blond hairs appearing amidst my regular body hair. What's going on?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 29, 2004 - 24 answers

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