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Using a high resolution without making everything small

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Is there any way to set the Display Resolution really high without having everything on the screen appear really small?  Because I want to use Clear Type fonts, but they only look clear when I have my 17" LCD monitor set at it's native resolution, which is 1280x1024.  And with it set that high, everything on the screen is so small.  I'm comfortable with it set at 1024x768.  Is there any way I could set the resolution at 1280x1024, but still have everyting appear as if it was still set at 1024x768?
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Is it improved sufficiently if you go to Display properties in Control Panel and either:  a) click on the Appearance tab and change the Font size from Normal to Large or Extra Large, or b) click on the Settings tab and then the Advanced button, then increase the DPI (Dots Per Inch) setting?  (Or perhaps both operations at once?)
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That's really weird, changing the DPI setting makes most things larger, but certain things, like icons and things like toolbars in my programs are still small.
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Well, I'm glad it helped, Crash.   I thought after you'd said the DPI settings didn't work, that I would have to refund the points to you...
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I wonder if this is some weird thing that doesn't work quite right in windows.  Because after that didn't resize everything, when I tried to change everything back the way I had it originally, the same things the DPI didn't resize, didn't want to go back to their original size with the lower resolution.  Maybe I'll try this again, and see if I can somehow get it to resize everything this time.
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