An iMac Screen Problem ?..

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Wed Jun 13 11:23:50 CDT 2012


Yippee - Great that the problem is solved.

Thanks for sharing the IDE recovery 'keyboard glissando' technique. Until now I had always reserved those for those Booker T Hammond organ licks! ;-) 
Best,
Keith..

On 13 Jun 2012, at 16:45, Francis Nugent Dixon wrote:

> Hi from Beautiful Brittany,
> 
> Oufff ! (Sigh of relief !!)
> 
> Thanks to Bjornke, Mike and Keith for pointers.
> Keith won the jackpot - the ZOOM was my problem.
> 
> I realized that i had a software problem and not
> a hardware problem immediately. When I booted the
> computer, the password request display was sitting
> square in the middle of the screen, and when boot
> had terminated, the screen had gone ZOOM.
> 
> I fiddled with the Zoom function as suggested by
> Keith, and all went back to normal.
> 
> Sometimes when I have written a repeat mechanism
> in a new script, and I go into a horrible never-ending
> loop, I sometimes slide both hands across the keyboard,
> hitting all the keys at the same time, to see if I can
> get back control of the IDE (don't laugh - it sometimes works).
> This is how I must have zoomed in, but didn't even know
> that this function existed. Now I do !!!
> 
> Progress is just a series of monumental f***-ups !
> 
> All is now well in Carnac (and the sun is shining too !)
> 
> -Francis
> 
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