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I read a previous post that told me to use this fucntion

SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, 
 FontProperties -> {"ScreenResolution" -> 96}
]

to change my default magnification but now I have an error that doesn't allow me to use Mathematica at all. The error is

"The specified setting for the option FontProperties, ScreenResolution cannot be used."

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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  • $\begingroup$ What is your version of Mathematica? Try to go to Evaluation -> Quite Kernel -> Local $\endgroup$ – Jose Enrique Calderon Nov 6 '16 at 18:41
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    $\begingroup$ I cant even open a notebook. It crashes at the start page of mathematica. $\endgroup$ – MelRich Nov 6 '16 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ Try no to open the kernel version. In windows this is in the DOS command. Can you start the command line version (math.exe)? $\endgroup$ – Jose Enrique Calderon Nov 6 '16 at 18:58
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  • $\begingroup$ Does the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+O work? $\endgroup$ – William Nov 6 '16 at 22:54
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I think this should work:

Go to Format -> Options Inspector, and change the default Notebook Magnification after selecting Global Preferences in the top left dropdown.

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  • $\begingroup$ i have a windows computer. Do you know how to do that on windows? $\endgroup$ – MelRich Nov 7 '16 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ @MelRich As far as I'm aware there's no difference. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Nov 7 '16 at 9:47

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