I have not found anyone else online who had this problem, which is troubling.
Here is all I know: I closed my macbook (running Leopard, a few years old). I opened my macbook. The display had changed completely.
What I mean by that is that the resolution severely decreased, and all of the icons on my screen grew significantly in size, even though they all fit on the screen. I am certainly not in "zoom mode" (ctrl+scroll). I checked "About This Mac" and under resolution, I found that it says, "800x600." What? My resolution is much above that. I have no idea what prompted this. I restarted the computer, but it did not help. This is very worrying.
Does anybody know what happened, or how to fix it? Thanks