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Windows XP font and icon size in 1280 x 800 resolution

Q: Windows XP font and icon size in 1280 x 800 resolution

The screen resolution of Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop is set to 1280 X 800 but it still shows large icons and fonts than usually seen at this resolution. I could not figure out why? Is there anything that I should do to fix this?

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A: Windows XP font and icon size in 1280 x 800 resolution

Welcome to the TSG forum.
You shouldn't have to do this but ...
Control panel > Display > Appearance > Advanced ….
You can set the icon sizes here .. and other settings.

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Hi, I've the IdeaCentre AIO 700 24-ish and as I have seen and read all over the net, there are issues with tiny fonts, etc on some programs, apps, etc. I have seen many issues relating to that and have the problem myself. I have Gimp, Inkspace and a couple other open design programs ( no need to bash them ) on it now to test out - and the fonts and icons are so tiny I cannot see what I am doing. Same with Avira and a couple other programs and apps. Can read it if I use a magnifying glass.  I have done all the right adjustments, etc and it never changes. I know the desktop is not designed for a designer/artist, per say, but I am and have this one.
I've both read and been told it's an issue with the software and app creators/developers not being on the same page and unless and until they are, the tiny fonts and icons on some things just have to remain. The icons on Gimp for my tools of about 20, could all fit on a square the size of a sugar cube. My question is, is that, in fact, an issue with no resolve ...or not? I am about to begin a home design business and would like to perhaps get Adobe Illustrator, but to spend the money and have tiny fonts and icons would be a crapfest for me. I bought the desktop a year ago having been told it was superior for design programs from Best Buy and investigations showed nothing otherwise and just actually relocated and am using it finally....and I find myself in Micro Icon Park in the middle of Tinyfontville.
What can I ... Read more

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Hi, I've the IdeaCentre AIO 700 24-ish and as I have seen and read all over the net, there are issues with tiny fonts, etc on some programs, apps, etc. I have seen many issues relating to that and have the problem myself. I have Gimp, Inkspace and a couple other open design programs ( no need to bash them ) on it now to test out - and the fonts and icons are so tiny I cannot see what I am doing. Same with Avira and a couple other programs and apps. Can read it if I use a magnifying glass.  I have done all the right adjustments, etc and it never changes. I know the desktop is not designed for a designer/artist, per say, but I am and have this one.I've both read and been told it's an issue with the software and app creators/developers not being on the same page and unless and until they are, the tiny fonts and icons on some things just have to remain. The icons on Gimp for my tools of about 20, could all fit on a square the size of a sugar cube. My question is, is that, in fact, an issue with no resolve ...or not? I am about to begin a home design business and would like to perhaps get Adobe Illustrator, but to spend the money and have tiny fonts and icons would be a crapfest for me. I bought the desktop a year ago having been told it was superior for design programs from Best Buy and investigations showed nothing otherwise and just actually relocated and am using it finally....and I find myself in Micro Icon Park in the middle of Tinyfontville.What can I do... Read more

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Have successfully installed Anniversary Version on a Lenovo Laptop E525. Now need to change & enlarge the Icon Font, in order to use the screen. Best I can do is a solid white font of indeterminate size accompanied by a fuzzy shadow. Right now it is not useable, unless I use a Hand magnifying glass - which is absurd. There must be a way. Is there?

A:Windows 10 Anniversary version - How to change icon font and set size?

Hello mopepom,

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how to change the size of the text for icons.

Icons Text Size - Change in Windows 10

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I have finally decided to put my screen settings to 1024-768 or what ever that one is lol .. but my only problem now is the font size.. for example up top of this page where it says file,edit, view etc..is really small and same as the name thats down on my bar at the bottom of my screen where my open windows are they are really small and I want to make them bigger how do I do that? also .. my quick launch icons are super small can I make them bigger? I made the ones on my desktop bigger but can't figure out how to make the quick launch ones bigger.. can anyone help me please.. Ty.

SweetC
 

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Can anyone tell me what the defaults are for my Westinghouse Monitor - resolution for 19" screen, font size, etc. I either have extra large fonts or too small fonts, screen way too big for window - just can't seem to get it right. I customized font size at 145%, restarted, and the font is so small I can hardly read it. HELP will be appreciated.

A:Default resolution and font size

Hello Brit,

Usually a 19" monitor will have a 1280x1024 native screen resolution. It's usually the hightest one available.

The default DPI setting is 96 DPI or 100%.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I HAVE TO PROBLEMS. THE FIRST PROBLEMS. I AN NOT COMPUTER SAAVY. SO TELL ME LIKE A 7 YR OLD CHILD.
MY COMPUTER IS XP WINDOWS
PROBLEMS ONE.
1. MY COMPUTER HAS MAGNIFIED ENORMOUS. I CAN NOT READ A PAGE WITHOUT USING CONTROL BUTTON MINUS OR PLUS. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEFAULT BACK TO NORMALCY.

2. MY COMPUTER KEEPS POPPING THIS, 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem. I CANNOT REMOVE. VERY IGNORING. HELP ME PLEASE
 

A:Font size or resolution & subsystem error

Right click a blank area of the desktop and choose Properties.
Set the display and font size from there.
 

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Hey all

I have my lappie jacked into a 37inch TV, it works great for gaming and watching movies and all that good stuff. But when it actually comes to reading the texts on screen it starts to become a strain on the eyes. I would like to be able to max out my resolution, that way I feel like I have more room on the screen as compared to having a lower reso, but in the case that I do use the max reso all of the texts on screen (such as desktop icon names) become very small and hard to read. Now I know there is an option to make the font size bigger, but when I do mess around with that setting to make the font size bigger it just returns everything to a lower state of resolution. So any way to make the font size bigger without affecting the resolution? Thanks for any input on this!

A:Change font size w/o affecting resolution??

Try botton right of the screen, above the clock on the status bar, click on the magnifcation (zoom level).

If you do not show status bar, go to view toolbars and status bar is checked.

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I am using 8600gt 512 mb ddr2 display card and 19" samsung lcd tft monitor even dough I installed latest display card drivers I cant make more screen resolution more than 1280 1024 urgently please help

A:windows vista display resolution is limited at 1280 1024 pixels help

Hi there.

You won't be able to make the resolution higher than 1280 x 1024 as that's the native resolution of the screen and thus it's unfortunately highest resolution you screen can handle.

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What combination of display size/DPI/resolution should I be looking at in a monitor for best font rendering?

Should I go high DPI on, say, a small 19-20 inch screen, or go for a wide display?

I'd think, with a given DPI and resolution, rendering would be better on a smaller screen than on a larger screen.

But, I've been reading about scaling on high DPI displays and how that negatively affects rendering quality. If that's the case, perhaps I need to look for a size/DPI/resolution sweet spot that won't trigger scaling.

(For that matter, how, exactly, does Windows decide a display is high DPI?)

Any specific monitor vendors with good reputations in this area? What display technology is best for this?
Thanks.

A:What Combo of Monitor Size/DPI/Resolution for Best Font Rendering?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by joncr


What combination of display size/DPI/resolution should I be looking at in a monitor for best font rendering?

Should I go high DPI on, say, a small 19-20 inch screen, or go for a wide display?

I'd think, with a given DPI and resolution, rendering would be better on a smaller screen than on a larger screen.

But, I've been reading about scaling on high DPI displays and how that negatively affects rendering quality. If that's the case, perhaps I need to look for a size/DPI/resolution sweet spot that won't trigger scaling.

(For that matter, how, exactly, does Windows decide a display is high DPI?)

Any specific monitor vendors with good reputations in this area? What display technology is best for this?


Thanks.


For resolution, font looks super crisp on 1920x1080 . I know cause thats the resolution my laptop comes with, as for all the other things, id say a 20" display with high dpi would look nice, but thats just me.

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My font size is so large and/or the screen resolution is such that I cannot
access the place to click to make any changes. Also, I cannot access the
control panel because there is not enough space for it to show up. I cannot
even make the taskbar go away to increase the space on the screen since
I cannot access the place to click. What shall I do?
 

A:Solved: Unable to reduce font size or screen resolution

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Good afternoon!
I received a new ViewSonic 15" flat screen monitor for a gift and while it takes a while to get use to my main problem is getting the font to be bigger, especially in my Outlook Express, and my various Instant Messenger tool bars. The optimum resolution they recommend to have for the color is 1024 x 768 pixels and when I do that it makes all the fonts extremely hard to read even with my prescription glasses. The crispness of the font is a little off also as a little bit blurry. Any suggestions to improve my viewing capacity under this resolution? I've changed the font sizes under appearance in the Display Properties. Thank you in advance if someone can help me out.
 

A:Display Properties - Font size - Flat Screen Resolution

If that resolution is not good for you, change it. Put it on whatever makes it easiest for your eyes.

ClearType may help with the bluriness, http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/default.htm
 

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Friends:

In Windows XP, how can I change the font size on my desktp icons, without losing the graphic part?

I havetried changing the resolution, but that seems to eliminate the graphic part of the icon.

Thanks,
Charles
 

A:Font Size & Icon On Desktop

Right click on a clear area of the desktop and select properties.
Click the appearance tab. At the bottom there is a pull down menu for font size, choose your option and ok back out

 

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I'm trying to change the size of the font used for icons. But only for icons. Everytime I change it it also changes all other explorer font sizes including the start menu and explorer listings. Does anyone know to change only the icon font size?

Any help would be great. Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

A:Change icon font size only???

Hope this helps:

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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This was excellent with the RC version of win 7, I mean, it installed it all on its own, it was like it read my mind and knew that I was getting old and I was going to be happy with the font size.

Well, it all changed with the RYN version, I manually had to use the 125% dpi option, which worked well with the icon sizes but not so much with the font size withing the content window.

The size is awesome on this site but not so much on others and/or the software I use... see example.

I have also gone to the "Change Window Colors and Metrics" and sorted some other stuff but, I can't for the life of me, change the "Window Text" inside the "Active Window"... again, see image attached.

My problem is that at my 46 yrs of age, my eyesight is not that bad, hence the problem I am having. I mean, I can see 20/20 for most everything but, fine print within 1 is when all hell breaks loose and my computer is within 1 & 2 so its a toss up

Anyways, what else I can do?

A:Changing font size... not the icon

If changing the Display resolution isn't working (Control Panel - Appearance and Personalization - Display - Screen Resolution "Make text and other items larger or smaller") isn't doing it, Windows IE 8 has a tab in the lower right corner to jack up the resolution in the browser. For sites that have small text on parts of them, you can jump the resolution from 125% to 150, or better.

Here's another suggestion from Dwarf, in an earlier thread:

"Try this. Click Tools and Internet Options. On the General tab, under Appearance, click Accessibility. In the Formatting section, click to check (place a tick) the option Ignore font sizes specified on webpages and then click OK twice."

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As someone with bad eyesight, I sometimes find it easier to go into the Personalize menus in previous Windows versions, and change the "icon" font size to 12/13 and make it bold, from the default which I believe is 8. However as I'm sure many know by now Win8 has removed such options. Is there any way I can fix this?

A:display settings: icon font size etc.

Hello lilsting,

Yes. The settings for this have been moved to the DPI screen now in Windows 8. The tutorial below can help show you more on how to.

Advanced Appearance Settings - Change Text Size for Items in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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The text font in the Chrome tabs along the top of the screen is too hard to read - as is the address bar and icons. I've set my graphics dpi to a setting which is fine for all other apps and don't want to change it. The Chrome default text size has no effect, Google has not acted on feedback and I can't find a solution by Googling the issue.

Is there a way of increasing the size of the tab text and icons? I'm surprised how poor the Chrome UI is given the cash Google has for development.

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I have connected my laptop to a 40" LCD TV using HDMI cable and everything works fine. Since the desktop icons/fonts on the TV shows default (small) size from the laptop, in order for me to see it from the distance I have to change the desktop icons/fonts to a larger size.

Here is my question; Is there a way to set up a different desktop icon/fonts size to match the TV and the laptop? (perhaps different profile settings???) Meaning, when I disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV, I want the size of the icons/fonts go back to default/small size icons and vice versa .

Hope this question makes sense.
Thanks in advance!

A:Desktop icon/font size on the laptop and the TV

  
Quote: Originally Posted by freesunshine


I have connected my laptop to a 40" LCD TV using HDMI cable and everything works fine. Since the desktop icons/fonts on the TV shows default (small) size from the laptop, in order for me to see it from the distance I have to change the desktop icons/fonts to a larger size.

Here is my question; Is there a way to set up a different desktop icon/fonts size to match the TV and the laptop? (perhaps different profile settings???) Meaning, when I disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV, I want the size of the icons/fonts go back to default/small size icons and vice versa .

Hope this question makes sense.
Thanks in advance!


I can't think of anything that exist within windows. It wasn't necessarily designed to be used on 40" LCD from 10' away in the way you are using it. That's why Windows Media Center's fonts are so much bigger.

Per this Topic here on 7F: dual monitor text is different sizes between screens you're out of luck.

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I am setting up my other laptop (older) that runs XP, I set the screen resolution to where windows told me to but the icons and buttons across the bottom are really small. How do I make the icons, etc etc larger and more readable without sacrificing the clarity?

I am attaching two screen shots to show how small things are
 

A:Icon size and resolution

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Good day.

I wish to know if there is a way to change the font size/style (bold, etc.) of the icon labels ONLY on the desktop screen.

I've tried the Control Panel method (Appearance & Personalization -> Display) that allows me to change the fonts for 'ICONS'. However, this option also changes the appearance of fonts in the directories/filenames, which is not what I want.

E.g. Labels on the desktop with size 12 and bold. Fonts in folders: size 9 and UNbolded (default style).

Anyone have a solution for this?

A:Changing Font Size of Desktop Icon Label

Hi vyrians,

I found THIS thread that offers a couple of possible solutions.

b1rd

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Hi all, I just installed WIn8.1 Prox64 and I'm facing the following issue. I want to be able to adjust the desktop icons' spacing (vertical and horizontal), desktop icons font size, etc. In Windows 7 this was achieved by going to Personalization/Wndow Color/Advanced Appearance Settings and then you'd have a drop down menu with many items to be able to adjust. In Windows 8.1 it seems that this list is much more limited or impossible. Am I missing something or otherwise is there a 3rd party tweaker for this? Thanks

A:How to adjust desktop icon labels font size, spacing, etc?

Not sure on font size, but here's a tutorial on Desktop Icons - Change Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8

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Every time I begin a new message, the same font and size come on, unbidden. I do see how to reset them every time, but how can I can I reset them so that my own choices appear automatically?

A:In Windows Live Mail, how do I reset the default font and font size?

Go to tools>options>compose tab.

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Hello Folks

Im trying to reach 1920 x 1080 resolution again, as before I was using Windows XP I was able to do this and it was fantastic.

Recently ive switched OS to Windows 7(64 bit) All in all im very impressed with this OS except for this issue.

Ive searched and searched for a solution to my problem, I'm about to give up but i thought id give it one last shot and express my problem in as much detail as I can.

CPU - AMD Athlon64 4000+
GPU - GeForce GTS 250 1gb
Screen - 26" LG HDTV - Model NO: 26LG3050
DVI connection

Adapter Information

Chip Type: GeForce GTS 250
Dac Type: Integrated RAMDAM
Bios Information: Version 62.92.7d.0.20

The highest Resolution I can see in the settings is 1600 x 1200 (this doesnt look nice )

So i'm having to stick at 1280 x 1024.

1920 x 1080 res is reachable with my monitor, but I have ran out of ideas on how to adress this issue, i dont know if its a driver issue or Windows 7, though the problem accured only after i had installed Windows 7

Hope the General Discussion boards doesnt mind me posting this topic here, i couldnt see a better suited place.

Thanks for reading & any feedback is overwhelmly welcome

Kind Regards

Edit - Im running the latest drivers from nvidia - 191.07

A:Stuck at 1280 x 1024 Resolution

Do you have 'make text and other items smaller' ticked?

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When I play games [designed for 800x600 resolution] they stretch to fit my resolution [1280x800]. I have enabled Video Expansion [not totally clear on this feature] and have played with the settings for the game [Maple Story]. Neither of these options fixed the problem! Games stretch!!... So here I am asking you experts Keep up the good work!

Operating system: Windows XP
 

A:Games in resolution 1280 x 800 STRETCHED

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Hi there, 
I have recently updated my Mac to the newer Microsoft 2016 and every time I hit the tab button to indent the format of the font, font size, and color change instead of indenting my paper. 
Please help this is a very annoying issue.

Max

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I'm learning about recording tv on my pc using Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 950q. I converted a HD program from DVR-MS format to MPEG without changing the resolution and it was 1280x720. I am running my screen at 1024x768 so I can clone it to my TV without disabling Aero (Vista Home Premium 32bit) and My question is this, is it harder for my computer to display the 1280x720 image at 1024 resolution, or would it use less CPU and memory resources to change the desktop to 1280x1024 so the video would fit without rescaling? Thanks for reading this. paj692
 

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Is there a way to change font size - I seem to only have the option of 100-125-150, which is unsatisfactory.

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I use Windows Live for my email and have sorted out the font size I require for emails. However I can be typing an email and suddenly the font size will get bigger! This is really annoying and seems to happen if I add a paragraph in between others or leave the email to check on something and return to continue composing. Help me please before I go mad!
 

A:Windows XP Font size

Is someone messing with you?
 

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Running XP SR2 on a new HP
I am very visually impaired – I was able to increase font size in all areas except one – any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated. The area that I need to increase font size is the windows help information box – when I enter a question in Windows or any app the answer box has this TEEENY font and I just can’t see it. Is there any way to increase this font. (Would I have to reduce the resolution on my brand new LCD?)
thanks
 

A:Font size in Windows help box

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Does anyone know how to change the font size permanently?
 

A:Changing default font and font size on hotmail

You may use your personal e-mail signature to choose default font in windows live hotmail...

In the options menu, select "more options" and then "personal e-mail signature". Choose the desired font style, size and color and type the phrase "text here". Save changes.

Now all you have to do, when writing a new message or a reply is highlight the phrase "text here" and start typing. It's that simple!
 

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I recently enlarged the font size presented on my display i.e. --- the procedure being:
--- "control panel"
--- "display"
--- "settings"
--- "advanced"
--- select "General" tab

The DPI setting is now 150% of normal size.

Having selected the desired changes,the window presented, overflows the screen such that the "OK" at the bottom (I assume) that one must click on to initiate the desired changes is not visible and cannot be selected.

There is no scroll bar with which to reposition the window.

How can I reposition the window, initiate the changes or return to the original default settings?
 

A:Font Size Change (Windows XP)

Try just hitting the enter key.
 

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My problem is that the font size was OK (roughly 12 on 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution) when running Vista 64 on my PC. I noticed that my peripherals finally had Windows 7 device drivers so I made the switch to Windows 7. Now the font size is roughly 3 with a 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution. Adjusting the text size to 150% gives me approximately 4 with a 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution. If I drop the resolution to 800 x 600 then the font size is roughly the same as it was with Vista.

How do I get back my Vista 64 monitor settings without reinstalling Vista?

I have a HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor. I'm running this on a Dell 64-bit Inspiron.
 

A:Font Size Changed with Windows 7

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A friend of mine who uses Vista, has a problem when printing emails in Window Mail. The font in Window Mail is Times Roman Size 12 font. When he prints any email, it comes out in font 18 or bigger. Using the same printer in Windows XP's Outlook Express, it comes out the same size as the emails. What or where can he configure in Windows Mail so that the printing font size is the same as in the emails? Any comments I will pass along to him. Thanks.
 

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Someone was requesting information on how to change the font size on Windows Live Mail permanently: I was also having the same problem but have solved mine. I am using Windows 7. On the Windows Live Mail page BEFORE you go to compose a new e-mail you will see in the top right hand corner a paint brush and next to it a little box. If you click on this box it has menu's click on options and then on compose. there you can change your font style and size. Hope this is of help.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3034 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290143 MB, Free - 210499 MB; E: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 8333 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7J7M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Hi , please assist.
I'm using Windows Live Mail 2011.
I want to select font size 11 , but it only allows font sizes 10 or 12.
I want to use Calibri font size 11 as my dafualt for all emails i type.
Thanks
Robin
 

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Hey guys, I was wondering how you can change the font size of the windows clock (lower right, on the task bar). I have it two rows high, and I would like it to say the name of the day as well, instead of just the Time and numeric date without making it larger vertically. I think that making the font size smaller will allow this to happen, but I am unsure how to change the size of this particular font.

I'm new here so if this question is not in the right place, feel free to move it...

Thanks in advance!
uhh186

A:Change Windows Clock's font size

Welcome to the forum!

I don't think changing the font will allow that. That is a setting and I cant make it to show the name of the day either.
Ubuntu does show it.

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Hi

I Win XP, I need to change the font size of File/folder names, titles etc. frequently.
I usually do it by going to Display Properties > Appearance Tab > Click Advanced button > select Icon. Then I can change the font size.

Basically I need to change the between two font sizes frequently. Is there a command line or shortcut I can use to do this.

In other word i would like to be able to have two shortcut on my desktop that I can double click that would change the font size. One shortcut to change the font size to 14point and one to change it to 10point

Thanks

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Hi there, first post for me.

I have a Mac book with boot camp 1.2 installed on it. It hasn’t given me any problems up until today.

I turned it on and loaded up Simply Accounting. I noticed that the program window fonts were too small. I thought this had to be a simply accounting problem, as i didn’t notice anything odd with my other Windows font in windows explorer.

After doing some exploring i found that it was not only Simply Accounting, but other windows programs were affected as well.

I looked in the typical windows appearance settings and saw that all was untouched. I’m stumped.

Here are a couple pics i took with my camera. They aren’t that great, but my print screen function doesn’t work because i am using boot camp 1.2 and it doesn’t have this function mapped yet. I am in the process of upgrading.

I have opened Filemon and Simply Accounting so you can see the font size is ridiculously small.

The fonts and work area look like they are squished... very strange.
Any ideas ?

Thanks
 

A:Windows xp font / text size problem

This might help. At the bottom righthand side just above the clock there's a + sign. Hover over this and it should say change zoom level. Just adjust to 100%.
Hope this helps, let us know.
 

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I was in need of a way to change the Windows 7 user interface to use the Font size of 100% (vs the default of 125%) for custom applications on our network.
Many searches on the net did not provide an easy way to accomplish this via Group Policy. The font size is PER USER and not PER MACHINE.

I found a method using Group policy preferences (GPP) to configure the Font DPI size and wanted to share it for others who might need to do the same...

I created a new GPO for the users needing this font size and linked it to their OU. Then configured the following:
User Configuration \ Preferences \ Registry (Right click and select NEW \ Registry Wizard)
Configure the following DWORD key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LogPixels
Use the values as needed:
00000060 (Small Font Size 100%)
00000090 (Medium Font Size 125%)
00000144 (Large Font Size 150%)

I used 00000060 to set the Small Font Size of 100%. Gpupdate /force a test client machine, then logoff/logon and see the setting take effect.

When users try to change the font size in via the control panel, the value will be overwritten the next time the group policy updates. Id even recommend preventing users from being able to change the font dpi with another GPO setting:
User Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ Control Panel \ Personalization \ Prohibit selection of visual style font size = Enable

Just wanted to share this for anyone needing to change the Windows 7 default font DPI size en ... Read more

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Hi All,

I've been wrestling with this issue to no end for the last 2 days. Basically, I had an adware attack and had to reformat my hard drive. The tech person who did that reinstalled windows xp pro on the hard drive following which I had to download all the drivers etc I needed to bring my desktop back to what it was before. I did all that, only with 1 problem left, namely:

The font sizes are so small, they are hurting my eyes! When I go to a web page like cnn.com for example, it scrunches the page in the middle of the screen and the text size is very small. When I go to yahoo.com, it doesn't scrunch the website but the text is still small. Even my "File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, Help" text at the top of my Internet Explorer browser is really small.

I've googled and googled to no end. Here are the tips and tricks I have tried that haven't worked at all:

1. Going to View --> Text Size and upping it, didn't work
2. Going to Properties --> Settings--> Changing the DPI size, didn't work
3. Doing ctrl + mouse button up, didn't work

I am suspecting that maybe the reinstallation had a hitch and wasn't done correctly resulting in a corrupted font?

Could somebody please give me hope that I can fix this and better yet lead me to a solution? I would GREATLY appreciate it.

Thanks,
S

A:Font size too small after reinstalling Windows XP Pro

I'm not much of a computer geek but I figured out how to fix this problem for XP.
1.right click on screen background.
2. click on Properties
3. click on Settings
4. Move the bar under screen resolution to the left. The farther to left, the bigger your text. Click OK to save. You're welcome!

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I need larger fonts in every window and Microsoft program.

I have the display set to medium. I hesitate to go to Large because I don't need anything but fonts to be larger.
Under Control Panel > Personalization > I click on Window Color to go to Advanced Appearance Settings

I've already increased every available option to 18 pt font. For instance, Active Title Bar is set to 18pt font and I can see these fonts just fine.

However, just looking at this window (the Advanced Appearance Settings window) the "tab" that reads Window Color and Appearance, has a very small font.
Another few examples:
I'm in Excel 2010. The font across the ribbon is fine. The zoom is set high enough in the worksheet. But when I click on Sort & Filter, then Custom Sort, the window that pops up is displayed back in small fonts so I can't read the choices.
Also in Excel 2010, I choose the Paste Special window and the options displayed in this window are of small font too.
In Word 2010, I click on the Page Setup window and the fonts are small.
I clock on My Computer and the fonts around various drives listed certainly aren't set to 18.
In Control Panel the various fonts for each option are definitely not at 18pt.
The date and time in the bottom right-hand corner are very tiny.
The words description each icon on my desktop are small.

I have a 32" high definition monitor with resolution set to 1920 x 1080 because that is the recommended setting for high res.

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A:Increase font size in secondary windows

Welcome to Seven Forums msdclark. As far as I am aware, there is no way to change just the font size universally. You already have done the suggested method. The overall displays are most affected by the screen resolution, and DPI (which affects everything, as you have seen. You can change font sizes in Office apps, if that helps

Change or set the default font - Word

You can increase everything, then use the Ctrl keyboard button and the mouse wheel to decrease icon size. It's not what you seek, but you'll have to find workarounds. A Guy

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Is there a way to change the font size in Windows Explorer?

Control-Scroll just changes the icon size it seems. It doesn't change the word size with it like in Internet Explorer.

Thanks.

A:Can you change the font size in Windows Explorer?

Had a similar problem just a while ago I fixed mine > right click on desktop > Personalise > see my pic.

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Since a day ago, without me doing anything(!), some parts of apps are shown in a different font size and some windows are shown bigger that it was before when they were normal, and I don't know how to fix it. Have a look at the images attached. When I used snipping tool to take screenshots I noticed that there a large white space surrounding the capture, as much as I can remember it was not there when I took screenshots before. What's wrong with Windows?

A:Incorrect font size in some windows apps

It depends on the person who created those metro apps. As for software, same thing.

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Hi, I just built my parents a new home theater computer and installed Windows 7 onto it rather than good old XP. They have this computer hooked up to their television and would like to increase the font size for better readability (from a distance).

Increasing DPI increases the font size but it also increases window sizes to ridiculous sizes making them taller than the screen so you cannot click buttons at the bottom of the window.

They have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, how can I increase the font sizes without increasing DPI?
 

A:Increase font size in Windows 7 without increasing DPI?

I guess nobody knows?
 

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Hi,

Is it possible to alter font size in Windows Explorer?

Thanks,

Mikpleee

A:Changing font size in Windows Explorer

This method will change the font size of the desktop icons too.

-Go to desktop, right click and open Personalize
-Click on Windows Color
-Click on Advanced Appearance Settings
-Click on your top choice bar
-Select Icon

Just change the size

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Greetings,

Would someone please tell me how to permanently set the font, size of font and font color in MS 2010 Outlook so that I don't have to set it everytime I type an email.




Thanks.

A:How to set font, font size and text color

  
Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3


Greetings,

Would someone please tell me how to permanently set the font, size of font and font color in MS 2010 Outlook so that I don't have to set it everytime I type an email.




Thanks.


I don't use Outlook anymore, so I can't give you step by step instructions..

Have a look at this tutorial :
Change Default Email Font Settings & Theme In Outlook 2010


***Adding : The website opens slowly, please give it a few extra seconds.

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