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Q: resizing desktop icon text seems to change the size of program windows

I have a PC connected to my tv in the lounge which i use as a media centre mainly.
It's 4 meters away from my armchair and my eyes aren't so good any more so I increased the icon text size to 150%.
that was fine except the one other Program I use regularly, which has a fixed windows size is now too big for the screen.

I only wanted the text size altered. Why is this happening?

PC is win 7 and I altered the text size from control panel/display BTW

thanks

Mike

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A: resizing desktop icon text seems to change the size of program windows

Im no expert on this but i thought if increasing above 100% you may need to reduce screen resolution to still fit display window

Although im not sure what that would look like on a big tv ?

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Hi, This is my first post. I recently was given a new Dell 15R touchscreen computer and it was upgraded to Windows 8.1. I've only used Windows XP up until 3 days ago. I am a novice user.

I liked the way the desktop icons looked in XP, the shortcuts for Netflix and Ikea were a nice big red box with an N in it for Netflix, a yellow and blue box for Ikea . They were medium sized, about 1/2" big, but I could recognize them easily and quickly because of the individual graphics.

Now with Windows 8.1, the shortcut icons are a 1/2" white square and a very teeny tiny logo in the center that I can barely see and have confused with other similar icons. I have found where to change the icon size and text size but not the icon appearance. Where would I find this? I have right clicked on the desktop, I've looked in the control panel, I've checked display.

8.1 is a heck of a learning curve for me and I am enjoying learning the new system but I would like to be able to quickly and easily see what I put on my desktop.

Thank you for any and all help. I appreciate it.

A:How Do I Change Desktop Icon Appearance, Not Size Nor Text

Hi Giselle, Welcome to 8 forums.

This link might be able to help you. Changing the Visual Appearance of Windows 8 | HP? Support

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I have my setting at 125 - but would like to set it to something between 125 and 150. I want to experiment with this setting if I can make it variable. Thank you.

A:How change Windows 7 Desktop Icon size (other than 100, 125 & 150)

Click on an open area of the Desktop. Press and hold the Ctrl key then roll the mouse wheel. One way makes things bigger, the other way smaller.

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I have two PC's, both running Windows 8.1
This question does not pertain to Windows 7 or earlier versions of the Windows Operating System.
On the 1st PC, the text displayed under the icons on the Desktop is completely black with no shadows.
On the 2nd PC the text displayed under the icons on the Desktop is white with a black shadow, even when the background color is solid white!
I want to change the color of the icon text on the 2nd PC to a solid black, as is present on the 1st PC.
I have been through the following with no success:
 - Changed all personalization settings by right clicking and selecting Personalization on the desktop.
 - Ran Regedit and tried changing, and comparing  the Color Settings between the two PC's, under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, ColorsHKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, Desktop, ColorsHKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, Desktop, WindowMetrics
Within the Control Panel I have selected System, Advanced System Settings, Advanced, Performance, Visual Effects where I unchecked the "Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop".  I verified that the ListViewShadow is being changed
using Regedit at HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer, Advanced yet there is still no affect upon the Desktop screen, even when rebooted.  I also tried changing ListViewShadow directly in the registry, again with no
affect.
I have read all of the similar threads that I could find o... Read more

A:Change Icon Text Color On Windows 8.1 Desktop

Hello Yolanda,
Your suggestion above about disabling the "show my desktop background on Start" did enable me to get black text/font under the icons on the Desktop.
I have also found another contributor to creating white shadowed text/font as follows:
If, when using the Control Panel, System\Advanced System Settings\Advanced\Performance\Visual Effects\Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop is set then: When using regedit, there is a correlation
between HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\PaintDesktopVersion being set to 1, which gives the white shadowed text/font on the Desktop.  Disabling (or setting to 0) allowed the black text/font to reappear, but only after entering
regedit for at least two times.  The change wouldn't take affect with just one entry into regedit.  Of course the real purpose of this property is to display the Windows version and build in the lower right corner of the Desktop.

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Hello,
I am trying to make my parents computer a little bit easier to use, so I made the desktop icons bigger and the text bigger using the following tutorial:
Changing the Font for Icon Text

but it makes the start menu text also quite large which looks silly. is there a way to make the desktop text big and not the start menu text?

thanks

A screenshot of what i mean

A:Change Desktop Icon Text but NOT Start Menu Text

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Sorry but they are tied together I just tried to add a different font to the start menu and it did not work
Jerry

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Hi,

Is there a way that it automatically changes the desktop icons size when i change the resolution?

example:

Resolution: 1024 x 768
Desktop icon size: Medium icons

i want to change to:

Resolution: 800 x 600
Desktop icon size: Classic icons
 

A:Change desktop icon size on reolution change.

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I am using windows 7 starter edition on my dell netbook, but find the icons a little large, with XP its simply a matter of reducing the number size in advanced settings (display properties-appearence-advanced-item) but how do you do this with 7 starter ?

I have already used the icon size set to small, but find them not small enough.

Thanks.

A:Desktop icon change size ?

See here: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/...-windows-vista/

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I have researched until I am blue in the face and not found out how to do this.

We are getting ready to have house guests, and I have created an account for them to use. I would like to create a desktop shortcut icon which is roughly double the size of the other icons to draw attention to it. The target file will be a basic readme with a couple of short rules for using my computer.

If I cannot find a way to create the single larger icon, I will resort to another idea I have in mind. That idea is to type the rules in Word and use Snipping Tool to capture the text and use the resulting image as a desktop background.

drpepper

A:Is there a way to change the size of only one desktop icon?

Why don't you just use sticky notes ... make the note as large as you want

Sticky Notes - Create and Delete

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By default Windows 7 has desktop icon view set to Medium. I want to change the default user NTuser.dat hive as part of SCCM build so that each new user has small size by default, but can change if they wish (hence can't do it as a GPO)
Does anyone know the registry key(s) to change?

Ian Burnell, London (UK)

A:Registry key to change desktop icon size

Hi,
This view size is controlled by HKU specific user registry. Thus it can't be mapping to another user account.
If you insist, there is a complex workaround(However I wouldn't like to recommend you use this method):
Copy the following registry value to place another user's registry.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
Note: It can't be imported, just copy its value.



Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello everyone. I need to find where the Desktop icon size is stored in the registry. I already looked into this:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics - Shell Icon Size
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop - IconSize

But neither of these seem to change anything. Even if I change the icon size by using right click or the mouse scroll wheel, these values don't change at all. So where is this data really stored? Thanks in advance.

A:CHange Desktop icon size via registry

Hi Butters, right click empty desktop &:-

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Is there a way to change the text color for desktop icons in Windows 7? It seems that white is the only color available.

As I periodically like to change desktop backgrounds, there are times, due to a light background, that the icon text is difficult or virtually impossible to read.

In advance, thanks.

A:Change W7 desktop icon text color

I would think it would be one of these

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How can I do this? I'm just wonderin' if this is possible, because I have a white wallpaper, and I want to change the icon's text color to black. please help!

Oh by the way, I'm using Watercolor visual style
 

A:Change Desktop icon's text color?

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Iconoid will do that and much more.

It's Freeware!
 

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I was just curious how to change the color of the text on Icons. if i have an icon like 'Msn 7.5' or whatever, it shows up in white text.. is it possible to change it, and if so, how would you go about doing it.
 

A:How Do You Change The Color Of The Icon Text On Your Desktop?

I don't think you can change the color in Windows XP, just things like font and size. I don't know about other Windows versions though.
kitty500cat
 

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I know that there have been many people running XP who actually wanted to get rid of the background colour for their desktop icon label text, so it was transparent. Vista should keep those people happy on that score, though no doubt troubling them with other annoyances! However, because I myself prefer to have an image (changed about every 3 days) as my desktop background, a solid colour background to icon label text is essential for readability. The Vista default of having dark shading around white lettering does make those captions readable against all backgrounds, BUT they look ugly to me and against some pale backgrounds they are still quite difficult to read.

I've spent some time on Google searches for means to restore the user-chosen solid colour background for the icon labels as I had it in XP, and it rather looks as though in Vista there may not be a means to make such a change, at least in any usefully permanent way. My search did lead me to a little utility called D-Color, which actually does just what I want, and I was able to have my icon labels once again with white text on a 'teal' background, which was just what I wanted - except (yes, there always seems to be an 'except' in one's seeking to tame Vista!) that the colour setting isn't permanent and is wiped out with any screen refresh or restart. So, I have to have D-Color as a startup program to set the icon label background colour for the session and have it available all the time for me to run it and click O... Read more

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I have had a priblem with display on my HP Spectre 360 since I bought it.  Newest problem:   I just installed Swannview Plus, which works fine on 3 other HP Laptops running the same app.  The window size is very tiny with everything scrunched together and overlapping within the tiny 3" X 2" window.  Every window presented by Swannview Plus is the same size with text too tiny to read and options so overlapping they can't be selected.  A number of other apps have the same problem.

A:HP Spectre 360 : Windows, Display text and Icon size become...

Hi,Higher? resolution (2K, 4K or more) display have this problem.I can only suggest you to try these:http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-windows-work-better-with-super-high-resolut-1711254465RegardsVisruth

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When in a program i.e. Gmail, Outlook etc., then "save shortcut to desktop'. It saves it to the desktop with its' program related icon. Then after a couple times accessing it, the icon changes to an icon of the world globe.
Why and how can I change it back???
thanks
 

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Hi I'm new here. Nice forum btw. I'll just get right into it.

What I'm trying to achieve. I downloaded a nice little program called Folderico and it allows me to apply an icon image to a folder. I wanted to increase the windows explorer icon size to 192x192 and have the folder (with applied icon image) look something like this:



The problem. Whenever I change the icon size, via registry tweak, everything else changes too. I don't want the icons on the desktop to change size nor do I want the icons in the menu and tool bar to change, just the folder so that it'll look exactly like the picture above.

Windows Vista has some sort of slider feature that will let the user change the icon size for just the folder quite easily but I'm using Windows XP. Are there other registry tweaks that some of you could suggest? Is there some soft of Vista hacked version of their explorer that I can use on Windows XP?

I'd really appreciate any help that I can get on this. Thanks in advance.

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Hi All,

I use Details View on Windows Explorer.
And i want to increase the icons' size without changing to any other view (keep using Details view).

Is there any way to do this?

Thanks.

A:How to Change Icon Size of Details View on Windows 7

not possible I'm afraid, trying to size up the icons will put you in list mode, then small icons etc

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Windows 10.

I am having much fun grappling with my displays. I say grapple because I CANNOT see the text!

I have a laptop, with a display that has up to 2048x resolution and an external monitor that does 1920x. I have tried to keep both set the same resolution so the mouse will easily go back and fort.

If I bump one setting, others seem to change. Like after an update too!

I need a script, to set, then set again, and again, the
display settings,
the custom scaling level, and
the "change only text size".

Keeping the monitor placement geometry the same would be great for me too.

Oh for a cross reference on Outlook 2013 to the system setting. I keep manipulating the view settings there too.

Probably to get started I could use a "settings display" script.

Help, please
d
 

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Hi to all.
Can we change taskbar icons' size to a specific size other than two default windows defined sizes?
Tnx.

A:change taskbar icon size to specific size other than small or large?

The guy here told me about two dock apps. See if you like it. I didn't and am still looking into customizing the size of the icons...
Can you specify a custom taskbar icon size?

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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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In WindowsXP, the white text below the desktop icon is superimposed on a small black field. In Windows 8, the text is also white, but with a black "shadow" instead of the black field, Depending on where on my desktop picture that icon is located, that text is hard to read. I did enlarge it to 125%, with middling results.

Can I insert a uni-colored (preferably black) field below the icon texts?
 

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So I installed that mod to get the moving background and it works fine. But my problem is that the text on all the icons disappears whenever it's active and I can't find a fix that is permanent. They are all temporary fixes. Are there any permanent ones out there?

A:Windows 7 DreamScene desktop icon text

check to see if you have updated drivers available for your video card/gpu.

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Hi all. I'm using Windows Vista on an Aspire 5935G laptop. My problem is, the icon size is too big but the internet font size is fine. How do I decrease/increase the icon size on the desktop?

Merry Christmas to one & all!

Regards,

Simon
 

A:Solved: Windows Vista desktop icon size

Try this:
Right click the Desktop.
Place your mouse over View.
Click Medium or Classic Icons.
 

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I want to increase the type font display size globally, for all applications & windows features, but I want to preserve the smaller desktop icon size. Is there any way to adjust them independently?

I know about the advanced display settings for window color & appearance, and that has some good settings, but it is not sufficient, because it does not change most instances of text as it displays in applications.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Any way to change type size but NOT icon size?

Here's my whole list of font size change settings, one of which might provide the answer for you. You've probably tried some of them, but see if there's something here that might change the font size on those icons, without changing the size of the icons themselves:

1. This is the one of the main setting tools for setting various locations of Windows font sizes. Right-click on the Desktop and go to Personalize, Window Color and Appearance. Click on Advanced, and in the drop-down menu, select the item that controls the location where you wish to change the font size. (Note: the last one, Window, does not have an option to control font size.)

2. DPI - Right click on Desktop, Personalize, On Personalization Page, go to left column to: Adjust Font size ? DPI, DPI Scaling: Click on Large scale (120 DPI), and click Apply.

3. Screen Resolution: Right-click on the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution, click on the down-arrow at the end of the Resolution box, and pick the desired resolution. Check OK.

4. Display: Right-click on the Desktop, select Personalize, then Display. From the 3 settings: Small, Medium, Large, if screen defaults to Medium (125% size for font and images) and that?s too large, use Small for 100% size (aka ?normal?)

5. At the lower right hand corner of every IE web page, there?s a Zoom control that lets you increase the size of every web page, and it stays at that Zoom setting for every page until/unless you change it.

6. Open Internet Explorer, go to T... Read more

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How do I change the font size of my desktop icons in Windows 10 ?

In old versions of Windows you could do that thru Control Panel\Display\Appearance

But i don't see that in Windows 10

Anyone know how to do it ?

Thank You.

A:How Do I Change the Font Size Of My Desktop Icons In Windows 10 ?

Right click on an empty space on the Windows 10 desktop, right Mouse-Button. And select "View"!

And now you can change the Windows-10 Desktop icon size:

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Good afternoon everyone, having an issue lately that's driving me a bit nutty. I have 3 monitors, all the same brand, 1 2 3, with 2 being my middle and primary monitor.

If this sounds a bit assinine sorry but I have each set to 4k resolution. I used to use the build in text scaling option (right click, display settings) and set each one to 200%.

Recently I installed a game that doesn't appreciate text scaling, to run it properly I had to disable the scaling on my main monitor.

For a while this was fine, all my desktop icons lived on monitor 1 or 3, and were scaled up to 200%. Now for whatever reason, the scaling I set on my main monitor effects 1 and 3s icons only. - So no matter where my icons are they're at normal 4k size, but if I move a window into either 1 or 3, they scale up to the 200% I have set.

Can anyone help with this?
I don't want to change resolution if I can help it on either of the other monitors, as anything besides the 4k just looks fuzzy to me.

If it makes a difference, I'm running an Nvidia titan with 3 of these guys: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Drivers are up to date

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I am using a new Dell laptop and working in the Microsoft word starter. I am just typing text, but from time to time the size of the text changes markedly and then the whole page may get larger or smaller and sometimes morph into several pages. I have seen a strange icon with plus and minus sign appear and disappear very quickly on the page. I know I must be brushing something or moving the cursor over something but I don't know what. Help, please
 

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Windows Vista Home Premium X64, IE 8, dial-up internet

When downloading files I cannot get the text size to change using the
View text size.

My windows updates are up to date.

It used to work, I don't know if I have something set wrong on one of the updates has stopped it from working.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, John

A:Text size will not change using IE8

Originally Posted by duckhunter22


Windows Vista Home Premium X64, IE 8, dial-up internet

When downloading files I cannot get the text size to change using the
View text size.

My windows updates are up to date.

It used to work, I don't know if I have something set wrong on one of the updates has stopped it from working.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, John



How are you trying to change the text size? Good starting point, I think

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Anybody have any idea how to change the title text color on windows. The fact that it's always black makes it pretty useless on any dark colored theme... I would have thought they would have programmed this in. I thought wrong...

imgur: the simple image sharer
On vista/7 Aero put a 'glow' around the letters so it would always show, now that glow is gone, and dark themes are useless.

A:Windows 8 Desktop UI - Change Title Text Color?

interesting, looks like MS forgot something. Wooppss.
I can't find it either. Still searching.

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I want to change the following text size. but I cant find where.

A:Change Window Text Size

Welcome to our forum boksili786.

I believe these two tutorials by Brink should be very helpful.

Fonts - Change

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Hello. Does anybody know if there is a keyboard shortcut to change the text size (i.e. Page menu -> Text Size -> Large, Medium, Small, etc.)? Thanks.
 

A:IE Change Text Size from Keyboard

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I have a new computer! (yippee!) which has Windows XP on it! I cannot see the size of the text (too small) in either XP or the web (on the screen) can anyone please tell me how I can make it appear bigger please??
 

A:How can I change the size of text/display?

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Good morning,

I am running IE11 on Windows 7 Pro. I had my text size set at 125% for several months and about a week ago it suddenly changed back to 100%.

I have tried resetting it back to 125% by going to the Control Panel and then Adjusting the Screen Resolution which had worked previously when I originally put it to 125%. But now it doesn't hold it at 125% anymore. Once I shut down and restart my text is back to 100%.

Any ideas for this elderly 'brain-housing group'?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:Change computer text size from 100% to 125%

There are other folks who have this problem also. There is a discussion about it on a Microsoft page.
font size does not hold when I increase size - Microsoft Community The solution (I hope) is at the bottom of the page.

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How do I change the white font display under the desktop icons to black in Windows 7?

A:Change Desktop Fonts From White to Black Text - Windows 7

How do I change the white font display under the desktop icons to black in Windows 7?
This cannot be changed, unless you use a third party theme.The Desktop fonts are dynamic and designed to always be visible. This is necessary because of the varying color of a typical desktop background.If you select a black icon and you have a desktop wallpaper that has very dark areas, those black fonts would become completely invisible.The default white desktop icons display a 'shadow' around the letters. The visibility of this shadow will appear to change, depending on the background color where the fonts are located. On a darker background you will not see the shadow and on a lighter background the shadow will appear darker. This will make the fonts more visible, regardless of what color the wallpaper may be.You can test this effect by moving a desktop icon over a very dark area of the desktop and then moving the same icon over a very light area of the desktop.Hope this helps.Thank You for testing Windows 7
Ronnie Vernon MVP

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Hi,

is there a way (registry hack, software, other) to change the Windows 8.1 default desktop icon? I mean this icon:

Thanks in advance, regards, Siso

A:Windows 8.1 how to change default desktop icon itself?

Hi, is this what you are looking for? You can change icons from here.

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The tried and true method that worked for Vista and 7 does not seem to work with my Windows 10?using regedit then changing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics values for IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing which must be between -480 and -2750.

I have changed the values from one end of the scale to the other with no observable difference. I have logged out and back in again and did a refresh. Also did a restart and that made no difference either.

I do know how to make them smaller using the Ctrl + Mouse Wheel but that is not what I want.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have searched online and here but cannot find a solution other than the registry edit that I have tried.

Peter B.

A:Cannot change Windows 10 desktop icon spacing.

I am now running WIndows 10 Pro and the above registry change works OK on the new release of the op sys.

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Hello, both hewee and myself are having trouble with Netscape 4 text sizes. The text in mine is miniscule. Have tried altering it through the text size tab, but this isn't working.

Any ideas would be gratefully received.

Thank you
T2

I use Win 98
Cable Connection
 

A:Netscape Text Size is very small and will not change

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For people like me (I use a large HDTV as monitor) who need a large text size to see Title bare menu's messages boxes and such, in case you don't know about it, Windows 8(and Windows 10) have settings in Control Panel-Display to set them larger(or smaller) and to bold.

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Good Evening,

My problem is I cannot change the text size using View - Text Size, while using Yahoo to surf the net.

I am using Vista Home Premium x64 with the latest updates, I think
I am also using IE 8.

I am semi proficient using the computer

I haven't installed any new programs lately.

I use the Yahoo finance program to view my portfolios, I have a combined portfolio that I need to shrink the text size so I can use the screen capture to save it as a .jpg for my files.

It used to work fine on Yahoo, it works OK on this site, I just changed the text size of this message, no problems.

Seems to only be when I'm using Yahoo.

If anyone can give me any ideas I sure would be grateful. It's not an earth shattering problem, just one that's bugging me.

Thanks, John

A:Unable to change text size using Yahoo

Welcome to the Forum, John

Since you mentioned the method that you are using, you may want to try this alternative.

Hold the control key while you move the mouse wheel. See if that method helps at all.

If that is the method that you use, perhaps, I can still offer an alternative.

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I would like to know how I can change the desktop text size, and font type from a fresh reload of XP Pro?

I assume that any text size change would also go to IE, as the text size is the same on my desktop as it is while using IE.

Does anyone know what the default settings are for text size, and name of font type for XP Pro?

A:How To Change Text Size And Font Type For Xp Pro

I believe that is in Appearences in the Display Properties. Right click on your desktop and select Properties at the bottom of the drop down box.

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Hello All,

Recently the text on all my windows title bars is messed up. It doesn't show the name of the window, it shows a bunch of dashed lines as follows:

I went to Personalization->Display and I when I try to change the title bar text the menu is empty:

Any idea how I can fix this?

Thank you,

Jan

A:Title Bar Text Messed Up - Can't Change Font Size

You could try sfc & dism & sfc again.

You could right click this .bat file after downloading it & run as administrator---

dism.bat

It will run them for you.
You can leave it run in the background.
It might take 2 or 3 hours to finish.

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Greetings,
 
I use XP, but the "window text" - e.g., the text inside XP windows when opening a folder giving its contents - is becoming too small for my ageing eyes.
 
It seems that this can be modified only if under Deskrop > Properties > Display Propeties one choses "Windows Clasic Style" rather than "Windows XP Style". The option to change font size is greyed-out if one goes to"Advanced Appearance" and selects "Window". Selecting "Windows XP Style" overrides some of the options that would otherise be available.
 
Curiously, if one selects "Active Title Bar WIndow" and changes rhe font size, the dialog box preview changes both the Title font and the displayed Window Text, but if all that  is accepted, only the tite font is changed.
 
So - is there either a change in the Registry that can be made to alter the default "Windows XP Style" settings for this, or another registry change, or a bit of software that can increase the font in "Window Text" without changing everything else? I know about changing DPI, etc., but I would prefer not to make global changes. (On one forum someone suggested making global changes and then reducing the font size on everything else...).
 
Thank you.

A:increase size of "window text" only - is there a registry change to do this?

Have you tried the Windows suggestion of using High Contrast in the Accessibility Options \ Display?  It may solve your problem although I have to admit, I didn't like the appearance of Windows when I tested it.    Changing the DPI setting may be the simplest solution and you can always change it back if you don't like the results.  Mine is set at 96dpi and it works for me and my eyes are shot!  You could even use the Custom DPI setting to a size of your choice.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
 

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Hi there
Big drawback with the Metro version of IE is that it doesn't seem possible to change the text size -- on a large monitor using the "Normal" version -- the desktop version of IE I can change the text size at will and zoom the image which I usually have at 150%.

The text size on the Metro version is FAR FAR too small for me on a large monitor -- can see myself needing a "White Stick" if I had to carry on reading like that for too long.

It's OK maybe for youngsters who are used to spending hours reading text from tiny mobile phone screens but it's no good for me.

Not sure what Ms's game here but this is bound to be a BIG TURN OFF for anybody over about 27 years old (and I'm a lot older than that).

This whole idea of rigid window sizes where you can't zoom seems ridiculous.

Note here -- It MIGHT work on a TOUCH screen by pinching the sides but

1) can't test it as I don't have (or want) a touch screen when I'm working at a Desk.

2) The last thing I want to do is leave smeary finger marks over my nice expensive large LCD screen

3) even if it had touch - I'm sitting far too far away from it to make this a practical method of working to alter text and zoom etc.

(On a Samsung smart phone I don't have problems with text size by pinching the screen - but I'm NOT working on a PHONE when I'm at my desk with a nice large screen).

Cheers
jimbo

A:Metro version of IE - change text size -- seems impossible

for the mouse:
hold down the <CTRL> key and roll the mouse wheel up and down.

for touch:
do the pinching motion bigger or smaller

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I Used Foobar2000 v 1.3.8 I Think I Like It But I Dont Like Icon.

How Can I Change ?

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I've looked through the Tutorial for the Log On Screen and the answer to my question didn't jump out at me.

I have a work laptop with Win 7 Enterprise, and both home PCs have Professional. The icon at the logon screen on my work laptop is much larger than my home PCs. So, is there a tweak that I can use to increase the size of the icon at the logon screen?

Thanks,

Greg

A:Can you change the size of the Icon at the Log On screen?

With multiple accounts I don't believe you can. When you only have one account it is the larger size. The size is 128x128. There is no tweak that I know of, I have looked everywhere.

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