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

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

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.

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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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i need to get to the same functionality as i did in Windows 7:
Personalization>Windows color and appearance>Advanced appearance settings, where I can set the font style along with bold and italic. i have searched extensively without success.

A:How do i change the font/style of desktop icons for Windows 10?

I just installed Win 10. I can go to Control Panel, Fonts, Change Font Size, and then change font text size for desktop icons, menus, etc..

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I can change a lot of things using the appearances tabs, but I can't change the Desktop Font Size.

The "normal" way to do this that Win7 provides is to change the DPI from 100% to 125, 150 or custom. HOWEVER, doing that causes some programs to not work correctly. For instance Titan Quest, and I've heard in comments on gaming forums that other games sometimes have the same problem. Changing DPI in Win7 causes the cursors to not work properly in many full-screen games and apps. Changing DPI back to 100% requires a reboot, which is a pain.

SO... Is there any way, some registry tweak, perhaps, that will allow me to change the desktop font to a larger size?

Right now, I'm having to resort to switching back and forth from 800x600 screen resolution when I can't read some things. On a widescreen monitor, that's a shameful waste of monitor space. It seems there should be an easier way to do this.

A:How do I change Desktop Font Size without using DPI?

Have you tried this?

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Any idea how to do this? I am just finding old instructions for previous versions of Windows, no longer working.

A:How to increase font size on desktop icons - shortcuts

Control Panel ->Display:

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hack into my own computer

Dear compatriots,

I tried the trick of changing the desktop to black and then orange, but that didn't work. The font is still white. Now, you may be asking yourselves why should I spend so much time on an issue so trivial?

Well, the answer is, I get caught up in details. I have been searching all through the regedit, and can't find where the color for the font is edited. I found a color section, but it doesn't have icon font listed. Does anyone know where I could go to edit the code to change the font? I am a novice code person, and am relatively technologically inept, but I can change some code around if its fairly simple.

Please help me on my quest to change the font.

Thank you for your time,

- Transcranial

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How do you change the size of icons on your desktop???

A:How do you change the size of icons on your desktop???

On the desktop, right click on an empty space,
select Properties
click the Appearance tab
click on Advanced
from the Item pull down menu select Icon
then adjust the size using the up and down arrows.
Just for information mine are set to size 32


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How do I change the size of icons on my desktop? I have Windows XP.

Please help me

A:How do I change the size of icons on my desktop?

You are being helped here: http://forums.techguy.org/t282204.html

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How do I change the size of my icons on my desktop?

Please help me

A:How do I change the size of my icons on my desktop?

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When I turn on the computer, I want a few shortcut icons to be very prominent with color and size so I can find them easily and poke them with my finger on the touchscreen.

Question 1 (the title^)

Question 2: In general, if you want to save all the windows you are currently using and be able to open them all up within a few clicks later, what are the best options to do this? So say you have an excel file, a word doc, and some internet browser windows all related to one of your projects and you want to access all of those later without having to find them. What are your options to do this?

A:How do I change size/color of one or two desktop icons?

You can fastly adjust the size of all icons by pressing right click on desktop and pressing and holding the CTRL key and using the scroll wheel on the mouse.

Desktop Icons - Custom Size - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I need a batch file that changes icon's size from "Large Icons" to "Medium Icons".

Thanks in advance!

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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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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!

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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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.


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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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


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Apologies about forgetting how to do this, but how can I amend the font and size for text that appears in explorer windows? ie when I open a directory, the font I see isn't the one I am used to seeing and want to amend this.

How do I do that please? Ta

A:Change font and size for opened windows and dirs

WOW - am suprised at no replies... long time since that last happened. Ah well...

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Hi there
Any way to "de-uglify" the Fonts of firefox in Windows -- Linux has a nice menu in the tools in the firefox menu - Can't see one in Windows.

Screenshot enc (From Linux)



A:Mozilla Firefox - Font size and change in windows

Good question, in windows, it just picks up default win style. Maybe some other FF theme changes it.
PS. So you use Menu Bar too ? Many don't even know it exists on FF.

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Now i'm using windows 8.1 with 10'inch monitor

monitor is small, but it supports 2560 * 1256 resolution
resolution is too high on my small monitor, so every text and pictures are too small on my windows

i already using my windows with scaling up icons, texts, by changing registry values.

but still, texts and tiles on metro UI is not changed, it still is in small size.

To make these tile's font size bigger, what can i do?

A:(Windows 8.1)how can i change font size in metro ui tiles?

Welcome to EightForums,

Is the resolution set too high? - try this tutorial - Screen Resolution - Set for Displays in Windows 8

On another note, your system specs dont look like anything i've seen before
This will help you fill out your system specs - System Spec - Fill In Your EightForums System Spec


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there is usually a column that says tools to change sizes , backgrounds etc .. but not on mine . is it just hidden and how do I retrieve it. thanks

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I hate that the menu bar has been replaced by ribbons in Windows Live Mail. The only way I know how to change the font size of the messages in my Inbox home screen is to go to Tools > Options, which I cannot do because I don't know how to access the Tools menu without a menu bar. Please tell me how to view/change my options with this new ribbons system. Thanks so much.

A:How do I change font size in Windows Live Mail?

Hi Tracy,

Click the nameless blue button on the left hand side of the ribbon.
Click Options.
Click Mail...
Activate the Compose tab.
Click Font Settings... to the right of Mail.
You can set the default font, font style, font size and font color here.
Click OK twice.


you can do this by the help of this : How to change the default font text size in Windows Live Mail 2011

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I tried keyboard shortcuts, control + wheel and other suggestions that are a no go

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I recently installed the most recent Windows Live Messenger on my Windows 7 PC. While I can change the font for chat screens, the main screen which shows me my various linked accounts uses some gigantic font. Does anyone know how I can change THAT font.

A:windows live messenger font size change


Go to,Tools\Options\Layout and set a smaller size.

Try this and post back with results.

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I am using windows live mail and whenever I want to type a new message the font size is set at 10. I would like to change it to 12. How can I do that? I want the size to stay at 12.

A:Solved: How to change font size in Windows live mail

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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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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

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We recently purchased a 22" widescreen Samsung EX2220 LCD monitor. Unfortunately the icons and labels on thedesktop and the teston the toolbars, taskbars, drop down menus are too small. I've changed the setting several times (Control Panel -display-Appearance-"Font Size" and all the "advanced" settings.) By doing this the fonts and text gets larger. However, every time we re-boot, all the settings go back to the way they were - small.
Does anyone know how to keep they large after a reboot?
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can't keep Icons and font size large

do that first, will help anyhow

your issue may be because your graphics can not handle the resolution you are wanting, check your graphics card/motherboard spec with manufacturer to see what max resolution is

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Hello! Yes, I'm a newbie and a numpty. This place looks wonderful! I hope you can help me.

Here's what happened: I reinstalled Windows for my sister, who is visually impaired. I just installed Windows XP Pro. Just finished it, and then handed it over to her, to customize her settings. Since she has bad vision, she usually lowers the resolution down to 800x600 and has the font size and title bar sizes larger. Well as soon as I left her alone with her computer, she messed up the windows or icon settings so bad, so everything is HUGE. Everything is so huge, that (what should be) small menus now fill the whole screen. We can't get to the part of the preferences window to change the resolution to something higher, and we can't get to anywhere (that we know of) to change anything back to something resembling normal. Basically, we can't do anything anymore.

I know I can reinstall Windows XP all over again, but since I JUST DID THAT I'd like to avoid having to do it all over again. Is there some way to reset the preferences, without having to reinstall the whole operating system for something so seemingly idiotic? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

A:All icons/windows too large, cannot reset or change preferences to smaller size

get into "safe mode" hold F8 key down soon as pc starts to reboot highlight top menu when the safe mode window opens tap enter once in safe mode boot up, you should be able to access the resolution settings and reset those..to the one you require..

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Ok, a couple hours ago I got a runtime error ( i dont know which one) and it restarted windows explorer and my font size for everything got really big then i tried to change the DPI and it got very small ( changed it to 96 DPI).
Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Can't change font size.

I have just gotten this problem again and I forget how to fix it. Please help.

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I Had To Format Computer But Now I Can't Change Size Of Font.

A:change font size


What Operating System is it XP?

And how are you trying to change the font?

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I am using Vista and I have Norton Security 09 on my laptop. For some reason I can't change the size of my fonts in any of my programs. When I try to change the font I hear a pinging noise. PLEASE HELP!

A:Can't change font size

completely un-install norton and symantics and install AVG 8.5..........this works WAY better and norton will not control you so much. it will also make your laptop faster especially if the OS is VISTA...Norton is a very, very heavy software program.un-fortunatly it comes pre-installed on almost every PC in 09'. there are many programs to un-install on a new PC. this is only one of them.....(NORTON)....make sure you take your laptop some where like Comp USA or similar and have your ram maxed out. once again esp. if you are running VISTA OS...

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I have IE6 and XP Pro installed on a new computer. When I go to IE 6 the fonts are super large although I have the view set on SMALLEST. Nothing I seem to do will change the font size. I did the IE tools font sizes and under accessibility I checked ignore font sizes. Nothing is working. The XP Pro version I installed had service pack 3C...does that mean that IE 7 was installed and that I have IE 6 on the computer as well causing a confusion in IE?

A:Can't change font size on IE 6

Do you ahve the same problem in ie7?

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I am trying to change the size of the fonts in my outgoing messages. I've been in the font menu and changed the fonts from 10 to 20 to 32, but I don't see any change. Any ideas?


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I didn't have a clue where to put this, so please bear with me.
When using Firefox and maybe even in IE, I've observed that
many fonts are a light grey color making it very hard to read.

I have gone into the tools of Firefox and unchecked the
"allow pages to choose their own colors" and that does
give black fonts, but at the cost of losing other colors
on a web page.

How can I get rid of these light grey colored fonts and use
black fonts when on the internet while still maintaining colors ?

Thanks in advance for any help.


A:How to change font color and size in FF using W7 ?

Hello n2gc,

For FireFox, you might want to read this tutorial from their official forum.
For Internet Explorer, I think that the second tab on this tutorial will do the trick
Good luck and keep us posted,

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I can scale the icon sizes, but not the text...

A:Any way to change task bar font size?


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Hello all...this is my first post, I'm a computer novice...so please bear with me.

While using MS Word, I've accidentally hit a combination of keys (possibly CTRL, windows START, ALT and others were involved) and it has reduced the font size to something like a 2 or 3 point when it actually says in the tool bar it's still 12 point. This occurs whenever I open a new MS Word document or go to write a new email using MS Outlook or go to reply or forward an email, it minimises the signature too!!!

Now when I go to open up a previous email or previous Word document, the orginal font size is maintained. So really, it only occurs when writing new documents or email replies. I don't believe it's a zoom issue, because as I type this, the IE page looks normal.

I've tried rebooting my machine, no go, tried various key combinations e.g. Ctrl + Shift + P etc, etc...no joy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Font size change

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I have been trying to find out how to be able to change the font and type size from what seems to be installed on my Windows Live Mail. I do use my own internet provider for my mail, not my hotmail account. I've gotten so far that I have a web site that spells out how to do this, but the first thing that I have to do  is to get Windows Live Mail 2011. When I click on that, I get the same page that I have always gotten, just the access to all areas of my mail. Now, what I need to know is how to get to where I can start the procedure to change the font and type from the original to what I'd prefer to make it my default. Please, is there any one here that can help me with this. I can do it each time that I write an email, but this should be the case. I'd like it my way, not Microsoft's. Thank to all.Peg

A:Font and type size change

Hi: You can change the font settings and other settings. Please read this link on how to do this: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/8387/windows-live-mail-2011-how-to-change-the-default-compose-font/ Paul

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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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I'm running Windows 7 with IE8. I've rarely used IE, pretty much always using Firefox so my question is, is there a way to make the default font larger in IE8 without having to always start over after closing it? From what I see there are only small, medium, large and largest settings, no way to actually set the font size?

A:Is it possible to change the default font size in IE8?

There's an excellent page here on Browser Font settings: http://www.joedolson.com/articles/2008/03/refining-text-presentation/#ie678

But the size issue on Internet Explorer is very limited
Another option is to hold down Ctrl on the keyboard, and use your mouse scroll wheel button, to reduce and enlarge the entire web page

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All of a sudden the font size in the display settings decided to revert to small, I had set it to medium when I first installed Windows 7 as I cannot read the small text size at high resolutions.
I have tried to set it back to medium, followed the prompt to log off, even restarted, but it just doesn't want to put the font back up to medium size, it stays small.

Any ideas? This is kind of driving me crazy :P

A:Font size change not applying

Are you trying to make just the font size bigger or the windows and everything in general?

for everything in general try this..

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

Desktop -> Right Click -> Personalize -> Display -> Choose Medium or Large, then you'll be prompted to Log off, so log off and then log back on it should all be a bit bigger depending on which setting you chose.

I hope this has helped and please get back if this wasn't what you were looking for, maybe I can continue to help you if not im sure someone else can!


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In WinXP, there was an option in the display settings where I could increase the font DPI. This ONLY increased the windows program fonts and affected little else. So the text under the icons was small, as was the text in various dialog boxes. However, it would have NO effect whatsoever on web pages. Images were unchanged, fonts were unchanged.

Is this possible in Windows 7? I want to see web pages at their original resolution and change them individually if I want to.

A:Change font size without changing anything else

Have you tried this?

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Is there a way to change the font, font size and line height for the font in WinExplorer?

The font in other elements should not be changed (if possible).


A:How to change the font (size) in WinExplorer?

Quote: Originally Posted by pstein

Is there a way to change the font, font size and line height for the font in WinExplorer?

The font in other elements should not be changed (if possible).


Hi pstein,

I note in System Specs you have XP listed as your OS.

Here are some links that may be of use to you -

Change the font Windows XP displays in Windows Explorer

How to change Font Size in Internet Explorer - Technology & Internet

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But I want to do it without increasing the desktop icon size? I'm assuming that this is not like past Windows where u have that option just to change the font size in Advanced Settings?

A:Wanna change W7 font size

Right click - Screen Resolution-Make text or other items larger or smaller
There you can change either the magnification of everything on the screen or on the left - Set custom text size(DPI)

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i am facing a problem. i hope someone can help me. i use windows xp pc. my problem is that in the taskbar it shows the current time in hh:mm format, the time font is very small for my eyes. im unable to see the time freely. everytime i hav to see it very closely. is there any application to change the font size an increase it to a bigger size? is it possible.

pls help.

A:font size is very small, can i change it ??

Right click on the desktop, select properties
goto appearence
hit the advanced tab

change ur font size/style

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The other day I opened IE and the font seemed to be enlarged and style changed. Now its hard for me to view pages without scrolling frames. What could have caused this and how can I change it back? Firefox seems to unchanged by this.

A:Solved: font size change IE

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I have a similar issue - I would like to change the font size of just one of the profile in Vista. When I change the font size, it changes for all profiles in Vista. Does anyone has the steps needed to do this?

A:How to change font size for 1 profile only?

Hi, CrazyMogal, and welcome to the forums.

First of all, are you trying to change the font size for all Windows (such as using large Fonts on the display) or are you trying to change the font size in a particular program (such as IE or Firefox)?

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I'm currently running on Windows XP with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0.

At some point, my account's font size or style has been changed to a larger size, making some websites difficult to read or to load differently. I would like to change the size back to normal.

I have tried: changing font sizes through the above "view" and "text size" buttons, holding down "CTRL" and using my mouse to scroll through text sizes, changing text accessibility through the interent options, and STILL I'm getting nowhere.

I noticed that these above changes effected most text size, but did NOt effect hyperlink text size.

Let me give an example:
The first attached file is a screenshot, entitled "screenproblem," that shows a website with my problem. The second file is a screenshot, entitled "noproblemscreen," that shows how the website normally loads. I got this screenshot by logging into another account on the SAME computer that obviously does not have this format issue. As you can see, there are many differences in how the two accounts interpret the site-- my account formats the site with no background colors, hyperlinks are enlarged, etc.

How can I fix this? It's very aggrevating and I cannot think of how to do it!

Many thanks.

A:Hyperlink font size change?

Have you tried viewing with another browser?

It appears that the sites style sheet isn't loading.....

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Does anyone know how to change the font size of this menu?

I have tried every setting in Advance Apperance Settings/Window Color and Apperance and none of them seem to affect it.

And if I need to change my system font or something, could someone tell me how to do that.

I'm just trying to make it a little bit bigger.


A:Tiny Font Size + How to Change

You may try this setting:

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