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

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

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?

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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'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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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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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Hi.

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

Try this and post back with results.

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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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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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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


Cheers,
Jamie

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

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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
 

A:cant change font and size on windows live mail

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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)

Cheers

jimbo

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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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.

or

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 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
 

A:font size and quick launch icon size

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I am trying to set my desktop background to a neutral grey but every time I do this the icon font changes to a hideous "hollow white" and I cannot find how to change it to a solid black. It seems that the background/font are linked and fixed. Help?

A:Cannot Change Icon Font (Windows 8.1)

I'm afraid that's not possible because white/light backgrounds will have black/dark text and the other way around but only if you don't use shadows under text. By using shadows under text, text will always be white.

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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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On January 18, 2014 (under the same heading), TechGuy gave instructions on how to get rid of the shadow in the icon font: Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance > System Properties > Performance Options.

Right-clicking My Computer, I can get Properties, but then do not get Advanced System Settings - or, for that matter - any of the other options.

Is there another path for me to get to Performance Options, where I can then uncheck "use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop"
 

A:Solved: cannot change icon font in windows 8.1

Try from the run box press the windows key +R type control sysdm.cpl then advance and the first box performance settings visual effects
 

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

A:change font size

Welcome,

What Operating System is it XP?

And how are you trying to change the font?
 

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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?

oilbath
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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).

Peter

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).

Peter


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

A:Any way to change task bar font size?

bump
 

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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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