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

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

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.

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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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I can change the font size of everything except the window text (see screenshot), i.e. the size of 'themes', 'desktop', 'windows and buttons', etc.

Under Advanced, there seems to be no option to change the font size of window text. Is there a way to do this?
 

A:No Way to Increase Font Size of Window Text?

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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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I provide tech support to about a dozen families. In one of them, the wife is severely sight-impaired as the result of a stroke. She has difficulty seeing the small text at the top of Chrome. Increasing the page size (Ctrl/+) increases the page BELOW the Chrome bars, but does nothing to those bars.

I can find no setting in Chrome that will do this. Is it even possible?

A:Increase text size at top of Chrome

I don't think you can change the size of the fonts used by Chrome for its buttons and menus, but you can increase the size for all Windows items by going to Start > Control Panel > Display. It's set to 100% by default and can be increased to 125% or 150%.

Also, if you click the 'Set custom text size (DPI)' link on the left, you can increase just the text size without affecting things like buttons, scrollbars, etc. Drag the slider to find the best DPI setting.

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It strikes me as hopelessly inconsiderate and inconvenient, but it really is not possible: you cannot increase the text size in windows 7. This a major problem, since the text size is extremely small by default.

Now, some people have mentioned possible solutions, yet I cannot call these 'solutions' adequate or good at all.

Increasing the DPI is the most common way to get around his problem. Unfortunately, as I was increasing the DPI to the point where I could comfortably read the text in 7, everything else got bigger as well. Too big.

Naturally, decreasing the resolution is even worse than increasing DPI, because you lose image quality that way.

Then I read this:

Fonts - Change[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

It seemed like I finally found out how to fix this problem. But no. Even if, (and I won't, it just looks too bad) if would choose to pick the classic or high-contrast theme, I still would not be able to increase all the text size. Yes, some of the text can be made larger, but not all.

Which again strikes me as a design flaw.

The question is: why on earth is it not possible to increase sizes of all the text in windows 7? And I really mean all of it, in menu's, taskbar, message windows, in explorer - no exceptions.

Increasing DPI - what a bad idea. I want to specifically increase text size, I don't want to make everything bigger. This makes no sense.

I am going to have to file many, many complaint to microsoft if there will not come a fix for this problem soon.

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A:Require to increase text size

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Most all the text in a Aero theme is in the aero.msstyle & can be changed with Ave's Windows7 Style Builder
Jerry

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I provide tech support to about a dozen families. In one of them, the wife is severely sight-impaired as the result of a stroke. She has difficulty seeing the small text at the top of Chrome. Increasing the page size (Ctrl/+) increases the page BELOW the Chrome bars, but does nothing to those bars.

I can find no setting in Chrome that will do this. Is it even possible?

A:Increase text size at top of Chrome

I don't think you can change the size of the fonts used by Chrome for its buttons and menus, but you can increase the size for all Windows items by going to Start > Control Panel > Display. It's set to 100% by default and can be increased to 125% or 150%.

Also, if you click the 'Set custom text size (DPI)' link on the left, you can increase just the text size without affecting things like buttons, scrollbars, etc. Drag the slider to find the best DPI setting.

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Hello,

Not sure if this is the right forum. I am trying to find some information on IE's View, Text Size options. Not sure how to even phrase the question so maybe that's why I'm not getting any relevant search results [though I've learned more about fonts and sizing than I ever needed to know ]. The options are smallest, smaller, medium, larger largest and what I want to know is what the percentage is for those. i.e. smallest = 60% of whatever the default size is as an example.

Any help would be appreciated, even a pointer on a search question. Thanks so much

Ruth
 

A:IE text size increase options

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When I log on to Windows (2000) I am told my registry size is too small and that I should increase it. Can someone help me do this so that my PC does not keep crashing?

Thanks, RJB
 

A:Increase Registry Size?

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If I may post a query for help with a very similar problem ....
Vista - Ease of Access:

Tried to help a visually impaired friend by showing her (on my laptop, unfortunately ..) how it's possible to increase text and font size through 'DPI' variation.

Which we did successfully ..... but now, frustratingly, can't get back to my own original settings. I've changed them on the screen and restarted (several times now) but nothing happens.

Is it me? Is it irreversible without major surgery .... or am I just missing something.

Thank you Tech Guys ....

Dave Cordingley.
 

A:how it's possible to increase text and font size through 'DPI' variation.

I have moved your post into a thread of its own - it gets very confusing to have two different posters question in the same thread

thanks
 

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I am using a Toshiba 64-bit laptop, running Windows 10 Home, 8gb memory, 1Tb hard drive.

Unfortunately, I did an update to Windows 10 and lost all the readable sized text in the toolbars, menus, etc, not only in Windows but also in MS Office 2013. I really need to be able to make just the font larger than 9 pts. I don't want the apps and icons so large they jump off the screen at me. And who in their right mind would think that 9pts was an acceptable size font? It should never be less than 12. They obviously have never tried looking at a screen for 36 hours straight while trying to solve a major production problem.

Since the Appearance and Personalization option has disappeared out of Windows 10, did the Office developers have the intelligence and forethought to retain the ability to make the text in the menu and toolbars larger for those of us who don't have 20/10 vision? If so, where would I find that option?

I have spent almost two days trying to fix this problem, and YES, I view it as a definite problem that should be fixed as soon as humanly possible. You can just imagine how aggravated I am at this point.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Hi there
Any "tinkerers" or customisation gurus out there.

On a laptop even with a decent size screen is there any way to increase the font size of text of applications installed via "classic windows install" such as Office / photoshop etc. (Not Metro apps).

On those smaller but absolutely stunning "Ultrabooks" the text becomes quite hard to read too - if you increase the font size "globally" in windows then you have problems with some screens not fitting properly - so I just want to increase the text within the tiles.

enc magnified screenshot of a typical tile -- even here the text is relatively small .

Anybody out there !!

Cheers

jimbo

A:Anybody - increase font size of text in tiles of std apps office etc

These are the keys you have to play with
(HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

But you need a little Binary knowledge for them, or use something like registry workshop to do it for you. You can import those keys from Windows 7. I absolve myself from blame, should anything go wrong - lol.

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A:How do i increase the fonts size in window 7?

Fonts - Change

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When I try to play a video from a pbs program off their website I can't increase the screen size. I don't get any messages. Am I missing a tool for this?

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Hi all,
I want to know how to increase the size of the jumplist window that windows 7 has.

I want to see full name of my pinned file.

Is there anyway through registry that I could do this?

Thanks

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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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I ran into this problem while on Win7 & found a fix (YouTube - ‪Apple Keyboard Hack - Fully-powered USB ports on a PC!‬‏) . Unfortunately, the YouTube video has been removed.

I use an Apple keyboard that has 2-USB ports, one on each side of the keyboard. The power limits for these USBs was 100mA on Win7 so using a mouse is OK. But, if I plug in a USB drive or better yet my Wacom Tablet I get an error stating the power is too low to support. I believe the ports need to be 500mA.

I don't recall exactly how the YouTube author changed the registry key value but he did & I used these 2 USBs without problems for 4 years. I'm having trouble finding the USB location using run / regedit.

Below are two screen grabs I used in my post 4 years ago. Windows 10 looks a lot different. Anyway, the USB I need is port 3 hub 7. Any suggestions how to navigate the registry key to that location & edit from 100mA to 500mA.

Port properties after registry editing.

A:How to change registry keys to increase USB power to 500mA?

I found it best to discontinue any attempt to edit registry as it is far simpler to lengthen USB cables.

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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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I have followed this guide to set size of fonts in windows:
How to change or set Windows 7 default font settings to bold, italic?

But I could not find out how to set the rest of the characters,
see the image.

Also how to set size of text in notepad and Wordpad? The text in notepad is too small and not bold.

A:Windows 7 how to set size of text in window?

Notepad
Format menu => font

The trouble with setting font sizes system wide is that many of the system UI objects like dialogs and tabs are designed with the default font size as a given. To make things size up correctly requires "owner draw" painting code that is complicated to code.

IOW the values are hard wired.

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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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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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FrontPage 2000: Am wanting to change layout of a website I'm adjusting, so that a user on any size monitor can see the text without having to scroll horizontally.

Have some HTML knowledge but perhaps it's easier in FrontPage to correct. In the site there are lots of tables and rows with fixed widths. I did manage to change some HTML code so that the rows were expressed in percentages & I did get the text to fit on the screen.

But is there an easier way via FrontPage? The HTML code is hard to keep track of on this site.

Thanks for giving this question some thought!
 

A:FrontPage 2000-want text to fit into window on any size monitor

The percentage deal is the best way to go to dynamically size a page so it fits on any screen resolution. I would reccomend doing development at 800x600 on your desktop. THen you will only have to worry about people at 640x480 and not many people use that size desktop any more
 

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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hey everyone! Long time no see!

Okay, so a friend of my dad told him that he used to see the folder icons and labels in the left pane of Outlook 2007 in a bigger font/size before switching to a new computer with Windows 7. Obviously, we all know that upgrading Windows won't change font sizes that are coded into independent programs, so I'm thinking that maybe his old computer was running at a lower resolution. Anywho, my dad's friend asked my dad to ask me this question, and since I don't use Office 2007 anymore, I need to ask you: is there a way to change the size of the folder icons and labels in the left pane of Outlook 2007, without changing the size of anything else?

Thanks for your help!

A:Change size of folder icons and text in Outlook 2007

Not sure about Outlook 2007 as I've been on 2910 for a while now but if you go to the file - options - advanced and check out the options for the navigation pane there should be a font button - change this to something more appropriate to your needs andthis will not alter the other panes

If would also appear that the icons expand to match your font choice

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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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My color on windows is dark and I can't see the text, can I change the color of it?

EDIT: And yes, there is text in that screen shot.

Thanks,
-Rick

A:Can you change text in window?

Hello Rick,

Yes, you sure can. The tutorial below can help show you how to change the color of your taskbar and window borders in "Color and Appearance" settings.

Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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how, or is there a way to change the defult size of a maximized window? if so can u tell me how or where i can find a program to help me. see i have a dock from rocketdock.com and i have it set to "alwase on top" which i don't mind i just dont want any windows to go past the dock when i maximize them. PLEASE help me!!

A:how do you change the size of a maximized window

There is an entry somewhere in the registry I believe that remembers the size of the window when you close it. So if you click the restore down button (between minimize and close buttons in the top right corner when window is maximized), adjust the size to what you want it, then close it. It should open in the size you last had before it closed.

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Hi everyone ,
Please show me how to change default size of the occurred window when I select "browse" in other apps, because it so small and hide some folder.



Thanks .

A:How to change default window size ?

Hi lavecoi,

You can resize dialog boxes by click-and-dragging the textured area in the lower right corner of the window. Unfortunately there's no way to set a default size for dialog boxes, although your resizings will be remembered on a per-application basis between restarts.

Hope this was helpful...

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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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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I have a Dell Dimension 5100 with Winxp pro sp3 1 Meg of RAM and extra 500 gig hd:
I changed (increaded) the Page File zise (Virtual Memory) on both drives and it corrupted the Registry. Now it does not even let me re-install winxp on that drive. Towards the end of the installation I get a message that it cannot copy certain files. The file names varies according to the SP version on the winxp pro cd.
Also, I lost the original OS disk from DELL.
Can I use another copy of WinXP pro and the Key Code from DELL for the re-installation of XP???
Thanks.
Julio
 

A:Page File Size Change Corrupted Registry

Can I use another copy of WinXP pro and the Key Code from DELL for the re-installation of XPClick to expand...

yes but it would have to be an OEM copy of XP pro. One possible problem, if you use a CD from HP or other OEM manufacturer, it may not ask for the key when installing, this will cause an activation issue after installation.

It would be best to borrow a Dell XP pro disc if you can find one, then it will not ask for a key during installation and will activate properly.

The key on the label will work to get it installed, but may not activate, you may have to call Microsoft to get it activated. The reason is the key printed on the sticker is different than the key installed when using a Dell or other OEM CD.
 

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Apparently I'm in the minority of users that actually like Vista, but what can I say I actually do. I'm trying to do some tweaking and personalization though and wondering if there is a way to change the size of a window when it opens. I don't want them to open maximized but about 3/4 of the screen or say to cover all but the sidebar. Anyone figured a way to do this other than dragging the window every time you open it? Thanks
 

A:Solved: Change default size of a window

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With most programs you can simply resize the default restored window size by restoring it changing the size and closing the windows. This does not work for me with windows. I have also tried doing the same thing whilst it is the only window (someone on the internet suggested it) but to no avail. How can I change the default restored window size for explorer
 

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How do I change the look of Windows Boot Manager. I was able to use BCDedit and make some changes, but how do I get rid of the the tools menu at the bottom?

I know it is nitpicky type stuff but some of these things annoy me and I know there has to be a way to change them.

A:How do I change the Window Boot Manager text?

Hi 2kx2, welcome to the forums

I don't think you can change the "tools menu".
EasyBCD should allow you to change the boot menu text, but here are instructions how to use BCDEDIT for that too, in case you can't accomplish it with EasyBCD: BCDEDIT - How to Use

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When windows explorer opens up for my CD Drive it is always in a window too small for me.

I have tried resizing then holding Shift and also Shift/Ctrl while clicking on the close button but this does not work.

I have searched MS Knowledge base and can find nothing.

I do not want it maximised (which I can do with a short cut) - just bigger than the default size.

Is there any registry setting?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Change default windows explorer window size - how to?

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I know this is rather simple, but searching results in far too many unanswered topics. Therefore, I gave up on that, and is requesting your help.

Just to clarify, this has nothing to do with remembering the size of individual folders, or folder views. Apply to All Folders doesn't work for this problem.

Now, the issue is that I find Explorer windows far too small on my 1920x1200 screen and wish to resize every single folder on my system, including newly created ones, into 1200x800 instead of 800x600.

All solutions will be considered and all help (=/= every type of post) will be appreciated. I would prefer not to use programs that has to run in the background for this, but if that is the only real solution then please recommend something that uses the least resources as possible.
 

A:Solved: Change DEFAULT Explorer Window Size

It is in Folder Options, and Apply to All Folders does apply.

In Folder Options, View tab, put a check in

Launch folder windows in a separate process
Remember each folder's view settings
Restore previous folder windows at logon

Click OK. Open Windows Explorer. Use the mouse to size the folder the way you want it. Close the window. When you next open Explorer, it should be the same size as you left it.

If not, you have other problems.
 

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Hi all,

I have a strange question: On my laptop, I have only one account. At the login prompt, you see a decent size of your account picture.

Now, for the kids laptop, there are 4 accounts. At the login window, because there are 4 accounts, windows show they account pictures but they are very small.
All the accounts pics are shown 4 in a row.

Is there a way to increase the size of these account pictures at login prompt?

Or is there a way to change the way they are displayed, I mean, instead of having them 4 in a row, we could have 2 rows of 2 account pictures?

Is my explanation clear enough? Let me know.

Thanks

A:Change the size of account pictures at login window?

Hi lebrocoli,

I'm fairly certain this is not possible. But I'm bumping your thread just in case anyone else knows...

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Install the add-on resizer here: Preference Menu Resizer

A:[SOLVED] Change preference window size - Seamonkey

Thanks, Corday, but I have enough extensions as it is. Someone finally told me what the proper element name for that in SeaMonkey is. It is "#prefDialog".

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When I first loaded Windows Vista, I modified some window background and text default colors. However, now I want to change it back to default. Is there a way to change it back?
 

A:change back to default text window colors

I have never tried, but I think, if you right click the desktop - personalize, and select Theme, if you then select Vista it should revert back.
 

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