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Windows 7: size of fonts in programs


02 Jun 2011   #1

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size of fonts in programs

Hi there, I am very new to Windows 7 and I am having problems with the size of the fonts in some of my programmes for instance both google search and facebook are really small also my outlook express. I tried changing font sizes got really big icons but no changes on programmes Fiddles around and now the back buttons and the X to close the programes dont appear unless I point to them. Not sure what I did


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02 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, there is a zoom function. In both browser, use CTRL+0 keys combination to reset zoom to 100%.

Hope this helps
CyberZeus
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02 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dixieil View Post
Hi there, I am very new to Windows 7 and I am having problems with the size of the fonts in some of my programmes for instance both google search and facebook are really small also my outlook express. I tried changing font sizes got really big icons but no changes on programmes Fiddles around and now the back buttons and the X to close the programes dont appear unless I point to them. Not sure what I did
Re : font size
1. For webpages
a) open webpage > look up, menu bar, click View > click Text Size > select the size you want.
b) open webpage > look to bottom right > click the pointer next to 100% > select a different percentage.

2. For Outlook Expresss. Not sue as I don't have OE.
Maybe... open OE > menu bar > Text Size > select the font size.
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02 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

To change the default font, font size and font colour in Windows 7, navigate to:

Right-click desktop>Personalize>Window Color>Advanced Appearance Settings>Item>Menu or Icon>Font>Font Size>Color>Apply>OK>Save Changes.
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03 Jun 2011   #5

 
 

Here's a list of settings from which you can pick and choose multiple settings, to see what works best for you. (BUT, before doing any further editing, you might want to do a System Restore to get your settings back to where they were before you lost your Back button and X.)

1. Fonts - Change - 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 - How to Change the Display DPI Size in Windows 7
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 Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, UNcheck all three:
Reset text size to Medium for new windows and tabs, and
Reset text size to Medium while Zooming, and
Reset Zoom level to 100% for new windows and tabs

7. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, General, Accessibility, Select Ignore font sizes specified on web pages. Click OK, then Apply, then OK.

8. Open Internet Explorer, click the Page button, click Text Size, and then select the size you want i.e. Large (Largest may be too large).

9. Ease of Access Center – Go to either: Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, Ease of Access Center, Make Your Computer Easier to Use, Explore All Settings, and click on: Make this computer easier to see (Optimize Visual Display). OR go to Control Panel, and Explore all settings. Under the following heading, Make things on the screen larger, select: Change the size of text + icons. This takes you to the dpi settings screen.

10. If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, use command/ctrl + your scroll on a web page to increase the font size.

11. MS Word templates: In the Ribbon or QuickAccess Bar select Styles, Normal, and when the little arrow appears, select Modify. Under Formatting you can change the default font size (12) to whatever size you wish. At the bottom of the screen select Only in this documents OR New documents based on this template. Click OK. You can change this font size setting for any/all other MS Word templates as well.

12. In IE and FireFox (for current use – not permanent): press Ctrl and the + key to increase screen size. To reduce screen size press Ctrl and the – key. (To restore screen size to 100% press Ctrl and 0.)

13. FireFox (permanent setting): go to Tools, Options, Content, and on that screen set the new default text size that you wish. Then, click Advanced and there are additional default text size settings. Plus, in the box that says "Minimum text size" select None, and down below, UNcheck the box that says "allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selections above."

14. FireFox Add-On: NoSquint (http://urandom.ca/nosquint/)

15. Magnifier – To Magnify Entire Page: Start, Search pane, and type: magnifier. When it comes up click the plus (+) sign. The entire page will magnify. OR go to: Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, Ease of Access Center, Make Your Computer Easier to Use, Start Magnifier.

16. Magnifier – To Magnify a Certain Portion of the Screen - go to Start, Search pane, and type: magnifier. Click the program at the top. The Magnifier can be set to Docked Mode which places a re-sizable window at the top of the screen that follows the cursor. (To read more about Magnifier go to Start, click "Help & Support" on the right hand side, type in "magnifier.") Magnifier is actually located at: Start, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access, Magnifier.

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04 Jun 2011   #6

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Thank you all so much for your very helpful advise
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