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Windows 7: Increase Font Size in the Bars of IE9

01 Nov 2013   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Increase Font Size in the Bars of IE9

Is there a way to increase the font size of the Menu, Command and Favorite bars in IE9

Thank you.


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01 Nov 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You can make everything bigger ?
DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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02 Nov 2013   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
You can make everything bigger ?
DPI Display Size Settings - Change
Thanks again ThrashZone. No, I don't want to make everything bigger -- just the bars in IE9.
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02 Nov 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Increasing the dpi will actually let you use less Zoom,
Plus Text renders so much better you'll most likely be able to use 100% Zoom instead of what you might use now 150% is pretty common for me but I also use 130% dpi,

Possibly someone will come by and know the registry path to this option,
Cheers.
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02 Nov 2013   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Increasing the dpi will actually let you use less Zoom,
Plus Text renders so much better you'll most likely be able to use 100% Zoom instead of what you might use now 150% is pretty common for me but I also use 130% dpi,

Possibly someone will come by and know the registry path to this option,
Cheers.
Yes, but that changes the size of Icons and Text throughout the system. At least it does on the desk top.
I just want to change the Menu bar, Favorites bar and the Command bar. Nothing else.

There is an add on for Firefox known as Theme and Font Changer the will do this but I can find nothing like that for IE.

Oh well, I can live without it just like I have found I can live without Win 8 or 8.1. Neither of them is bad and both quite usable but I will stick with Win7. And that is because I am on old curmudgeon and proud of it!

Thanks again.
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03 Nov 2013   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can change the font size of the menu bar, but unfortunately the choices available jump from 10 to 26! It's in

Personalization> Windows color> Advanced appearance settings> Item: Menu> Font size

But, at least on my system with a custom DPI (check if yours is different), the default is 9, and after 10 it jumps to 26

Window Color and Appearance - Change

A Guy
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04 Nov 2013   #7
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

I am sorry I didn't make my question clear. I want to make the test in IE's Menu Bar, Favorites Bar. Command Bar and Status Bar larger. I was not intending to make any changes to any of the Windows settings.

Thanks for a good try though.
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04 Nov 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

jsquareg I understand what you are looking for. Sorry to say I have also looked for the same thing.
I have been unable to find something that works in I.E.
That is one of the main reasons I don't use I.E. often.
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04 Nov 2013   #9
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
jsquareg I understand what you are looking for. Sorry to say I have also looked for the same thing.
I have been unable to find something that works in I.E.
That is one of the main reasons I don't use I.E. often.
Thank you Layback Bear.

That is what I thought might be the case. Too bad!
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04 Nov 2013   #10
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
I am sorry I didn't make my question clear. I want to make the test in IE's Menu Bar, Favorites Bar. Command Bar and Status Bar larger. I was not intending to make any changes to any of the Windows settings.

Thanks for a good try though.
I understood you, and that does change that. It does change all other menues as well of course. There is no way to just change the IE stuff though. A Guy
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