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Windows 7: Change computer text size from 100% to 125%

09 Apr 2014   #1
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Change computer text size from 100% to 125%

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


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09 Apr 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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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09 Apr 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Phil,

After you have set the zoom to 125% in Internet Explorer, double check to make sure that you have the Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs box unchecked in step 7 below to see if that may be the issue.

Internet Explorer Zoom Level

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Apr 2014   #4
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi bigmck and Brink,

bigmck: no luck doing this for me.

Brink: No luck with this solution either.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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09 Apr 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. You might see if using OPTION THREE below to restore the default values first, then use OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO to set the DPI to 125% may stick afterwards.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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09 Apr 2014   #6
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Brink,

No luck with this suggestion either. I guess I will just be content to change the text size from 100 to 125% when ever the need arises.

I appreciate you trying to help but for the time being I will just keep playing around with it. If I get to the bottom of it I will let you know.

Thanks and regard,

2harts4ever

PS: If I go blind from trying to see the smaller print I won't have to worry about it ....lol
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09 Apr 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might check with either the computer manufactures website or the graphics card makers site for graphics card driver updates,
Cheers
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09 Apr 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about setting all to 125% with the DPI setting. Go to: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
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09 Apr 2014   #9
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi whs and ThrashZone,

whs: It appears my Graphic card is up to date (AMD Radeon HD 6530D Graphics)

ThrashZone: No luck with your suggestion either. Thanks for trying.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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09 Apr 2014   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
Hi Brink,

No luck with this suggestion either. I guess I will just be content to change the text size from 100 to 125% when ever the need arises.
A quick way you can change it is to hit Control and + or - and it makes the current page bigger or smaller and keeps it that way for next time.
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