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Windows 7: make text and other items larger or smaller

24 Oct 2009   #1

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
make text and other items larger or smaller

anybody know if it's possible to change these presets (reached via the screen resolution menu)?

my eyes aren't what they used to be, and a little magnification would make things a little easier.

however, certain things, such as non-windows notification icons, look terrible at 125%.

i'm hoping it's just a simple registry key, so i can experiment with 110% etc. if it's a lot of kerfuffle, i don't think i'll bother...

anybody know how?



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24 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Angelo,

You can use step 6 in the tutorial below to set a custom DPI size.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change


You can also use step 7 in the tutorial below to change individual item's text size in the Advanced Appearance Settings.

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Oct 2009   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks a lot shawn,

guess my eyesight is so bad i never saw that link
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, you're welcome.
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