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Windows 7: Trying to set font size to 150% for all users

23 Jul 2014   #1
1911geoff

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Trying to set font size to 150% for all users

Hi everyone,

This is my first post so hope it's in the right forum.

I have a client who is trying to set the text size under 'Display' to 150% so that it defaults to 150% for any user that logs in. It's for a boardroom computer with a massive 80" screen, and is used by many different people who will need the size to stay (so that they don't have to login - change - log out/in again).

Is there a way to do this through registry settings (or any other way)? So far I've only found user specific solutions which don't cover multiple profiles.

The system it is on is Window 7 Pro, using onboard Intel HD graphics.


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26 Jul 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums 1911geoff. You can set it via a registry change, or group policy. Use Option Two in this tutorial:

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

OR follow this method for GP

Using Group Policy to Set Windows Font DPI size

A Guy
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27 Jul 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The registry method in the tutorial would only change the DPI setting for the current user. I believe the only way to do this for all users (with existing accounts) would be to use Group Policy
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27 Jul 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 1911geof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may work to set DPI for all users in Windows 7.

How to alter the DPI for all users
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27 Jul 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello 1911geof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may work to set DPI for all users in Windows 7.

How to alter the DPI for all users
It doesn't work on my system, not that I would want it too.

Long ago I set the DPI to 120 in Control Panel.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LogPixels is 120.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\Software\Fonts\LogPixels is 96.

It is not overriding my personal setting.
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27 Jul 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Larry.

It does the same for me in Windows 8, but I was hoping that it may work in Windows 7 that I didn't have available to test at the time.
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