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Windows 7: Changing the Font for Icon Text


06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Changing the Font for Icon Text

I recently installed Windows 7 in Dual Boot with XP Pro and I output the display to my 50" Sony HDTV at 1080p.

I do not like the way the Text, under the Desktop Icons, displays at 1900x1080 res.

In XP Pro, I could go to Display Properties/Appearance, choose Icon, and change the Font Type and Font Size to make the Text easier to read.

With Windows 7, I only see a choice for ClearType and Text DPI. ClearType does not appear to improve the way the Text under the Desktop Icons displays.

How can I change the Font?

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07 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BuschBarber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to help show you how to change the font for the Icon item in the Advanced Appearance settings. However, this will change the font for all icons in Windows 7 and not just for the desktop.

Fonts - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Changing Font

Thank you!! That was very helpful!!
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07 May 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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07 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

everything looks so much prettier now!
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07 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm happy to hear so TheTeZ.
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08 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

and im happy it is!

Thanks, for the simple, yet helpful tip
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08 May 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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