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05 Jun 2010   #1

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Windows 7 font on dialog box tabs too small

I can adjust the font size on all items in Win7 except dialog box tabs; this includes IE8 and all Win7 OS related functions. I have tried changing themes and anything I can find. What I currently have is just too small. The problem also exists in IE8 (not browser tabs, they are ok) dialog windows and any input boxes for all websites. Using the DPI is not the answer on this one. Thanks...

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05 Jun 2010   #2
A Guy

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Can you post us some screen shots so we can see exactly of which you speak? A Guy
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05 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

This is the closest thing I can find and it doesn't make sense: Tools > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > Ignore font sizes specified on webpages <----Select this one. Now the font are adjustable in IE8 browser with zoom for input boxes and the like. This still does not resolve the issue with dialog boxes.

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06 Jun 2010   #4

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This is the dialog for changing the font, look at the font on the tabs and in the body vs. what is reasonable in the reference window. The DPI resolution is set 133%.

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06 Jun 2010   #5
Elmer BeFuddled

Windows 7 Home Premium O.E.M x64

Just a thought, check that Microsoft Sans Serif (micross.ttf) and Tahoma (tahoma.ttf) fonts are installed. I know MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg2, two logical (pseudo/imaginary) fonts rely heavily on these. I know myself I've "lost" micross.ttf in the past (OK, 'twas on XP) and all my display/dialog boxes went haywire until I re-installed it.

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