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Windows 7: Desktop icon/font size on the laptop and the TV

15 Dec 2010   #1
freesunshine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Desktop icon/font size on the laptop and the TV

I have connected my laptop to a 40" LCD TV using HDMI cable and everything works fine. Since the desktop icons/fonts on the TV shows default (small) size from the laptop, in order for me to see it from the distance I have to change the desktop icons/fonts to a larger size.

Here is my question; Is there a way to set up a different desktop icon/fonts size to match the TV and the laptop? (perhaps different profile settings???) Meaning, when I disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV, I want the size of the icons/fonts go back to default/small size icons and vice versa .

Hope this question makes sense.
Thanks in advance!


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15 Dec 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freesunshine View Post
I have connected my laptop to a 40" LCD TV using HDMI cable and everything works fine. Since the desktop icons/fonts on the TV shows default (small) size from the laptop, in order for me to see it from the distance I have to change the desktop icons/fonts to a larger size.

Here is my question; Is there a way to set up a different desktop icon/fonts size to match the TV and the laptop? (perhaps different profile settings???) Meaning, when I disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV, I want the size of the icons/fonts go back to default/small size icons and vice versa .

Hope this question makes sense.
Thanks in advance!
I can't think of anything that exist within windows. It wasn't necessarily designed to be used on 40" LCD from 10' away in the way you are using it. That's why Windows Media Center's fonts are so much bigger.

Per this Topic here on 7F: dual monitor text is different sizes between screens you're out of luck.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
freesunshine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, it doesn't necessarily have to be 40" LCD...it could be 23" LCD. I'm wondering if there is a way to set the icons/fonts independently.
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15 Dec 2010   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Independently of different monitors? Not a chance, unfortunately. Someone asked a similar question in the thread I linked previously. It's one of those things Windows missed. There might be a piece of software out there that can do it for you but I can't think of what to search for :S
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