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Windows 7: Using Win 7 metrics to make text larger in Explorer and screen

05 Sep 2016   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Using Win 7 metrics to make text larger in Explorer and screen

Giving the command 'metrics' at the start box will open the text and image changes one can make to
various windows within Win7.

I never seem to get this right but as an example: I go to my Networked Public Folder. I want to enlarge the text. This would be an Exploerer window if I'm not mistaken.

But the path to do this at metrics is not intuitive at all.

The screen indicates when you point to the various windows but changes do not take place where desired due to lack of a common labling between the metric optiona and the unmarked widows dispalyed at this metrics screen. XP seemed to make this a bit easier.

I just want to make the text bigger. That is the first thing I want to tackle in the thread. Having text change in email and response boxes like this will wait for another day.


Also, how do I get to my profile? I have to change my email address to you.


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05 Sep 2016   #2
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

progress....

I found the profile to change my email address to current.
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08 Sep 2016   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Are you using a aero theme or classic theme?

Jerry
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08 Sep 2016   #4
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I have the classic look and I don't think I involked aero. How to check?

For this task I would be willing to change the look if my Explorer could open folders from my home network in a more easy to read style.

Thanks for answering.
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10 Sep 2016   #5
Bongo

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When it comes to classic theme all you can use is the "metrics" to change font size or change the DPI setting DPI Display Size Settings - Change

Jerry
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15 Sep 2016   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

How then to go about setting up aero instead? I'm used to the old look and never
got into all the alternate options.

And once done, does it it give that extra size needed in Explorer font text?

Sorry for delay in answering.

I am not getting email notifications. I have to change to a new emial address. Please say
where that is in Sevenforums as I have forgotten. I don't see 'Profile" at the top.
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15 Sep 2016   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I see profile when clicking on my login name. But nothing when it opens to change email notification.
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16 Sep 2016   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

With Aero theme I can create a custom one where I can change the font size and the font if needed.

Read Post #12, 14, 19, 20
How to make Control Panel's text bigger without using DPI settings?

It will give you an idea of what will need to be done, in post #19 there is a semibold size 12 font theme in the zip folder.

Let me know what you think.
Jerry
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16 Sep 2016   #9
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post

i am not getting email notifications. I have to change to a new emial address. Please say
where that is in sevenforums as i have forgotten. I don't see 'profile" at the top.
Using Win 7 metrics to make text larger in Explorer and screen-1.png

Jerry


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16 Sep 2016   #10
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I still think it's a muddle since the comments say, some things work while others don't.

Perhaps knowing what "Active Window" _means_ is a place to start.

Active Window should mean the open pane, such as my network location opening the public folder.
That is controlled by Explorer if I'm understanding it.

The only font changes that ever seem to 'take" from going through every single metric option are down in the tray area.

It's not simple like on the web where control plus key can be used and then, with a correct prompt,
made permanent.


I will review the link but it usually takes me some reading time. I'm not good with screens to begin with.
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