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Windows 7: Win7 Default Font size 100% but want 96% instead

31 Dec 2009   #1
ECH

Win7
 
 
Win7 Default Font size 100% but want 96% instead

Hello,

I would love to know a way to reduce Win7's text and other items on my screen by choosing a percentage lower then it's default of 100% (IE: 96 dpi). I became perplexed when I found out that Win7 wouldn't allow me to go below 100% (Appearance and Personalization > Display). Can anyone help me figure out a way to reduce the font size from 100% to 96%?

Edit:
Hmm, I checked the registry and it actually reads 96 dpi:
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts


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31 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't have the answer to your question, but I am curious why you would want to do this? You must still have very good eyesight...I have to increase the size of the fonts.

EDIT: It may not be precise enough for you, but you may be able to find what you want by using a different font.
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31 Dec 2009   #3
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Here is some useful information for using ClearType to change the text size on your display: Make text easier to read using ClearType.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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31 Dec 2009   #4
ECH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
Here is some useful information for using ClearType to change the text size on your display: Make text easier to read using ClearType.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks, I think this will solve the issue for me.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I don't have the answer to your question, but I am curious why you would want to do this? You must still have very good eyesight...I have to increase the size of the fonts.

EDIT: It may not be precise enough for you, but you may be able to find what you want by using a different font.
Smaller fonts seem to reduce eye strain for me. I will try a different font though. Tahoma seems to appeal to me. Thanks!
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31 Dec 2009   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There was a time when I could use far smaller fonts than now, but with age and the faintness of some fonts, like on webpages, I have adopted the Lydian font set. The style appeals, and setting it for bold makes the type stand out on the monitor. Lydian isn't a Windows font, but it is available for free download.
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31 Dec 2009   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Hello,

I would love to know a way to reduce Win7's text and other items on my screen by choosing a percentage lower then it's default of 100% (IE: 96 dpi). I became perplexed when I found out that Win7 wouldn't allow me to go below 100% (Appearance and Personalization > Display). Can anyone help me figure out a way to reduce the font size from 100% to 96%?

Edit:
Hmm, I checked the registry and it actually reads 96 dpi:
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts
Could this be what you are looking for? Click on VIEW and ZOOM. You can make it as big or microscopic as you desire.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #7
ECH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Hello,

I would love to know a way to reduce Win7's text and other items on my screen by choosing a percentage lower then it's default of 100% (IE: 96 dpi). I became perplexed when I found out that Win7 wouldn't allow me to go below 100% (Appearance and Personalization > Display). Can anyone help me figure out a way to reduce the font size from 100% to 96%?

Edit:
Hmm, I checked the registry and it actually reads 96 dpi:
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts
Could this be what you are looking for? Click on VIEW and ZOOM. You can make it as big or microscopic as you desire.
I tried that but it starts at 100%. Although I tried to edit it to 50% it doesn't do anything. Thanks anyway though. So far, changing the font has helped out a lot for me. Characters aren't as hard to read (blurry) as before. I didn't notice this until I actually changed the font.
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31 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Rumaging around, I found a setting that I hadn't noticed before. The Display settings in Appearance and Personalization has a link on the left called "Set custom test size (DPI). I haven't messed with it, but it looks like it would do what you want.

EDIT: Nevermind, I was wrong.
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31 Dec 2009   #9
ECH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Rumaging around, I found a setting that I hadn't noticed before. The Display settings in Appearance and Personalization has a link on the left called "Set custom test size (DPI). I haven't messed with it, but it looks like it would do what you want.
I did try that but when I hit enter to get it to change from 100% to 96% it only goes back to 100%.


Quote:
EDIT: Nevermind, I was wrong.
No problem...thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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31 Dec 2009   #10
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
Here is some useful information for using ClearType to change the text size on your display: Make text easier to read using ClearType.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks, I think this will solve the issue for me.

Let us know how it works!

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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