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Windows 7: Tiny Fonts

02 Jan 2010   #1
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 
Tiny Fonts

Something changed in Windows 7 that is showing "tiny" fonts within various programs. It is not the programs themselves since it happens in unrelated programs. Also many of the programs fonts are just fine, only a select few are very, very small. Within Windows XP the fonts are just fine.

I'm suspecting that either some install deleted or changed a particular font. I tried System Restore, but no help.

If anyone else has experienced this phenomenon I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Would a "Repair" process as shown on this forum fix fonts?

Thanks. Jim


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02 Jan 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Jim, Welcome to SF,

I suspect it might be the DPI settings.
Try this Right Click on Desktop > Personalize > Click on Display (left side corner)
There try to change it to Medium 125 % or Larger 150 %

Hope this helps

Edit : Forgot to mention this requires a reboot to take effect
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02 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thank you Capt. for your comment, possibily another approach would be to restore the original default fonts, if so here are the instructions.

You can remove any changes that you've made to your display settings.
  1. Control Panel ..Fonts
  2. <LI class=step>In the left pane, click Font settings.
  3. Click Restore default font settings.
System restore would not work in this situation, as you have noticed. Good luck
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02 Jan 2010   #4
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 

I did try to restore the default fonts and here is what happened ....

I clicked on the Restore Default Fonts and the button went gray as one would expect. Then nothing. I went out to walk the dog and 5 minutes later the button was still gray and no indication anything was happening. Since I never used this button before, I really don't know what sort of response I'll get when completed, but I would say it isn't working.

Jim
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02 Jan 2010   #5
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 

I hope no one else runs into this "tiny font" problem, but I did correct it.

I used the instructions at Repair Install . It is kinda like a "reinstall" and it refreshed everything including my font problem. Didn't seem to affect anything else I had in place.

I appreciate the input from the other forum members

Jim
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02 Jan 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele View Post
I hope no one else runs into this "tiny font" problem, but I did correct it.

I used the instructions at Repair Install . It is kinda like a "reinstall" and it refreshed everything including my font problem. Didn't seem to affect anything else I had in place.

I appreciate the input from the other forum members

Jim
Hi Jim, Glad that you got working. Thank you for posting back
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