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Windows 7: Changing font size... not the icon

08 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I think this is different than the other things you've tried, it makes everything larger including the text in Word docs, it even makes the docs themselves larger and the text in webpages, it even makes the logon text larger, control panel, display, set to 125 or 150.

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If I'm off base with this I'm sorry for wasting your time.




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08 Mar 2010   #12
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
It has been too long since I used Outlook to be sure, but I imagine that it is set by the global Windows settings in Personalize>Window Color>Advanced Appearance Settings.
I already went there but, as stated before in one of my posts, there is no option to increase the size on the "Active Window Text"... and if there is, I have not been able to find it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I think this is different than the other things you've tried, it makes everything larger including the text in Word docs, it even makes the docs themselves larger and the text in webpages, it even makes the logon text larger, control panel, display, set to 125 or 150.

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If I'm off base with this I'm sorry for wasting your time.
See, that's just it. ON my RC Win 7, I had it at 125% dpi and it worked a treat... NOT so much with the RTM version though.

As I explained before, that was the first thing I did, go from Normal (100% dpi) and increase to 125% dpi... anything over this setting and everything gets screwy (mouse won't hit the hyperlink correctly while browsing, etc, etc).

Your not wasting my time though and I appreciate all the help, really I do, its just frustrating and annoying at the same time to think that, One minute, with one Windows 7 (RC) I am as happy as a pig on, erm, well... you know and the next, with another version of Windows 7 (RTM), I'm annoyed and frustrated by the same Windows OS.

To the best of my knowledge, I have no more or no less installed on this RTM version of Windows 7 that I had not installed on my previous RC Win 7 version. As a matter of fact, I could swear and bet good money that I did not even touched or made any changes to the RC version, it suggested it to me and I thought... WOW, this thing is so intuitive is not even funny.

It is because of that suggestion of the RC version that I knew what to do when the RTM version did not suggested or do so. Oh well... I have survived this long with less I guess.
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08 Mar 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Too bad that wasn't the solution you were looking for.
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11 Jan 2015   #14
alh2

xp
 
 
did you ever find a solution to this?

Just wondering if you ever found a solution to this problem - how to increase the size of what is specifically defined as "window text" without changing everything else (e.g., the dpi setting). All I want to do is increase the size of "window text" about 10-20% so it is easier to read. There has to be a registry entry somewhere that allows this to be done.....

Thank you
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11 Jan 2015   #15
alh2

xp
 
 

...just found a solution...the font of "window text" is controlled by the font of the item "icon" in the desktop advanced appearances dialog box. Changing that font changes the "window text" font, but it also changes all the the text under icons on the desktop, etc. This may mean that the two font specifications cannot be dissociated, unless someone has come up with a registry hack that does that, and specifies the icon font in open windows differently from that of the desktop....
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