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

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 
Changing font size... not the icon

This was excellent with the RC version of win 7, I mean, it installed it all on its own, it was like it read my mind and knew that I was getting old and I was going to be happy with the font size.

Well, it all changed with the RYN version, I manually had to use the 125% dpi option, which worked well with the icon sizes but not so much with the font size withing the content window.

The size is awesome on this site but not so much on others and/or the software I use... see example.

I have also gone to the "Change Window Colors and Metrics" and sorted some other stuff but, I can't for the life of me, change the "Window Text" inside the "Active Window"... again, see image attached.

My problem is that at my 46 yrs of age, my eyesight is not that bad, hence the problem I am having. I mean, I can see 20/20 for most everything but, fine print within 1 is when all hell breaks loose and my computer is within 1 & 2 so its a toss up

Anyways, what else I can do?



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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

If changing the Display resolution isn't working (Control Panel - Appearance and Personalization - Display - Screen Resolution "Make text and other items larger or smaller") isn't doing it, Windows IE 8 has a tab in the lower right corner to jack up the resolution in the browser. For sites that have small text on parts of them, you can jump the resolution from 125% to 150, or better.

Here's another suggestion from Dwarf, in an earlier thread:

"Try this. Click Tools and Internet Options. On the General tab, under Appearance, click Accessibility. In the Formatting section, click to check (place a tick) the option Ignore font sizes specified on webpages and then click OK twice."
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07 Mar 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just to give a little more detail on the first above excellent answer. If you use the customize option, you can increase the font size to your particular needs, rather than the preset 125% 130% and so on.
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07 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I think this has been covered; control panel, display has this.

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07 Mar 2010   #5

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

It isn't clear to me whether the issue is just with webpages or global with text in general. If the former is the case, then the best solution is to use a better browser, like Opera, which has the ability to individually select font size, type and weight of every text displayed by the browser, whether in it's GUI or webpages.
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07 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Geez fanbois!
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07 Mar 2010   #7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Geez fanbois!
Geez, closed mindedness!!
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07 Mar 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

(H)asta La Vista,

Would using Ctrl and the + key to increase font size and
using Ctrl and the - key to decrease font size

when you are using your viewing a webpage be of assistance?
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07 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Guys, as stated before, I have already used the 125% DPI option given on the Personalize your Icons and it worked well for the Icons but not so much for the text size.

I use Firefox as well as IE8 and even though they both offer options to increase text size, my main problem is with software like Outlook, etc,... the header font sizes are ok (as showned on my first image post) but the text size inside the Active windows text is very small (also as showned on my image).

This text size is what I am looking to increase and unless I use a lower resolution, I can't seem to fix this.
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07 Mar 2010   #10

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

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.
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