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Windows 7: Control Panel Pop Out Menu Font Size

09 Jul 2010   #1
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 
Control Panel Pop Out Menu Font Size

Going to Start Menu and then to Control Panel, I have it set so that
Control Panel displays as a pop out menu.

How can the font size be changed on this pop out menu? I have tried the
Advanced Appearance Settings and can make the other items on the Start
Menu/Browser Menus, etc... any size I wish but, not the Control Panel pop out.

It is way too small of a font size, tiny. Any ideas?

I already have the Display set to a customized 110% and don't really want to up it any higher because things start to look cartoonish any larger than that.


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09 Jul 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
Going to Start Menu and then to Control Panel, I have it set so that
Control Panel displays as a pop out menu.

How can the font size be changed on this pop out menu? I have tried the
Advanced Appearance Settings and can make the other items on the Start
Menu/Browser Menus, etc... any size I wish but, not the Control Panel pop out.

It is way too small of a font size, tiny. Any ideas?

I already have the Display set to a customized 110% and don't really want to up it any higher because things start to look cartoonish any larger than that.
Could it be Here:

Control Panel=>Personalization=>Windows Color=>Avanced Parameters Tab


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09 Jul 2010   #3
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion, NoN. That isn't it though, as far as I can tell. That is the area in which I changed the sizes of all fonts "except" the Control Panel pop out menu font.

There just doesn't seem to be a way to change that font size.
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09 Jul 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
Thanks for the suggestion, NoN. That isn't it though, as far as I can tell. That is the area in which I changed the sizes of all fonts "except" the Control Panel pop out menu font.

There just doesn't seem to be a way to change that font size.
Can you up a screenshot?
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09 Jul 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I do not think you can change it...looks all the same size you'd parameter for your own...
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09 Jul 2010   #6
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

The image file limitations on this website do not allow for a good representation of what I am talking about.

Therefore, I upped the sizes of my start menu fonts and desktop fonts to make them even larger than what I normally use to try and make a good contrast with the Control panel fonts.

Hope it shows up okay and you can see the difference in sizes.




If not, please take a look at the full sized screen shot listed here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/y339gj

The above link is really the best way to get an idea of what I am talking about. Open it in a real image viewer of some type instead of a browser in order to get the full effect.
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09 Jul 2010   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Allright, saw that larger one...digging...

Looks the alternate solution will be a registry hack to resize the roll-up menu fonts.
Tried what you did, and it is the same issue as you.

Strange that only the roll-up menu have smallest fonts and Start Menu is the same as you parameter for your need...
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09 Jul 2010   #8
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Allright, saw that larger one...digging...

Looks the alternate solution will be a registry hack to resize the roll-up menu fonts.
Tried what you did, and it is the same issue as you.

Strange that only the roll-up menu have smallest fonts and Start Menu is the same as you parameter for your need...
Yes, it is aggravating, NoN. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and attempt to provide a solution.
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09 Jul 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You're welcome, if its happen a workaround, i'll post it!
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10 Jul 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Allright, saw that larger one...digging...

Looks the alternate solution will be a registry hack to resize the roll-up menu fonts.
Tried what you did, and it is the same issue as you.

Strange that only the roll-up menu have smallest fonts and Start Menu is the same as you parameter for your need...
Yes, it is aggravating, NoN. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and attempt to provide a solution.
I tried a second time and all seems the same size for me (both menu & roll-up menu)...

-One screenshot with 96Dpi Fonts (100%) of the registry,
-Another One with 120Dpi Fonts (125%) of the registry. Please don't mess your registry unless you know what you are doing.

I saw i haven't the option 110% (100%-125%-150%-200% as default values). I do not know where you got that 110% value...might the cause that roll-up menu not sized as the others windows & fonts. Could you try default values?


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