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Windows 7: how do you lock font size in emails

06 Aug 2010   #1
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
how do you lock font size in emails

using windows live for all my emails but can't lock in the font size to 14, keeps defaulting back to 12


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06 Aug 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

I'm not aware of any way to set a default font size for new messages, sorry :/

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06 Aug 2010   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
using windows live for all my emails but can't lock in the font size to 14, keeps defaulting back to 12
If your NOT talking about Hotmail but you are using WLM (the application running on your PC) there is a registry setting that controls the initial font size for sending messages:
HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows Live Mail
Scroll down to the ValueName "Font Size"
Edit the HEX value, e.g.: "10 hex" produces "font=14" and "18 hex" produces "font=24".

[EDIT: See Darician's post below for a better way using Options.]
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07 Aug 2010   #4
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

actually I was referring to hotmail. What I can gather THE FONT size cannot be fixed at 14 for all emails. That just doesn't sound correct. I can set a default size with my email provider but not in Hotmail ??
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07 Aug 2010   #5
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When using the Web Interface of Hotmail, you can't set a fixed size as default. However, when using a mail client such as Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail e-mail, then you can set it within the options to default to a certain font and size.
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08 Aug 2010   #6
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

thanks I'll give it a try... just off the subject a bit , it seems MS has created a jam up ( almost a monster) to provide a mail service in Win 7. Xp was just fine for mail ! Now we have Windows Live, Hotmail connected to Live and on it goes, what a shame . I'm still working on sending a web page to a friend without having to join yet another MS Windows service.

What I had to do was create a short cut on my home page and send the email from the short cut menu(right click) . I just refuse to have another MS mail/service running around. It seems to me that within another year MS will have Win 7 so full of ...... they will start all over again with a new OS and make a few more billions.

Apple ? maybe next time ! Thanks again WJ
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