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Windows 7: Change Desktop Icon Text but NOT Start Menu Text

03 Sep 2011   #1

WIn7 Ultimate 64

I am trying to make my parents computer a little bit easier to use, so I made the desktop icons bigger and the text bigger using the following tutorial:
Changing the Font for Icon Text

but it makes the start menu text also quite large which looks silly. is there a way to make the desktop text big and not the start menu text?


A screenshot of what i mean

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03 Sep 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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Sorry but they are tied together I just tried to add a different font to the start menu and it did not work
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07 Sep 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I was messing around with this and did find a way to do it.
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you. It would be a custom theme then and You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work. I can post it in a zip folder here. Give me the size of font you want for the icons and give me a size of font you want for the start menu.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
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